Tewari

  • Rashid Alvi terms Congress's spokesperson list immaterial 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order with the Congress media department head Ajay Maken ruling that only spokespersons were authorised to speak. ...
  • Divide within Congress widens; 18 new party spokespersons named, old ones defiant Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress's story of turmoil and infighting continues. There is now controversy over the latest list of Congress spokespersons released by the party which does not have the names of Manish Tewari and Rashid Alvi. Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories Yesterday

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey Yesterday

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  • News 360: SC asks government to step up relief operation in flood-hit J&K Yesterday

    The Supreme Court has expressed concerns on the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The court has said that the state government must provide basic necessities to flood victims. ...
  • Don't need a noun before my name to air my views, says Tewari as Congress names new spokespersons Yesterday

    New Delhi: A defiant Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Congress for virtually putting a gag order against him and Rashid Alvi for speaking "without authorisation". The former information and broadcasting minister said that he didn't need a noun before his name to express his opinions. "There are certain...
  • Congress challenges BJP over government formation in Delhi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is keeping up the attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party over government formation in Delhi claiming that they are scared of the voters' verdict. "BJP was the largest largest party in the December elections. They could have formed the government then. If the BJP is not...
  • Government response to SC decision on coal block good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's decision to accept the Supreme Court's decision to term the coal block allocation since 1993 as illegal is an example of good governance, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. "We said we accept your decision. Please consider the 46 mines where production is about...
  • Opposition slams Modi over his live Teachers' Day address to students September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A row has broken out over the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry's directive on the compulsory viewing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teachers Day speech by school students across the country. The opposition slammed the government directive and said that schools and parents will be inconvenienced by...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation August 28, 2014

    Congress member Manish Tewari said, "This is a failure on the part of the BJP and NDA to bring peace at the border. The situation on the Line of Control and International border is very tense." ...
  • Congress silent on Sheila Dikshit's resignation as Kerala Governor August 26, 2014

    Sheila Dikshit resigned as Kerala Governor on Tuesday, a day after she met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Marg Darshak Mandal first step towards sidelining BJP veterans: Congress August 26, 2014

    Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday mocked the BJP's newly-created Marg Darshak Mandal - a body for party veterans - saying that it was the first step towards sidelining them. ...
  • J&K : Firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians August 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians in the RS Pura sector and injured a jawan and three other people. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Our Army & BSF are effectively responding...
  • Pakistan envoy to meet J&K separatists leaders ahead of diplomatic meet with India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit will meet Kashmiri separatists Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani before attending foreign secretary level talks with India scheduled later this month, a move that has sparked outrage across party lines. Basit will meet Shabbir Shah on Monday evening and Mirwaiz...
  • Congress calls RSS chief's comments an attempt to polarise society August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off another controversy by saying that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. The Congress party hit out at Bhagwat saying there has been a constant attempt to polarise the society. Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, "There...
  • Congress accuses over-centralisation of power in the government August 13, 2014

    Reacting sharply to the changing development of the Prime Minister directly deciding the transfer and posting of senior officers and the altered status of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Congress leader Manish Tewari accused it of a gross over-centralisation of power and of being symbolic of a personality cult....
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Is government committed to secular idea of India, asks Manish Tewari August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party and questioned whether the Narendra Modi was committed to the secular idea of India. He said, "There is a perception that this government is interested in keeping the communal temperature just below the boiling point so that there...
  • Government must tell reason behind sacking Kamla Beniwal: Manish Tewari August 8, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari hit out at the government for sacking Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal. He said, "The government must come out very clean. If at all it is the government's case that they have sacked the former Governor of Gujarat, who was transferred to Mizoram, because of alleged...
  • The National Herald case is an example of political vendetta: Manish Tewari August 1, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Indian National Congress member Manish Tewari said that the National Herald case is the biggest example of political vendetta. "It was Bharatiya Janta party who blamed us for misusing agencies," said Tewari. ...
  • Gadkari calls reports of bugging devices at his home highly speculative July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A controversy erupted over a report of bugging devices having been found in Nitin Gadkari's residence but the Union Minister on Sunday dubbed it as "highly speculative" even as the Congress said it reflects lack of faith and mutual trust among NDA ministers. A media report has claimed that...
  • Punjab government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari July 25, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Punjab government must resolve the SGPC issue with the Haryana government. He said, "If Punjab government has any issues/misunderstandings then they must resolve it amicably with the Haryana government." The Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a compulsory...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The Congress...
  • BJP'flip-flop' to undermine India's fight against terror:Congress June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming the US action designating Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a terror outfit, Congress on Thursday attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre saying while the party made "muscular rhetorics" on terror issue for past ten years, it engaged in "flip flop" on it after coming to power. "I think it is...
  • Modi abolishes GoMs but Congress says it helps in decision making June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Narendra Modi government deciding to scrap all 30 Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) set up by the previous UPA regime, Congress defended the ministerial groups saying they were necessitated due to the complexities of issues having inter-ministerial connotations. While Congress...
  • Art 370 debate a no-brainer, provision can't be repealed: Manish Tewari May 28, 2014

    Congress on Wednesday echoed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's view that Article 370 that provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir simply "cannot be repealed", saying it will need the consent of the Constituent Assembly which "cannot be resurrected". There should be a basic understanding of the Constitution before any statement is...
  • The autonomy of Prasar Bharati is still a joke May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. The controversy over alleged editing of the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview to DD has led to a huge controversy prompting the Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar to issue a clarification...
  • I&B Ministry at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati, says Manish Tewari May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi's interview with Doordarshan News has escalated. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has hit back at the BJP and the national broadcaster saying that the ministry is at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati. "The...
  • A Billion Votes: FIRs against Modi for model code of conduct violation April 30, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in trouble after two FIRs were registered against him by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and the Representation of the People Act. Modi came under fire from the opposition for waving BJP's...