PCC

  • PCC chief Sachin Pilot to address rally in Bharatpur today 20-04-2014 07:46 AM

    PCC chief Sachin Pilot will address a rally in Bharatpur on Sunday that will go to polls on April 24. First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan on April 17 ended with an average of 63.25% of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes, the Election Commission...
  • BJP copied Congress' election manifesto, alleges Rahul Gandhi 10-04-2014 05:02 PM

    Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused BJP of copying Congress' election manifesto and asked the opposition party to elaborate on its promises to curb corruption. "Congress started work on poll manifesto six months back and we went to poor, farmers and labourers before drafting our manifesto to know about their problems...
  • Former Rajasthan minister Ram Gopal Bairwa returns to Congress 16-03-2014 03:49 PM

    Former Rajasthan Minister Ram Gopal Bairwa, who was expelled from Congress party for contesting assembly elections on NPP ticket last year, has returned to the party's fold. Bairwa had requested Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot to rejoin the party which was accepted, PCC Spokesperson Archana Sharma said on Sunday....
  • LS polls: Centre tells forces to remain alert in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand 03-03-2014 06:13 PM

    The Centre has directed security forces deployed in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to tighten vigil in the three states in view of intelligence reports which suggested that Naxals would try to carry out subversive attacks in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls. Worried over the plans of Maoists...
  • Raman Singh has played with the esteem of Chhattisgarh: Karuna Shukla 02-03-2014 01:26 PM

    BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla, who has joined Congress, Saturday attacked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh, saying that he had "played with the pride and esteem of the state." Shukla said this after formally accepting the membership of Congress in the presence of PCC...
  • Congress gears up for Lok Sabha polls, asks workers to work hard 15-02-2014 10:03 PM

    Going into poll mode, the Congress on Saturday asked party workers to fight forces inimical to communal peace and amity in order to retain all the five Lok Sabha seats in upcoming elections in Uttarakhand. A political resolution adopted at a meeting of the PCC's executive committee in Dehradun said...
  • PCC hails interim rail budget; BJP criticises it 13-02-2014 08:12 AM

    Describing that Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had done a "good job", PCC on Wednesday welcomed the interim Rail budget for leaving passenger fares and freight rates untouched and giving two trains to Jharkhand. Appreciating that the fare has not been hiked but modernisation and rail facilities in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Uttarakhand Congress working committee to meet on Feb 15 08-02-2014 06:32 PM

    The Uttarakhand Congress has summoned a meeting of its working committee in Dehradun on February 15 to work out party's strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha and Panchayat polls in the state. Giving this information at a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday, PCC vice-president Suryakant Dhasmana said the meeting has...
  • Rahul's visit to Jharkhand infused renewed energy: PCC 08-02-2014 06:27 PM

    Congress on Saturday claimed that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's just concluded visit to Jharkhand has infused a renewed energy and enthusiasm among common people in the state. "Rahul's communication with tribal women, the minority communities and other people has instilled fresh and renewed energy in the people, which will have...
  • Cong to lead Ladakh Council, National Conference relents after talks 12-09-2013 06:56 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference and Congress on Thursday reached an agreement over formation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil under which Congress will control the local governing body. "It has been decided that the Congress party be allowed to form the LAHDC-Kargil and choose its leader as chairman of...
  • Congress to do final selection of candidates for Rajasthan Assembly polls by September 11-08-2013 07:33 PM

    Congress on Sunday said final selection of candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections would be over by September next month and the party's draft manifesto would also be readied soon. "Party's block, district and pradesh committees will finalise the probable candidates for 200 Assembly seats by August 20," AICC...
  • Sulking minister Hemaram Chaudhary meets CM Ashok Gehlot 10-08-2013 10:02 PM

    Rajasthan minister Hemaram Chaudhary, who had forwarded his resignation apparently in protest against shifting of an oil refinery site in Barmer, on Saturday met CM Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur, and described it a "general" meet. The leader, however, refused to comment on the status of his resignation, that has not...
  • Congress names manifesto committees for Andhra, Karnataka, Goa 07-08-2013 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: Union minister AK Antony has been made Chairman of manifesto implementation committee for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka set up on Wednesday. In the eight-member manifesto committee for both the states, Union minister V Narayanasamy is one of the members along with AICC general secretary in-charge, AICC secretary in-charge,...
  • Telangana issue: Congress MLAs refuse to withdraw resignations, say CM should quit too 03-08-2013 11:34 PM

    Hyderabad: Upping the ante against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Congress MLAs from Andhra-Rayalaseema not only rejected the party high command's directive to withdraw resignations, but also asked Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC President Botsa Satyanarayana to step down. At a meeting convened by the Chief Minister and...
  • Will form Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power: BJP 28-07-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday claimed that the party Will form a seperate state for Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power in the centre. The BJP has been accusing the Congress of not being serious over the Telangana issue with the party spokesperson Prakash...
  • Sitting HC judge to probe Chhattisgarh Naxal attack 28-05-2013 11:55 PM

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh High Court's Justice Prashant Mishra will probe the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh last weekend. The judicial commission headed by Justice Mishra has been constituted to probe the Naxal attack in Jiram valley of Darbha region of Bastar district and it will submit its report within...
  • Karnataka polls: Congress' list of candidates 06-04-2013 12:57 AM

    PCC chief G Parameshwara and CLP leader Siddaramaiah figure in Congress' first list of 177 candidates released on Friday for the 224-member Assembly elections in Karnataka on May 5. Former Chief Minister late S Bangarappa's son Kumar Bangarappa S has been fielded from Sorab assembly seat. The list also includes...
  • Congress releases first list of 177 candidates for Karnataka polls 05-04-2013 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: PCC chief G Parameshwara and CLP leader Siddaramaiah figure in Congress' first list of 177 candidates released on Friday for the 224-member Assembly elections in Karnataka on May 5. Former Chief Minister late S Bangarappa's son Kumar Bangarappa S has been fielded from Sorab assembly seat. The list...
  • PM not week-kneed; alert to corruption: Pranab 09-04-2011 05:10 PM

    Chennai: Dismissing the opposition charge that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "weak", Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday asserted he was "very much alert and proactive" to all issues including corruption. "The Prime Minister is very much alert and proactive. He is taking appropriate action," Mukherjee told reporters in...
  • Sonia, Rahul, PM to campaign in West Bengal 08-04-2011 12:12 PM

    Kolkata: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will hit the campaign trail in the middle of this month in the first phase of West Bengal assembly elections where Congress is contesting in alliance with Trinamool Congress (TMC) against the Left Front. "Soniaji is expected on April...
  • WB polls: Cong dissidents refuse to withdraw 04-04-2011 03:21 PM

    Kolkata: Defying Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee's warning of expulsion, two party MLAs, who decided to contest the assembly election as Independents after being denied tickets, on Monday said under no circumstances they would withdraw from the fray. Challenging the Congress threat of a six-year expulsion for contesting official party candidates...
  • Dasmunsi appointed West Bengal PCC chief 13-02-2008 04:02 PM

    Sydney: Australia's new vice captain Shane Watson feels he will face his biggest cricketing challenge in the coming six months, starting with the tour of Sri Lanka in August. Watson has become an integral part of the team with all-round capabilities and will play a major role in Australia's progress...