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Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

22 Sep 2020

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

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.

Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting

14 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting

Sending a clear message to Congress that he isn't impressed with whatever he is being offered, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot skipped another meeting on Tuesday. He also remained absent from Monday's meeting, called to show CM Ashok Gehlot's "strength."

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

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.

Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP

23 Nov 2019

Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP

On Saturday, the Congress held a press conference to address the recent developments in the state of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

22 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.

Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC

12 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: After Governor denies extension, Sena approaches SC

Shiv Sena is hoping it governs Maharashtra, but it got a setback yesterday after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked it to present numbers before 7:30 pm.

For calling Modis "thieves", Rahul pleads not guilty in court

10 Oct 2019

For calling Modis "thieves", Rahul pleads not guilty in court

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi returned to India from his trip to Cambodia on Thursday, and his first stop was a court in Surat where he appeared in connection to a defamation case.

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.

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

20 Aug 2019

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

09 Aug 2019

Pranab Da gets Bharat Ratna, Gandhis skip event. But why?

Pranab Mukherjee, one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor on Thursday, by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Few have the courage: Priyanka praises Rahul after his resignation

04 Jul 2019

Few have the courage: Priyanka praises Rahul after his resignation

A day after Rahul Gandhi publicly announced his resignation from the post of Congress President, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hailed his decision saying few have courage like him.

Rahul sends love to Modi after he calls Rajiv "corrupt"

05 May 2019

Rahul sends love to Modi after he calls Rajiv "corrupt"

Taking the political discourse in the country to a new low, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Rahul Gandhi that his father Rajiv was "corrupt number 1" when he died.

Laser was pointed seven times at Rahul Gandhi, claims Congress

11 Apr 2019

Laser was pointed seven times at Rahul Gandhi, claims Congress

In a disturbing development, Congress has claimed security was breached during party president Rahul Gandhi's visit in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

VK Singh says Army isn't Modi's sena, then takes U-turn

05 Apr 2019

VK Singh says Army isn't Modi's sena, then takes U-turn

In what seemed like a clear denunciation of Yogi Adityanath's "Modiji ki sena" comment, Union Minister General VK Singh said on Thursday the Indian Army belonged to the entire country.

The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'

14 Jan 2019

The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'

Justice AK Sikri, who voted in favor of the transfer of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, has declined a post-retirement job at the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

Christian Michel, alleged AgustaWestland middleman, questioned overnight

06 Dec 2018

Christian Michel, alleged AgustaWestland middleman, questioned overnight

Christian Michel was questioned by the CBI overnight and slept for only two hours, sources privy to the development told PTI.

In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre

26 Oct 2018

In protest against CBI-fiasco, RaGa leads Opposition march against Centre

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday spearheaded the protest against Centre's move of sending two top officials of CBI on leave.

Rafale Deal: In tweet, Amit Shah questions Rahul Gandhi's IQ

30 Aug 2018

Rafale Deal: In tweet, Amit Shah questions Rahul Gandhi's IQ

BJP President Amit Shah took a dig at his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi saying the nation's IQ was higher than the latter's.

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

21 Aug 2018

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.

At first CWC-meet, RaGa reminds of "role, responsibility" of Congress

22 Jul 2018

At first CWC-meet, RaGa reminds of "role, responsibility" of Congress

Rahul Gandhi, appointed the Congress chief in December, is chairing his first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, two days after the party's joint no-confidence motion was staggeringly defeated in parliament.

6 incredible Indian political jodis - Guess who's on top?

25 May 2018

6 incredible Indian political jodis - Guess who's on top?

Politics is futile without relationships, some honest while many superficial.

Smriti Irani releases circular on 'fake news', PMO withdraws it

03 Apr 2018

Smriti Irani releases circular on 'fake news', PMO withdraws it

Hours after the I&B Ministry issued a controversial circular to curb fake news, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has withdrawn it.

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

14 Mar 2018

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

Members of 20 Opposition parties came together on Tuesday at a dinner hosted by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

04 Mar 2018

Meghalaya: BJP-Congress rush to forge post-poll alliances

A hung verdict in Meghalaya has left India's two biggest parties scrambling to garner support to form the government.

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland poll results: BJP romps to power

03 Mar 2018

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland poll results: BJP romps to power

Vote-counting in the North-Eastern states Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland was held today.

#ThatWas2017: Modi's consolidation to Rahul's makeover, Indian politics didn't disappoint!

30 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: Modi's consolidation to Rahul's makeover, Indian politics didn't disappoint!

Like a Hindi blockbuster, there is never a dull moment in Indian politics.

Congress's Ahmed Patel and his kin under ED scanner

29 Dec 2017

Congress's Ahmed Patel and his kin under ED scanner

After losing Gujarat and Himachal, newly-elected Congress president faces another setback. His mother Sonia Gandhi's most trusted lieutenant Ahmed Patel and his family are under the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) scanner in relation to a money laundering case.

Sonia retires as Congress President: A new era in Congress

15 Dec 2017

Sonia retires as Congress President: A new era in Congress

A day before Rahul Gandhi officially takes charge as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has announced her retirement as its President.

Following Rahul's elevation, what will Sonia Gandhi's role be?

14 Dec 2017

Following Rahul's elevation, what will Sonia Gandhi's role be?

During her 19-year tenure as Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has certainly revived the party. However, with her failing health, she has slowly relinquished her hold.

Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats

11 Dec 2017

Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats

The Gujarat elections' slugfest has veered in a different direction after Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar called PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person.

Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials

10 Dec 2017

Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials

Ahead of the second phase of polling in the Gujarat elections, PM Narendra Modi has upped the ante against the Congress.

Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates

09 Dec 2017

Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates

Voting in Gujarat elections was mired in controversy as malfunctioning of EVMs was reported in certain areas. Congress candidate from Porbandar, Arjun Modhwadia filed a complaint with the EC that the EVM in his constituency was connected by Bluetooth.

Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

09 Dec 2017

Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections

The first phase of assembly elections has commenced in Gujarat with 89 constituencies of the state's southern districts and the Saurashtra region going to the polls.

Somnath temple: Rahul's sign in "non-Hindu" list, Congress cries "fake"

29 Nov 2017

Somnath temple: Rahul's sign in "non-Hindu" list, Congress cries "fake"

Ahead of the Gujarat elections, Rahul's temple-hopping led him to Somnath temple.

Gujarat elections: BJP releases first list of candidates

17 Nov 2017

Gujarat elections: BJP releases first list of candidates

BJP has released its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat elections. The polls to the 182-member Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases - December 9 and 14.

Gujarat CM Rupani demands Ahmed Patel's resignation for "recruiting" terrorist

28 Oct 2017

Gujarat CM Rupani demands Ahmed Patel's resignation for "recruiting" terrorist

Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, CM Vijay Rupani has leveled a sensational charge against Sonia Gandhi's aide and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

Ashok Gehlot: IB searched hotel where I met Hardik, Jignesh

24 Oct 2017

Ashok Gehlot: IB searched hotel where I met Hardik, Jignesh

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot alleged that local Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials searched and acquired the CCTV footage of the Ahmedabad hotel room where he met with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani.