Pallavi Ghosh

  • Rahul Gandhi reaches out to middle class, assures support against Modi government's Real Estate Bill 02-05-2015 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: After wooing farmers and youth, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is making an attempt to reach out to the middle-class by taking up the issue of New Real Estate Bill and branding it anti-consumers. Rahul met organisations representing home-buyers at the Congress headquarters on Saturday and assured them...
  • US panel religious freedom report slams Modi regime for religious intolerance, India fumes 30-04-2015 10:44 PM

    Washington: India on Thursday strongly reacted to a report by a US Congress-established panel claiming that minorities in the country have been subjected to "violent attacks" and "forced conversions" after the Narendra Modi government assumed power in 2014, saying it does not take cognizance of such reports. External Affairs Spokesperson...
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia accuses Modi government of abandoning the Indian farmer 29-04-2015 11:45 PM

    Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia defended Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's farmer diatribe, accusing the Narendra Modi government of abandoning the Indian farmer. ...
  • Only meant to say farmers are fighters not cowards, clarifies Haryana minister 29-04-2015 02:38 PM

    Chandigarh: Under fire for making an insensitive comment on farmers suicide, Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar was forced to clarify his remarks. Claiming that he was quoted out of context, he has said that he never meant what he said. "All that I meant was that people of Haryana are...
  • Ashutosh urges leaders not to play politics over the death of Gajendra Singh 24-04-2015 04:15 PM

    AAP leader Ashutosh on Friday urged BJP leaders not to play politics over the death of Gajendra Singh. Earlier in the day, Arvind Kejriwal apologized for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a 'mistake'. ...
  • Not politicising the issue, only expressing solidarity: Ajay Maken on farmer suicide 23-04-2015 02:48 PM

    Demanding an enquiry into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, Congress President Ajay Maken said that the party was not politicising the issue but was only showing their concern. "By visiting the hospital we have only expressed our solidarity to the farmers," said Maken. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi will be elevated after consensus in Congress: Sachin Pilot 21-04-2015 03:34 PM

    New Delhi: As Congress struggles to recover from the massive electoral debacle suffered in the last couple of years and erosion of its support base while trying to get a new leader to steer the party, young Congress leader Sachin Pilot remained tight-lipped on whether party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • Unlike India, radio continues to be immensely popular in US, Canada 17-04-2015 09:24 AM

    Even though radio is considered a dying medium in India, it continues to be immensely popular in US and Canada. There are over 15 Indian radio stations in Vancouver alone. ...
  • Hinduism a way of life, Sikhs related to me by blood, says Modi in Vancouver 17-04-2015 08:11 AM

    Vancouver: On the last day of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Vancouver early on Friday morning. On his arrival, he visited the Gurudwara Khalsa and the Laxminarayan Temple in Vancouver. He was accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. Thousands of Modi supporters thronged both the holy...
  • Indians in Canada approach Modi to build anti-smoking strategy 14-04-2015 03:36 PM

    Even as there is a raging debate in India over the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco packs, a group of Indians in Canada have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider an alternative anti-smoke strategy. A social entrepreneur said, "Public want tobacco rules. We are trying to provide something...
  • 'Make in India' forces me to accelerate my plans in India, says Canadian entrepreneur 14-04-2015 03:11 PM

    In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head to Canada where he is expected to make a pitch for his 'Make in India' project. One of the entrepreneurs said, "The biggest thing that I find about 'Make in India' is the skill gap. So...
  • Sonia alone can lead Congress, says Capt Amarinder Singh; asks Rahul to gain experience 11-04-2015 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Former Punjab chief minister and Member of the Parliament Captain Amarinder Singh has suggested that Sonia Gandhi must continue as the president of Congress. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he said "Rahul should continue as vice president. Sonia Gandhi should be Congress president as she alone can be keeping it...
  • IB denies de-classifying files suggesting Nehru spied on Subhash Chandra Bose's family: sources 10-04-2015 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Friday denied de-classifying files which indicated that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for two decades from 1948 to 1968, sources said. Nehru died on May 27, 1964 and spying continued for four years...
  • IB reports made public, reveal Jawaharlal Nehru spied on Subhash Chandra Bose's family for 20 years 10-04-2015 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Two recently de-classified Intelligence Bureau files reveal that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for two decades from 1948 to 1968. Nehru died on May 27, 1964 and spying continued for four years even after his death. Apart...
  • Sonia writes to Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, backs farmers hit by unseasonal rains 07-04-2015 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has come out in support of farmers who have been hit hard by unseasonal rains and hailstorms which has destroyed crops in thousands of acres. Sonia wrote a letter to Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan after reports of Food Corporation of India refusing...
  • NCP leader Praful Patel on tobacco warnings 06-04-2015 09:41 PM

    CNN-IBN talked to senior NCP leader Praful Patel about conflict of interest and the presence of tobacco company owners in the parliamentary panel. ...
  • Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's return, Digvijaya Singh says timing of his long leave was wrong 05-04-2015 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's return next week, his mentor and party's General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said the timing of Rahul's long leave was wrong. He also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should continue to be in active politics even after Rahul replaces her from...
  • Rahul missing, Sonia takes charge 02-04-2015 03:40 PM

    Over 15 years back it was destiny which forced Sonia Gandhi to dive into active politics and take charge of a party which was on the verge of blackout. Once again the threat of a split and disarray has forced Sonia to step in but it also comes at a...
  • Difficult for me to react on remarks of people with narrow mentality: Sonia on Giriraj Singh 02-04-2015 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Refusing to react on the racist barb against her by Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Giriraj Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has simply called him a person with "narrow mentality". "It's difficult for me to react on remarks of such people having such a narrow...
  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources 30-03-2015 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi,...
  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 26-03-2015 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President, she has always taken up important issues: Jairam Ramesh 21-03-2015 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President as she always takes up important issues. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Jairam said, "Sonia Gandhi is our President." There is some resistance within the Congress to Rahul Gandhi taking over as President....
  • Outraged by summons served to Manmohan in coal scam, Sonia leads Congress solidarity march 12-03-2015 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with senior party leaders marched from Congress headquarters to Manmohan Singh's house to express solidarity...
  • J&K: Decision to release Masarat Alam taken during Governor's rule, say PDP sources 10-03-2015 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even as there is no end to row over release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party sources said that the decision to release him was taken during the 49 days of Governor's rule. The Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry had asked the District Magistrate of...
  • Law and order a state subject, no need to inform PMO for everything: PDP on Masarat Alam's release 09-03-2015 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday hit back at Centre over the issue of release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam. Party sources said law and order is a state subject and there is no need to inform Prime Minister's Office for everything. While addressing the Lok Sabha on...
  • 10 days after going on sabbatical, Rahul reaches out to Mulayam ahead of crucial week of Parliament 07-03-2015 04:01 PM

    New Delhi: Ten days after going on a sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached out to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of the crucial week of Parliament. The Narendra Modi government is aiming at passing Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha and Insurance Bill...
  • BBC snubs India, airs the Nirbhaya documentary in UK, I&B Ministry says it has no jurisdiction over it 05-03-2015 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: After the British Broadcasting Corporation assured the Indian government that Nirbhaya documentary on 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case will not be aired in the country, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources on Thursday said the overseas airing of the documentary was beyond their jurisdiction and no diplomatic effort was made...
  • Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister did a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu 28-02-2015 07:58 PM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 28-02-2015 07:01 PM

    Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, the Congress and the BJP reacted on the budget. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that this budget is anti-poor, while BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this...
  • Union Budget 2015, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu 28-02-2015 03:41 PM

    "Arun Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy in the Union Budget 2015," said Suresh Prabhu. This Budget will ensure that we will have 8 per cent growth. ...