Mallikarjun Kharge

  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's...
  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge 6 days ago

    Manmohan Singh has broken his silence over Justice Katju's charges of corruption in judiciary saying that former law minister HR Bhardwaj explained everything and he had nothing more to add to it. Speaking to the Speaker during a discussion in the house, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge objected over the matter...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge to meet LS Speaker on LoP issue July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday as the party raised the pitch for getting the Leader of Opposition status in the House. Congress has sought a meeting with the Speaker at a time when the government is indicating...
  • Congress is the largest party in Lok Sabha, should be in Opposition: Mallikarjun Kharge July 6, 2014

    Just a day ahead of the Parliament session, Congress hopes to cement its position as the main opposition party. The Congress which has only 44 seats needs 11 more seats to hold the post of the Leader of Opposition. Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said that the law says...
  • We may be 44 in LS, but the Pandavas will never be intimidated by a 100 Kauravas: Mallikarjun Kharge to BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday countered Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's jibes at the party with an example from the mythological book Mahabharata. Concluding his speech during the discussion on the President's speech in the Lok Sabha, Kharge said, "We may be 44 in Lok...
  • Congress leader Kharge congratulates new LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for ebing elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker. He said, "We admire you because you have reached this position after working as a corporator, lawyer and deputy mayor." ...
  • Amarinder Congress's Deputy Leader in LS, Jyotiraditya chief whip June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who defeated Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha elections, has been made the Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha while the young leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has been brought in as chief whip of the party. The decision to appoint Scindia, one of the...
  • We will play a constructive opposition in Parliament: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge June 3, 2014

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he is very greatful to Sonia Gandhi for naming him the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kharge said, "I will raise the issues concerning the people in Parliament." Kharge also said that he believed in smooth running...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 2, 2014

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  • Mallikarjun Kharge, a hardcore loyalist of Gandhis to lead Congress in LS June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, who was on Monday appointed the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, is a hardcore loyalist of the Gandhi family. A Dalit leader with more than 45 years of experience in politics, Kharge, 72, has seen a steady rise in his career graph from humble...
  • News 360: UP's Principal Home secretary sacked over increasing rape cases in state June 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government which is facing severe flak for the surging rate of crime against women and children in the state on Monday removed Principal Secretary for Home, Anil Gupta. This comes a day after the Akhilesh Yadav government removed its Chief Secretary Javed Usmani over the Badaun gangrape case...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on track in Karnataka April 12, 2014

    In this backward northern region of Karnataka, the Congress is hopeful of bucking the anti-incumbency trend haunting its UPA government by riding on the fortunes of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, contesting again from this reserved (SC) constituency in the April 17 Lok Sabha elections. As the largest and bustling district in...
  • Never-before-seen scenes in last session of 15th Lok Sabha February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfortunate, but true. The storm over Telangana has led to several unprecedented ugly scenes in the current session of Parliament, the last of the 15th Lok Sabha. Almost the entire budget speech of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was washed out on Wednesday due to disruptions. The House witnessed a...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert February 12, 2014

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years. We...
  • Full text: Mallikarjun Kharge's interim Rail Budget speech February 12, 2014

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced that there will...
  • Rail Budget 2014: A mere 14-minute show due to anti-Telangana protests February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: When Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge stood up in Lok Sabha to deliver his first Budget speech, little did he imagine that it would go down in the history as one of the shortest speeches read out in Parliament. With anti-Telangana MPs shouting slogans in the House, Kharge's maiden...
  • Highlights of the Railway Interim Budget 2014-15 February 12, 2014

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. Here is the highlights of Interim...
  • Rail Budget: Gross traffic receipts projected at Rs 1.6 lakh cr February 12, 2014

    Anticipating a healthier growth of economy, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday proposed the freight traffic target at 1,101 million tonnes, an increment of 49.7 million tonnes over the current years' revised target of about 1052 million tonnes. The budget estimates for goods, passenger, other coaching and sundry other...
  • Interim Rail Budget: Arunachal Pradesh soon to be on rail map February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced that the Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in...
  • Interim Rail Budget: No increase in passenger fares February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced...
  • Rail budget: Semi-high speed train, more premier trains likely February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Busy giving finishing touches to the interim rail budget, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Wednesday tight-lipped about the likely contours of the document which he is to present on Wednesday in Parliament. "You will come to know tomorrow," was his response to repeated queries on whether it...
  • Railway Minister Kharge to present interim budget today February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge will present his maiden railway budget on Wednesday. Since the term of UPA government is expiring in the next three months, the presentation will be a mere formality. It will take care of the expenses of the Railways till the new government...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge likely to announce more trains, new lines in rail budget February 11, 2014

    Faced with a revenue shortfall, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will not bring about reduction in basic passenger fares in the interim budget on Wednesday but is likely to make adjustment in fuel adjustment component so that impact on fares is minimum in an election year. Kharge is likely to announce more...
  • Vasundhara Raje seeks inclusion of Jats in OBC central list February 7, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union government to include Jat community of Bhartpur and Dholpur district in Other Backward Class (OBC) central list. She wrote a letter to the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently in this regard, according to a statement in Jaipur. Raje mentioned that the...
  • President accepts Kumari Selja's resignation January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Tuesday night given additional charge of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry following the resignation of Kumari Selja. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accepted the Selja's resignation with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said. Selja, who has been nominated as...
  • Railway Minister takes steps to prevent fire incidents on trains January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of two fire mishaps on trains, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday directed audit of each passenger rake and ensuring of best quality fire retardant material as part of preventive measures. Reviewing safety measures of the railways, he asked the General Managers to take all possible...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident...
  • Railways to increase passenger train fares by 2-3 per cent from Oct 7 October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 2-3 per cent from October 7. According to the Railways fuel adjustment component will be added to the ticket fare. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said that he was examining a proposal to increase rail fare adding that...
  • Decision on increasing rail fare will be taken soon: Mallikarjun Kharge October 3, 2013

    A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday. "Fuel adjustment component (FAC) was announced in the budget and as per the budget proposal it should have been implemented from October 1. The file containing the FAC...
  • Himachal to seek timely completion of rail projects September 13, 2013

    Shimla: Top officials of Himachal Pradesh and the Indian Railways will meet Saturday in Delhi to discuss modalities about the execution of railway projects in the hill state, a statement said here Friday. State Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy and Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar will discuss strengthening of the rail network...