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  • Politically, I’ve been against Congress, NCP: Uddhav Thackeray says amid rumours of discontent in MVA Jul 14, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Politically, I’ve been against Congress, NCP: Uddhav Thackeray says amid rumours of discontent in MVA

    The Maharashtra CM’s statement came days after state Congress chief Nana Patole claimed that Shiv Sena and NCP were keeping a tab on his movements.

  • Govt weakening country: Rahul Gandhi Jul 14, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Govt weakening country: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi cited a media report that claimed that the Chinese military has again crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh at several places and that there has been at least one incident of clash between the two sides.

  • UP population control bill: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Opposition join chorus against the move Jul 13, 2021 11:33 AM IST

    UP population control bill: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Opposition join chorus against the move

    The Uttar Pradesh government has released a draft Population Control Bill, which seeks to bar couples with more than two children from contesting local bodies elections and receiving subsidies, among other things.

  • Congress chief Sonia Gandhi calls Parliamentary strategy group meet on July 14 Jul 13, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi calls Parliamentary strategy group meet on July 14

    Among those who will attend the July 14 meeting are Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

  • Ready to step down if Congress high-command asks me: Chhattisgarh CM on sharing the post Jul 12, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Ready to step down if Congress high-command asks me: Chhattisgarh CM on sharing the post

    Baghel was speaking to reporters at the Raipur airport after returning from Delhi where he met AICC leaders Priyanka Gandhi and PL Punia. On July 9, Baghel visited Shimla where he paid last respects to former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh.

  • Kamal Nath takes jibe at Jyotiraditya Scindia on his appointment as civil aviation minister Jul 10, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Kamal Nath takes jibe at Jyotiraditya Scindia on his appointment as civil aviation minister

    Earlier, Congress' youth wing chief Srinivas BV also took a jibe at Jyotiraditya Scindia on his inclusion in the Union Cabinet

  • Voting for 476 block panchayat chief posts underway in Uttar Pradesh Jul 10, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Voting for 476 block panchayat chief posts underway in Uttar Pradesh

    According to State Election Commissioner Manoj Kumar, 1,778 nomination papers were received for 825 posts of the block panchayat chief, of which 68 were cancelled and 187 withdrawn.

  • In Faridkot, epicentre of Punjab’s biggest emotive issue, anger against Congress, Captain for not arresting Badals Jul 08, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    In Faridkot, epicentre of Punjab’s biggest emotive issue, anger against Congress, Captain for not arresting Badals

    Two separate SITs were set up this May, one under IG Naunihal Singh to probe the Behbal Kalan firings that killed Krishna Bhagwan and Gurjeet Singh, and other under ADGP LK Yadav which is probing a police firing in nearby Kotkapura town that left many injured.

  • Maharashtra: Ex-Congress minister Kripashankar Singh joins BJP Jul 07, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Maharashtra: Ex-Congress minister Kripashankar Singh joins BJP

    Kripashankar Singh, who joined the BJP in presence of state unit chief Chandrakant Patil and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, had also served as the Mumbai Congress chief during 2008-2012.

  • Rahul Gandhi attacks government on Rafale deal Jul 04, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi attacks government on Rafale deal

    The Congress has demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale deal, alleging corruption in the purchase of the fighter jets, and said such an investigation is the only way forward to find the truth.

  • Lakshadweep denies entry to Kerala Congress leaders, calls it 'planned effort to disturb peace' Jul 04, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Lakshadweep denies entry to Kerala Congress leaders, calls it 'planned effort to disturb peace'

    Locals in Lakshadweep have been protesting against the draft legislation like Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation, Lakshadweep Animal Prevention Regulation, and Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation, 2021

  • Rahul used as 'pawn' by rival firms, BJP alleges as Congress attacks govt on Rafale deal Jul 03, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Rahul used as 'pawn' by rival firms, BJP alleges as Congress attacks govt on Rafale deal

    This is akin to a competent authority in India writing down in a file that "please act accordingly" when a matter is brought before him, Sambit Patra said and accused the Congress of spreading lies and misconceptions over the issue.

  • Congress internal crisis grows; now, Sushil Kumar Shinde says party's tradition of 'debates, dialogues ended' Jul 01, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Congress internal crisis grows; now, Sushil Kumar Shinde says party's tradition of 'debates, dialogues ended'

    The Shiv Sena, an ally of the Congress in Maharashtra, said the latter should introspect over Sushil Kumar Shinde's critical remarks.

  • No discussion yet on CM face for 2023, no natives vs migrants divide in Karnataka Congress: Siddaramaiah Jul 01, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    No discussion yet on CM face for 2023, no natives vs migrants divide in Karnataka Congress: Siddaramaiah

    "Election has to happen, new legislators will come, based on their opinion, high command will decide, why discuss now," Siddaramaiah said.

  • Punjab Congress 'Infighting' | Navjot Sidhu at residence of Rahul Gandhi hours after meeting Priyanka Vadra Jun 30, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Punjab Congress 'Infighting' | Navjot Sidhu at residence of Rahul Gandhi hours after meeting Priyanka Vadra

    A day earlier, Rahul Gandhi had denied scheduling any meeting with Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with party veteran and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

  • Opposition alliance at national level incomplete without Congress: Sanjay Raut Jun 26, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Opposition alliance at national level incomplete without Congress: Sanjay Raut

    Sanjay Raut’s statements come four days after leaders of eight opposition parties, including TMC, SP, AAP, RLD and the Left, assembled at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in New Delhi and discussed various issues facing the country.

  • Congress to stage nationwide agitation from July 7-17 against inflation, hike in fuel prices Jun 25, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Congress to stage nationwide agitation from July 7-17 against inflation, hike in fuel prices

    These programmes will be implemented by the state units of the party between July 7 and July 17 and shall comprise leaders and members of the party as well as the AICC's frontal organisations, Congress said.

  • Congress members should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi Jun 24, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Congress members should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi also said that the country needs to prepare for the possible third wave and take proactive measures so that children are spared this calamity.

  • Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha to host non-Congress opposition leaders today Jun 22, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha to host non-Congress opposition leaders today

    Invitations for the meeting hosted by Sharad Pawar and Yashwant Sinha were sent out to 15 political parties as well as some ‘eminent persons from different sections of society’ to discuss the ‘current scenario’ in the country

  • Sonia Gandhi convenes meet on June 24 to discuss Congress' plan to hold protests against govt Jun 21, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Sonia Gandhi convenes meet on June 24 to discuss Congress' plan to hold protests against govt

    In the meeting, which will be held virtually, party leaders will also discuss the current Covid and political situations. They will give their suggestions for taking on the government and reaching out to the people to highlight its failures, sources said.

  • NC, PDP, Congress leaders invited for PM Modi's all-party meeting to discuss Jammu & Kashmir's future roadmap Jun 19, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    NC, PDP, Congress leaders invited for PM Modi's all-party meeting to discuss Jammu & Kashmir's future roadmap

    Among those invited are four former chief ministers -- Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.

  • Bring white paper on black money stashed abroad: Congress to govt Jun 19, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Bring white paper on black money stashed abroad: Congress to govt

    Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said the government should also come out with a complete list of measures that it has undertaken to check the stashing of black money in foreign banks.

  • Pressure builds for inquiry into Ayodhya land purchase, no expert valuation was done Jun 18, 2021 08:08 AM IST

    Pressure builds for inquiry into Ayodhya land purchase, no expert valuation was done

    The Union Home Ministry has a senior officer on the Trust, along with a senior UP government official and the Ayodhya District Magistrate. But the land deal seems to have been handled mainly by the Trust’s secretary and VHP leader Champat Rai and member Anil Mishra.

  • India needs quick and complete vaccination, not BJP's lies: Rahul Gandhi Jun 16, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    India needs quick and complete vaccination, not BJP's lies: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi also alleged that the government was trying to save the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attempts that are facilitating the virus and costing people's lives.

  • Congress is a sinking ship, says JD(U) but ducks queries on possibility of split in Bihar Jun 14, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    Congress is a sinking ship, says JD(U) but ducks queries on possibility of split in Bihar

    The party had suffered a split in three years ago when its former state president Ashok Choudhary walked over to the JD(U) along with some other legislators. Choudhary has since risen to prominence in JD(U), as the party's working state president during the assembly polls, and is seen as one of the trusted cabinet colleagues of the Chief Minister.

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