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21-Feb-2018 New Delhi

AAP planned Chief Secretary attack to divert attention : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Wednesday called the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs a "planned strategy" of the ruling party and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologise to the bureaucrat."The case of assault on Chief Secretary...

20-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress to talk to others on raising PNB fraud in Parliament

The Congress on Tuesday said that it would talk to other parties on raising the Rs 11,300-crore PNB fraud and the Rotomac fraud issue in the second leg of Parliament's Budget Session to seek answers from the government on the credibility of banking sector."The...

20-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Abhishek Manu Singhvi gets IT notice for Nirav Modi purchases

The Income Tax Department on Tuesday said an "inquiry notice" was sent to Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi's wife Anita who had allegedly bought diamonds and jewellery worth Rs 6.5 crore from a store owned by fugitive Nirav Modi."An inquiry notice has...

20-Feb-2018 Mendipathar (Meghalaya)

Get back Nirav while returning from abroad, Rahul Gandhi tells PM

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to bring back absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi "when he returns from his foreign trips"."I would like to request this Modi (Prime Minister), on behalf of all...

20-Feb-2018 Tura (Meghalaya)

Meghalaya CM slams Rajnath's remark on security

Countering Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the murder of an election candidate was proof of "lawlessness" in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said his government has never compromised on tackling insurgency and restoring peace in the...

20-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Congress starts preparing for Lok Sabha polls

The Kerala unit of the Congress has started preparing for the Lok Sabha polls after former Defence Minister A.K. Antony said last week that the Central government might go for elections later this year.Congress General Secretary Thampanoor Ravi on Tuesday...

20-Feb-2018 Bengaluru

Karnataka CM hits back at Modi for 'commission' remark

Stung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "10 per cent commission" jibe against his government, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said Modi was, in fact, a facilitator of corruption."You made common people stand in queues to deposit their money...

19-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Who facilitated Mehul Choksi's escape, Congress asks PM

The Congress on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on as to who facilitated the escape aboard of Punjab National Bank fraud accused Mehul Choksi, who was purportedly declared a proclaimed offender by a Chandigarh court.Congress spokesperson Manish...

19-Feb-2018 New Delhi

'Saheb's' silence betrays his loyalty : Rahul Gandhi

Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over banking frauds, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that "saheb's" (an allusion to Prime Minister Modi) silence over the scams betrays which side his loyalty lies.The Congress president took...

18-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress demands white paper on banking sector health

The Congress on Sunday demanded the Narendra Modi government bring a white paper on the health of Indian baking sector and that the banks should declare their losses due to bank frauds as also their total non-performing assets (NPAs) as on December 31, 2017."Since...

17-Feb-2018 Shillong

Don't fall for BJP's false promises, Gogoi tells Meghalaya voters

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday appealed to the Meghalaya voters not to fall for the BJP's "false promises" of turning it into a model state in case the party was voted to power."They (BJP) promise everything. They will promise even the...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress to discuss PNB scam with other parties for JPC probe

The Congress on Saturday said it will raise the PNB scam in Parliament "vociferously" and speak to various opposition parties to put pressure on the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the matter."The Congress, in the interest of...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

PM should 'break silence' on PNB scam : Rahul Gandhi

The Congress on Saturday described the PNB scam a "complete failure of regulatory mechanism and fraud detection ability of the banking sector" and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his silence on India's "biggest bank scam"."The Congress calls...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP, Congress trade blame over multi-crore Nirav banking fraud

The ruling BJP on Saturday blamed the Congress for the "original sin" that led to the alleged Rs 11,500 crore banking fraud by jeweller Nirav Modi and his partner Mehul Choksi. The opposition party returned the attack calling it "cheap sense of politics...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi government over 'jobless growth'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government and said that "Indias jobless growth and not empowering farmers and farm labourers is not an option any longer".He was addressing members of the Congress Steering Committee here. "Rahulji...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress

In a boost to the Congress, former Delhi Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who had quit the party to join the BJP in April last year, on Saturday returned to the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi here.Earlier in the day, Lovely met...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Was misfit in BJP, says Lovely after rejoining Congress

Former Delhi Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday returned to the Congress and said he was "ideologically a misfit" in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which he had joined in April last year.His re-induction in the Congress was announced soon after Lovely,...

16-Feb-2018 Bengaluru

Siddaramaiah presents popular budget for poll-bound Karnataka

With an eye on Assembly election, due in late April or early May, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday presented a popular state budget for fiscal 2018-19 to please all sections of society.Barring 8 per cent increase in additional excise duty on...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Those appropriating Vivekananda haven't read him : Shashi Tharoor

Taking a dig at the BJP and other rightwing political parties, acclaimed author and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that those trying to appropriate Swami Vivekananda have not actually read him and thus project the celebrated 19th century Hindu monk...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'

The Congress on Friday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest "bank loot scam" and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore.The party also asked why Modi was silent on...

16-Feb-2018 Agartala

Massive corruption in BJP government : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all."Corruption has increased to a large extent in every sphere...

15-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP 'match fixing' with NPP in Meghalaya elections : Anand Sharma

Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of "match fixing" with the National People's Party (NPP), while terming the United Democratic Party (UDP)its "side player" for the February 27 assembly polls.Ridiculing the BJP's vision document for Meghalaya...

15-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Who let Nirav Modi flee India : Randeep Siingh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rs 11,500 crore fraud in the PNB and asked him to come clean on the government's "failure" to prevent the scam and identify those who helped the alleged kingpin, billionaire jeweller...

15-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM for Nirav banking fraud

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said diamond merchant Nirvav Modi's Rs 11,500 crore fraud in the country's second-biggest state-run bank was a guide to "looting India" which involves getting closer to and hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then...

14-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP will have more lies in 'Vision Document' for Meghalaya : Gaurav Gogoi

Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Wednesday charged the BJP with seeking to spread "more lies and false dreams" in its "Vision Document" for the state to be released here by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the February 27 assembly elections."Tomorrow (Thursday),...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress hits out at Modi over security situation in J&K

Expressing concern over the rising number of terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi the same five questions he had shot at the UPA government over the security situation in the country ahead of the 2014...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

AAP now a 'khap party', failed on every front : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Wednesday described the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a "khap party" and said the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has failed on all fronts in the last three years."This is not an Aam Aadmi Party, but a khap party which has failed on every...

13-Feb-2018 Kalaburgi (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi sees RSS hand in NDA government's policies

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday charged the RSS was behind the policies and programmes of the NDA government, especially demonetisation."With an RSS functionary posted as an officer on special duty in every central ministry, the BJP's parent organisation...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Government economists critical of budget provisions : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that every economist of the government is speaking against the Union Budget provisions, leading to a chorus of dissent growing against it."The chorus of dissent against budget...

12-Feb-2018 Devadurga (Karnataka)

Narendra Modi should learn governance from Siddaramaiah : Rahul Gandhi

Highlighting the achievements of the ruling Congress government in poll-bound Karnataka, party President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to learn from state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah how to govern the country."Modi should learn from Siddaramaiah...

12-Feb-2018 Raichur (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi munches on 'pakodas, bhajjis' in north Karnataka town

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday stopped by a roadside eatery in north Karnataka's Raichur town and munched hot and spicy pakodas and bhajjis and sipped tea in a plastic cup along with state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other party officials."Gandhi...

11-Feb-2018 Koppal (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi asks 'pro-rich Modi' to waive farmer loans

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive loans of farmers than working only for the rich, businessmen and industrialists."Though the Modi government works for the rich, businessmen and industrialists, I urge the Prime...

11-Feb-2018 Kochi

Reveal Rafale truth to clear doubts : A.K. Antony

Former Defence Minister and senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday asked the Central government to reveal the purchase price and other terms and conditions of the Rafale fighter deal with France to clear doubts about the controversial defence contract."In...

11-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Modi's foreign policy is some dynamism, more spin : Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP and former Minister of State for External Affairs, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought "dynamism" to India's foreign policy but lacks consistency in the country's neighbourhood strategy.In an interview with IANS, Tharoor...

10-Feb-2018 Hospet (Karnataka)

Previous BJP government in Karnataka broke graft records : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the previous BJP government in the southern state "broke graft records" with numerous scams."While Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about corruption, he forgets that...

10-Feb-2018 Hospet (Karnataka)

Modi's backward-looking thought led to note ban : Rahul Gandhi

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent Parliament speech accusing the Congress of yearning an "old India" of scams, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Modi's "backward-looking" thought led to note ban."The country doesn't want to hear...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Congress dares Khattar for Goa Manohar Lal Khattar's resignation

Congress on Saturday reacted sharply on alleged remarks by Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai, who described majority domestic tourists as "scum" and said north Indians wanted "Haryana in Goa".Congress leader from Haryana, Randeep Singh Surjewala, said that Chief Minister...

09-Feb-2018 Kohima

BJP will get only 3 to 6 seats in Nagaland : Kuzholuzo Nienu

Nagaland Home Minister Kuzholuzo Nienu on Friday exuded confidence that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will retain power in Nagaland by securing more than 30 seats in the February 27 elections while the BJP will only get three to six in the 60-member assembly."Out...

09-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi urges all parties to unite for justice to Andhra Pradesh

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday supported the demand for special category status to Andhra Pradesh and urged all political parties to unite for ensuring justice to the state."The Congress Party supports the just demand of the people of Andhra Pradesh...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution : Shashi Tharoor

The BJP government is looking to make a "major assault" on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on various constitutional provisions, like Article 370...

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