Thu, Mar 30, 2017 | updated 04:18 PM IST

Not yet received invitation to be part of all-party delegation heading to Kashmir: Congress

Updated: Aug 30, 2016 09:45 IST
New Delhi [India], Aug 30 (ANI): With Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to lead an all-party delegation to Kashmir on September 4, the Congress Party on Tuesday said that it has yet not received invitation from the side of the government.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Centre has yet not discussed the points to be raised in Kashmir and without being aware of the agenda, the grand old party cannot decide that whether it will be a part of all the all-party delegation or not.

"We have not yet received any invitation. And my party will take a stand after analyzing the governments agenda for Kashmir. After knowing the purpose of the visit and that what are the points he is going to raise there in advance, if they give all the details then only my party will take a decision to accompany the government delegation. Without knowing anything how can I say that we are going to participate in the delegation," said Kharge.

An all-party delegation led by Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 4 and is expected to interact with a cross section of people as part of efforts to bring peace in the Valley which has been witnessing unrest.

The Home Minister had reviewed the situation in the valley with top BJP and government functionaries on last week.

The Home Minister on Sunday had a hour-long meeting with BJP President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS for PMO Jitendra Singh and discussed with them the modalities of the all-party delegation. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said it is important to identify the stone pelters in Budgam and prosecute them on charges of terrorism.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday called for unanimity between the ruling government and the opposition, adding that there would not be no discrimination against the latter.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): After a Triple Talaq victim wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing to ban its practice, the Congress Party on Thursday advised the Muslim community to evaluate the misuse of the system.

Full Story >>

Parliament passes Finance Bill 2017

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 15:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Parliament has passed Finance Bill 2017 with the Lok Sabha today negating all the five amendments made by the Rajya Sabha.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Industry and Commerce Department of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday initiated an enquiry against Managing Director of Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation Ltd, Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu under the civil servi

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Meteorology Department on Wednesday said Delhi has been witnessing an unusual temperature of 23 degree in the wee hours, which is already six degree more than the normal.

Full Story >>

Baripada (Odisha) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Villagers of Odisha's Baripada on Wednesday beat up a school teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting girl students of Marakandi primary school.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured Indians that the Central Government is in talks with the United States administration to ensure that Indians living are not at loss due to the new H1B visa policy.

Full Story >>

Oman FM to visit India next month

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 13:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.30 (ANI): Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman's Foreign Minister, will undertake an official visit to India on April 2-3, 2017 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it is not apt to comment till there is result of investigation into the attack on Nigerians matter, adding that the administration is on alert to ensure such incidents don't repeat.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday described Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as "power greedy" and accused it of looting the citizens of Delhi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/Lucknow [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Condemning the Meerut Municipal Corporation's move to prohibit its members from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram', the Congress on Thursday said one should not be forced to sing the national song.

Full Story >>

Calangute (Goa) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Goa's Calangute Police on Thursday busted a high-profile prostitution racket and rescued two girls who are from Odisha and Maharashtra.

Full Story >>

Kaiga (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): In desperate need of water, a deadly but dehydrated King Cobra accepted water from a bottle offered by kind-hearted wildlife rescue work in a drought-hit village in Southern Karnataka state recently.

Full Story >>

Arrah (Bihar) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): Bhojpur district's one and only hospital certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Arrah is continuously in news these days for raking up controversies.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate Namami Brahmaputra festival tomorrow in Assam.

Full Story >>

Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday reached the Mahakaushal train derailment site in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba region to take stock of the situation.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, S. P. Vaid on Thursday alleged that Pakistan is responsible for instigating the youth of the Kashmir Valley to pelt stones during encounter.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar who was booked for molestation, has been summoned by the Mumbai Police for his statement in the case.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) faction led by O. Panneerselvam inaugurated the RK Nagar party office and released its manifesto for the upcoming polls.

Full Story >>