Renuka Chowdhury

  • After Andhra poll rout, Cong workers feel they have let down Sonia May 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: After the dismal performance of the Congress in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, a pandemonium broke out on Tuesday at the Congress meeting in Hyderabad. Some party leaders said that the local workers were neglected by the Congress and that is why the campaign wasn't very...
  • What do you think Mani Shankar Aiyar is telling Renuka Chowdhury in this viral photo? February 7, 2014

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury were seen in Parliament engaged in animated discussion. Photographer Renuka Puri's photo, published in the Indian Express on Friday led to a hailstorm of hilarity on Twitter, with users adding their own captions to the image. ...
  • Face-off: Renuka Chowdhury vs Balbir Punj on missing coal files September 4, 2013

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Balbir Punj alleged that the coal scam files aren't missing but have been stolen. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury called his allegation ridiculous and targeted the BJP over fake encounter cases in Gujarat. ...
  • Why only saints, all offenders of such crime should be punished: Cong on Asaram September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: "Why only saints, all offenders of such crime should get punishment," Congress today said when asked whether it was good that saints accused of such crimes are being sent to jail. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury made the comment as the self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a...
  • Cong rejects BJP's demand for PM's resignation over Coalgate June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Dismissing BJP's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Coalgate scam, Congress on Saturday reminded the Opposition party of its electoral defeat in Karnataka amid corruption charges against ministers of the previous state government. "There is no question of resignation. What will happen for them...
  • Congress thanks voters for its victory in Karnataka May 8, 2013

    "We are thankful to voters of Karnataka for this victory," said party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury. She, however, refused to comment on Supreme Court's observation on coal scam. ...
  • Rahul is number 2 in party, no need to anoint him: Cong November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary and Amethi MP is already the No. 2 in the party and there is no need to anoint him, the party said on Monday. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury while addressing a press conference in New Delhi said that Rahul has been shouldering the responsibilities for...
  • Oppn hand behind Kejriwal's charges against Vadra: Cong October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday saw opposition hand behind Arvind Kejriwal's charges against Robert Vadra and alleged that whenever the party moved for economic reforms, its detractors brought "this type of negativity". The party also sought to take the wind out of Kejriwal's charges and accused him of speaking...
  • Ramdev, Team Anna vitiating atmosphere: Congress June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday made light of the proposed fast by Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare on Sunday and accused them of "vitiating" the atmosphere by putting out "half baked, out of reference stories". "Fasting is good for health in summers. You should eat less and drink more water...
  • Pranab not ruled out from President's race: Cong May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury created flutters on Thursday when she talked of how valuable Pranab Mukherjee is to the government but the party stepped in immediately to clear the air saying the Finance Minister is not ruled out from the Presidential race. The clarification by Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi...
  • Set your house in order: Renuka's advice to BJP September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Hitting back at the BJP, the Congress on Frriday dismissed as "political bankruptcy" its demand for Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation on the 2G issue and advised the Opposition party to set its house in order. "They should set their own house in order. They are diverting attention from...
  • TRS workers 'threaten' Renuka, attack house December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury's house in Khammam, Andhra Pradesh was allegedly attacked by Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) workers late Tuesday night. "They tried to pour kerosene on my house and tried to burn it down but luckily it didn't catch fire. The incident has now made our resolve...
  • Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury worth Rs 37.85 cr April 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury, contesting from Khammam as Congress candidate, has declared a cash reserve of Rs 1.69 lakh in her 2009 affidavit in comparison to Rs 1.31 Lakh in 2004. Her bank deposits have decreased to Rs 19 lakh as against Rs 1.22 crore...
  • Mangalore case: Notice politically motivated, says Renuka February 17, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury on Tuesday said the Mangalore authorities were not doing anything to tackle rising "fascism" and she has not received any court notice on her comment of "Talibanisation" of the Karnataka town after an attack on women in a pub there by right wing activists. ...
  • Karnataka CM calls Renuka's outbursts a gimmick February 16, 2009

    Bangalore: Alleging that Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury was politicising the incidents that took place in Mangalore - including an attack on a pub - Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday sought the Prime Minister's intervention to stop "objectionable statements" from her. "Even though the...
  • Man who fought Mangalore pub attackers threatened February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Ministry for Women and Child welfare is sending a second enquiry team to probe the pub attack. The first enquiry by the National Commission for Women (NCW) is considered unsatisfactory. When the NCW team visited, many say that it was not the hooliganism by the Ram Sena activists...
  • Ministers fight over who rules over Panchayati Raj September 22, 2008

    New Delhi: A turf war is on between two ministers in the Manmohan Singh government on an issue close to the heart of late Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi. The two UPA ministers have chosen to war over the ‘Panchayati Raj’ phenomenon, which was envisioned by former Congress chief and the then...
  • Renuka Chowdhury, India's latest rent-a-quote politician June 18, 2008

    Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury is fast becoming India's number one rent-a-quote politician. The Minister has an opinion on almost anything, and not all without a reason. ...
  • Govt to sue UP cops for defaming Arushi June 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Two days after the CBI took over the sensational Arushi Talwar murder case, the agency is not leaving anything to chance. CBI has got custody of Dr Rajesh Talwar for a day and is interrogating his colleague Dr Anita Durrani. The Talwar's driver, Umesh, has been detained as...
  • Women, buy condoms yourself: Minister Renuka July 17, 2007

    New Delhi: After vociferously and unabashedly expressing her opinion on the matter of sex education in India, Union Women and Child Development Minister, Renuka Chowdhry is on the warpath again. This time she has a note of caution for all women of the country. Speaking at a meeting of the National...
  • Joshi scandalised, but Renuka says let's talk sex July 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Renuka Chowdhury, Union Women and Child Development Minister, is all for sex education and she is not shying away from expressing her opinion. "We have a one billion population and we don't want to talk about sex. We have to be vocal on such issues. If we don't then...
  • Doc talk: Speak up on child abuse April 10, 2007

    The Government's first ever exhaustive report on child abuse contains shocking details. Exploring various forms of child abuse, the study has disturbing data to offer like more than half the children surveyed were sexually abused, often by their own relatives. Psychologist Dr Sonia Mehta spoke to CNN-IBN on what this...
  • Child abuse: How to sensitise kids April 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Hearing that your child has been sexually abused is every parent's nightmare. And compounding the problem is that victims of abuse internalise a lot of guilt because of the associated shame and rarely disclose that they have been abused. Child psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen says that the issue...
  • Govt says 53 pc kids abused April 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Within three months of the Nithari case, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has released the first ever report on child abuse. The study, which had a sample survey of over 17,000, comes with seriously disturbing data like children, both boys and girls, are abused by people...
  • Domestic Violence: Govt seeks report March 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has sought a report from the state governments on implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act - 2005, which came into effect on October 26, 2006. Under the Act, wives, mothers, live-in partners, sisters, mothers-in-law or any woman with...
  • No administration in Nithari: Probe June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The committee constituted by the Centre to investigate the sexual abuse and killings of children and women in Noida's Nithari village has said "it was the failure of not just police, but the entire local administration which resulted in Nithari." The panel submitted its report to the Union Minister...
  • Trauma Centre coming up in Nithari June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Government has decided to set up a 'Trauma Centre' and an Anganwadi Kendra in Nithari where skeletal remains are being unearthed everyday from the drain outside accused Moninder Singh Pandher, Surendra Koli’s house. The trauma centre would help the families of the victims overcome the emotional and psychological...
  • Govt won't spare cheat NRI husbands June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre is in negotiations with the US and UK to get justice for women who have been deserted by their NRI husbands. "Why should a woman who has got married here get divorced abroad? If they (NRI men) violate laws, they should be called back home," Minister of...
  • Act won't hit good hubbies: Renuka November 13, 2006

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil’s Advocate. Will the UPA Government’s Domestic Violence Bill convert innocent husbands into offenders and criminals, and worse, will it empower motivated women to act viciously and get away with it? Those are the two key issues I should raise in an exclusive interview...
  • 'Civil services gender biased' August 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Gender bias is a hush, hush subject in the civil services, but Union Woman and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury is not going to keep quiet about it. In a letter to Cabinet Secretary B K Chaturvedi, the minister has complained that women officers in the civil services are...