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Kerala: Congress leader raped minor for a year, booked

30 Jan 2019

Kerala: Congress leader raped minor for a year, booked

A Congress leader from Kerala's Wayanad district allegedly raped a minor tribal girl for over a year, police said on Wednesday.

Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech

26 Jan 2019

Caught-on-camera: Congress minister fails to read Republic Day speech

In a rather embarrassing situation for Congress, Imarti Devi, the state Union and Child Development Minister of Congress, was unable to read the Republic Day speech at a program held at SAF ground in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

Congress leaders want Kareena Kapoor to contest polls from Bhopal

21 Jan 2019

Congress leaders want Kareena Kapoor to contest polls from Bhopal

With election season upon us, Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh think giving a Lok Sabha ticket to actress Kareena Kapoor Khan from Bhopal will help in defeating Bharatiya Janata Party.

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

10 Jan 2019

Both Congress and BJP are guilty of making sexism normal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has sparked outrage with BJP and netizens slamming him.

Compensation for terrorists, death sentence for BJP leaders: Congress leader

27 Dec 2018

Compensation for terrorists, death sentence for BJP leaders: Congress leader

Senior Congress leader Sagheer Saeed Khan has sparked a controversy after promising jobs and compensation to the "innocent" people killed in Jammu & Kashmir, allegedly referring to terrorists, adding that BJP leaders responsible for the bloodbath would be sent to gallows.

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

19 Dec 2018

Defamation-duel in Delhi-HC: Smriti Irani gets relief, Sanjay Nirupam doesn't

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave relief to Union Minister Smriti Irani by quashing the summons issued against her in a defamation case filed by Congress Minister Sanjay Nirupam.

Winning Congress MLAs will be shifted to Park Hyatt hotel

11 Dec 2018

Winning Congress MLAs will be shifted to Park Hyatt hotel

In Telangana, winning MLAs of the Congress will be moved to Hyderabad's Park Hyatt hotel, a member of the grand old party has confirmed, TNM reports.

Arun Jaitley to Congress: Who was Sardar Patel's father?

27 Nov 2018

Arun Jaitley to Congress: Who was Sardar Patel's father?

Launching fresh salvo at Congress over its leader's question 'Who is the father of Prime Minister Narendra Modi', Finance Minister in a Facebook post on Tuesday, asked who was the father of freedom fighter of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

16 Nov 2018

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

Newly-elected Congress MP from Karnataka's Ballari, V S Ugrappa, today said he'd focus on drinking water, health, and infrastructure in the remaining five months of his tenure.

#MakeCowGreatAgain? Uttarakhand-minister says cow exhales oxygen, should become National-mother

20 Sep 2018

#MakeCowGreatAgain? Uttarakhand-minister says cow exhales oxygen, should become National-mother

According to Rekha Arya, Minister of Animal Husbandry of Uttarakhand, cow is the only animal which not only inhales oxygen but exhales it too. To all the trees, we are sorry!

MLAs declare average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year

18 Sep 2018

MLAs declare average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year

As per the latest report of the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch, sitting MLAs across India have an average income of Rs. 24.59 lakh/year.

Despite row, Sanjay Nirupam says calling Modi 'illiterate' wasn't undignified

13 Sep 2018

Despite row, Sanjay Nirupam says calling Modi 'illiterate' wasn't undignified

Remarks of Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam about Prime Minister Narendra Modi have sparked a row, but the former isn't apologetic about it.

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

05 Sep 2018

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh dared the government on Tuesday to arrest him if he has had any association with the Maoists as alleged by the BJP.

Manipur: In missing arms case, Congress-MLA arrested by NIA

25 Aug 2018

Manipur: In missing arms case, Congress-MLA arrested by NIA

The National Investigative Agency arrested Manipur Congress MLA Yamthong Haokip on Friday in missing arms case.

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

23 Aug 2018

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

Facing allegations of getting undue benefits from the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has sent legal notices to several Congress leaders asking them to "cease and desist" from leveling such charges.

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.

Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

12 Aug 2018

Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

Like Goddess Sita chose Lord Ram, the Chief Minister's face of the Congress will be elected through 'swayamvar' after the Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Leader of Opposition TS Singh Deo said.

Congress didn't pay Rs. 35/month rent, asked to vacate Allahabad-office

20 Jul 2018

Congress didn't pay Rs. 35/month rent, asked to vacate Allahabad-office

The grand old party, the Congress may be looking to regain its lost lustre in national politics but it stands to lose its iconic office in Allahabad.

Gujarat: Bavaliya quits Congress; gets 3 portfolios in BJP government

05 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Bavaliya quits Congress; gets 3 portfolios in BJP government

Senior OBC leader and former Congress legislator, Kunwarji Bavaliya, yesterday took charge as the Water Supply, Animal Husbandry, and Rural Housing Minister in Gujarat's ruling BJP government.

Gujarat: Senior Congress leader, four-time MLA set to join BJP

03 Jul 2018

Gujarat: Senior Congress leader, four-time MLA set to join BJP

Senior Congress OBC leader and four-time MLA Kunwarji Bavaliya today resigned from the party and is set to join the ruling BJP in Gujarat.

Madhya Pradesh: Minister organizes frog wedding to please rain Gods

24 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh: Minister organizes frog wedding to please rain Gods

Lalita Yadav, Minister of Women and Child Development in Madhya Pradesh, married off two frogs in a grand ceremony hoping to please rain Gods, a move that was heavily criticized by Opposition Congress.

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

22 Jun 2018

Congress leader says Kashmiris would prefer independence, sparks row

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's book has sparked a controversy of sorts in which he backed former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf's views that Kashmiris would prefer independence, if given a chance.

Jharkhand: Two men attacked by mob for allegedly stealing buffaloes

14 Jun 2018

Jharkhand: Two men attacked by mob for allegedly stealing buffaloes

An angry mob attacked two Muslim men on suspicion of cattle theft in Jharkhand's Godda district on Wednesday morning.

Aircel-Maxis: Chidambaram summoned by ED for second round of questioning

12 Jun 2018

Aircel-Maxis: Chidambaram summoned by ED for second round of questioning

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today reached the ED headquarters in Delhi for the second round of questioning in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Delhi: Veteran Congress leader LP Shahi dies at 98

09 Jun 2018

Delhi: Veteran Congress leader LP Shahi dies at 98

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister LP Shahi breathed his last at 98 earlier today at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

As Pranab Mukherjee readies for RSS event, daughter Sharmistha disapproves

07 Jun 2018

As Pranab Mukherjee readies for RSS event, daughter Sharmistha disapproves

Sharmistha Mukherjee, former president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter and a Congress leader, took to Twitter on Wednesday to express her discontent over the latter attending an RSS event in Nagpur today.

Restoring faith: Congress-MLA from Assam carries, cremates body of poor-man

02 Jun 2018

Restoring faith: Congress-MLA from Assam carries, cremates body of poor-man

At a time when elected representatives have made it difficult for us to have faith in them, a Congress MLA from Assam cremated the body of a poor man.

Karnataka: Newly-elected Congress MLA, Nyamagouda dies in road accident

28 May 2018

Karnataka: Newly-elected Congress MLA, Nyamagouda dies in road accident

Siddu B Nyamagouda, a newly elected Congress MLA from Karnataka died on Monday after meeting a road accident.

It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance

22 May 2018

It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance

When BS Yeddyurappa of the BJP resigned as Chief Minister before the floor test in Karnataka assembly, Congress's DK Shivakumar was hailed as 'Chanakya' in keeping the bipolar Congress-JD(S) flock together.

Karnataka verdict: Congress releases 'audio clip', accuses Yeddyurappa of poaching

19 May 2018

Karnataka verdict: Congress releases 'audio clip', accuses Yeddyurappa of poaching

Right before the crucial floor test in the Karnataka assembly, Congress has released an audio clip accusing CM BS Yeddyurappa for bribing their leader BC Patil.

Karnataka Floor Test: Details about 3 possible scenarios

19 May 2018

Karnataka Floor Test: Details about 3 possible scenarios

BJP's newly sworn-in CM Yeddyurappa have to prove his majority in Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm today. In order to ensure transparency, the floor test would be broadcast live.

Karnataka: Swearing-in done, where will Yeddyurappa get numbers from?

18 May 2018

Karnataka: Swearing-in done, where will Yeddyurappa get numbers from?

BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka yesterday, in a low-key affair at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

Congress leaders blame Siddaramaiah for Karnataka defeat, he gets "emotional"

17 May 2018

Congress leaders blame Siddaramaiah for Karnataka defeat, he gets "emotional"

Following an embarrassing defeat in the Karnataka election at the hands of BJP, Siddaramaiah has become a center of the blame-game inside the Congress.

Government-funded Haryana gyms will run RSS shakhas, Congress cries foul

12 May 2018

Government-funded Haryana gyms will run RSS shakhas, Congress cries foul

Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government has again made headlines, this time over Agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankar's statement. He said that state gyms would also be used as RSS shakhas.

Sting video: Congress asks disqualification of BJP's Karnataka candidate, Sriramulu

11 May 2018

Sting video: Congress asks disqualification of BJP's Karnataka candidate, Sriramulu

In a petition to Election Commission, Congress today has asked the BJP candidate B Sriramulu be disqualified from fighting the Karnataka assembly polls.

On Biplab Deb's 'intelligent' remarks, Amit Shah has an opinion

11 May 2018

On Biplab Deb's 'intelligent' remarks, Amit Shah has an opinion

Tripura CM Biplab Deb's gaffes have recently made people laugh and invited criticism for BJP, but party president Amit Shah said he was satisfied with his groundwork.

Game on! Yeddyurappa accepts Siddaramaiah's open-debate challenge

08 May 2018

Game on! Yeddyurappa accepts Siddaramaiah's open-debate challenge

In a quick turn of events, BJP's CM candidate of Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa has accepted the open-debate challenge of incumbent Congress CM Siddaramaiah.

Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections

08 May 2018

Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections

BJP President Amit Shah spoke about issues concerning poll-bound Karnataka in an interview to Hindustan Times and said his party will win an absolute majority.

Girl claims BJP-leader misled her to accuse Congress-MLA of rape

04 May 2018

Girl claims BJP-leader misled her to accuse Congress-MLA of rape

The 21-year-old journalism student who accused Congress MLA Hemant Katare of rape took a U-turn on Thursday and said she levelled the accusations after being misled by BJP member Arvind Bhadoriya.

Dalmia-group adopts Red Fort, Congress accuses Centre of 'privatizing' Indian-heritage

28 Apr 2018

Dalmia-group adopts Red Fort, Congress accuses Centre of 'privatizing' Indian-heritage

The Congress questioned BJP led Centre on Saturday after corporate group, Dalmia Bharat adopted the Red Fort for five years at a cost of Rs. 25 crore.