CONGRESS

  • Digvijay Singh pitches for 'Freedom of religion Act' 26 minutes ago

    Bhopal: Amid voices advocating for a stringent anti-conversion law in the country, AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday said instead of anti- conversion law, India needs a 'Freedom of Religion act'. "Instead of anti-conversion law we need 'freedom of religion act'," Singh told reporters in an informal chat. His statement comes...
  • Congress' 130 Foundation Day: Revamp of party structure, election strategy on the anvil 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress is rethinking its organisational structure and campaign strategy even as it celebrates its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi presided over the function at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the capital. The Congress won...
  • Will allow Raghubar Das-government six months time to deliver: Congress 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Jamshedpur: Congress on Sunday said it will allow the new Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led government six months' time to deliver and assured support to its people-oriented policies. Observing the 130th foundation day of the party on Sunday, East Singhbhum district Congress committee president Vikay Khan said the party would allow...
  • Ahead of polls, parties put up 3,000 advertisement panels in Delhi Metro 8 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Delhi Assembly elections loom on the horizon, the Delhi Metro has turned into an electoral battlefield with BJP and AAP putting up about 3,000 advertising panels in the coaches of almost 40 trains. While the AAP advertisements focus solely on its convener Arvind Kejriwal, visuals of Prime Minister...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today 10 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amidst a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress will be celebrating its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. The celebrations will be held at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the national capital. Top party leadership including Congress President Sonia Gandhi will preside over the function. The...
  • No signs of PDP, BJP government in J&K; both NC, Congress stand by their offer 11 hours 14 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Four days after the Assembly elections result, there are still no signs of government formation anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor NN Vohra has sent letters to both the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party asking for their next step. The results on December 23 led to a...
  • Digvijay Singh wants Rahul to take 'full-time' charge of Congress Yesterday

    Bhopal: With Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume "full-time" leadership of the AICC. "All Congressmen today want Rahul Gandhi to take over full-time leadership of All India Congress Committee," the party general secretary said here, unfazed...
  • Tarun Gogoi government's attitude responsible for militant activities, says BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday condemned Tarun Gogoi's government for not doing enough work in the state to stop such incidents. Singh said, "Gogoi's government has tumultuous approach towards militants. Congress's...
  • Bajrang Dal to start 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in UP from February 17 Yesterday

    Agra: The Bajrang Dal has sparked off a controversy as it will start a campaign in Uttar Pradesh from February 17 to protect Hindu boys who marry Christian or Muslim girls. The Bajrang Dal has called it 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. The campaign also aims to sensitise Hindu families against...
  • BJP keeps all its options open over government formation in J&K, talks continue with PDP, NC Yesterday

    Srinagar: Even as hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over government formation, the Bharatiya Janata Party has kept all its options open and is in talks with both the Peoples Democratic Party and the National Conference. The BJP with 25 seats is the second largest party in the 87-member...
  • Hectic politicking in J&K over government formation, Governor to meet PDP, BJP Yesterday

    Srinagar: Hectic politicking continues in Jammu and Kashmir over who will form the government in the state. The elections result on December 23 led to a fractured mandate in the state with the Peoples Democratic Party winning 28 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party 25, National Conference 15 and the...
  • Don't bulldoze regional parties in J&K: Congress to BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "The way BJP is bulldozing itself on regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir and that's just being insensitive towards the...
  • Jammu & Kashmir Governor calls PDP, BJP for parleys on government formation Yesterday

    Jammu/Srinagar: Amid continuing suspense over government formation, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday invited for discussions PDP and BJP, the first and second largest parties in the elections, which threw up a highly-fractured verdict with no clear winner. Vohra has sent letters separately to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Sajjad Lone Yesterday

    Ex-separatist leader and the newest legislator from Handwara, Sajjad Lone says people of Jammu and kashmir would benefit with a BJP CM as it would give the valley a vital link to the centre. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Jharkhand: Supporters of Congress MLA Bidesh Singh fire in air to mark election win 2 days ago

    Medininagar (Jharkhand): Supporters of Congress leader Bidesh Singh on Thursday allegedly fired gun shots in the air to celebrate the MLA's win from Panki Assembly seat, two days after the election results were announced. "We have received the information about it and have...
  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 2 days ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise central leadership to take a final call on government formation 2 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah has...
  • VHP continues 'ghar wapasi' event, converts 59 people in Kerala 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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? 4 days ago

    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. ...