Congress

  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 37 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no move...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's appeal,...
  • LoP row: Congress should accept Speaker's decision, says Rajnath 3 hours 31 minutes ago

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. "As per the Constitution, a party must get 10 per cent seat (for Leader of Opposition status). But unfortunately...
  • LOP row: BJP defends stand, Congress says Centre scared of opposition 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court questioned the Centre over the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in its defense. "The LOP post is virtually appointed by the will of the people, and that is reflected by the...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape 6 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • Centre on the backfoot as SC questions status of LOP post in Parliament 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pushing the Narendra Modi government on the backfoot, the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. The apex court has raised concerns on why there is no LOP in Parliament. The court has agreed to interpret the LOP...
  • AIIMS CVO removal: Congress slams government, demands clarification 23 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said the Centre was indulging in "administrative terrorism" and asked it to come clear on the removal of Chief Vigilance officer (CVO) of AIIMS. "Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) should take action against those who have been indicated to have been behind this removal. It is...
  • Is there a total breakdown of trust between Centre and Congress states? Yesterday

    After the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana had faced some awkward moments at public programmes attended by PM Modi, the Congress high command had advised them not to share dais with the Prime Minister at public places. ...
  • Congress split on boycott of public events with Modi? Yesterday

    New Delhi: After being heckled at recent events Congress Chief Ministers have decided not to attend functions where the Prime Minister is present. Congress taking this tough stand said the Prime Minister is deliberately misusing government platforms to malign non Congress chief ministers. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was heckled in...
  • After Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Kerala CM Chandy says won't boycott Modi Yesterday

    It's not just Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who is not toeing the Congress' line on boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functions. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said he will have to meet the Prime Minister. ...
  • Nagpur: Congress workers wave black flags at PM, detained Yesterday

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Police on Thursday detained some Congress workers after they waved black flags at the Prime Minister's convoy. PM Narendra Modi was in Nagpur to lay the foundation stone for a Metro station when the incident happened. The protest by Congress workers stems from recent incidents whereby supporters of...
  • Congress CMs to skip public events with PM, BJP calls it immature step Yesterday

    After two instances of Modi supporters shouting down CMs of Haryana and Jharkhand respectively in public events they attended with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress CMs have decided not to attend any such events in future. ...
  • RSS wants UPA appointees in NCTE removed: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: In its latest diktat to the Narendra Modi government, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asked the Union HRD Ministry to 'change all members' appointed by the previous UPA government in the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The RSS has communicated its demand to HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The...
  • Goa order banning Sri Ram Sene lacks teeth: Congress Yesterday

    Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP and AICC Secretary Shantaram Naik on Thursday described the order banning Sri Ram Sene in Goa as 'toothless'. "The ban order imposed by the Goa Government on Sri Ram Sena is without teeth, unless the order is followed by a regular order by the Central Government under...
  • 'Well-planned conspiracy' behind heckling of CMs, says Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday claimed there was an "orchestrated" and "well-planned conspiracy" behind the heckling of opposition chief ministers as it justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision not to attend events with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nagpur. Targeting the Prime Minister over the issue, AICC general secretary Ambika...
  • Home Ministry questions Gogoi's role in Assam-Nagaland turmoil, blames Congress Yesterday

    Guwahati: As the situation along the Assam-Nagaland border continues to be tense, the MHA report on the conflict has thrown light on certain newly surfaced facts. Sources have said that the report questions detractors of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, saying that Congress workers could be the ones creating trouble. Concerned...
  • Karnataka CM cites protocol, says can't skip PM Modi's programmes Yesterday

    Bangalore: Differing with the Congress high command's suggestion to its Chief Ministers to avoid sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public programmes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said "just because someone says this, we can't follow it. I will have to go by the protocol." Siddaramaiah's statement is...
  • BJP slams Chavan's decision to skip Modi's event, Congress backs him Yesterday

    Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Maharashtra slammed the Congress over Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur on Thursday. The BJP said that Congress was staying away as they felt "mocked". Modi is scheduled to perform 'bhumi-pujan' of a Metro...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...
  • Congress unable to digest out 'Good Governance': Naqvi Yesterday

    BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in response to the allegations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that BJP is riding on schemes of UPA government said, Congress is unable to digest our 'Good Governance'. ...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan to skip PM Modi's event in Nagpur on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Once bitten, twice shy - the adage seems fit for Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who has decided to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function in Nagpur on Thursday. Chavan was hooted down during a public event in Solapur last week when he shared the stage with the...
  • Rahul's roadmap for Congress: 'a tsunami of women' to break barriers 2 days ago

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed party workers in Delhi on Wednesday on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary. ...
  • Former JVM MP Ajay Kumar to join Congress on August 22 2 days ago

    Former Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) Member of Parliament from Jamshedpur, Ajay Kumar will formally join Congress party at a function to be held in Ranchi on August 22. Kumar, who was given a warm welcome by Congress party leaders and workers on his arrival today, told newsmen that he has...
  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village 2 days ago

    Sunia (West Bengal): It's been two days since the wife of a CPIM worker was allegedly assaulted, raped and then murdered by Trinamool Congress activists but resonance of the recent violence still lingers in the Sunia village of West Bengal. A resident said, "How do we talk openly. We need to...
  • Congress CMs likely to skip events involving PM Modi: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: All Congress Chief Ministers are likely to skip events involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. The development comes after Bharatiya Janata Party supporters booed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his speech at Modi's rally in Kaithal on Tuesday. Sources added that Maharashtra...
  • Congress can't get Leader of Opposition post, affirms Speaker 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another disappointment to the Congress, the Speaker on Tuesday told them that they cannot be offered the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Parliament as it does not have the required number of seats. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function...
  • Haryana CM shouted down by Modi supporters at public event, vows to never share stage with PM 3 days ago

    Kaithal: What may have seemed like a much-needed camaraderie between political rivals ended within moments in Kaithal on Tuesday when supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shouted down Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with whom the PM was sharing the stage during a foundation-laying ceremony. "BJP did wrong by allowing...
  • Sonia, Rahul to take up women's reservation bill in big way: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women's Reservation Bill in a big way with party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue during a meeting of eight thousand-odd Mahila Congress members on Wednesday. The All-India Conference...
  • No short-cuts to diplomatic processes, Congress tells NDA government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday reminded the Narendra Modi government that there are "no short-cuts to diplomatic processes" as India called off the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan next week. "The BJP-led government has learnt it the hard way that there are no short-cuts to diplomatic processes particularly those having a...
  • India calls off talks after Pakistan envoy meets Kashmiri separatist leaders 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. Facing flak from the Opposition Congress over continuing ceasefire violations by...