GHULAM NABI AZAD

  • J&K polls: Azad promises to develop Chenab Valley as 'Model region' November 4, 2014

    Kishtwar: Faced with the challenge of retaining five out of six seats in his home turf Chenab Valley, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has urged people to help him in fulfilling his dream of converting the area into a "Model Region" of the state. On the campaign trail in Chenab...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad terms Pakistan Army as a 'rogue army' October 17, 2014

    Kathua: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday lambasted Pakistani Army for deliberately targeting civilians and said it was "rogue army" as authorities of the neighbouring country have no control over it. "Pakistani Army is a rogue army because Pakistani authorities have no control over their Army which is an...
  • J&K: Need to set up 24X7 helplines for flood victims, says Ghulam Nabi Azad September 25, 2014

    Jammu: Asserting that the Congress leadership is fully with the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir during this unprecedented disaster, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday underlined the need to operationalise helplines for relieving the flood victims of psychological stress. "Congress is fully with...
  • Mars mission success a national accomplishment: Ghulam Nabi Azad September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday hailed ISRO's triumph in maiden Mars mission, calling it a national accomplishment that has raised India's status world-wide. Heartily congratulating scientists of ISRO, the Congress leader said that it is also a "befitting reply to the class...
  • Congress leaders Digvijaya, Azad praise Modi's response to J&K floods September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "prompt action" and "quick response" in dealing with the massive flood crisis in Jammu and Kashmir. "Commend the rescue by DMRF, Army, Police and Security Forces in J&K and also GOI and...
  • Sonia Gandhi urges Centre to declare J&K flood a 'national calamity' September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing grave concern over the grim situation of flood in Jammu and Kashmir which has claimed 108 lives so far, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday urged the Centre to declare the crisis a "national calamity". She has also appealed to the Centre and state government to make...
  • Declare J&K floods a national calamity, says Congress September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the flood situation turning grim in Jammu and Kashmir and the death toll mounting to 100, Congress on Saturday demanded that it be declared a national calamity. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on phone and demanded...
  • J&K: Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution, says Farooq Abdullah August 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday hit out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for claiming that the elder Abdullah was in the loop when parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged. "The NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused former chief minister and...
  • SC decision to restore bipartisan spirit of democracy: Ghulam Nabi Azad August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday termed as "landmark" the Supreme Court's decision to go into the issue of interpreting the provision of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, saying it will help restore the bipartisan spirit of Indian democracy. The SC's observations yesterday, he said, is...
  • Congress accuses Modi of rehashing UPA policies in his Independence Day speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mixed reactions from politicians poured in from across the country with NDA allies welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden speech delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday while the Opposition reacting to it in a cautiously caustic way. Certain senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi...
  • Watch: Politicians across party lines celebrate Eid together July 29, 2014

    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. ...
  • CongressNC 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 antiGandhi 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 10year 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...
  • CongressNational Conference heading for a split June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The CongressNational 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 NawaeSubah 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 UPAII, 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 threemember 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 16, 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...