Chairing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in the absence of his ailing mother Sonia, vice-president Rahul Gandhi today acted as the defacto president of his party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the Rajya Sabha on Thursday but his presence may not do much in break the logjam over the scrapping of high-value currency that has deadlocked Parliament and stalled legislative business.
In another blow to the Center, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay proceedings in seven high courts against the Modi government's decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Wednesday may turn out to be the Opposition's day in Parliament and outside. The Congress party is being joined by the Left, Trinamool, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party to form a group of 13 outfits that will protest in the Parliament complex against the government's demonetisation move.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is violating a basic duty to update parliament on a huge decision, Left leader Sitaram Yechury said while speaking to NDTV today.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has, for the first time, decided to form a women's wing to expand social reform activities among Muslim women.
While the opposition has been pressing for his presence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to speak on the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in the Rajya Sabha today, where the demonetisation reform will dominate the agenda.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi surprised people standing in the queues outside ATMs and banks in Delhi in the wee hours on Monday, when he reached there unannounced and started talking to them.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying the latter can't see the nation's development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership as he is wearing 'Italian glasses'.
Priyanka Gandhi will actively campaign for the Congress and play a ?major role? in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled for early next year, top party leaders said on Friday.
The Supreme Court came down hard on the central government today and declined it's request that it stay all petitions against demonetisation pending in various high courts and other forums. The apex court stated categorically that people have a right to approach courts when they have grievances.
Putting the government in a fix, The Election Commission (EC) has reportedly written to the finance ministry not to use indelible ink in banks for marking people after exchanging the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday denounced the Narendra Modi-led Centre in fiery speeches at a protest rally in Azadpur Mandi, Delhi.
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she was on dialysis at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a top government hospital after suffering a kidney failure. "I am undergoing tests for a kidney transplant. Lord Krishna will bless," Swaraj tweeted.
The State Bank of India has reportedly cleaned up non-performing assets worth Rs 7,016 crore from its books by writing off loans given to 63 wilful defaulters. Of the 63 accounts, 31 have been partially written off and six shown as NPAs, Daily News & Analysis reported on Wednesday.
As expected the winter session of the parliament began on a stormy note with the recent demonetisation scheme of the Modi government at the center of the row.
Pakistan on Monday said at least seven of its soldiers were killed in "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops across the LoC after which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that the country is "fully capable" of defending its territory against "any aggression".
Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional appeal to the people of the country asking them to support him in the fight against corruption. Facing concerted opposition attack and the people's impatience with the long queues at banks and ATMS that are the fallout of the currency ban, PM modi said people had entrusted him to fight corruption and he was ready to do it and face the consequences.
Questioning the Union government's decision to ban currency notes of Rs500 and Rs1,000 denominations, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the government was unprepared to implement the decision which has inconvenienced the common man.
BSP chief Mayawati went after prime minister Narendra Modi all guns blazing when she accused him and his government of imposing an undeclared "economic emergency" while speaking to reporters. Mayawati said that the PM's decision was not meant for public good but for deriving "sadistic pleasure" from the plight of others.
New Delhi: Suspended BJP leader and MP Kirti Azad's wife Poonam Azad will join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on November 13. "Poonam Azad will officially join the AAP on November 13," AAP leader Sanjay Singh told reporters here after meeting her at her residence.
New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Narendra modi government on Monday saying that it can find 3000 condoms but can't locate a missing student of the university.
NDTV moved the Supreme court on Monday to challenge the government's one-day ban of its Hindi channel. NDTV India has been ordered off-air on Wednesday by the government which has accused it of broadcasting sensitive details of January's terror attack on the air force base in Pathankot.
The Modi government's decision to take NDTV India "off air" for a day has sparked huge outrage with widespread criticism of the government coming both from opposition parties as well as common man.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said 95 per cent of retired defence personnel have benefited from the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and problems being faced by the remaining 5 per per cent will be resolved in the next two months.
As the bitter power tussle in the Mulayam clan continues, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a swipe at uncle and state party president Shivpal Yadav saying the sword that has been gifted to him shall definitely be used.
And the war of words in the Mulayam clan continues as Shivpal Yadav on Saturday took a swipe at his nephew and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying some people inherit power without doing anything while others get nothing despite...
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has said that she is against "interference" in Muslim personal laws, including triple talaq. In an interview to the Hindustan Times, she said that the women from the minority community were aware of their rights and capable of fighting their own battles.
Lucknow: Putting their differences aside, this morning Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav flagged off his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's 'Vikas Rath Yatra', a state-wide tour that launches the 43-year-old's bid for a second term.
As tension on the border with Pakistan continues to escalate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saluted the bravery of our armed forces and lauded their sacrifice while dedicating the festival of Diwali to them.