• New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday slammed the central government over its decision to waive Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on capital gains made by FIIs, saying "it once again proved that the Modi government is indeed a suit-boot ki sarkar". The decision of the BJP-led alliance "to waive off tax liability …

  • CONCERNED over infighting in Punjab and Assam units, the Congress top brass is holding hectic parleys with state leaders to assess damage and find ways to contain it. While former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for a second time in a matter of two weeks, party vice- president Rahul …

  • New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Despite speculation about the possibility of the Congress government in Assam being reduced to a minority after former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma joined the BJP, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday claimed that only nine party legislators were in the Sarma camp. "Till today, only nine MLAs are …

  • New Delhi, Sep. 1 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who is meeting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday along with other leaders, said that the Bharatiya Janata was committing grave injustice against the people of Assam. "Bjp is doing great injustice to the people of Assam. Such is the state of the Gujarat …

  • Switch hit for BJP India Today Group News

    Unhappy with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's decision to back mentor-turned-tormentor Gogoi in their four-year-long feud, Sarma had resigned as Assam's health and education minister on July 21 last year.

  • Glasshouse India Today Group News

    It may not provoke the kind of furore witnessed over the shifting of Khalistani terrorists to Punjab's jails, but the Parkash Singh Badal government is understandably secretive on its intent to move "old friend" O.P. Chautala from Delhi's Tihar jail to Bathinda. HRD Minister Smriti Irani has intensified her attacks …

  • HANDOF MISERY Mail Today

    Despite being a VIP constituency, growth eludes Raebareli and Amethi. IT IS a tale of two cities, but unlike the Dickensian narrative, which is also about hope, the story of Raebareli and Amethi is that of enduring darkness and despair. The constituencies struggle to meet even the basic requirement of their residents …

  • 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 …

  • Inside track Coomi Kapoor - The Financial Express

    Rahul Gandhi had for long ignored requests from Himanta Biswa Sarma, rebel Congress leader from Assam, to meet him, since he backed Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and opposed Sarma’s campaign to replace Gogoi. Sarma, the key organiser for the Congress during the state elections, could meet Sonia but not Rahul when in …

  • Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will attend the August 30 'Swabhiman' rally of the grand alliance of the RJD, JD-U, Congress and Samajwadi Party here, a senior party leader said on Saturday. "Sonia Gandhi is coming here on Sunday to attend the rally," Bihar Congress president Ashok Choudhary said at …