Salman Khurshid: News

Salman Khurshid is a senior advocate, author, and Indian National Congress (INC) politician. He is the grandson of the third President of India, Zakir Hussain. Khurshid did his graduation from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and MA from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. After his education, he worked as a lecturer in law at Oxford’s Trinity College. In the early 1980s, Khurshid served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s office. He successfully contested his first Lok Sabha election in 1991 from the Farrukhabad constituency and became the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce in the PV Narasimha Rao Government. Later, he also served as Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs. In the 1996 Lok Sabha elections, he lost his seat to BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj. Khurshid returned to the Lok Sabha from Farrukhabad in the 2009 General Elections to become a part of the UPA-II Government. He served as the Minister of Minority Affairs (2009-12), Law & Justice (2011-12), and External Affairs (2012-14) in the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Cabinet. Khurshid lost from Farrukhabad in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

28 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

23 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

19 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.

17 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

AgustaWestland scam: Approver names Kamal Nath's son, other Congress leaders

In a fresh development linked to the Rs. 3,000 crore AgustaWestland deal, the accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena has named Madhya Pradesh's former Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son, as well as Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Ahmed Patel, reports IE.

24 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the February riots in the city.

07 Sep 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

20 Feb 2020


Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

19 Jan 2020

West Bengal

Kapil Sibal says no state can deny implementation of CAA

Addressing the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Saturday said that states cannot deny the implementation of a law passed by the Parliament.

10 Oct 2019

Madhya Pradesh

After Salman Khurshid, Jyotiraditya Scindia says Congress must introspect

Congress, which was wiped out in general elections of April-May, needs dire introspection, feels its leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

09 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid

Evidently, Congress is fighting for survival. The party faced its straight second defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in May, proving it is extremely far from reality.

Supreme Court calls for review of life ban on Sreesanth

The Supreme Court, on Friday, stated that a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth needs to be reviewed.

17 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Congress wishes speedy recovery to Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley

On Wednesday, the official Twitter handle of Congress sent best wishes to senior BJP leaders Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley, both of whom are undergoing treatment after an illness.

20 Nov 2018


Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections.

21 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Opposition alliance mustn't be at cost of containing Congress: Khurshid

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid feels it is difficult for the party to come to power on its own in the present situation.

SC seeks Center's response on faulty hip implants by J&J

The Supreme Court yesterday sought the Center's response on a plea alleging that "faulty" and "deadly" hip implants, made by US-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J), have been fitted into the bodies of 14,525 Indian patients, termed as "medical negligence" by an expert committee.

20 Jun 2018

Rahul Gandhi

'Why all Hindu terrorists have RSS-links?': Digvijaya Singh creates controversy

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, known for his controversial statements, has once again stoked the hornet's nest.

19 Jun 2018


Salman Khurshid says Congress needs to learn art of story-telling

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, at the launch of his book "Spectrum Politics" in Mumbai, said the Congress needs to learn the art of story-telling as it is gearing up to take on the BJP in the 2019 General Election.

03 Jun 2018

Nitin Gadkari

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.

30 May 2018

Pakistan News

Cracks in Congress visible after Pranab Mukherjee accepts RSS' invitation

After former President Pranab Mukherjee agreed to attend a convocation of RSS pracharaks on June 7, tensions are visible in the Congress.

12 May 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Congress ends war for CJI's impeachment, will drop matter legally

The Congress has dropped its plans to legally pursue the impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, with two of its MPs withdrawing their petition in the SC.

'Congress has blood on its hands': Khurshid's statement sparks row

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, on Monday, that Congress had Muslim-blood on its hands.

19 Apr 2018


SC's Loya death verdict triggers BJP-Congress war

The SC's refusal to order an independent probe in Judge BH Loya's death has opened a political war.

13 Apr 2018

Kapil Sibal

All about Rahul Gandhi's midnight-protest against Unnao, Kathua rapes

At midnight yesterday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a "silent vigil" at Delhi's India Gate seeking justice for the Unnao and Kathua rape victims.

30 Oct 2017


Salman Khurshid 'thrown out' from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has been 'ousted' from Islam by the Darul Uloom Deoband.

Muslim Board tells HC it will issue advisory against triple-talaq

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has informed the Supreme Court that it would issue guidelines on triple-talaq. It said it will advise Qazis to apprise couples not to resort to triple-talaq.

Day 6- Will make triple talaq optional in nikahnama: AIMPLB

On the sixth and final day of the triple talaq hearing, the AIMPLB told SC it will issue advisories to qazis to give women the option of excluding the clause from their marriage contract.

AIMPLB agrees to making triple talaq optional in nikahnama

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has adopted a conciliatory position regarding triple talaq.

Day 5- Centre says triple-talaq a gender, not community issue

On Wednesday, while defending its stand for wanting to abolish triple talaq, the Centre told the Supreme Court that the practice was a tussle between Muslim men and women, and not between the majority and the minority communities.

Day 4- Triple Talaq a matter of faith: Kapil Sibal

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) counsel Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court that it could not hear the triple talaq case as it was a matter of faith and belief.

Day 3- New law if triple talaq struck down: Centre

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the Supreme Court that if the court were to strike down the triple talaq, then "the Centre will bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce among the Muslim community".

Triple Talaq hearing Day 2- Practice compared to death penalty

On the second day of the triple talaq hearing, CJI J.S. Khehar compared the practice to the death penalty - "abhorrent but still allowed".

11 Oct 2016

Indian Army

Operation Ginger: India's answer to Pakistan's attack

Operation Ginger was executed on 30 August 2011, before Eid, in retaliation of Pakistani Army's beheading of Indian soldiers and taking their heads as war trophies.