Need to empower women, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday stressed on the need to empower women and exhorted them to raise their voice against suppression.

Nation pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversary

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, members of her family and party leaders and workers paid floral tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary at Vir Bhumi here on Wednesday.

Ironic that BJP govt is trying to justify Chinese incursion: Manish Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said it was ironic that the central government is trying to justify the reported Chinese incursion by stating that China was only coming up to its perception line.

You are `too young to do a soft job`, Indira Gandhi once told Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh, who steered the UPA government for 10 years as prime minister, was looking for a `soft` job in his 50s but was told by then prime minister Indira Gandhi to become the governor of the Reserve Bank of India as he was "too young to do a soft job", a new book by his daughter has revealed.

LoP status: Congress calls Speaker`s decision unfair

Congress on Tuesday reacted sharply to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision rejecting the Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha and said it is "unfair and blatantly paritisan".

Uddhav Thackeray endorses RSS chief`s view on Hindu nation

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday endorsed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat`s comments on Hindutva and Hindu nation which had come in for criticism from several parties including the Congress.

CWC to soon discuss Antony panel report on LS poll rout: Cong

Looking to take corrective action following its worst-ever showing in Lok Sabha polls, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) is likely to soon take up the report of the AK Antony panel which went into the reasons behind the debacle.

Centre-Telangana face-off likely on household survey

A face-off between the Centre and the Telangana government seems to be imminent as the Home Ministry may intervene in the `Intensive Household Survey` to ascertain the details of 84 lakh families in the state.

Angry Haryana CM Hooda vows never to share dais with PM Narendra Modi

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday vowed not to ever attend any event in future that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be part of and share the dias with him.

Govt decision to replace Plan Comm kneejerk, half-baked: Cong

Congress on Tuesday opposed the government`s decision to replace the Planning Commission with a new body terming it a "kneejerk and half-baked decision" and favoured a "restructuring instead of dismantling" of the plan panel.

BJP, Cong gear up for bypoll battle in MP

The ruling BJP and Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh are leaving no stone unturned to win the by-polls to three Assembly seats to be held on August 21, the campaigning for which ended on Tuesday.

Congress flays govt over cancellation of Indo-Pak talks

Congress Tuesday kept up the attack on NDA over cancellation of Indo-Pak talks even as the government and BJP said the neighbouring country cannot "walk with separatism and talk with Government of India" simultaneously.

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.