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  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on anti-Congress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • STF arrests two arms smugglers with weapons August 11, 2014

    The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested two arms smugglers with weapons from a village in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip off, a STF team raided Sandalpur village on Sunday night and arrested the arms smugglers Pramod Singh and his son Ranvir Kumar and seized two regular...
  • WBHRC without a chaiperson since Justice AK Ganguly quit over sexual harassment allegations August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: It has been over six months that the West Bengal Human Rights Commission still does not have a chairperson since Justice AK Ganguly had to quit following sexual harassment allegations. Since January 2014 not a single order has been passed or been made public as per the WBHRC website...
  • Heavy rainfall expected in Pune in the next 48 hours July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, The India Meteorological Department Director AK Bansal said that heavy rainfall is expected in Pune for the next 48 hours. Only after this time span, will the intensity of rainfall go down. ...
  • Tarun Gogoi meets senior Congress leaders July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing revolt, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday met senior Congress leaders to discuss the situation in the state where a senior minister has quit the government expressing no confidence in his leadership. Gogoi met senior party leaders AK Antony and Ahmed Patel to discuss the situation in...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • It won't be business as usual within Congress, says Shashi Tharoor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: It won't be "business as usual" in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday. The decisions will be taken as per her own...
  • Judgement reserved in case related to hurting Sikh sentiments July 18, 2014

    A local court reserved its judgement on Friday on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police. The decision was reserved by the Additional Session Judge AK Paliwal until...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will be...
  • No roadmaps, specifics in Budget: Manmohan Singh July 10, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remarked on the Narendra Modi government's Budget and said it has no specifics. He said, "How will it be achieved? It is yet to be seen. There are no road maps in the Budget. Just like the Railway budget, there are no specifics in this...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...
  • J&K: Militant killed, jawan injured in encounter in Pulwama July 5, 2014

    Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday. Security forces launched a search operation in the forest area of Aripal village in Tral area following information about presence of militants there, an Army spokesman...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The Congress...
  • Advani welcomes Antony's 'honest soul searching' on Congress minority policy June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission of senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism is slanted in favour of minorities, calling it "honest soul searching" and said its position on the issue stood vindicated. BJP veteran LK Advani, who expressed this view while addressing the first-time party...
  • BJP hails 'honest soul-searching' by Antony on Congress secularism June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission by senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism was slanted in favour of minorities and said that it now stands vindicated regarding its position on the issue. Addressing first-time BJP MPs on the concluding day of an orientation workshop, party veteran...
  • Congress firefights simmering dissent after Lok Sabha poll debacle June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As Congress grapples to find a reason for its stunning defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, questions are already been asked about the reasons for the mauling. Senior Congress leader AK Antony, the man considered to be closest to party President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President...
  • Congress has always been committed to minorities: Rashid Alvi June 28, 2014

    Senior Congress leader AK Antony questioned party's leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Antony's statement said "I haven't heard...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss June 28, 2014

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • Railway's safety panel begins probe into derailment of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express June 28, 2014

    The railway's safety panel Saturday began its inquiry into Wednesday's derailment of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar's Saran district that claimed four lives and injured 22 others. "Commissioner of Railway Safety (Eastern Circle) PK Vajpayee visited the site of derailment in Saran district and began the inquiry," railway official AK...
  • Congress leader Antony questions party's minority appeasement stand June 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader AK Antony has hit out at the party leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. He added that such an image...
  • 18-year-old girl poisoned by father June 27, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly fed some poisonous substance by her father near here, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday when Guddan was going to Meerut along with her father Kallu in a car, they said. A case has been registered against the accused under section 328...
  • Antony criticises Modi government over FDI move in defence June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Defence minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its move to allow 100 per cent foreign investment in defence sector and alleged it was aimed at appeasing multinationals and corporates. Speaking at a function at the KPCC office, he said...
  • Chavan meets Sonia, unlikely to step down as Maharashtra CM June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. However, according to sources, Chavan is unlikely to step down from his post. The Maharashtra Chief Minister is expected to brief a panel led...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan likely to be replaced, NCP keen on Shinde June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: With Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later in the year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face the brunt of the Congress's poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, Chavan might have to step down from his post of Chief Minister. The Nationalist Congress Party...
  • Cabinet approves Modi's decision to scrap GoMs and EGoMs June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government on Wednesday received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet. Dismantling the legacy of UPA rule, Modi had on May 31 abolished all the 30 Empowered Group of...
  • PM Modi to sail on board INS Vikramaditya June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sail on INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship of the Indian Navy, off the coast of Goa on June 14. He will dedicate the warship, India's second aircraft carrier after INS Virat, to the nation on that day, Navy sources said on Saturday. The warship is...
  • 'Made in Munger' AK-47's quality stuns Delhi Police's Special Cell June 7, 2014

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police has recovered a 'Munger-made' AK-47 rifle from a gang of alleged illegal arms suppliers along with 30 pistols and as many spare magazines in a seizure which could set alarm bells ringing in the security establishment. What would add to the worries of the authorities...