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  • Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government on Land Bill 1 hour 35 minutes 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 hours 47 minutes 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 5 hours 25 minutes 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 17 hours 8 minutes 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 17 hours 31 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Congress walks out on allowing government employees to attend RSS camps Yesterday

    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...
  • Congress seeks CBI probe into death of Madhya Pradesh Governor's son Yesterday

    Bhopal: Congress on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the death of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's son, Shailesh Yadav in Lucknow. Shailesh, who was named as an accused in the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) known as Vyapam scam, was found dead at his father's official...
  • CBI files closure report against Jagdish Tytler in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case Yesterday

    New Delhi: For the third time in a row, the CBI has filed closure report in a case against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with 1984 anti-Sikh riots in a Delhi court, which issued notice to the victim on Wednesday. The filing of the closure report by the investigating...
  • Karnataka government's flip-flop on DK Ravi an avoidable embarrassment 2 days ago

    Ever since the Congress fared poorly in the Lok Sabha elections from Karnataka, its government in the state has been stumbling from one crisis to another. The latest imbroglio is the shoddy way in which the investigation into the unfortunate death of a young IAS officer was handled. This episode...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, he is likely to be back in the national capital after April 10, said sources on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the missing MP posters have been put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh which were removed...
  • With Rahul on leave for over a month, missing MP posters put up in his constituency Amethi 2 days ago

    Amethi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, missing MP posters were put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The posters have left the party red-faced and Congress workers have removed it. The Congress has already been facing flak for Rahul going on leave...
  • VK Singh can't blame government for making him attend Pakistan's event: Congress 2 days ago

    The Congress has hit out at MoS External Affairs VK Singh saying a former army general should not have tweeted on foreign policy. "Don't understand why he kept saying it was a government decision. He is part of it so it is his decision. There is a collective responsibility," former...
  • MP: Congress leaders hold overnight dharna inside state Assembly against Land Bill 2 days ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders on Tuesday held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly in Bhopal to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior leader Digvijaya Singh. The party has accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of ignoring the welfare of local farmers. Digvijaya Singh...
  • Jairam Ramesh trashes PM's defence of Land Acquisition Bill 2 days ago

    Patna: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that amendments in 13 laws under Land Acquisition Bill were brought by NDA to provide for compensation and described the Centre as anti-farmers. "Modi is wrong by claiming that the NDA government has brought the...
  • Sack VK Singh for his intriguing tweets: Congress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday demanded sacking of Union Minister VK Singh in the wake of his intriguing tweets shortly after representing the Government at the national day reception at Pakistan High Commission. "Government should sack him or he should act according to his conscience after the flip-flop-flip since yesterday," party...
  • Congress expands team of spokespersons, TV panelists 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ajay Maken, CP Joshi, Satyavrat Chaturvedi and Shakeel Ahmed were made senior spokespersons by Congress on Tuesday in a major reshuffle that also saw President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee being named as one of 31 panelists for TV. Besides the four senior spokespersons, 17 others, including film star...
  • Gen VK Singh refuses to explain his 'duty, disgust' tweets after attending Pakistan Day celebration 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "I do not owe an explanation to anybody", a dismissive Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said on Tuesday when asked about his cryptic tweets on Monday night using words "disgust" and "duty" after representing the government at the Pakistan function. The former Army Chief had been...
  • Delhi HC restrains court decision in defamation case against Jagdish Tytler 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained a trial court from taking any decision in the defamation case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on a complaint filed by a senior advocate representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The trial court had framed charges against Tytler...
  • Most parties welcome SC decision on IT Act; JD(U), Shiv Sena disagree 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Most parties on Tuesday welcomed Supreme Court's move to scrap a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term with Congress admitting to flaws in the law. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav disagreed saying that though he respects judiciary, it was wrong to struck down the...
  • Karnataka: BJP reminds Siddaramaiah government of fiscal responsibilities 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Reminding the Siddaramaiah government of its fiscal responsibilities, Opposition BJP leader Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday criticised it for the loans it has taken in the last two years compared to previous BJP rule. Siddaramaiah was an experienced Finance Minister who had presented budget for a record ten times and,...
  • If VK Singh feels duty is a burden, he should quit: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Training guns at Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) VK Singh for his duty and disgust tweets soon after attending the celebration of the Pakistan National Day, Congress said that he should quit if he thinks duty is a burden. "If VK Singh feels that duty...
  • Government should re-engage with Pakistan, continue Vajpayee's work: Aiyar 3 days ago

    Even though the Narendra Modi government is under fire from all the quarters, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the government should re-engage with Pakistan. "This is nothing new. I have attended Pakistan National Day celebrations before. The government should re-engage with Pakistan. They must continue Atal Bihari Vajpayee's...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi 3 days ago

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land Bill...
  • Sonia Gandhi's support against Land Bill politically motivated: Anna Hazare 3 days ago

    Jalandhar: Social activist Anna Hazare has termed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's pledge of support to his agitation against the new Land Acquisition Bill as politically motivated. At a programme organised by Hind Samachar group, for distributing aid to martyrs' family on Sunday, Anna said, "Sonia Gandhi's only intention in opposing the...
  • Let there be a national debate on land bill: Venkaiah Naidu 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted the Land Bill proposed by the NDA government is pro-farmer and will reduce poverty, even as he favoured a national debate on the legislation. "The proposed Land Bill is equally important to lift the farmers and rural areas to a new level...