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  • Congress wins Punjab local body elections with thumping majority, bags seven municipal corporations Feb 17, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Congress wins Punjab local body elections with thumping majority, bags seven municipal corporations

    The party has made a clean sweep and bagged all seven urban local bodies for which the results were declared on February 17, namely, Pathankot, Moga, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, and Batala.

  • Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is new Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Feb 16, 2021 11:34 PM IST

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is new Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

    The Congress leadership chose Mallikarjun Kharge to succeed Ghulam Nabi Azad instead of Anand Sharma, who is the deputy leader of the party in the House.

  • Punjab Municipal Elections 2021 | Stray clashes mar voting to 117 urban bodies Feb 14, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Punjab Municipal Elections 2021 | Stray clashes mar voting to 117 urban bodies

    Officials said the turnout in the state could be over 70 per cent with the women outnumbering men in voting. The poll percentage stood at 55.91 per cent at 2 p.m.

  • Congress realises Nehru's blunder of 'gifting' land to China: BJP Feb 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Congress realises Nehru's blunder of 'gifting' land to China: BJP

    "I am glad that the Congress has finally realised that PM Nehru created a 'Himalayan Blunder' by gifting 38,000 sq km land to China. Will it also question its co-owner, the coward Rahul Gandhi for making baseless allegations against PM Modi?" Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary C T Ravi said in a tweet.

  • Congress planning nationwide protest against soaring fuel prices: Ramesh Chennithala Feb 12, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Congress planning nationwide protest against soaring fuel prices: Ramesh Chennithala

    The Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly, who is leading the 'Aiswarya Kerala Yatra' to prepare the ground for Congress-led UDF ahead of the Assembly polls, urged the centre and state governments to lower the excise duty on diesel and petrol to ease the burden on the people.

  • Whole country is with Uttarakhand: Rahul Gandhi on glacier burst Feb 08, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Whole country is with Uttarakhand: Rahul Gandhi on glacier burst

    The glacier burst in the state's Chamoli district triggered a deluge killing 10 people, while over 140 are missing.

  • Mamata Banerjee promised change, but West Bengal saw rebirth of Left: PM Narendra Modi Feb 07, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee promised change, but West Bengal saw rebirth of Left: PM Narendra Modi

    Revival of Left meant revival of corruption, crime, violence, and attacks on democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he accused the CPI(M) and the Congress of being 'hand-in-glove' with the Trinamool Congress.

  • BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal Feb 05, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal

    Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament, BJP member Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe said the government is committed to the welfare of farmers and has taken a slew of steps in the last six years in that direction.

  • Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole resigns Feb 04, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole resigns

    Patole, the MLA from Sakoli in Bhandara district, is likely to replace revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat as state Congress president soon, according to party sources.

  • Congress to recruit 5 lakh social media volunteers to take on BJP online: Report Feb 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    Congress to recruit 5 lakh social media volunteers to take on BJP online: Report

    Over the past seven years, experts have given the BJP an edge over the Congress across all social media platforms.

  • Govt handing over India's assets to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on Union Budget 2021 Feb 01, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Govt handing over India's assets to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on Union Budget 2021

    Prior to the presentation of the budget, Rahul Gandhi said it should provide support to small and medium enterprises, farmers and workers, and generate employment.

  • Delhi Congress passes resolution to make Rahul Gandhi party president with immediate effect Jan 31, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Delhi Congress passes resolution to make Rahul Gandhi party president with immediate effect

    The resolution passed by DPCC stated that the Congress party needs Rahul Gandhi to lead it in its efforts to counter the “communal, authoritarian, and undemocratic forces” trying to destroy the country.

  • Karnataka Congress leader Prakash Rathod caught watching pornographic clip in state assembly Jan 29, 2021 11:10 PM IST

    Karnataka Congress leader Prakash Rathod caught watching pornographic clip in state assembly

    Rathod was caught on camera going through these clips on his phone, but later when confronted denied doing the same.

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman will present dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 in budget: Congress Jan 28, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman will present dressed-up revised estimates for 2020-21 in budget: Congress

    At a press conference, former finance minister P Chidambaram also demanded that the government should make direct cash transfers to 20-30 per cent of the families at the bottom of the economy at least for a period of six months.

  • Rahul Gandhi hits campaign trail in Tamil Nadu, targets PM Modi Jan 23, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi hits campaign trail in Tamil Nadu, targets PM Modi

    Gandhi said what belonged to the farmers was now being taken away by the three new farm laws and alleged ryots "are going to be made servants" of biggest industries.

  • Sanjay Jha attacks Congress after India win, says "they were out for 36, we got 44" Jan 19, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Sanjay Jha attacks Congress after India win, says "they were out for 36, we got 44"

    The Indian team pulled off an exhilarating three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test in Brisbane to claim the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

  • Arunachal BJP MP Tapir Gao blames Congress policies, Rajiv Gandhi for Chinese intrusion Jan 19, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Arunachal BJP MP Tapir Gao blames Congress policies, Rajiv Gandhi for Chinese intrusion

    Arunachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tapir Gao claimed that it was during Congress rule that China occupied Sumdorong Chu Valley in Tawang, Arunachal and said that Congress leader and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had denied Indian Army the permission to push back the People’s Liberation Army.

  • MVA, BJP both claim victory in Maharashtra Panchayat Polls Jan 19, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    MVA, BJP both claim victory in Maharashtra Panchayat Polls

    The gram panchayat elections are not contested on party symbols but political parties support panels in the panchayats and once these panels win, the parties claim victory

  • Bengal polls: Left, Congress to hammer seat-sharing deal by January-end Jan 17, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Bengal polls: Left, Congress to hammer seat-sharing deal by January-end

    Chowdhury said that the parleys between his party and the Left Front are being held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.

  • Madhavsinh Solanki, a poll tactician who shaped Congress in Gujarat Jan 09, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Madhavsinh Solanki, a poll tactician who shaped Congress in Gujarat

    Born in a modest family in Piludra village in Bharuch district, Solanki started his career as a journalist with 'Gujarat Samachar' before joining politics.

  • Why Gujarat local polls are crucial for Congress Jan 08, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Why Gujarat local polls are crucial for Congress

  • Trouble for Congress in Bihar? Former legislator says 11 of the 19 MLAs could leave party soon Jan 06, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    Trouble for Congress in Bihar? Former legislator says 11 of the 19 MLAs could leave party soon

    The Congress, which contested last year’s Bihar assembly elections as a constituent of the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, could win only 19 of the 70 seats it contested.

  • Every farmer-labourer part of movement a 'satyagrahi', they will take back their rights: Rahul Gandhi Jan 03, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Every farmer-labourer part of movement a 'satyagrahi', they will take back their rights: Rahul Gandhi

    The Congress has been seeking the repeal of the three new farm laws, alleging that they will ruin farming and the farmers. The Congress is also supporting the farmers’ agitation against the legislations.

  • Congress leaders raise concern over grant of permission for restricted use of COVID-19 vaccine Jan 03, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Congress leaders raise concern over grant of permission for restricted use of COVID-19 vaccine

    India's drugs regulator DCGI on Sunday approved Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for restricted emergency use.

  • Former Home Minister and Senior Congress Leader Buta Singh passes away Jan 02, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Former Home Minister and Senior Congress Leader Buta Singh passes away

    The senior Congress leader was in a coma since October last year when he was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he suffered a brain hemorrhage.

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