Ramesh welcomes Modi`s emphasis on toilets in Independence Day speech

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis on toilets in his Independence Day speech and suggested collective efforts to end the menace of open defecation in the country.

Sonia Gandhi calls on President Pranab Mukherjee

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee.

Congress attacks RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, calls him `Hitler`

Congress on Monday launched a scathing attack on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calling him "Hitler" over his remarks that India is a Hindu nation.

Sonia, Rahul to take up women`s reservation bill in big way: Congress

Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women`s Reservation Bill in a big way with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue.

Modi wants to eradicate all remnants of Cong rule: Manas Bhuniya

Opposing the Centre`s move to abolish the Planning Commission, senior Congress leader Manas Bhuniya on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to eradicate all the achievements of Congress rule.

Proposed meeting with Pak envoy: Separatists flay Cong, BJP

Lashing out at Congress and BJP for opposing the proposed meeting of separatist leaders with the Pakistan High Commissioner, both moderate and hardline factions of the Hurriyat Conference on Monday said their reaction was unwarranted and demonstrated political immaturity.

Modi govt shouldn`t have agreed to talks with Pakistan in first place: Congress

Congress on Monday raised questions on India calling off the Foreign Secretary level talks scheduled between the two countries on August 25 in Islamabad, stating that the government shouldn`t have agreed to talks in the first place.

House can change rules regarding LoP: Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan feels the House can change the rules regarding recognising the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the absence of any party getting the minimum ten per cent of the total strength for the purpose.

Himachal CM ignoring plight of calamity-affected people: BJP

BJP`s Himachal Pradesh unit on Sunday came down heavily on Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, alleging that he was camping at Delhi with his ministers to "save his chair" ignoring the plight of the people affected by excessive rains.

Punjab`s reformation is NDA govt`s priority: Harsimrat Kaur

Union Minister and senior SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said socio-economic reformation of Punjab is the priority of the NDA government at the Centre while the agenda of Congress is to "loot" the country.

Hooda asks INLD to apologise, threatens to file defamation case

Bhupinder Singh Hooda sought a public apology from INLD for levelling "false" allegations against him in its `chargesheet` and said he will file a defamation suit against the main opposition party if it fails to apologise.

BJP, SP spar over Saharanpur riot report; Congress, BSP blame both

BJP dismissed the UP govt panel report on Saharanpur riots which indicted its MP, terming it as "politically motivated" and a "camouflage" by the Akhilesh Yadav dispensation to hide its "failures".

`JDS leaders willing to support Congress can join either party`

JDS leader HD Deve Gowda said those party leaders willing to support Congress in Assembly bypoll to Shikaripura constituency could either join any of the two national parties or remain in JDS.

No factionalism in Congress: Sachin Pilot

The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism.

How can Pakistan envoy talk to separatists? Congress

The Congress Sunday asked why India was going ahead with foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan when the Pakistani envoy here had invited Kashmiri separatists for talks.

Shah has to immerse 11 crore people to make India Congress-free: Ahmed

"Amit Shah will have to immerse 11 crore people in the Indian ocean if he has to make the country Congress-free", AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said on Saturday taking a dig at the BJP chief`s call of freeing India of Congress.

Modi`s Independence Day speech lacks substance: Sibal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s maiden Independence Day speech lacked substance and he will have to walk the talk to prove that his statements do not end up as sound bytes, Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal said on Saturday.

Congress, AAP slams Yeddy`s inclusion in Amit Shah`s team

Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in BJP`s new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ways of combating corruption.

Hooda govt involved in scams worth Rs 8-10 lakh crore: INLD

Haryana`s main opposition party the INLD on Saturday accused the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government of being involved in scams worth Rs 8-10 lakh crore.

Congress scales up attack on Modi`s Independence Day speech

Congress on Saturday scaled up the attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Independence Day address alleging there has not been one word about weaker sections or minorities.