CONGRESS

  • VHP continues 'ghar wapasi' event, converts 59 people in Kerala 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    Kottayam: Continuing with its 'ghar wapasi' drive, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday conducted the event in Kerala's Kottayam district where 59 people were 're- converted' to Hinduism. While one family reportedly was Muslim, all others who pariticipated in the event were Christians. The event took place in two temples....
  • Madan Mohan Malviya contributed to the development of India, say Benares Hindu university students 6 hours 52 minutes ago

    Benares Hindu university founder and Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malviya was also awarded the Bharat Ratna. His family says successive congress governments ignored the late freedom fighter. ...
  • J&K elections: 56 first-timers in 87-member Assembly 20 hours 13 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir will have nearly 65 per cent new faces as only 31 of the 87 newly-elected MLAs have previously been member the House. As many as 56 winners have been elected to the Lower House of the state legislature for first time, while...
  • Election Commission holds review meeting on Delhi Assembly poll preparedness 21 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday held a meeting to review poll preparedness of all agencies, including the police department, for smooth conduct of Assembly polls in Delhi. The meeting, held at the EC headquarters here, was chaired by Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi with the CEO and other...
  • Girls must not wear short tops to avoid rape, says Rajkot BJP mayor 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    Rajkot: Rajkot city mayor Raksha Boriya on Wednesday suggested that girls should not wear short tops to avoid rape and sexual assaults and to "conserve Indian values", drawing sharp criticism from several quarters. "In the context of sexual assaults and other crimes on our young girls, I will say that...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls Tarun Gogoi to discuss Assam situation Yesterday

    Guwahati: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enquire about the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of killing of 65 people by NDFB(S) militants. Gandhi called up Gogoi this afternoon and condemned the dastardly killing of innocent people by the militants,...
  • The onus of government formation lies with PDP, BJP: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    A day after he was routed in the polls Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put in his papers to the governor. The PDP has emerged as the single largest party in J&K winning 28 seats. The BJP came in second, winning 25 seats. ...
  • Political parties got 90 per cent donations from corporates in 2013-14: ADR Yesterday

    New Delhi: Corporates and business houses provided 90 per cent donations to national political parties in 2013-14 while BJP was the only party not to furnish details of financial assistance to the Election Commission, advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms said on Wednesday. In a report, the ADR said total...
  • BJP set to from government in Jharkhand, speculations rife over possible CM nominees Yesterday

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has won a majority in Jharkhand and is all set to form the first non-coalition government in the state. The state has had nine governments in the last 14 years, since its inception and there will now be a one party government in Jharkhand for the...
  • BJP the biggest gainer in J&K polls, wins more than twice the number of seats in 2008 Yesterday

    Jammu and Kashmir has delivered a fractured mandate in the Assembly elections as the Peoples Democratic Party secured 28 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party was a close second with 25 seats. Both the parties are exploring their option to be able to form the government in the state. Meanwhile,...
  • Congress to go for revamp after disappointing assembly election results Yesterday

    New Delhi: The assembly election results in Jharkhand on Tuesday came as a blow to the Congress though the tally was not as disappointing in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leaders said they will go for organisational revamp in the coming weeks to resurrect the party's electoral fortunes. In Jharkhand, the Congress...
  • Battle For The States: BJP now a pan India party? Yesterday

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Battle For The State: Has the divide deepened in J&K? Yesterday

    Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will not...
  • Battle For The States: BJP wins Jharkhand, comes second in J&K Yesterday

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Jharkhand Assembly elections 2014 Yesterday

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K Assembly elections 2014 Yesterday

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • J&K polls: PDP exploring options of government formation, says Mehbooba Mufti Yesterday

    Having won 28 seats in Jammu & Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti thanked the state's electorate. "We will not try to cobble up a government by manipulation. It will take time to build a formation who can fulfil the aspirations of people of J&K. The votes have been cast against...
  • BJP eyes alliance with National Conference in Jammu & Kashmir: Party sources 2 days ago

    Delhi: After emerging as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eyeing an alliance with the National Conference (NC). The PDP and the Congress are in a position to form an alliance to form the next government. BJP president Amit Shah, while addressing...
  • Hung Assembly in Jammu & Kashmir, BJP set to form government in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Ranchi/Srinagar: The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Riding high on...
  • J&K polls: I'm very satisfied with results, says Omar Abdullah 2 days ago

    NC leader and outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah who lost his Sonowar seat but won Beerwah seat in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, said that he is very satisfied with the outcome of the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Omar also said, "With 17 MLAs, I'm a very important player in...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah says all options open in Jammu and Kashmir, congratulates PM for his support 2 days ago

    Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said his party was open to all options of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said the BJP would carry out developmental activities in Jharkhand, where it has won by a clear majority along with its alliance partner. The...
  • PL Punia explains poor performance of Congress in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior Congress leader PL Punia said, "We had a government with JMM and there were lot of complainants and cases of corruptions against JMM. We also shared that blame though we were not involved in those corruption cases. So that was the one of the impacts behind...
  • Congress lambasts BJP for trying to reduce importance of Christmas 2 days ago

    Kohima: The Congress in Nagaland lambasted the NDA government at the Centre on Tuesday for trying to reduce the significance of Christmas Day by making it a working day. "The attempt of the BJP government at the Centre to reduce the significance of Christmas day by chalking out various programmes...
  • The problem with Congress: Finding its victories in BJP's loss? 2 days ago

    ( Before I begin this piece, it would be pertinent to note that all my life I have been perhaps the most devoted and ardent supporter of the Congress party, one who has worked for them without post or pay and would continue to do so even in the future....
  • Congress's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly 2 days ago

    Nagpur: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil of the Congress was on Tuesday appointed as Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Speaker Haribhau Bagde in a suo moto statement made the announcement in the Lower House and installed Patil as LoP. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena group leader and Minister...
  • BJP will form stable government in Jharkhand: Jayant Sinha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jayant Sinha expressed confidence that BJP would form a stable government in Jharkhand and dismissed speculation that he was in the race for chief minister's post. "I am very busy in Delhi," Sinha, who is a Lok Sabha member from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, told reporters on queries...
  • J&K elections: Modi addressed nine rallies BJP wins four; Rahul visits four seats Congress scores zero 2 days ago

    New Delhi: While Bharatiya Janata Party fared pretty well in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections winning 25 seats, the party failed to achieve it's "Mission 44" which would have enabled the party to form a government in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned extensively for the party in the...
  • J&K elections: NC's Davinder Singh Rana wins Nagrota Assembly seat 2 days ago

    Jammu: National Conference's Davinder Singh Rana won the Nagrota Assembly seat of Jammu district by a margin of 4048 votes. Rana, in his maiden bid to reach Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, polled 23,678 votes and defeated his rival Nand Kishore of BJP by a margin of 4048 votes. Kishore polled...
  • Abdul Rahim Rather's defeat ends record 36-year stint in J&K Assembly 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather's record run in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ended on Tuesday when he lost from Charar-e-Sharief while his National Conference colleague Ali Mohammad Sagar equalled his feat of sixth consecutive victories by winning Khanyar seat. Rather, who represented Charar-e-Sharief constituency for a record 36 years in...
  • Punjab: Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP government 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly. Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar moved the motion on issue of drug menace in Punjab and the failure of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government to check the trade and providing patronage to...