70 Members of Congress Call on President Obama to ‘Ban the Box’

Monday, 25 May 2015 02:19 Written by
“Almost 1 in 3 adults in the United States has a criminal record ... this creates a serious barrier to employment for millions of workers, especially in communities of color hardest hit by decades of overcriminalization,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who is the ranking member on the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.
Assets case: Congress to decide on appeal against Jayalalithaa verdict today
Monday, 25 May 2015 01:43 Written by
The Karnataka Congress will decide on Monday on filing an appeal against the Karnataka High Court verdict earlier this month acquitting the AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa of all corruption charges in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case and clearing the way for her return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. Interestingly, the legal cell of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee has recommended that the state should not file any appeal against Jayalalithaa in the Supreme Court. With…
One year of Modi govt: A lot of hype and no work, says Congress
Monday, 25 May 2015 00:19 Written by
New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on the NDA government as it completes one year in office, the Congress, Monday, termed its termed its track record as high on hype and less on actual work on the ground. “A lot of hype and no work that is how this government works,” said Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress. The Congress has been on an overdrive to slam the Modi government's one year
Jiram valley attack: Congress to observe 'martyrdom day' today
Sunday, 24 May 2015 22:31 Written by
Raipur: For the second consecutive year, the Congress party in Chhattisgarh will observe 'martyrdom day' on Monday to pay homage to the victims, including senior state party leaders, of May 25 Jiram valley Naxal attack. "We will pay tribute to our martyred senior party leaders - Mahendra Karma, Nandkumar Patel, Uday Mudliyar and others on the second anniversary of Jiram Valley incident at all district and block headquarters tomorrow," party's state President Bhupesh Baghel said…
Congress Hits Out at HRD Ministry, Says Decisions on Education Arbitrary
Sunday, 24 May 2015 21:47 Written by
ByExpress News Service Published: 25th May 2015 06:00 AM Last Updated: 25th May 2015 08:15 AM
Diffusion of education through malicious controversies hallmark of Modi govt: Congress
Sunday, 24 May 2015 21:30 Written by
Raipur: Congress on Sunday took a jibe at the Narendra Modi government saying diffusion of education through "myopic" and "malicious" controversies have been the hallmarks of it in one year of power. Representational image. AFP "Rather than solidifying the well established educational structure of India, HRD ministry under Smriti Irani has spent more time demolishing institutions of prestige and downsizing highly motivated educationists," party's national spokesperson Shakeel
Congress Volley of Charges Continues
Sunday, 24 May 2015 20:55 Written by
ByExpress News Service Published: 25th May 2015 06:00 AM Last Updated: 25th May 2015 06:00 AM
PM Modi promoting ‘crony capitalism’, alleges Congress
Sunday, 24 May 2015 20:37 Written by
Stepping up its offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the eve of his government’s first anniversary, the Congress on Sunday accused him of promoting “crony capitalism”. It asked why state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was kept out of the purchase of multi-role combat aircraft from France. “During his visits (to foreign nations) he is taking a handful of industrialists, we are not objecting to the PM taking an industrial delegation, but only a handful.…
Congress asks state to dissolve TMC
Sunday, 24 May 2015 19:57 Written by
THANE: The Congress has petitioned the state government to dissolve the 130-strong civic body and appoint an administrator to scrutinize the accounts of the last eight years. Congress corporator Sanjay Ghadigaonkar claimed that an internal audit report on the expenditure and income of the TMC had raised queries on more than 91,000 proposals cleared, but the ruling party responded to none of them. He said the non-compliance of objections raised by the auditors resulted in…
Congress leader assails govt over IIT autonomy
Sunday, 24 May 2015 19:38 Written by
RANCHI: Senior Congress leader Mohan Prakash on Sunday launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over government interference with the autonomy of higher education institutions like IITs and the qualification of Union HRD minister Smiriti Irani, predicting a dimmer future for the younger generation because "Irani is underqualified and gives directives bordering on complete illiteracy". He also said Irani does not respect intellectual excellence and alleged that her excessive interference has forced Nobel
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