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Police seek video of Nandy’s remarks, author leaves Jaipur

Police have sought video of author Ashis Nandy’s controversial comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the “most corrupt” made at the Jaipur Literary Festival even as he left the city skipping rest of the event amid protests demanding his arrest.

Leaders for end to nominations

Union minister Salman Khurshid and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyyar interact with the media after a session

The Congress is ready for the UPA 3 if one goes by the spirit of discussions at its chintan shivir.

Cong pitches for police reforms

Demands for death penalty for rapists and sweeping police reforms, including 50 per cent all-women police stations, reverberated during the discussions at Congress chintan shivir coming in the backdro

Rude awakening on social media?

Mr Rahul Gandhi was literally left awe-struck on Saturday when a Congress MP showed him hundreds of negative comments on social media on Sonia Gandhi’s speech within hours of her address at the chinta

Rahul: Decisions on Pak can’t be on emotion

Seeking to temper the discourse on Pakistan in the wake of the beheading of an Indian soldier, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday made some plain speaking saying taking tough steps and showing emotions are two

Confident we’ll again discover 8% growth: PC


Striking an optimistic note, finance minister P. Chidambaram today said India can now see the “first green shoots of revival” of economy which has been going through a difficult period and expressed confidence that it will again achieve eight per cent growth.

Handling inflation UPA’s shortcoming: PM

Admitting that handling inflation is a shortcoming of the UPA government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that there was need to take “solid steps” to ease the situation on price rise especially this year.

BJP, RSS conducting ‘terror training’ camps: Shinde

Union home minister SushilKumar Shinde today accused the BJP and the RSS of conducting ‘terror training’ camps to spread saffron terrorism in the country.

AICC endorses Rahul’s appointment as Congress vice president

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The anointment of Rahul Gandhi as the vice president and ‘number two’ in the Congress party was today ratified by the AICC.

Sonia Gandhi woos youth, women and middle class

A day after Rahul Gandhi's anointment as party's vice president, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on  targeted youth, women and middle class in the party's quest for widening its base ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

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