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17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'The idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth'

 India's independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

EC intentionally delaying Gujarat polls to favour Modi : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi after Trump's Pakistan statement

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy after US President Donald Trump praised Pakistan, acknowledging its help in securing the release of an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network."Modiji...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Pranab had every reason for grievance over PM post: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had pipped Pranab Mukherjee in 2004, on Friday said the former President had every reason to feel the grievance that he was better qualified than him for the prime minister's post and the two had no serious differences...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss solar scam case

 Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who along with several senior Congress party leaders from the state is facing the heat in the solar scam case, met party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the issue.Chandy expressed happiness after the...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

If AAP, BJP opposing Metro fare hike, who did it : Ajay Maken

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Friday kicked off a week-long "Save Metro" campaign in the national capital and asked that if both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are protesting against the fare hike, then who actually raised...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

If AAP, BJP opposing Metro fare hike, who did it : Ajay Maken

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Friday kicked off a week-long "Save Metro" campaign in the national capital and asked that if both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are protesting against the fare hike, then who actually raised...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Will rake up Jay Shah firm profit in Himachal polls: Ranjeeta Ranjan

The Congress on Thursday said it will rake up the issue of spike in turnover of a firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah during the campaigning for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly polls to counter BJP's allegations of corruption.Himachal...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Anupam Kher a good actor but some comments political : Congress

 The Congress on Wednesday said that Anupam Kher, who was on Wednesday appointed FTII chairman, was a very good actor but some of his comments had "less to with cinema and more with politics".To a question on the appointment at the party's media briefing...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi has come up with 'Beta Bachao' scheme: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday continued to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over spike in turnover of a company owned by Jay Shah, son of BJP chief Amit Shah, saying he had come up with "Beta Bachao" scheme but doesn't want it publicised.Congress spokesperson...

09-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Congress, BJP spar over 'son' business

The Congress and BJP in Uttar Pradesh sparred over BJP chief Amit Shah's son's alleged dramatic rise in business fortunes, with the Congress terming it part of the BJP's "new beta (son) model", and the party in turn targetting Congress Vice President Rahul...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Congress demands Amit Shah's resignation

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of BJP President Amit Shah over the allegedly "suspicious transactions and dealings" of his son Jay Shahs firms for the sake of an impartial inquiry.The Congress stressed that in the past BJP chiefs had resigned...

07-Oct-2017 Malappuram (Kerala)/Bengaluru

Kerala 'solar scam': Knew I would be cleared : Oommen Chandy

Reacting to a Bengaluru court verdict on Saturday exonerating him from all charges in the infamous "solar scam" case, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the truth has triumphed.The Bengaluru Additional City Civil and Sessions Court dropped all charges...

07-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Delhi Congress seeks elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party President

Amidst talk of possible elevation soon, the Delhi unit of the All India Congress Committee on Saturday passed a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to take over as party President, the first unit of the party to do so.The resolution was passed at the first meeting...

07-Oct-2017 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Tibetans aren't demanding Indian citizenship : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday said that Tibetans were not demanding Indian citizenship."The present population of Tibetans in Arunachal is around 7,000, which is decreasing every year. Many Tibetan families are being offered jobs and...

07-Oct-2017 Mandi

Virbhadra Singh to lead Congress in Vidhan Sabha Elections

National congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi declared that Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh will lead the party in the coming assembly elections and urged people of the state to make Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister of the state for the seventh time.He was addressing...

06-Oct-2017 Mandi

Virbhadra Singh reviews arrangements of Rally at Paddal

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Party in-charge for HP Sushil Kumar Shinde and Co-incharge Ranjeeta Ranjan together  reached Mandi from Kullu today  to review arrangements in connection with visit of National Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi,...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bring petrol, diesel under GST to prevent profiteering : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said petrol and diesel should be brought under the GST regime to prevent excessive profiteering.He said he hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would see the "GST mess" from the "prism of the suffering people" rather...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi over China's Doklam road building

Following media reports of China resuming road construction near the Doklam Plateau along the Sikkim sector, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sought an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi."Modiji, once you're done thumping your chest, could...

05-Oct-2017 Shillong

Analyze pros and cons of simultaneous polls : Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said political parties must analyse the pros and cons of holding simultaneous elections to assemblies and the Lok Sabha."The practical application of this whole concept, of this thinking process on how practically...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ready to face Lok Sabha polls any time : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday said it was ready to face the Lok Sabha elections any time.Reacting to reports that the Narendra Modi government might be planning for early General Elections, Congress Spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Election Commission...

05-Oct-2017 AMETHI

Large turnout at Rahul Gandhi's 'Janata Darshan' in Amethi

Hundreds of people from across Amethi turned up at a 'Janata Darshan' held by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here on Thursday, the second day of his visit to his parliamentary constituency.Long queues were seen outside the Munshiganj guest house where the...

04-Oct-2017 Bangalore

Need more reforms for social equality: Manmohan Singh

Advocating higher growth rate, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for more economic reforms to ensure social equality with inclusive growth."We embarked upon economic reforms to open up opportunities to the people born without social privileges....

04-Oct-2017 AMETHI

BJP government implementing Congress schemes recklessly : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre for "reckless implementation" of UPA programmes like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and causing hardships to the common man.Gandhi, who arrived on a three-day...

03-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Congress has unanimously decided to elevate Rahul : Lal Thanhawla

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said that the Congress party has unanimously decided to elevate Rahul Gandhi as its president as it needs a leader in place of Sonia Gandhi who faces health issues.Asked by NDTV if Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Don't change ministers, change railways, Congress tells Modi

Criticising the railways for "criminal negligence" resulting in the death of at least 22 persons in a foot overbridge stampede in Mumbai, the Congress on Friday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "change the raliways face and not ministers"."We would like to...

29-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi calls stampede man-made disaster

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressed shock and anguish over the death of 22 persons in a stampede in Mumbai and said the "man-made" disaster could have been avoided by taking care of the safety aspect.She said she hoped a proper inquiry would be...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Jayant Sinha article reads like PIB release : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said Union Minister Jayant Sinha's article "New economy for New India" reads like a release of the government's Press Information Bureau and that administrative changes were not structural reforms.In a series...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Don't read political meaning in Rahul's temple visits : P. Chidambaram

 Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said one must not read political meaning into party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to temples in Gujarat, as all are entitled to practice their own faith.Asked if it was a conscious choice on Gandhi's...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

India Inc must 'speak up' against policy paralysis : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that owing to "an atmosphere of fear", Indian industry is not complaining about the policy paralysis of the Narendra Modi government and urged them to speak up.He also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Operations against rebel groups normal affair : P. Chidambaram

Stressing that "the government has denied there was a surgical strike on NSCN(K) militants during a firefight along the border with Myanmar", Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said from time to time, there have been engagements between paramilitary forces...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Congress lauds Yashwant Sinha's critique on economy

Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday lauded senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha's stinging critique of the state of Indian economy and said he was absolutely correct when he wrote that "instilling fear in the minds of the people...

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