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BJP hails `minimal` power tariff hike; Congress opposes

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 00:09

BJP on Friday hailed the "minimal" 2.74 per cent hike in power tariff in Punjab, saying it will put minimum burden on people, even as opposition Congress opposed the hike.

Saradha scam: CBI calls former IPS officer for questioning

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 23:26

Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the CBI has now summoned former IPS officer Rajat Majumdar for questioning. He will be appearing before the agency Saturday, an official said.

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi condole Anathmurthy`s passing away

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 23:12

Condoling the death of Jnanpeeth awardee UR Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being.

Congress accuses Odisha CM of shielding land grabbers; govt orders probe

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 22:25

Opposition Congress accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of shielding BJD leaders who allegedly grabbed above 100 acre of forest land on the outskirt of the state capital even as the Odisha government ordered a joint probe into the alleged land scam.

Amarinder Singh questions PM`s silence over booing of CMs

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 22:14

Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s silence over booing of some Chief Ministers by his supporters in his presence, and lashed out at the BJP for defending these "disgusting" incidents.

Youth Congress hails move to ban Punjabi film, producer may move court

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 22:11

A day after the Centre barred the release of Punjabi film `Kaum De Heere`, Congress` youth wing on Friday hailed the move as "timely" claiming that it would have done "irreversible harm" to the state.

Congress won`t tolerate insult to CM at PM Modi`s functions: Narayan Rane

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 21:54

Senior Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane on Friday said Congress would not tolerate insult to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at the functions where the Prime Minister is present.

Venkaiah Naidu targets Sonia Gandhi over "false dreams" remark

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:40

Slamming Congress president Sonia Gandhi for "insulting" the people of the country through her "false dreams" remark, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said instead of passing such comments Congress leaders should introspect and work towards the revival of the party.

Mahila Congress protests against Arun Jaitley`s "small rape incident" remark

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:03

Scores of Mahila Congress workers staged protest against Union Minister Arun Jaitley`s "small rape incident" remark and demanded an apology saying he has insulted the entire female fraternity of the country.

Lok Sabha must select LoP even if amendments have to be done: Shanti Bhushan

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:00

Former union law minister and India`s one of the senior most lawyers Shanti Bhushan, on Friday, raised his voice against Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status, saying that the LS must select LoP even if amendments have to be made for it in the constitution.

Congress slams Jaitley on rape remarks, faces questions on Asaram

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:59

Congress on Friday attacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his "small rape incident" remark terming it a "huge injustice" but also faced uncomfortable questions over its spokesperson Salman Khurshid pleading in a court for bail of rape accused Asaram Bapu a few days back.

Congress leader`s son joins Trinamool

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:51

Youth Congress leader Shaumik Hossain and son of former Congress MP Mannan Hossain joined the Trinamool Congress along with several others.