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Indian National Congress is a major political party in India. The party has a great history behind and can boast of its heritage. So news of congress is perhaps as old as the history of newspapers in India.

Indian National Congress is a major political party in India. The party has a great history behind and can boast of its heritage. Commonly known as Congress this national party can claim to be oldest political party in the country. So news of Congress is perhaps as old as the history of newspapers in India.

The party was founded in 1885 by A. O. Hume. Later it developed into a platform for India?s struggle for independence.

After India got independence it become a major political party in the country and ruled for two decades without opposition. For a major part of post-independence period, members of Nehru-Gandhi family has led the party. Indian National Congress has ruled the country for most parts of the time. Indian National Congress has given seven prime ministers to the country. So news about Congress is a routine affair.

In the elections of 2009 the party got second consecutive term and Manmohan Singh again became the prime minister of India. Sonia Gandhi is currently President of Indian National Congress. Hand is the symbol of Indian national Congress. In every elections leaders of Congress appeals to the masses to strengthen the hand that means vote for Congress. As it is ruling party the news of Indian National Congress appears regularly.

In recently held Uttar Pradesh assembly elections the Congress could not perform as expected and Congress has to remain content with few seats. The much talked about mission UP of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi brought no satisfying results. But still one can find latest news of Congress as it has nationwide presence.

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Banerjee to meet PM, Sonia to seek financial package, discuss President poll

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday afternoon.

Al Qaeda, Taliban safe havens in Pakistan remain 'biggest security risk': Pentagon report

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): The presence of Al Qaeda and Taliban safe havens in Pakistan still remains an unresolved issue and the biggest risks to the process of turning security gains into a sustainable Afghanistan, according to a new Pentagon report.

President polls: Congress hopes for Mamata's support

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress is hoping for the support of the Trinamool Congress in the presidential polls when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee meets party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later Thursday.

Congress trying to arrive at consensus on presidential candidate: Renuka Chaudhary

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary has said the party is trying to arrive at a consensus with the widest consultation in deciding on the next person to be president.

New mayor for south Delhi civic agency

May 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) After its nominees won the mayoral elections unopposed in the east and north municipal corporations in the national capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday scored a triple bagging the vaunted post in south Delhi also.

'Coalition politics future governance mantra in India'

May 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said the political scenario of the country indicates coalition governments are going to be the order of the day in the future.

Congress MP breaks down over Gujarat police action

May 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

New DelhiAhmedabad, May 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Gujarat, Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha Wednesday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was allegedly punched and dragged by the hair by Gujarat Police to prevent her from reaching the venue of a function being presided over by state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Gujarat government defended the police action saying it was out of 'compulsion'.

Congress not afraid of presidential contest

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it did not fear a presidential contest and that BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's remark that Vice President Hamid Ansari lacked the stature for the top job was unfortunate.

Presidential polls: Mamata tightlipped

May 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With Congress looking for support for presidential polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday tightlipped but said she will try to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi to enquire about her health.

Coal workers threaten to go on strike

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A trade union associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday threatened to go on strike from July 10 against alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks to private firms and exploitation of coal workers.

BJP taken to task in parliament over alleged police harassment of Gujarat Congress MP

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faced flak in Parliament on Wednesday when Congress lawmaker Girija Vyas highlighted the alleged police harassment of a Congress Member of Parliament from Gujarat.

Congress distances itself from media bill

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, even as Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju accused the media of diverting interest from national issues.

Himachal Congress to project 'united face'

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday announced it would stage public rallies in the state beginning this month to project its united face in the run up to assembly polls due later this year.

Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes wheat

May 1, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) With the procurement season in full swing, government agencies in Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of wheat, food and supplies officials said here Tuesday.

Congress distances itself from media regulation bill

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of Rahul Gandhi, the party's general secretary.

No problems in alliance, all united: UDF

May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Tuesday denied any problem in its ranks, and termed Communist Party of India-Marxist's willingness to welcome back parties which quit the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as "wishful thinking".

Rift in NDA over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Now the difference between NDA alliance on the president poll candidates has been surfaced as major component JD (U) has chosen its own way

Race to Raisina Hill: BJP, JD-U differ over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hinted that it could support the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam for the post of president, Janata Dal-United (JDU) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said no discussions had taken place within the opposition alliance.

BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which the day before declared it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari for the top post.

U.S. district court to begin hearing of 1984 anti-Sikh riots case today

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Manhattan (New York), May 1 (ANI): A court in Manhattan, New York, will begin hearing a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which some Congress Party leaders have been named as accused.

CPI-M, Trinamool try one-upmanship on May Day

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With West Bengal celebrating May Day with a holiday Tuesday, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Left Front tried to use the occasion to consolidate their base among the labour class, which comprises a major vote share in the state.

BJP rules out backing Mukherjee in presidential polls

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as probable Congress choices for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday ruled out supporting either of them and said the party was open to supporting a candidate chosen by non-Congress parties.

BJP taunts Congress as Bangaru Laxman resigns

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30(ANI): Hours after Bangaru Laxman stepped down from the party's national executive committee, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the ruling Congress party and charged it of indulging in tactics to save its allegedlycorrupt ministers.

BJP pulls up Congress over Presidential candidate selection

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday took potshots at the Congress Party over the candidate for the presidential post, saying if the ruling party attempts to make a pure Congressman the President then neither the nation nor the politics of the country is prepared for it.

Rajasthan again transfers 26 police officers

April 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Jaipur, April 30 (IANS) In a major reshuffle in the state police organisation, the Rajasthan government Monday transferred 26 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, 14 of them for the second time within eight days, officials said.

Gogoi more needed in Assam than in New Delhi: Assam Congress

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Congress party's Assam state unit Monday sought to end the over-week long speculation about Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's probable nomination as vice president, saying his services were required more in the state than in New Delhi.

Security, corruption issues in coming northeast polls: Congress

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Law and order and corruption would be the two major poll planks of the Congress during assembly elections next year in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, a party leader said here Monday, expressing confidence in the party's victory.

Discuss Telangana issue outside parliament: Chidambaram

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Members who supported the cause of a separate state of Telangana should hold discussions outside the house and not disrupt parliament, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday.

Sri Lanka's main Islamic party refuses to relocate controversial mosque

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Colombo, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka's main Muslim political party Muslim Congress, a government ally on Monday wowed not to reach any compromise on the removal of controversial Muslim mosque in the central part of the country.

Catholics told to 'embrace Twitter and Facebook'

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Melbourne, Apr 30 (ANI): Delegates at a Catholic conference have been told that the Catholic Church should embrace online tools such as Twitter and Facebook to deliver its message.

Don't speculate on presidential poll, Mukherjee tells media

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) As the Congress is holding a series of meetings with allies to build consensus over the next president, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday cautioned against speculating on the issue.

Congress still to finalise its choice for President

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Amid intense speculation over the next Presidential candidate, Congress Party spokesperson Manish Tewari said on Monday that the process to choose the next candidate for the top post has not kicked off formally, and added that one should not create an unnecessary hype.

Congress mocks Bal Thackeray's remark on Sachin's RS nomination

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Kanpur, Apr 29 (ANI): Congress leader and Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday took a dig at Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray over his statements on Tendulkar, saying other political parties could not digest the fact that Tendulkar had been nominated by the Congress-led central government.

Uttarakhand Governor credits Sonia for appointment

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Bhopal, Apr 29(ANI): Newly appointed Governor of Uttarakhand and senior Congressman, Aziz Qureshi, today said that his appointment was a result of the blessings of the Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi. He was addressing media persons here.

Tendulkar's nomination Congress' dirtiest trick: Thackeray

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Reiterating that cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to Rajya Sabha was the Congress' "dirtiest play", Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray Sunday said the party has an ulterior motive in the move.

Congress refuses to comment on allegations against PM advisor

April 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday refused to comment on reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor T.K.A. Nair was involved in caught in a land row in Bangalore.

Antony meets Karunanidhi ahead of presidential polls

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With the presidential polls round the corner, Defence Minister A.K. Antony met DMK chief M. Karunanidhi here Sunday, saying "we always value his advice".

Antony meets Karunanidhi ahead of presidential polls

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With the presidential polls round the corner, Defence Minister A.K. Antony met DMK chief M. Karunanidhi here Sunday, saying "we always value his advice".

Race to Raisina Hill: A.K Antony to meet Karunanidhi

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): In a bid to build a consensus for the Congress-led UPA Government's candidate for the presidential election, Defence Minister AK Antony will meet Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi here today.

Congress, BJP trade charges following Laxman's sentencing

April 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The four-year jail term Saturday to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former president Bangaru Laxman for accepting bribes triggered a political slugfest with the Congress asking the BJP to "self-introspect" and the latter accusing it of not doing enough to book the guilty in the Commonwealth Games and 2G spectrum scams.

US policy shift may see it allow Iran enrich uranium if 'it agrees to other UN restrictions'

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The Obama administration has said that they might allow Iran to continue enriching uranium up to five percent purity if it agrees to other United Nation restrictions.

Bangaru Laxman sentenced; Congress asks BJP for introspection

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Hours after former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman was sentenced on Saturday to four years in jail for taking a bribe of Rs. one lakh in a fictitious arms deal case 11 years ago, the ruling Congress Party on Saturday hit out at the main opposition, saying it is high time for them to rethink about their organization.

Congress takes potshots at Anna's 'vote influenced by money, alcohol' remark

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Congress Party on Saturday termed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's remark that voters were not informed enough and could be influenced by money and alcohol to be a contradictory statement, saying there is a need to fight against corruption right from the bottom.

Both Congress and Trinamool are sinking ships: CPI-M

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring Trinamool Congress (TMC) members of parliament over the financial crisis in West Bengal, saying only time will tell "who bails out whom" as both parties were having a tough time due to their "anti-people" policies.

Not poaching among BJP for Bahuguna's seat: Rawat

April 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Congress is not "poaching" any Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member to ensure Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna's election to the state assembly as its own legislators were willing to offer their own seats, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat said Friday.

Shimla Municipal Corporation polls May 27

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Election to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the only civic corporation in Himachal Pradesh, will be held May 27 and the results will be declared the next day, an official said here Friday.

Sachin's Rajya Sabha entry evokes mixed reactions

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after the government decided to nominate cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, parliament galleries were abuzz with discussion on the new entrant, and the move evoked a mixed response from members.

Time for BJP to introspect: Congress on Bangaru conviction

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The conviction of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman in a fake arms deal is an indication for the party to introspect, Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari said here Friday.

Cabinet nod for defence varsity in Gurgaon

April 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved acquisition of 205 acres land in Haryana's Gurgaon district, at a cost of Rs.162 crore, for setting up the Indian National Defence University (INDU).

Suspended Congress MPs protest over separate Telangana state in Delhi

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Suspended Lok Sabha lawmakers of the Congress Party from Andhra Pradesh continued to demand the formation of a separate Telangana state, shouting anti-government slogans inside the parliament premises on Thursday.

Court dismisses case against Digvijay Singh

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday dismissed a private complaint against Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh after the complainant failed to appear before the court twice.

Bofors truth revealed repeatedly: Congress

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Asserting that truth had come out repeatedly and courts had given their verdicts, the Congress Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of levelling irresponsible allegations in the Bofors payoff controversy on the basis of remarks of a retired Swedish police chief.

Pawar meets Sonia over presidential poll

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to evolve "consensus" on the presidential election due in July.

NCP to organize mass farmers rally in Delhi on May 16

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is an ally of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, has planned a mass rally of farmers in the national capital on May 16 to voice the problems and demands of the agriculture sector.

Congress to field ex-CPI-M legislator in Kerala by-poll

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, a two-time Kerala CPI-M legislator who quit the party last month, will contest the June 2 by-election to the Neyattinkara assembly constituency as a Congress candidate.

China to issue more green cards to woo overseas talent

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): China will issue more green cards and ease restrictions for visa-free entry to encourage more talented individuals from overseas to work in the country, a senior security official said Wednesday.

Chinese prison funding no longer relies on enterprises: Official

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The profits of prison-run enterprises no longer act as the primary financial source for Chinese prisons, Minister of Justice Wu Aiying said Wednesday.

Congress deliberately prolonging Telangana row: BJP

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has said that Congress- led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition Government has no intention of discussing the separate state row of Telangana in Parliament.

Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political battle, five Congress ministers have reportedly offered to quit to strengthen the party.

Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.

Singhvi stays away from parliament

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After giving up his position in a parliamentary committee and the Congress party over an alleged sleaze CD, Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi chose to stay away from the parliament Tuesday. Party colleague Salman Khurshid defended Singhvi, saying it was his private matter.

Singhvi stays away from parliament

April 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After giving up his position in a parliamentary committee and the Congress party over an alleged sleaze CD, Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi also chose to stay away from the parliament as the budget session resumed Tuesday.

Presidential polls: Suggestions continue, parties keep mum

April 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The churning continues for the presidential polls with various political leaders suggesting candidates even as their parties seek to gauge the mood and keep their cards to themselves.

Jealousy fuelling malicious campaign against Banerjee: Trinamool

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) With the Mamata Banerjee government drawing flak for many of its actions, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday claimed there was a malicious campaign against her, fuelled by jealousy against her administration's achievements.

Congress MPs from Telangana suspended from Lok Sabha

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Eight Congress MPs from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh were suspended from the Lok Sabha for four days for causing disruptions in the house over the issue of separate statehood to the region.

China may add new visa category to attract professionals

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Beijing, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): A new visa category titled "talent introduction" has been added to a draft law on China's exit and entry administration as part of the country's efforts to attract talented individuals from overseas.

Sikh leaders want Manmohan-led Congress Government at Center to quit

April 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Amritsar, April 24 (ANI): There have been strong reactions in Sikh circles to the final conclusion of arguments in the Delhi Court that was hearing cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Sikh leaders want Manmohan-led Congress Government at Center to quit

April 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Amritsar, April 24 (ANI): There have been strong reactions in Sikh circles to the final conclusion of arguments in the Delhi Court that was hearing cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Singhvi CD issue his private affair, says Khurshid

April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the controversial CD allegedly featuring Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi is his private affair.

China hopes to attract foreign professionals

April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China hopes to attract professionals from abroad by having a new visa category added to a draft law.

Open minded on suggestions for presidential candidate: Congress

April 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Congress Monday said it was "open minded" about suggestions on choice of the next president and that it would consult its United Progressive Alliance partners on the issue.

CD row: Singhvi quits party, parliamentary posts (Roundup)

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day before parliament reconvenes for the budget session, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi quit Monday as party spokesperson and as head of the parliamentary panel on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD allegedly featuring him.

Trinamool MPs to pressure government for tax monotatorium

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a three-year interest moratorium, Trinamool Congress Monday said it will raise the issue in both the houses of parliament in the upcoming budget session.

Singhvi CD row: Right step to quit, says Congress

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday said Abhishek Manu Singhvi took the right decision to resign as party spokesman and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice but refrained from commenting on whether he was directed to do so.

BJP demands Singhvi to explain his resignation in parliament

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded Congress lawmaker Abhishek Manu Singhvi to explain to the parliament the reason behind his resignation as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

Singhvi should explain his resignation in parliament: BJP

April 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said that Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi should explain in parliament why he has quit as chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice.

CD Row: Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigns from all official positions

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr.23 (ANI): Eminent lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday resigned from all official and Congress Party positions, including as chairman of the Parliament's Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as Congress Party spokesman.

Singhvi quits as Congress spokesperson, parliamentary panel chief

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice and as party spokesperson in the wake of a CD controversy surrounding him, saying that he had done so to prevent "even the slightest possible parliamentary disruption".

Abhishek Manu Singhvi's resignation statement

April 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as party spokesperson and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD that allegedly features him.

Singhvi quits as Congress spokesperson, parliamentary panel chief

April 23, 2012 at 6:36 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi Monday resigned as party spokesperson and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice in the wake of the controversy over a CD allegedly featuring him. The resignation comes a day before the start of the second phase of parliament's budget session Tuesday.

Marandi's party to stay away from Rajya Sabha poll

April 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Ahead of the May 3 Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand, the Congress suffered a setback Monday when its alliance partner, the JVM-P of Babulal Marandi, said it will not support the party in the biennial elections for the two seats and will stay away from it.

Nepal parties seek more time to settle statute row

April 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Major political parties of Nepal Monday sought two more days to thrash out contentious issues that have held up their constitution drafting.

U.S. Congressman asks Secret Service chief to reveal number of agents involved in Colombian scandal

April 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): The head of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. Congress, Peter King, has asked Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to reveal the number of agents involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee slams UPA's economic policies

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (ANI): Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI (M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has slammed the economic policies of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre.

BJP, NCP push for apolitical candidate as next president

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi/Mumbai, Apr 23 (ANI): With the five-year term of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil drawing to a close in July this year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are in favour of appointing an apolitical person as the country's next President.

Congress mum on Banerjee's 15-day ultimatum for W. Bengal debt relief

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday refused to comment on the 15-day deadline issued by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to the Centre to announce debt relief for her state.

Two UP Congress leaders hitch onto Samajwadi Party bicycle (News Analysis)

April 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie evident at the recent meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ties between the state's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress appear set to strain.

Kerala UDF constituencts call truce

April 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the state Congress unit - after a meeting between their top leaders here Sunday.

BJP mocks UPA Govt.'s economic development plan

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for hindering the nation's economic growth.

Karnataka caste politics set to get Sonia boost (Karnataka Newsletter)

April 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) The Congress is going all out to woo a powerful caste group in Karnataka that is generally perceived to be a strong supporter of the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even as the latter dithers in setting its house in order.

Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 percent of the 216 children born to 200 pregnant women with diagnosed heart diseases were girls.

UPA not diffident about decisions: Congress

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress Saturday rubbished opposition parties' allegation of policy paralysis in the party-led United Progressive Alliance and said the launch of nuclear-capable missile Agni-V showed that the government was not diffident about taking decisions.

Monica Bharti new Himachal Youth Congress chief

April 21, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Monica Bharti, daughter-in-law of former MP Chander Kumar, is the newpresident of the Himachal Pradesh Indian Youth Congress (IYC), a party official said here Saturday.

Congress plays down Mamata ultimatum

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Playing down the ultimatum of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a moratorium on interest payment burden of the state, the Congress Saturday said the central government will have a "constructive approach" towards such demands.

JVM-P accuses Congress of horse trading again

April 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) Ahead of a fresh Rajya Sabha election in the state on May 3, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) has accused the Congress of trying to win its legislators' votes by offering top central government posts.

Mamta on tough stance, insists on tax moratorium

April 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Taking a tough stance, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee has hinted that state is not in the position for its survival

Mamata insists on tax moratorium for Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a stern warning to the Congress-led union government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said it has to accept West Bengal's demand for a tax moratorium for the next three years.

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