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Saturday, August 10th, 2019


J&K Congress Asks Govt to Release Political Leaders, Says Caging People Won’t Address Problems in State

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Former minister Usman Majeed and various other leaders, including Hilal Ahmad Shah, have been detained at undisclosed locations, the J&K Congress Committee said in a statement. Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has expressed serious concern over the detention of senior party functionaries by the state administration and demanded their immediate release, a spokesperson said on Friday. Senior party leaders Saifuddin Soz, Peerzada Mohd Sayeed, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Gulam Nabi Monga, Farooq Andrabi, Mohd Amin Bhat, Gular Ahmad Wani and others have been placed under house arrestRead More

Not Just Old Guards, Rahul Gandhi Wants State Cong Leaders to Have a Say Too in Selection of His Successor

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Former Union ministers and Gandhi family loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge and Mukul Wasnik are the front runners to succeed Rahul Gandhi. Both Wasnik and Kharge are Dalit leaders. New Delhi: Ahead of crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, party president Rahul Gandhi is said to have intervened in the selection process of the new president. Sources said that he does not want to leave the election on old guards in Congress Parliamentary Party (CEC). The CWC, the highest decision-making body of the party, will meet here on Saturday to nominate a newRead More

Congress is Losing the Ideological Battle Not Only to BJP, But Also From Within

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The Gandhis knew it would not go unnoticed that they decided not to turn up at the Darbar Hall when Pranab Mukherjee, a career Congressmen, was being conferred with the highest civilian honour of the land. In the last one week, the Congress has squandered two opportunities to claw back at least some amount of control over the political discourse in the country. Both were lost without much ado. At the Bharat Ratna award ceremony at the President’s House on Thursday evening, the Congress’ first family was conspicuously absent. ThisRead More

By Leaving CWC Meet on New Congress Chief Midway, Rahul and Sonia Signal Gandhi Era is Over, For Now

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After two hours of the CWC meeting, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi walked out of the AICC headquarters, saying it would be improper for them to be a part of the consultations on new Congress chief. New Delhi: The Congress has begun work on its biggest battle: to find a successor to Rahul Gandhi as party president, someone who can take on the onerous task of resurrecting the grand old party after suffering two of the biggest defeats. After two hours of a meeting of the party’s top decision-making body, theRead More

NIA Arrests Former J&K MLA Rashid Engineer in Terror-funding Case

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New Delhi: Former Independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid, popularly known as Rashid Engineer, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday in connection with a case related to the funding of terror activities in Kashmir, officials said. Rashid, who was a legislator from the Langate Assembly seat in north Kashmir, is the first mainstream politician to have been arrested by the NIA in the case. He was earlier questioned in the case in 2017 and again summoned earlier this week. The officials said that heRead More