Kerala Congress urges Pinarayi Vijayan to drop plan of sending ministers abroad for collecting funds for flood relief
"Do not humiliate Indians and Keralites who live abroad with dignity,," Congress' KV Thomas urged Pinarayi Vijayan.
Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'lying' on jet prices, claims Centre 'overpriced' charges
Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of allegedly lying on the price paid per Rafale aircraft, citing a Dassault report
Public Accounts Committee can summon Prime Minister Narendra Modi, maintains outgoing panel chief KV Thomas
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee KV Thomas on Sunday maintained that the key parliamentary panel could summon anyone from the council of ministers, including the prime minister.
Supporting the government’s move, a panel member, who is also a BJP MP, said that the common man had welcomed demonetisation and it would prove helpful in economic development in future.
Asked to explain the "real causes" of ballooning bad loans at public sector banks, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has put the blame on "overall economic downturn"
Accusing the Modi government of "washing its hands off" on the issue of arrest of a former Indian Navy officer in Pakistan, senior Congress MP and former Union minister K V Thomas today demanded that the Centre provide immediate consular access to him.
Senior Congress leader KV Thomas today took over as the new Chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee.
Taking a dig at the government, Congress today questioned as to who is the 'Number 2' after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Outgoing Food Minister KV Thomas said there should be internal party elections in the Congress right from the booth-level.
Outgoing union minister K.V. Thomas has said that Congress workers were keen that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joins "the organisation" as it needs a younger leadership which could lead the party after its worst defeat in the general election.
Priyanka is one year younger to Rahul Gandhi, her brother and party general secretary.
The ruling Congress-led UDF is leading in eight seats and the LDF in two seats as the counting is progressing in all the 20 seats.
Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao had strained relations when he was the Prime Minister as she was unhappy over the slow pace of progress in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination probe, says a book written by union minister K V Thomas.
Food Minister KV Thomas has called Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar a backstabber for raising a banner of "revolt" against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in 1999 on the issue of her foreign origin.
In December, government had approved Rs 6,600 crore interest-free loan to sugar industry for making payment to sugarcane farmers.
Terming food security act as 'a revolutionary step' by Congress-led UPA government, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said it would not only ensure food for all, but also herald reforms in PDS and ration shops.
The CCEA also extended sugar exports without quantitative restrictions for the year that started in October 2013.
The impasse between farmers and millers over price has delayed the start of cane crushing, which usually takes place at the beginning of November. The longer the situation continues the greater the impact on production will be, though stocks are comfortable for now.<br /><br />
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today indicated that onion prices - which have shot up to Rs 80-90 per kg - might remain high for 2-3 weeks, and asked states to crack down on hoarders to help tame the rates.