Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician. She was born on December 9, 1946, in Veneto, Italy. She used to live in Italy until she married Rajiv Gandhi. After her marriage, she moved to India. She joined family's political party after the assassination of her mother-in-law and her husband's election as PM. She served as President of Indian National Congress from 1998 to 2017.

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Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

11 May 2020

Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS last night, is stable and has been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), multiple reports said on Monday.

Congress will pay for migrant workers' travel, announces Sonia Gandhi

04 May 2020

Congress will pay for migrant workers' travel, announces Sonia Gandhi

Attacking the government over its decision to charge money from migrant workers for their journey home, interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday announced that the grand old party will bear the cost.

SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

24 Apr 2020

SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Friday heard a plea of journalist Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of multiple FIRs filed against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

23 Apr 2020

Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

11 Mar 2020

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

11 Mar 2020

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

05 Mar 2020

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

27 Feb 2020

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

27 Feb 2020

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

25 Feb 2020

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

23 Feb 2020

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

13 Feb 2020

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

The Congress party is likely to hold its plenary session towards the end of the budget session where its new chief will reportedly be elected.

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital

02 Feb 2020

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital

Interim President of the Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi, was on Sunday evening admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

29 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

In a development that will hardly surprise political observers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled poll-strategist Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma from Janata Dal (United), over their controversial statements in the last couple of days.

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

23 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder victim, has supported Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for slamming a senior lawyer, who asked Devi to forgive the convicts.

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

Delhi: After ticket distribution, BJP workers protest outside party office

19 Jan 2020

Delhi: After ticket distribution, BJP workers protest outside party office

Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday staged a protest outside the party's office in New Delhi over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

18 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya's mother slams Indira Jaising for saying 'forgive the rapists'

Senior lawyer Indira Jaising made a case for rapists of Nirbhaya saying the mother of the deceased 23-year-old physiotherapy intern should forgive the convicts.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

16 Jan 2020

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

The four men who raped Nirbhaya in 2012 in Delhi will not be hanged on January 22, and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an Aam Aadmi Party conspiracy in this.

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

13 Jan 2020

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).

Government won't move an inch on CAA, announces Amit Shah

03 Jan 2020

Government won't move an inch on CAA, announces Amit Shah

At a time when protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have swept the nation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the government will not withdraw the law.

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

02 Jan 2020

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

The recent reports of children's deaths at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, have raised a serious alarm about the healthcare provisions at the facility.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

25 Dec 2019

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, an official said on Wednesday.

CAA-stir: Prashant Kishor questions Congress' absenteeism, gets slammed

21 Dec 2019

CAA-stir: Prashant Kishor questions Congress' absenteeism, gets slammed

On Saturday, JD(U) leader and poll-strategist Prashant Kishor asked Congress why isn't it on the streets protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Jamia violence: Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition delegation to meet President

17 Dec 2019

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.

Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

16 Dec 2019

Payal Rohatgi sent to jail for 8-days, over Nehru-Gandhi video

Actor and model Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody for eight days in connection with her controversial remarks on the Nehru-Gandhi family on social media.

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

14 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who spearheaded the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament this week, said Congress got a stomach ache due to the new law.

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

14 Dec 2019

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

Waking up from its slumber, Congress did something on Saturday to show the country's opposition is not dead after all.

Siddaramaiah resigns as Congress Legislature Party leader after Karnataka by-polls

09 Dec 2019

Siddaramaiah resigns as Congress Legislature Party leader after Karnataka by-polls

On Monday, Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah resigned as the party legislature leader after the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the state by-polls.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

02 Dec 2019

Weeks after losing SPG cover, Priyanka Gandhi suffered security breach

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra suffered a minor security breach at her residence in Delhi's Lodhi Estate, last week.

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

28 Nov 2019

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not stay at luxury hotels while halting in night for technical reasons or aircraft refuelling, during his foreign visits. He opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals, instead.

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

28 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

The new Maharashtra government will have one Deputy Chief Minister, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while the Speaker's post will go to the Congress party, NCP leader Praful Patel announced, following a six-hour-long meeting of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, on Wednesday.

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

21 Nov 2019

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar says no talks with Sena for alliance

19 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar says no talks with Sena for alliance

As the Maharashtra power tussle continues even a week after President's Rule was imposed in the state, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has taken a U-turn.

Maharashtra government formation: Sonia, Pawar to meet tomorrow for discussions

16 Nov 2019

Maharashtra government formation: Sonia, Pawar to meet tomorrow for discussions

In Maharashtra, President's Rule was imposed on Tuesday giving time to politicians to explore their options.

Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC

12 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC

Shiv Sena is hoping it governs Maharashtra, but it got a setback yesterday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked it to present numbers before 7:30 pm.