News Flash: Rahul Gandhi takes on Modi government over land bil

New Delhi, April 19: Congress on Sunday, April 19 held a mega rally in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, for farmers of the country.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed his first public rally after returning from a 56-day leave of absence and said the Modi government wants to weaken the land bill. The BJP hit back, wondering how many times the Congress will launch him.

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6.50 pm: Hundreds of people reported missing after a migrant boat with as many as 700 people on board capsized just off the Libyan coast.

6.30 pm: No going back on Jaitapur nuke power project, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

6.15 pm: Various states' Congress delegation meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

6.00 pm: There is nothing like launching Rahul Gandhi, he came into politics the natural way. Modi was launched, says Congress leader PC Chacko

5.30 pm: If given a "free hand" to run his government, J&K CM will succeed in resolving the long pending Kashmir issue: Sharad Yadav, JD (U)

5.00 pm: Pope Francis urges world action to stop more migrant disasters.

4.30 pm: Party has decided that we shall intensify struggle to defend toiling sections of society: Prakash Karat at CPI(M) National Conference rally

4.00 pm: The way Narendra Modi government is slaughtering the farmers, it is the right thing to do: RJD chief Lalu Yadav on Kisan rally

3.15 pm: Ravi Shanker Prasad slams Congress, says scam India is now becoming transparent India.

3.00 pm: When Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi speak about Gujarat model of development, kindly reply what is the Vadra model?, asks Ravi Shanker Prasad, BJP

2.30 pm: Farmers from Rajasthan & Bihar arrive in Delhi by Kisan Express, allege BJP workers held up train at various points.

2.00 pm: Pakistan is deeply concerned at increase in systematic human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan

1.45 pm: Congress should do some homework, BJP government is pro- farmer, don't need certificate from Congress: MA Naqvi, BJP leader

1.30 pm: I think Congress has made up its mind to lose with a worse margin the next time: BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on Congress rally

1.00 pm: CPI(M) announces Sitaram Yechury as the new General Secretary of the party.

12.50 pm: Narendra Modi government is trying to salt the wounds, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi

12.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi at 'Maha Kisaan' rally, says Make In India bound to fail.

12.30 pm: Farmers strengthen the nation, before the IT and the industrialists, they fed the nation: Rahul Gandhi at 'Maha Kisaan' rally

12.20 pm: Indian farmers worried as they feel that the government has forgotten them: Rahul Gandhi

12.07 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi arrive at Ramlila ground (Delhi) to address 'Maha Kisaan' rally. 

12.00 pm: Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi takes charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner.

11.30 am: Aam Aadmi Sena protest in Delhi against Pakistan outside Pakistan Embassy

11.20 am: President of US and World Bank says that that India is the fastest growing economy: PM Narendra Modi

11.10 am: Nation progressing in the field of atomic energy: PM Narendra Modi

11.00 am: PM Modi congratulates Union Minister VK Singh and Sushma Swaraj, says evacuation from Yemen big achievement.

10.55 am: We are doing everything in the direction so that we can provide some basic things to the poor in our country, is this wrong?, asks PM Narendra Modi

10.45 am: Talks with France and Canada are encouraging for India's atomic energy: PM Modi in an address to BJP MPs

10:40 am: Whenever the aspect of nuclear deals used to come, every country cornered us: PM Modi addressing at BJP workshop

10:30 am: Adequate compensation should be provided to farmers who have suffered loss due to rains and hailstorm: Deepender Hooda, Congress

10:03 am: Delhi: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates pro-poor workshop "Garib Kalyan Yojnaye".

9:25 am: Preparations underway ahead of Congress' Mega Farmer Rally in Delhi.

9:14 am: Farmers coming to Delhi through special train ‘kisan express' to attend Congress' farmer rally.

8:56 am: US President Barack Obama sends‘chadar' for reverent Saint hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty at Ajmer Sharif in Ajmer.

8:45 am: Security tightened ahead of Congress' Mega Farmer Rally in Delhi.

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