Thursday, May 28, 2020

Govt's priority is to drive away locusts, not loser: Naqvi takes dig at Congress

New Delhi | May 27, 2020 1:41:38 PM IST
Taking a dig at Congress for playing politics over the current COVID-19 situation in the country, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday stated that the government's priority is to "drive away locusts, not a loser".... read..

Fight Covid, do not destabilise Oppn govt, Congress tells PM

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Amid political speculation in Maharashtra, the Congress on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Modi to fight the corona pandemic, and not the opposition, alleging that the BJP is trying to destabilise the opposition government in that state.... read..

Congress attacks Kerala CM over decision to ask people to bear expenses for institutional quarantine facilities

New Delhi | May 27, 2020 1:11:42 AM IST
Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, hit out at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on his government's decision to ask people to pay for institutional quarantine facilities in Kerala, terming the move a "betrayal" of the state's healthcare mo... read..

Small temples' closure in UP affecting priests: Congress

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The Congress has voiced concern over prolonged closure of small temples forcing many priests to go without wages during the lockdown.... read..

Congress leader to SC: No plan to address migrant crisis

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
There is no nationwide action plan to address stranded migrant labourers' crisis, senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday told the Supreme Court, seeking to intervene in the matter where the top court took suo moto cognizance on the "unfortu... read..

Congress asks Centre to take 'country into confidence' on India-China standoff

New Delhi | May 27, 2020 10:41:47 PM IST
Congress urged the Centre to take the "country into confidence" and address its "concerns" regarding the ongoing standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies, as per the statement released by the party on Wednesday.... read..

BJP states concealing Covid-19 data, says Maha Congress

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
In a blistering counter-attack, the Congress' Maharashtra unit on Tuesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states like Gujarat are suppressing Covid-19 data and indulging in politics during the ongoing pandemic.... read..

Rahul Gandhi distances Congress from Uddhav, says 'we are not decision makers in Maharashtra'

New Delhi | May 26, 2020 4:11:38 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday distanced his party from Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying it was only supporting the state government and was not actually the decision-maker.... read..

Congress says Maharashtra govt stable, slams BJP over President's rule rumour

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 26, 2020 3:11:41 PM IST
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading the rumour that President's rule will be imposed in Maharashtra, state Congress chief and Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat on Tuesday asserted that the government is "strong" and all the three partie... read..

UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu moves bail plea in bus row protest case

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 26, 2020 6:41:45 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu, who was arrested over a protest by party leaders and workers over the movement of buses arranged by Congress for migrant labourers, has filed a bail plea in a sessions court.... read..

Congress steps up attack on Yogi Adityanath govt

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Congress has stepped up its attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of putting out fake statistics regarding coronavirus cases and also spreading communal hatred.... read..

Congress to hold online campaign to demand Rs 10,000 each for families outside income tax bracket

New Delhi | May 25, 2020 7:11:44 PM IST
The Congress party is set to hold an online campaign on May 28 to demand a direct cash transfer of Rs 10,000 to all the families outside the income tax bracket.... read..

Dalit leaders in Congress say Mayawati is BJP spokesperson

Lucknow |Monday, 2020 3:45:07 PM IST
In, perhaps, its most scathing attack on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Congress has termed Mayawati as a 'BJP spokesperson'.... read..

In Gujarat, we don't have health care system, we have sick system: Congress

New Delhi | May 24, 2020 10:41:40 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, while lashing out at Gujarat government on Sunday where COVID-19 cases have risen to 13,664 including 829 deaths, said that "in Gujarat today we don't have a health care system. We have a sick system."... read..

BJP, Congress equally responsible for plight of migrant labourers: Mayawati

New Delhi | May 24, 2020 2:11:39 PM IST
BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday held both the BJP and Congress responsible for the poor condition of migrant workers in the country amid the COVID-19 lockdown.... read..

Bill introduced in Congress to reform H-1B visas amid COVID-19 uncertainty

New York |Sunday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
A Bill has been introduced in Congress for wide-ranging reforms to the H-1B and L-1 visa programmes amid the COVID-19 uncertainty over job prospects and immigration in order to stop replacement of US workers, give preference to US-educated applicants, tig... read..

Congress decries 'sick' healthcare system in Gujarat

New Delhi |Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Congress on Sunday lashed out at the Gujarat government over the state's "sick healthcare system" and also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue.... read..

Congress writes to Yogi to open places of worship

Lucknow |Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday to open all places of worship which are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.... read..

Congress now cries corruption in making of liquor app in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
After raising objections over the Sprinklr issue, the opposition Congress in Kerala on Saturday cried corruption in the selection of an IT company to make an app for liquor sale in the coastal state.... read..

Congress ropes in Prashant Kishor for Madhya Pradesh bypolls

Gwalior |Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Congress has roped in political strategist Prashant Kishor to lend edge to its by-election campaign in Madhya Pradesh. The state will witness by-polls to 24 seats in the next four months due to the rebellion by former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scind... read..

Mayawati slams Congress, says displaying plight of migrants is "drama"

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 23, 2020 4:41:48 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday again lashed out at Congress for not doing enough to help the migrant labourers during coronavirus lockdown, saying, the videos shared by the party displaying the plight of migrants is more of a "drama" than ... read..

Congress targets Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani over 'inefficient ventilator Dhaman-1'

New Delhi | May 23, 2020 3:41:37 PM IST
Congress on Saturday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for inaugurating and promoting ventilator 'Dhaman-1', which is reported to be "mechanised Ambu-bag and inefficient" in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.... read..

Don't politicise a pandemic situation: Naqvi to Congress

New Delhi | May 22, 2020 5:41:47 PM IST
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday alleged that the Congress leaders are trying to politicise the coronavirus pandemic when they should rather "try to rebuild confidence among people".... read..

Vendetta politics: Congress on action against UP party chief

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
A day after the UP Congress chief was sent to judicial custody for a case registered against him in Lucknow, the party on Thursday termed it as "ridiculous, smacking of political vendetta" and alleged that he was punished for helping the poor.... read..

Congress questions govt on Covid safety norms on flights

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Following the government decision to open the domestic aviation sector closed for the last two months due to lockdown, the Congress on Thursday questioned the government how it can ensure implementation of social distancing and other Covid safety norms.... read..

Congress releases list of shortcomings in documents of UPSRTC buses sent to Kota

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 22, 2020 8:41:39 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) on Friday listed the shortcomings in the buses that were sent by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government to bring back its students from Kota in Rajasthan.... read..

Congress leader Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Mumbai |Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and party spokesperson Sanjay Jha on Friday surprised everyone with the announcement of him being tested positive for coronavirus.... read..

Karnataka Congress delegation urges Chief Election Officer to guide State govt to conduct local body elections

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 22, 2020 4:11:55 PM IST
Karnataka Congress delegation met Chief Election Commissioner, Dr B Basavaraju in Bengaluru, urging him to guide Karnataka Government to conduct local body elections and not to allow State government to nominate their party men to the local bodies.... read..

Congress reiterates CBI probe into controversial Sprinklr deal

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
A day after the Pinarayi Vijayan government in an affidavit informed the Kerala High Court, that US-based PR and marketing firm -- Sprinklr will have no more role in COVID-19 data analysis, the Congress on Friday reiterated its demand for a CBI probe into... read..

Priyanka Gandhi, Congress trying to paint UP CM as dictator: BJP's NV Subhash

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 21, 2020 10:11:39 PM IST
Telangana BJP leader NV Subhash on Thursday said that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her party was trying to paint Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as a dictator in the public's eye over the buses row.... read..

Congress recalls buses after UP denies permission (Ld)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Highlighting the plight of migrant workers walking on foot to their native places, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday targeted the Uttar Pradesh government for not allowing the buses arranged by the party to enter the state.... read..

Congress to help daily-wagers on Rajiv's death anniversary

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 7:45:13 PM IST
On the 29th Death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Congress party on Thursday pledged not to give advertisement but instead give the amount to help labourers and daily-wage workers amidst nationwide lockdown.... read..

Delhi Congress arranges for return of 300 Kerala students

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
In a humanitarian move, the Delhi Congress on Wednesday arranged for the rail fare of the 300 students from Kerala stranded in the national capital.... read..

MP Congress MLAs told to vacate ministerial bungalows

Bhopal |Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has started the process of sealing the official bungalows of many former ministers of the previous Kamal Nath regime. Some of the MLAs had not vacated their ministerial bungalows.... read..

Congress condemns registration of FIR against Sonia

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Congress has condemned registration of FIR against interim chief Sonia Gandhi in Shivamogga in Karnataka for questioning PM-CARES fund. Congress said this "BJP dictatorial mindset is an attempt to threaten transparency."... read..

Congress' Pankaj Punia arrested in Haryana for posting 'objectionable' content on social media

Karnal (Haryana) | May 21, 2020 11:41:39 AM IST
Congress leader Pankaj Punia has been arrested by the police in Karnal over charges of posting objectionable content on social media.... read..

Congress leaders in K'taka pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi, credit him for IT revolution, lowering voting age

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 21, 2020 1:11:45 PM IST
Karnataka Congress leaders DK Shivakumar, Dinesh Gundu Rao, among others, paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 29th death anniversary on Thursday.... read..

FIR against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in Karnataka's Shivamogga over tweets on PM-CARES Fund

Shivamogga (Karnataka) | May 21, 2020 1:41:43 PM IST
An FIR has been registered against Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka over tweets on May 11 by the party's official handle about PM-CARES fund.... read..

Lucknow Court sends UP Congress Chief to 14 days judicial custody

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 21, 2020 1:41:40 AM IST
A Lucknow Court has sent Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu to judicial custody for 14 days on Wednesday.... read..
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