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28-Apr-2017 Warsaw

Democratic means only way to solve world problems : Hamid Ansari

India's visiting Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday said peaceful, democratic means are the only way to resolve global problems."India sees democratic and peaceful means not only as means to resolve differences within countries, but also supports democratisation...

27-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Leverage CSR to meet development needs, President tells industry

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday urged the Indian industry to leverage corporate social responsibility (CSR) for re-imagining transformative solutions to address the large development challenges across the country.The President said it was important to collaborate...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ajay Maken, Chako resign from Congress posts

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and P.C. Chacko, in charge of Congress affairs in Delhi, on Wednesday resigned from their posts, owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the city's civic polls."I have sent my resignation to Congress President...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mizoram to soon boast MCG-sized cricket stadium : Lal Thanhawla

The first step was a Supreme Court panel recommending that all the northeastern states are entitled to full affiliation and voting rights in the Indian cricket board. Now, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, whose love for sports is not new, has unveiled...

26-Apr-2017 Yerevan

Future technologies will reshape geopolitics : Hamid Ansari

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics."Every two years, for example, solar installation rates are doubling, and photovoltaic-module...

26-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.Inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the university, the President said the Nizam had a dream...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress did not campaign the way it should have : Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the Congress did not campaign aggressively to win the civic polls and added that she had not been invited to campaign for party candidates."We are going through a bad time. Congress...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan."Vice President reviews entire gamut of bilateral relationship with Prime Minister of Armenia;...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists : Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist...

24-Apr-2017 Doda

Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurates community centre at Doda

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the newly constructed Community centre at main market Doda.The building has been constructed under MPLAD scheme funded by Mr. Azad and completed...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Growing clamour for Governor's rule in J&K : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Saturday there is a growing clamour for Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir."Glad more people have realised PDP-BJP (Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata party) government is a disaster," Chidambaram said...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Opposition unity not easy now : Sheila Dikshit

It is not easy for now to forge a united opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi but a challenge to him will emerge in 2019, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says.The Congress leader also said in an interview that the country's oldest...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress will win 208 seats in MCD polls : Ajay Maken

Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said on Friday that the party will win 208 of 272 seats in the municipal elections according to an internal survey.Talking to reporters here, Maken said the party had conducted an intensive campaign for Sunday's municipal...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi visits engineering college professor on hunger strike

Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited Professor Joshil K Abraham of G B Pant Engineering College at AIIMS, who is on hunger strike against corruption and lack of infrastructure for students."Gandhi understood the problem and gave unconditional...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Time-bound delivery of services in MCD : Ajay Maken

The Congress' Delhi unit on Tuesday released its second part of its three part manifesto for the MCD elections, promising time-bound deliveries of 13 civic services."We will introduce the MCD Right of Citizen to time bound delivery of services charter on...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi holds meeting with party leaders on future polls

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a strategy meeting with Congress leaders, MLAs and MPs to discuss measures to strenghten the party in states which will go for polls before the next general elections.According to sources, he had asked the...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Nepal President calls on Pranab Mukherjee

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday called on her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee ahead of a banquet hosted in her honour."A relationship marked by strong people to people connections. President Bidya Devi Bhandari meets Rashtrapati ji at @RashtrapatiBhvn,"...

18-Apr-2017 Chennai

ED making wild allegation against my son : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday accused the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of making "extraordinary and ridiculous allegation" against his son Karti P. Chidambaram.In a statement issued here, the senior Congress leader said the Enforcement...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress manifesto for Delhi civic polls focuses on urban poor

The Delhi Congress on Monday released the first of its three-part election manifesto for the upcoming civic polls, announcing a slew of measures for the upliftment of the urban poor, including setting up of a Department of Urban Poverty Alleviation."The...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Government cannot silence my voice or stop my writing : P. Chidambaram

Hours after the Enforcement Directorate said it issued notice to his son on charges of violating foreign exchange laws, Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram asserted that the government could not "silence my voice or stop my writing" with "baseless allegations"."The...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress seeks Adityanath's apology for 'anti-women' remarks

The Congress on Monday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of making "disparaging, distatateful and dishonourable" remarks against country's women on his website and demanded an apology from him.The party also said Prime Minister Narendra...

17-Apr-2017 New Delhi

President Of India Inaugurates Global Exhibition on Services

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated 3rd edition of the Global Exhibition on Services (GES-2017) today (April 17, 2017) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that India can be a key partner for emerging services...

17-Apr-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Mahatma Gandhi united people : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said people belonging to all faiths unitedly fought for the freedom of India under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi."Saabhi ne ek hokar Azadi ki ladai ladi aur hum azaad hue (all unitedly fought for freedom of the...

17-Apr-2017 Patna (Bihar)

President fetes freedom fighters on Champaran Satyagraha centenary

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday honoured freedom fighters from across the country to mark the ongoing year-long centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha. Mukherjee, who arrived here by a special Indian Air Force plane, inaugurated the felicitation...

16-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Chinese envoy to take up India's issues with Beijing : Tarun Gogoi

Soon after the Dalai Lama's visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which drew an angry response from China, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Sunday that Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui assured him that he he will "take up all our issues"...

16-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Will close Delhi landfills if win MCD polls : Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Sunday said it will ensure closure of all sanitary landfills in Delhi in two years if elected to power in Delhi municipal bodies.At an event organised by Congress at the Gazipur landfill site, former Union Environment Minster Jairam Ramesh...

15-Apr-2017 New Delhi

President inaugurates Kempegowda festival

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated the Kempegowda Festival here, and said Kempe Gowda was a "just and humane" ruler of the Vijayanagara empire.The festival is organised by the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Foundation, an official release said."His genius...

15-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Contrary to Modi's claims, Indian economy stagnant : Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Saturday said contrary to claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian economy was stagnant and investments were not coming.Citing Reserve Bank of India data, party leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that in 2016-17,...

13-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congressmen meet President, seek FIR against AAP government

Delhi Congress leaders on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and sought his intervention to register an FIR against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over corruption allegations by Shunglu Committee."Met Hon'ble Rashtrapati ji requesting him to intervene...

13-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards to Cho Ramaswamy, Kailash Kher

Tamil actor, editor and political satirist Cho Ramaswamy, playback singer Kailash Kher, multilingual singer K.J. Yesudas, and young sportswomen Dipa Karmakar and Sakshi Malik were among the prominent personalities presented Padma Awards by President Pranab...

12-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Still have faith in Pakistan judiciary, says Azad on Jadhav case

The Congress on Wednesday said it doesn't trust the Pakistan Army tribunal order on capital punishment to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav but "still has faith in Pakistan's judiciary"."We don't trust the Pakistan Army tribunal's order. We don't believe...

12-Apr-2017 Shillong

Congess should take on BJP to protect the nation : Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said the Congress should take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protect the nation.Noting that only the Congress can take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Sangma told reporters here on Tuesday: "What is important...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee Presented Scope awards to CPSEs

The 8th Public Sector Day was marked today with the presentation of SCOPE Awards to Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee here in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that celebrating...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Kirti Azad's wife quits AAP, joins Congress

Five months after she joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Poonam Azad Jha, the wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad Jha, on Tuesday switched to the Congress party.Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken, addressing a press conference accompanied by Jha, announced...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress to launch 'Dilli ki baat, Dil ke saath' campaign

Ahead of the civic polls in the national capital, the Congress will launch "Dilli Ki Bath, Dil Ke Saath" programme to woo the voters.Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken said: "Nearly 90 national Congress leaders from across...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Prime Minister of Australia calls on President

HE the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP the Prime Minister of Australia called on President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at RashtrapatiBhavan yesterday (April 10, 2017).Welcoming the Australian Prime Minister to India, the President said India values its growing...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls on Hamid Ansari

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Vice President Hamid Ansari at the latter's residence here on Monday."PM @TurnbullMalcolm held talks with Vice President Hamid Ansari in New Delhi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram questions : Was money paid to R.K. Nagar voters white?

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday asked if Rs 100 crore distributed in cash to voters in R.K. Nagar of Chennai was black or white after the Election Commission indefinitely postponed the April 12 by-election to the assembly constituency following...

09-Apr-2017 New Delhi

President urges people to help make India cashless society

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday urged the people to support the government's mission to make India a cashless society."I urge all citizens to extend their unstinted support to the mission of a less cash India. All efforts of the government will achieve their...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee releases Veerappa Moily's book

President Pranab Mukherjee complimented senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily for re-telling the Mahabharata epic from the perspective of Draupadi.He was speaking at the launch of "The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi" here.He said that the epics like Mahabharata have...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Immense need of value education today: Manmohan Singh

There is immense need for value education in contemporary times, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday, acknowledging that while subjects like science and mathematics form the backbone of regular curricula, value education keeps one connected...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Are only BJP and RSS members Indians, asks P. Chidambaram

Are only BJP and RSS members Indians, Congress leader P. Chidambaram asked on Saturday as he slammed former BJP MP Tarun Vijay's remarks over the colour of south Indians."When Tarun Vijay said 'we live with blacks', I ask him who is 'we'? Was he referring...

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