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  • Congress leaders named to head Parliament committees 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the decision over the Leader of Opposition still looms over the Congress, many Congress leaders will now chair a number of Parliament committees. KV Thomas will head the Public Accounts Committee while Kamal Nath will head the Parliament committee on Defence. Veerappa Moily will head the Parliament...
  • Moily comes out in Rahul's defence, says he was and will be our leader 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the voices of dissent are out in the open against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister and senior party leader Veerappa Moily defended him saying, "Rahul was and will remain our leader." There has been a crisis within the Congress with cadres pointing fingers at...
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability 5 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Goa ministers went on foreign trips at state expense, spent Rs 13 cr in two years 6 hours 48 minutes ago

    Panaji: Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. The information has been cited in a report tabled in the state Assembly which also mentions that Goa Tourism Minister Dilip...
  • Seat allocation in Lok Sabha: Member says 'we are like nomads' 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The delay in allocation of seats in the newly-elected Lok Sabha came in for criticism on Tuesday with a member saying the representatives of the people had become "nomadic tribes" in the absence of dedicated seats to them. Biju Janata Dal MP Pinaki Misra raised the issue in the...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge 10 hours 5 minutes 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...
  • Narayan Rane meets Chavan, discusses resignation, state polls 9 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quit the state cabinet, he met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday. Rane met Chavan along with leader Manikrao Thakre. Rane has long been vying for the top post in the state and was upset that the Congress leadership decided to...
  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque 10 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee offered 'dua' (prayers) at a mosque inside President's Estate on the occassion of 'Khatam Shareef' -- which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran. Mukherjee visited the President's Estate Masjid to participate in the 'Dua' (prayers) on the occasion of 'Khatam...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • Manmohan denies Katju's charges, says HR Bhardwaj explained everything 9 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence over corruption allegations in the judiciary made by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. Speaking the CNN-IBN, Singh said, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more...
  • Congress denunciates Lok Sabha Speaker over LoP issue 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian National Congress is busy mounting pressure on the Lok Sabha Speaker over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said, "How can the government manage the next five years without a LoP? It is an embarrassment to the Speaker and...
  • Ex-CJI RC Lahoti slams Justice Katju, says have not done anything wrong 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti on Tuesday denied Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary and said that he has not done anything wrong. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the former CJI said, "Rest everything is to be found in the record. Everything is a matter a...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • Congress leaders hit out at Rahul, say Priyanka can match Amit Shah: Sources 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: There is anger and dissent simmering against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the party. Congress leaders have criticised Rahul Gandhi for his inaccessibility. Rahul is being blamed for his coterie style of working, say sources. According to the sources, many Congress leaders have proposed that only Priyanka Gandhi...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces 13 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 15 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • BJP holds Parliamentary party meet to discuss bills 16 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meet to discuss the different bills to be tabled in the ongoing session in Parliament. According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told party MPs that they must heed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary Yesterday

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Justice Markandey Katju Yesterday

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Justice Markandey Katju speaks about the timing of his revelations of a "corrupt judge" continuing in Madras High Court. ...
  • Congress hit by crisis in Haryana, Assam, Maharashtra Yesterday

    The Congress party is hit by crisis as its leaders are turning rebel with each passing day. After the party was hit by the crisis in Assam and Maharashtra, dissent is growing in the Haryana too. Ever since the Congress was decimated in the Lok Sabha elections in this May...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam Yesterday

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Kejriwal to move back to Kaushambi residence by July end Yesterday

    New Delhi: AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal is likely to move back to Kaushambi, his place of residence prior to him moving to official accomodation as Delhi Chief Minister at Tilak Lane, sources said. The former Delhi Chief Minister is also expected to retain the Hanuman Road office in Central Delhi,...
  • Triple whammy for Congress: A test of Rahul Gandhi's leadership? Yesterday

    The Congress party is facing crisis as the leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh was rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's resignation. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts whether the crisis in the party...
  • In LoP absence, government starts CVC appointment process Yesterday

    New Delhi: While Lok Sabha Speaker is yet to decide on Leader of Opposition (LoP), the Centre on Monday went ahead with the process of appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and sought nominations of eligible candidates from all secretaries. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)...
  • Crisis in Congress, Haryana leader demands CM Hooda's ouster Yesterday

    New Delhi: There has been a crisis in the Congress as the party leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh is rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's ouster, said sources on Monday. Singh even reached out to...
  • Rajya Sabha discusses violence in Gaza Yesterday

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Monday condemned the violence in Gaza and pressed for adoption of a resolution by the Rajya Sabha against it besides demanding suspension of all military purchases from Israel as the House took up a discussion over the matter ending a week-long deadlock. The House, which was...
  • Even gods can't prevent rape incidents: UP Governor Yesterday

    Lucknow: Adding to the volley of irresponsible remarks made on crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said that even gods could not prevent rape incidents. Qureshi, who took additional charge as the UP Governor recently, said, "Even god can't prevent rapes there should not be politics over...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 'surprised' as 32 MLAs quit, seek his ouster Yesterday

    Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says he is surprised by the resignation of some Congress MLAs including a minister in his government on Monday. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and 31 other Congress MLAs on Monday resigned even after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi extended his support to the beleagured...