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  • West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: Rivals in Kerala, Congress and Left are allies in Bengal Dec 28, 2020 02:01 PM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: Rivals in Kerala, Congress and Left are allies in Bengal

    The announcement comes with a political contradiction that the Congress and the Left are principal rivals in Kerala, which also goes to polls along with West Bengal in April-May 2021.

  • Like Amethi, Rae Bareli too will bid goodbye to Gandhis: Smriti Irani Dec 26, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Like Amethi, Rae Bareli too will bid goodbye to Gandhis: Smriti Irani

    The Union minister alleged that the Gandhi family and Rahul Gandhi have knowingly thrown farmers and the poor in poverty to do their politics without any hurdles.

  • West Bengal assembly polls 2021: Congress to ally with Left parties Dec 24, 2020 02:57 PM IST

    West Bengal assembly polls 2021: Congress to ally with Left parties

    West Bengal is expected to head for Legislative Assembly elections in April-May 2021.

  • Farmers’ protest: Delhi Police detains Priyanka Gandhi, other Congress leaders Dec 24, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Farmers’ protest: Delhi Police detains Priyanka Gandhi, other Congress leaders

    The Congress contingent, which included Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other leaders, was marching towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit a memorandum to the president, seeking his intervention in the farm reform laws issue.

  • BJP's Anil Firojiya, Nitin Gadkari, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi among the most helpful MPs during COVID-19 lockdown Dec 23, 2020 05:04 PM IST

    BJP's Anil Firojiya, Nitin Gadkari, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi among the most helpful MPs during COVID-19 lockdown

    Adala Prabhakara Reddy (YSRCP), Mahua Moitra (TMC), LS Tejasvi Surya (BJP), Hemant Tukaram Godse (Shiv Sena), Sukhbir Singh Badal (SAD), Shankar Lalwani (BJP), and Dr T Sumathy (a) Thamizhachi Thangapandian (DMK) make it to the list of top 10 helpful MPs during COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown.

  • Sonia Gandhi appoints 3 AICC secretaries each for poll-bound Assam, Kerala Dec 19, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi appoints 3 AICC secretaries each for poll-bound Assam, Kerala

    Assembly polls in the two states, where the Congress is the main opposition party, are slated for April-May.

  • Congress’ student wing NSUI in-charge Ruchi Gupta resigns Dec 19, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    Congress’ student wing NSUI in-charge Ruchi Gupta resigns

    Ruchi Gupta, the joint secretary in-charge of Congress’ student wing, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), said key organisational changes had remained pending for “very long” and "the situation has thus become untenable".

  • Crucial Congress meet starts at Sonia Gandhi's residence today; many of the 23 dissenting 'letter-writers' attend Dec 19, 2020 11:17 AM IST

    Crucial Congress meet starts at Sonia Gandhi's residence today; many of the 23 dissenting 'letter-writers' attend

    Ahead of the meeting, the Congress downplayed any internal frictions and said Rahul Gandhi was the "right person" to lead the party.

  • Sonia Gandhi to meet some of Congress’ 23 dissenting letter writers tomorrow Dec 18, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi to meet some of Congress’ 23 dissenting letter writers tomorrow

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi is set to meet some of the 23 dissenting senior party leaders who had written to her seeking reforms in the organisation.

  • Farmers' Protest Highlights | Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari & Mangesh borders closed, traffic diverted from Mukarba & GTK road Dec 18, 2020 07:53 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest Highlights | Singhu, Auchandi, Piau Maniyari & Mangesh borders closed, traffic diverted from Mukarba & GTK road

    Farmers' Protest Highlights : Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 23rd day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the agri reform laws.

  • Congress not against private entities playing key role in farming, clarifies Randeep Surjewala Dec 16, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Congress not against private entities playing key role in farming, clarifies Randeep Surjewala

    The party now says it is not against private entities getting producers from farmers.

  • Why Rahul Gandhi, Congress members walked out of defence parliamentary panel meeting Dec 16, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    Why Rahul Gandhi, Congress members walked out of defence parliamentary panel meeting

    Rahul Gandhi was disallowed to speak at the meeting by the panel chairman Jual Oram (BJP) when he sought to raise the issues of Chinese aggression and better equipping the soldiers at the border in Ladakh, sources said.

  • Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Day of 'special joy' for farmers, says PM on Rs 3,500 crore subsidy for sugar mills Dec 16, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Day of 'special joy' for farmers, says PM on Rs 3,500 crore subsidy for sugar mills

    Farmers' Protest News Highlights: Farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm reform laws has entered 21st day today. Farmers from different states have been camping at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points to demand repeal of the farm reform laws.

  • Ruckus in Karnataka Assembly as Congress legislators drag deputy chairman off seat Dec 15, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Ruckus in Karnataka Assembly as Congress legislators drag deputy chairman off seat

    In a video that has been widely circulated, the Congress leaders can be seen pushing and dragging the deputy chairman off the seat claiming it is “unconstitutional” of him to occupy the Chair. They had alleged that Dharme Gowda was occupying the seat of Chairman K Prathapchandra Shetty.

  • Pranab Mukherjee's memoir: Son says stop publishing; daughter says don't Dec 15, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    Pranab Mukherjee's memoir: Son says stop publishing; daughter says don't

    The book slated for publication in January next year is part four of Pranab Mukherjee’s memoirs which first came out in 2014, when he was the President of India.

  • For Modi govt, crony capitalists are 'best friends', alleges Rahul Gandhi Dec 15, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    For Modi govt, crony capitalists are 'best friends', alleges Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi's attack on the government comes at a time when thousands of farmers have been protesting for more than two weeks on the borders of Delhi, demanding withdrawal of three new farm laws.

  • Resolve farmers' agitation through dialogue: Congress leader to Government Dec 14, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Resolve farmers' agitation through dialogue: Congress leader to Government

    Speaking at the annual FICCI AGM, which was held virtually, senior congress leader called upon the government to be more generous in giving out money to all sections affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially the poor, and provide more stimulus to help revive the economy.

  • Won't comment on Pranab Mukherjee's book before reading in full: Congress leaders Dec 13, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Won't comment on Pranab Mukherjee's book before reading in full: Congress leaders

    Former union minister M Veerappa Moily, who was part of the UPA government headed by Manmohan Singh, noted the book was yet to be released and one had to understand the context in which Mukherjee made the observations.

  • How many sacrifices will farmers have to make to get agri laws repealed, asks Rahul Gandhi Dec 12, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    How many sacrifices will farmers have to make to get agri laws repealed, asks Rahul Gandhi

    At least five rounds of formal talks have taken place between the Centre and representatives of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, protesting on various borders of the national capital for over two weeks, but the deadlock has continued with the unions sticking to their main demand for the repeal of the three contentious laws.

  • Congress leadership lost political focus after my elevation as president: Pranab Mukherjee wrote in his last book Dec 12, 2020 09:39 AM IST

    Congress leadership lost political focus after my elevation as president: Pranab Mukherjee wrote in his last book

    His observations come at a time of intense internal turmoil in the Congress.

  • Not against farm sector reforms, but new laws don't reflect those changes: Congress Dec 08, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    Not against farm sector reforms, but new laws don't reflect those changes: Congress

    Senior Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said agriculture reforms should be discussed afresh in Parliament and new laws enacted after consulting all stakeholders.

  • Sonia Gandhi’s birthday celebration cancelled due to farmers' protest, COVID-19 crisis Dec 08, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi’s birthday celebration cancelled due to farmers' protest, COVID-19 crisis

    Sonia Gandhi, who will turn 74 on December 9, is currently in Goa. She is accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi. The Congress interim president will be there till the air quality in Delhi improves.

  • Rahul Gandhi urges people to support Bharat Bandh Dec 08, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi urges people to support Bharat Bandh

    Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party are supporting the farmers' agitation and they have demanded a repeal of the three farm laws.

  • Gandhi brand has become Congress’ kryptonite: Sanjay Jha Dec 08, 2020 10:07 AM IST

    Gandhi brand has become Congress’ kryptonite: Sanjay Jha

    “The GHMC election, where Congress got two out of 150 seats, is an apotheosis of Congress’s terminal decadence. It is perhaps the final wake-up call before the curtains roll,” Sanjay Jha wrote in a blog on The Times of India.

  • Sharad Pawar a senior but fell short to understand Rahul Gandhi: Congress Dec 07, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar a senior but fell short to understand Rahul Gandhi: Congress

    Pawar's comments seem to have not gone down well with the Congress, which is a constituent in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government along with the NCP.

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