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BJP appoints ex-Congressman Shergill as national spokesperson; Amarinder, Jakhar elevated

Three months after quitting the Congress with scathing remarks about sycophancy in the grand old party, lawyer-politician Jaiveer Shergill was appointed as the national spokesperson of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday.

01 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

Gujarat is land of Rambhakts: Modi on Kharge's 'Raavan' jibe

As the first phase of polling for Gujarat state Assembly elections is underway in 19 districts on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a campaign rally at Kalol, Gandhinagar district.

01 Dec 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police moves HC against Tharoor's discharge

The Delhi High Court on Thursday was approached by Delhi Police challenging its 2021 order discharging the Congress leader Shashi Tharoor concerning all charges in Sunanda Pushkar's death case.

01 Dec 2022


Jambur, Gujarat's 'mini-Africa', celebrates first opportunity to vote

While the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls began on Thursday morning, it marked a historic moment for the locals of Jambur in the Junagadh district of the state.

01 Dec 2022


Bharat Jodo Yatra: Stars who walked with Rahul Gandhi

Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), led by the party's former president Rahul Gandhi, is crossing through states and cities across India. The foot march, which began on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, reached Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday morning.

30 Nov 2022


Gehlot, Pilot appear together days after Rajasthan CM's 'gaddar' remark

Congress MLA Sachin Pilot and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot shared the stage during a press meeting on Tuesday in Jaipur, which has become the talk of the town.

Congress chief Kharge compares Modi with Raavan, BJP hits back

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading every election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

27 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

MP: Rahul walks with dog, rides bike in Ambedkar's birthplace

From walking with a German Shepherd to riding a bike, Rahul Gandhi's different avatars were on display in Mhow, the birthplace of the father of the Indian Constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar.

26 Nov 2022


Delhi: Former Congress MLA arrested for assaulting, misbehaving with cops

The Delhi Police arrested former Congress MLA Asif Mohammad Khan on Saturday for allegedly "assaulting" and "misbehaving" with cops.

25 Nov 2022

Amit Shah

2002 Gujarat riot perpetrators were 'taught a lesson': Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah claimed on Friday that many anti-social elements were involved in the 2002 Gujarat violence as the Congress party previously supported them.

25 Nov 2022


Rift widens in Rajasthan Congress as Gehlot calls Pilot 'gaddar'

After Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot launched a full-blown attack on the purported second-in-command of the state's Congress unit, Sachin Pilot, calling him a traitor—to fizzle out his chief ministerial claim—the latter has hit back, saying it was unbecoming of the veteran to make such remarks.

24 Nov 2022

Ashok Gehlot

'Traitor can't be CM': Ashok Gehlot on Sachin Pilot

As Sachin Pilot loyalists continue to push the Congress high command to make him Rajasthan's chief minister, his rival and incumbent CM Ashok Gehlot said, "A gaddar (traitor) cannot be chief minister."

24 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Priyanka Gandhi joins Rahul Gandhi, Congress jubilant

The Congress turned euphoric on Thursday after Rahul Gandhi was joined by his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) for the first time.

23 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi to mobilize key activists, celebrities

Even as the Congress is braving the Medha Patkar row, the party feels there's a need for a proper structure to reach out to more non-political faces to join its Bharat Jodo Yatra.

23 Nov 2022


Shashi Tharoor denies 'creating parallels in Congress,' calls accusations 'bizarre'

Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, on Wednesday responded to accusations of creating a parallel with the Congress party in Kerala, calling it "bizarre."

Foreseeing win, Himachal Congress leaders reach Delhi for CM chair

As the results of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections are a fortnight away, the top leaders of Congress's state unit, foreseeing a win, are camping in Delhi reportedly to secure the chief ministerial post.

Actors paid to walk in Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims BJP

Numerous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including the likes of its IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya, claimed on Tuesday that actors were being paid to walk with Rahul Gandhi in the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY).

Congress to challenge SC order allowing Rajiv Gandhi assassins' release

The Congress has decided to challenge the Supreme Court's decision to free six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case earlier this month.

21 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Sanjay Raut praises Rahul Gandhi amid speculations of MVA breakup

The relationship between the Congress party and the Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray faction has taken a new turn, only days after a rift over Rahul Gandhi's statements criticizing Hindutva icon—Veer Savarkar.

16 Nov 2022

Ajay Maken

Ajay Maken quits as AICC's Rajasthan in-charge

Upset over inaction against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's loyalists for rebelling ahead of the Congress's presidential elections, Ajay Maken has resigned as the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) Rajasthan in-charge.

16 Nov 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Gujarat assembly polls: Shashi Tharoor not among Congress star campaigners

Congress Party is dealing a severe blow after Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor opted out of the Gujarat election campaign.

12 Nov 2022


Congress unveils Gujarat poll manifesto, promises free electricity, unemployment grant

Congress on Saturday unveiled its manifesto for Gujarat polls that are scheduled on December 1 and 5.

Nadda mocks Congress, AAP; Says no 3-way contest in Himachal

While Himachal Pradesh is voting on Saturday to decide the course of next government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda stated that there was no three-way battle in the state polls.

12 Nov 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress's 2024 poll task force to meet on Monday

In April, right before Congress's big three-day conclave in Rajasthan's Udaipur, the grand old party had announced an "Empowered Action Group" to tackle the "political challenges" before the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Himachal Pradesh votes today to decide fate of 412 candidates

Single-phase polling for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections kicked-off on Saturday.

11 Nov 2022

Rajiv Gandhi

Congress disagrees with Sonia, slams SC decision on Rajiv killers

Congress on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

09 Nov 2022

G20 Summit

BJP, Congress exchange barbs over G20 logo having 'lotus'

India is all set to host the G20 leaders' summit on September 9 and 10 next year in New Delhi under its presidency, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed in September.

09 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Sunny Leone's photo on TET admit card, probe ordered

In a faux pas, the hall ticket of a candidate appearing for the Teacher's Eligibility Test (TET) in Karnataka was found bearing the photo of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone instead of the candidate.

08 Nov 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: About Copyright Act, which puts Congress in a bind

The Congress has been in a fix after a Bengaluru court on Monday directed Twitter to temporarily block the official accounts of the party and its Bharat Jodo Yatra over copyright infringement.

Ahead of Himachal elections, 26 Congress leaders switch to BJP

As the state Assembly elections are inching closer in Himachal Pradesh, the competition appears to be skewing toward the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

08 Nov 2022

Twitter India

Block Congress Twitter account for unlawfully using 'KGF' music: Court

A Bengaluru civil court on Monday directed micro-blogging platform Twitter to temporarily block the official accounts of the Congress and its Bharat Jodo Yatra for unauthorized use of music from the superhit film KGF 2.

07 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Congress leader triggers controversy over 'Hindu meaning' remarks

Karnataka Congress Working President Satish Laxmanrao Jarkiholi stoked a major controversy by saying the word "Hindu" has a vulgar meaning and did not originate in India but from Persian, NDTV reported.

Congress party of raja-ranis: Amit Shah ahead of Himachal polls

Addressing a rally in Nadaun on Tuesday for the upcoming elections in Himachal Pradesh, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah took a dig at the Congress calling it a party of rajas and ranis (kings and queens), referring to nepotism within the party.

02 Nov 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Follow discipline: Gehlot after Pilot calls PM Modi's praise 'interesting'

In a veiled attack at fellow party leader and rival Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said that "everyone" should follow discipline.

02 Nov 2022

Pooja Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt first Bollywood celebrity to join Bharat Jodo Yatra

On Wednesday, actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt walked along with Rahul Gandhi in his Bharat Jodo Yatra, thereby becoming the first major Bollywood celebrity to openly support the march.

01 Nov 2022


Morbi bridge collapse: Civil hospital facelifted before PM Modi's visit?

Images of a facelift of Gujarat's Morbi civil hospital, where those injured in the suspension bridge collapse—which killed 135—are admitted, have surfaced ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to meet the victims of the tragedy on Tuesday.

26 Oct 2022


MP: Dalit man, parents shot dead for harassing neighbor's wife

A man belonging to a dominant caste along with five of his kin are accused of shooting dead his neighbor and parents, belonging to the Dalit community, on allegations of harassing his wife in Devran village of Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

26 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Gandhi loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge officially takes charge as Congress president

Veteran Congressman Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday took over reins of the Congress Party as its first non-Gandhi President in over two decades.

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