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  • Congress demands probe into sexual harassment allegations against M J Akbar; Government mum

    New Delhi: The Congress Tuesday demanded a probe into allegations of sexual harassment against Union minister M J Akbar even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj evaded questions whether the government will take any action against him. As the #MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former editor and now the Minister of State for External Affairs, of sexually harassing them during his stint as journalist. There

  • Mumbai: Priya Dutt out of reckoning

    Mumbai: In an indication of the churning that is taking place in the Congress party under Rahul Gandhi, Priya Dutt — a former MP from Mumbai — has been removed from the post of secretary of All India Congress Committee.

  • BJP accuses Congress of ‘taking credit’ for Amethi’s Rail Neer plant

    Amethi (Uttar Pradesh): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday took a potshot at the Congress party for “taking credit” for the Rail Neer plant – situated in Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s Parliamentary constituency, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Chouhan hits back at Rahul’s ‘Made in Chitrakoot’ remark

    BHOPAL: Mounting an attack on Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday quipped that the Congress party, whose president speaks of setting up multiple phone manufacturing units, has failed to manufacture even a single ‘Made in Amethi’ mobile charger in the last 70 years.

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    Mumbai: Congress to protest Rafale scam today

    Mumbai: The Congress party will hold a march to protest the Rafale scam in Mumbai on Thursday and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.  Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress party leader in the Lok Sabha and general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, will lead the protest.

  • No proposal yet from IL&FS for additional funds: SBI

    Mumbai : The largest lender State Bank of India on Wednesday said it has not received any concrete proposal for additional funds so far from the crisis-ridden Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) group.

  • Mumbai: Surgeries delayed over laundry

    Mumbai: Congress party corporator in BMC, Ashraf Azmi from Kurla West ward, has complained to the additional municipal commissioner of health, Idzes Kundan, about surgeries being delayed at civic hospitals.

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    Congress party not to name CM candidate in Telangana

    Hyderabad: The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Telangana, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi, a key party leader said Wednesday. The AICC In-charge of Telangana, R C Khuntia maintained that the usual practice in the Congress was not to name the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate before any Assembly election.

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    Fuel prices hiked again, citizens seek govt intervention

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called for by the Congress Party, fuel prices have been hiked yet again on Sunday. In New Delhi, the price of petrol has been hiked to Rs. 80.50 per litre, and diesel to Rs.72. 61 per litre, following an increase of 12 paise and 10 paise, respectively. The surge in fuel prices has affected people in Mumbai the most, with petrol retailing at Rs. 87.89

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    Congress to organise Bharat Bandh on September 10 to awaken government against rising fuel prices

    New Delhi: The Congress will organise a nationwide shutdown on September 10 over rising fuel prices, parties leaders announced Thursday and asked other opposition parties and civil society groups to join their protest against the government. The common man was bearing the brunt of the escalating prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said. “The Congress party has decided that we will be giving a call for Bharat Bandh

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    Gurudas Kamat Obituary: Congress will be hard-pressed to find Kamat alternative

    Mumbai: The sudden demise of Gurudas Kamat, former union minister and senior party leader, will be a massive blow to the Congress, especially when the party needs candidates with winnability in order to regain Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai. The party suffered a virtual rout in the 2014 general election. Kamat’s stronghold was the Mumbai North East constituency, which he had won four times. Later, he represented Mumbai North East in 2009

  • Bhopal: Congress’ first list may not figure some sitting MLAs

    Bhopal: The Congress party is contemplating the release of its first list of candidates in the month of September. Congress state president Kamal Nath and senior leaders are mulling over the names to be included in the first list.

  • Ujjain: Congress party men stage ‘dharna’ demanding better facilities for devotees

    Ujjain: Congress volunteers observed a one-day fast on Wednesday to protest against the non availability of a waiting hall and other amenities at Dewasgate bus stand and around Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple premises for devotees. The Congress leaders demanded that the administration provide to devotees coming to the city for religious purposes.

  • Link with Cong dragged me into the case: Bihar shelter home accused blames Congress link

    Muzaffarpur : Brajesh Thakur, the key accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home alleged rapes, on Wednesday claimed that he has been falsely implicated as he was planning to join the Congress party. Thakur was produced before the court among other accused. A woman meanwhile threw ink at Thakur outside the court.

  • Breaking! Riteish Deshmukh to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    Actor and producer Riteish Deshmukh is all set to follow his eminent politician dad Vilasrao Deshmukh’s footsteps and enter politics! Yes, according to reports Riteish will contest elections from his hometown – Latur constituency. He will contest the Lok Sabha 2019 elections from Congress party. Now, this is a major development as it marks his transition from a Bollywood celeb to a politician. Earlier in 2016 when he was posed with this

  • Bhopal: Congress objects against photo embedded CM Sambal Yojana Smart Card

    Bhopal: Congress party filed objection against photo embedded Mukhya Mantri Sambal Yojana Smart Card of chief minister to the chief electoral officer, on Tuesday. State media coordinator Manik Agarwal and others submitted the complaint to the CEO. Agarwal informed that the chief minister is going to print his photograph on the cards of sambal scheme and this comes under the violation of election code of conduct.

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