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

Lok Sabha adjourned over Congress, AAP protests

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for a brief while Monday amid vociferous protests by Congress and AAP members, including over the issue of Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy being reportedly asked not to attend a Prime Minister’s function. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected nearly ten notices for adjournment motion that were given by members from Congress, AAP and Left parties. As the Question Hour began, Congress and AAP members trooped into

Rahul Gandhi to visit Ambedkar's birthplace Mhow today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who has been taking on the BJP-led NDA government over various issues recently, will be visiting Dr BR Ambedkar’s birthplace Mhow on Tuesday. Rahul’s visit is a prelude to the Congress’ plans to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon next year in a grand way and come closer to the community, which was once its vote bank. According to the All India Congress

Rahul Gandhi to contest Congress president's post

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is likely to contest an internal election within his party to elect its next chief. Sources in the Congress told  on Tuesday that the 44-year-old son of current chief, Sonia Gandhi, has decided to make his impending anointment more acceptable and broad-based by asking the party to hold a poll. Rahul’s experiments with internal democracy within his party have not gone down well earlier. He had

Rahul Gandhi to interact with fishermen, rubber growers in Kerala

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will interact with the fishing community and rubber growers in Kerala on Wednesday. After his recent interactions with farmers, middle class flat buyers and ex-servicemen, Rahul will reach out to fishermen at Chavakkad beach in Thrissur district. Rahul Gandhi will also meet representatives of rubber grower organisations in Aluva in Ernakulam district, a press release issued by the Congress Vice President’s Office said. Rahul begins

Devendra Fadnavis reaches Israel to woo foreign investors

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Tel Aviv late on Sunday night as he kicked off his four-day visit to Israel. Fadnavis will focus on attracting investment opportunities as he will deliver the keynote address at a symposium on India-Israel collaboration for ‘Make in Maharashtra’. During his visit, he will participate in Agritech Israel 2015, the 19th International Agricultural Technology Exhibition. Considered as one of the world’s most important exhibitions

20,000 telegrams on last day; last one to Rahul Gandhi

People across India thronged to telegraph offices to experience the thrill and relive the nostalgia of booking a telegram for one last time as a 160-year-old service bowed to the advance of technology and was phased out for its growing irrelevance. Some 20,000 telegrams were booked Sunday, of them 2,200 from Delhi followed by Kerala with 1,867, a telegraph department official said. The last telegram was sent out to Congress