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19-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Media needs to be more alert in news presentation : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday cautioned the media to be more alert in presentation of news taking into account differences of opinion.The President iterated there was no place for intolerance in democracy, whether in the fourth estate or elsewhere.Speaking...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Chief Ministers of Manipur and Nagaland meet the Union Home Minister

On request of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh met him here today. The Home Minister expressed his grave concern over the continued blockade of National Highway-2 causing severe difficulties to the people...

17-Jan-2017 Panaji

Goa BJP will have poll problem without RSS backing : Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party will face a problem in Goa assembly elections because of the party's differences with the RSS.Singh's comments came a day after Goa Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Lakshman...

16-Jan-2017 Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of undermining RBI's autonomy

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of undermining the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).The Gandhi scion said the central bank was not given due importance while implementing demonetisation.Speaking at...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Will step down if asked : Sheila Dikshit

Congress party's chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that she will step down if asked to.Her remarks came amid talks of the Congress likely entering into an alliance with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday finally joined the Congress after a meeting with its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here.Gandhi warmly welcomed Sidhu, a former BJP MP from Amritsar, into the party fold at his residence. Sidhu's wife had earlier joined the...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Hitler, Mussolini were also powerful brands: Rahul on Vij's comment

Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its Haryana Minister Anil Vij's comments on Mahatma Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said even "Hitler and Mussolini were very powerful brands"."Hitler and Mussolini were also very powerful...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Rahul mocks Modi, promises 'acche din' with Congress' return to power

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over note ban and asserted the country will get the BJP-promised "achhe din" when the Congress returns to power in 2019.Besides calling Modi as the...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Manmohan, Chidambaram hit out at Modi over demonetisation

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, saying that the country will suffer a loss of Rs 1.5 lakh crore from the note ban and the "worse" was yet to...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

BJP believes in ideology of fear : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the BJP, accusing it of spreading "fear" wherever it is in power in the country."Policies introduced by the Congress have helped the people of this country to be fearless," Gandhi said speaking at the...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Modi, RSS have undermined country's institutions : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS for "undermining every single institution" of the country in the past two and a half years of the NDA rule."The Congress in the last 70 years gave respect to institutions,...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Achhe din will come when Congress comes to power : Rahul Gandhi

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of demonetisation, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the 'achhe din' promised by the BJP will come only in 2019 "when Congress comes to power".Speaking at the Jan Vedna convention...

09-Jan-2017 Bengaluru

President flags concerns of women marrying into NRI families

Highlighting the vulnerabilities of Indian women marrying into NRI families, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indian community organisations abroad can most effectively address their concerns even as the government and its agencies deal with the issue."I...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

AAP, BJP behind Delhi sanitation workers' strike : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Monday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the strike of the sanitation workers in the city and accused the city government of reducing the civic bodies' allocations."It is sad that the sanitation workers of the...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Akali-BJP's mismanagement of Punjab unprecedented : Dr. Manmohan Singh

Accusing the Akali Dal-BJP government of "unprecedented mismanagement" of Punjab, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday urged voters to return the Congress to power in the state."Punjab has tremendous all round potential but it has not been exploited...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Punjab Congress to promote free and fair environment for media

The Punjab Congress has, in a separate section on the Media in its manifesto, promised to encourage and strengthen the print and electronic media, which has been virtually strangulated under the Badal rule, in the state.The Congress government will promote...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Punjab Congress manifesto promises sweeping legislative, police reforms

The Punjab Congress manifesto for the Assembly elections scheduled for February 4 promises sweeping legislative and police reforms to improve the state’s law and order situation, which is in complete doldrums as a result of the criminal links and the stranglehold...

07-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Prime Minister of Portugal calls on President

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Costa, the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic called on President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (January 7, 2017).Welcoming the Portuguese Prime Minister to India, the President said India attaches...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

BJP will form government in Manipur : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday said that the BJP would succeed in forming government in Manipur, which will go to polls in March."I am sure that BJP will form a government in Manipur," Khandu told IANS on the sidelines of BJP's National...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Why this hurry to shut Sahara case, Congress asks government

The Congress on Friday said that after granting "immunity" to the Sahara Group, the government is trying to brush under the carpet the entire case against the Group in a "conspiratorial manner".The party also demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come...

06-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Note ban can cut growth by 1 or 2 per cent : Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Demonetisation could cut economic growth by 1 or 2 per cent in the current fiscal, former Deputy Chairman of erstwhile Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Friday.Ahluwalia also urged the government to immediately try to put the economy back over the...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Note ban may slow down economy in short run : Pranab Mukherjee

Demonetisation may lead to a temporary slowdown in the economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday."Demonetisation, while immobilising black money and fighting corruption, may lead to temporary slowdown of the economy," the President said in a video address...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Immunity to Sahara or immunity to Narendra Modi : Rahul Gandhi

Following a tax settlement authority granting immunity from prosecution to Sahara India, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pointed fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked why is he afraid of a probe."Immunity for Sahara or immunity for Modiji? If...

05-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Note ban may slow down economy : Pranab Mukherjee

Demonetisation may lead to a temporary slowdown of the economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday."Demonetisation, which immobilizing black money and fighting corruption, may lead to temporary slowdown of the economy," the President said in an address on...

04-Jan-2017 New Delhi

AAP intentionally delaying delimitation files : Congress

The Congress party on Wednesday said that the Delhi government was "intentionally" delaying the file pertaining to delimitation of municpal wards of Delhi as it fears defeat in polls.The Congress said that it will approach courts if the file on the delimitation...

04-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Government has virtually taken over RBI's functions : P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the government has virtually taken over the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) role with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the shots on everything from demonetisation to rates cuts by banks."Virtually,...

04-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI), becoming the 44th and the first Sikh top judge of the country.Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.The...

03-Jan-2017 New Delhi

New Lt. Governor of Delhi meets President

Newly-appointed Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.Officials said it was just a courtesy call.He also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.Baijal took charge as the Lt. Governor of Delhi on Saturday, over a week after former...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

PM 'threatening' the country and its people : Manish Tewari

Congress on Tuesday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with "trying to threaten" the country and its people when he gives speeches."If you see his (Modi) December 31 speech, it didn't look like as if he was the elected represenative of the people. It looked...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

President stresses on modernisation of defence forces

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday stressed on the need for modernising the defence forces as a group of probationers of the Indian Defence Accounts Service called on him.The probationers are from the 2015 batch of Indian Defence Accounts Service.Talking to...

31-Dec-2016 Kochi

Come clean on dealings with DeLaRue : Oommen Chandy tells Centre

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday asked the Narendra Modi-led central government to come clean on the dealings with the British company DeLaRue that prints currency notes.Addressing reporters here, Chandy said the company, according to...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

2017 will see drop in all economic indicators : Congress

Assailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Congress on Saturday said the "disastrous" currency ban decision will lead to a drop in every economic indicator.Claiming that nothing has changed even after the end of the self imposed 50 day deadline...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi, P. Chidambaram demand removal of cash withdrawal limit

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and demanded removal of the weekly cash withdrawal limit with immediate effect.Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram also targeted the Prime Minister asking...

31-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Why continue restrictions on withdrawing money : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked the Centre why restrictions continued on withdrawing money after the deadline of December 30 for restoring order post-demonetisation had past.In...

30-Dec-2016 New Delhi

BJP trying to fish in troubled waters in UP : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Congress on Friday termed the internal divide in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party "worrisome" and accused the BJP of trying to destabilise the state government."There is situation of political instability in UP. It's worrisome for democracy. We don't comment...

30-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation decision taken without forethought : P. Chidambaram

Calling demonetisation a "decision taken without forethought", the Congress on Friday said all its stated objectives have failed and the government's insistence on digital transactions is infested with "serious issues", including of privacy.The opposition party...

29-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Congress takes on Modi over graft, BJP threatens legal action

Sharpening the attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and graft charges, the Congress on Thursday announced launching a nationwide protest campaign from January. its also questioned Modis alleged links with a Gujarat businessman being probed...

29-Dec-2016 Mumbai

50 days of demonetisation: Congressmen sport anti-Modi tattoo

A group of 50 Congress activists painted tattoos proclaiming "Our PM is Corrupt" to mark the 50 days of demonetisation here on Thursday with plans to intensify their agitation over the next few days.Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam claimed that...

29-Dec-2016 Bengaluru

Note ban is a Modi-made disaster for India : Mallikarjuna Kharge

Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge has termed demonetisation as a "Modi-made disaster" for the country, which reels under its impact even 49 days after it was announced on November 8."Demonetisation is a Narendra Modi-made disaster, as evident from its fallout...

29-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Dr Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congress election manifesto

World-renowned economist and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will release the assembly election manifesto of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) soon. Though the manifesto release date is yet to be finalized, Dr. Manmohan Singh agreed to launch the...

28-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Explore alternatives as SAARC discouraging : Hamid Ansari

Observing that the experience of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) comprising eight countries in the region has not been "encouraging", Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday urged the need for exploring an alternate strategy.He said...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Revoke IOA appointments of Chautala, Kalmadi : Ajay Maken

Congress leader Ajay Maken on Wednesday urged Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel to ensure revocation of appointments of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as Indian Olympic Association's honorary life presidents, given their "tainted...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Ajay Maken wants IOA appointments of Chautala, Kalmadi revoked

The Congress on Wednesday urged Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Vijay Goel to revoke the appointments of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), given their tainted past.Former Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken slammed...

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