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The Indian National Congress is an Indian political party founded in 1885. After Indian independence in 1947, the Congress became the dominant political party in the country. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru served as the first Prime Minister of India. More

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  • Hopeful of meeting GST deadline, no u-turn on land bill: FM Aug 06, 2015 06:28 PM IST

    Hopeful of meeting GST deadline, no u-turn on land bill: FM

    As hopes diminish about the passage of the GST bill during the Monsoon session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Congress needs to come back to the negotiating table to help boost the legislative process.

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley regrets delay in GST rollout Aug 05, 2015 06:51 PM IST

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley regrets delay in GST rollout

    The minister said in Lok Sabha that India can see 8 per cent growth as the government is taking a host of steps to boost investment besides reviving stalled projects and pumping in more funds into PSU banks.

  • Parl Panel may suggest govt accept UPA clauses on Land Bill Aug 03, 2015 06:51 PM IST

    Parl Panel may suggest govt accept UPA clauses on Land Bill

    The 30-member Joint Committee of Parliament has likely suggested the government withdraw six key amendments, including the proposal to remove the key consent clause and requirement to submit social impact assessment (SIA) from the Land Acquisition Bill.

  • TMC not to attend LS from tomorrow to protest suspension Aug 03, 2015 06:25 PM IST

    TMC not to attend LS from tomorrow to protest suspension

    "For the greater interest of Parliamentary democracy, we are opposed to suspension of 25 Lok Sabha MPs. We are not attending Lok Sabha from tomorrow," Bandyopadhyay said in a statement.

  • Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 25 Congress MPs for 5 days Aug 03, 2015 06:17 PM IST

    Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 25 Congress MPs for 5 days

    Congress-led opposition parties continued to stall the proceedings of Parliament, inviting the ire of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who went on to suspend at least 25 opposition MPs for five days.

  • Shiv Sena joins Opposition meeting on land bill Jul 28, 2015 09:36 PM IST

    Shiv Sena joins Opposition meeting on land bill

    NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has reservations over the land bill, on Tuesday joined a meeting of opposition parties to work out a strategy to thwart the proposed changes in the 2013 law which are up for consideration before a Joint Committee of Parliament.

  • Rajya Sabha panel endorses majority provisions of GST Bill Jul 22, 2015 02:15 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha panel endorses majority provisions of GST Bill

    The landmark bill on GST on Wednesday won majority support of the Rajya Sabha Select Committee, which endorsed almost all the provisions while also agreeing to demands of parties like TMC for a five-year compensation to states.

  • Govt backs Swaraj on Lalit Modi row; opp wants resignation Jul 21, 2015 05:20 PM IST

    Govt backs Swaraj on Lalit Modi row; opp wants resignation

    On the first day of the proceeding of the Monsoon session of Parliament, Rajya Sabha faced three back-to-back adjournments after Opposition created uproar seeking Sushma's resignation in the row over alleged links with former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi.

  • GST battle half won; implementation will be a worry: MINT Jul 21, 2015 01:30 PM IST

    GST battle half won; implementation will be a worry: MINT

    Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, MINT says the battle is half won but implementation of the GST Bill, deciding upon the compensation levels and increase in the rate will remain a cause of worry.

  • Parliament session to begin on 21st; to discuss all issues Jul 20, 2015 01:13 PM IST

    Parliament session to begin on 21st; to discuss all issues

    With the Monsoon Session beginning on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to parties to utilise Parliament time for discussing all issues and said running both the Houses is a shared responsibility of all, even as he exhorted them to move forward on the contentious Land Bill.

  • Govt agrees to panel recos on GST loss compensation Jul 20, 2015 12:59 PM IST

    Govt agrees to panel recos on GST loss compensation

    The Central government has indicated its willingness to amend Section 19 to get all state governments on board and the Select Panel is unanimous in this decision.

  • Land Bill deadlock: Experts debate Jul 15, 2015 07:42 PM IST

    Land Bill deadlock: Experts debate

    Arvind Sawant, MP, Shiv Sena and Rajeev Gowda of the Congress spoke to CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan on whether they think the impasse on Land Bill is likely to continue or they see a break through soon.

  • Some CMs who backed Land Bill before are now opposing: Govt Jul 15, 2015 02:54 PM IST

    Some CMs who backed Land Bill before are now opposing: Govt

    Addressing a press conference in the national capital following the Niti Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that several Chief Ministers had earlier agreed the land bill amendments.

  • Iranian oil to hit mkt in Q4; see crude @ $66/bbl: Barclays Jul 15, 2015 09:36 AM IST

    Iranian oil to hit mkt in Q4; see crude @ $66/bbl: Barclays

    The reason behind the fall and rise in oil prices yesterday, according to Miswin Mahesh of Barclays is the fact that the Iranian nuclear agreement still needs to be approved within the Congress in the US. They have 60 days to do that.

  • Don't push for changes in GST Bill, government tells panel Jul 14, 2015 11:42 AM IST

    Don't push for changes in GST Bill, government tells panel

    The GST Panel met last Friday to review the Constitutional Amendment Bill. As of now, the Congress Party stands isolated on the 1 percent additional tax to be done away with.

  • GST panel finalizes report; Cong dissents on 1% add'l levy Jul 10, 2015 10:19 PM IST

    GST panel finalizes report; Cong dissents on 1% add'l levy

    Sources say the Congress is likely to submit a 'dissent note' on this subject when the panel submits the report.

  • Monsoon session has all elements to make it stormy: Gupta Jul 07, 2015 01:44 PM IST

    Monsoon session has all elements to make it stormy: Gupta

    Editor & Columnist Shekhar Gupta said a stormy session is expected in Rajya Sabha but the Congress needs to be sensible with its views.

  • Exclusive: GST Bill may not be passed this monsoon session Jul 06, 2015 09:18 AM IST

    Exclusive: GST Bill may not be passed this monsoon session

    Sources said the government was anyway not hopeful of the Land Bill being taken up in the monsoon session, but the latest development on the GST Bill has come as a nasty surprise.

  • Cong targets PM over Lalit Modi visa row,BJP defends Sushma Jun 15, 2015 08:44 PM IST

    Cong targets PM over Lalit Modi visa row,BJP defends Sushma

    Asserting that the External Affairs Minister could have done what she did without the consent of the Prime Minister, pointing to some "new facts" that, according to the Congress, appeared on Sunday.

  • Manmohan, Cong leaders aided 2G scam: Ex-Trai chief's book May 26, 2015 10:02 AM IST

    Manmohan, Cong leaders aided 2G scam: Ex-Trai chief's book

    Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman Pradip Baijal has launched a scathing attack on the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leaders and the CBI in his latest book.

  • Chidambaram questions Modi govt over its one year in office May 25, 2015 05:47 PM IST

    Chidambaram questions Modi govt over its one year in office

    P Chidambaram, former Finance Minister, raises questions about various policies and bills undertaken during the first year of BJP in power.

  • Rahul hits out hard at Centre over contentious Land Bill May 12, 2015 04:49 PM IST

    Rahul hits out hard at Centre over contentious Land Bill

    "We took two years to bring Land Bill and NDA government killed the Bill in a very short time, " Rahul Gandhi said while addressing the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

  • Trial court summons Naveen Jindal, 14 others on May 22 May 06, 2015 05:00 PM IST

    Trial court summons Naveen Jindal, 14 others on May 22

    Special judge Bharat Parashar has asked all 15 accused to appear on May 22 after taking cognizance of CBI chargesheet in connection with the Amar-Konda Murga-Dangal coal block allocation scam case.

  • Lok Sabha passes GST Constitutional Amendment Bill May 06, 2015 03:00 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes GST Constitutional Amendment Bill

    The Lower House or the Lok Sabha passed the Goods and Service Tax, or the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill on Wednesday amid furore in the Parliament with the Congress staging a walkout.

  • 25-27% GST rate to be detrimental to economy: BMR May 05, 2015 09:53 PM IST

    25-27% GST rate to be detrimental to economy: BMR

    Rajeev Dimri, leader - indirect tax, BMR & Associates says multiple agencies can interpret the Bill in different ways. It is necessary to empower the GST council, he adds.

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