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Congress protests against rising inflation, fuel prices in Jaipur

17 Jul 2021

Congress protests against rising inflation, fuel prices in Jaipur

The ruling Congress on Saturday took out a protest march against inflation in Jaipur where they demanded the central government to curb price rise and withdraw the hike in fuel rates.

Rahul Gandhi speaks on dynasty criticism by BJP

13 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi speaks on dynasty criticism by BJP

Responding to criticism over dynastic politics, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said it has been over 30 years that a member of his family was prime minister, and asserted he would not stop fighting for his ideological view because he is the son of an ex-PM.

Sena, anti-BJP parties should unite under UPA banner: Saamana

26 Dec 2020

Sena, anti-BJP parties should unite under UPA banner: Saamana

Congress, the opposition party at the national level, has turned "feeble and disintegrated," Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said on Saturday, and suggested that all anti-BJP parties, including the Sena, should come together under the UPA banner to provide a formidable alternative.

Agriculture Minister writes letter to farmers, PM urges to read

18 Dec 2020

Agriculture Minister writes letter to farmers, PM urges to read

On Thursday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar wrote an eight-page-long letter to farmers, in a bid to address their concerns associated with three farm laws.

MP: Deepika Padukone, other actors on fake rural job cards

17 Oct 2020

MP: Deepika Padukone, other actors on fake rural job cards

Film star Deepika Padukone works as a laborer in a Madhya Pradesh village, so suggest bogus rural job cards issued with the 34-year-old actor's photograph.

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

29 Sep 2020

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

Farmers across the country are continuing their protest against three laws, that the Centre claims will give them access to markets of their choice. The Bills, which were passed in the Monsoon Session, became laws with President Ram Nath Kovind's signature on Sunday.

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

31 Aug 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

18 Aug 2020

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.

Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

31 Jul 2020

Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

A virtual meeting of Congress parliamentarians on Thursday turned into a war of words between leaders, said to be close to ex-party President Rahul Gandhi, and the ministers of UPA-II, who worked under former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, multiple reports said.

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

31 Jul 2020

I'm under house arrest, says Saifuddin Soz, challenging government's claims

From behind barbed wires at his home in Srinagar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz junked the government's claims about him not being detained, telling reporters that the Supreme Court was being fed lies.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

08 Jul 2020

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

07 Feb 2020

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

21 Jan 2020

Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been raging across India for the last couple of weeks, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which passed the law is in no mood to repeal it.

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

15 Jan 2020

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

The Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to declare the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, "unconstitutional."

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

05 Jan 2020

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah

10 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has not only provoked protests in India but has also prompted a reaction from a United States Commission on international religious freedom.

In ED custody, P Chidambaram's health worsens, rushed to AIIMS

28 Oct 2019

In ED custody, P Chidambaram's health worsens, rushed to AIIMS

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is in Enforcement Directorate custody, was on Monday rushed to AIIMS after his health dipped.

After Piyush Goyal criticizes Abhijit Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi supports Nobel-winner

20 Oct 2019

After Piyush Goyal criticizes Abhijit Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi supports Nobel-winner

Abhijit Banerjee winning Nobel Prize for his stupendous work in Economics is a matter of pride for India, but unfortunately, the 58-year-old has found himself at the center of mud-slinging.

It's bad: What Nobel-winner Abhijit Banerjee said about Indian economy

15 Oct 2019

It's bad: What Nobel-winner Abhijit Banerjee said about Indian economy

On Monday, Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee was rewarded the Nobel Prize, along with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviate poverty.

Amit Shah visits Mizoram to talk Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

05 Oct 2019

Amit Shah visits Mizoram to talk Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday visited Aizawl, Mizoram, to gain support for the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Northeast.

Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals

03 Oct 2019

Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by CBI in a dramatic fashion from his New Delhi residence on August 21, will remain in Tihar jail till October 17, a special court said on Thursday.

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

30 Sep 2019

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram may influence witnesses and hence he can not be given bail, the Delhi High Court noted on Monday.

Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader

23 Sep 2019

Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader

Lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was visited by Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday morning.

Kumaraswamy blames PM Modi for bringing 'bad luck' to Chandrayaan-2

13 Sep 2019

Kumaraswamy blames PM Modi for bringing 'bad luck' to Chandrayaan-2

Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy stoked controversy on Thursday by blaming Prime Minister Modi for bringing "bad luck" to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organization.

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

09 Sep 2019

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail, said on Monday that he doesn't want any of the officers involved in the INX Media case to be arrested as they didn't commit any wrongdoing.

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

06 Sep 2019

Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram's plea against arrest today

26 Aug 2019

Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram's plea against arrest today

On Monday, Supreme Court will hear a plea of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram challenging arrest warrant issued against him.

Beyond Chidambaram, these 7 politicians are also on CBI's radar

22 Aug 2019

Beyond Chidambaram, these 7 politicians are also on CBI's radar

P Chidambaram's arrest by CBI on Wednesday is being viewed differently by various sections. While Congress sees it as a breach of privacy and government's revenge, BJP feels he is being brought to justice for "ill deeds".

Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress

22 Aug 2019

Chidambaram arrested: CBI, ED are revenge seeking departments, says Congress

The dramatic arrest of P Chidambaram from his residence on Wednesday night forced Congress to reach out to the other Opposition parties.

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.

Rising intolerance, hate crimes can damage economic growth: Adi Godrej

14 Jul 2019

Rising intolerance, hate crimes can damage economic growth: Adi Godrej

Billionaire industrialist Adi Godrej on Saturday warned that growing intolerance, moral policing, and hate crimes in the country could "seriously damage" India's economic growth.

Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

28 May 2019

Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

The results of 2019 Lok Sabha polls jolted Congress and shattered its President Rahul Gandhi. Under his leadership, the party won just 52 seats.

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi congratulates Narendra Modi on historic win

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi congratulates Narendra Modi on historic win

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the press on Thursday after Lok Sabha election results were declared, in which the party faced an embarrassing defeat.

#Verdict2019: Sensex crosses 40,000 points for the first time

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Sensex crosses 40,000 points for the first time

On Thursday, as election results began emerging, markets jumped with happiness.

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

In 2014, BJP scripted history and five years later it did the same. NDA led by BJP is leading in 342 seats while UPA managed to perform well in just 95 seats.

#Verdict2019: Counting for Lok Sabha elections begins

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Counting for Lok Sabha elections begins

The Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha polls today at 8 AM. In a few hours from now, the world will know who will form the next government in India.

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

20 May 2019

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

16 May 2019

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.