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Iftikhar Gilani

  • Congress may drop many sitting MLAs for upcoming assembly polls

    Buoyed by latest by-poll results, Congress has decided to choose candidates for ensuing elections in four states solely on inputs from the ground. In order to strengthen ties with the ally Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, the party high command has asked to concede those seats to the NCP...

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 6:50am
  • By-poll results a boost to anti-Modi forces

    RJD-JD(U)-Cong alliance wins six of 10 Assembly seats in Bihar

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 7:10am
  • Congress claims Supreme Court ruling vindicates party stance on coal block allocation

    As the Supreme Court on Monday held the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regimes responsible for doling coal mines illegally and without application of mind, the country's political class was up against one another, with the kettle, calling the...

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 6:10am
  • Now, Rahul Gandhi to undertake Sadbhavana Yatra

    Humbled in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections securing just 44 seats, the Congress is putting in place a revival plan which includes launching a mass contact programme, banking on distractions of the prime minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government and also raising the issue of recurrence of...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 7:35am
  • Does government want to take Kashmir out of bilateral talks?

    The sudden shift from what was perceived as a friendly secretary level talks has brought Indo-Pak relation back to square one. dna learns from sources that the government wants to take the issue of Kashmir out of bilateral talks. Pakistan's stand on the other hand is that other issues can be sorted...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:00am
  • Indo-Pak talks off, uncertainty over back-channel

    With Pakistan high commissioner in India Abdul Basit's open defiance by meeting Kashmiri separatists, clamour is growing within the government and outside for his expulsion. Over past 60 years of diplomatic relations hit by two wars, only once was the envoy declared persona non grata. Months after...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 6:45am
  • India calls off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, says no useful purpose will be served

    Talk to us or separatists, India tells Pak

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • Congress leaders disappointed as AK Antony committee gives clean chit to Gandhis, provides no revival plan

    Senior Congress leaders, who deposed before the high powered committee headed by former defence minister AK Antony to probe the party's worst-ever debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, are dejected by its conclusions. The report submitted to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday has absolved the...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 5:57am
  • Manmohan Singh ordered Planning Commission panel revamp, Congress dumped blueprint

    After being sworn in for a second consecutive term in 2009, prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh had ordered a revamp of the Planning Commission, so it could meet the new challenges in a changing world. In a year's time, a blueprint for a slimmer, more federal and inclusive body was submitted to the...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 4:55am
  • Babus told to be present at Independence -Day function

    Besides ensuring a crowd of 10,000 in the front lawns, when he will deliver his maiden address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort on August 15, prime minister Narendra Modi has also sought attendance of all top babus in the Independence Day function. In a letter sent to all 96 secretaries...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 7:30am