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23 Oct 2022


Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

19 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Meet new Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, a Gandhi family loyalist

Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday in a historic election.

19 Oct 2022

Congress President

Kharge becomes first non-Gandhi Congress President in over 2 decades

Veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday, the first non-Gandhi to lead the party in 24 years.

17 Oct 2022

Congress President

It's Kharge vs Tharoor in Congress presidential election today

After the nomination phase witnessed a rollercoaster ride with a series of political dramas, over 9,000 delegates from the state units of Congress will cast their votes to elect their new president on Monday.

Voting in Himachal on November 12, counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted in single-phase on November 12.

14 Oct 2022

Congress President

Congress presidential polls: Gehlot, Tewari extend support to Mallikarjun Kharge

Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Rajya Sabha member Manish Tewari, both senior leaders of the Congress, have come out in support of Mallikarjun Kharge, the frontrunner for the party's upcoming presidential election.

12 Oct 2022

Congress President

No one's official candidate, don't compare me with Tharoor: Kharge

Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge dismissed speculations about being the party's "official" candidate for the party's upcoming presidential election next week, saying that the perception of a proxy party chief endorsed by the Gandhis had been perpetuated by the media.

10 Oct 2022


Bengaluru: 4-month-old road caves in partially, Congress corners BJP government

A portion of a service road built as part of the busy Kundalahalli underpass—inaugurated merely four months ago—in East Bengaluru caved in on Sunday, creating a sinkhole a few meters wide.

08 Oct 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief will not be remote controlled, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi declared on Saturday that whoever is chosen to lead the party as its new president would be free to make decisions and manage the party.

07 Oct 2022

Kamal Haasan

#NewsBytesExplainer: The ongoing controversy regarding Raja Raja Chola's religious identity

The legendary actor Kamal Haasan's statement that the Chola king was not Hindu sparked outrage, prompting political parties, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to react.

05 Oct 2022

K. Chandrashekar Rao

Eyeing 2024 polls, KCR launches national party 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi'

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) launched his national party 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS)' on Wednesday with eyes set on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

03 Oct 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's image on 'Karnataka flag' triggers controversy

The Congress's ongoing "Bharat Jodo Yatra" has triggered a fresh controversy in Karnataka over the use of Rahul Gandhi's image on the "Karnataka flag."

03 Oct 2022

Congress President

Open for public debate: Shashi Tharoor to Mallikarjun Kharge

As Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge launched his campaign for the upcoming Congress presidential election on Sunday, his rival in the contest, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, said he was open to a public debate.

01 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress president poll: Candidature of KN Tripathi from Jharkhand dismissed

The final battle for the Congress presidential elections will be between Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor after the application of former Jharkhand minister KN Tripathi was rejected on Saturday.

27 Sep 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab: CM Mann tables confidence motion in Assembly amid ruckus

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday tabled a confidence motion in a special session of the Vidhan Sabha amid the heavy uproar by the opposition.

Rajasthan Congress MLAs meet today to discuss Ashok Gehlot's successor

The Congress has called for a meeting of its Rajasthan legislators in Jaipur on Sunday evening with next chief ministerial candidate as top agenda.

24 Sep 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Congress president poll battle heats up: Tharoor gets nomination form

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor received the nomination form for the Congress presidential election at the party headquarters on Saturday, according to to PTI.

16 Sep 2022

Jignesh Mevani

Mevani, 18 others get 6-month jail in 2016 protest case

A local court in Ahmedabad on Friday sentenced Dalit leader and Gujarat Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and 18 others to six months in jail term in connection with a case involving a protest at Gujarat University in 2016, according to Live Law.

10 Sep 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's interaction with Christain priest triggers Congress, BJP spar

Congress's ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra has triggered fresh infighting in the party with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

08 Sep 2022


BJP's Tejasvi Surya accuses Congress of defaming 'Brand Bengaluru'

While Bengaluru is dealing with floods, political infighting has erupted between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

04 Sep 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress holds 'Halla Bol' rally against inflation at Ramlila Maidan

Congress is holding a mega rally ''Mehangai Par Halla Bol' at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre over different issues, especially the price rise.

02 Sep 2022


Jharkhand: Governor Bais flies to Delhi, may meet Amit Shah

Amid a mounting political crisis in Jharkhand and uncertainty about the fate of Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren, Governor Ramesh Bais on Friday left for New Delhi.

29 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

#NewsBytesExplainer: Will Congress choose a non-Gandhi as its next president?

A day after Congress announced the schedule for its presidential elections, speculations began to circulate that the grand old party may nominate a non-Gandhi party loyalist as its next chief.

28 Aug 2022


After Azad, Telangana Congress leader MA Khan quits, blames Gandhi

Trouble seems to be far from over for the Congress as another party leader MA Khan resigned on Saturday, this time in Telangana.

20 Aug 2022


Karnataka CM post on sale for Rs. 2,500 crore: Congress

The post of the Chief Minister is a very expensive affair and is reportedly on sale, according to Congress's BK Hariprasad, the Opposition leader in Karnataka, who claims a senior BJP leader has suggested a price of Rs. 2,500 crore for it.

16 Aug 2022


'Distressed' by Dalit boy's death, Rajasthan Congress MLA resigns

Saddened by the demise of a nine-year-old Dalit boy in an alleged caste crime, Rajasthan MLA Pana Chand Meghwal sent his resignation to CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday.

15 Aug 2022


Will oppose distortion of history: Congress after BJP questions Nehru

A day after the BJP questioned Jawaharlal Nehru's role in India's partition, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday that the party would strongly oppose "political gains" by putting national icons of the Independence movement "on the dock based on lies."

13 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tests COVID-19 positive again

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has isolated herself after testing positive for COVID-19 again.

02 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

'National Herald' case: ED raids 12 locations after questioning Gandhis

Days after the questioning of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) reportedly is conducting raids at multiple locations on Tuesday as part of the National Herald case.

31 Jul 2022


Congress MLA alleges Sarma wants to bring down Jharkhand government

A Congress MLA from Jharkhand has now revealed that his colleagues jailed in Bengal over the seizure of cash worth lakhs have urged him to accompany them to Guwahati to meet Assam Chief Minister (CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma.

31 Jul 2022


3 Jharkhand Congress MLAs, caught with cash in vehicle, arrested

Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs were arrested a day after they were found in West Bengal with cash in their vehicle.

30 Jul 2022


Punjab: Hospital V-C resigns day after 'public humiliation' by minister

The vice-chancellor (V-C) of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Dr. Raj Bahadur, in Faridkot, Punjab, resigned from his position just one day after being publicly embarrassed on camera by Chetan Singh Jouramajra, the Health Minister of Punjab.

30 Jul 2022


We own the bar: Goan family claims amid Irani row

A fresh element has surfaced in the controversy that linked Union Minister Smriti Irani's daughter to the alleged unlawful operation of a Goa restaurant and bar.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gets NCW summon, FIR over 'Rashtrapatni' remark

The trouble is far from over for Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury following his controversial remarks toward President Droupadi Murmu.

27 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Centre changes Flag Code: Now, every home can hoist Tricolor

Every home can now hoist and display the Indian national flag for 24 hours as the Centre has amended the Indian Flag Code.

26 Jul 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi reaches ED office for second round of questioning

Congress President Sonia Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday for her second round of questioning in the money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper.

24 Jul 2022


Goa bar row: Irani sends legal notice to Congress leaders

Union Minister Smriti Irani has sent a legal notice to Congress leaders over allegations that her daughter was running a bar on an illegal license in Goa's Assagao area.

22 Jul 2022

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata's 'disgruntled' TMC decides to abstain from vice presidential polls

In an unexpected move, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) said on Thursday that it will not vote in the vice-presidential election since it was "not consulted" about Margaret Alva's candidacy.

21 Jul 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress stages protests as ED questions Sonia for 2 hours

The Congress held protests across the country on Thursday against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilling party president Sonia Gandhi in connection with a money laundering case.

19 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned after Opposition protests

On the second day of Parliament's monsoon session, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Wednesday amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs on issues of price hikes and inflation.

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