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Ghulam Nabi Azad: Indian politician and Social Worker
Ghulam Nabi Azad is an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress and was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare. Presently, he serves as the Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha.He has served as the Parliamentary Affairs Minister of India in the government of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh until 27 October 2005, when he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He also led the party successfully in the 2002 Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Factional fight in Congress heats up as Tanwar quits

Following a spate of protests and allegations of corruption in ticket distribution, Tanwar quit Congress, attributing his departure to a deep crisis in the party triggered by internal contradictions..
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Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, BJP veteran L K Advani, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad were among others who offered..
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Environment of fear in J&K, people suffering due to govt-made disaster: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who returned from a visit to Jammu and Kashmir recently, said on Monday that an "environment of fear" is prevailing there and people are suffering due to the..
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People living in fear, no democracy in J&K: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said there is no democracy in J&K and people are living in fear after the Centre scrapped the state's special status on August 5. "I have not seen..
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Situation 'very bad' in Kashmir, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday reached here on the second-leg of his six-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir and said the situation in the Valley is "very bad". Azad, the leader of..
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Ghulam Nabi Azad meets people in Anantnag


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Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit Srinagar today


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Ghulam Nabi Azad to start J&K visit tomorrow


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Gulam Nabi Azad,Ahmed Patel meet P Chidambaram in Tihar jail

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel met former finance minister P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail on Wednesday morning, sources said. They were accompanied by Chidambaram's son and Congress MP,..
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Relief for Ghulam Nabi Azad as he gets nod to visit UT

He will not indulge in any political activity or rally during his visit
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Ghulam Nabi Azad gets SC nod to visit Jammu and Kashmir after ‘no politics’ offer


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Want to reach out to common people in J&K, will submit report to SC after my visit: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said his trip to J&K will be a "humanitarian" trip to reach out to the common people of his state and he will submit a report to the apex court on his return...
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Ghulam Nabi Azad thanks SC for allowing him to visit Jammu and Kashmir

Senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday thanked the Supreme Court for allowing him to visit Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu.
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SC allows Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit J&K

The Supreme Court said the former J&K CM can visit four districts -- Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Anantnag -- to meet people. Senior advocate AM Singhvi, who was appearing for Azad, told the court that..
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Former J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad moves SC to visit his home state


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Opposition leaders take a flight to Srinagar, make a point

The delegation comprising Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and K C Venugopal from Congress, Tiruchi Siva of DMK, Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi, NCP’s Majeed Memon, Left leaders Sitaram..
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Former PM Manmohan Singh takes oath as RS member

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha. The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. Top Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul..
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At Congress HQ surprise appearance, P Chidambaram said he wasn’t hiding from the law

At 8.15pm, a battery of Congress seniors trooped in. Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Salman Khurshid, Abhishek Singhvi, Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha and organisation secretary K C..
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Ghulam Nabi Azad detained again, now at Jammu airport

This was his second attempt to visit the newly-established Union Territory after scrapping of Article 370
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Ghulam Nabi Azad stopped at Jammu Airport, sent back to Delhi

"It's not right for democracy. If mainstream political parties won't visit, then who will go?" Azad asked.
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Rahul had said ‘no Gandhi’, but Congress goes back to Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi on Saturday assumed presidency of Congress again. The proposal, moved by Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and Anand Sharma and endorsed by Manmohan Singh, to Sonia to return to the post she..
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Congress leaders liken Kashmir to Nazi camp, doubt Kashmiriyat

Ghulam Nabi Azad, made a disturbing statement doubting the integrity of Kashmiris as well as National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
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He is questioning integrity of Kashmiris: Jitendra Singh slams Ghulam Nabi Azad's comment on Doval's lunch


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By offering money, you can garner support from anyone: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Doval having meal with J&K locals

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Azad makes serious allegation.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad's remark on NSA's J&K visit will be used by Pakistan, he should apologise: BJP

"Paise dekar aap kisiko bhi saath le sakte ho (Anyone can be brought along with money)," Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said when asked about NSA Ajit Doval's visit to J&K amidst crackdown in the..
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Rahul Gandhi, Gulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor pay' tributes to Sushma Swaraj

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Gulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor, Ahmed Patel expressed condolences on her death.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad accuses Centre of 'cheating' to get Triple Talaq bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Government listed the bill surreptitiously late at night, says Azad.
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Triple Talaq Bill's sole aim to destroy Muslim families: Ghulam Nabi Azad


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Real motive of triple talaq bill is destruction of families: Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha

The government on Tuesday moved in Rajya Sabha the triplr talaq bill which seeks to make the practice of instant triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband.
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No intentions to meet any Congress leader, anticipate serious threat from them: Rebel MLAs write to Mumbai Police

We've absolutely no intentions in meeting Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, any Congress dignitaries from Maharashtra and Karnataka or any political leader as we anticipate a serious threat from..
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Karnataka turmoil: Centre using Governors to topple oppn governments in states, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

"The entire country is anguished at the way the President at the national level and Governor at the state level are conducting themselves. The way democracy is being finished in this country," Ghulam..
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Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hariprasad rush to Bengaluru as Karnataka crisis deepens

Sources said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi asked the leaders to mitigate the crisis in the southern state and save the government. Azad was the one who along with Ashok Gehlot stitched together the..
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Ghulam Nabi Azad's dig at PM over Karnataka crisis: Where has 'vishwas' gone?


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We have enough state govts, don't prefer ruling J-K through President's Rule: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday took a dig at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad saying that the BJP is in power in "enough state governments" and that President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir was..
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Ghulam Nabi Azad having blurred vision: Modi cites Ghalib's quote to hit back at Cong leader's 'Old India' remark

On Monday, Azad took a jibe at the prime minister's "New India" vision saying "old India" had no hatred, anger and lynchings. He urged him to return to "Old India" where people of all religions live in..
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Keep your 'New India' to yourself but return our 'old India' where there was no lynching: Ghulam Nabi Azad slams BJP

"Give us that 'old-India' back when there was no hatred, no lynching, where all communities used live like friends and were ready to sacrifice their lives for each other," Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
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Tie-up Sonia Gandhi's idea, not ours: Deve Gowda

JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda on Thursday said that the Karnataka coalition was the idea of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, not his party's. Reacting to views..
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10 parties extend support to Om Birla's candidature for Lok Sabha speaker: Prahlad Joshi

"BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, National People's Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK and Apna Dal have given the notice to support Birla's candidature for the post of Lok..
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Rahul was, is and will be the boss: Surjewala

The party said the meeting of senior leaders in the afternoon did not discuss the leadership issue as was being speculated. Senior Congress leaders, including AK Antony, Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi..
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As Sonia visits Rae Bareli, Congress meets to discuss Lok Sabha leader

Top Congress leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Randeep Surjewala and others, will be present at the meeting.
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Congress netas clash at western UP review meet

At a brainstorming session hosted by AICC general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, leaders from Ghaziabad clashed in front of all, hurling allegations and counter allegations at each other. Comments..
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Ready to lead coalition if given a chance: Congress

The Congress Friday said it is committed to constituting a progressive and secular government and ready to lead a coalition, a day after its senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the party is not averse..
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Sonia Gandhi invites non-NDA parties for meet on May 23

A team of four Congress leaders is said to have been formed for coordinating on the issue, sources said. The team, comprising senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad and..
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Lok Sabha Polls: Rahul, Sonia among Congress' star campaigners in Maharashtra

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia and senior party leaders..
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Cong, National Conference finalise alliance in Jammu and Kashmir for Lok Sabha poll

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and NC patron Farooq Abdullah jointly told the media while the Congress will contest the Jammu and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats, National Conference will fight from..
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BJP creating artificial majority in Goa, Congress should be allowed to form govt: Ghulam Nabi Azad


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Congress names Ghulam Nabi Azad poll panel chief in Jammu and Kashmir


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People of J&K united in favour of Article 35A: Ghulam Nabi Azad


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Political parties need to stand united to fight terrorism: Ghulam Nabi Azad

He said peace talks between India and Pakistan cannot be held now in view of the heightened tension between the two neighbours, although nobody is in favour of war as "our government has made it clear..
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