Archive for December, 2010

Congress celebrates 126th foundation day

Congress on Tuesday celebrated its 126th foundation day with its chief Sonia Gandhi unfurling the party flag at a function. Top Congress leaders including Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, A K Antony, S Jaipal Reddy, Kapil Sibal, G K Vasan, Kantilal Bhuria, Vayalar Ravi, Sachin Pilot, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit […]

Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik was heckled at the party plenary

Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik was heckled at the party plenary causing commotion with workers from Bihar accusing him of “selling” tickets in the just-concluded assembly elections in which the party got routed. As Wasnik tried to fix a dysfunctional sound system on the dais, a number of delegates from Bihar raised slogans against him […]

Raja will appear before CBI on Friday

Former telecom minister A Raja — who had been asked to submit himself for questioning by the CBI on his alleged role in the 2G scam by Tuesday, but had sought a new date on “health” grounds — arrived in the Capital from Chennai on Wednesday evening. However, the investigative agency was yet to hear […]

Congress 83rd plenary session begins in Delhi

The 83rd plenary session of the Congress party began Saturday here with party president Sonia Gandhi chairing a committee to oversee the political, economic and foreign affairs resolutions. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended the meeting along with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A.K. Antony and party treasurer Motilal Vora at the Parliament House Annexe […]

L K Advani suggested public funding of political parties for the elections

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Tuesday suggested public funding of political parties for the elections, contending that it will help weed out corruption from politics. ‘There should be public funding of political parties for elections and once the amount is fixed by the state, the parties will not have to depend […]

Congress appointed Digvijay Singh as in-charge of the party’s affairs in Assam

The Congress appointed party general secretary Digvijay Singh as in-charge of the party’s affairs in Assam in place of Law Minister M. Veerapa Moily. Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who heads the party media department, said Singh will be the new general secretary for Assam. A party source said the change has been made in […]

Delhi government should first finalize boundaries of the unauthorized colonies : BJP

The BJP ruled-MCD, on Tuesday, claimed that the Delhi government should first finalize boundaries of the unauthorized colonies which have to be regularized before blaming the MCD for delay in clearing their layout plans. It also accused the Congress government of not giving enough funds to the MCD for development in unauthorized colonies. Standing committee […]