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Sonia hits out at Modi over delay in Winter Session, making 'false promises'

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by locking the temple of democracy. Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met here to finalise the schedule for the election of ...

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Former AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Former All India Football Federation (AIFF) President and leader of the Congress party Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away here on Monday. Dasmunsi, 72, was in coma since 2008. Dasmunsi in 2006 became the first Indian to be a match commissioner in a FIFA World Cup game when he performed the role in a group stage game between Australia and Croatia in the 200...

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New Congress President to be elected on Dec 16

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday announced elections to choose the next party president on December 16 if necessary, and a new Congress President will be announced on December 19. The schedule for election was approved by the Congress Working Committee on Monday. The election will be notified on December 1, and the last date for filing nominations is December...

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NCP to contest Gujarat polls solo

Gandhinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which was earlier in talks with the Congress to form an alliance to contest the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, on Monday decided to contest alone for all the 182 constituencies in the state. We have decided to contest all alone and single handedly for the Gujarat assembly elections. We don't want to tie up with the Co...

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NCP to contest Gujarat polls solo

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday decided to contest the Gujarat Assembly elections on its own and expressed confidence it would bag the maximum number of seats in the solo fight. The party's decision came a day after the Congress declared its first list of 77 candidates for the first phase of the elections slated for December 9. We wanted t...

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CWC to meet on Monday, set ball rolling for Rahul's elevation

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Congress party's highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), will meet on Monday to chart out the schedule for the election of the Congress President, that will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post. The meeting will be held a day after the birth centenary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Novembe...

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Dyal Singh College renamed Vande Mataram to clear confusion: Governing body head

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi University's Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, has decided to rename itself as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. Amitabh Sinha, Chairperson of governing body of Dyal Singh College, said on Saturday that the decision was taken to overcome the confusion in the name. A notification to change...

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Patidar leaders give Congress 24-hour ultimatum on reservation issue

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders have given the Congress party a 24-hour deadline to declare their stand on the reservation status for the community. As the Congress leaders are under pressure and busy over selection of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, there seems to be trouble brewing as the PAAS convenors, who had been called to New ...

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Indira Gandhi's fearlessness brought out the best in her (Nov 19 is Indira Gandhi's 100th bi

No past Prime Minister of India evokes as much passion as Indira Gandhi. Her admirers believe she could do no wrong and was the messianic leader India needed in her time; her detractors hold her responsible for creating a personality cult, encouraging dynastic politics and weakening the institutions of democracy. As in the case of any leader with a long tenure and an enduring impact, her legacy i...

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Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. Senior party leaders were also closetted with Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi.<...

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I don't see any immediate recovery of our economy in sight: Manmohan Singh

Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a hard-hitting speech against the Narendra Modi government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the three-and-a-half year rule has ruined all sectors and also created a wedge in the secular credentials of India. He also questioned the political agenda of the CPI-M in Kerala. Singh was delivering a speech at the Congress party-organised publ...

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Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad-led JD-U over alliance in Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Congress party is in talks with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. With discussions going on with both the parties, it may take a couple of days more to announce the list of candidates for the December 9 and December 14 polls. Discussion on almost all ...

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Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election first list. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declaring its list of 70 ...

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BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to six of the defecting Congress MLAs. Staying ahead of the opposition party in the announcement, the saffron party list shows that it has repeated most of the sitting MLAs in their constituencies.<...

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Rahul launches Unorganised Workers' Congress

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a new unit for the unorganised sector workers called the All India Unorganised Workers' Congress and said it will strive to provide voice to those working in different parts of the country. Interacting with the members of the Unorganised Workers' Congress, Rahul Gandhi urged them to participate in the figh...

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Meghalaya legislator withdraw support to Congress government

Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Independent legislator Robinus Syngkon on Thursday withdrawn support to the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government ahead of the assembly elections next year. I have withdrawn support to the Mukul Sangma-led government since I have lost confidence in him, Syngkon said. Moreover, he described that his experience in the government has always been u...

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Congress appoints Ajoy Kumar as Jharkhand unit chief

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday named Ajoy Kumar as the President of Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee and Alamgir Alam as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the state. Ajoy Kumar, who is the national spokesperson of the Congress party, was a member of Lok Sabha from Jamshedpur constituency. He is also a former IPS officer. <...

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'Padmavati' row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika's nose

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukone's nose amid a call for Bharat Bandh (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release. The Uttar Pradesh government has also said in a letter to the Ministry of Information and Bro...

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Modi still popular among masses, says Pew survey

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Over three years into office, Prime Minister Narendra Modis popularity is still at par with what it was in 2015, and 70 per cent Indians are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, a Pew survey of 2,464 respondents shows. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday drew media's attention towards the detailed survey by the US-based think tan...

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'Padmavati' row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika's nose

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Padmavati intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukones nose amid a call for Bharat Bandh (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release. The Uttar Pradesh government has also said in a letter to the Ministry of Information and Broad...

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