Pallavi Ghosh

  • Hooda confident of a third term, says Robert Vadra's land deals won't be an issue in elections 21-09-2014 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Confident of coming to power for the third time, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has refuted allegations of providing any favours to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in his land deals. Hooda said that this "Vadra issue" cannot stop his government from storming to power...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn 20-09-2014 03:31 PM

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Assembly bypoll results a defeat of PM Modi, his agenda: Congress 16-09-2014 03:19 PM

    The Congress seemed to be on the road of revival after its performance in the Assembly bypolls. Party spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said, "This election has to be seen as much as a defeat of Narendra Modi and his agenda and what his government has done in three months as a...
  • Don't want to be Congress's face in Delhi anymore: Sheila Dikshit 14-09-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, who served a short term as the Governor of Kerala post Congress's debacle in the Delhi Assembly elections, does not plan to become the party's face in case fresh elections were held in the national capital which is currently under President's Rule. "No, I don't have...
  • Don't agree with cut-off age concept, it's one's own ability: Sheila Dikshit 14-09-2014 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: As rift within the Congress has been widening and it has almost become a fight between old guard and young generation, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit did not agree with the cut-off age concept. She said it was one's own capability and ability and there could not...
  • Never said BJP should form government in Delhi, clarifies Sheila Dikshit 13-09-2014 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday defended herself saying that she never backed the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government in the national capital. "I never said BJP should form Delhi government. All I said was that if they have numbers they should form the government,"...
  • Assembly poll dates for Maharashtra, Haryana likely to be announced today 12-09-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to announce the dates for Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana on Friday. Assembly elections in four states - Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir - are scheduled to be held in 2014. According to EC sources, the elections would be held in...
  • Tharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourism 02-09-2014 09:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Kerala government continues to face criticism over its decision to ban alchohol in the state. Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor has said that the decision will hit revenue and tourism in the state. Tharoor said, "It is a widely popular decision, but there are issues with...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh by-polls 29-08-2014 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming by-polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore,...
  • Hindu-Hindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah 29-08-2014 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • 100 days of the Narendra Modi government: Quick decision making, e-governance in focus 26-08-2014 08:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday completed its 100 days in power. It is a government, which wants to make up for what it calls lost time. Coming in the backdrop of the policy paralysis tag which became UPA's nemesis, Prime Minister Modi is a man known for...
  • Will return to active politics soon, says K Sankaranarayanan 24-08-2014 11:20 PM

    Hours after he was transferred to Mizoram, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. While making his decision public, Sankaranaryanan said he will soon return to active politics. The Congress is likely to use this issue to their advantage when Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram 24-08-2014 05:50 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not...
  • More power to PM, will take final call on allocation of cadre for IAS, IPS officers, RTI replies 20-08-2014 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Making his message 'more governance and less government' loud and clear once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now take major bureaucracy decision. He will decide on allocation of cadre for IAS and IPS officers, said government sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the Prime Minister will have...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh admitted to AIIMS 13-08-2014 11:30 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi late on Wednesday following lower back problem. Singh has been admitted in the hospital. He had attended Parliament earlier in the day. Lok Sabha was adjourned in the afternoon following...
  • Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue 13-08-2014 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing...
  • Amar Singh backs Rahul Gandhi's stand on communal violence in UP 10-08-2014 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the Bharatiya Janata Party on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi scion has found support from Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh. "I think his...
  • Don't need 'broker' Jaya Bachchan to patch up relations with Mulayam Singh: Amar Singh 10-08-2014 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: Lashing out at Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh has said that he does not need a broker to patch up his relations with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Speaking to Network18, Amar Singh said that he has always...
  • Priyanka dismisses reports of her taking up important Congress post 08-08-2014 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: Days after reports suggested that Priyanka Gandhi may assume a larger role within the Congress ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in several states, she herself has denied the reports calling them baseless. Priyanka clarified that she is not assuming posts within the Congress or joining active politics....
  • Divide in Modi Cabinet, Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen NCW hits Law Ministry roadblock 08-08-2014 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Two important central ministries are at loggerheads. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen the National Commission for Women has met with a roadblock from the Law Ministry, said sources on Friday. Maneka had sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to strengthen the...
  • Rahul's new avatar in Lok Sabha a well thought strategy by Congress 06-08-2014 09:34 PM

    Facing an unprecedented criticism, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi displayed some rare aggression and stormed into the well of the Lower House on the issue of communal violence. But Rahul's new avatar inside Lok Sabha, where he has usually remained silent, is a part of a well thought out strategy....
  • Sonia Gandhi brushes aside Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion in Congress 06-08-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion within her party. Sonia said, "Let them say what they want to." The remarks came after Jaitley said that the Congress was facing an internal coup. "The Congress is facing a coup within...
  • Leading protests in the Lok Sabha a part of Rahul Gandhi's strategy to revive the Congress 06-08-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: After its worst-ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections which saw just 44 of its candidates winning, a desperate Congress is trying out a new strategy to remain relevant in national politics. Both Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have got into the damage control...
  • My father won't do what Natwar Singh did: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter 03-08-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha said that her father will not do what former union minister Natwar Singh did and reveal what transpired during his tenure in the Congress and the government. She said, "My father has a diary for over 40 years. It has lots of sensitive...
  • Natwar Singh's book row: Sonia breaks her silence, Manmohan backs her 31-07-2014 07:24 PM

    Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's tell-all book has caught the ire of his former party's leadership. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday broke away from her usual stoic silence to say she will write a book to reveal the truth. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also slammed Natwar Singh...
  • Sonia reacts to Natwar Singh, says she'll write her own book and then people will know everything 31-07-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is normally a reticent person, hit out at former union minister Natwar Singh for claims made in his upcoming autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography'. Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that she would write a book which would put an end...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows 30-07-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today 30-07-2014 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources 28-07-2014 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms...
  • Rape crisis centres soon; Finance Ministry approves Maneka's proposal 28-07-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has given its nod to the setting up of rape crisis centres in all the districts, as proposed by the Ministry of Women & Children Development. Formal approval of the Union Cabinet is likely to be taken up on Monday. Women * Children Development Minister...