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  • Congress steps up internal deliberations in Rajasthan, rejig of cabinet likely soon Jun 14, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Congress steps up internal deliberations in Rajasthan, rejig of cabinet likely soon

    Senior Congress leaders, including general secretary in-charge of Congress in Rajasthan Ajay Maken, are holding discussions with leaders of various camps to resolve their grievances.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan says Congress-ruled states should cut tax on petrol, diesel; mum on high taxes in BJP-ruled states Jun 13, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Dharmendra Pradhan says Congress-ruled states should cut tax on petrol, diesel; mum on high taxes in BJP-ruled states

    Petrol and diesel have risen to all-time high across the country after fuel rates rose by Rs 5.72 to Rs 6.25 per litre in less than six weeks. This is due to a combination of rising international oil prices and record high central and state taxes.

  • Congress asks its leaders to stick to official party stance on Article 370 after Digvijaya Singh's remark stirs row Jun 13, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    Congress asks its leaders to stick to official party stance on Article 370 after Digvijaya Singh's remark stirs row

    In a leaked Clubhouse chat, Digvijaya Singh said that the Congress will have to "relook" the decision to revoke Article 370, a remark that drew a sharp response from the BJP.

  • Digvijaya Singh's remark on revoking Article 370 stirs row; BJP's Shekhawat compares Congress to Pakistan in response Jun 12, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Digvijaya Singh's remark on revoking Article 370 stirs row; BJP's Shekhawat compares Congress to Pakistan in response

    The BJP has criticised Digvijaya Singh's remark, with the party's national spokesperson Sambit Patra asking the Congress to clarify its position on the issue.

  • Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra will complete full term: Sharad Pawar Jun 10, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra will complete full term: Sharad Pawar

    Speaking on the 22nd foundation day of the NCP, Pawar also said the MVA (comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) will do well in the next Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, indicating the three parties may contest the 2024 polls together.

  • BJP received Rs 785 crore from donors in FY20, five times that of Congress Jun 10, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    BJP received Rs 785 crore from donors in FY20, five times that of Congress

    A sum of Rs 217 crore was donated to the BJP by a single corporate electoral trust.

  • 'Over my dead body': Congress' G-23 leader Kapil Sibal vows not to join BJP, disapproves of Jitin Prasad's move Jun 10, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    'Over my dead body': Congress' G-23 leader Kapil Sibal vows not to join BJP, disapproves of Jitin Prasad's move

    Kapil Sibal, while disapproving of Jitin Prasada's switch to the BJP, said the Congress leadership needs to respond to the party's internal crisis. "I am sure leadership knows what the problems are and I hope the leadership listens because nothing survives without listening," he said.

  • After backlash, Delhi govt hospital withdraws 'no Malayalam' order; nurses from Kerala seek apology Jun 06, 2021 10:54 AM IST

    After backlash, Delhi govt hospital withdraws 'no Malayalam' order; nurses from Kerala seek apology

    G B Pant nurses' association president Liladhar Ramchandani claimed it was issued in pursuance of a complaint sent by a patient to a senior officer in the health department, regarding use of Malayalam language at the hospital.

  • In poll-bound Uttarakhand, severe infighting threatens to ruin Congress’ victory hopes Jun 04, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    In poll-bound Uttarakhand, severe infighting threatens to ruin Congress’ victory hopes

    Severe infighting in opposition ranks could give the BJP a good chance to return to power in the assembly elections due next year. If that happens, it will buck a trend: Uttarakhand has a record of voting out an incumbent government.

  • Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress Jun 03, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress

    The legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman John Curtis and it is likely to benefit Indian IT professionals anguishing over decades of Green Card wait.

  • Deliberate bid to keep Congress out of GoM formed after GST meet: Ashok Gehlot Jun 01, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Deliberate bid to keep Congress out of GoM formed after GST meet: Ashok Gehlot

    Ashok Gehlot said only the BJP has more members in the GST Council. Keeping out the Congress members is most unfortunate and strikes at the very roots of cooperative federalism, he added.

  • Bank frauds on the rise under Modi govt: Congress May 31, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Bank frauds on the rise under Modi govt: Congress

    Gourav Vallabh said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) annual report for 2020-21 points out certain alarming statistics and alleged that the failure of the Modi government in controlling infections due to the second wave of COVID-19 is denting a heavy blow again to the economy.

  • Amarinder-Sidhu row: Sonia Gandhi sets up 3-member panel to resolve differences among leaders in Punjab May 28, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    Amarinder-Sidhu row: Sonia Gandhi sets up 3-member panel to resolve differences among leaders in Punjab

    The committee comes in the wake of infighting and factionalism within the Punjab unit of the Congress ahead of 2022 assembly elections in the state.

  • 'Toolkit': How new coronavirus strain sparked controversy between BJP and Congress - all you need to know May 25, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    'Toolkit': How new coronavirus strain sparked controversy between BJP and Congress - all you need to know

    The Delhi Police served notices to two Congress leaders in the 'COVID toolkit' case on May 25, asking them to join the probe into a complaint in the matter.

  • Delhi Police visits Twitter India's offices to serve notice in 'toolkit' case May 24, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Delhi Police visits Twitter India's offices to serve notice in 'toolkit' case

    The visit was necessitated as the investigators wanted to ascertain who is the right person to serve a notice, "as replies by Twitter India MD have been very ambiguous," the Delhi Police said.

  • 'Congress Toolkit' tweets by BJP leaders continue to be labelled as 'manipulated media' May 24, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    'Congress Toolkit' tweets by BJP leaders continue to be labelled as 'manipulated media'

    The tweets can be seen on the feed of at least five accounts, such as Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, party’s national social media in-charge Priti Gandhi and national spokesperson Sambit Patra.

  • BJP’s Sambit Patra summoned by Chhattisgarh Police over 'toolkit' issue May 23, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    BJP’s Sambit Patra summoned by Chhattisgarh Police over 'toolkit' issue

    BJP’s Sambit Patra has been asked to report at Raipur's Civil Line police station at 4 pm on May 23.

  • Kerala assembly: Congress MLA VD Satheesan to be Leader of Opposition May 22, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Kerala assembly: Congress MLA VD Satheesan to be Leader of Opposition

    VD Satheesan was elected from the Paravur seat in the Kerala Assembly election held in April.

  • Centre asks Twitter to drop 'manipulated media' tag for 'Congress toolkit' tweets: Reports May 21, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    Centre asks Twitter to drop 'manipulated media' tag for 'Congress toolkit' tweets: Reports

    The objection raised by the Centre, as claimed by reports, comes a day after Twitter flagged BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s “Congress toolkit” tweet as “manipulated media”.

  • Rajasthan: Congress MLA close to Sachin Pilot sends his resignation to assembly speaker May 19, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Rajasthan: Congress MLA close to Sachin Pilot sends his resignation to assembly speaker

    Hemaram Choudhary, who represents Gudamalani seat in the Assembly, was among 19 Congress legislators, led by former Deputy CM Pilot, who had rebelled against Gehlot last year

  • India's future wants Modi's system to be shaken out of sleep, says Rahul Gandhi May 18, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    India's future wants Modi's system to be shaken out of sleep, says Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi has been seeking a proper vaccine protocol to be put in place for providing protection from COVID-19 to all Indians.

  • Covishield dose gap row | UK going back to 8 weeks, Indian scientists must beware of 'govt's trap', says P Chidambaram May 15, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Covishield dose gap row | UK going back to 8 weeks, Indian scientists must beware of 'govt's trap', says P Chidambaram

    "The government is laying a trap in which scientists and medical experts will fall, and the government will pass the blame on them," Chidambaram said.

  • Karnataka Congress moots ₹100 Cr fund to procure COVID-19 vaccines amid shortage of supply May 14, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Karnataka Congress moots ₹100 Cr fund to procure COVID-19 vaccines amid shortage of supply

    The announcement comes after the BS Yediyurappa-led Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka temporarily suspended the Covid-19 vaccination for the age group of 18 to 44 years from May 14, due to shortage in supply.

  • Petrol, diesel prices rise for third consecutive day, Congress accuses Centre of 'looting people' May 12, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Petrol, diesel prices rise for third consecutive day, Congress accuses Centre of 'looting people'

    In Mumbai, the prices increased to Rs 98.36 per litre, 24 paise higher than the previous day.

  • Congress misleading people, creating panic in fight against COVID-19: BJP's JP Nadda to Sonia Gandhi May 11, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Congress misleading people, creating panic in fight against COVID-19: BJP's JP Nadda to Sonia Gandhi

    BJP president JP Nadda accused Congress leaders, including a chief minister, of trying to actively create vaccine hesitancy during the once-in-a-century pandemic.

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