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Rahul Gandhi visits riot-hit areas of Assam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday assured that riot-hit people in the three affected districts of Assam would be rehabilitated early.Rahul Gandhi arrived at the ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congress MP Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the party ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief


August 28th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Congress member Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP seeks resignation of Congress leader Shandil


July 14th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) The Himachal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded resignation of senior state Congress leader Dhani Ram Shandil from all posts of the ... Read more...

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Congressmen indicted in report on illegal mining: Goa BJP


July 9th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Goa, which is yet to be made public, has named senior Congress functionaries for being involved in ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Congress deflates Chhattisgarh leader’s tribal card


July 4th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 4 (IANS) The tribal card played by senior Congress leader Arvind Netam in favour of opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma will not impact on the voting pattern ... Read more...

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Anglo-Indian MP quits Congress posts after being ‘ignored’


May 19th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 19 (IANS) Ingrid Mcleod, a nominated member of the Lok Sabha representing the Anglo-Indian community, Saturday quit all posts of the Congress party peeved over the alleged ... Read more...

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Singhvi stays away from parliament


April 24th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After giving up his position in a parliamentary committee and the Congress party over an alleged sleaze CD, Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi also ... Read more...

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Barman is new Congress chief in Left-ruled Tripura


April 21st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Three-time legislator Sudip Roy Barman has been named the chief of the Congress's Tripura state unit, sources said here Saturday. The new leader immediately vowed to ... Read more...

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Congress attacks BJP over CAG report indicting Modi government


March 30th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With a Comptroller and Auditor General of India report alleging financial irregularities worth thousands of crores of rupees by the Narendra Modi government in ... Read more...

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Upbeat mood in BJP office, gloom in Congress (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The mood in the offices of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress reflected the assembly election results Tuesday: upbeat in the former ... Read more...

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Gloom at Congress headquarters after dismal performance


March 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A sense of gloom prevailed at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here Tuesday following the party's poor performance in state assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Congress probes audio glitch in PM’s rally


March 1st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) The Congress in Goa Thursday launched a probe into the sound system failure during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally the day before.State Congress president ... Read more...

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PM’s look-alike draws attention in Bangalore


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Bearing a startling resemblance to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in looks, style and mannerisms, 65-year-old Gurmeet Singh Sethi became the centre of attention Thursday at ... Read more...

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Goa bus operators coerced into ferrying workers for Sonia rally


December 15th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's visit to Goa this Saturday has triggered controversy even before she has landed here with bus operators complaining that they were ... Read more...

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Ramdev cannot inspire Goans: Congress


December 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on Baba Ramdev, a senior Congress leader Monday said that the yoga guru had no moral authority to inspire people because "he ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP in war of words over seat sharing


November 15th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Angry words have broken out between Goa's ruling Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over seat sharing ahead of the assembly elections scheduled next year.Congress' ... Read more...

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Congress suspends Rajasthan ex-minister Maderna


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 12 (IANS) Sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna was Saturday suspended from the primary membership of the ruling Congress. He lost his job over alleged involvement in the case ... Read more...

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Is Advani suffering from amnesia, asks Digvijay


November 6th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) After Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani questioned United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi's silence on corruption, Congress leader Digvijay Singh hit back, ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi may be Congress working president soon


November 5th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is likely to be appointed the working president of the party soon to help his mother and party president ... Read more...

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Rahul invitation a casual remark: Goa Congress chief


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) Inviting Rahul Gandhi to deliver a midnight address in the state assembly on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation from the Portuguese rule was just ... Read more...

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Rahul to visit northeast next week


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Imphal, Nov 3 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will next week visit election bound Manipur as well as Tripura and Nagaland, ruled by non-Congress governments, party leaders said ... Read more...

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Mining scam may hit Kamat’s second term chances


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, facing allegations of being part of a Rs.25,000 crore illegal mining scam, may not be the Congress party's chief ministerial ... Read more...

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BJP bribed press for Advani roadshow, claims Congress


October 15th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal/New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's anti-graft roadshow, the Jan Chetna Yatra, has run smack into charges of cash inducements after it ... Read more...

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Fresh Congress list of 62 has a Mayawati too


October 6th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) A list of 62 candidates released by the Congress for the 2012 state assembly elections includes a 'Mayawati' too.Once a Bahujan Samajwadi Party member, she is ... Read more...

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Experts support Rahul’s Lokpal idea


August 26th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi's idea to make the Lokpal office a constitutional body on the lines of the Election Commission of India has ... Read more...

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Government underestimated Anna’s movement: Anil Shastri


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) In an indication of unease in the Congress about the handling of Anna Hazare's fast, party leader Anil Shastri said Monday the government underestimated his ... Read more...

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Congress, government lack coordination on Anna: Experts


August 16th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Political watchers said Tuesday there appeared to be a lack of coordination between the Congress party and the government in tackling the Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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PM calls off northeast visit


July 17th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cancelled his scheduled visit beginning July 22 to two northeastern states - Assam and Tripura - citing a hectic schedule ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi dedicates birthday to Uttar Pradesh farmers


June 19th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Unlike in previous years, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's birthday Sunday, his 41st, was a low key affair as the young leader wanted it ... Read more...

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Pranab welcomes Ramdev’s decision to withdraw fast


June 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday welcomed yoga guru Baba Ramdev's decision to call off his nine-day fast against corruption.He also accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak ... Read more...

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Congress gets court notice on sacked staffers’ plea


June 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A Delhi court has issued notice to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on a petition alleging that it unjustifiably terminated 44 of its ... Read more...

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Rebel Meghalaya legislators seek chief minister’s ouster


June 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) Exerting pressure on party leadership to remove Mukul Sangma from the chief minister's post, rebel Congress legislators in Meghalaya Wednesday told party chief Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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Leadership rift in Meghalaya Congress


May 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 16 (IANS) Sharp differences again surfaced in the Congress' Meghalaya unit Monday over the demand by rebel Congress legislators for the removal of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.The ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul to attend party meet in Varanasi


May 16th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) With an eye to the 2012 state assembly elections, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi are set to ... Read more...

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