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  • Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71 following COVID complications Nov 25, 2020 06:53 AM IST

    Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71 following COVID complications

    Ahmed Patel, the Treasurer of the Congress party and a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, died due to multiple organ failure. He was battling post-COVID complications.

  • Hyderabad municipal elections, usually a dull affair, heat up after BJP takes on TRS monopoly Nov 23, 2020 02:36 PM IST

    Hyderabad municipal elections, usually a dull affair, heat up after BJP takes on TRS monopoly

    The BJP’s win in the recent Assembly bypoll means Telangana Rashtra Samiti cannot take its dominance over the state’s politics for granted.

  • ‘Party structure has collapsed, needs revamp’: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Nov 23, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    ‘Party structure has collapsed, needs revamp’: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

    Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was the senior-most among the 23 letter writers demanding an organisational overhaul in the Congress, said they are raising issues as "reformists and not rebels".

  • 'They wonder why BJP keeps winning': Amit Malviya takes a swipe at holidaying Gandhis Nov 22, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    'They wonder why BJP keeps winning': Amit Malviya takes a swipe at holidaying Gandhis

    Notably, the interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was accompanied by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was advised by doctors to shift out of Delhi due to pollution after which the mother-son duo reached Goa on Friday last week for better health.

  • Before COVID-19, society became victim of two pandemics - religiosity, strident nationalism: Hamid Ansari Nov 21, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Before COVID-19, society became victim of two pandemics - religiosity, strident nationalism: Hamid Ansari

    Ansari said that as against religiosity and strident nationalism, patriotism is a more positive concept as it is defensive both militarily and culturally.

  • As Bihar minister resigns within three days of taking oath over corruption, Congress asks who is the real cuplrit in appointing him in NDA Nov 20, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    As Bihar minister resigns within three days of taking oath over corruption, Congress asks who is the real cuplrit in appointing him in NDA

    Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked what kind of governance would the BJP-JDU alliance provide in the state and if this was not "cheating" with the 12 crore people of Bihar.

  • Part of 'Gupkar Gang', Farooq Abdullah-led NC is BJP's ally in Kargil: Report Nov 19, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Part of 'Gupkar Gang', Farooq Abdullah-led NC is BJP's ally in Kargil: Report

    The 2018 Kargil Hill Council had produced a hung verdict, leading to a string of coalitions

  • ‘Need comprehensive review’: P Chidambaram joins Congress critics Nov 19, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    ‘Need comprehensive review’: P Chidambaram joins Congress critics

    Talking about the Bihar assembly election result, former union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said he feels that his party contested more seats than its organisational strength.

  • Kapil Sibal's comments have hurt sentiments of Congress workers across country: Ashok Gehlot Nov 16, 2020 10:08 PM IST

    Kapil Sibal's comments have hurt sentiments of Congress workers across country: Ashok Gehlot

    Sibal was part of a group of 23 senior Congress leaders who had in August written to party chief Sonia Gandhi making suggestions on ways revive the organisation.

  • Congress MP Manish Tewari tests positive for COVID-19 Nov 16, 2020 07:54 PM IST

    Congress MP Manish Tewari tests positive for COVID-19

    The former Union minister for Information and Broadcasting said "all those who have been in contact with me over the past few days are advised caution.”

  • Congress policy planning cell to decide whether to join call for Jammu and Kashmir's return to statehood Nov 14, 2020 09:21 PM IST

    Congress policy planning cell to decide whether to join call for Jammu and Kashmir's return to statehood

    The Congress said it is in consultation with 'like-minded parties' for seat adjustments for the upcoming District Development Council elections in J&K. This cooperation may extend to the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) to restore statehood for the union territory.

  • Shrinking space and existential threats Congress faces Nov 13, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Shrinking space and existential threats Congress faces

    Apart from major organisational issues, the party has lost its support base among major caste groups in state after state. It never managed to appeal to the growing middle class in the post-liberalisation era or to the youth or women, which would have offset this loss of caste base

  • Tejashwi Yadav claims NDA won Bihar by deceit, calls in Congress for "deep" introspection Nov 12, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Tejashwi Yadav claims NDA won Bihar by deceit, calls in Congress for "deep" introspection

    "It was undoubtedly a mandate for change. The NDA won by dhan, bal and chhal (money, muscle power and deceit," Tejashwi Yadav told a press conference after he was elected the leader of the five-party Grand Alliance, which gave a stiff competition to the NDA before the latter scraped through.

  • Bihar Election 2020 | Result reignites dissent in Congress, questions raised about Gandhi family’s role: Report Nov 12, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 | Result reignites dissent in Congress, questions raised about Gandhi family’s role: Report

    The Mahagathbandhan – which fell just 12 seats short of the majority mark – could have won the Bihar Assembly election had Congress managed to perform as good as its alliance partners.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020: BJP powers NDA, Left’s resurgence and other key takeaways Nov 11, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020: BJP powers NDA, Left’s resurgence and other key takeaways

    Bihar Election Result 2020: BJP powering the National Democratic Alliance, Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party denting the Janata Dal (United)'s chances, resurgence of the Left parties and other key takeaways from the poll outcome.

  • Bihar Election Results 2020: Highlights of a whirlwind counting day that ended in NDA victory Nov 11, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    Bihar Election Results 2020: Highlights of a whirlwind counting day that ended in NDA victory

    Nitish Kumar will continue his tenure as the longest serving chief minister of Bihar. Here are the highest of the counting day on November 10 as the election was up for grabs late into the night.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020 highlights: NDA to form govt next week; Go vocal for local this Diwali, urges PM Narendra Modi in address to BJP cadre Nov 11, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 highlights: NDA to form govt next week; Go vocal for local this Diwali, urges PM Narendra Modi in address to BJP cadre

    Bihar Election Result 2020 highlights: PM Narendra Modi addressed BJP cadre today after poll victory. The NDA held on to its lead over MGB to cross the 122-seat 'magic figure' before dawn today.

  • Bihar Election 2020: BJP improves tally, but new alliance arithmetic pulls down NDA vote share since 2019 Lok Sabha elections Nov 10, 2020 11:18 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: BJP improves tally, but new alliance arithmetic pulls down NDA vote share since 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    Riding on the 'Modi wave' in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the National Democratic Alliance, which included LJP, had garnered more than 53 percent votes and won 39 out of 40 seats.

  • Bypoll Results | BJP consolidates its position, Congress has reason to worry Nov 10, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Bypoll Results | BJP consolidates its position, Congress has reason to worry

    The BJP has reason to cheer — the voters have not gravitated away from where they were a year ago during the general elections. The Congress seems to be failing election after election

  • Patna Sahib Election Result LIVE Updates: Incumbent minister Nand Kishore Yadav of BJP wins against Congress' Pravin Singh Nov 10, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    Patna Sahib Election Result LIVE Updates: Incumbent minister Nand Kishore Yadav of BJP wins against Congress' Pravin Singh

    As results for the Bihar assembly elections 2020 come in, Nand Kishore Yadav of the BJP won comfortably against the Congress' Pravin Singh in the Patna Sahib constituency, by more than 17,000 votes.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020: Latest trends in the largest and smallest constituencies in the state Nov 10, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020: Latest trends in the largest and smallest constituencies in the state

    Barbigha is the smallest constituent assembly in terms of electorate, while Digha is the largest. Check out which parties and candidates have the edge in these battleground seats.

  • Bankipur Election Result LIVE Updates | Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha loses to BJP's Nitin Nabin Nov 10, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    Bankipur Election Result LIVE Updates | Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha loses to BJP's Nitin Nabin

    Bankipur Election Result LIVE: BJP candidate Nitin Nabin leads over Shatrughan Sinha's son and Congress leader Luv Sinha by over 17,000 votes.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020: Will Congress regain lost ground with Bihar or 'struggle for survival’ as junior partner in 'Grand Alliance'? Nov 10, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020: Will Congress regain lost ground with Bihar or 'struggle for survival’ as junior partner in 'Grand Alliance'?

    After 1985, Congress has barely managed to win 75 seats single-handedly in Bihar and shrunk to 27 seats in 2015. Despite being a national party, its strategy to form an alliance as a junior partner is also raising several eyebrows.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020 Highlights: NDA clinches Bihar in nail-biting finish, RJD is single-largest party Nov 10, 2020 05:45 AM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 Highlights: NDA clinches Bihar in nail-biting finish, RJD is single-largest party

    Bihar Election Result 2020 Highlights: NDA held on to its lead over MGB, passing the 122 seat magic figure early November 11 morning even as RJD emerged as the single-largest party.

  • Bihar has voted for change: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala Nov 07, 2020 10:03 PM IST

    Bihar has voted for change: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

    "We are confident that Bihar has voted for a change and Bihar will vote for the change," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

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