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  • Nuclear deal figures in Obama-Sonia meeting 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The issue of operationalising the bilateral landmark civil nuclear deal and cooperation in multiple sectors between India and US were understood to have figured as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President Barrack Obama. A wide range of strategic affair issues came up...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Javier Moro talks about 'The Red Sari'; recounts the hilarious incident of how he first introduced himself to Sonia Gandhi 3 days ago

    Jaipur: Javier Moro, speaking in a lilting Spanish accent, looked unruffled by the reaction to his famously-banned, recently released book 'The Red Sari'. A biography that Moro describes is more on the lines of a love story, is a biographical account of Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In a discussion...
  • Congress delegation headed by Sonia to call on Barack Obama 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi will be part of a Congress delegation which will call on US President Barack Obama on January 26. Briefing reporters, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, however, did not give the names of rest of the members of the delegation, to be headed by Sonia Gandhi. The...
  • Exclusive: Javier Moro talks about controversy over 'Red Sari' January 18, 2015

    It seems that trouble is mounting for the beleaguered Congress. Spanish writer Javier Moro's 'The Red Sari', controversial, unauthorized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is being released by Roli Books in India. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Javier Moro said, "'The Red Sari' is a dramatised biography." ...
  • Congress leaders calling 'The Red Sari' malicious without reading it: Javier Moro January 17, 2015

    After seven years of an unofficial ban, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's biography 'The Red Sari' has hit the stands on Friday. Author Javier Moro has hit out at the Congress for calling it malicious and said, "This kind of phrase is said by someone who has not read the book....
  • Controversial book on Sonia Gandhi 'The Red Saree' to be released in India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi It seems that trouble is mounting for the beleaguered Congress. Spanish writer Javier Moro's 'The Red Sari', controversial, unauthorized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is being released by Roli Books in India. The book's English version was not allowed to be released in India in 2010. This...
  • Congress to hit the ground in Delhi only after declaring all 70 candidates January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress is playing very safe this time in the Delhi Assembly election and will only sound the poll bugle after declaring the full list of 70 candidates. The last list of 21 candidates is expected to be out by Thursday night or by Friday, said Congress media in-charge...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • Congress became 'weak' due to 'some wrongs' of UPA-II: Janardhan Dwivedi January 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Congress became "weak" in the country because of "certain wrongs" of the UPA-II leading to its present scenario, senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi said as he spoke of the need to launch a struggle to strengthen the organisation. "Some wrongs of the UPA-2 have led to the present scenario...
  • Congess outlines blueprint for party revamp January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Struggling to recover from its worst electoral debacle, Congress leadership has outlined a blueprint to revamp the party and redraft its socio-economic policies amid reports that Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of party President. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written...
  • Sonia Gandhi condemns terror attack on media office in Paris January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the terror attack on a newspaper office in Paris and said extremism and intolerance will never be able to curb freedom of expression. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has condemned the cowardly and dastardly terror attack on media in Paris. Shocked at...
  • Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra's firms in Rajasthan cancelled January 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The mutation of land purchased in Rajasthan by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited has been cancelled by the state government on Sunday. Vadra's Skylight Hospitality's transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time. The areas include Gajner, Goileri and Kolayat Tehsil. District...
  • Congress likely to come up with revival blueprint by March January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A blueprint for revival of Congress is expected to be ready by March with Sonia Gandhi asking state unit chiefs to seek views of grass-roots workers on how to turn around the party's fortunes. After Rahul Gandhi's directive to party general secretaries to get feedback from district and...
  • Robert Vadra's Skylight hospitality issued tax notice, to explain his controversial land deals: Sources January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra's owned Skylight hospitality firm has been issued a tax notice on Thursday. The Income-Tax department has asked Vadra to explain all his controversial land deals and financial transactions. This is not the first time Vadra has been accused. Prior to...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today December 28, 2014

    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...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls Tarun Gogoi to discuss Assam situation December 24, 2014

    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,...
  • Sonia Gandhi undergoes breathing exercises, to remain in hospital December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The condition of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, undergoing treatment for lower respiratory tract infection, is improving and she went through breathing exercises without any problem, doctors said. "Mrs Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is stable. She has undergone breathing exercises without any problem. She will remain under...
  • Sonia Gandhi feeling better, will remain under observation: doctors December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been hospitalised for lower respiratory tract infection, is feeling better but will remain under observation. "Mrs Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is improving. Her medications will continue and she will remain under observation," said Dr Ajay Swaroop, Chairman (Officiating), Board of...
  • Sonia Gandhi stable and recovering, say doctors December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is still in hospital after being admitted on Thursday to the Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi for treatment for a lower respiratory tract infection. Doctors treating her said that she is stable and recovering but she will require further treatment. "She was admitted...
  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital for respiratory tract infection December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection. "She has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for further treatment of the infection," AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said. Sonia had undergone surgery in the at a US hospital...
  • Leaders pay homage to martyrs on 13th anniversary of Parliament attack December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday paid homage to martyrs on the 13th anniversary of the attack on Parliament. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Home...
  • Development is done by hard work, not through hollow promises: Sonia Gandhi December 10, 2014

    Shangus (J&K): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir were "bearing the brunt of hollow promises" made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who she claimed was playing politics over the "miseries" of people. "Prime Minister came here recently and made a long list of...
  • Rahul Gandhi applauds functioning of Kerala Congress December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday applauded the working of the party in Kerala and said that this is going to be the model for the party in the rest of the country. "The working of the Congress party in Kerala is a model for me and the one...
  • Sonia Gandhi turns 68 today, PM Modi wishes her a long life December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who turns 68 on Tuesday, will not celebrate her birthday in view of terror and Naxal attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh respectively. "In solidarity with the martyred Army and police personnel there, Sonia has asked Congresspersons not to celebrate her birthday," the party...
  • Sonia Gandhi decides not to celebrate her birthday this year December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who turns 68 on Tuesday, will not celebrate her birthday in view of terror and Naxal attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh respectively. "In solidarity with the martyred Army and police personnel there, Gandhi has asked Congresspersons not to celebrate her birthday," the party...
  • 'Tu Mera Hero' is a situation comedy, which is rarely seen on TV these days: Akhilendra Mishra December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Akhilendra Mishra, who is starring in a new TV comedy 'Tu Mera Hero', says the plot of the show attracted him to try his luck in a fuuny role for the first time. The 54-year-old 'Chandrakanta' actor said the show is different from other daily soaps on TV....
  • Gandhi name an asset to far more than those who consider it a liability: Shashi Tharoor December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculation that he may be leaving the party, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has he made it clear that he is not going anywhere. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he also added there was no need for any leadership change in the Congress and that the Gandhis...
  • Assembly elections: After Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah to campaign in Jharkhand today December 1, 2014

    Ranchi: After attacking Mamata Banerjee in her home turf in Kolkata, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah is all set to hold election rallies in Jharkhand on Monday. Shah will hold rallies at Barhi, Hazaribagh, Chatra, Mandu and Bokaro regions in the state that is gearing for the second phase of...