Gandhi

  • Centre to launch rape crisis centres across India: Maneka Gandhi 12-07-2014 10:00 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said that the Centre was ready to launch Rape Crisis Centres across the country that would offer a range of support services for women victims of molestation. "To begin with, there will be one Rape Crisis Centre per...
  • Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against RSS 11-07-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday summoned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. While addressing a Lok Sabha election rally, Rahul had linked the RSS with Mahatma Gandhi's killing. The court's directive came on a case filed by...
  • 11,100 files destroyed, Mahatma Gandhi assassination records safe: MHA 11-07-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: 11,000 files were destroyed as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders to weed out files and papers but none of these related to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Singh said that this in a suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha two...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM 11-07-2014 08:35 AM

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will...
  • NDA Budget has copied UPA policies, nothing new: Sonia Gandhi 10-07-2014 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: The NDA government's maiden budget failed to impress Congress president Sonia Gandhi who called the Finance Budget of the new government as a copy of UPA's policies. "The Budget had nothing new. It has merely copied our policies and schemes," Sonia Gandhi told reporters. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi...
  • Good days are here, which is why Rahul Gandhi was caught sleeping in Parliament: Naidu 10-07-2014 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: It could not get any worse for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After leading the Congress party to a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, and becoming the butt of political leaders' jokes, the Gandhi scion was on Wednesday caught sleeping in the Lok Sabha. Bharatiya Janata...
  • Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi's government in 'witch hunt' as Congress probed on taxes 10-07-2014 08:34 AM

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi, president of ousted Congress party, on Wednesday accused the new Narendra Modi-led government of a "political witch hunt" after tax authorities began probing her party as she and her son face allegations over misusing funds. The Gandhis are the torchbearers of a dynasty that has led...
  • BJP slams Congress for questioning Amit Shah's appointment 09-07-2014 11:37 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress for questioning the appointment of Amit Shah as its chief, saying it reflects "frustration" of the opposition party which is "still reeling under" the defeat of the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP said the Congress should "look inwards" and conduct an...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi 09-07-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good"....
  • Rahul Gandhi caught napping in Parliament during debate on price rise 09-07-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has found himself embroiled in yet another controversy as the Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that Rahul was caught napping in Parliament on Wednesday. The BJP has said that Rahul was oblivious to the debate on price rise in the House. BJP leader...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 09-07-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case asking them whether the Central government's consent is required to release the prisoners. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convict till July 22. The court has also restrained...
  • National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi calls I-T notice 'political vindictiveness' 09-07-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called the Income Tax notice to her in the National Herald case 'political vindictiveness'. She said that the 'witch-hunt' will help the Congress come back to power. "We have been issued notices by the Income Tax department, it's political vindictiveness. Such political...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources 08-07-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha 08-07-2014 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting...
  • Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul 08-07-2014 07:16 PM

    Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong. Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but...
  • Mahatma Gandhi statue to stand in front of the British Parliament 08-07-2014 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, who was at the forefront of efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured outside Britain's parliament, British finance minister George Osborne said Tuesday. Osborne, on a trip to New Delhi to meet the new government of Narendra Modi,...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker 07-07-2014 11:02 PM

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or...
  • Congress continues its demand for LoP post in Lok Sabha, BJP mocks it 07-07-2014 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to demand the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha with party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday saying that her party rightfully deserved the post as it was the single largest opposition party in the House. The government, however, said that the odds are...
  • Rahul Gandhi joins protests against price rise in Lok Sabha 07-07-2014 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, often accused of not taking interest in Parliamentary proceedings, on Monday actively took part in the party's protests in Lok Sabha against price rise. Rahul, who always sits in the back benches, stood on the aisle joining other Congress and Opposition members who...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: S Nalini moves SC 07-07-2014 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has approached the Supreme Court seeking to declare as "null and void" a provision in law mandating Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven life term convicts in the case. In...
  • Congress should get Leader of Opposition post, looking for legal options: Sonia 07-07-2014 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has claimed that it is the largest party in the opposition so it should get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. "We are the largest party and we have accepted we have lost. But since we are the largest...
  • U'khand by-poll: Rawat says Modi factor won't work this time 06-07-2014 06:23 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who is fighting in the upcoming state Assembly by-election, believes that Narendra Modi factor will not work this time around and people will vote for his government to bring in stability in the hill state. In an interview to PTI, Rawat blamed anti-incumbency and failure...
  • Hawala racket busted in Patna, three arrested 05-07-2014 12:02 AM

    The Patna police busted a hawala racket on Friday after arresting three people, police said. A police team arrested three people near Gandhi Maidan here and recovered Rs.16 lakh in cash and 36 ATM cards from their possession, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. "We have been interrogating...
  • National Herald case: I-T notice to Congress over tax exemption 01-07-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Tuesday sent a notice to the Indian National Congress for claiming tax exemption, say sources. The I-T notice comes in the backdrop of court summons to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case. While the Congress...
  • Not everyone chases power like the PM: Digvijaya Singh 30-06-2014 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, whose statements on Rahul Gandhi recently shocked many party workers, said on Monday that he would not retract from his comments on the junior Gandhi. "Rahul should have taken up the responsibility of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, I stand by that...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress 30-06-2014 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The...
  • Congress firefights simmering dissent after Lok Sabha poll debacle 29-06-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: As Congress grapples to find a reason for its stunning defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, questions are already been asked about the reasons for the mauling. Senior Congress leader AK Antony, the man considered to be closest to party President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh 28-06-2014 05:10 PM

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule 28-06-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: After facing flak from some of his party workers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now being criticised by one of the senior most leaders of the Congress. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in an interview to a news channel has said that the Gandhi scion does not...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls 28-06-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...