Congress will form government in Punjab after 2017 polls: Ahmad

Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:47 Written by
AMRITSAR: Congress on Saturday asserted the party was "fully united" and it would form government in Punjab after the Assembly polls due in 2017. "Congress will form government in Punjab in February 2017 and the party is fully united," AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmad said during a political conference organised at Rakhar Punia fair in Baba Bakala town. Ahmed, who is also in charge of the state affairs, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working…
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Francis unlikely to sway Congress during address
Saturday, 29 August 2015 23:18 Written by
Published: Sunday, 8/30/2015 Influence on electorate is another matter BY TRACIE MAURIELLO BLOCK NEWS ALLIANCE Pope Francis is expected to address issues such as immigration, poverty, climate change, and social justice when he speaks to Congress on Sept.
Congress neglecting Narasimha Rao was a big mistake, says Jairam Ramesh
Saturday, 29 August 2015 22:55 Written by
PV Narasimha Rao, the Congress prime minister credited with India's tryst with economic reforms in 1991, had to wait for BJP's ascent to power in 2014 - almost 10 years after his death - to get a memorial in the Capital. In a tacit admission of the Congress' indifference towards Rao, which may ruffle many feathers within the party, senior leader Jairam Ramesh has claimed that history has been "somewhat unkind" to the former prime…
NCP, Congress have no right to give government ultimatum on Maratha reservation: Vinayak Mete
Saturday, 29 August 2015 21:44 Written by
Vinayak Mete Criticising both the NCP and Congress for not doing anything for Maratha reservation, Shiv Sangram organisation's president and MLC Vinayak Mete on Friday said that those who could not provide reservation for the last 15 years are now giving an ultimatum to the government. Terming it as mockery, Mete while addressing a press conference at Mantralaya on Friday said that the Congress on the eve of elections pretended to give reservation benefits, but…
Government issues notification on land law, as Congress fumes
Saturday, 29 August 2015 21:25 Written by
Despite law ministry opposition, the Central government has gone ahead and issued an executive order extending benefits of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (RFCTLARR Act) to 13 acts so far not eligible for high compensation and rehabilitation under this law. In a note submitted to the Cabinet, the law ministry had said since the desired notification under Section 105 of the 2013 Act was not…
JDU-RJD-Congress mega Swabhiman rally in Patna today, Nitish & Lalu to share stage, target BJP
Saturday, 29 August 2015 21:19 Written by
New Delhi: With seat sharing decided and a firm coalition in place, the Janata Dal United-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress partnership is all set to show its strength with the mega Swabhiman rally in Bihar's capital Patna on Sunday. All top leaders of the three parties including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD supremo Lalu Yadav and Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address the rally which is the Mahagathbandhan's first jointly organised public meeting to counter the…
Congress targets government over land bill
Saturday, 29 August 2015 20:02 Written by
Jairam Ramesh The Congress on Saturday picked up holes in the notification route on the land bill, insisting that though the law ministry had opposed the move, the government went ahead with it with an eye on the Bihar Assembly polls. “This has been done only with a view to blunt the Opposition campaign in Bihar polls against the BJP that it was anti-farmer,” Congress leader and former Union miniser Jairam Ramesh told reporters.
Bid to lift Guatemala president's immunity advances in Congress
Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:42 Written by
GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A Guatemalan congressional committee on Saturday recommended that President Otto Perez be stripped of immunity from prosecution over his suspected involvement in a customs racket, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days. The five-member congressional committee told a news conference that Congress could vote on their recommendation as early as Tuesday. Presidential immunity can be lifted with a vote in favor by at…
Obama's Iran deal is now near certain to survive Congress
Saturday, 29 August 2015 17:42 Written by
As Congress's vote on a resolution to disapprove the administration's nuclear deal draws ever nearer, the math for President Obama is looking better and better. The magic number of Senate supporters the president needs to ensure that the deal stands is 34. Currently, he has 30. So he needs to pick up just four more to preserve the agreement — and there are still 14 remaining undecided Democrats in the chamber, several of whom have…
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