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Whenever the query arises about the first female prime minister of the largest democracy in the world the name of Indira Gandhi suddenly rises as she is the soul prime minister of India and till date no lady has assumed that prestigious office. Born and brought up in the legacy of Nehru dynasty Indira is the true inheritor of Nehru credentials. Ms. Indira had been endowed with all the qualities that brought a major transformation in the fate of all citizens of the nation. Ms. Indira has nearly served for 14 years as the PM of the nation and during the times she has confronted many hurdles like war with Pakistan and others. Her potential has been proved in her devotion to the country. Whatever the case may be Ms. Indira will always be remembered as one of the great ladies in doing her best for India. She proved her inner potentialities during the prime minister ship of her father Nehru and learnt all the things regarding politics and administration. After the demise of her father in 1964 Ms. Indira Gandhi (Nehru) was elected to Rajya Sabha and started direct politics. Immediately after the sudden death of Shastri in abroad, Indira was sworn in as the prime Minister in 1966; thus the burden of the whole country fell in her hands. Simultaneously Ms. Indira Gandhi was a great diplomat, politician and an educationist by the knowledge of which she could manage the country efficiently in the most critical condition. The major achievements of this maiden lady prime minister of India are Green revolution, Nuclear Weapon programme and best foreign policy that she could handle with effort for the betterment of the citizens. As fate was not on her side, in 1977 she was assassinated by her own bodyguards over the conflict with the Sikh community in Punjab.

Salman Khurshid ready to take responsibility for poll debacle in UP

May 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

New Delhi, May 2(ANI): Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that he is ready to take the responsibility for the Congress' poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly elections.

Rahul Gandhi meets kin of ferry disaster victims

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday cut short his Amethi visit to fly to Dhubri in Assam and express solidarity with the relatives of the ferry tragedy victims.

Rahul hints major shakeup in UP Congress

May 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Taking strong action for the party debacle in the recently held assembly election in Uttar Pradesh,

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Rahul Gandhi indicates major shakeup in Uttar Pradesh Congress

May 2, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday dropped enough hints about a major shake up in the Uttar Pradesh unit of the party, saying no one would be spared for the poor showing in the February-March assembly elecctions.

Rahul, Gogoi to visit Assam disaster site (Lead, Changing dateline)

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is Wednesday expected to visit the site of the boat tragedy in Assam's Dhubri district that is feared to have claimed 270 lives.

Rahul Gandhi's consent was not taken before Natarajan submitted bill to gag media: Congress

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi has clarified that a private member's bill on restraining the media, which was submitted by Meenakshi Natarajan contains the personal views of the lawmaker, and added that she did not take the approval of Rahul Gandhi before submitting it.

Arunachal Scouts battalion takes charge of India's border along China

May 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Itanagar, May 2 (ANI): The Indian Army's 1st Arunachal Scouts battalion, two years after its formation, has taken charge of providing security to the unmanned, inhospitable and porous international border in the land-locked Himalayan state.

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.

Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency

May 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans to give financial help to girls for education.

Rahul Gandhi visits UP to assess poll disaster

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Lucknow, Apr 30 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Monday to take part in a post- Assembly poll review.

86 percent work on Kalpakkam N-plant complete: Official

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Chennai, April 30 (IANS) The 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam will soon get its first lot of fuel assemblies - used to build its nuclear fuel core, a senior official has said, adding that 86 percent of the "physical work" on the plant has been completed.

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.

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".

RSS mouthpiece targets past governments on Bofors cover-up

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): The mouthpiece of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak (RSS) - Organiser-on Sunday attacked past governments, including the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for covering up the Bofors scam.

Sonia Gandhi visits Karnataka, aims to woo Lingayat community

April 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Tumkur, Apr 28 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi arrived in the Karnataka to woo voters from the Lingayat community and attend the birthday celebrations of the highly respected Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami at the 'Siddaganga Mutt' in Tumkur District.

Give us water, Maharashtra villagers tell Rahul

April 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited drought-hit villages of Maharashtra's Satara district for two and a half hours Saturday but did not any announce any relief measure.

Arunachal Governor conferred with Mahatma Gandhi Seva Award

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Itanagar, Apr 28 (ANI): Former Army chief and Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.J. Singh has been conferred with the Mahatma Gandhi Seva Award (MGSA) in recognition of his yeoman service to the people of the state.

Third Gandhi visits Maharashtra, but drought continues...

April 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) As Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi began his one-day tour of drought-hit areas of Maharashtra's Satara district Saturday, he became the third Gandhi after his late father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi to visit the region, though little has changed there in all these decades.

Zohra Sehgal celebrates her century with 'official biography'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) 'Abhi na jaana chhod kar... ki cake abhi kata nahin... ki pet abhi bhara nahin (Don't leave the party, the cake hasn't been cut yet, tummy isn't filled yet), recited the blue-eyed 'baby' of entertainment Zohra Segal on her 100th birthday, punning on her favourite sonnet 'Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon' by poet Hafeez Jullundhri as she cut a large chocolate cake.

Rahul Gandhi visits drought-hit Satara, assures all assistance

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Satara, Apr 28 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visited the drought-hit regions in Mumbai's Satara District on Saturday, and assured the locals that the government would come up with a proper solution to help them get rid of all their problems.

Rahul Gandhi visits drought-hit Maharashtra district

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in Satara town Saturday morning for a visit to nearby drought-hit areas of Maharashtra, an official said.

Rahul Gandhi visits drought-hit Maharashtra district

April 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived at Satara district Saturday morning for a visit to drought-hit areas there, an official said.

Six die as car falls into gorge in Himachal

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Four members of a family were among six people killed Friday when a car they were travelling in rolled down into a gorge near Dhami, about 15 km from here, police said.

BJP questions Sonia Gandhi over hesitation to probe Bofors scam

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised the Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the UPA-II Government's ' hesitation' to re-investigate the 1985-86 Bofors scam.

UN Secretary General arrives in India

April 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Thursday to kick start his three day official visit to India from 26-29 April.

Rahul to visit Maharashtra, Amethi

April 26, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Mumbai/Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) In his first major political engagements outside the national capital after the recent assembly polls, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Maharashtra this week and his parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh later this month.

Wage disparity linked to rural jobs to go: Ramesh

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government is likely to bring changes in its flagship rural job scheme to remove disparity between wages given under it and the minimum wages fixed in states, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday.

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.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi April 30-May 2

April 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi would be in his Amethi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh from April 30-May 2. This would be his first visit to the state after the party's drubbing in the assembly polls, party sources said Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi to visit drought-hit areas in Maharashtra

April 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrives here Friday on a two-day visit to Maharashtra during which he will visit some drought-hit regions, a party office bearer said here.

Opposition wants fresh probe in Bofors scam, rocks Parliament

April 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The latest disclosure of Bofors pay off scam by its whistleblower who to gave clean-chit to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and erstwhile leader and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in his statement, has once again created strom in Indian politics and a tug of war has begun between Congress-led UPA government and BJP led-opposition...............

UNICEF to distribute 25,000 solar lamps

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Unicef will distribute around 25,000 portable solar lamps in Jharkhand's schools, a move that will help around 75,000 students during their studies.

Rajiv Gandhi had no role in Bofors case, says Khurshid

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had no role to play in the Bofors Gun case, and added that there was no need to reopen the case.

Distinguished journalist, scholar Dharmaraja is no more

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): In the passing away of Shri M. K. Dharmaraja, the country has lost a distinguished journalist and a Jain scholar who observed the principles of religion in letter and spirit.

Amitabh Bachchan happy to be cleared of Bofors taint

April 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Expressing his happiness over his name being cleared from the Bofors payoff scam, mega-star Amitabh Bachchan, however, said that he is "pained" that it came 25 years.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)

April 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Bofors resurrected, Congress again on mat over Quattrocchi (Intro Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the payoff scandal but also saying that he just 'watched the massive cover-up' and the guilty, Italian Ottavio Quattrocchi, got away.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years

April 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer.

Lindstrom's revelations clean chit for Rajiv: Congress

April 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said former Swedish police officer Sten Lindstrom's revelations on the Bofors payoff scandal has given a clean chit to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Second swine flu death reported in Himachal

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.

What Lindstrom said on key players in Bofors scam

April 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom has spoken out on the Bofors artillery guns payoff scandal, which broke out in 1987. Here, in a nutshell, is what he told the website thehoot.org on the Bofors gun deal that brought down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1989:

Bofors resurrected, Congress on mat over Quattrochchi again (Roundup)

April 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bofors ghost returned to haunt the Congress Wednesday with former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the payoff scandal but also saying that he just "watched the massive cover-up" and the guilty, Italian Ottavio Quattrochchi, got away.

Parties should apologise for misleading on Bofors: Congress

April 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Political parties who had been misleading the nation on the issue of the Bofors gun deal should apologise, the Congress said Wednesday after former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom gave a clean chit to the late Rajiv Gandhi in the bribery sandal

We've been vindicated, say Bachchans after Bofors revelations

April 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) With former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving him a clean chit in the Bofors gun payoff scandal, Amitabh Bachchan Wednesday said the accusations had led to years of "anguish of petulant blame".

Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam

April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday.

Comic book to tell story of India's Birdman Salim Ali

April 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The life and times of India's legendary Birdman, the late Salim Ali, have been immortalised in a comic book to be released here Thursday.

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.

CBI blames Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for inciting 1984 anti-Sikh riots

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr.23 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday accused Congress leader Sajjan Kumar of inciting the 1984-anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, and added that the killings in the Delhi Cantonment area of the city were not spontaneous.

CBI blames Sajjan Kumar for Anti-Sikh riots 1984

April 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the federal investigating agency, which is probing anti-Sikh riots 1984 on Monday accused Congress leader and former Member of Parliament (MP) from outer Delhi, Sajjan Kumar for inflaming the mob against Sikhs and organizing the riots............

Police, paramilitary athletes fall into dope trap

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Six athletes from paramilitary and police forces have tested positive ahead of the 2012 London Olympics and face a ban for one to two years. Caught before the sporting extravaganza could unfold, it has saved the country from a major embarrassment.

Singing is my first love: Raghubir Yadav

April 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) He has acted in more than 50 films and has done more than 2,500 theatre shows, but veteran actor Raghubir Yadav says singing is his first love and will always remain above acting for him.

Under flak, Chavan meets Sonia, PM

April 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of the political situation in the state in the face of criticism of his government over its "slow" decision-making and the CAG report on land deals.

Sam Pitroda to Hamid Ansari - who will be India's next president?

April 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ruling Congress doing poorly in recent state elections, regional parties may hold the key to selecting the nation's 13th president.

Kaushik Basu's remark on economic reforms receives flak from Shahid Siddiqui

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The statement of Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu in Washington that major economic reforms are unlikely before 2014 polls are attracting flak from the opposition and even the government is expressing reservation in endorsing his statement.

Kaushik Basu's remark on economic reforms receive flak from Shahid Siddiqui

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The statement of Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu in Washington that major economic reforms are unlikely before 2014 polls are attracting flak from the opposition and even the government is expressing reservation in endorsing his statement.

Retired teacher waits for Gandhi memorabilia auction result

April 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Thrissur (Kerala), April 17 (IANS) A 70-year-old retired school teacher has been waiting patiently for the outcome as his rare collection of Mahatma Gandhi memorabilia went under the hammer in London Tuesday. He intends to use the proceeds to set up an antique museum.

Finn man commits suicide in Delhi

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A 27-year-old mentally unstable Finn committed suicide Sunday by jumping off the sixth floor of a car parking facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said.

'Indian parliament should provide solution to black money'

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Black money, corrupt electoral practices and mismanagement of resources are three problems dogging the country and parliament should give solutions to them, said former governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi here Saturday.

2G Spectrum: SC accepts Govt. plea on 2G licences review

April 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM

The Supreme Court on Friday accepted to hear government plea on SC's February 02 judgment on 2G licences in which the apex court had cancelled all 122 licences..........

PM inaugurates cultural fest

April 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Panchkula (Haryana), April 13 (IANS) With hundreds of artistes from all parts of the country assembled here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday evening inaugurated the silver jubilee celebrations of the seven zonal cultural centres (ZCCs) of the country at a specially created village arena in this Haryana town, 15 km from Chandigarh.

Assam to pay rich tributes to Bhupen Hazarika

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Assam will pay rich tributes to legendary singer and music maestro Bhupen Hazarika on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival.

Operations at IGI airport normal after aerobridge operators' strike

April 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here, hit after a late Thursday night strike by a section of contracted aerobridge operators, returned to normal Friday with the authorities roping in their own work force.

Operations at IGI airport normal after aerobridge operators' strike

April 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here, hit after a late Thursday night strike by a section of contracted aerobridge operators, returned to normal Friday with the authorities roping in its own work force.

Amar Ujala scribe found dead in Srinagar

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) A Kashmiri working as a reporter for Hindi daily Amar Ujala was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Srinagar Wednesday, police said.

Ben Kingsley may play villain in 'Iron Man' sequel

April 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Sir Ben Kingsley is reportedly in talks to play the villain in the next 'Iron Man' sequel.

Police recorded 1984 witnesses' statements in unfair manner: CBI

April 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday told a Delhi court hearing a case against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that Delhi Police had not recorded witnesses statements in a fair manner.

IGNOU launches courses in Water Management

April 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), World?s largest university with over 35-lakhs enrolments, has started introduced two new courses on Water Management for which admission process has begun, IGNOU said in its statement........

Yuvraj returns home after winning battle against cancer (Roundup)

April 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's star batsman Yuvraj Singh returned home Monday to a rousing reception after his successful treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

IGNOU launches courses in water conservation

April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for two special courses in water harvesting, a statement said Monday.

Yuvi returns in blaze of flashlights - and good wishes

April 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The doors stayed closed as the anticipation mounted. In what was the equivalent of curtains rising on a grand theatrical performance, camera crews waited expectantly - and patiently - at the airport here Monday for ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh to walk out after three months of battling cancer in the US.

Fit again Yuvraj back home after battling cancer

April 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's star batsman Yuvraj Singh returned home Monday morning amid much fanfare after undergoing treatment for rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

Yuvraj back home after three months

April 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's star batsman Yuvraj Singh returned home Monday morning after undergoing treatment for rare germ cell cancer in the United States.

'Bilawal is like Rahul Gandhi'

April 8, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) As he visited the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and interacted with the khadims of the shrine here Sunday, Bilawal Bhutto, the 24-year-old son of visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, drew instant comparisons with Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi accepts Bilawal's invitation to visit Pakistan

April 8, 2012 at 5:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has accepted Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's invitation to visit Pakistan.

Pakistan President Zardari arrives in India with large delegation

April 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived Sunday morning in the Indian capital on a six-hour visit that has raised a lot of expectations in the subcontinent despite the fact that it is being labelled as a private visit.

Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in Sri Lanka

April 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has ordered an investigation into the vandalisation of some statues, including that of Mahatma Gandhi, in Batticaloa town.

Antony panel to look into poll debacle in Punjab, Goa

April 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After a review of its performance in Uttar Pradesh by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has formed a panel headed by Defence Minister A.K. Antony to go into the causes of the party's defeat in Punjab and Goa and its lackadaisical performance in Uttarakhand where it failed to get a majority on its own.

Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised in Sri Lanka

April 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has ordered an investigation into an incident in which several statues, including that of Mahatma Gandhi, were vandalised.

Congress rules out closure of CBI office in Rajasthan

April 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr.7 (ANI) Congress party on Saturday ruled out the possibility of closing entral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Rajasthan, inspite of the high court in that state aying the day before that the CBI had lost its credibility as its officials were working on the hims and fancy of politicians.

Rahul, Bilawal have much to share

April 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, two scions whose respective pasts have uncanny similarities, are expected to talk at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's lunch here Sunday for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

First swine flu death in Himachal

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Shimla, April 7 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman, who tested positive for swine flu, died in Shimla Saturday, the first death in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said.

Indo-Bangla celebrations to mark Tagore's 150th birth anniversary

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Agartala, April 7 (IANS) As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, artists of India and Bangladesh have begun jointly performing various cultural shows, including drama, on the themes penned by the Nobel laureate bard.

UP unit of Congress Party to be revamped, indicates Rahul Gandhi

April 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

In the post mortem process of recently concluded UP assembly election defeat, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi reportedly find out several flaws in current party structure of Uttar Pradesh unit and indicated to dissolve it........

Not one to get defeated, says Rahul; may dissolve UP unit

April 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Stressing that he was "not the one to get defeated", Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday indicated that the party's Uttar Pradesh unit could be dissolved for a new look and that party functionaries will be held accountable for the work entrusted to them.

Rahul indicates UP Congress unit may be reconstituted

April 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday indicated that the party's Uttar Pradesh unit could be dissolved and reconstituted, adding that party functionaries will be held accountable for the work entrusted to them in future.

Did loud mouth ministers script Congress debacle in UP?

April 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Did loud mouth central ministers script the Congress debacle in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls?

Jewellers suspended 21-days strike till May 10

April 6, 2012 at 6:53 PM

A section of agitated jewellers today called off 21-days old strike after getting assurance from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and UPA president Sonia Gandhi, who invited union leaders for talk.......

Congress to monitor Akhilesh government

April 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Smarting from its electoral rout, the Congress Friday said it will monitor Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul says congressmen, prepare for 2014

April 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has said to his party candidates to be prepare for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

'Congress to monitor Akhilesh government's performance'

April 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Smarting from its poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the state Congress said Friday it would monitor the performance of the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government and continue to struggle for the people of the state.

Jewellers end strike on promise of duty roll back

April 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Jewellers across India Friday called off their 21-day strike after being assured of duty roll back from Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi inspired Arab Spring, says Yemeni Nobel laureate Karman

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman said that Mahatma Gandhi has been an inspiration for Arab youth.

MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants

April 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code of conduct which has banned poster campaigns and restricted the use of loudspeakers and the sale of liquor.

Suspended BJP MP on protest fast against Himachal's Lokayukta act

April 5, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended parliamentarian of Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on a day-long fast Thursday in the shadow of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here to protest against the 'draconian' provisions of the state's proposed Lokayukta Act.

Rahul to review Congress debacle in UP

April 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the poor performance of the party in the recent UP assembly election.

Swine flu reported in Himachal

April 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman tested positive for swine flu in Shimla Wednesday, the first case in Himachal Pradesh this year, a health official said here.

Rahul to meet Congress' Uttar Pradesh legislators

April 4, 2012 at 10:00 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will hold meetings here April 5-6 with the party's legislators from Uttar Pradesh and some candidates who lost in the assembly elections to analyse the party's poor show, sources said Wednesday.

Rahul to meet Congress' Uttar Pradesh legislators

April 4, 2012 at 9:52 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will hold meetings here April 5-6 with the party's legislators from Uttar Pradesh and some candidates who lost in the assembly elections to analyse the party's poor show, sources said Wednesday.

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