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Pvt sector quota: UPA let it pass,Cong puts it in draft manifesto
Tue, Feb 03, 2009

The contentious issue of reservation in private sector,put on the backburner after the UPA failed to arrive at a consensus on it...

PM race: Pawar again hopes luck by chance
Mon, Feb 02, 2009

Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar had kicked off a debate last August on the UPA’s prime ministerial candidate in the 2009 general elections....

Hired 5 days ago,Bihar Youth Cong chief fired for not being ‘young’ enough
Fri, Jan 30, 2009

Barely five days after he cleared Chandan Yadav as new Bihar Youth Congress president,Rahul Gandhi...

Rane sorry,says will stay in Cong
Thu, Jan 29, 2009

Keen to build bridges with senior party leaders to get a reprieve from the high command,suspended Congress leader Narayan Rane....

The UPA’s little master
Mon, Jan 26, 2009

Pranab Mukherjee has found himself at the number two position,again. Ironically,his very strengths may have prevented him from becoming the officiating prime minister,first after Indira Gandhi’s assassination and now with Manmohan Singh in hospital

No place for aam aadmi in Cong’s 2009 manifesto
Sun, Jan 25, 2009

Aam aadmi,the catch phrase of the Congress’ manifesto in 2004 is set to lose prominence in the ruling party...

Cong hires another agency to plan campaign
Mon, Jan 19, 2009

Four months after Crayons bagged the contract to chalk out the campaign strategy of the Congress for the next Lok Sabha elections

Rahul bid to bridge gap with handshake
Sat, Jan 17, 2009

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi has exhorted people to give up the practice of touching feet and start shaking hands instead. His advice to a group of women at Simara village in Amethi on Thursday came in the presence of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband who was on a two-day visit to Rahul’s parliamentary constituency. At the end of over an hour long interaction with a self-help group (SHG),as the two dignitaries got up to leave,women rushed to touch Rahul’s feet. “Ab yeh pair chhoona band karo,ab haath milao (stop touching feet; shake hands now),” Rahul told them. Appreciating the candid advice of the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family,Congress sources said his remarks were made in the context of women’s empowerment. After attaining a certain measure of economic independence and empowerment,there is no need to touch anybody’s feet as a mark of deference,they said. “He was not questioning any Indian tradition. He was trying to make women realise their power and potential,” said a senior Congress leader. The AICC general secretary struck a good rapport with the British Foreign Secretary,playing the role of a translator and interpreter for Miliband during their interaction with villagers in Amethi. At the end of their interaction,when Rahul informed them that the visitor was thanking them,women insisted that Miliband should thank them directly. “Hum thunk yu samajhte hain” said a woman evoking laughter. “If the future of India is represented by you,your children and grandchildren,the future of India will be very bright,” said Miliband before bidding them adieu. At a villager’s house where a bonfire was arranged for the visiting dignitaries,Miliband wanted to know from a young boy whether he had finished his homework. When the boy said he took tuitions,Rahul and Miliband had a hearty laugh.

At Simara,Rahul ‘bridges gap’ with a handshake
Sat, Jan 17, 2009

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi has exhorted people to give up the practice of touching feet and start shaking hands instead.

SP talks not the only issue Cong is blissfully sitting on
Fri, Jan 09, 2009

The Samajwadi Party’s unilateral decision to announce candidates for 29 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh...

Cong rift again wide open,Chavan bats for Rane
Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Barely four weeks after former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh lobbied hard to install Ashok Chavan as his successor...

Trashed in ’01, Frank’s book now must-read for Cong
Fri, Jun 08, 2007

Six years after it trashed Katherine Frank’s controversial biography of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, the Congress has prescribed the same book for its young and budding leaders.

Within Cong, a ‘debate’ on class-based quota
Wed, Jun 06, 2007

Going a step ahead of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati who favoured reservation for the economically poor among upper castes

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