Ambika Soni

  • Ambika Soni admits there is an anti-establishment wave 08-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Congress leader Ambika Soni has admitted that the party will need to overcome an anti-establishment wave in these Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Soni said, "Manmohan Singh's image is unquestionable, he has given a higher growth rate in spite of global slowdown. Now the objectives have been changed. There...
  • Elections are never easy, tough battle ahead: Ambika Soni 22-03-2014 12:00 PM

    Congress candidate from Punjab's Anandpur Sahib, Ambika Soni, while speaking to CNN-IBN said that elections are never easy and that the voters should not be taken for granted. ...
  • Congress 5th list out, Amarinder Singh to contest against Jaitley 21-03-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has fielded former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh against senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley from Amritsar constituency in the upcoming general elections. Singh's name was announced by the Congress in its fifth list consisting of 26 candidates on Friday. However, the Congress hasn't yet reached any...
  • Congress gears up for Lok Sabha polls, asks workers to work hard 16-02-2014 09:43 AM

    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 here said forces...
  • 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...
  • Congress to decide fate of Vijay Bahuguna soon 29-01-2014 02:40 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with senior party leaders on Wednesday amid reports that a final call on the fate of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna will be taken soon. Party General Secretary Ambika Soni was present during the meeting besides senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Janardan Dwivedi...
  • Congress leaders want to be guided by Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha polls 14-01-2014 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: On the day when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi created ripples by saying that he was ready to take responsibilities bestowed upon him by the party, Union Ministers Manish Tewari and Sachin Pilot said that the party would be blessed to fight the Lok Sabha elections under his...
  • Modi's remarks over 2002 riots an image makeover strategy: Soni 29-12-2013 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday questioned the timing of Narendra Modi's expression of "pain" and "anguish" over 2002 Gujarat riots, accusing him of doing it as part of an "image makeover" before the Lok Sabha elections. "This is just an attempt of an image makeover," party general secretary Ambika Soni...
  • BJP attacks U'Khand CM, ministers for 'spending time in Delhi' 23-12-2013 11:19 PM

    Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Monday attacked the Vijay Bahuguna government for "spending most of their time in Delhi" and showing less concern for the calamity-hit people even as the winter gripped the state. "Snowfall has already begun in the state and thousands of people, who were rendered homeless by...
  • Congress dismisses rumours about ousting Vijay Bahuguna as 'media speculation' 20-12-2013 01:48 PM

    Congress on Friday scotched rumours about a change of guard in Uttarakhand, terming it is no more than "media speculation". "There is no truth in this. All the talk about a change of leadership in the state is just media speculation. None of the party top brass including Rahul Gandhi,...
  • Like MGNREGA, Food Security scheme will empower people: Ambika Soni 30-07-2013 05:20 AM

    All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Ambika Soni on Monday said that like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) the central government's food security scheme would also empower people. "The Congress party policies are aimed at ending the dole mentality. Earlier, MGNREGA and now food security scheme...
  • Congress slams Sushma Swaraj for demanding dismissal of U'khand govt 01-07-2013 03:51 PM

    Even as rescue operations in Uttarakhand looked all set to wind up on Monday, the politics over the tragedy raged on. Congress leader Ambika Soni slammed Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj for demanding that Uttarakhand government should be dissolved. ...
  • Rahul to meet new Congress office bearers on Saturday 28-06-2013 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi will hold his first formal interaction tomorrow with the newly-appointed Congress office bearers. With the reconstituted AICC secretariat being seen as a team formed by the party vice-president for the Lok Sabha battle, Rahul is expected to utilise the...
  • All eyes now on Cong's makeover and Rahul's role 29-10-2012 08:18 AM

    New Delhi: After the Cabinet reshuffle, all eyes are now on what bigger role will Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi takes up in the party. Sources say he is set to take over as the working president of the Congress. Rahul has a reason to smile with his stamp evident...
  • President accepts resignations of seven ministers 27-10-2012 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Amid talks of a new-look UPA Cabinet, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignations of seven Union ministers ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. Resignations of as many as four senior and three junior ministers were accepted by the President. This came...
  • It's an honour to work for the Congress party: Subodh Kant Sahai 27-10-2012 01:37 PM

    Subodh Kant Sahai resigned as the Tourism Minister on Saturday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Along with Sahai, Ambika Soni and Mukul Wasnik also quit from their Cabinet posts of Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment respectively. According to sources, the Cabinet...
  • Soni, Wasnik, Sahai resign ahead of reshuffle 27-10-2012 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Sunday's reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, three Cabinet Ministers and a Minister of State resigned on Saturday, saying they want to work for the party. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik and Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Tharoor likely to make a comeback 27-10-2012 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: 7.30 pm: Former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is likely to make a comeback in the UPA Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. However, it is not yet known as to which portfolio Tharoor might get. 6.55 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Sahai to meet PM 27-10-2012 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Krishna resigned from the post on Friday. He is likely to head the Finance Commission, say sources. Krishna will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 am. Meanwhile,...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Rahul may be made Cong working president 27-10-2012 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA is gearing up for the massive Cabinet revamp on Sunday. After External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik are expected to resign, while Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi may be given a bigger...
  • News 360: SM Krishna quits ahead of UPA Cabinet reshuffle 26-10-2012 10:35 PM

    SM Krishna on Friday resigned as the External Affairs Minister while Ambika Soni and Mukul Wasnik also offered to quit. ...
  • PM accepts Krishna's resignation; Soni, Wasnik too offer to quit 26-10-2012 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday accepted the resignation of SM Krishna as the Union External Affairs Minister. Earlier in the day, Krishna had sent his resignation to the Prime Minister ahead of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, which is expected to take place on Sunday. Krishna said he...
  • Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Krishna to be eased out 26-10-2012 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: It is now confirmed that the much delayed Union Cabinet reshuffle will finally take place on Sunday morning, that is October 28. Sources have told CNN-IBN that discussions between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi are almost complete. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is likely...
  • Yash Chopra: PM condoles the death of 'icon' 21-10-2012 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday led the nation in condoling the death of veteran film-maker Yash Chopra, describing him as an "icon of Indian cinema" who entertained generations. Chopra, 80, passed away at a Mumbai hospital this evening. In his message, the Prime Minister credited the film-maker...
  • 2011 a difficult year for the govt: Chidambaram 02-12-2011 10:20 PM

    New Delhi: Terming 2011 as a 'difficult year' for the government, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said though the media could be 'harsh and critical' at times it was the only vehicle through which the government could interact with the masses. "2011 has been a difficult year but an...
  • IFFI 'foisted' on people, says Goa Church 24-11-2011 06:24 PM

    Panaji: The Church in Goa Thursday accused the Congress-led governments in New Delhi and Goa of being insensitive to local sentiments and 'foisting' a film festival on a state heading to the biggest event in its socio-religious calendar, the feast of Spanish saint Francis Xavier. The Church was 'appalled' by...
  • Entertainment tax structure to be relaxed: Soni 24-11-2011 06:02 PM

    Panaji: The entertainment tax structure in the country will be much relaxed after it is brought under common head in central taxes, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said today. Talking to reporters after inaugurating Film Bazaar at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Soni said that there...
  • Protesters swarm the IFFI 2011 venue 24-11-2011 04:53 PM

    Panaji: The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) seems attracting connoisseurs of cinema and the protesters alike as the latter are digging their heels in in a bid to make the Goa Government relent on a couple of issues. When actor Shah Rukh yesterday inaugurated the ten-day extravaganza at Margao,...
  • Shah Rukh Khan offers to strip at IFFI opener 24-11-2011 12:00 PM

    Margao: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Wednesday turned an otherwise drab official function into a rib-tickling affair by offering to strip and reveal his bermudas on stage at the inauguration of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Shah Rukh, the chief guest at the inauguration of the 11-day...