Ambika Soni: News

Ambika Soni is a senior Indian National Congress (INC) politician and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Punjab. She did her graduation from the University of Delhi. She was family friends with the Nehru-Gandhis and joined the INC in 1969 at the behest of Indira Gandhi. Soni grew as a leader in Congress gradually and held key posts within the party and its governments. She was the President of the Indian Youth Congress during the Emergency years (1975-77) as well as the President of the All India Mahila Congress in late 1990s. A Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing Punjab since 1996, Soni served as the Minister of Tourism and Culture in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-I government from 2006 to 2009 and as Minister of Information & Broadcasting in the UPA-II during 2009-12. Soni has been a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) since 1999.

29 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

#NewsBytesExplainer: Will Congress choose a non-Gandhi as its next president?

A day after Congress announced the schedule for its presidential elections, speculations began to circulate that the grand old party may nominate a non-Gandhi party loyalist as its next chief.

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.

12 Sep 2020


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.

03 Jul 2019


After Rahul Gandhi, who will be the next Congress President?

Since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, leaders of the party have been boiling the ocean, trying to get him to stay.

22 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Why J&K Governor dissolved the Assembly: Details here

Governor Satyapal Malik, whose decision to dissolve Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday made way for political tremors, has defended his decision saying the alliance could not have resulted in a stable government.

In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spearheaded the protest against Centre's move of sending two top officials of CBI on leave.

22 Jul 2018


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.

02 Jun 2017


Captain Amarinder Singh ordered to vacate government bungalow in Delhi

A Delhi court ordered Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to move out of a government bungalow in Delhi.

18 May 2017


Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

In their fight against illegal squatters in government bungalows, the union cabinet has passed amendments to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971.

14 Nov 2016


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.