Congress

  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP 53 minutes ago

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • Wikipedia bans US Congress IP address from making 'disruptive' edits 6 hours 29 minutes ago

    Washington: Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopaedia. A 10-day ban imposed Thursday blocked any editing from an IP address at the US Capitol, which is shared among a number of computers. "You have been blocked...
  • Saharanpur tense, 38 arrested after clashes; Congress leader named in FIR 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Saharanpur: The situation in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh continues to be tense which witnessed violent communal clashes on Saturday resulting in the death of three people and leaving 33 others injured. Thirty-eight people have been arrested so far following the clashes between two communities over a land dispute. Nine FIRs has...
  • Rahul clears internal election to pick next NSUI president 17 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking the democratisation exercise within the party's frontal organisations a step further, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided that the next president of National Students' Union Of India (NSUI) will be elected through internal election. Congress sources on Sunday said that NSUI office-bearers have been communicated the decision....
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar 18 hours 31 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • Members to 18 committees elected unanimously in Parliament 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the ongoing BJP-Congress row over the Leader of Opposition issue, some signs of bonhomie returned to Parliament with members to as many as 18 committees and government bodies being elected unanimously for the first time in decades. Among the Committees to which unanimous elections have been held under...
  • Reports of bugging at Gadkari's house should be probed: Manmohan 19 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said there should be an investigation into the report of bugging devices having been found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence and asked Government to explain the issue in Parliament. "If Ministers' houses are bugged, then it is not a good omen....
  • Gadkari calls reports of bugging devices at his home highly speculative 20 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A controversy erupted over a report of bugging devices having been found in Nitin Gadkari's residence but the Union Minister on Sunday dubbed it as "highly speculative" even as the Congress said it reflects lack of faith and mutual trust among NDA ministers. A media report has claimed that...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Congress criticism on LoP issue unfair: Venkaiah Naidu Yesterday

    Hyderabad:Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker. "The LoP issue is not in government's purview. I don't want to comment. But they criticise...
  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible Yesterday

    Indian National Congress leader Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible for the Saharanpur unrest. He says that they want to destroy and divide Uttar Pradesh. While on the other hand, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says that the administration of the state has failed miserably and that they have developed a habit...
  • Somnath Chatterjee: Speaker should choose LoP even if there is no clear applicable rule Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee. "That will also put an end to the fact that Indian Parliament does...
  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance Yesterday

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Tarun Gogoi meets senior Congress leaders Yesterday

    New Delhi: Facing revolt, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday met senior Congress leaders to discuss the situation in the state where a senior minister has quit the government expressing no confidence in his leadership. Gogoi met senior party leaders AK Antony and Ahmed Patel to discuss the situation in...
  • Congress leaders Nagma, Nirmal Khatri detained near Delhi-UP border, released Yesterday

    Around 500 Congress workers, including Uttar Pradesh in charge Madhusudan Mistry, state unit chief Nirmal Khatri, and actress Nagma, were detained here Saturday for violating prohibitory orders banning their entry into Kanth town of Moradabad. Police released them after about five hours. The Congress leaders were detained at the UP Gate...
  • Sonia Gandhi thanks people of Uttarakhand for by-poll victory Yesterday

    Sonia Gandhi today said Congress's victory in recent assembly bye-elections in Uttarakhand "reflects people's disenchantment with BJP whose government at the Centre has failed to deliver on its promises". "It is an indication that people are looking towards Congress once again with hope," a release issued by Uttarakhand government in Dehradun...
  • Denying Congress LoP post unjust: Rajeev Shukla Yesterday

    Mumbai: Amid indications that Congress may not get the Leader of Opposition's post in Lok Sabha, senior party leader Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said it would amount to "injustice" and go against the "spirit" of the Supreme Court judgement. "Why should Congress stop talking about Leader of Opposition's post. This is...
  • JD(U), RJD and Congress reach agreement for Bihar by-polls Yesterday

    JD(U), RJD and Congress have reached an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, going to bypoll next month, together. A final announcement of the alliance and seats each of them would contest would be made after former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returns to Patna from Mumbai on July 30. Coming...
  • Congress leaders detained on their way to a 'peace march' to Moradabad 2 days ago

    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...
  • Temple politics heat up in Moradabad, Congress leaders detained 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leaders were on Saturday detained by the police when they were on a peace march towards Moradabad. They accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of raising communal tensions in Moradabad. Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were leading the peace march. "We are going to Moradabad to calm...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a big setback for the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party is not eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
  • Youth Congress demands CBI probe into Mohanlalganj case 2 days ago

    Activists of Youth Congress on Friday staged a protest against alleged dismal law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a CBI probe into murder of a young woman in Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow. Led by Youth Congress central zone president Ankit Parihar and outfit's national secretary and in-charge of...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 2 days ago

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  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post 2 days ago

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • Maharashtra Sadan incident is ideology of BJP, RSS: Rahul Gandhi 2 days ago

    Amethi: Reacting to the Maharashtra Sadan incident, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the actions by Shiv Sena MPs a reflection of the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In a shocking video a group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs is seen to have...
  • Punjab government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari 3 days ago

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Punjab government must resolve the SGPC issue with the Haryana government. He said, "If Punjab government has any issues/misunderstandings then they must resolve it amicably with the Haryana government." The Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management...