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HC extends stay order in Tapas Pal case till Monday

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 01:10

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Thursday extended till Monday the stay on the execution of a single bench order directing registration of FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his hate speech after hearing both parties.

Congress accuses Natwar Singh of `distortion` of facts

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 01:06

Congress on Thursday accused former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts in the wake his comments on the issue of Sonia Gandhi`s refusal to take up the job of Prime Minister in 2004.

PIL wants ban on Congress symbol because it resembles police logo

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 00:55

A public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court has sought a ban on the electoral symbol of Congress -- a hand -- claiming that it is very similar to the logo of Maharashtra Police.

BJP to contest 9 seats in Bihar bypolls, leaves one for LJP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:52

The BJP-led NDA today announced seat-sharing for ten Assembly bye-elections in Bihar where the party will contest nine seats, leaving one for its ally LJP.

Sonia should reply on the issues raised by Singh: BJP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 20:17

BJP today attacked Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sought a reply from her on the issues raised by former Union Minister Natwar Singh in his latest book.

HC notice to Shashi Tharoor on election petition

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 20:17

The Kerala High Court on Thursday issued notice to Congress leader and former Union Minister Sashi Tharoor on a petition challenging his election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency.

Natwar Singh rakes up Sonia Gandhi`s Italian origin

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 20:09

Estranged Gandhi family loyalist K Natwar Singh, a former external affairs minister, today raked up Sonia Gandhi`s Italian origin, suggesting that her "ruthless" side came from it.

Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav – Strange bedfellows?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 19:45

However much Lalu and Nitish may shout from rooftops that they share the same ideology, the fact is that not too long ago both the men were bitter enemies.

Congress demands special package for drought, flood-hit farmers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 17:47

Congress today asked the government to announce a special package for farmers affected by drought and floods saying the country would not survive if their condition continued to be precarious.

Bringing political parties under RTI would hamper their working: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 15:59

Bringing political parties under the ambit of the Right to Information Act would hamper their internal working and political rivals may misuse the law thus adversely affecting functioning of the political parties, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

National Herald case: Gandhi family moves court

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 15:36

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi have approached the Delhi High Court to challenge the summons issued to them in a matter of them misusing party funds to pay off debts accrued by the now defunct National Herald newspaper several years ago.

Timing of Natwar`s bombshell on Sonia inappropriate: Tariq Anwar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 15:10

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar Thursday not only questioned the timing, but also termed as inappropriate the startling claims made by former union minister Natwar Singh about Congress president Sonia Gandhi being forced by her son Rahul Gandhi not to accept the post of prime minister in 2004.