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23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government."The...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice

Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.Soft-Spoken,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier in the...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Celebrity endorsements won't help GST implementation : Manish Tewari

Congress on Wednesday said that celebrity endorsements are not going to help roll out or facilitate implementation of the upcoming GST as it evaded a direct reply whether megastar Amitabh Bachchan should refrain from acting as its brand ambassador as the party's...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka waives cooperative crop loans up to Rs 50,000

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced waiving of crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 of over 22 lakh farmers from cooperative banks in the state."Crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 borrowed by 22,27,506 farmers from cooperative banks in the state will be...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Unfazed by JD-U's decision to back NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, major opposition parties will meet here on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the presidential election.Meira Kumar met...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BCCI tried to mediate between Kumble, Kohli : Rajeev Shukla

Asserting that a new national team coach will be appointed before next month's Sri Lanka tour, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said board officials tried to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble...

18-Jun-2017 Udupi (Karnataka)

President calls for better healthcare in rural areas

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said quality healthcare was a necessity for every individual and underlined the need to ensure better infrastructure in rural areas so that doctors serve there.At the foundation of the Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah...

17-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Pranab Mukherjee dedicates Bengaluru Metro to nation

Bengaluru on Saturday became the second city after Delhi to have a full-fledged Metro network in all the four directions, with President Pranab Mukherjee dedicating the last section of the first phase to the nation.The 42.3-km-long project, which started in 2008,...

17-Jun-2017 Pune

Nation's faith in Army remains intact : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that in the rapidly changing environment, the nation's faith in the armed forces has remained unshaken."In the rapidly changing environment, one factor which has not changed is the faith reposed in the armed forces by...

16-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Smart Cities Mission anti-poor, has failed : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Friday said the Narendra Modi government's Smart Cities Mission has failed as the urban poor have been neglected under the scheme and almost 80 per cent of the money is being utilised only for developing 2.7 per cent of the dedicated area."Two...

16-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Good if President is chosen through consensus : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Friday said it supported a consensus on the next President and that the name should first come from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which leads the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre."It would be good if the President is chosen...

16-Jun-2017 New Delhi

RSS chief calls on President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat here on Friday called on President Pranab Mukherjee, which the Sangh called a "courtesy meet".It said Mukherjee had invited Bhagwat over lunch, and he reached here from Rudrapur.The meeting, just ahead of the...

16-Jun-2017 New Delhi

LG should intervene, end BJP-AAP fight in Delhi : Ajay Maken

Noting that the functioning of all the three Delhi Municipal Corporations has come to a standstill due to fights between the AAP and the BJP, the Congress on Friday said that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal should intervene."Due to the fights between the Aam Aadmi...

15-Jun-2017 New Delhi

AAP beset with problems, has no national significance : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Thursday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has no "national significance" to be part of the opposition's deliberations on the Presidential election and the party should rather settle its internal problems first.Senior Congress spokesperson Anand...

15-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka CM takes ride on new Metro line in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday took a ride on the new north-south line of Bengaluru Metro Rail Service ahead of its opening to public from Sunday.President Pranab Mukherjee will flag off the service on the new line on Saturday from the state...

15-Jun-2017 New Delhi

PM should get firm US assurance on H1B visa issue : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Thursday said during his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should "demand and obtain credible and firm assurances from President Donald Trump that he will reverse his decision on granting H1B visa to Indian professionals".The...

14-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Intel to invest Rs 1,100 crore in India afresh

Intel Corporation, the world's leading chip maker, is investing Rs 1,100 crore ($178 million) in India to set up a new Research and Development (R&D) centre in this tech hub, said an official on Wednesday."We are investing Rs 1,100 crore in our upcoming...

14-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP trying to deconstruct Mahatma's ideology : Raj Babbar

Equating the killing of five Madhya Pradesh farmers with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, the Congress on Wednesday flayed BJP chief Amit Shah's comment on the Father of the Nation and said the BJP was trying to "deconstruct" his image, ideology and thinking.The...

13-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Bhopal

Farmers protest: Jyotiraditya Scindia arrested enroute to Mandsaur

Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was on Tuesday arrested along with some party leaders while on way to Mandsaur to visit the families of the farmers killed in firing, police said.Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh said Scindia...

13-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Bhopal

Farmers protest : Jyotiraditya Scindia arrested enroute to Mandsaur

Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was on Tuesday arrested along with some party leaders while on way to Mandsaur to visit the families of the farmers killed in firing, police said.Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh said Scindia...

13-Jun-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

One man alone cannot deal with India's problems : Shashi Tharoor

Hitting out hard at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said one man alone cannot deal with all the problems in India.Tharoor said this here as part of the nationwide campaign of the Congress party to...

12-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Wrong to comment against Army chief : Rahul Gandhi rebukes Dikshit

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed disapproval over party leader Sandeep Dikshit comparing Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with a goon on the street."Dikshit's remark was absolutely wrong," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a Karnataka Pradesh...

12-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Free, responsible media can hold power to account : Hamid Ansari

Amid raging debate over the role of the press and its freedom in the country, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said only a "free and responsible" media could hold power to account in this age of "post-truths" and "alternative facts".Addressing the re-launch...

12-Jun-2017 Srinagar

BJP has failed to rise above party interest in JK : Cong.

Congress Monday said that the BJP government has failed to rise above party lines to govern the Jammu and Kashmir state in alliance with PDP.“BJP has not come above its party line and propaganda in Jammu and Kashmir while ruling the state in alliance with PDP....

10-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru gets Rs 30-cr emergency response service

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday launched Namma 100, a re-christened and upgraded emergency response service Dial 100 of Bengaluru police."The police department should focus on utilisation of latest technology to reach people in emergency. The...

10-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Congress demands apology from Amit Shah for remarks on Mahatma Gandhi

The Congress on Saturday demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah for his remarks about Mahatma Gandhi being a "clever baniya"."Amit Shah's remark about the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi...

09-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Siemens to establish four Centres of Excellence in Karnataka

Siemens Industry Software India Pvt Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of Siemens PLM Software, on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government here to establish four Centres of Excellence across the state.Signed with the Government...

09-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Brain-drain a cause of concern : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee here on Friday congratulated the three Indian education institutes for making it to the top 200 universities the world over, while also expressing his concern over the exodus of Indian scholars to foreign countries for higher learning.Mukherjee...

09-Jun-2017 New Delhi

NDA government meting out injustice to DU teachers : Ajay Maken

A Congress delegation along with Delhi University teachers on Friday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him of the "injustice" being meted out to teachers of the varsity by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government, with 4,500...

09-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Farmers in crisis as Modi not paying attention : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Friday accused the government of working for the rich but neglecting the poor and said the country's farmers are in the "throes of a serious crisis but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying no attention to their plight".Congress workers...

09-Jun-2017 New Delhi

President of India launches mobile app ‘Selfie with Daughter’

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee launched a mobile Application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan today .Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated Shri Sunil Jaglan on the launch of the mobile-app ‘Selfie-with-Daughter’. He...

09-Jun-2017 Mumbai

BJP government 'a failure' on all counts : Sachin Pilot

Slamming the ruling BJP, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Sachin R. Pilot on Friday said three years after coming to power at the Centre, it had emerged as "a failure" on all counts.Speaking to media persons here, he said the Bharatiya Janata...

08-Jun-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

New liquor policy will take Kerala backwards : Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday reacted sharply to the new liquor policy of Kerala's Left government, saying that the policy will take the state backwards."This is a policy that will take the state of Kerala backwards while our policy,...

08-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Bhopal

Mandsaur calm, Rahul visit raises political temperature

Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh was calm on Thursday, two days after police shot dead five protesting farmers, but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's attempt to meet the deceased farmers' kin raised political temperature in the state.Gandhi was arrested along...

08-Jun-2017 Mandsaur

Narendra Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets: Rahul Gandhi

Prevented by the administration from entering violence-hit Mandsaur, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of favouring the rich and giving farmers "only bullets"."Narendra Modi waived loans worth Rs.1,50,000 crore...

08-Jun-2017 Bhopal

Rahul Gandhi takes bike to Mandsaur, leaves behind his security

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sent his security personnel into a tizzy after he took a bike ride to reach Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh where police shot dead five protesting farmers.Gandhi entered Madhya Pradesh by car from Rajasthan in a cavalcade...

07-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Startups only way to utilise demographic dividend : Pranab Mukherjee

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee addressed the special session of All India Management Association (AIMA) being organized to mark its Diamond Jubilee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (June 7, 2017).Speaking on the occasion, the President said that there...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Kamal Nath blames Shivraj government for farmers' killing

Senior Congress leader and MP from Chhindwara Kamal Nath on Tuesday blamed Madhya Pradesh government for the killing of five farmers in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.Farmers' agitation would spell the start of the end of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Government at war with farmers : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Centre of waging a war against the country's farmers."In Bharatiya Janata Party's new India, our farmers get the bullets when they ask for their rights. This government is at war with the farmers of...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Kashmir crisis, a 'colossal failure' of BJP government : Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the people of Jammu and Kashmir were being "systematically" alienated and antagonised as the current crisis in the troubled-state represented the "colossal failure" of the BJP government.Gandhi's remarks that the...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Modi government crushing voices of dissent : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Tuesday accused the Modi government of "crushing voices of dissent" and attacked it over its performance in the last three years, calling it a "hero on TV and zero on the ground".Briefing reporters after a meeting of the Congress Working...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi meets party leaders from minority communities

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met party leaders from minority communities to discuss ways to strengthen the organisation.Gandhi tweeted that he also discussed how to expand the party's outreach at all levels. Those who attended the meeting came...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Ajay Maken dubs AAP as 'B-team' of BJP

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Monday branded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the "B-team" of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the former contests elections only in the states where they can cut the 'traditional votes' of the Congress."If you see the states...

04-Jun-2017 Chennai

Rahul Gandhi calls on Karunanidhi at latter's residence

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday called on DMK President M. Karunanidhi at the veteran leader's residence here and enquired about his health.The Congress leader is on two-day visit here and had participated in Karunanidhi's 94th birthday celebrations...

03-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Delhi not ready for monsoon: Congress slams AAP

The Congress on Saturday said Delhi is not ready for the monsoon and slammed the ruling AAP for not having carried out the de-silting process of drains - a routine work where drains are cleaned ahead of the monsoon to prevent waterlogging and consequent...

02-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP has disposable farmers' policy - 'use and throw' : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government has a disposable farmers' policy, which is "use and throw"."BJP's disposable Farmer Policy: Use and Throw," tweeted Gandhi from his official Twitter account.Gandhi...

02-Jun-2017 Gurugram

India will develop if villages develop : Pranab Mukherjee

Pointing out that a majority of people in India still lived in its villages, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said he believed our country will develop only when the villages develop."Even today, 68 per cent of our population lives in the villages. If we...

01-Jun-2017 Sangareddy (Telangana)

Modi, KCR both failed to provide jobs : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for failing to deliver on their promises to provide employment to the youth.Stating that unemployment is the biggest...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

CSO figures on growth proved us correct : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the Central Statistics Office (CSO) data on GDP has proved the Congress correct and the government wrong on the impact of demonetisation, and warned that if corrective steps are not taken now, the economy...

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