Everything you need to know about Gandhi Smarak Nidhi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Gandhi Smarak Nidhi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The once confident Amar Singh was a pale shadow of his old self when the UPA celebrated nine years in power at the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government is committed to enacting the National Food Security Bill, which legally entitles poor families to five kilograms of subsidised grain per person per month, an official document said Thursday.
Amid the much hue and cry over the alleged corruption by the opposition, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi came down heavily on the main opposition BJP for disrupting Parliament proceedings and preventing crucial legislations from being passed.
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi came down heavily on the main opposition BJP for disrupting Parliament proceedings and preventing crucial legislations from being passed.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) On the ninth anniversary of the UPA government Wednesday, its two key figures - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi - praised one another.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Marking nine years of the UPA government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised to build "an economically resurgent and socially just India" and unveil a transparent regime to do away with corruption.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) While the UPA counted its achievements in the nine years of its rule, the BJP Wednesday said the government was "misleading" the people.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In an obvious reference to the urban centres of criticism, Congress president Sonia Gandhi quipped Wednesday that "Dilliwalas" don't seem to know the UPA's success story.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday appealed to the opposition to cooperate with the government in passing the key food security and land acquisition bills in the interest of people, while expressing her disppointment that parlianent was not allowed to run to enable the passage of the bills.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that the UPA government had improved the performance of the economy, made growth more inclusive and ensured better delivery of welfare programmes.
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday suggested it is time to project Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of the Congress Party for the 2014 elections.
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah administered an anti-terrorism pledge to employees at Raj Bhavan here while paying floral tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 22nd death anniversary Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Monday met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Already out of contention for a place in play-offs, Kolkatta Knight Riders is keen to finish off this Indian Premier League (IPL) with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad here Sunday, its coach said.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and asked the CPI-M to introspect and rethink its ideology.
Bangalore, May 18 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah will expand his ministry on Saturday, amid demands that "tainted" legislators be kept out.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held the Congress Party responsible for the non-passage of the Food Security Bill during the budget session of Parliament.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Stock up your bag with handy beauty essentials, which can help you look bright and fresh despite the scorching sun.
Mysore, May 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Friday he will induct 29 members to his ministry Saturday, four days after he took office.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans and monks offered prayers here today on the occasion of the 'International Tibet Solidarity Day' to express solidarity with the self-immolators, who sacrificed their lives for the cause of Tibet.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi, who was exonerated of all charges of making hate speeches before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, is now being accused of "brazenly subverting the entire judicial process to get his name cleared", a report by news magazine Tehelka said.
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Rajasthan's Bikaner district Wednesday to hold "feedback meetings" with the party's workers, party officials said.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha's political drama "Satyagraha", said to be about the uprising of the middle-class against a corrupt system, is likely to have a quote from Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography as its prologue.
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday said it would appeal in a higher court against the relief given to BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi by exonerating him of a hate speech charge.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi today expressed her concern over violence against women, and made a strong pitch for a proactive society to create a safe environment for the feminine gender.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said she was "pained" at society's failure to counter violence against women and called for it to be proactive in providing a safe and secure environment for women and girls.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, will pay a three-day state visit to India beginning on May 19 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday took additional charge of the law and justice ministry.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Terming the electoral outcome in Karnataka not surprising, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday said the party had erred in not taking immediate firm action on allegations of corruption against B.S. Yeddyurappa and its handling of the state had been "absolutely opportunistic".
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) Revamping of the state administration for efficient delivery of services to the people would be the focus of the Congress government, Karnataka Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah said here Saturday.
Shillong, May 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary has directed the state government to probe the private Mahatma Gandhi University after complaints were received about its functioning.
In a display of assertive leadership, Sonia Gandhi seems to have played a major role in the sacking of the two Union ministers, Ashwini Kumar and Pawan Bansal, whose names had come under a cloud.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): President of Janata Party Subramanian Swamy on Saturday in said it is time for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi step down, after two Cabinet ministers resigned.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Karnataka's Congress chief minister-designate Siddaramaiah Friday outsmarted union Labour Minister and rival Mallikarjun Kharge to the state's top executive post by securing the majority support of the party's 121 newly-elected lawmakers.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The Congress High Command Friday named 64-year-old Siddaramaiah as Karnataka's new chief minister.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The Congress Friday set a record by swiftly naming Siddaramaiah as its chief minister in Karnataka - just about four hours after the meeting of central observers with its newly-elected legislators here. This is perhaps the shortest time the party has taken to decide on its leader in a state.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) After Sonia Gandhi's pet Food Security Bill could not be passed in the budget session of parliament, the Congress Friday said the issue should become part of a national debate.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Welcoming the Congress party's thumping victory in the Karnataka assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday claimed it would make way for "victory for the party in all the future elections".
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's pet legislation, the national food security bill, could not be passed in the budget session of parliament that ended Wednesday as the BJP did not allow the house to run.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday to ask for the formation of a special investigation team under the supervision of the Supreme Court to re-examine the 1984 Sikh riots case.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In a rare gesture, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Tuesday reached out to BJP leader Sushma Swaraj by placing her arm around her shoulder and walking a few steps with her in the parliament corridor.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Congress core committee met Tuesday to discuss the logjam in parliament with the opposition refusing to let the house function till Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and Railway Minister P.K. Bansal resign.
Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) A court Friday exonerated BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi of charges of inciting mob violence and firing at police four years ago.
Bangalore, May 3 (ANI): As the speculation of a Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi fight for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections gathers steam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ananth Kumar on Friday said the Gujarat Chief Minister has carved a niche for himself through three hat-trick victories in his state, while the nation doesn't know the merits and demerits of the Congress vice-president "who sounds hollow and empty".
Bangalore, May 3 (ANI): The campaigning for the May 5th assembly polls in Karnataka will come to an end this evening.
Gulbarga, May 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for pointing fingers at her political outfit, and alleged that the main opposition party is neck-deep in corruption.
Bangalore/Gulbarga, May 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday sought a clear mandate for her party to provide a stable government in Karnataka, which, she alleged, had slipped on development due to the BJP misrule in the past five years.
London, May 2 (IANS) The sale of effects and documents belonging to Mahatma Gandhi will be organised in Ludlow in England May 21, a statement from a renowned auction house in Europe said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the family members of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore hospital following a brutal attack on him in a high-security jail there.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday met the family of Sarabjit Singh, Indian death row prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital after being severely beaten up in jail.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expressed its delight over Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi's comment that he sees reflection of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in national president Rajnath Singh.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party's decision not to attend any meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar or Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath for the rest of the session as another sad development in the Indian democracy.
Mandya (Karnataka), May 1 (ANI): Stepping up his offensive against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused it of having mortgaged the people's future to mafia and of selling the state to mining barons the Reddy brothers.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Tuesday condemned as "objectionable" the comments by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj accusing Congress president Sonia Gandhi of inciting Congress members and creating a ruckus in the lower house.
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Millions of Mumbaikars could go hungry Monday as around 20,000 hotels, restaurants, licenced tea and snacks outlets as well as ubiquitous vada-paav stalls go on strike to protest the new service tax (ST).
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) BJP's star campaigner and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made a virulent attack on the Congress, especially on its vice president Rahul Gandhi, who he termed "a child born with a golden spoon", asking people never to vote for the party.
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Chikmagalur, Apr. 27 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka with betraying the people's mandate.
Haveri (Karnataka), April 26 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday said the BJP government in Karnataka has created a "world record" in corruption but was talking about corruption of the central government.
Haveri (Karnataka), Apr. 26 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka has created a world record in corruption.
Film: "Hardware Software Kya Yaaron"; Cast: Imran Ahmed Khan, Snehadhar Penta, Ranbir Chakma, Sanjeev Nair, Juby Devasia, Adithi Kalkunte, Vishal Nair, Sweta Desai, Saleem Ahmed, Monish Nagraj, Shannon McDonnell, Jun Fujitha, Yuko Fujita, and Arvind Kamath; Director: Rabi Kisku; Rating: ** 1/2
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) States which hold elections to panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) on time will get benefits from the programme of the central government to fund construction of gram panchayat offices, Panchayati Raj Minister K.C. Deo said Wednesday.
Raichur, Apr. 23 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who kicked off a high-voltage campaign for the May 5 Karnataka assembly polls on Tuesday, launched a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the state, and said that his party would heal all the wounds of the people and fight for their rights.
New Delhi, April 21 (ANI): The president of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Mahila Morcha, Saroj Pandey, on Sunday criticised Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, saying that rather than feeling sorry for the five-year-old girl who was raped, she should use her clout and proximity to the government to act firmly against the accused, besides putting in place a tougher regime to prevent crimes.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Saturday condemned the brutal rape of the five-year-old girl in Delhi and said "action and not words are required to check incidents like this heinous rape".
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Paying a surprise visit to Punjab, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday expressed his desire to correct the system within the party, saying the problems of grassroots level workers did not reach its top officials due to a communication gap.
New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi held a strategy meeting with senior leaders here on Friday ahead of the second phase of Parliament's Budget Session beginning on Monday.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With politics hotting up over the draft of the 2G Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report before the second half of parliament's budget session starting April 22, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Friday reviewed the party's strategy with leaders, said party sources.
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha's "Satyagraha" will be screened in South Africa because of its "inherent Mahatma Gandhi connection", says a source.
Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded a new legislation in Odisha to ensure safety and security to women and claimed that crimes against them were on the rise in the state.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of selling "wares ... completely dislocated from the ground realities of real India".
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Wednesday said if former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's offer to her Pakistani counterpart Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1974 to share nuclear technology is found true, then it tantamounts to treason.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) An explosive Wikileaks cable that claimed the late Rajiv Gandhi may have been a middleman for a Swedish firm trying to sell its fighter aircraft to India has led to a storm, with the Congress dismissing it as "baseless" and the BJP asking the government to "come clean".
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With similar temperaments, Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, was an undisguised admirer of Indira Gandhi, another woman politician known for her toughness.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The late Rajiv Gandhi may have been the "main Indian negotiator" for Swedish company Saab-Scania, when it was trying to sell its Viggen fighter aircraft to India in the 1970s, reveal US diplomatic cables leaked on the website WikiLeaks.
New Delhi, Apr. 8 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, leaders of various political outfits on Monday sought an explanation from Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the latest revelations by US cables WikiLeaks naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal.
New Delhi, Apr. 8 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's 'beehive' remark, and said mothers come above everyone else in our culture and heritage.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party has questioned the Congress party over the latest revelations by US cables WikiLeaks naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Rajiv Gandhi was a middleman in the 1970s for a Swedish company that was looking to sell fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, whistle blowing website Wikileaks has claimed.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The "trinity" of Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress in the next Lok Sabha election, party spokesman Manish Tewari has said.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the debate over two power centres was "useless" and did not rule out a third term at the helm if his Congress-led United Progressive Alliance came to power in the next election.
* Congress vice-president Gandhi denied he was in the race to be India's prime minister.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Thursday appointed Janardan Chandurkar as the head of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee and retained Saifuddin Soz as the chief of the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's dismissal of a question on speculation that he would pitch to be prime minister was no reflection on whether or not he would take the job, the party said Thursday.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's maiden interaction with industry leaders after he became the Congress vice president was impressive and touched broader political issues, India Inc. said.
New Delhi, Apr. 4 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday dismissed the speculation about his becoming the Prime Minister and his marriage as hypothetical, saying political life should be a mission and should not be geared for personal gains.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday invoked the Bhagavad Gita, the sacred Hindu text, saying compassion was key to peace and development. He noted that Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Buddha too reiterated this message.
New Delhi, Apr. 4 (ANI): Emphasizing that a beehive is stronger than an elephant, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday highlighted the need to give powers to the people, and said that no person on a horse can fix all the problems of the country.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday denied he was in the race to be the prime minister, and came out strongly in favour of an inclusive India.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday pitched for inclusive growth, saying whenever certain groups like women, tribals and Dalits have been left behind, India has fallen back.
New Delhi, Apr. 4 (ANI): Asserting that the nation is bursting with dreams and fearless ideas, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the spirit of the people of India is energetic and optimistic.
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hailed Indian industry for their contribution to the growth of Indian economy.
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address the annual general meeting of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today.
New Delhi, Apr. 2 (ANI): Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh on Tuesday backed his senior party colleague Janardhan Dwivedi's comment that the relationship between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi is unique, saying whatever the UPA has achieved in its tenure is only because of their teamwork.
New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Taking on the UPA Government over Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi's comment that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi share a very good relationship, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said it would be better if the Centre spends sometime in laying emphasis on the issues concerning the Indian economy and the common man of this country.
Durban, March 26 (IANS) India sent Gandhi to South Africa and South Africa sent back to India a Mahatma. This is often quoted by South Africans to reflect the strong bonding the two nations share. And the place that transformed Gandhi into India' Father of the Nation is not far from this city.
Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) Congress president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi will arrive on a day's visit to her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareily Monday. The Congress leader would be inaugurating an FM radio station of Aakashwani, the newly constructed premises of the rail coach factory, and a post office.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday denounced Sri Lanka for the "unspeakable atrocities" on Tamils, taking an unusual hard line against Colombo for the first time.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday denounced the "unspeakable atrocities" committed on Tamils in Sri Lanka and sought an independent and credible probe into rights abuses there.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said Italy should honour its commitment given to the Supreme Court on the two marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, party sources said.