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Other views: Congress tries to run a railroad — bad idea

Thursday, 02 July 2015 22:06 Written by
Investigators and first responders in Philadelphia work May 13 near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188. The editorial discusses rail safety equipment.(Photo: Getty Images) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation's railroads haven't finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the
Embarrassed Congress reprimands Bharadwaj for taking potshots at party leadership
Thursday, 02 July 2015 22:02 Written by
NEW DELHI: H R Bharadwaj's fresh attack on Congress has landed the party in a fix over what should it do with a veteran and one-time insider who appears disgruntled post-retirement. The former law minister attacked the Congress strategy over "Modigate" and criticized Rahul Gandhi's leadership, besides picking on individual leaders like Jairam Ramesh. The second attack from the veteran after his outburst in March this year elicited reprimand from the party
Won't let government off the hook in next session: Congress
Thursday, 02 July 2015 21:29 Written by
Notwithstanding, finance minister Arun Jaitley ruling out any impact of the controversies kicked up by former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Parliament session, Congress on Thursday said it was not going to let the government go off the hook without getting answers and actions against erring ministers. "All the lame excuses being rolled out by the finance minister are unacceptable and as the principal opposition party, the Congress Party is not going
Congress' Iran Moment
Thursday, 02 July 2015 21:29 Written by
WASHINGTON -- Late in the evening on April 13, speaking to a meeting of about 55 senators, Secretary of State John Kerry argued against passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, claiming it would complicate negotiations. (The White House had already issued a veto threat.) At about 11:30 p.m., Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, challenged Kerry to explain how inspections would work under the just-announced nuclear framework agreement. Kerry fumbled
Congress won't let government off the hook in next session
Thursday, 02 July 2015 20:43 Written by
Notwithstanding, finance minister Arun Jaitley ruling out any impact of the controversies kicked up by former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Parliament session, Congress on Thursday said it was not going to let the government go off the hook without getting answers and actions against erring ministers. "All the lame excuses being rolled out by the finance minister are unacceptable and as the principal opposition party, the Congress Party is not going to allow this
Maharashtra to derecognise madrasas not providing formal education; Congress, Muslim leaders slam move
Thursday, 02 July 2015 20:18 Written by
Photo courtesy: WikipediaIn a controversial move, the BJP government in Maharashtra on Thursday decided to de-recognise Madrasas which give students education only on religion without imparting formal education like teaching English, Maths and Science subjects. The registered Madrasas not teaching primary subjects will be classified by the state government as "non-schools" and children studying in them will be considered "out of school" students. The move has raised the hackles of Muslim leaders as
Editorial: Congress tries to run a railroad
Thursday, 02 July 2015 20:13 Written by
Ever since the deadly derailment of Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia, some members of Congress have demanded to know why the nation’s railroads haven’t finished installing the high-tech equipment that might have prevented the crash.Full story available to subscribers only. Log in | Subscribe Already a subscriber? Activate
Congress, BJP bicker over NRC update
Thursday, 02 July 2015 19:53 Written by
Guwahati: With the assembly election being less than a year away, Congress and BJP have engaged in a war of words over the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that is aimed at identifying illegal migrants settled in the state. For BJP, which has been taking on Congress on diverse issues, the NRC update has become the latest target of attack against the ruling party. Party spokesperson Shiladitya Dev has accused the
Much Depends on Government's Attitude: Congress
Thursday, 02 July 2015 18:31 Written by
BySantwana Bhattacharya Published: 03rd July 2015 04:57 AM Last Updated: 03rd July 2015 04:57 AM
Congress starts campaign on Raje home turf
Thursday, 02 July 2015 17:53 Written by
Ahead of the slated polls for 129 local bodies in August in Rajasthan, Congress has taken on CM Vasundhara Raje in her homeground, harping on the Lalit Modi storm. Party leaders are heading to Dholpur on Friday as Raje’s palace continues to be at the centre of an ownership controversy. RelatedVasundhara Raje keeps to herself as uneasy calm prevails in state BJPActive, Passive: Rajasthan Congress’ offensive against Vasundhara Raje is mostly Sachin Pilot, little Ashok
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