LIVE News Updates: Terrorists trapped at one place, Poonch-Rajouri-Jammu highway to be opened soon, says DIG
I think we've trapped terrorists at one place. Poonch-Rajouri-Jammu highway will be opened as soon as security is provided to area.Terrorists will be neutralized: Vivek Gupta, DIG Rajouri-Poonch Range
We have trapped terrorists at one place, Poonch-Rajouri-Jammu highway to be opened soon, says DIG
I think we've trapped terrorists at one place. The Poonch-Rajouri-Jammu highway will be opened as soon as the security is provided to the area. The terrorists will be neutralized: Vivek Gupta, DIG Rajouri-Poonch Range, on encounter in Bhata Dhurian area in Jammu and Kashmir
Delhi reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths in last 24 hours
Delhi reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, 22 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total cases 14,39,358
Total recoveries 14,13,943
Death toll 25,089
Active cases 326
Delhi's air quality in poor category, AQI crosses 300
The national capital's air quality on Saturday touched the 'poor' category mark with its Air Quality Index crossing 300, data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) revealed.
We're going for a massive training program from top to bottom: KC Venugopal
We're going for a massive training program from top to bottom. Workers & leaders at all levels will be trained in party ideologies, policies, expectations of a Congress worker, grassroots messaging, election mgmt, failure of present govt & countering propaganda: KC Venugopal.
CWC decided Cong will undertake mass agitation at ground level across country between Nov 14-29 on price rise: K C Venugopal
CWC approved schedule of organisational elections: Congress leader K C Venugopal
We passed 3 resolutions on political situation, on inflation and on acute agrarian distress, says KC Venugopal
We passed 3 resolutions - on the political situation, on inflation and on acute agrarian distress and diabolical attack on India's farmers: KC Venugopal, Congress general secretary after CWC meeting
NSG deployed at IAF Srinagar and Jammu stations to provide anti-drone cover
Counter-terrorism commando force National Security Guard deployed at IAF Srinagar & Jammu stations to provide anti-drone cover to these vital installations: NSG DG M A Ganapath.
Mumbai NCB raids underway at 3 locations including Juhu and Andheri
Mumbai Narcotics Control Bureau raids are underway at three locations including Andheri and Juhu since morning: NCB
Heavy rainfall warning in Kerala, red alert in 5 districts
Heavy rainfall warning in Kerala, red alert in 5 districts, NDTV reported
Sudden spurt in killings in Jammu and Kashmir, minorities clearly have been targeted, says Sonia Gandhi
Sudden spurt in killings in Jammu and Kashmir, minorities clearly have been targeted; this must be condemned: Sonia Gandhi
Govt's only answer for economic recovery is selling off national assets, says Sonia Gandhi
Govt's only answer for economic recovery is selling off national assets, its single-point agenda is 'sell, sell, sell': Sonia Gandhi
Shocking incidents at Lakhimpur Kheri show mindset of BJP, says Sonia Gandhi
Shocking incidents at Lakhimpur Kheri show mindset of BJP, how it perceives farmers' protest: Sonia Gandhi at CWC meet.
Foreign policy has become diabolical instrument of electoral mobilisation, says Sonia Gandhi
Foreign policy has become diabolical instrument of electoral mobilization; we face serious challenges on borders: Sonia Gandhi at CWC meet.
Shocking incidents at Lakhimpur-Kheri recently betrays mindset of BJP, says Sonia Gandhi
Opening Remarks of Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi at CWC Meeting
Welcome to all of you. I have been wanting to have this meeting ever since Parliament adjourned. Now that all of us are doubly vaccinated, I decided we could meet physically with our masks on. Let me at the very outset wish Dr. Manmohan Singh ji a full and speedy recovery.
We are meeting in the background of the continuing agitation by farmers and farmers’ organisations. It has been over a year since the ‘teen kaale kanoon’ were bulldozed through Parliament. We had done our best to have them subjected to legislative scrutiny but the Modi Government was hell bent on getting them passed so that a few private companies could benefit. Farmers began their protests immediately and have suffered much since then. The shocking incidents at Lakhimpur-Kheri recently betrays the mindset of the BJP, how it perceives the Kisan Andolan, how it has been dealing with this determined struggle by Kisans to protect their lives and livelihoods.
The economy continues to be a cause of great concern in spite of the government propaganda to make us believe that it is not. As we all know, the only answer the Government seems to have for economic recovery is selling off national assets built with great effort over the decades. The public sector has had not just strategic and economic objectives---it has had social goals as well, as, for instance, empowerment of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and development of backward areas. But all this is in jeopardy with the Modi government’s single-point agenda of Becho, Becho, Becho. Meanwhile, prices of essential commodities - food and fuel included - continue to rise unabated. Could anyone in the country ever imagine that petrol prices would be over 100 rupees a litre, diesel would be nearing the 100 rupees a litre mark, a gas cylinder would cost 900 rupees and cooking oil would be 200 rupees a litre. This is making life unbearable for people across the country.
Since we last met, the Government of India has changed its vaccine procurement policy. This has been done in response to the demands of the states. This was one of those rare occasions when the states were actually heard and the country benefited. Even so, cooperative federalism remains only a slogan and the Centre loses no opportunity to put non-BJP states at a disadvantage.
In recent days, there has been a sudden spurt in killings in Jammu and Kashmir. Minorities clearly have been targeted. This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. We have done so and I do so again this morning. J&K has been a Union Territory for two years. The entire responsibility for bringing the perpetrators of these barbaric crimes to justice is that of the Union Government. Restoring social peace and harmony and confidence amongst the people in J&K rests with the Modi government too.
There has always been a broad consensus on foreign and neighbourhood policy in our country. But that consensus has been damaged because of the Prime Minister's continued reluctance to take the Opposition into confidence in any meaningful manner. Foreign policy has become a diabolical instrument of electoral mobilization and polarization. We face serious challenges on our borders and on other fronts. The Prime Minister telling the opposition leaders last year that there had not been any occupation of our territory by China and his silence ever since is costing our nation dearly.
Let me now turn to the forthcoming vidhan sabha elections. Our preparations had already begun a while back. Undoubtedly, we face many challenges but if we are united, if we are disciplined and if we focus on the Party’s interests alone, I am confident that we will do well. The respective General Secretaries and In-Charges will be briefing us on the states individually and so I will not like to say anything more now on this subject.
Finally, the matter of organizational elections. The entire organization wants a revival of the Congress. But this requires unity and keeping the Party’s interests paramount. Above all, it requires self-control and discipline. I am acutely conscious of the fact that I have been interim Congress President ever since the CWC, asked me to return in this capacity in 2019. We had thereafter, you may recall, finalized a roadmap for electing a regular President by June 30th 2021. But the second wave of Covid-19 overtook the country and this deadline was extended indefinitely by the CWC in its meeting held on May 10, 2021. Today is the occasion for bringing clarity once and for all. A Schedule for full-fledged organizational elections is before you. General Secretary, Organization, Venugopal ji will brief you on the entire process later.
I am, if you will allow me to say so, a full-time and hands on Congress President. In the last two years, a large number of our colleagues, particularly the younger ones have taken on leadership roles in taking party policies and programmes to the people--whether it be the agitation of farmers, provision of relief during the pandemic, highlighting issues of concern to youth and women, atrocities on dalits, adivasis and minorities, price rise, and the destruction of the public sector. Never have we let issues of public importance and concern go unaddressed. You are aware that I have been taking them up with the Prime Minister as have Dr. Manmohan Singh and Rahul ji. I have been interacting with like-minded political parties regularly. We have issued joint statements on national issues and coordinated our strategy in Parliament as well.
I have always appreciated frankness. There is no need to speak to me through the media. So let us all have a free and honest discussion. But what should get communicated outside the four walls of this room is the collective decision of the CWC.
Ladakh records 4 new COVID-19 cases
Four fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Ladakh, taking the virus tally to 20,871 while the active cases in the union territory dropped to 42 after recovery of six patients, officials said on Saturday.
Sonia Gandhi chairs Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC office in Delhi
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi chairs Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at AICC office in Delhi.
25 people were detained after a clash between two groups of people following a road accident in Delhi's Dabri
25 people were detained after a clash between two groups of people following a road accident in Delhi's Dabri. Police have registered FIR on charges of rioting in the case, security heightened in Dabri area: Delhi Police
Delhi | Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Bhupesh Baghel arrives at AICC office
Delhi | Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Bhupesh Baghel arrives at AICC office ahead of Congress Working Committee meeting
Punjab CM and Congress leader Charanjit Channi, senior party leader P Chidambaram arrive at AICC office
Delhi | Punjab CM and Congress leader Charanjit Channi, senior party leader P Chidambaram arrive at AICC office for Congress Working Committee meeting
Delhi | Congress Working Committee meeting to be held today
Delhi | Congress Working Committee meeting to be held today, to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and organisational elections
India reports 15,981 new COVID cases, 17,861 recoveries and 166 deaths
India reports 15,981 new COVID cases, 17,861 recoveries and 166 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.
Four CRPF personnel injured in an explosion caused after a box containing igniter set fell on the floor
Chhattisgarh | Four CRPF personnel injured in an explosion caused after a box containing igniter set fell on the floor in a CRPF Special Train at Raipur railway station, says Raipur Police
COVID: Total number of samples tested up to 15th October is 58,98,35,258
COVID19 | Total number of samples tested up to 15th October is 58,98,35,258 including 9,23,003 samples tested yesterday
Price of petrol & diesel in Delhi is at Rs 105.49 per litre (up by Rs 0.35)
Price of petrol & diesel in Delhi is at Rs 105.49 per litre (up by Rs 0.35) & Rs 94.22 per litre (up by Rs0.35) respectively today. Petrol & diesel prices per litre-Rs 111.43 & Rs 102.15 in Mumbai, Rs 106.11 & Rs 97.33 in Kolkata; Rs 102.70 & 98.59 in Chennai respectively
On Oct 14, Sherlyn Chopra filed a complaint against Raj Kundra Shilpa Shetty for allegedly committing fraud against her
On Oct14, actor Sherlyn Chopra filed a complaint against Raj Kundra&Shilpa Shetty Kundra for allegedly committing fraud against her & mental harassment. I've filed a complaint to register FIR against Raj Kundra for sexual harassment, cheating & criminal intimidation, she said.
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 240 mn
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 240 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.88 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.58 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University