CONGRESS

  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Gujarat anti-terror Bill is a replica of POTA with saffron lipstick 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    The BJP government in Gujarat passed the contentious Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill (GCTOC) on March 31. Rejected on three earlier occasions by two Presidents (President Kalam and President Pratibha Patil) for violating basic principles of justice, this bill is a modified version of the 2003 law...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Narendra Modi government to build memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi', 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial...
  • Centre pulled up Delhi Police chief over alleged snooping of Rahul Gandhi 15 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After the opposition stormed Parliament over reports of a Delhi Police constables visiting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence and enquiring about his whereabouts, the Centre summoned Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on March 14. Bassi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the latter's residence. PMO Principal Secretary...
  • AAP government, MCD employees faceoff intensifies, garbage dumped on Delhi streets Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the faceoff between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Municipal Corporation Department employees is intensifying in Delhi, the latter is on a strike and even dumped garbage on the streets of the national capital. MCD workers are protesting against the non-payment of salaries. A resident said, "Piles...
  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while...
  • Rahul Gandhi exempted from personal appearance till 8th May in Bhiwandi defamation case Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been exempted from personal appearance till 8th May in Bhiwandi defamation case. Rahul's advocate filed an application before the Bhiwandi court saying Rahul has taken leave from Parliament. His advocate has assured court that when required he will present himself before the court...
  • Congress launches app-based membership drive Yesterday

    New Delhi: With an aim of expanding the party's base, Congress on Monday launched an online and application-based membership drive. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur launched the application at their residence in the presence of AICC spokesperson PC Chacko and DPCC chief Ajay Maken. The Congress online...
  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna Yesterday

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on Monday. A multifaceted personality, Madan Mohan Malviya was an educationist who founded the Banaras Hindu University and became one of the torchbearers of the freedom struggle acting as a bridge between the...
  • Salman Khurshid talks about his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga' 2 days ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's foreign affairs editor Anchal Vohra, former foreign minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid shares the story behind his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga'. ...
  • Congress slams AAP government over financial woes of MCD 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the AAP government over the dire financial status of the Delhi's municipal bodies, saying the grants to the corporations had been reduced drastically. Instead of working on a solution for the cash strapped corporations, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is playing...
  • Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress today said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power. AICC General Secretary Mohan Prakash said that at a time when farmers are reeling under severe debt...
  • Congress asks AIADMK not to support Land Bill in Rajya Sabha 2 days ago

    Chennai: Rallying parties against Modi government's Land Acquisition Bill in its present form, Congress on Sunday asked Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK to "demonstrate" its commitment to farmers by opposing the legislation in Rajya Sabha though it had backed it in Lok Sabha. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters that the BJP's controversial...
  • Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20. The terms of Congress leader and former Union minister Vayalar Ravi, CPI (M) leader P Rajeev and CPI leader MP Achuthan, elected from Kerala, will expire on April 24,...
  • Only Arvind Kejriwal's writ runs in AAP, says Digvijaya Singh 3 days ago

    Guna: Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over its current turmoil, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said only its Convener Arvind Kejriwal's writ runs in the outfit, which has shown the doors to "moderate and secular" leaders. "Mein to pahle se hi kahta tha ki na...
  • Rahul will be back among people 'very soon': Sonia Gandhi 3 days ago

    Amethi: Rahul Gandhi will be back among people "very soon", Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday about her son who has been on a mysterious "leave" for over a month now. "Both Rahul and Priyanka will be among you all very soon," Sonia Gandhi said while replying to questions...
  • AAP draws flak, ridicule from rival parties over turmoil 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The AAP on Saturday drew flak and ridicule over the internal turmoil from rival parties which asked it to put its house in order and deliver on the promises made to people of Delhi without wasting the opportunity with its "immature" politics. ...
  • Modi misleading farmers on Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh 3 days ago

    Jaipur: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading farmers about 13 aspects of the new Land Acquisition Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that they were part of the 2013 law passed by his party and that Modi was taking credit for it. "The Prime Minister took credit...
  • AAP draws flak, ridicule over infighting 3 days ago

    New Delhi: AAP on Saturday drew flak over the infighting from other parties which asked it to put its house in order and focus on delivering on its election promises made to the people of Delhi. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said it is the people of Delhi who are suffering...
  • Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government on Land Bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building tradition by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality. "Proposition of a post-facto...
  • When fiction overtakes facts: Robert Vadra case 4 days ago

    When it comes to Robert Vadra, fiction seems to have over taken facts and rhetoric seems to have over taken substance. With the recent report of the CAG tabled in the Haryana Assembly, old allegations against Vadra have once again been regurgitated into the public domain. But much more is...
  • 1984 riots: Court to consider closure report against Tytler on April 22 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday fixed April 22 for hearing CBI's closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The hearing could not take place on Friday as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler was not holding...
  • Congress asks Maharashtra government to provide ration to APL card holders 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam on Friday met Maharashtra Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Girish Bapat and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders who have been left out of Food Security Act since November last year. "People above poverty...
  • No finding in CAG report of 'undue favours' to Robert Vadra: Congress 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress said there is no finding in a CAG report of granting of "undue favours" by the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government to Robert Vadra's company and accused the current BJP regime in Haryana of "patent mala fide" in the matter. Party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said facts must...
  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • News 360: Hooda government favoured Vadra in land deals, says CAG report 6 days ago

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

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  • Congress walks out on allowing government employees to attend RSS camps 6 days ago

    Raipur: Opposition Congress on Wednesday staged a walkout from the state Assembly Raipur in protest against the BJP-led Chhattisgarh government's decision to allow its employees to participate in RSS camps, stating that the move will lead to "saffronisation" of the administration. Raising the issue in Zero Hour, Congress legislators Amit Jogi...