Govt To Bring Back Remains Of 39 Indians From Iraq: EAM

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj has said the government is making arrangements to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indian workers who were found killed in Mosul in Iraq. 

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday evening, she said the Indian Embassy in Iraq has been directed to make all arrangements to bring the bodies as early as possible. 

In reply to a query, the Minister said the bodies of the Indian workers had been identified after matching their DNA. 


Mumbai Rail Roko: Not Just Jobs, But Quota Limits At Play Here

New Delhi: Students who were demanding jobs from the Central Government in the Railways resorted to blocking of Railway tracks in order to get their point across.

The rail roko agitation began at around 7 am between Matunga and Dadar stations. Suburban and express trains between Matunga and CSMT were halted. The agitating students called off the rail roko protests at around 9.30 AM after Railway officials brokered peace.

"Mumbai Police, along with the GRP and RPF jawans, are having talks with the students and the Railway's first priority is to clear the track," Chief PRO of Central Railway Sunil Udasi told PTI.


A ‘Revivalist’ Rahul, Launches Fusillades Against PM, Jaitley, Shah

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday addressing party delegates at its Plenary session accused RSS-BJP of destroying institutions, dividing society and generating fear and hatred. People will accept a man accused of murder as president of the BJP but they will never accept such a man as president of the Congress, quipped Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday. Saying that India expects much more and higher standards from the Indian National Congress, the Congress president compared the RSS-BJP combine with the Kauravas from Mahabharata.

BJP, he asserted, is the name of an organisation, an organisation designed to fight for power and win elections. The RSS is an organisation that wants to systematically destroy all institutions in India and wants the entire country to be under them. Congress on the other hand respects institutions like Parliament, media and the judiciary and would always fight to protect them. “India will never allow us to behave like the RSS and the BJP”.Let nobody forget that when Mahatma Gandhi and other Congress leaders were sleeping on the floor of British prisons, ‘their leader’ Savarkar was busy drafting a mercy petition to the British, the Congress president added. In Punjab alone, he claimed, 15,000 Congressmen and women had laid down their lives for the country.


Sonia Gandhi Accuses Modi Govt Of Weakening UPA's Welfare Schemes

New Delhi: Coming down hard on Prime Minister NarendraModi, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that the ruling dispensation was undoing the work of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government.

"The Modi government is not interested in addressing the needs of the poor. They are just ignoring and weakening the welfare programmes that we implemented it when we were in power," Sonia said while addressing party leaders at the 84th Congress plenary session, being held in New Delhi.

"In the last four years, this arrogant (Modi) government has left no stone unturned to destroy Congress. But Congress has never cowered down and it will never cower down," she asserted.


TDP Quits NDA; Moves No-confidence Motion Against Modi Govt

New Delhi: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday ended its four-year-old alliance with the BJP and walked out of the NDA, eight days after two of its union ministers resigned over the Centre's refusal to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.

Upping the ante within hours after party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu made the announcement in Amaravati to pull out of the BJP-led alliance, the TDP moved a no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the LokSabha. The YSR Congress also moved a confidence motion.