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'Won't implement CAA if it affects even 1 in J'khand'

'Won't implement CAA if it affects even 1 in J'khand'

Rediff.com24 Dec 2019

'We will do a holistic review of the entire act and the policy at the state level and I need to be convinced that not a single Jharkhandi is uprooted from his or her home due to this law'

CAA, NRC India's internal issues, says Bangladesh

CAA, NRC India's internal issues, says Bangladesh

Rediff.com22 Dec 2019

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen said any 'uncertainty' over the issue in India is likely to affect its neighbours. The minister asserted that his country trusts India.

Ayodhya verdict: 'What is the need for review?'

Ayodhya verdict: 'What is the need for review?'

Rediff.com24 Nov 2019

'The common Muslim of this country is not in favour of a review petition because he or she does not want that matters which have been settled are again raised and the community gets caught up in such things'

'Majority appeasement' not the answer of Cong woes: Tharoor

'Majority appeasement' not the answer of Cong woes: Tharoor

Rediff.com8 Sep 2019

He also alleged that for the Bharatiya Janata Party dispensation and its allies being a Hindu is no different from the team identity loyalty of the 'British football hooligan'.

Minority affairs ministry team to visit J-K on Aug 27-28: Naqvi

Minority affairs ministry team to visit J-K on Aug 27-28: Naqvi

Rediff.com25 Aug 2019

The minority affairs minister ruled out reconsideration on abrogation of Article 370 provisions, saying there was no going back.

Lack of clarity at top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

Lack of clarity at top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

Rediff.com28 Jul 2019

One way forward could be for the CWC to name an interim working president for the party and then ideally dissolve itself, following which the main leadership positions within the party, including the CWC itself, should be opened up to fresh elections

Non-Gandhi can be Congress chief: Aiyar

Non-Gandhi can be Congress chief: Aiyar

Rediff.com23 Jun 2019

It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul's own wishes must also be respected, Aiyar said.

Rahul must quell Cong infighting with iron hand: Moily

Rahul must quell Cong infighting with iron hand: Moily

Rediff.com16 Jun 2019

Moily asserted that Gandhi continues to be the AICC president and he has not stepped down.

BJP marketed 'product Modi' well: Tharoor

BJP marketed 'product Modi' well: Tharoor

Rediff.com29 May 2019

The Congress MP said the party may have underestimated the impact of national security as an electoral topic on the psyche of the voter in North India where the BJP had great success in trying to convert the election into a "khaki' referendum".

'Rahul best person to lead the Congress party'

'Rahul best person to lead the Congress party'

Rediff.com28 May 2019

Shashi Tharoor also said that it was too premature to write the obituary for the Congress party and that as an organisation it had no time to sit and lick its wounds as it must immediately pick itself up for the upcoming state elections.

South will play key role in voting out Modi: Tharoor

South will play key role in voting out Modi: Tharoor

Rediff.com7 May 2019

The Congress candidate from Thiruvanathapuram said that the Centre has ignored the concerns and aspirations of southern states and that Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from the south has made a very effective outreach.

People won't be fooled by 'opportunistic' Sena-BJP tie-up: Deora

People won't be fooled by 'opportunistic' Sena-BJP tie-up: Deora

Rediff.com14 Apr 2019

'Anti-incumbency against sitting MPs and the government is a big issue here. We will win all seats in Mumbai'

Joining Cong was not overnight decision: Shatrughan

Joining Cong was not overnight decision: Shatrughan

Rediff.com7 Apr 2019

He said he has always held the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family in high-esteem.

Rahul has all qualities to make a good PM: Tejashwi

Rahul has all qualities to make a good PM: Tejashwi

Rediff.com27 Jan 2019

However, he also emphasised that the issue of who will be the prime minister can be settled after the 2019 polls by grand alliance members collectively.

PM at NRIs meet: We plugged '85% loot' taking place during Cong rule

PM at NRIs meet: We plugged '85% loot' taking place during Cong rule

Rediff.com22 Jan 2019

Continuing his attack on the Congress, he said efforts to stop the 'leakage' could have been made earlier as well but there was no intention and will power.

Congress best equipped to lead alliance against BJP: Tejashwi

Congress best equipped to lead alliance against BJP: Tejashwi

Rediff.com20 Jan 2019

The RJD chief also hailed the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

Factionalism a thing of past, unity our strength: Scindia

Factionalism a thing of past, unity our strength: Scindia

Rediff.com9 Dec 2018

Asked if he considers himself as a front-runner for the chief minister's post in case the Congress wins the elections, Scindia said he does not want to answer hypothetical questions.

'Uphill task to beat Raje, but I'm here to win'

'Uphill task to beat Raje, but I'm here to win'

Rediff.com30 Nov 2018

Congress candidate Manvendra Singh, who recently crossed over from the BJP, will be facing off the Rajasthan chief minister in her political fortress of Jhalrapatan.

RLD wants Congress to be 'most accommodating' for 'true rainbow coalition'

RLD wants Congress to be 'most accommodating' for 'true rainbow coalition'

Rediff.com7 Oct 2018

He, however, expressed confidence that a series of state-specific alliances, where like-minded parties would come together on an anti-BJP platform, was likely for the 2019 general election.

2019 LS poll: How small parties will be 'game changers' in UP

2019 LS poll: How small parties will be 'game changers' in UP

Rediff.com26 Aug 2018

It is likely that small parties would be given very few seats to contest, but these parties believe that they would be able to swing the result in favour of bigger alliance partners by transferring their vote bank.

Rahul will lead Congress to victory in 2019 polls: Ahmed Patel

Rahul will lead Congress to victory in 2019 polls: Ahmed Patel

Rediff.com21 Jan 2018

'Gujarat poll results have boosted the morale of Congress workers, not only in Gujarat but all over India'

India, Russia likely to seal Mi-17 copters deal by yr end

India, Russia likely to seal Mi-17 copters deal by yr end

Rediff.com30 Jul 2017

Mikheev said Russia and India are holding talks with a view to sign a contract for 48 (Mi-17V-5) helicopters.

Russia keen to sell MiG-35 to India, says top official

Russia keen to sell MiG-35 to India, says top official

Rediff.com23 Jul 2017

The MiG-35 is Russia's most advanced 4++ generation multipurpose fighter jet developed on the basis of the serial-produced MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 combat aircraft.

'Hope Rahul Gandhi is Congress's 2019 PM candidate'

'Hope Rahul Gandhi is Congress's 2019 PM candidate'

Rediff.com22 Mar 2017

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar also said that an alliance similar to the one stitched up in Bihar is needed at the national level for the next Lok Sabha elections.

So what if PM skipped NAM? It's not a conference of PMs: V-P

So what if PM skipped NAM? It's not a conference of PMs: V-P

Rediff.com16 Sep 2016

Vice President Hamid Ansari said that there is no shift in India's foreign policy and asserted that it is participation that matters as it is "not a conference of Prime Ministers".

Brussels' Maelbeek metro station reopens a month after bombings

Brussels' Maelbeek metro station reopens a month after bombings

Rediff.com26 Apr 2016

The reopening of the station early on Monday brought the Belgian capital's underground network back up to full capacity.

We must delink religion from terror: Swaraj tells Arab League

We must delink religion from terror: Swaraj tells Arab League

Rediff.com24 Jan 2016

"Terrorists use religion, but inflict harm on people of all faiths," said Swaraj, who arrived in Manama on Saturday on a two-day visit.

India, Bahrain to strengthen ties in trade, counter-terror

India, Bahrain to strengthen ties in trade, counter-terror

Rediff.com24 Jan 2016

Swaraj is in Bahrain for a two-day visit to attend the first ministerial meeting of the India-Arab League Cooperation Forum to be held on Sunday.

PHOTOS: India's Tejas flexes its muscles at Bahrain air show

PHOTOS: India's Tejas flexes its muscles at Bahrain air show

Rediff.com23 Jan 2016

The event witnessed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Bahraini capital.

To selfie or not to selfie? Controversy at Haj

To selfie or not to selfie? Controversy at Haj

Rediff.com9 Oct 2014

Thousands of Muslims posing in front of holy sites for a selfie during the Haj, has angered some conservative clerics and sparking a debate over legitimacy of such actions during the annual pilgrimage.

'AAP's free water policy may end up in LOT of wastage'

'AAP's free water policy may end up in LOT of wastage'

Rediff.com9 Feb 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party's government's policies on water and electricity are well intended but not the best way to achieve the desired goals as the supply of over 600 litre of free water to Delhi residents may end up in a lot of wastage, Directer General of The Energy and Resources Institute R K Pachauri has warned.