GENERAL SECRETARY

  • Sitaram Yechury submits report on decline of CPM in India, implicitly blames Prakash Karat October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitaram Yechury on Sunday submitted a report on the reason for the decline of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in India, that goes against the present General Secretary Prakash Karat's report. According to sources, Yechury has not named Karat but has said that the implementation of the tactical...
  • Deepak Singh, General Secretary of UP Congress on Vijay Pandit June 8, 2014

    Deepak Singh, General Secretary of UP Congress on BJP Leader shot dead in Greater Noida. Deepak said,"CM has given order to normalise the atmosphere or stern action will be taken against anyone who does not obey the rules." ...
  • Sports bodies should be governed by sportspersons only: Digvijay Singh January 4, 2014

    Observing that sports bodies are "in the doldrums" as they are being controlled by businessmen and politicians, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said only those sportspersons who have represented their respective states should be allowed to become the members. "I have been holding this view since 1980s when a...
  • Shouldn't NaMo be using Nano? 20 life lessons from Congress leader Digvijaya Singh January 2, 2014

    Digvijaya Singh, the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee, is no stranger to controversies. He Twitter feed is a painstakingly put together, running critique of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. True to form, on Thursday he advised Modi to take lessons in austerity and humility from Delhi chief...
  • India welcomes Syria's decision to join Chemical Weapons Convention September 13, 2013

    India, on Friday, welcomed Syria's decision of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention, a move that may make international strikes against the Middle Eastern nation appear less imminent. "India welcomes Syria's accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention," Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry tweeted on the 'Twitter'. Meanwhile, a statement issued by...
  • Hurriyat welcomes UN statement on ending hostility along LoC August 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of Hurriyat Conference, on Tuesday welcomed the recent statement of the UN General Secretary asking India and Pakistan to end hostility on the Line of Control (LoC) and called for efforts to encourage normalisation of relations between the two countries and resolution of the Kashmirissue. Both...
  • CPI condemns Pakistan Army attacks, but wants talks to continue August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI on Saturday condemned the "provocative" Pakistan Army attacks on Indian posts on the Line of Control but asked the government to continue talks with Islamabad saying the attacks were aimed at stalling them. "The discussions should continue inspite of these provocative attacks which are aimed at stalling the...
  • Congress' Telangana disputes to be addressed after creation: Digvijaya August 9, 2013

    Panaji: All disputes within the Congress related to Telangana would be taken up after its separation from Andhra Pradesh, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Friday. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a party function in Panaji. "We shall start discussions with people who have genuine issues...
  • Joshi, Maken in Rahul's highpower coordination committee July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday brought in senior leaders C P Joshi and Ajay Maken into the party's highpower coordination committee headed by Rahul Gandhi for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. With their addition, the number of members of the committee, set up in November 2012, has gone up to eight....
  • TN BJP General Secretary murder: Party calls for statewide bandh July 22, 2013

    Chennai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday called for a statewide bandh in Tamil Nadu after the party state unit General Secretary V Ramesh was murdered on Friday night. The BJP leader was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem, police said. The 52yearold Ramesh alias...
  • TN: BJP state General Secretary hacked to death by unidentified assailants July 20, 2013

    BJP Tamil Nadu unit General Secretary V Ramesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem on Friday night, police said. The 52yearold Ramesh alias Auditor Ramesh was attacked with sharpedged weapons and he died on the spot, they said. ...
  • TN: BJP state general secretary V Ramesh murdered in Salem July 19, 2013

    Salem: BJP Tamil Nadu unit General Secretary V Ramesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near his house in Salem on Friday night, police said. The 52yearold Ramesh alias Auditor Ramesh was attacked with sharpedged weapons and he died on the spot, they said. The...
  • Modi's campaign committee likely to be unveiled on July 4 July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha elections is likely to be unveiled on July 4 after a BJP Parliamentary Board meet. Modi, who was chosen to head the Bharatiya Janata Party's poll committee earlier in June, is likely to include Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Sudhanshu Trivedi...
  • CPM rubbishes talks of Third Front, says it doesn't make sense June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat rubbished the talks of a 'federal front' and said, "... let those parties which are willing to come together on a common programme platform do so without that just talking about a front does not make much sense". The Left parties are scheduled...
  • Tripura: Cong leader quits citing mistreatment December 10, 2012

    Agartala: Ahead of the assembly polls in Tripura, the main opposition Congress received a jolt with the state party general secretary Pradyot Kishore Debbarman resigning from his post on Monday, citing mistreatment. "My parents had been lifelong Congress loyalists. I too shall remain a Congressman but I can not remain an...
  • India set to host U17 football WC in 2017 September 6, 2012

    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is in India with a view to improving football in the country. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets Greater Noida villagers May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida where four people, including two policemen, were killed in protests last week. The village has been the epicentre of protests by farmers demanding higher compensation from the Mayawati government for land acquired for the...
  • Explain Rahul security breach: Centre to UP January 14, 2011

    Allahabad: The Centre has asked the UP government to explain the security breach of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. The security breach happened on Monday evening, when Rahul was on his way to Anand Bhavan, the ancestral house of the NehruGandhis, after an interaction at engineering institute MNNIT. A group of SP...
  • I am just your 'servant': Rahul Gandhi November 3, 2010

    Jehanabad: Striking an instant rapport with the masses, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he considered himself as a "servant" who was aware of his responsibilities to the people. "My family background and the past five years of my political experience have taught me that I am just...
  • SC to hear Jaya's plea on Mar 19 in DA case March 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear on March 19 AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa's plea seeking quashing of proceedings against her in a 14yearold disproportionate assets case. The former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has challenged the March 10 order of the Karnataka High Court which held that...
  • I've been punished for opposing criminals: Amar February 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Reacting against his expulsion from the Samajwadi Party (SP) along with fellow worker Jaya Prada, former general secretary of SP, Amar Singh said that he would continue to respect Mulayam Singh Yadav. Singh said, "I continue to respect Mulayam Singh Yadav even though his relatives call me a...
  • SP's Amar Singh resigns from all party posts January 7, 2010

    Amar Singh, the face of the Samjwadi Party (SP) has resigned from all party posts ostensibly for medical reasons. In the face of repeated electoral reverses, many in the SP though have been questioning his relevance. ...
  • Amar Singh quits as Samajwadi Party Gen Secy January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh on Wednesday resigned as General Secretary of the party on health grounds and said he wanted to devote more time to his family. He also said he had no differences with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and would never speak "a word"...
  • Race begins to be Indian football general secretary July 25, 2009

    The Indian football team may be in Barcelona training for a tough season ahead, but there is plenty going on at home. The search is on for a new general secretarythe most sought after job in Indian football. ...
  • Undercurrent in favour of Cong;Digvijay May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Confident that the Congress would emerge the single largest party after the elections, general secretary Digvijay Singh said, on Wednesday, that there was no question of talking about fresh allies till May 16. The Congress leader said, his party considered only the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena...
  • Manmohan's candidature as PM nonnegotiable: Cong May 3, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his willingness to handover the reigns of power to Rahul Gandhi, the Congress general secretary has backed Manmohan Singh saying there can be no compromise. As verdict day approaches the Congress is making it clear as Prime Minister, Manmohan...
  • Sanjay Dutt made Samajwadi Party General Secretary April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor and politician Sanjay Dutt has been appointed the General Secretary of Samajwadi Party. The announcement of Sanjay Dutt being made party General Secretary was announced by senior Samajwadi Party leader Prof Ram Gopal. "Sanjay Dutt will now campaign actively for Samajwadi Party," said Yadav after making the announcement. Dutt...
  • Congress high command accepts Alva's resignation November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Congress party's high command has accepted Margaret Alva' s resignation from the post of AICC General Secretary. Alva was asked to meet the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the party to explain her utterances made before the media on November 6, 2008, when she had said...
  • Margaret Alva quits as Congress General Secretary November 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Margaret Alva has submitted her resignation from the party post to party President Sonia Gandhi. It seems Alva bowed to pressure following her recent remarks that party tickets were sold during the Karnataka Assembly elections, which invited criticism from within the party. Though the party high command...
  • I will soon get married, says India's most eligible bachelor September 23, 2008

    Bathinda/Ferozepur: On his "Discover India" journey across Punjab, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, one of the most eligible bachelors in the country, said that he would soon get married. When asked about his plans for marriage, the 38yearold scion of NehruGandhi family said that it was not on his priority due...