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27-Feb-2017 New Delhi

No support to Shiv Sena in mayoral election, says Congress

The Congress on Monday said it will not extend support to the Shiv Sena for the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation mayoral election, explaining "it is more important for the party to fight communal forces"."Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam has already...

27-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Modi government attacking democracy : Manish Tewari

The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of joining forces with the Sangh Parivar to unleash assaults on Indian democracy.Addressing the media here, Congress leader Manish Tewari said the assault on students and teachers by alleged ABVP activists...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Very rewarding: Taapsee on watching 'Pink' with President

Actress Taapsee Pannu says watching her 2016 film "Pink" with President Pranab Mukherjee here was an experience that she will never forget, and it was "very rewarding".Taapsee and her co-star Amitabh Bachchan attended the special screening of the film at Rashtrapati...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sheila Dikshit clarifies on 'immature' Rahul remark

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, in a U-turn on her earlier remark that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi was "still not mature", has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".The party veteran in a newspaper interview on Thursday...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi has stooped to low level of politicking : C.P. Joshi

The Congress on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has "stooped to extremely low level of politicking" in his poll speeches and was also trying to divide voters on communal lines.Party spokesperson C.P. Joshi said: "Modi has lost his...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sheila Dixit clarifies on 'immature' Rahul remark

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit taking an U-turn on her earlier remark on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has clarified that he has "the sensitivity of a mature leader".Party veteran Dixit in a newspaper interview on Thursday said Gandhi was "still...

24-Feb-2017 Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh)

Modi's 'Make in India's lion doesn't roar but whimpers : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi On Friday ridiculed the 'Make in India' campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying while a big lion was made the mascot of the campaign, it ended in a whimper of a rat.There is nothing called 'Make in India', he said,...

24-Feb-2017 Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh)

Scared Modi tries to create tension between two religions : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "when he gets sacred, he tries to create tension between two religions"."When Modi ji gets scared, then he tries to spread communalism and create tension among people...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

President inaugurates international conference on 'idea of Bharat'

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated an international conference on "Bharat Bodh" (Idea of Bharat), organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal.According to a Rashtriya Bhavan communique, he complimented...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Indian judicial system needs major changes : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said Indian judicial system established decades ago require major changes.Speaking after receiving the first copy of a book: "Judicial Reforms - Recent Global Trends" from Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi takes on Narendra Modi

Ahead of the fourth phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of depriving people of their welfare schemes.Saying she had abstained from election campaign "due to some reasons", Gandhi...

22-Feb-2017 New Delhi

AAP government did nothing for unauthorised colonies : Ajay Maken

The Delhi Congress on Wednesday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on the issue of regularising unauthorised colonies across the national capital, saying it has failed to regularlise even one in the past two years.Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee...

21-Feb-2017 Kigali

India a strong development partner of Rwanda : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said India was Rwanda's strong development partner."We in India see ourselves as a strong development partner to Rwanda. We are already cooperating in sectors such as solar electrification, food processing, skill development...

21-Feb-2017 Allahabad

Rahul, Akhilesh, Amit Shah hold road shows

Hundreds and thousands on Tuesday joined the roadshow of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Tuesday. BJP President Amit Shah also staged a show of strength in the same city.Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav started their...

20-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi vitiating atmosphere during polls : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his controversial "graveyard and cremation ground", remark alleging him of "vitiating" the atmosphere during the state polls."The Prime Minister, true to his form, is vitiating the atmosphere...

18-Feb-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress protest agaist Kutch 'sex racket' faces resistance

A three-day "Beti Bachao Yatra" by the Congress party in Gujarat to highlight the "gang-rape" in Kutch involving four local BJP leaders met with resistance on Saturday, when members of a new outfit "Kutch Asmita Manch" clashed.The opposition party launched...

18-Feb-2017 Imphal

Demands of militants unrealistic : Okram Ibobi Singh

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday said that demands of the militant groups in the state are unrealistic and brushed them aside as "pipe dreams".Speaking at the formal launch of Deputy Speaker Presho Shimray's election campaign, Ibobi said,...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Ex-PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra joins Congress

Five months after he quit the People's Democratic Party (PDP), MP Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress party here. He attacked the central government for "mishandling" the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing reporters at the Congress party...

17-Feb-2017

UP doesn't need to adopt Modi, has enough talent : Priyanka Gandhi

Daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra made a strong attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, saying that the people of Uttar Pradesh do not want to "adopt him", as there is no dearth of leaders in the state.She was addressing her...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal not serious about people of Delhi : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after nine students of a government school fell ill as a dead rat was found in the midday meal and alleged that the AAP leader has no time to look after the people of the city."The Chief...

17-Feb-2017 Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh)

UP doesn't need an adopted son : Priyanka Gandhi slams Narendra Modi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying Uttar Pradesh "doesn't need an adopted son" to work for its development, and people should not vote for "one who makes...

17-Feb-2017 Rae Bareli

Modi's promises a bundle of lies, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of making false promises and taking innocent people for a ride.Addressing a rally in the parliamentary constituency of his mother Sonia Gandhi, he...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party no more 'aam' : Ajay Maken

The Congress party on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party after the central government returned the file of salary hike of its MLAs, saying the ruling AAP is no more an "aam aadmi" party but a "khaas" party."Before coming to...

17-Feb-2017 Rae Bareli

SP-Congress government will represent youth, farmers : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance government in Uttar Pradesh post-elections to the state assembly will be a government "of youth, of women, of farmers".Addressing a rally here, Gandhi said: "The Congress-SP...

16-Feb-2017 Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh)

Rahul Gandhi to Modi: Stop 'Mann ki Baat', listen to people

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop "Mann ki Baat" and must listen to people to understand their sufferings in the wake of demonetisation.Addressing an election rally here, he also slammed Modi for...

16-Feb-2017 New Delhi

BJP has violated human rights, lacks sense of history : P. Chidambaram

In a direct attack on the ruling establishment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has accused it of violating individual and human rights, intimidating independent think tanks and mixing up history with mythology."This...

16-Feb-2017 New York

Kejriwal a dream merchant, still in opposition mode : Ajay Maken

Congress leader Ajay Maken has said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is a "dream merchant" who is still in "opposition mode" and that the AAP government has failed to meet expectations of the people in several areas, including infrastructure, health...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

State, society insecure in India: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said the State is responding in insurgency-affected areas by greater militarisation and both the State and society were insecure as a result."In the disturbed and insurgency-infested areas, people feel insecure both...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

BJP leaders misused public office, Congess says, demands action

The Congress on Tuesday accused Union Minister Ananth Kumar and former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa of misuse of power and public office and demanded action against the duo.Congress leader Randeep Surjewala released a video clip of a purported...

13-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Knowledge-based society to be order of the day : Pranab Mukherjee

Observing that the basic objective of education was not merely acquiring a job, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said knowledge-based society is going to be the order of the day.Addressing the centenary celebrations of Ramjas College at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

12-Feb-2017 Dollongmukh (Arunachal Pradesh)

Will sort out problems of Subansiri Hydro Electric Project : Pema Khandu

The Arunachal Pradesh government will soon work to sort out the problems that have stalled implementation of the 2,000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Sunday.Khandu, who visited the project site with National...

12-Feb-2017 Haridwar

Narendra Modi inducted corrupt leaders in BJP : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had embraced corrupt leaders who were kicked out of the Congress."Modiji says he is fighting against corruption. However, he has embraced those corrupt leaders whom we expelled from...

11-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Akhilesh, Rahul release Common Minimum Programme

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday released a Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance's Common Minimum Programme (CMP) to the people of state.In a joint press conference in Lucknow, the leaders released...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Note ban was reason Raghuram Rajan left : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said that a five-page letter speaking against demonetisation was submitted to the Centre by "someone in the Reserve Bank of India" on the day Raghuram Rajan stepped down from the post...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi government has delayed GST implementation : Congress

The Congress on Friday hitting out at the Narendra Modi-led central government said it has delayed implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for more than three years."There is lots of confusion because they say they will launch GST from July 1....

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Budget disappointing; demonetisation terrible : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday took on the government for presenting a "disappointing" budget and termed demonetisation "a terrible" decision.Chidambaram, while participating in the discussion on General Budget...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Congress walks out of Lok Sabha over Modi remark

The Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "raincoat" jibe against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, demanding an apology for it.Raising ths issue during Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said Modi's...

08-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Congress condemns Modi, demands apology for his raincoat barb

The Congress on Wednesday strongly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "raincoat" barb against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and demanded an apology for it. The party said the remark was in extremely poor taste.Congress leader Kapil Sibal said...

08-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Congress promises 50% quota for women, offers sops in UP manifesto

In an effort to woo the women voters, the Congress in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls released here on Wednesday announced 50 per cent reservation for the fairer sex in urban and rural local bodies.Besides women, the manifesto also targeted...

08-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Congress poll manifesto for UP promises 50% quota for women

The Congress party on Wednesday released its manifesto here for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and announced 50 per cent reservation for women.Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) President Raj Babbar releasing the poll-related document that focuses...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation damage exceeds benefits : Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the "collateral damage" caused by demonetisation was so high that it took away all the benefits.Participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha, Tharoor said the move inflicted an irreversible dent on the autonomy of...

07-Feb-2017 Meerut

Rahul Gandhi-Akhilesh Yadav target Modi over demonetisation

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a joint rally at the Nauchandi grounds here and appealed to the people to bring the alliance to power "to check communal forces".In his address, Rahul Gandhi...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Neither PM nor I dealt with any letter on Mallya : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said that neither he as Union Finance Minister or then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dealt with any letter to give favours to the now-grounded Kingfisher Airlines chief Vijay Mallya."Neither Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh)...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Governor can decline to swear Sasikala as CM : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said that Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao can use his discretionary powers to decline to swear in Sasikala as Chief Minister in the backdrop of cases against her by the ED and pending Supreme Court verdict...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Budgetary allocation figure for education is misleading: Congress

The Congress on Monday said that the amount allocated for the education sector in the Union Budget 2017-18 is a misleading figure as the government has actually reduced the allocation instead of increasing it.Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said...

06-Feb-2017 New Delhi

AAP government undid our work for mentally challenged: Congress

A Congress leader on Monday flayed the Social Welfare Department of the Delhi government over the working of care homes for mentally challenged people in the national capital."All the good work of the previous Congress government has been undone by the...

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