Trump backing H-1B reform bill may hurt Indian IT firms in US: lawmaker

Trump backing H-1B reform bill may hurt Indian IT firms in US: lawmaker

Mar 28,2017 , 08:41 AM IST | NRI
 Indian firms, which account for the bulk of H-1B visas, have "gamed" the system, an influential American lawmaker on Tuesday alleged and insisted his legislation introduced in the Congress will help fix the existing flaws.
Cong to file disqualification petition against Vishwajeet Rane

Cong to file disqualification petition against Vishwajeet Rane

Mar 21,2017 , 04:04 PM IST | National
The Congress will file a disqualification petition against the party MLA Vishwajeet Rane tomorrow for remaining absent during last week's floor test in the Goa Legislative Assembly.
Thane corporators raise concern over bad state of crematoriums

Thane corporators raise concern over bad state of crematoriums

Mar 21,2017 , 02:45 PM IST | National
The newly-elected corporators of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) have raised concerns over the bad condition of crematoriums in the city. During the general body meeting of TMC yesterday, the corporators suggested
Farm sector not given its due share: Congress

Farm sector not given its due share: Congress

Mar 19,2017 , 05:32 AM IST | Telangana
The main opposition Congress in Telangana today said the state can achieve double digit growth if agriculture sector also fared well. Congress member G Chinna Reddy expressed displeasure over the performance of farm sector under the TRS rule. 
Ahead of Gujarat elections this year, fight for CM candidate intensifies in Congress

Ahead of Gujarat elections this year, fight for CM candidate intensifies in Congress

Mar 18,2017 , 04:47 PM IST | National
Ahmedabad: Intense lobbying has started for nomination as Congress' chief ministerial candidate in Gujarat assembly polls to be held later this year.
SP Pariwar continues: Nobody will be spared for the UP poll debacle, says Ram Gopal Yadav

SP Pariwar continues: Nobody will be spared for the UP poll debacle, says Ram Gopal Yadav

Mar 17,2017 , 08:58 PM IST | National
Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav today said nobody will be spared who are found to be involved in the anti-party activities that led to its debacle in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.
Maha Assembly adjourned thrice amid din over loan waiver issue

Maha Assembly adjourned thrice amid din over loan waiver issue

Mar 17,2017 , 01:53 PM IST | National
The Maharashtra Assembly was adjourned thrice today as the stand-off continued in the House over the farmers' loan waiver issue. As soon as the House assembled for the day,
After UP poll debacle, Rahul Gandhi goes abroad to be with ailing mother Sonia

After UP poll debacle, Rahul Gandhi goes abroad to be with ailing mother Sonia

Mar 17,2017 , 12:18 PM IST | National
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday left for abroad to be with his ailing mother Sonia Gandhi who is undergoing medical treatment.
You came to Goa to enjoy and not work: CM Manohar Parrikar mocks Digvijaya Singh

You came to Goa to enjoy and not work: CM Manohar Parrikar mocks Digvijaya Singh

Mar 16,2017 , 09:22 PM IST | National
After winning the trust vote, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took a dig at the Congress's state in-charge Digvijaya Singh, saying his party lost out because he came to the coastal state "only to enjoy and not work."
TRS govt's budget unrealistic: Congress

TRS govt's budget unrealistic: Congress

Mar 16,2017 , 06:31 PM IST | Telangana
The Telangana Government's budget for 2017-18 is unrealistic, the Leader of Opposition K Jana Reddy said here today. The Congress leader said the budget, presented in the Legislative Assembly on Monday by the TRS government
KCR rules out early polls

KCR rules out early polls

Mar 16,2017 , 04:26 AM IST | Telangana
Rebutting the Congress for spreading false notions amongst people, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao ruled out the possibility of early elections to Assembly. While answering to the discussion on motion of thanks to Governor’s address in the Legislative Council on Wednesday, KCR said being main opposition party, the Congress has greater responsibility and should not resort to statements which may
We need to rebuild Congress: Ex MP Priya Dutt

We need to rebuild Congress: Ex MP Priya Dutt

Mar 15,2017 , 04:52 PM IST | National
Former Congress MP Priya Dutt today said the party suffers from an "auto immune disease" and that everyone within it should try to rebuild the organisation. "We need to put our heads together and rebuild the party. It's not about one person. 
Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering helped Congress in Punjab

Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering helped Congress in Punjab

Mar 15,2017 , 03:27 PM IST | National
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that EVMs were tampered with in Punjab, resulting in 20-25 per cent of AAP votes getting transferred to the SAD-BJP alliance and thus propping up the Congress to power.
Bumbling by Congress

Bumbling by Congress

Mar 15,2017 , 04:34 AM IST | Editors Desk
Jonathan Swift says, "Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own, which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world.” That should, perhaps, sum up the Congress party's act, rather, its inaction, in Goa and Manipur, soon after the Assembly results on Saturday last. There is no justification, otherwise, of its satirical..
Height of optimism? Poll results 'not bad', party 'little down' in Uttar Pradesh, says Rahul Gandhi

Height of optimism? Poll results 'not bad', party 'little down' in Uttar Pradesh, says Rahul Gandhi

Mar 14,2017 , 08:13 PM IST | National
Rahul Gandhi today said that structural and organisational changes were needed in the Congress even as he stressed that the assembly poll results were "not bad" though the party was "a little down" in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP's Ranjana Bhanasi elected as Nashik mayor

BJP's Ranjana Bhanasi elected as Nashik mayor

Mar 14,2017 , 06:16 PM IST | National
BJP's Ranjana Bhanasi was today elected unopposed as the Nashik Mayor. Likewise, Prathamesh Gite of the BJP was elected unopposed as the city's Deputy Mayor, a civic official said. 
Congress, NCP, RJD walkout of Lok Sabha over government formation in Goa, Manipur

Congress, NCP, RJD walkout of Lok Sabha over government formation in Goa, Manipur

Mar 14,2017 , 04:17 PM IST | National
The Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha after it was not allowed to raise the issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur.
Goa governor did not invite Congress to form government: Digvijaya Singh

Goa governor did not invite Congress to form government: Digvijaya Singh

Mar 14,2017 , 03:12 PM IST | National
The Congress on Tuesday alleged that Goa Governor Mridula Sinha did not invite it to form government in the state despite the party giving her a letter on Sunday seeking appointment to stake the claim.
Congress to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

Congress to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

Mar 14,2017 , 11:26 AM IST | National
The issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur is set to rock the Lok Sabha with the Congress deciding to move an adjournment motion today.
Digvijaya Singh accuses Manohar Parrikar of 'hijacking' popular mandate in Goa

Digvijaya Singh accuses Manohar Parrikar of 'hijacking' popular mandate in Goa

Mar 13,2017 , 10:48 AM IST | National
On a day the BJP cobbled up a coalition to stake claim to form the next government in Goa under Manohar Parrikar, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday accused the Defence Minister of hijacking the popular mandate.
Rahul congratulates Modi, says Congress will continue its fight

Rahul congratulates Modi, says Congress will continue its fight

Mar 11,2017 , 06:06 PM IST | National
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for the party's victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls and said the Congress will continue its fight till it wins the hearts and minds of people.
'This is a bad loss, it hurts': Congress after humiliating loss in UP

'This is a bad loss, it hurts': Congress after humiliating loss in UP

Mar 11,2017 , 03:07 PM IST | National
With the Congress staring at a drubbing in Uttar Pradesh, the grand old party today admitted that "the bad loss hurts" and said it needs to do "fundamental restructuring" in the state, calling for hard decisions.
Priyanka equally responsible for Cong's poor show in UP: Irani New

Priyanka equally responsible for Cong's poor show in UP: Irani New

Mar 11,2017 , 02:43 PM IST | National
The Uttar Pradesh election results not only underline Rahul Gandhi's failure, but also that of Priyanka Gandhi who was part of the poll strategy, Union Minister Smriti Irani said today.
Telangana House:2 TDP MLAs suspended for interrupting Governor's address

Telangana House:2 TDP MLAs suspended for interrupting Governor's address

Mar 11,2017 , 01:43 PM IST | Telangana
Two members of Opposition TDP were today suspended from the Telangana Legislative Assembly for the remainder of the Budget session for allegedly interrupting the Governor's address to the State Legislature.
UP defeat hurts, need hard decisions: Congress

UP defeat hurts, need hard decisions: Congress

Mar 11,2017 , 12:55 PM IST | National
With the Congress staring at a drubbing in Uttar Pradesh, the grand old party today admitted that "the bad loss hurts" and said it needs
Manipur assembly polls: Congress marginally ahead of BJP

Manipur assembly polls: Congress marginally ahead of BJP

Mar 11,2017 , 11:21 AM IST | National
Congress was ahead, with the BJP running a close second in the Manipur assembly polls, as counting of votes progressed on Saturday.
Fight for rights, Mahila Congress tells women

Fight for rights, Mahila Congress tells women

Mar 09,2017 , 01:11 AM IST | Hans
The members of District Mahila Congress celebrated International Women’s Day on a grand note here at Congress party office in Khammam on Wednesday. The celebrations were held under the leadership of the District Mahila Congress Committee President Bandi Mani.
Sena joins Oppn in loan waiver demand; Maha Assembly adjourned for the day

Sena joins Oppn in loan waiver demand; Maha Assembly adjourned for the day

Mar 08,2017 , 02:51 PM IST | National
The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly was today adjourned for the day without transacting any business after it witnessed noisy scenes as Shiv Sena legislators joined Opposition Congress and NCP to demand loan waiver for distressed farmers.
Congress stages walkout over land scam in MP

Congress stages walkout over land scam in MP

Mar 06,2017 , 04:28 PM IST | National
The Congress today staged a walkout in Madhya Pradesh Assembly when it failed to get an assurance of a probe in an alleged land scam in Sagar district.
Points made by Venkaiah Naidu in Hyderabad

Points made by Venkaiah Naidu in Hyderabad

Mar 04,2017 , 03:58 PM IST | Telangana
With youth overwhelmingly voting in favor of Mr. Narendra Modi in 2014 elections, the Congress and the Left parties are still smarting under the