National

Rahul officially declared Congress president

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi was named the next president of the Congress on Monday. He will take over from his mother Sonia Gandhi.

As many as 89 nomination papers proposing the name of Rahul Gandhi for Congress president was received. All the nomination papers were found valid, Returning Officer of the Election Commission M Ramachandran said.

Gandhi was declared elected after the deadline to withdraw nominations ended. However, the elevation is only a formality as the Election Commission had already declared that Rahul Gandhi was the only candidate in the fray with a valid nomination for the Congress Presidential election. He had filed his nomination papers for the post of party president on December 4.

Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 y...

Sushma Swaraj embarks on two-nation visit

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Saturday morning departed for a two-nation visit to China and neigbouring Mongolia from 2...

Opposition parties meet VP, give notice for impeachment of CJI

New Delhi: Opposition parties led by the Congress today met Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and handed over a notice for impe...

Opposition parties may take final call on motion for CJI impeachment

New Delhi: Leaders from Congress and several other opposition parties will meet here on Friday with proposed impeachment motion against Chief Justice ...