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  • Congress leader Nagma visits Meerut rape victim in hospital August 7, 2014

    Actress and Congress politician Nagma on Wednesday slammed the BJP for trying to communalise the Meerut gangrape incident. After visiting the victim of alleged gangrape and forced conversion on Wednesday at a hospital in Ghaziabad, Nagma said BJP was trying to communalise the incident. "No political party should be allowed to...
  • Congress leaders detained on their way to a 'peace march' to Moradabad July 26, 2014

    Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were on Saturday detained in Ghaziabad, when they were on their way to Moradabad to hold a 'peace march'. Congress leaders Naseeb Pathan, Madhusudan Mistry, Nagma and other prominent leaders were detained by the police at UP Gate for violation of prohibitory orders, city Superintendent...
  • BJP'flip-flop' to undermine India's fight against terror:Congress June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming the US action designating Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a terror outfit, Congress on Thursday attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre saying while the party made "muscular rhetorics" on terror issue for past ten years, it engaged in "flip flop" on it after coming to power. "I think it is...
  • Congress second list of candidates out, Bansal to contest from Chandigarh March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday came out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Of the 71 candidates named in the new list, the Congress has given tickets to 'tainted' leaders like former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Veerappa Moily and Subodh Kant Sahay. While Bansal...
  • Mustafa Kamal's remarks rile Congress leaders in Kashmir September 22, 2013

    Srinagar: Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday expressed resentment that senior National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamal had taken on an "anti-Congress posture" during a recent convention of his party in Srinagar. "Senior party leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni were told to ask the NC leadership to rein...
  • Telangana Cong leaders to meet leadership in Delhi on Sep 22 September 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telangana Congress leaders Sunday decided to meet party leadership in Delhi on September 22 to expedite the process of formation of separate state. Andhra Pradesh ministers from Telangana, party MPs and MLAs from the region held a meeting here to chalk out their future course of action following the Congress...
  • Rahul to meet CLP leaders, PCC chiefs on Food Security Bill today July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi will meet the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders of all the states and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs on Saturday. The agenda of the meeting will be to discuss the party's strategy on the Food Security Bill and to promote the bill across...
  • WB: Cong minister slams Mamata over deteriorating law and order situation July 16, 2013

    West Bengal Congress Chief Pradip Bhattacharya said that law and order situation has deteriorated under the Trinamool Congress. Miscreants fired at Union Minister and Congress leader Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury in the Malda district in West Bengal on Tuesday. Miscreants also reportedly hurled bombs near Chowdhury's car. ...
  • Maharashtra: Cong leader booked for sending arms to Naxals June 22, 2013

    Gadchiroli: Police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra have registered a case against a local Congress leader and a medical officer of Primary Health Centre for trying to supply arms, explosives and medicines to Naxals. While four men who were taking the consignment to Naxals in a government ambulance were arrested...
  • Mumbai: Teenager mows down 3-year-old, arrested June 18, 2013

    Goregaon: A 3-year-old girl was run over and killed in Goregaon by a car allegedly being driven by a teenager. The incident took place on Monday night at suburban Goregaon near Hypercity mall. The minor, identified as Lado Gupta, was run over allegedly by the vehicle of Raunak Desai. 19-year-old Raunak,...
  • Malaysia: Indian leader critical after being shot at by unidentified gunman June 15, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian Indian Congress leader has been shot by an unidentified gunman in the state of Johor and was battling for life in a critical condition. B Manikam, who is in his 50s, was shot several times on Thursday while having a chat with a friend outside his home...
  • Solving the Maoist problem will require better strategy: Praveen Swami May 27, 2013

    The Maoists in a planned ambush have killed 28 people, injuring many others and almost wiping out a substantial part of the state Congress top brass. So were the Centre and state government's assertions of the Maoists being on the backfoot just propaganda? How will the Indian state respond to...
  • Gehlot condemns Naxal attack on Congress leaders May 26, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and state PCC chief Chandrabhan on Saturday condemned the Maoist attack on Congress leaders and workers in Chhattisgarh, describing it as an attack on democratic values. "This is an act of cowardice and attack on democratic values," Gehlot said in a statement. "Violence and...
  • Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot hits out at BJP on Kataria issue May 17, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday hit out at the BJP, which has called the CBI case against its leader Gulabchand Kataria politically motivated, saying that the party has double standards. "When CBI launches an investigation into a Congress leader they (the BJP) always demand their resignation, and if...
  • Ujjain: Court grants bail to Digvijaya in assault case April 30, 2013

    Ujjain: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh and party MP Prem Chand Guddu were on Tuesday granted bail by a local court in connection with a case filed against them and others for allegedly thrashing BJP youth wing workers in Ujjain in 2011. The two appeared in the court and on...
  • Anti-Sikh riots case: HC verdict on Sajjan's plea tomorrow April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will pronounce its verdict on Monday on a plea of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar against a trial court order framing charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case related to the killings of six persons. Justice Suresh Kait, who had reserved the order...
  • Sexist remarks: Women invite harassment, says Congress MLA April 24, 2013

    Bhopal: A Congress leader in Madhya Pradesh has landed himself in a controversy by making sexist remarks that women invite trouble by looking at men in a suggestive manner, drawing flak from BJP. "Jab tak mahila tirchi najar se nahi dekhegi, tab tak purush use nahi chedega" (No man will...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Digvijaya Singh March 25, 2013

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has come out in support of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and said he is a "great man" and simply indulged in some foolishness. Days after Sanjay Dutt was awarded a jail term of five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme Court, the...
  • Dutt just indulged in some foolishness: Digvijaya March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has come out in support of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and said he is a "great man" and simply indulged in some foolishness. Days after Sanjay Dutt was awarded a jail term of five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme...
  • Gujarat Cong MP Radadiya justifies his gun-toting act October 12, 2012

    Vadodara: Gujarat Congress MP from Porbandar Vitthal Radadiya has defended his gun-toting act at a toll plaza booth saying he committed the act as he was upset over being called a fake Member of Parliament. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Congress MP said that the toll booth operator told him that...
  • Linking me to associate's death a conspiracy: Ramdev September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday alleged that a senior Congress leader was hatching conspiracy to link him to the death of a Bharat Swabhiman Manch activist and disappearance of his guru Shankar Dev. Addressing a press conference here, Ramdev said efforts are being made to point fingers at him...
  • ND Tiwari paternity case: Chronology of events July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Following is the chronology of events in the paternity suit filed by 32-year-old Rohit Shekhar in which the Delhi High Court on Friday declared that he is the biological son of veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari: Sept 13, 2007: Rohit Shekhar files paternity suit in the Delhi High...
  • Cong leader escapes unhurt in Naxal attack July 20, 2011

    Raipur: Naxals on Wednesday blew up a bridge in Gariyabandh area of Chhattisgarh a short while after the convoy of state Congress president Nandkumar Patel had passed over it, police said on Wednesday. Congress sources said that a party worker is feared to have been killed,...
  • Telangana Congress leaders refuse Azad's offer July 18, 2011

    Hyderabad: Taking exception to the comments of Union Minister and AICC leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on separate Telangana demand, Congress leaders from the region on Monday said they had decided not to accept his invitation to come to Delhi for talks. "Telangana people are hurt by...
  • WB: NGOs to keep watch on election promises March 22, 2011

    Kolkata: National Election Watch (NEW), a conglomerate of over 1,200 NGOs and organisations working on electoral reforms, will examine manifestos of political parties for the coming Assembly elections in West Bengal and sensitise people about their feasibility. "Political parties make tall promises in manifestos,but in most of the cases they are not...
  • Panic in Cong as Rahul's security breached January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: A major security lapse during Rahul Gandhi's Allahabad visit on Monday has got the Congress into a tizzy. The Youth Congress leader was going to a local engineering institute when he faced the ire of the students protesting against the UP government's ban on student union elections. The party will...
  • Obituary: Karunakaran, a king in Kerala politics December 23, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Affectionately called 'Leader' by his admirers, Congress stalwart Kannoth Karunakaran was a master tactician who remained a 'King' in Kerala politics for decades and at times a much sought after political troubleshooter at the national level. Considered a close lieutenant of former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, the...
  • Congress members quit Telangana panel February 19, 2010

    Hyderabad: The struggle for a separate Telangana state on Friday received a setback with Congress leaders from the region deciding to walk out of the all-party Joint Action Committee (JAC) and chalk out their own course of action. A meeting of Congress ministers, parliamentarians and state legislators from the Telangana region...
  • Three convicted for Congress leader's 2003 murder November 11, 2008

    New Delhi: A city court on Tuesday convicted three accused for killing a Congress leader five years ago in the national Capital. Additional Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria held accused Sushil Pehalwan, Suresh Pehalwan and Dalip guilty under Section 302 (murder), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian...
  • Cong leader gunned down in J&K April 1, 2007

    Even as the Congress-PDP crisis deepens in Jammu and Kashmir and debate over troop withdrawal gathers steam, it seems terrorists are using the crises to strike at will. Early on Sunday morning, a Congress party leader was shot dead by militants in north Kashmir's Baramulla. Jan Muhammad Kakroo, the...