Saturday, December 14, 2019

Indian-American Congressman appointed chairman of crucial US House subcommittee on Asia

Washington | December 14, 2019 5:11:17 AM IST
Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been appointed as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.... read..

Congress' Debabrata Saikia requests Assam Assembly Speaker to call special session over CAB

Guwahati (Assam) | December 13, 2019 7:11:19 AM IST
Congress leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia on Thursday requested Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami to convene a special session of the state Assembly to discuss the concerns of people of Assam over the Citiz... read..

Congress accuses Modi govt of diverting public attention

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Amid the ruckus over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'rape remark', Congress party national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of diverting the public attention from the "ongoing unrest in the country".... read..

Will follow Congress's stand on Citizenship Amendment Act, says MP CM Kamal Nath

New Delhi | December 13, 2019 3:41:34 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday said that his government will follow whatever stand is taken by Congress party on the Citizenship Amendment Act.... read..

Maharashtra will follow the policy of Congress central leadership on Citizenship Amendment Act : Balasaheb Thorat

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 13, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Echoing similar sentiments as the non-BJP ruled states that are averse to the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, Maharashtra Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Friday said that the State will follow the policy of party's... read..

BJP lawmaker Sarang calls Congress' Arif Masood a "Pakistani legislator"

New Delhi | December 13, 2019 3:11:23 PM IST
BJP lawmaker Vishwas Sarang has hit out at Congress' Arif Masood for threatening to resign from the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh over the implementation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019.... read..

Delhi: Assam Congress members protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act

New Delhi | December 13, 2019 2:41:25 PM IST
Members of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.... read..

Congress, IUML give adjournment motion notice in LS over Assam protests on Citizenship Amendment Act

General News | December 13, 2019 12:41:27 PM IST
The Congress party and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha on Friday over 'protests in Assam and other parts of the country against the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act'.... read..

I will resign as MLA if Citizenship (Amendment) Act is implemented in MP: Congress MLA Arif Masood

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | December 13, 2019 10:41:31 AM IST
Congress MLA Arif Masood said that he will give up his membership of the Legislative Assembly if the Madhya Pradesh government implements the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 that makes way for granting Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Paki... read..

Ban entry of minors, check drugs at Goa EDM events: Congress

Panaji |Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Goa Congress on Friday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ban the entry of minors, provide adequate security to women and keep a vigil against drug peddling during the upcoming party season in Goa, which includes a popular electronic dance music fe... read..

Situation in Assam extremely disturbing: Congress

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Congress on Thursday described the situation in Assam as "extremely disturbing" and accused the BJP-led Central government of provoking the sentiments of the people of the state by passing the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.... read..

Maha govt will not let Citizenship (Amendment) Act get implemented in state: Congress' Nitin Raut

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 13, 2019 11:41:25 PM IST
Congress leader and Maharashtra Minister Dr Nitin Raut on Friday said that his government will not implement Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state.... read..

Haryana CM fires 'rape in Congress' salvo at Rahul for his 'Rape in India' remark

Gurugram (Haryana) | December 13, 2019 10:11:18 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday fired 'rape in Congress' salvo at Rahul Gandhi for his 'Rape in India' remark.... read..

Rahul Gandhi to be focus of Congress' 'Bharat Bachao Rally'

New Delhi | December 13, 2019 4:11:20 AM IST
The Congress party is sparing no efforts to make the "Bharat Bachao Rally" scheduled to be held on Saturday at the Ramlila Maidan here into a great success. Moreover, party leader Rahul Gandhi will be the focus of the rally which is a planned move against... read..

Will join hands with Kerala govt against CAA: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Congress-led Opposition in Kerala on Friday announced that it will join hands with the Kerala government, and all like-minded parties in the state, who are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.... read..

Shiv Sena-Congress hiding truth about PMC, MSC merger: BJP's Kirit Somaiya

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 12, 2019 4:11:19 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Thursday accused Shiv Sena and Congress of not revealing details about the merger of scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank and Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank.... read..

K'taka Congress leader Siddaramaiah undergoes angioplasty

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
Senior Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah underwent angioplasty at a city hospital on Wednesday night.... read..

Youth Congress calls 24-hour shutdown in Tripura on Dec 12

Agartala |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Youth Congress has given a call for 24-hour statewide shutdown on Thursday in protest against the police lathicharge on the activists agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) here on Wednesday.... read..

Govt busy with divisive policies: Congress

New Delhi |Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Accusing the government of being "busy with divisive policies", the Congress here on Wednesday accused the central government of not being interested in solving the problems of citizens.... read..

Maha BJP welcomes CAB passage in RS, Congress protests

Mumbai |Thursday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra welcomed the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) by the Rajya Sabha late on Wednesday evening.... read..

Congress trying to revive its fortunes by stoking protests against CAB: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 12:11:18 PM IST
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that Congress is trying to revive its fortunes by stoking protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the North East but it... read..

Your stance similar to Pak PM's: Shah slams Congress for opposing CAB

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 1:11:24 AM IST
Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed Congress for opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, saying that the stance taken by the grand old party and that of Pakistan Prime Minister were similar.... read..

Congress MP Ripun Bora, AAP's Sanjay Singh give suspension of business notice over CAB protests

General News | December 12, 2019 11:11:17 AM IST
Congress parliamentarian Ripun Bora and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Thursday gave 'Suspension of Business Notice' in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, over 'current situation of Assam and northeast region'.... read..

Congress fishing in troubled waters of Brahmaputra; won't revive, says Jitendra Singh

By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 1:11:51 PM IST
Union Minister for Department of North-East Region Jitendra Singh on Thursday attacked the Congress and held it responsible for fanning the violence and unrest unleashed in the region post the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) by Parliament.... read..

Kashmir phenomenon has been replicated in North-East, says Congress in LS

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 2:41:19 PM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday targeted the BJP-led government over the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) saying that large parts of North-East were "in turmoil" and "Kashmir phenomenon was being replicated".... read..

Congress instigating protests against CAB in North East: Pralhad Joshi

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 2:11:31 PM IST
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said that the Congress is running a misinformation campaign in North-East India and instigating protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).... read..

Maha portfolio allocation: Congress gets Revenue, NCP to lead Finance and Planning

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 12, 2019 6:41:17 PM IST
Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat was allocated the charge of Revenue, School Education, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in the Maharashtra Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.... read..

Congress has shown its 'anti-Dalit thinking' by opposing bill to extend SC/ST quota in legislatures: Mayawati

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 9:11:29 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday hit out at Congress party for opposing the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to extend the reservation for SCs and STs in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years till January 25... read..

Congress takes potshots on PM's Assam Tweet

New Delhi |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Congress counter to the Prime Minister's Twitter reassurances, on Citizenship (Amendment Bill), to the Assamese people on Thursday is giving twitterati the chuckles.... read..

Govt replicates Kashmir phenomena in NE: Congress on CAB

New Delhi |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
In the backdrop of rising tide of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in northeastern states, the Congress on Thursday accused the Centre of replicating Kashmir "phenomena" in the region by deploying Army and banning mobile internet.... read..

Maha portfolio allocation: Sena keeps Home, Congress gets Revenue, Finance and Planning goes to NCP

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 12, 2019 7:11:18 PM IST
Weeks after Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress, has finally allocated its Cabinet portfolios with Sena keeping Home, Congress getting Revenue and Finance and ... read..

Controversy on Ayodhya issue 'deliberately' embroiled by Congress, we resolved it peacefully: PM

Dhanbad (Jharkhand) | December 12, 2019 2:41:26 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cornered Congress on the Ayodhya issue and said that the controversy over the matter was deliberately embroiled by the opposition party and asserted that the BJP-led government resolved it peacefully.... read..

CAB 2019: Congress gives Adjournment Motion Notice in LS over unrest in north-eastern states

New Delhi | December 12, 2019 11:41:22 AM IST
Congress lawmakers on Thursday gave Adjournment Motion Notice in the Lok Sabha over 'unrest in northeastern states and law and order situation' after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by the Parliament.... read..

North-East was neglected, suffered most under Congress rule: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi | December 11, 2019 1:41:18 PM IST
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that Rahul Gandhi's comment on the North-East is outrageous and the North-East actually suffered for over half a century under Congress rule.... read..

CAB about rights of minorities facing religious persecution, do not digress from it, JP Nadda to Congress

New Delhi | December 11, 2019 4:11:18 PM IST
During the ongoing debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, BJP MP JP Nadda said that leader of Congress in the house, Anand Sharma, was attempting to digress from the main topic.... read..

Congress gives adjournment motion notice on 'unrest in country over CAB'

New Delhi | December 11, 2019 11:41:20 AM IST
Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Kodikunnil Suresh on Wednesday gave an adjournment motion notice on 'unrest and strife in the country over Citizenship Amendment Bill'.... read..

Congress workers hold protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | December 11, 2019 6:41:33 PM IST
The Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.... read..

Congress terms Citizenship bill divisive, discriminatory

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Terming the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as divisive and discriminatory, the Congress party on Wednesday vehemently opposed it in Rajya Sabha. The main Opposition party in the Upper House said the bill hurts the soul of India.... read..

Peace, harmony in North East disturbed: Congress MP Gogoi on Assam protests against CAB

New Delhi | December 11, 2019 5:11:20 AM IST
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that Assam opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which has disturbed the peace and harmony of the states in the North East due to the 'arrogance' and the 'dictatorial mindset' of BJP.... read..

Dissent within Congress brewing against Punjab CM

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A simmering dissent is brewing between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his legislators over their party's government in Punjab.... read..

'US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's move mere optics, lacks support'

Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 8:11:28 AM IST
India is hopeful to move in its favour the recent bipartisan resolution on Kashmir tabled in the US Congress by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Sources said that the resolution has limited resonance considering the resolution is mere optics... read..

'Rahul raga' intensified in Congress: Gehlot's minister told Sonia, Rahul should be party's president

By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | December 11, 2019 9:11:22 PM IST
A campaign has started in the party to make Rahul Gandhi Congress president again. On Wednesday, Minister of Rajasthan Government Ramesh Meena met the incumbent party chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi to make Rahul the head.... read..

Goa: Congress workers protest against Govt's economic policies, seek Centre's intervention in Mhadei dispute

Panaji (Goa) | December 10, 2019 9:11:18 PM IST
Congress workers on Tuesday staged a protest at Raj Bhavan in Panaji, against the economic policies of the Centre, and urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to seek the Centre's intervention in the ongoing inter-state dispute between Goa and Karnataka over the w... read..

Congress asks state units to hold 'Dharna Pardarshan' against Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi | December 10, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
The Congress party has asked all state units to hold 'Dharna Pardarshan' on Wednesday across the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.... read..

Congress to hold nationwide protest over CAB on Wednesday

New Delhi | December 10, 2019 8:41:27 PM IST
The Congress will hold a nationwide protest on Wednesday against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) which was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday.... read..

Why Pakistan and Congress speak in one language: Sambit Patra

Ranchi (Jharkhand) | December 10, 2019 6:11:24 PM IST
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday slammed the Congress party and questioned why its leaders and Pakistan speak in one language.Pakistan has decried the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha terming it as a "discriminat... read..

Goa Congress demands PM's intervention over Mhadei issue

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of Congress workers marched to the Raj Bhavan to protest against economic policies of the central government, while also urging the Governor Satya Pal Malik to urge the Centre's intervention in the ongoing inter-state dispute between Goa and Karn... read..

Lok Sabha: Congress gives adjournment motion over brutal killing of Unnao rape victim

New Delhi | December 10, 2019 12:11:31 PM IST
The Congress party on Tuesday gave an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the brutal killing of Unnao rape victim.... read..

K'taka bypolls: BJP wins 12, Congress 2, JD(S) 0 (6th Lead)

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
In a near sweep, a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 12 seats, while the Congress managed just 2 and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) faced total rout in Karnataka's by-elections for 15 Assembly seats held on December 5, an official said on Monday.... read..

With CAB likely to be tabled tomorrow, Congress issues whip to Rajya Sabha MPs

New Delhi | December 10, 2019 2:41:18 PM IST
Congress has issued a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha lawmakers asking them to be present in the Upper House tomorrow as the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 is likely to be tabled on Wednesday.... read..

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Kailash Vijayvargiya slams opposition, says Congress bereft of ideology

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | December 10, 2019 3:41:24 PM IST
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya slammed the opposition leaders for their objections over the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) 2019 and said that with their stance on the issue the 'real faces of Congress and other partie... read..
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