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21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

BJP government protecting RSS-connected accused : Digvijaya Singh

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday, reacting to the bail granted to 2008 Malegaon blast main accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, accused the BJP government was "trying to protect all accused connected with RSS"."Col. Purohit gets Bail. It was expected...

19-Aug-2017 New Delhi

259 died in 27 rail accidents since 2014 : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the railways security record, noting that ever since it came to power in 2014, 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents."Since Modi Govt took over in May 2014, 259...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

UP trying to protect guilty in Gorakhpur deaths : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Friday accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of trying to protect the guilty in the deaths of over 70 children, including infants, at a hospital in Gorakhpur."BJP government in UP is trying to protect the guilty. They should...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly."After independence, (Jawaharlal) Nehruji,...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Real JD-U is led by Sharad Yadav : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The faction led by Sharad Yadav is the "real" and secular JD-U while the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is "completely drowned in the BJP", senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday.Speaking at the 'Save Composite Culture'...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

There is an undeclared Emergency on media : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar."I...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government should stop bullets, brickbats : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his observations on the Kashmir issue in his Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said "brickbats and bullets" should stop coming from the government and BJP's side and they should start the dialogue...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Contrary stands by PM, RBI on black money recovered : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "contrary stands" being taken by him and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the total amount of additional and black money that came back into the banking system after demonetisation."There...

16-Aug-2017 Dharamshala

Back Stabbing Will Not Be Tolerated : Virbhadra Singh

Back stabbing will not be tolerated at all and the persons involved in such activities will not be spared. Everybody in the state knows the persons who have been working against the interests of the Congress party and the Govt. in Himachal Pradesh.This was...

16-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

PM Modi dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "dividing" the country by allowing the BJP cadres to "beat up Dalits and kill minorities"."PM Modi has been busy dividing the country. He allows his party people to beat...

16-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry"."Many people in Bengaluru live in huge houses, drive rich cars and for them food is not an...

15-Aug-2017 Itanagar

Arunachal has traversed a long journey from NEFA : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh has traversed a long journey from the days of North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to being a union territory and now completing three decades of existence as a state of the Indian Union, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Tuesday.However, he said...

15-Aug-2017 AIZWAL

Mizoram's flagship programme helped farmers : Lal Thanhawla

The Mizoram government's flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), has brought development to the state and prosperity to the farmers, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said in his address at the Independence Day function here on Tuesday."The NLUP has changed...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Modi's I-Day speech 'most disappointing' : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech as "most disappointing" and slammed him for being "insensitive" towards the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital last week.The party also said that Modi's...

15-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka celebrates Independence Day

Independence Day celebrations took place across Karnataka on Tuesday, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unfurling the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour here.About 6,000 people joined Siddaramaiah in singing the National Anthem at the Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw...

14-Aug-2017 Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

I am not in race for CM's post : Ahmed Patel

Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who shocked the BJP with a win in the Rajya Sabha election, has ruled out being the Chief Ministerial candidate in the Gujarat assembly elections later this year and said the party has not applied its mind to the issue yet."I will...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

PM must apologise for Gorakhpur deaths in I-Day speech : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise to the nation during his Independence Day address for "deliberate criminal negligence" on part of the government that led to the death of over 60 children in a hospital in...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Congress denies Priyanka Gandhi will be 'Working President'

The Congress on Monday denied as "entirely false and baseless" a news report that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be named the party's Working President.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the report was...

14-Aug-2017 Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

We have learnt lessons, time to put house in order : Ahmed Patel

Congress veteran Ahmed Patel has admitted he learnt "bitter lessons" in his Rajya Sabha election when a battery of legislators openly tried to sabotage his winning prospects but asserted it ended up helping the party separate the wheat from the chaff.In a candid...

12-Aug-2017 Raichur (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi bets on Congress win in Karnataka poll

Calling upon the party's state leaders and cadres to work together with unity, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the party would win the assembly election in the state due in April-May 2018."The Congress will win the assembly election on...

12-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties agree to boost coordination, NCP boycotts meeting

In a development that revealed further chinks in the opposition, the NCP boycotted an opposition meeting called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday, but there was some solace as rebel JD-U member Ali Anwar Ansari, close to Sharad Yadav, was present.At...

12-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Threat of economic slowdown is real : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the economic slowdown is real as stated by the government's Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley believed him."Economic...

05-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi Meets Capt Amarinder Singh To Condole Death Of Rajmata

AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi called on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Saturday evening to condole the death of the latter's mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur.Rahul met Captain Amarinder at Kapurthala House and spent about 40 minutes...

21-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Poetry is thoughts that come from above : Hamid Ansari

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the poetry of thoughts that come from above. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book ‘Isthmus of Time’ authored by Shri Anshuman Gaur and published by Milap Publications, here...

14-Jul-2017 Murshidabad

Pranab Mukherjee Inaugurates Satya Bharti School in Kanidighi

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a new school of Satya Bharti Foundation at Kanidighi in Murshidabad district of West Bengal today (July 14, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Satya Bharti schools are providing...

12-Jul-2017 New Delhi

President of India dedicates BML Munjal University to the Nation

The President of India,  Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the BML Munjal University to the nation today (July 12, 2017) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy to dedicate BML Munjal University...

10-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Jairam Ramesh's 'Indira Gandhi : A Life in Nature' released

Marking the birth centenary of the first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a book "Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature", authored by former union minister Jairam Ramesh was released here on Monday.The release function was organised on Monday evening at the prestigious...

10-Jul-2017 Dehradun

President of India inaugurates ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand today (July 10, 2017) which comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential...

09-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

Meira Kumar canvasses votes of Punjab, Haryana MLAs

United Progressive Alliance's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Sunday canvassed votes of Punjab and Haryana legislators for the July 17 election and said her fight is ideological."My fight is for ideology. I appeal to all MLAs and MPs to cast their votes...

09-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Meira Kumar visits Srinagar, again calls for conscience vote

United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate Meira Kumar here on Sunday said the ideologies and principles India believes in are in danger and once again urged for conscience votes in the July 17 poll for the country's top post.The former Lok...

09-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Renee Ranchan presents her latest book to President

Author Renee Ranchan presented her latest book 'To Each With Love' to President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan here over the weekend.The work is a collection of six short stories -- of which some are long, revolve around north India and have undercurrents...

08-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Why raids and ED notices only to opposition, asks Congress

The Congress on Saturday sought to know why raids and Enforcement Department notices were issued only to the "leaders of opposition parties and where there were governments of the political opponents" and not in BJP-ruled states."As far as raids and allegations...

08-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Implement GST put forth by UPA : Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Saturday demanded implementation of a Goods and Services Tax (GST) system favoured by the earlier UPA government and said the current GST is "good for the government but bad for the common man".The opposition party said the implementation...

08-Jul-2017 Patna (Bihar)

My fight is for ideology : Meira Kumar

Congress-led opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Saturday said her fight is for ideology and she strongly believes in the age-old Indian tradition of respecting one's own religion and other religions with the same zeal."Yeh vichardhara ki ladai hai, mere...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi questions Modi's 'silence' on China issue

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the government over the stand-off with China in the Doklam area in Sikkim sector and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the issue."Why is our Prime Minister silent on China?" Gandhi tweeted....

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

CBI raids on Lalu, family is vendetta : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Friday termed CBI raids on RJD leader Lalu Prasad and his family a "vendetta", and said when law enforcing agencies become captive puppets for exacting revenge on political opponents, it doesn't bode well for democracy."The law of the land...

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