Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • Watch: Politicians across party lines celebrate Eid together 16 minutes ago

    Cutting across the party lines, polticians celebrate Eid together. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad and the BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain offered prayers together in the spirit of Eid. They called for peace across the nation appealing to all communities to live together in harmony. ...
  • Congress-NC end alliance in J&K, to contest Assembly polls alone July 20, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) alliance is headed for a split in Jammu and Kashmir with the Congress clarifying its stand that it will fight alone in all 87 seats in the state assembly polls. "It is better not to depend on other party like we did...
  • Azad seeks action against Arundhati Roy for anti-Gandhi comment July 19, 2014

    Jammu: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday demanded action against writer and activist Arundhati Roy for her reported comments in which she had criticised Mahatma Gandhi for his "casteist tendencies". "If someone (Arundhati) says that Gandhiji was casteist... That should not be tolerated and that cannot be tolerated. Action should...
  • Don't doubt our intention on shredded files: Rajnath Singh July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The members should not doubt the government's intention in destroying files in the home ministry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday after questions were raised about the files shredded by his ministry. "Don't doubt the intention of government in destroying files. We will not do anything that will...
  • Government promises action in rape of minor girl on panchayat diktat July 11, 2014

    The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha on Friday with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action. "Necessary action will be initiated in the serious...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death case: Dr Sudhir Gupta hits out at Gulam Nabi Azad July 6, 2014

    In the latest controversy over Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report. The Head of the Forensic Department of AIIMS Dr Sudhir Gupta who had made allegations of having been pressurised into giving a tailor made report has hit back at Former Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. "I am not saddened. He may...
  • Did not tamper Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem report: Ghulam Nabi Azad July 5, 2014

    News Delhi: Former Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has refuted charges of his alleged involvement in the tampering of postmortem report of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. The Congress leader instead questioned the credibility of Dr Sudhir Gupta, head of AIIMS Forensic Department who alleged that he was...
  • Planning Commission should not be scrapped: Azad June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Congress on Tuesday said the Planning Commission of India should not be scrapped as the plan body has its own advantages. "I don't think anybody can think of scrapping the planning commission. It has its own advantages," Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters. He was replying...
  • Congress-National Conference heading for a split June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress-National Conference alliance in Jammu and Kashmir is in troubled waters with the Congress preferring to fight solo in the forthcoming state elections. Battered in the last Lok Sabha polls, the Congress top leadership in the state has been holding crucial meetings with its senior functionaries, state ministers,...
  • BJP using Article 370 to garner votes for J&K polls: Congress June 23, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP is raking up the issue of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to garner votes in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, Congress said on Monday. "Article 370 is an issue used for garnering votes. They (BJP) used...
  • Congress dubs as 'political vendetta' move to remove Governors June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday slammed government's move to remove Governors appointed during the UPA tenure as "political vendetta" and said the "dictatorial" step will have "serious repercussions". It asked the central government to ensure constitutional appropriateness. "Governors being constitutional authorities should not be subjected to a public debate....
  • NC top brass to meet to discuss strategy for J&K Assembly polls June 16, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference's Central Working Committee (CWC) is meeting on Wednesday to discuss strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference, has called the CWC meeting on June 18 at the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subah Complex,...
  • Our focus is on implementation, good governance: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 9, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government believes in 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'. He said, "Our focus is more on implementation and good governance. We believe our idea is refreshing and based on the people's growth." ...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad appointed as Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday appeared all set to become Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha after his appointment as Leader of Congress in the Upper House. Anand Sharma, another minister in UPA-II, was made Deputy Leader of the party, Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi...
  • Congress leadership meets to discuss Assam political crisis June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the political crisis in Assam, a three-member committee of senior Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad, CP Joshi and Motilal Vohra met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to take stock of the situation in the state. The three leaders who recently visited the state submitted its report to...
  • Whitewash for Congress and its ally NC in J&K May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and its ally National Conference is heading towards its worst ever performance in Jammu and Kashmir. The National Conference which has won three seats in the last general elections has been unable to retain even a single seat. In a major setback to the NC, the party...
  • BJP, PDP wins 3 seats each in J&K May 17, 2014

    Updates: 6:50 pm: In Ladakh, BJP's Thupstan Chhewang defeated Independent candidate Ghulam Raza by just 36 votes. 5:50 pm: PDP's Mehbooba Mufti defeated NC's Mirza Mehboob Beg in the Anantnag seat by 65,417 votes. 4:50 pm: In the Jammu seat, BJP's Jugal Kishore defeated Congress's Madan Lal Sharma by 2,57,280 votes. 3:50 pm:...
  • Counting for 6 LS seats in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday May 15, 2014

    Jammu: The fate of 77 candidates, including Union Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, from six Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir will be known after the counting of votes on Friday. "Tight security arrangements have been made in and around the counting centres in five districts in Jammu...
  • Such a roadshow may be new for Modi, but not for Congress: Azad May 10, 2014

    Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad takes a jibe at BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal saying, "Such a roadshow may be new for Modi or Kejriwal but it's nothing new for the Congress party. Those who are saying that it is tit for tat politics...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Udhampur constituency in J&K records over 69 pc polling April 17, 2014

    Jammu: Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is contesting today recorded over 69 per cent polling. Azad is in a direct contest with BJP's Jitender Singh. "As much as 69.08 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. It is likely to increase," Jammu and...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday April 17, 2014

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • Priyanka a part of the Gandhi family that embodies secularism: Azad April 16, 2014

    Reacting on the ongoing controversy of the spat between Priyanka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "She is part and parcel of Gandhi family and she has the blood of Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi and naturally entire family is embodiment of secularism and socialism...
  • LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad not allowed to vote, asked to prove identity April 10, 2014

    Union Health Minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Thursday told to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency. Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area, but was refused permission by the...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 53 pc polling in Jammu; 4 injured in sporadic clashes April 10, 2014

    Jammu: Over 53 per cent of the 17.63 lakh voters turned out to vote till 3 pm at the booths of Jammu Lok Sabha constituency, which witnessed boycott of voting in 4 polling stations and also sporadic clashes in which at least four political party workers were injured. "Over 53.2...
  • Lok Sabha polls: A fight between the old and the new guard in J&K April 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Out of a long winter, the political temperature in rising in the Kashmir Valley with Lok Sabha elections just round the corner. The Congress, BJP, the ruling National Conference and the Opposition PDP have fielded their best candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in J&K. And competing with this...
  • Modi hell bent on building 'Hindu Rashtra': JKPCC President April 5, 2014

    Alleging that BJP leader Narendra Modi was hell bent on building a "Hindu Rashtra", Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday said the secular India would defeat him in his design. "There is no doubt that Modi is hell bent on building a Hindu Rashtra. The secular India would defeat...
  • LS polls: Azad files nomination for Udhampur-Doda March 25, 2014

    Jammu: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday filed nomination papers for Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency, his maiden attempt to enter Lok Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir. Arriving at election office at Kathua in a procession, 65-year-old Azad was flanked by state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Pradesh Congress Chief Saif-ud-din...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad likely to contest from Udhampur: Congress March 19, 2014

    Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to contest from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, Jammu-Kashmir Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, said in Srinagar on Wednesday. "As per my understanding, Azad will contest from Udhampur-Kathua Lok Sabha seat. It is expected that announcement would be made at any time today", Soz told reporters in...
  • BJP has become party of one individual: Ghulam Nabi Azad March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Claiming it had become the party of one individual, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday hit out at BJP even as he charged that its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, stood for the prosperity of only a few. "BJP has become the party of an individual. It is...
  • Free pharmacy store, convergence block inaugurated at AIIMS March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Out-patients at AIIMS will be able to get free generic drugs from Monday, thanks to a pharmacy store that opened on its campus on Sunday. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a 'Free Generic Pharmacy Store' and a multi-storied Convergence Block that will house departments from the academics...