AK Antony: News

Arackaparambil Kurien Antony, born on December 28, 1940, is a senior Indian National Congress (INC) politician from Kerala. As of 2021, he is a member of the Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing Kerala. Notably, Antony is a three-time former Chief Minister of Kerala and was the youngest to hold the office when he first bagged the post in 1977 at the age of 36. He did his Bachelors of Arts from Maharaja's College and LLB from the Government Law College in Ernakulam, Kochi. He was an early associate of INC, right from his young days. He had been the Chief of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and also held senior designations in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Congress Working Committee (CWC) over the years. Antony has been a member of the Rajya Sabha for five terms from 2005. Also, he served as the Minister of Defence under the UPA I & II governments from 2006 to 2014, becoming the longest-serving Defence Minister of India at a stretch.

25 Jan 2023

Congress Party

AK Antony's son quits Congress citing post on BBC documentary

After facing bitter criticism for opposing the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anil K Antony, son of former Union minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony, announced his resignation from the grand old party.

28 Sep 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot to meet Sonia Gandhi, won't resign today: MLA

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will be meeting Indian National Congress (INC) chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Wednesday evening, reports said.

28 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

19 Dec 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

17 Sep 2020

India

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

12 Sep 2020

Chhattisgarh

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

25 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.

Branded a spy, ISRO scientist gets compensation after 26 years

Nambi Narayanan deserved respect for emboldening India's space dreams by working on the liquid propulsion system at ISRO. Instead in the 90s, he spent all his resources to prove himself innocent after being falsely implicated as a spy.

20 Feb 2020

India

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

13 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

17 Dec 2019

Pakistan News

Jamia violence: Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition delegation to meet President

At a time when protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Act have sparked across the nation, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi led an Opposition delegation that met President Ram Nath Kovind to discuss the tense situation.

14 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia

Recently, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi skipped a crucial CWC meeting called by interim party President Sonia Gandhi, raising eyebrows quite naturally.

09 Aug 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

04 Jul 2019

India

Few have the courage: Priyanka praises Rahul after his resignation

A day after Rahul Gandhi publicly announced his resignation from the post of Congress President, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hailed his decision saying few have courage like him.

21 Jun 2019

Karnataka

Karnataka: Deve Gowda hints at mid-term polls, then takes U-turn

The coalition between JD(S) and Congress in Karnataka will go down in history as perhaps the most flimsy one.

26 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi gets angry at Congress leaders for 'favoring sons'

Congress was decimated in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. And according to party president Rahul Gandhi, one of the biggest reasons for this was the behavior of senior Congress leaders.

03 Apr 2019

India

Late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw's 105th birth anniversary

On this day Sam Manekshaw, the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the five star rank of field marshal, would have turned 105.

31 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi will contest polls from Wayanad and Amethi both

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be fighting Lok Sabha polls from Kerala's Wayanad along with Amethi, the party confirmed on Sunday.

24 Nov 2018

Indian Army

On 'sarcastic' question about surgical-strike, Sitharaman says, "I understand Hindi"

Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a reporter she understood Hindi when he used what she described as 'sarcastic tone' while quizzing about surgical strikes.

05 Oct 2018

Kerala

Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

Kannur International Airport, the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, near Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district would be inaugurated on December 9.

20 Sep 2018

India

Sitharaman 'caught lying' on Rafale deal again, must resign: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" on HAL's capability to build Rafale aircraft and demanded her resignation.

23 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

As Centre refuses UAE-aid, Kerala leaders say they need help

The Rs. 700 crore aid offered to rain-ravaged Kerala by UAE took political undertones as the ministers of the southern state asked Narendra Modi-led Centre to accept the donation.

27 Jul 2018

Kerala

Kerala: Muslim League leader Cherkallam Abdullah dies at 76

Senior IUML leader and former Kerala Minister, Cherkallam Abdullah, passed away today after a prolonged illness.

22 Jul 2018

India

At first CWC-meet, RaGa reminds of "role, responsibility" of Congress

Rahul Gandhi, appointed the Congress chief in December, is chairing his first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, two days after the party's joint no-confidence motion was staggeringly defeated in parliament.

15 Dec 2017

India

Sonia retires as Congress President: A new era in Congress

A day before Rahul Gandhi officially takes charge as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has announced her retirement as its President.

14 Dec 2017

Rajasthan

Following Rahul's elevation, what will Sonia Gandhi's role be?

During her 19-year tenure as Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has certainly revived the party. However, with her failing health, she has slowly relinquished her hold.

11 Oct 2017

India

Solar scam: LDF government orders probe against ex-CM Oommen Chandy

Based on the recommendations of Justice (retd.) Sivarajan-headed judicial commission, the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala has ordered a vigilance probe against former CM and Congress leader Oommen Chandy in the solar scam case.

04 May 2017

Pakistan News

Evidence of "active participation" by Pakistan in soldiers' mutilation: Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley rejected Pakistan's denial of involvement in the mutilation of two Indian soldiers, saying circumstances point to "active participation" by their army.

03 May 2017

Pakistan News

India: Blood trail is evidence of Pak role in beheadings

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar told Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit that there was a blood trail that proved that the perpetrators of the beheadings of Indian soldiers along the LoC were from Pakistan.

03 May 2017

Pakistan News

DGMO calls soldiers' mutilation a 'dastardly' act, Pakistan denies involvement

In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, the director general of military operations (DGMO) of India condemned the mutilation of the 2 Indian soldiers, calling it "dastardly and inhuman."

01 May 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistani ceasefire violation: 2 Jawans killed, mutilated

In the first ceasefire violation by Pakistan this month, an Indian BSF jawan and an Army soldier were martyred in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

03 Apr 2017

India

Late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw's 104th birth anniversary

On this day Sam Manekshaw, the first Indian Army officer to be promoted the five star rank of field marshal, would have turned 104.

14 Nov 2016

India

What made news last week?

The government's sudden demonetization move left cities in chaos; several people have criticized the move while others support it as a logical means to tackle a bigger problem.