Israel's former president and Nobel laureate, Shimon Peres, will be visiting India this week where he will launch a tri-lateral dialogue on food and water security involving India, Israel and Australia.
Asserting that inclusive growth will remain as central plank of UPA, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said it was in tune with this concept that the government had launched a series of welfare programmes and legislative initiatives, especially for the weaker sections.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would undertake a whirlwind tour across the state from April 23 for the May five Karnataka Assembly polls.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Karnataka for party candidates for the May 5 assembly polls, the state unit said Sunday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi is making a brief stop in Karnataka Thursday and the divided state party unit hopes that her visit will unite leaders and workers ahead of assembly elections, due next May.
Ahead of the Congress-NCP Coordination Committee meeting, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday held consultations with senior leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
The Uttarakhand Congress leaders will on Wednesday meet party president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the future course of action after no party got a clear majority in the closely contested elections to the 70-member assembly.