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19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress demands urgent probe by CAG into Rafale scam

Continuing its campaign on Rafale deal, a Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General seeking an "urgent probe" into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Modi government."A delegation of Congress leadership has met the CAG...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Triple talaq bill diversionary ploy : Randeep Singh Surjewala

With the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approving an ordinance criminalising triple talaq, the Congress has accused the Modi government of using the issue for "vote garnering" and a diversionary ploy amid rising incidents of rape.Finding flaws in the ordinance,...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress leaders meet CAG seeking probe into Rafale deal

A Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General to seek a probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Narendra Modi government.The delegation consisting of senior party leaders A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Ajay Maken away for treatment, has not resigned : Congress

Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Tuesday left for medical treatment abroad, triggering speculation that he has resigned. The party denied that he had quit."Makenji has not resigned. He has gone on leave for some medical check-ups," Delhi Congress spokesperson...

18-Sep-2018 Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)

Modi a 'chowkidar' who lets in thieves : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a 'chowkidar' who opens the door and lets thieves in.Addressing a public meeting in this Andhra Pradesh town, he said that if Modi was a real 'chowkidar' he would have sacked...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Probe PMO, Jaitley role in Mallya escape : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Upping the ante against the Narendra Modi government for its "collaboration" in letting Vijay Mallya flee the country, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a probe into why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not act against...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi compromised national security in Rafale deal : A.K. Antony

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "gravely compromising national security and defence preparedness" by reducing to 36 the number of Rafale fighter jets purchased from France."In 2000, the Indian Air Force...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rewari gang-rape: Rahul says PM's silence is unacceptable

Six days after the Rewari gang-rape, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his "silence is unacceptable" and added "India hangs its head in shame as another one of its daughters is brutally gang-raped"."India...

17-Sep-2018 Bhopal

Rahul Gandhi kicks off MP poll campaign

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived here for a roadshow as part of his election campaign in Madhya Pradesh.He was received at the Bhopal's Raja Bhoj Airport by Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia and other...

16-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Has BJP found free crude oil source : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday took a dig at the BJPs claim that fuel prices will be brought down soon, saying the saffron party must have found a source of free crude oil."Government says will not cut fuel prices. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

16-Sep-2018 Itanagar

Arunachal didn't get proper hand-holding from Centre : Pema Khandu

Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday rued that Arunachal Pradesh did not receive proper hand-holding from the Central government ever since the time it was granted statehood."Arunachal should develop at their own pace safeguards to ensure their well-being,"...

15-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi accuses CBI Gujarat officer of helping Mallya escape

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused CBI Joint Director A.K.Sharma, who is also a Gujarat IPS officer, of helping fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to escape from the country.He said Sharma, who was posted in the CBI in 2015, was also "in charge...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi blames Modi for diluting CBI's 'detain' notice on Mallya

Stepping up his attack against the government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that it was "inconceivable" that the CBI, which reports to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would have diluted without his approval the look out notice against fugitive...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Who is chief architect of Mallya's escape, Congress asks Modi

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Modi of maintaining "conspiratorial silence on fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, demanding to know who the "chief architect and protector of his escape" was.Party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded an...

14-Sep-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Why pay Rs 66 lakh to KPMG for designing website : Congress

The Congress party on Friday asked the Kerala government to explain why service firm KPMG is being paid Rs 66 lakh to design a website of a state government organisation.The Congress had already expressed its reservation over the selection of the international...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Why is Modi not ordering probe into Mallya case: Congress

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of maintaining a "conspiratorial silence" on Vijay Mallya, the Congress on Friday asked why he was not ordering an "independent probe" into the fugitive businessman's meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.Demanding the...

13-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi meet Rajapaksa

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi met former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here on Thursday.Congress leader Anand Sharma was present at the meeting but no details of the discussions were immediately available.Manmohan...

13-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress accuses Sitharaman of lying on Rafale, wants JPC

Firing a fresh salvo against the Modi government over the Rafale deal, the Congress on Thursday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" again" about the number of the France-built jets and demanded her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit...

13-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitely helped Mallya to flee, must quit : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded Finance Minister Arun Jaitely's resignation after accusing him of colluding with fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya "and giving him a free passage" to flee the country.Addressing the media at the Congress headquarters...

13-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley colluded with Mallya to let him flee : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of "colluding" with fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya to help him flee the country and demanded his resignation.He asked why had Jaitley not informed the investigative agencies...

12-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress attacks Narendra Modi over proposal for Army job cuts

Amid reports that the Army may cut 1.5 lakh jobs, the Congress on Wednesday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his extravagance on self promotion but keeping the Army cash starved.Questioning if the proposal was true, Congress spokesperson...

10-Sep-2018 New Delhi

At opposition's show of strength, Rahul Gandhi vows to 'drive out BJP'

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on rising fuel prices, tumbling rupee and agrarian distress, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said a united opposition would drive out the BJP in the next general elections.Spearheading the 'Bharat...

10-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Dr Manmohan Singh seeks opposition unity to defeat BJP

Urging the opposition to unite in their shared desire to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit out at the Modi government for the crises-like all-round situation in the country due to rising fuel...

09-Sep-2018 Bhopal

Jyotiraditya Scindia targets Modi over demonetization

Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the government's 2016 demonetization.Scindia, who toured Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand and Vindhya regions from September 6-8, told IANS that the Modi government announced the note...

09-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi government violated procedures in Rafale deal : Kapil Sibal

The Modi government violated procedures in the Rafale deal with the External Affairs Ministry not in the know before it was announced in 2015, alleges senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who wants the government to tell the truth to the people, including...

08-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi is arrogant, doesn't lead, he dictates : Anand Sharma

Taking strong objection to BJPs criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him arrogant and one who had no respect for democracy.During the BJP's National Executive meeting here,...

07-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Strategic alliance in states to defeat BJP in 2019 polls : Kapil Sibal

Congress and other opposition parties will enter into strategic political alliances in states to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, feels former Union Minister Kapil Sibal, who says a pan-India alliance may be difficult before the polls.He also asserted...

06-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress attacks Modi government over tumbling rupee

The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government after the rupee breached the 72 mark against the US dollar, saying government polices had derailed the economy."The falling rupee crosses Rs 72 against a dollar. Fiscal deficit will increase and price...

06-Sep-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Government has no space in bedrooms : Shashi Tharoor

Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Thursday described the Supreme Court decision decriminalising homosexuality as a "dawn of freedom" as the "government has no space in bedrooms".Reacting to the apex court ruling in favour of the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay,...

05-Sep-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

I respect Mohanlal as an actor : Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that he respects superstar Mohanlal for his acting and he will comment at an appropriate time about the speculation that the actor will contest the Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate.Tharoor said this while responding...

05-Sep-2018 New Delhi

No hatred at Kailash Mansarovar : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Kailash Mansarovar, saying there was no hatred at the holy place.Now on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Gandhi tweeted: "The waters of lake Mansarovar are so gentle, tranquil and calm. They give...

05-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor's 'Why I Am A Hindu' to be made as web series

Politician and author Shashi Tharoor's book "Why I Am A Hindu" will be made into a web series with National Award-winning producer Sheetal Talwar as showrunner. The Congress MP will also narrate it.Taking head-on the current misinterpretation and misappropriation...

04-Sep-2018 Shillong

Modi government pro-rich, anti-poor: Congress leader

Reiterating the party's demand for a JPC probe into the Rafale jet deal, Congress General Secretary Gaurav Gogoi on Tuesday dubbed the Modi government at the Centre "pro-rich and anti-poor"."Rafale deal is a copy book case of compromising of national interest, causing...

04-Sep-2018 New Delhi

I&B Ministry advisory on Dalit word is censorship: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday termed "censorship" the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's advisory to the media to avoid use of word "Dalit".Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari said such terms are commonly used in public discourse."If the government ordains...

04-Sep-2018 Jaipur

Panchayati Raj has collapsed in Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday alleged that the panchayati raj arrangement in the state has collapsed in the last four years under the BJP-led Vasundhara Raje government."Ministers and officials are unaware about village realities. They have...

04-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress slams government's paradoxical defence offset policy

The Congress on Tuesday slammed the Modi government for its paradoxical defence offset policies, saying it can't have different yard sticks for the Rafale fighter deal with France and the AK-103 assault rifles deal with Russia.Congress spokesperson Manish...

04-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Sofia's arrest an assault on Constitution: Manish Tewari

Describing the arrest of a woman research scholar for raising slogans against the Tamil Nadu BJP President as an "assault" on the Constitution and "Idea of India", the Congress on Tuesday said there was an "undeclared Emergency" in the country and fascism playing...

04-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Ghulam Nabi Azad meets Governor

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Azad extended warm greetings to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.Governor and Sh. Azad held wide ranging discussions regarding...

02-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Give details of NPAs under NDA government, P. Chidambaram tells Modi

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA)."The...

31-Aug-2018 Srinagar

Chairman IPL meets Governor

Rajiv Shukla, Chairman of the Indian Premier League and former Union Minister met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Sh. Shukla discussed various matters relating to promotion of sports in the State. Governor emphasised the...

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