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Congress questions PM, FM silence on economic slowdown

NEW DELHI:  The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over their silence on the economic slowdown and praised the Vice Chairperson of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar for his confession that the current stress in the financial sector is unprecedented.

Govt advisors agree India's economy in deep mess: Rahul

NEW DELHI:  Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the government, saying that its own economic advisors have finally acknowledged that India's economy was in a "deep mess".

People feel Jagan government settling scores with TDP

HYDERABAD:  With the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh set to complete three months next week, the dominant feeling among people seems that it is focusing more on settling scores with the opposition TDP, rather than addressing people's concerns.

Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member here.

Goa Cong questions BJP endorsing govt's J&K move at Western Zone meet

PANAJI:  Goa's Opposition Congress on Friday accused the BJP of unfairly using the Western Zone Council meeting of states to endorse the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

Chidambaram case: SC defers remand hearing till Monday

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing till Monday on a petition filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram against the Delhi High Court's verdict refusing him protection from arrest in the INX Media case.

After Ramesh, Singhvi says demonising Modi is wrong

NEW DELHI: After former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, his party colleague and senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Friday that "demonising Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wrong" and that acts should be judged "issue-wise, and not person-wise".

A sea of humanity in flood-ravaged Punjab

FEROZEPUR (PUNJAB): It is a sea of humanity in this part of the flood-ravaged border district and elsewhere in Punjab where several social organizations in coordination with the Indian Army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and also local authorities have been in the forefront to provide Guru's 'langar' (free meal) and shelter to locals in flood waters.

Now BJP comes up with 'dada ke bolun'

KOLKATA: To counter Trinamool Congress' 'didi ke bolo' (dial didi - Mamata Banerjee) programme, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to launch 'dada ke bolun' (tell dada) involving its state chief Dilip Ghosh, next month.

Complainant in Aircel-Maxis case ironically named in IL&FS case

NEW DELHI:  C. Sivasankaran who has been nailed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in the IL&FS loan fraud is ironically the original complainant in the Aircel-Maxis in which former Finance Minister P Chidambaram is one of the accused along with the other UPA Minister Dayanidhi Maran.

Bombay HC orders FIR against Pawars, others in bank scam

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered the police to lodge a FIR, within five days, against Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, ex-Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and at least 70 others in a Rs 1,000 crore scam in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.

We are no more a democracy: Ghulam Nabi Azad

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday claimed that India was no more a democracy. Azad's remarks came while he was addressing an all party meet, called by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at Jantar Mantar protesting against the house arrest of senior political leaders of Kashmir.

Himachal Congress stages walkout over Chidambaram's arrest

SHIMLA: The Congress MLAs staged a walkout in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly over former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), here on Thursday.

ED continues to question Raj Thackeray

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray is being grilled by a team of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Thursday, party office-bearers said.

Chidambaram spends night at CBI HQ which he inaugurated in 2011

NEW DELHI: A live demonstration of fate taking a twist can be seen in the case of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in the INX Media case.

20 Questions CBI posed to Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: After a dramatic sequence of events through the evening that catapulted into the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI, the senior Congress leader spent an almost sleepless night at the agency headquarters as he was quizzed on Thursday about his involvement in the money laundering and corruption related to the INX Media case.

'Chidambaram's arrest daylight murder of democracy', says Congress

NEW DELHI: A day after former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested, the Congress party in a press conference held here on Thursday called it a 'broad daylight murder of democracy'.

Chidambaram arrested, says not hiding from law

NEW DELHI: High drama preceded the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as officials of the CBI scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was "not hiding from the law but seeking protection of the law".

Sarkaria reviews plugging work at breaches in Ludhiana and Jalandhar

CHANDIGARH: The Water Resources Minister Punjab Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Wednesday evening reviewed the work of plugging in breaches on the banks of Sutlej river near Bholewal village in Ludhiana District.

Demolition of Sri Guru Ravidas temple: AAP leadership holds ‘dharna’ in Delhi, seeks restoration

CHANDIGARH: A large number of local and Punjab senior leadership, supporters, workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a ‘dharna’ against the Modi-led union government against the demolition of the 540-year-old Sri Guru Ravidas temple at Tuglaqabad in Delhi by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is under its direct control, and demanded restoration of the monument to its old glory.


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