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President Pranab Mukherjee remembers Indira Gandhi, lauds GST

Outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee today in his farewell speech remembered his mentor and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In his last speech as the President of India, Mukherjee said that Gandhi was a towering personality. “My career was mentored by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was a towering personality. She had the courage to call a spade a spade,” Mukherjee said as he related an interesting incident that happened in London

Rahul Gandhi Take-Over Plan, Sonia Gandhi To Retain Key Role

Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in a process of organisational elections that begin next month as planned, top party sources said today, seeking to quash rumours that the transition may be delayed. The elections in the mammoth party are expected to be held over several weeks and Mr Gandhi, who is currently the party number 2, will take over as president in

PM Narendra Modi Walks Up to Opposition In Parliament, Greets Sonia Gandhi, Others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the Opposition benches in Parliament on Monday morning, greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a Namaste and shaking hands with leaders like former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, all seated in the front row. PM Modi, who arrived in the Lok Sabha about five minutes before

Why Narendra Modi must order independent probe against Nitin Gadkari's ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of “Na khaunga, na khane dunga” is under question yet again with reports emerging of corruption in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. A Boston-based construction engineering firm – CDM Smith – allegedly paid a bribe of $1.18 million (Rs 7.59 crore) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India between 2011 and 2015 to obtain contracts, the US Justice Department has said.

Facing threat to life, Rahul Gandhi cancels visit to Puducherry, TN, Kerala

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi cancelled his two-day visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which was to commence on Tuesday, a day after an anonymous letter threatening his life was received by the party. However, this is not the reason behind cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala visit. In a series of tweets, the Congress vice president claimed that he is suffering from high fever. “My apologies

Kanhaiya Kumar never said he is not proud to be Indian: Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday clarified that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had never said he is not proud to be an Indian. Tharoor’s clarification came days after he drew flak for comparing Kumar with Bhagat Singh. “When this young man, who you object to so strongly, stands up and says I want freedom from…he mentions casteism, he mentions capitalism. I don’t agree necessarily to things that he talks about.

Apologise, Else Lawsuit: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Warns Digvijaya Singh

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a legal notice to Digvijaya Singh seeking his apology for levelling baseless allegations, a day after Congress leader accused him of “nepotism” over a state agency’s order asking developers to open accounts in a private bank where his wife works. Mr Fadnavis’ lawyer Ganesh Sovani has asked Mr Singh to tender an unconditional apology to Mr Fadnavis within two weeks on his twitter

Rahul Gandhi's fair and lovely remark racist: BJP complains to Lok Sabha Speaker

The Bharatiya Janata Party has approached the Lok Sabha Speaker with a complaint against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his ‘fair and lovely’ remark in the House on Wednesday. The ruling party is expected to move a motion on ‘racism’ in the House when it convenes on Tuesday, March 8. Lok Sabha proceedings were suspended for the day after the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma. He was 68. Sangma

Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma dead

Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma died of a heart attack on Friday morning. He was 68 years old. Sangma served the sixteenth Lok Sabha as its speaker from 1996 to 1998. He also remained the chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. Meanwhile, current Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan read an obituary for the departed leader and the house observed a two minute silence before it was adjourned

Nationalism debate: Fight over Smriti Irani may escalate in Parliament

The debate over nationalism may continue to dominate Parliament’s proceedings this week, even after both Houses had completed discussions on the issue. The BJP came out in support of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani after the Congress, Left and the JD(U) decided to push notice of breach of privilege against her for allegedly “misleading” the House in her reply on the debate over the issue of students of

A fact check on what HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Under intense attack, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday made a forceful statement in Lok Sabha, saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves. The Smriti Script One liners from HRD minister Smriti Irani’s speech in the Lok Sabha, Some of the voices are uttered in choking voice. Mujhe sooli par chadhana chahte ho… Amethi ladne ki saza doge mujhe?

Is Narendra Modi government 'scared' or Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday roared in front of the media, saying the government was “scared” and will try to muzzle his voice in Parliament on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition row. “I will speak but they (government) will not let me speak because they are scared. They are scared of what I am going to say in Parliament so they will not let me speak,” Rahul