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 2020Madhya Pradesh
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 2020Madhya Pradesh
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 2020Madhya Pradesh
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 2020Madhya Pradesh
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 2020Delhi Police
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 2020Shashi Tharoor
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 2020India
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 2020West Bengal
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 2019Madhya Pradesh
Congress, which was wiped out in general elections of April-May, needs dire introspection, feels its leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.
09 Oct 2019Narendra Modi
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.
15 Mar 2019Indian Premier League (IPL)
The Supreme Court, on Friday, stated that a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth needs to be reviewed.
17 Jan 2019West Bengal
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 2018India
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections.
21 Oct 2018Madhya Pradesh
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid feels it is difficult for the party to come to power on its own in the present situation.
06 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
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 2018Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, known for his controversial statements, has once again stoked the hornet's nest.
19 Jun 2018Mumbai
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 2018Nitin Gadkari
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 2018Pakistan News
After former President Pranab Mukherjee agreed to attend a convocation of RSS pracharaks on June 7, tensions are visible in the Congress.
12 May 2018Venkaiah Naidu
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.
24 Apr 2018Aligarh Muslim University
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, on Monday, that Congress had Muslim-blood on its hands.
13 Apr 2018Kapil Sibal
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 2017Islam
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has been 'ousted' from Islam by the Darul Uloom Deoband.
22 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
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.
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.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has adopted a conciliatory position regarding triple talaq.
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.
16 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
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.
15 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
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".
12 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
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 2016Indian Army
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.