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BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

19 Jun 2020

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

BJP attempting to destabilize Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, shifts MLAs

11 Jun 2020

BJP attempting to destabilize Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, shifts MLAs

The Congress in Rajasthan sniffed a plot to destabilize its government by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as a precautionary measure, moved nearly 107 MLAs and independents supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's regime to a resort at the outskirts of Jaipur on Wednesday.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

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.

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

23 Oct 2019

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.

#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

02 Oct 2019

#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

The entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, with a number of events being lined up across India.

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

29 Aug 2019

Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders

Congress has finally woken up from its slumber, or so it seems. The party, which was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, has launched a hunt for its social media head.

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

09 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.

Chhattisgarh CM gets emotional while handing-over state Congress chief post

30 Jun 2019

Chhattisgarh CM gets emotional while handing-over state Congress chief post

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed tribal leader Mohan Markam as the chief of the party's Chhattisgarh unit, replacing CM Bhupesh Baghel.

Congress leaders resign, urge Rahul Gandhi to choose new team

28 Jun 2019

Congress leaders resign, urge Rahul Gandhi to choose new team

Even as Rahul Gandhi seems determined to quit as the Congress President after the Lok Sabha poll debacle, several Congress leaders have resigned from their party positions to give him a "free hand" to choose a new team.

Karnataka: Deve Gowda hints at mid-term polls, then takes U-turn

21 Jun 2019

Karnataka: Deve Gowda hints at mid-term polls, then takes U-turn

The coalition between JD(S) and Congress in Karnataka will go down in history as perhaps the most flimsy one.

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress state chiefs to discuss strategy

09 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress state chiefs to discuss strategy

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is slated to meet the party's state chiefs and leaders on Saturday to discuss and start finalizing the grand old party's election strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

06 Feb 2019

Priyanka Gandhi takes office: Here's what happened on first day

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly-inducted Congress general secretary for UP East, got into action on Tuesday, a day after she returned from a private visit to the United States.

#TripleTalaqBill: Before crucial test, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

31 Dec 2018

#TripleTalaqBill: Before crucial test, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

Before the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha last week, could have been brought up in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House was adjourned on Monday till 2 PM.

Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

12 Nov 2018

Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

A pall of gloom descended on Union Minister Ananth Kumar's residence in Bengaluru today as mourners turned up in large numbers to pay their respects.

Karnataka: Congress plans massive fund collection ahead of 2019 elections

24 Sep 2018

Karnataka: Congress plans massive fund collection ahead of 2019 elections

In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress unit in Karnataka has planned a massive people contact and funds collection program through its booth-level workers from October 2, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Karnataka in-charge, KC Venugopal, said.

A hug shakes Indian politics

21 Jul 2018

A hug shakes Indian politics

For the BJP, it was "drama." For the Congress, it was an "unscripted" win. For the rest, it was plain amusing.

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

19 Jul 2018

LS seeks removal of 'no-detention-policy': Students can fail Class-5, 8

The Lok Sabha today passed a bill seeking removal of schools' 'no detention policy' for Classes 5 and 8.

'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent

19 Jul 2018

'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent

Days after he said becoming the Karnataka CM was like "drinking poison," HD Kumaraswamy has asserted it isn't Congress he is unhappy with, but media and the society, which are "consistently working against (his) government."

Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

01 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

Amid growing speculations of a pre-poll alliance between Congress and JD(S) for the upcoming LS elections, Congress leader KC Venugopal today confirmed that both the parties would fight the elections together.

Rahul accompanies Sonia for medical check-up, leaves message for trolls

28 May 2018

Rahul accompanies Sonia for medical check-up, leaves message for trolls

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi left for abroad for her annual medical check-up.

Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

23 May 2018

Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in later today in Karnataka at a ceremony to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders.

Karnataka polls: 'Common-Man' Rahul Gandhi takes the Bengaluru-metro, eats kulfi

09 Apr 2018

Karnataka polls: 'Common-Man' Rahul Gandhi takes the Bengaluru-metro, eats kulfi

Pulling out all stops to make his presence felt ahead of the Karnataka elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday went from hopping into a crowded metro in Bengaluru to obliging commuters with selfies to having kulfi at a roadside ice-cream vendor after a restaurant lunch.

Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

20 Nov 2017

Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

In 2014, PM Narendra Modi allocated $3bn for cleaning Ganga. Cut to 2017, and the plan is badly behind schedule, with contaminated stretches of river-water.

Six Cong MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for 'unruly behavior'

24 Jul 2017

Six Cong MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for 'unruly behavior'

Six Congress MPs have been suspended from the Lok Sabha for five days over 'unruly behavior'.