Priyanka Chaturvedi: News

Priyanka Chaturvedi is an Indian politician who serves as the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. She is also serving as the Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena and a member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. She was born on November 19, 1979, and completed her education at the University of Delhi. Chaturvedi began her career as a Director of MPower Consultants. In 2010, she joined Congress and in 2012, she was appointed as the General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress from North-West Mumbai. In 2019, she joined Shiv Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. Following this, she was appointed as the Deputy Leader of Shiv Sena. Chaturvedi had also participated in the Asian Forum on Global Governance program which was jointly organized by Zeit Stiftung and Observer Research Foundation. As of 2021, she also serves as a Trustee of Prayas Charitable Trust which runs two schools to provide education to more than 200 deprived children. Chaturvedi serves as a host of an interview program called ‘Meri Kahaani’ on Sansad TV.

23 Oct 2022


Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

12 Sep 2022

Akshay Kumar

Nitin Gadkari slammed for 'promoting dowry' in Akshay Kumar-led advertisement

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has been receiving flak after he shared an advertisement to highlight road safety and the importance of buying cars with six airbags.

30 Jul 2022


Without Gujaratis, no money will be left in Mumbai: Koshyari

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has sparked controversy by stating that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are moved from Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai and Thane, there will be no money left in the state and the state will cease to be the country's financial capital.

19 Jun 2022


SpiceJet plane makes emergency landing after wing catches fire

A SpiceJet plane, which was a Boeing 737-800, was forced to make an emergency landing at Patna's Bihta Airforce Station on Sunday after its left wing caught fire, India Today reported.

13 Feb 2022

Rashtriya Janata Dal

'Wash mouth with datun': RLD's Jayant Chaudhary slams Assam CM

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary on Sunday lashed out at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma probably in response to his controversial remark about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

08 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

Kejriwal reacts to PM's statement on migrant crisis during lockdown

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday vehemently opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on migrant exodus during the nationwide lockdown in 2020.

07 Feb 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Why are Indians calling for Hyundai's boycott?

Hyundai, the South Korean car maker, is under fire in India after social media accounts linked to the company posted controversial comments on Kashmir.

20 Apr 2021

Uddhav Thackeray

Sena MP thanks Centre for opening vaccination to every adult

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has thanked the central government for allowing everyone above 18 years of age to get vaccinated against COVID-19 from May 1.

16-year-old held for issuing rape threats against MS Dhoni's daughter

A 16-year-old boy was detained on Sunday from Kutch district in Gujarat for allegedly issuing rape threats against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni's five-year-old daughter.

22 May 2020


Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Sanjay Jha, a spokesperson of Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, he informed in a tweet on Friday.

29 Jan 2020


Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.

28 Jan 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.

09 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

Maharashtra: Fadnavis' wife Amruta calls Sena 'hypocrite', Priyanka Chaturvedi replies

Erstwhile allies, and now feuding parties, Shiv Sena and BJP are leaving no chance to slam one another publicly.

07 Jun 2019


2-year-old brutally murdered over Rs. 10,000 'loan'. Cry India, cry!

India is outraged over the murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. And why shouldn't we? We have clearly fallen off the rails and humanity is long dead.

19 Apr 2019

Uddhav Thackeray

After leaving Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena

On Friday, former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.

19 Apr 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, says can't compromise with self-respect

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who has been instrumental in charging ruling party (BJP) on both social media and press meets, quit the party on Thursday.

13 Apr 2019


Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

A day after Union Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification dominated political conversations in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he got his M.Phil degree without completing Masters.

12 Apr 2019


Yale "alumnus" Smriti Irani confirms she isn't a graduate

She was once India's HRD Minister but no one really knew how educated Smriti Irani is. Then she made a thumping proclamation that she had a degree from the prestigious Yale University.

02 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment

Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas has said that he would move the Election Commission against the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for terming the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena' (Modi's army).

01 Apr 2019


Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

20 Jan 2019


BJP MLA calls Mayawati 'worse than eunuch', BSP hits back

A controversy erupted after a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh made offensive remarks on BSP Chief Mayawati saying she was 'worse than a eunuch'.

15 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP, Congress, AAP appeal to youth to join politics

The BJP, Congress, and the AAP asked the youth to shun the notion that politics is a "dirty job" and appealed to them to join the public life to take the country forward.

13 Aug 2018


Opposition parties that helped Harivansh Singh win are hypocrites: Congress

The Congress yesterday said the political parties that broke the opposition ranks to facilitate the victory of the NDA nominee in the election for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman had exposed their hypocrisy.

23 Jul 2018


MS University of Vadodara cancels 'anti-national' Kunal Kamra's show

Controversial comedian Kunal Kamra's show, scheduled for August 11 at the MS University of Vadodara, got canceled after 11 ex-students objected to the Vice Chancellor on grounds of anti-national content.

05 Jul 2018


Man, who threatened to rape Congress leader Priyanka's daughter, arrested

Girish Maheshwari, a man from Ahmedabad was arrested, for his vile comments on Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi and threatening to rape her 10-year-old daughter after Home Minister Rajnath Singh intervened.

29 Jun 2018


UP Congress conducts written test, practice interviews for potential spokespersons

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has conducted a written test and interviewed candidates for its new-media team in UP, introducing a system the party had tried in Gujarat and Karnataka.

29 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Aspiring Congress spokespersons appeared in 'exam' on 'Modi government's failures'

Aspiring spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee (UPCC) had a surprise yesterday: they were made to sit for a 30-minute 'exam' and an interview for the post.

04 Oct 2017


Holy Sh*t! UN invites Ram Rahim for World Toilet Day

The flamboyant Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his "adopted daughter" Honeypreet Insan continue to remain in high demand.

11 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Mayawati alleges rigged EVMs in UP

BJP became the first party in Uttar Pradesh to cross the 300 mark in almost four decades.

From caste based issues to development focused: UP Polls

The transitional change in leadership of Uttar Pradesh that played out over the last week seems to be symptomatic of a deeper churn.