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Manmohan, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and senior party leader Anand Sharma were also present. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Wickremesinghe here and the Sri Lankan leader also called on President Ram Nath ...

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Modi, BJP serial abusers, must apologize: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders as serial abusers, the Congress on Wednesday asked both to apologize for lowering the level of political discourse. The Congress said the latest culprit was BJP MP Paresh Rawal's comment after a meme by Yuva Desh on Tuesday targeted Modi, forcing Congress youth wing chief Amarinder Singh Raja to apologize. <...

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Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being exposed over embarrassing issues ahead of the Gujarat elections. However, the government rejected the charg...

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Accommodation of dates a tradition: BJP on Winter Session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the Congress' charge as chorus of baseless allegations that the government is deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, saying accommodation of dates between an election campaign and the session is an established tradition in Indian polity. The ruling party also hit out at Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarju...

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Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14. Among the other senior leaders who are star campaigners are AICC General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi...

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Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72. Dasmunsi is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep, who were at his side when he died. He served as Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) and Parliamenta...

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P.R. Dasmunsi: Brilliant organiser who rose during golden hour of student politics

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that took West Bengal by storm in the late 1960s, to sideline the Communists and bring back the Congress to power in 1972. It was a time when the Maoist movement went from strength to strength in the state, with bright youngsters leav...

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Congress declares roadmap for Rahul's elevation to President

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years. It would be clear on December 11 whether there would be a contest for the top party p...

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Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72. He died at 12.10 p.m. today (Monday). He had been critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness, said Apollo Hospital in a statemen...

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CWC starts meet for Rahul's elevation as party president

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday began a meeting here to chart out a schedule for the election of the Congress President which will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post. The meeting was attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with senior party leaders M...

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Indira Gandhi opposed those dividing India over religion: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indira Gandhi fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. On the centenary of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi spoke at the inauguration here of a photo exhibition, 'A Life of Courage', on the life and achievement...

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Kovind, Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth centenary

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. Nation remembers former Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary, Kovind tweeted. Modi tweeted Tributes to former PM Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. Congress Vice President Ra...

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Manmohan to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement. The international jury of the prize is chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee. Suman Dubey, secretary of the Indira Gandhi...

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Sharad questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, says justice not done

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Questioning the Election Commission's decision to grant the arrow symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United, senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday said justice was not done and vowed to continue the fight both legally and democratically. The decision has not meted out justice. The EC's decision is just asking the pe...

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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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Saeed Jaffrey was fantastic actor: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says late actor Saeed Jaffrey was a fantastic human being and a great conversationalist. On Jaffrey's second death anniversary, Anupam said he missed the actor. One of the first international actors from India. Fantastic actor and human being. Great conversationalist. Miss you Saeed Bhai, Anupam tweeted. Saeed, an India-bo...

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PM, Congress pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the nation in paying tributes to independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary. Leaders of the opposition Congress, including party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, also paid their tributes. Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary, the Prime Minister t...

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Congress pays tribute to Nehru on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary, with party Vice President calling him a brilliant compassionate man. Remembering a charismatic leader with an affection for children... His birth anniversary is the ideal celebration of the innocence, cheerfulness and curiosity of India'...

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Congress election committee likely to shortlist Gujarat candidates

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Congress party's central election committee is likely to meet on Friday to finalise the list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. The meeting in New Delhi will be chaired by All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi, where top party leaders, including from the poll-bound state, are likely to attend. The Congre...

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Manmohan Singh lying on Narmada issue, says Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Nov 8 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday accused former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of lying to the people of Gujarat on the issue of Narmada. It is with deep sadness I am saying this that such a senior person is lying to people of Gujarat on the Narmada project. In his address in Ahmedabad, he said that Narendra Modi never met him on the issue when he...

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