Congress seeks calls from jobless

New Delhi: The Congress on Thurs-day launched a helpline to register unemployed youth across the country and demanded that the government bring out a National Register of Unemployed (NRU) using those numbers. The programme launc-hed by the Indian Youth Congress would include apart from the help line, protests across the country by the district units of…

Congress MLA, 5 others injured in a low intensity blast in Bengaluru

Karnataka Congress MLA N A Haris and five others got injured after a low-intensity blast took place during celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M G Ramachandran’s birth anniversary at Shanthinagar in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The incident took place at around 8:30 PM when the Shanthinagar MLA was attending an event to commemorate the…

Prithviraj Chavan : Shiv Sena wanted to form govt with Congress, NCP in 2014

Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that the Shiv Sena wanted to form a coalition government with the Congress and NCP after 2014 state elections has set off a political storm. In an interview with PTI, when asked what made the Congress join hands with the ideologically opposite Sena, Chavan said, ‘A similar situation emerged…

Congress Leader Hardik Patel Arrested for Evading Sedition Case Trial

Ahmedabad: Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district for failing to appear before a trial court here in a 2015 sedition case, hours after a warrant was issued against him. Patel’s arrest was confirmed by DCP Rajdeepsinh Zala (cyber crime). “We have arrested Haridk Patel from…

UP: Congress will ensure justice, says Priyanka Gandhi to victims’ kin

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday met family members of those killed during protests against the new citizenship law in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar and asked local party leaders to help the families in filing cases against ‘police brutality’. ‘The primary job of police is to ensure security of people and not to harass them,…

Rajya Sabha passes SPG Amendment Bill amid walkout by Congress

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed through a voice vote. However, the Congress staged walkout from the House. After this, the SPG cover will be provided to the incumbent Prime Minister and his immediate family living with him at the official residence. Also, ex-PMs and their respective family members will get the SPG cover only if they live at the official residence. The MHA will have the right to review SPG cover for former PM after five years from the day of retirement.