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  • Amid reports of hobnobbing to BJP, Birender removed from Congress Working Committee 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip against its sulking Haryana MP Birender Singh who appears set to join BJP, Congress on Thursday removed him from the party's working committee and sought an explanation from the senior leader asking why he was hobnobbing with the saffron party. Singh, who has raised a...
  • Natwar Singh's book row: Sonia breaks her silence, Manmohan backs her 10 hours 17 minutes ago

    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...
  • Manmohan backs Sonia, refutes claims made by Natwar Singh in his book 12 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Congress President Sonia Gandhi's outburst over former union minister Natwar Singh's claims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, too, on Thursday refuted allegations that the UPA government sent files to 10 Janpath for approval. Backing Sonia, Dr Manmohan Singh said, "There are some conversations that take place which should not...
  • Sonia reacts to Natwar Singh, says she'll write her own book and then people will know everything 13 hours 58 minutes ago

    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 to...
  • Natwar using book on Sonia, Rahul to promote his BJP MLA son: Digvijaya Singh 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party has refuted claims made by former external affairs minister Natwar Singh about Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in his yet to be published autobiography. Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh accused the former Congress leader of promoting his son by making these revelations. Natwar Singh's son Jagat Singh...
  • Rajasthan govt to settle old cases under land ceiling act Yesterday

    Rajasthan government on Wednesday told the assembly that it would consider expediting settlment of old cases pending under the land ceiling act through a fast track court or any other medium. This was stated by Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore amidst trading of charges between him and a senior...
  • Congress condemns BJP leader Prabhat Jha's comment on tomato Yesterday

    Congress on Wednesday strongly condemned the reported comments of BJP leader Prabhat Jha that tomato was not a poor man's vegetable and said the remarks were reflection of the Centre's "total failure" to rein in the skyrocketing prices of the vegetable. In a joint statement, Delhi Pradesh Congress Chief Arvinder Singh...
  • Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt Yesterday

    New Delhi: Soon after former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in May 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has rubbished the remarks. "He is a senior leader, he has worked in the organisation....
  • Bugging row: BJP slams Congress for raising 'non-issue' Yesterday

    New Delhi Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday attacked Congress for raking up the matter of alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, terming it as a "non-issue". "Here is a case where Home Minister Rajnath Singh has categorically said that the bugging issue is baseless. I think there...
  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar Yesterday

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • Opposition slams Delhi budget in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: Opposition on Wednesday tore into the provisions in the budget for Delhi alleging that precious little has been done for the millions of people in the national capital in the exercise. Initiating a discussion in Lok Sabha on the 2014-15 budget for the national capital territory of Delhi, Congress...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda mismanaging Haryana Congress unit: Selja Kumari Yesterday

    Haryana: There seems to be no end to the problems surrounding Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. After being the target of several Congress leaders, another senior colleague Selja Kumari has hit out at the CM for mismanaging the Congress unit and affairs of the state. She said Hooda was not...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows Yesterday

    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 Development...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today Yesterday

    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...
  • Opposition set to corner Centre over Gadkari snoopgate issue in Parliament Yesterday

    New Delhi: The opposition parties are set to corner the government in Parliament on the Nitin Gadkari snooping controversy on Wednesday. The Congress will raise the issue in Parliament when it meets after two days leave in view of Eid celebration. The Congress has issued notice to Lok Sabha Speaker for...
  • Left parties form grand alliance in Bihar 2 days ago

    Describing JD(U), RJD and Congress tie-up as "opportunistic", the three major Left parties in Bihar on Tuesday formed a grand alliance to contest Assembly by-polls on 10 seats in the state. As per seat sharing agreement, CPI(ML) will contest on five seats, while CPI(M) and CPI will fight on three and...
  • Ensure safe return of Indians from Libya, Jaganmohan Reddy urges Centre 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday requested the Centre's intervention for ensuring the safe return of Indian nationals stranded in strife-hit Libya. In a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Jagan, the Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, quoted media reports that over 1,000...
  • Saharanpur riots: 66 arrested, Eid celebrated amidst partial curfew 2 days ago

    Saharanpur: Eid was celebrated amidst a partial curfew in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The curfew was relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3 pm to 7 pm. But there is...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 3 days ago

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  • Congress rejects Naveen's poverty reduction claim 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting Odisha Government's claim about reduction of poverty at faster rate, Opposition Congress on Monday asked the reasons behind rampant child sale and large scale migration from the state. "If you (Government) have been able to reduce the poverty by 24.6 per cent, then why hapless couples sold their children...
  • Chandurkar's jibe at Chavan: Leaders should encourage party workers 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Apparently miffed at Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for 'skipping' a meeting convened by the city unit of Congress, its president Janardan Chandurkar on Monday said that leaders must encourage the cadre as they are the backbone of the party and help it win elections. "Workers must be encouraged by...
  • Congress demands probe into bugging reports 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged bugging at the residence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house refused to die down with Congress on Monday demanding a probe and government virtually rejecting it. Gadkari, who holds the portfolio of Highways and Transport, himself calibrated his statement on Monday completely denying there...
  • Rahul Gandhi promises to look into problems of UPSC aspirants 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Monday assured a delegation of Civil Services aspirants that no injustice will be done to them and he will raise their concerns at all appropriate fora. The 21-member delegation of aspirants led by NSUI National President Rohit Chaudhary rpt Chaudhary and General Secretary Mohit Sharma and...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP 3 days ago

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • Wikipedia bans US Congress IP address from making 'disruptive' edits 3 days ago

    Washington: Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopaedia. A 10-day ban imposed Thursday blocked any editing from an IP address at the US Capitol, which is shared among a number of computers. "You have been blocked...
  • Saharanpur tense, 38 arrested after clashes; Congress leader named in FIR 3 days ago

    Saharanpur: The situation in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh continues to be tense which witnessed violent communal clashes on Saturday resulting in the death of three people and leaving 33 others injured. Thirty-eight people have been arrested so far following the clashes between two communities over a land dispute. Nine FIRs has...
  • Rahul clears internal election to pick next NSUI president 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking the democratisation exercise within the party's frontal organisations a step further, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided that the next president of National Students' Union Of India (NSUI) will be elected through internal election. Congress sources on Sunday said that NSUI office-bearers have been communicated the decision....
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar 4 days ago

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • Members to 18 committees elected unanimously in Parliament 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the ongoing BJP-Congress row over the Leader of Opposition issue, some signs of bonhomie returned to Parliament with members to as many as 18 committees and government bodies being elected unanimously for the first time in decades. Among the Committees to which unanimous elections have been held under...