GANDHI

  • Female foeticide needs to be fought strongly: Maneka Gandhi January 20, 2015

    Panipat: Stressing that the society as a whole needs to change the mindset towards the girl child to end the problem of female foeticide, Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that the practice was more prevalent among the middle, upper-middle and rich sections of the society. Though there was...
  • Exclusive: Javier Moro talks about controversy over 'Red Sari' January 18, 2015

    It seems that trouble is mounting for the beleaguered Congress. Spanish writer Javier Moro's 'The Red Sari', controversial, unauthorized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is being released by Roli Books in India. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Javier Moro said, "'The Red Sari' is a dramatised biography." ...
  • Congress leaders calling 'The Red Sari' malicious without reading it: Javier Moro January 17, 2015

    After seven years of an unofficial ban, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's biography 'The Red Sari' has hit the stands on Friday. Author Javier Moro has hit out at the Congress for calling it malicious and said, "This kind of phrase is said by someone who has not read the book....
  • Controversial book on Sonia Gandhi 'The Red Saree' to be released in India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi It seems that trouble is mounting for the beleaguered Congress. Spanish writer Javier Moro's 'The Red Sari', controversial, unauthorized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is being released by Roli Books in India. The book's English version was not allowed to be released in India in 2010. This...
  • Congress to hit the ground in Delhi only after declaring all 70 candidates January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress is playing very safe this time in the Delhi Assembly election and will only sound the poll bugle after declaring the full list of 70 candidates. The last list of 21 candidates is expected to be out by Thursday night or by Friday, said Congress media in-charge...
  • Ordinance row: BJP hits back at Congress, asks were Nehru, Indira 'dictators'? January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on dug up details of ordinances issued by Congress regimes in the past to hit back at it for its attack on Narendra Modi government and wondered if the party will brand Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as "dictators". Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, however, added that...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • CWC discusses measures to strengthen Congress, no decision on elevating Rahul's post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday to discuss measures to strengthen the party. The party has decided that it will launch agitations against the Land Acquisition Ordinance. However, no decision was taken on elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • Vibrant Gujarat summit: Modi exhibited forward looking leadership, says Ban Ki Moon January 11, 2015

    Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhibited forward looking leadership. He also said, "All world leaders are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings." ...
  • Congress became 'weak' due to 'some wrongs' of UPA-II: Janardhan Dwivedi January 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Congress became "weak" in the country because of "certain wrongs" of the UPA-II leading to its present scenario, senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi said as he spoke of the need to launch a struggle to strengthen the organisation. "Some wrongs of the UPA-2 have led to the present scenario...
  • Sri Lanka government to prosecute LTTE leader wanted in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi January 11, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's new government will prosecute a top LTTE leader who is wanted in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The present government which took office only two days ago has claimed that the decision was taken even before they came to power. Kumaran Pathmanathan, who is better...
  • Gandhi statue at British Parliament will cement India ties: David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Justifying the decision to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the initiative would lead to Britain cementing its historical connection with India. Cameron said there were "lots of reasons for the Gandhi statue to be installed at the British Parliament" alongside...
  • Congess outlines blueprint for party revamp January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Struggling to recover from its worst electoral debacle, Congress leadership has outlined a blueprint to revamp the party and redraft its socio-economic policies amid reports that Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of party President. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written...
  • Hot Seat: Congress is voice of the people, says Digvijaya Singh January 10, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh talks about party's strategy for coming Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • 'The Prince of Gujarat' is a lazy weekend read January 10, 2015

    The Prince of Gujarat is a one of a kind book. It is a story of a prince who was a part of India's struggle for independence. It is a story of times when princes and kings did not want to let go of their kingdoms and Gopaldas Patel did...
  • US-based brewery seeks to end uproar over 'Gandhi-Bot beer' January 9, 2015

    Woodbridge: A brewery that drew condemnation in the US and India for its beer that carries the name and likeness of Mahatma Gandhi says it has received threats and is seeking a way to end the uproar. New England Brewery of Connecticut posted on its Facebook page on Thursday that the...
  • Stamps to commemorate 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to release on Friday January 8, 2015

    Chennai: To commemorate the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915, the Department of Posts would release two stamps on Friday. An album of these stamps would be presented to Gandhi's former personal assistant Kalyanam during the event at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, a PIB release...
  • Sonia Gandhi condemns terror attack on media office in Paris January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the terror attack on a newspaper office in Paris and said extremism and intolerance will never be able to curb freedom of expression. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has condemned the cowardly and dastardly terror attack on media in Paris. Shocked at...
  • Less number of flight diversions at IGIA this winter January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Flight diversions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has come down by over one-thirds this winter so far as against the same period a year ago despite longer low visibility periods owing to a better management of flight operations. The flight cancellations too declined by 53 per...
  • US based brewing company apologises to those offended by its 'Gandhi Beer' January 6, 2015

    Hartford: A Connecticut brewery apologised to Indians offended that the company is using Mahatma Gandhi's name and likeness on one of its beers. New England Brewing Co. sells an India pale ale it calls Gandhi-Bot. The label features a cartoon image depicting a robot version of the late Indian leader, who...
  • US based brewing company sells beer named after Mahatma Gandhi, Indo-Americans upset January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Upset Indo-Americans have urged Woodbridge (Connecticut, USA) based New England Brewing Company to immediately withdraw its "Gandhi" beer, calling it highly inappropriate. Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), said that peace icon Mahatma Gandhi abhorred drinking. Selling beer named after him was highly damaging to...
  • Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra's firms in Rajasthan cancelled January 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The mutation of land purchased in Rajasthan by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited has been cancelled by the state government on Sunday. Vadra's Skylight Hospitality's transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time. The areas include Gajner, Goileri and Kolayat Tehsil. District...
  • Congress likely to come up with revival blueprint by March January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A blueprint for revival of Congress is expected to be ready by March with Sonia Gandhi asking state unit chiefs to seek views of grass-roots workers on how to turn around the party's fortunes. After Rahul Gandhi's directive to party general secretaries to get feedback from district and...
  • Robert Vadra's Skylight hospitality issued tax notice, to explain his controversial land deals: Sources January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra's owned Skylight hospitality firm has been issued a tax notice on Thursday. The Income-Tax department has asked Vadra to explain all his controversial land deals and financial transactions. This is not the first time Vadra has been accused. Prior to...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress will be celebrating its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. The celebrations will be held at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the national capital. Top party leadership including Congress President Sonia Gandhi will preside over the function. The...
  • Digvijay Singh wants Rahul to take 'full-time' charge of Congress December 27, 2014

    Bhopal: With Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume "full-time" leadership of the AICC. "All Congressmen today want Rahul Gandhi to take over full-time leadership of All India Congress Committee," the party general secretary said here, unfazed...
  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Godse: Will fringe elements create trouble for Modi Government? December 26, 2014

    Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal elements of...
  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Gandhi's killers, PM yet to respond December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal...