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17 December, 2017 4:10 PM Congress Sweeps Civic Elections In Punjab, Opposition Alleges Rigging

Chandigarh: The Congress, which came to power in Punjab earlier this year, continued its winning streak, sweeping the civic elections in Jalandhar, Patiala and Amritsar that were conducted today. The opposition BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal alleged that the ruling party had misused the state machinery and resorted to large-scale rigging in Patiala 16

17 December, 2017 7:59 AM Congress to build alternative narrative based on fairness, jobs for all, says P. Chidambaram

Former Union minister P Chidambaram has said that the Congress will create an alternative narrative based on fairness, equal opportunity and jobs for the youth under the leadership of new party chief Rahul Gandhi. In a series of tweets, Mr. Chidambaram said Mr. Gandhi’s inaugural speech on Saturday laid down the contours of an alternative narrative that the Congress 11

17 December, 2017 7:49 AM Rajasthan: Police beat up students protesting against Vasundhara Raje government, 6 detained

Jaipur: Rajasthan police on Saturday baton-charged on students protesting against state chief minister Vasundhara Raje's 'jan samvad' event in Sikar's Fatehpur. The students, reportedly belonging to the Students Federation of India (SFI), were demanding a government college in Fatehpur town. Protesting against Raje government, the students held black 12

17 December, 2017 2:42 AM PM to visit Ockhi-hit areas on Tuesday

Modi will assess loss of lives and property in an hour-long tour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the State capital on Tuesday evening for an hour-long visit to assess loss of lives and property in Cyclone Ockhi. According to information available with the government, Mr. Modi will reach here at 4.45 p.m. and leave a little after 6 p.m. He would 27

16 December, 2017 7:25 PM BJP MP predicts party's defeat in Gujarat elections

Since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, he could not concentrate on state issues the way he used to when he was the chief minister, the MP said.  PUNE: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sanjay Kakade on Saturday predicted his party's defeat in Gujarat elections. "The BJP has been in power for the longest time and there is a possibility that anti-incumbency 14

16 December, 2017 5:53 PM Former BJP aid calls Rahul a leader India needs, says Congress chief will become next PM

NEW DELHI: Sudheendra Kulkarni, former aide of BJP leader LK Advani, on Sunday showered praise on newly- elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying he is the leader India needs and that he will be the next prime minister. Congratulating Gandhi after he took over as the president of the Congress party, Kulkarni tweeted, "Today I'm even more convinced 13

16 December, 2017 1:24 PM Rahul Gandhi appointed Congress chief: Celebrations in Lucknow, Amethi

LUCKNOW: Celebrations broke out in the Uttar Pradesh capital and Amethi on Saturday as soon as Rahul Gandhi took over as the new president of the Congress. Jubilant party workers danced to the thumping of dhols and burst firecrackers as news of the coronation of their "Rahul Bhaiyya" was telecast on television channels. The centre of the celebrations 32

16 December, 2017 6:43 AM "Can't Speak": Fireworks Force Sonia Gandhi To Pause Farewell Speech

As Sonia Gandhi began her emotional speech, loud crackers burst by Congress workers almost drowned out her voice. Annoyed, she paused for several moments and refused to speak After Rahul Gandhi officially took charge as Congress president today, his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led the party for 19 years, made an emotional farewell speech. "Today I am addressing 20

16 December, 2017 4:11 AM Donald Trump proclaims Sunday as Wright Brothers Day

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday declared Sunday as 'Wright Brothers Day' to mark the 114th anniversary of the first airplane flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright. It was on December 17, 1903, that a handcrafted biplane lifted off the soft sand of a windswept beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, ushering in the age of aviation. "The flight 37

15 December, 2017 5:46 PM ADAG slaps suit on Cong. spokesman

The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) has filed a ₹5,000-crore defamation suit against Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi in the Gujarat High Court. The suit has been filed against Mr. Singhvi for allegedly making “false and defamatory statements” at a press briefing of the Congress last month. Though the group did not comment on the law suit, a spokesperson 22