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  • Congress fails to declare nominees for Assembly elections in Telangana 06-04-2014 11:57 PM

    Apparently faced with intense pulls and pressures, Congress tonight failed to declare its nominees for the Assembly elections in Telangana, nearly 24 hours after it called a press conference to release the list of 110 candidates. "The list will be released this evening," Secretary of AICC Media Department Tom Vadakkan...
  • Sonia Gandhi to visit Jharkhand on April 4 02-04-2014 08:50 PM

    AICC president Sonia Gandhi will visit Jharkhand on April 4 to campaign at Ramgarh under the Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency in the state. PCC chief Sukhdeo Bhagat on Wednesday spoke to party's Hazaribagh LS seat nominee Sourav Narayan Singh about preparations following party president's visit, a party release said here....
  • None in Congress has spoken to me on contesting from Varanasi: Digvijay Singh 28-03-2014 11:24 PM

    Amid speculation that Congress is seriously considering him as a candidate against Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, senior party leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said no one in Congress has so far broached the issue to him. "...No one in my party has even broached the subject of...
  • LS poll results will be stunning, in favour of Cong: Pilot 24-03-2014 11:29 PM

    Exuding confidence of positive results in favour of Congress in Lok Sabha elections, party's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot on Monday said BJP leaders have the misconception that they hold voters in their pockets. "They have misconception about the voters that they are in their pocket. We are contesting to...
  • Congress to hold 'primaries' for New Delhi, north-east Delhi seats 11-02-2014 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: The New Delhi and the North East Delhi Parliamentary seats, both held by Congress leaders, figure on the list of the 16 Lok Sabha constituencies where the selection of the party's candidates will be carried out as per Rahul Gandhi's "primaries" experiment. While AICC general secretary Ajay Maken...
  • AICC plans Rahul's Odisha tour ahead of Modi's rally 31-01-2014 09:33 PM

    Ahead of the maiden rally by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on February 11, the AICC has planned a two-day visit by its vice-president and campaign committee chief Rahul Gandhi. While Gandhi is likely to address six meetings on February 9 and 10, efforts are being made to invite...
  • Poor should get free LPG cylinders, says Mulayam 30-01-2014 06:40 PM

    Reacting to the Centre's decision of raising the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders per year, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the limit should be raised to 24 and poor should get it free. "That is not a big deal...The number should be 24 and not...
  • Will Cabinet raise LPG cylinder cap to 12 today? 30-01-2014 01:20 PM

    The Cabinet will meet on Thursday to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12, according to sources. This comes after Congress Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the LPG subsidy from nine to 12 cylinders on January 17. ...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on LPG cylinder cap to 12 30-01-2014 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet meet on Thursday to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12. The meeting is still on. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress has hit out at the Congress questioning the timing of the decision. "I think that this intervention is too little too late. In order to...
  • BJP looking to shutdown welfare schemes, says Congress 29-01-2014 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out at BJP over remarks by one of its leaders that the rural job scheme had made people "impotent" and not interested to work, Congress on Wednesday sought an apology from the Opposition party saying that the comments reflected its mindset of shutting down all welfare measures....
  • Cabinet will decide on LPG cylinder cap to 12 on Thursday: Sources 29-01-2014 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12 on Thursday, according to sources. This comes after Congress Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the LPG subsidy from nine to 12 cylinders on January 17. "I appeal to the Prime Minister...
  • RS Polls: Vora, Deora among Cong nominees; no word on Dikshit 26-01-2014 09:51 PM

    The Congress on Sunday announced the names of seven candidates, including Motilal Vora, Murli Deora and Ranjib Biswal, for the February 7 Rajya Sabha polls, but there was no decision yet on the nomination of former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit. All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer Vora (86) was...
  • BJP mocks Aiyar's 'tea vendor' comment on Modi, gives free tea to public 24-01-2014 06:44 PM

    Mocking Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar's tea vendor taunt at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the party on Friday distributed tea to public free of cost to register their protest against the controversial remark. "We have distributed about one thousand cups of tea for free, protesting against Mani Shankar...
  • N Kiran Reddy skips Delhi visit to attend House debate on Telangana Bill 24-01-2014 06:14 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday skipped a proposed visit to Delhi to meet AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh to discuss the issue of Rajya Sabha polls in view of the ongoing Assembly session, where Telangana Bill is being discussed currently. Reddy has informed Singh, in-charge...
  • Bald men take offence at Rahul's 'selling comb to bald' barb 24-01-2014 04:42 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's barb aimed at BJP at recent AICC meet has hurt the sentiments of bald people in Nashik who feel the remarks smacked of lampooning the natural phenomenon. A number of bald men in Amalner town of Jalgaon district in North Maharashtra on Wednesday took out a...
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: After AAP, Congress to name 15 candidates 20-01-2014 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: As part of Congress' novel move to take feedback from grassroot level while deciding on ticket distribution in 15 Lok Sabha seats, the party will select at least two candidates from UP and one each from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Bihar directly on the basis of responses from village...
  • Rameshwar Dudi appointed as Congress Legislature Party leader in Rajasthan Assembly 20-01-2014 05:33 PM

    Close on the heels of Sachin Pilot being made Pradesh Congress Committee chief of Rajasthan, the party on Monday declared that Rameshwar Dudi will be head of its legislature party in the state Assembly. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Rameshwar Dudi, MLA as the Leader of...
  • Arvind Kejriwal should focus on governance, says Sanjay Nirupam 20-01-2014 02:32 PM

    AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam on Monday sked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop indulging in "drama" and concentrate on governance instead. Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and his ministers for sitting on a dharna to demand suspension of police officials, Nirupam said Kejriwal is a Chief Minister...
  • Sachin Pilot takes charge as Rajasthan Congress chief, seeks support from people 20-01-2014 08:30 AM

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot took oath as Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president on Tuesday. AICC General Secretary and in-charge of party affairs Gurudas Kamat was also present on the occasion. Sachin, after landing at Sanganer airport, lead a rally-cum-road show from the airport to PCC office in which hundreds of...
  • Modi to interact with people at 1000 tea stalls 19-01-2014 10:17 PM

    In an apparent bid to cash in on his humble background as a tea seller, Narendra Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea stalls in 300 cities from next month. "Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea shops across 300 cities from February 1 through internet and DTH...
  • TMC mocks Rahul remarks, says people want viable alternative 19-01-2014 05:40 PM

    Mocking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement on providing more subsidised LPG cylinders, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy on Sunday said people would vote for a viable alternative other than the Congress and the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. "When we walked out of the UPA in 2012 protesting...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha on Rahul Gandhi's PM candidature 19-01-2014 03:50 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was the most probable party's prime ministerial candidate but the party fall short of naming him at the recently concluded AICC session. He also gave an interview to 'Dainik Bhaskar' and said he was not shying away from responsibility. ...
  • Congress ticks off Aiyar for his teaboy remarks against Modi 18-01-2014 10:49 PM

    Congress on Saturday ticked off party leader Manishanker Aiyar for his controversial remarks that the party would welcome Narendra Modi to sell tea at AICC meetings. "The party does not approve of the statement," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, who is in charge of the media department, told. Aiyar had...
  • Rahul Gandhi holds consultations with state leaders 18-01-2014 04:51 PM

    After being formally assigned to lead the campaign in the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held consultations with state leaders on the strategy ahead. Gandhi met AICC delegates from each state separately seeking to know about the issues that will play in the next Lok Sabha polls in...
  • Full text: Rahul Gandhi's speech at AICC session 18-01-2014 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday exhorted party workers and leaders to get ready for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and not rest till the battle was won against a rival which is good in marketing but very poor in delivering. Cheered on by a rapturous crowd...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-01-2014 11:58 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Rahul seeks to enthuse demoralised cadres; targets Modi 17-01-2014 11:49 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi held centrestage at the AICC session on Friday, giving ample evidence who was calling the shots in his party. This was evident when the the Petroleum Ministry announced a subsidy hike from 9 to 12 cylinders minutes after Rahul asked the prime minister...
  • Has Rahul Gandhi come of age as a politician? 17-01-2014 11:48 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday exhorted party workers and leaders to get ready for the Lok Sabha elections and not rest till the battle was won against a rival which is good in marketing but very poor in delivering at AICC meet in New Delhi. ...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death shocks Kerala capital 17-01-2014 11:46 PM

    The news of the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, came as a shock tonight to the people in Thiruvananthapuram which Tharoor contested and won easily in his electoral debut in 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Congress party in the state is yet to react to the...