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Congress slams Manohar Parrikar for his Rs 20 crore birthday bash

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been asked by Goa Congress secretary Girish Chodankar to call off his upcoming birthday celebrations and contribute the funds to the Tamil Nadu flood relief instead. The former CM of Goa will be celebrating his birthday on December 13th. “Time and again Parrikar has said he was against such celebrations and now he is getting himself felicitated by spending nearly Rs 20 crore. People are

Public pressure forced PM to invite Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh for talks: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited the opposition top brass under ‘public pressure’ as it is quite contrary to his regular style of functioning. “It is quite natural that they should talk to the opposition, but the Prime Minister has invited Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh only after public pressure. This was not his intent and this is not the way he functions,”

Time has come for Sonia, Rahul to go back to Italy: Sakshi Maharaj

Sparking yet another controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj has taken pot shots at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi saying that the time has come for both the leaders to go back to Italy. The BJP MP from Unnao also dared Rahul to have a debate with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the Lalit Modi controversy. Earlier this year, Sakshi Maharaj had called Rahul ‘mad’

Rahul Gandhi kicks off padyatra in Andhra Pradesh to raise farmers' issues

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his 10 km-long ‘padyatra’ from a village in the district to highlight the issues faced by farmers and women Self-Help Groups. Rahul, who has reached out to farmers during similar visits and foot marches in states like Punjab, Maharashtra,Telangana and more recently Rajasthan, kicked off his padayatra from Obuladevara Cheruvu village to Mamilakuntapalli, a three-km stretch, where he is scheduled to have

Delhi LG Najeeb Jung annuls appointment of Swati Maliwal as DCW chief

The tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung escalated on Wednesday after the latter annulled the appointment of Swati Maliwal, wife of AAP leader Naveen Jaihind, as Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) chief. Jung said that his required approval was not taken before the appointment of Maliwal as new DCW chairperson and termed the Delhi CM’s decision as null and void. “He (LG) has written a

You are my responsibility: Rahul Gandhi to MCD workers

Amid mess created in Delhi over non-payment of salaries to MCD workers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday interacted with the sanitation workers. Rahul met the distressed ‘safaikarmacahris’ at East Delhi MCD office. Delhi Congress Committee president Ajay Maken also accompanied the party vice president during his interaction with the striking staff. The sanitation workers have not been given salaries for the last three months. Several of them from the

Nelson Mandela in critical condition

Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that Mandela’s condition had become critical in the past 24 hours. “The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to