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Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

23 Aug 2020

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

Amid lockdown, UP government starts evacuation of stranded migrant workers

28 Mar 2020

Amid lockdown, UP government starts evacuation of stranded migrant workers

The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed 1,000 buses into service to evacuate migrant workers stranded due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Footage shows cops beating Jamia students, but leaves questions unanswered

16 Feb 2020

Footage shows cops beating Jamia students, but leaves questions unanswered

Two months after violence broke out inside Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, a new CCTV footage shows that cops allegedly barged into the library and beat students with batons.

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

31 Jan 2020

FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

In yet another controversial statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh said that the woman protestor heckled by the party's supporters should "thank her stars."

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

15 Jan 2020

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a penchant for landing in news. And ironically, his words help his political rival, the BJP, reap electoral benefits.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

30 Oct 2019

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till November 13 by Delhi court in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

04 Sep 2019

Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, has become the talking point on social media, but for all the wrong reasons.

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

25 Aug 2019

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

One of the tallest leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday, was cremated with complete state honors at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh Ghat a short while ago.

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

04 Aug 2019

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

28 Jul 2019

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor, said that lack of clarity on leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the party.

Rahul Gandhi's negative campaigning didn't work: Senior Congress leaders

25 May 2019

Rahul Gandhi's negative campaigning didn't work: Senior Congress leaders

From 2014 to 2019, Congress managed to add just 8 seats to its Lok Sabha tally. In last parliamentary polls, Congress won 44 seats and after five years of campaigning, it managed to win 52 seats.

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.

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

14 Apr 2019

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

On Saturday, Congress announced a fresh list of nine candidates for Uttar Pradesh for upcoming Lok Sabha polls but remained mum on Varanasi.

If Congress wins, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali, says Vijay Rupani

25 Mar 2019

If Congress wins, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali, says Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday that if Congress wins upcoming general elections, Pakistan will celebrate Diwali. Rupani, however, noted it was "unlikely" that Congress would win.

Lok Sabha Elections: Key battles to watch out for

24 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha Elections: Key battles to watch out for

India will go to polls from April 11 to decide its future. The battle, which is being touted as "fight for the soul of India" by the Opposition and "fight against dynasty politics" by NDA, will naturally get the attention of the world.

After Nirav Modi's bail rejection, PM says "Chowkidar is alert"

21 Mar 2019

After Nirav Modi's bail rejection, PM says "Chowkidar is alert"

Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, who is the prime accused in the Rs. 13,000 crore PNB fraud, was denied bail by a UK court on Wednesday. He will stay in prison till March 29.

As Parrikar's health worsens, Congress stakes claim to form government

17 Mar 2019

As Parrikar's health worsens, Congress stakes claim to form government

As Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health took a turn for the worse, the Congress unit of the coastal state wrote to Governor Mridula Sinha asking her to dismiss his regime and invite them to form the government instead.

Bihar: Mahagathbandhan talks "almost" over, Congress gets 11 seats

14 Mar 2019

Bihar: Mahagathbandhan talks "almost" over, Congress gets 11 seats

The seat-sharing arrangement among the Opposition parties in Bihar has almost been finalized with Congress agreeing to contest on 11 seats, claimed reports.

Hardik Patel joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi's presence

12 Mar 2019

Hardik Patel joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi's presence

Hardik Patel, the firebrand leader who led the Patidar agitation, joined Congress on Tuesday in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.

#LokSabhaElections: Has Rahul Gandhi failed in making allies happy

11 Mar 2019

#LokSabhaElections: Has Rahul Gandhi failed in making allies happy

The political heat was set to maximum levels on Sunday after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the poll dates.

I'm ashamed: Congress leader quits after party demands airstrikes' proof

10 Mar 2019

I'm ashamed: Congress leader quits after party demands airstrikes' proof

In what could dampen the spirit of Bihar Congress before crucial Lok Sabha elections, senior leader and spokesman Vinod Sharma resigned on Saturday after being upset that the party demanded proofs of IAF strikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

PM indirectly calls Opposition members 'dyslexic,' gets slammed

04 Mar 2019

PM indirectly calls Opposition members 'dyslexic,' gets slammed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his oratory skills and his pitch-perfect speeches.

Google 'best toilet paper' and images of Pakistan's flag appear

19 Feb 2019

Google 'best toilet paper' and images of Pakistan's flag appear

Pakistan has been on the forefront of criticism these days after a deadly terrorist attack on Indian CRPF jawans in Pulwama was carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed last week. And, rightly so.

Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

13 Feb 2019

Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal changed gears on Tuesday as he defended and attacked businessman Anil Ambani just minutes apart, prompting BJP to slam him.

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

06 Feb 2019

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, has nominated the fishermen of Kerala for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

17 Jan 2019

Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad made derogatory remarks on the health of BJP President Amit Shah, saying he has contracted suar ki beemari (illness of pigs).

Congress workers interrupt screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

12 Jan 2019

Congress workers interrupt screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

In Kolkata, a bunch of Congress workers disrupted the screening of Anupam Kher's latest movie The Accidental Prime Minister on Friday saying it insults senior members of the old party.

Ajay Maken, Delhi Congress President, resigns citing health issues

04 Jan 2019

Ajay Maken, Delhi Congress President, resigns citing health issues

Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken today resigned as the party's Delhi unit chief citing health reasons.

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.

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

03 Dec 2018

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

Congress leader blames Raje government for corruption in Rajasthan

24 Nov 2018

Congress leader blames Raje government for corruption in Rajasthan

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot attacked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of corruption and claimed that the state government led by her patronized liquor, land, and sand mafia.

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

21 Nov 2018

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

In what could shape up to be a grand alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress, the National Conference (NC), and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) are in talks to explore the possibility of forming a government in the state.

Tributes pour in for Indira Gandhi on her 34th death-anniversary

31 Oct 2018

Tributes pour in for Indira Gandhi on her 34th death-anniversary

The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh, former President Pranab Mukherjee, and several other leaders paying tributes to her.

Rahul Gandhi won't be projected as PM candidate: Chidambaram

22 Oct 2018

Rahul Gandhi won't be projected as PM candidate: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in an interview, said the party won't project Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Opposition alliance mustn't be at cost of containing Congress: Khurshid

21 Oct 2018

Opposition alliance mustn't be at cost of containing Congress: Khurshid

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid feels it is difficult for the party to come to power on its own in the present situation.

#TharoorBeaten: Kids catch MP's eye as they pronounce 'floccinaucinihilipilification' easily

13 Oct 2018

#TharoorBeaten: Kids catch MP's eye as they pronounce 'floccinaucinihilipilification' easily

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor recently left the Internet in a tizzy with a bombastic word, a word that many didn't know existed- 'floccinaucinihilipilification'.

September 30, 'black day' in lives of Maharashtra quake survivors

26 Sep 2018

September 30, 'black day' in lives of Maharashtra quake survivors

Every year, residents of Killari village in Maharashtra's Latur district observe "black day" on September 30.