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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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  • Patron of Power: BJP is corporate India's party of choice Sep 24, 2012 11:18 PM IST

    Patron of Power: BJP is corporate India's party of choice

    The Congress may be India's richest political party, but when it comes to raking in donations, arch-rival Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) wins hands down.

  • TMC exit cosmetic; UPA-SP alliance challenging: Expert Sep 24, 2012 11:28 AM IST

    TMC exit cosmetic; UPA-SP alliance challenging: Expert

    Sunil Jain, opinion editor at Financial Express said, the Congress – SP alliance will be full of challenges and the year 2013 would be very tough.

  • A sizeable Cabinet reshuffle likely to happen: Vinod Sharma Sep 21, 2012 10:59 PM IST

    A sizeable Cabinet reshuffle likely to happen: Vinod Sharma

    Vinod Sharma, political editor, Hindustan Times, says that a sizeable cabinet reshuffle may happen and some of the younger ministers may get promoted in order to give the government a personality transplant, which will fit well with the policy initiatives that have been initiated by the Prime Minister.

  • UPA seems confident, no threat to govt: Yogendra Yadav Sep 21, 2012 10:55 AM IST

    UPA seems confident, no threat to govt: Yogendra Yadav

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Yogendra Yadav, Political Analyst said there is no imminent threat to the government and it might not collapse. Although, the Congress might have a sense of security at the moment but, Yadav feels there is a question mark over its sustainability.

  • Congress has many friends, Bharat bandh affecting eco: FM Sep 20, 2012 02:36 PM IST

    Congress has many friends, Bharat bandh affecting eco: FM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday claimed that there was no threat to the UPA Government despite Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress deciding to pull out.

  • Govt not likely to rollback; may cut diesel price: Expert Sep 17, 2012 11:41 AM IST

    Govt not likely to rollback; may cut diesel price: Expert

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson of Hindustan Times Group believes the government this time has made a well thought out move. Therefore, there is hardly any likelihood of a rollback. At the most, she feels there could be slight tinkering in the rates of diesel and LPG cylinders.

  • Legislative logjam may not end if coalgate settles: Yadav Sep 07, 2012 12:31 PM IST

    Legislative logjam may not end if coalgate settles: Yadav

    Political Analyst, Yogendra Yadav said he is disappointed with no action this session. But, he is not surprised with it. According to him, legislative logjam is not likely to end even if the coalgate issue subsides.

  • De-allocation of coal blocks not easy: Sriprakash Jaiswal Sep 04, 2012 05:00 PM IST

    De-allocation of coal blocks not easy: Sriprakash Jaiswal

    As the furore over coal block allocation continues, coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said de-allocation of blocks is not an easy process and will lead to complications later.

  • Sept series is promising; IFCI to settle at Rs 23: Tulsian Aug 31, 2012 05:36 PM IST

    Sept series is promising; IFCI to settle at Rs 23: Tulsian

    Stock-analyst SP Tulsian of sptulsian.com explains to CNBC-TV18 that the government might initiate a host of positive decisions in September and that IFCI would settle at Rs 23 after a free-fall caused by the conversions of its Rs 933-crore optionally convertible debentures into equity.

  • Sonia hits out at BJP for disrupting Parliament Aug 30, 2012 07:00 PM IST

    Sonia hits out at BJP for disrupting Parliament

    Hitting out at the BJP for stalling Parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday made it clear its wishes would not be fulfilled through such tactics and dared it for a debate on coal block allocation to separate "fact" from "fiction".

  • Cancel 142 coal blocks and quit: BJP to PM Aug 27, 2012 03:55 PM IST

    Cancel 142 coal blocks and quit: BJP to PM

    LK Advani calls Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on coal blocks allocation disappointing. Advani says he should not have criticised the CAG.

  • BJP's move to let MPs resign premature, says N Ram Aug 23, 2012 10:53 AM IST

    BJP's move to let MPs resign premature, says N Ram

    The opposition is up in arms against the government, raising its voice against corruption in the parliament. The news is still not confirmed, N Ram, former Editor-in-Chief of Hindu feels though it there is a possibility of such a thing, it seems premature.

  • PM cannot deliver what the country expects: Nitin Gadkari Jul 31, 2012 10:58 AM IST

    PM cannot deliver what the country expects: Nitin Gadkari

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been a party of reforms and ever since it lost its power in 2004, it‘s a party which is trying to call it again.

  • See upside capped at 5180-5200 on Nifty in near-term: IL&FS Jul 27, 2012 10:38 AM IST

    See upside capped at 5180-5200 on Nifty in near-term: IL&FS

    Vibhav Kapoor of IL&FS says investors will be quite disappointed if the government doesn't act in a month or so. "I think the upside is capped at 5180-5200 on the Nifty in the near-term," he told CNBC-TV18 in an interview.

  • Expect diesel, LPG price hike; negative on Crompton: Vijay Jul 23, 2012 10:00 AM IST

    Expect diesel, LPG price hike; negative on Crompton: Vijay

    PN Vijay, Portfolio Manager, askpnvijay.com, says that though the management and business of Crompton is good it is not advisable to buy this stock at this level. They have too many headwinds going in Crompton.

  • Expect reforms by Aug to avoid ratings downgrade: BS editor Jul 20, 2012 03:08 PM IST

    Expect reforms by Aug to avoid ratings downgrade: BS editor

    AK Bhattacharya, Editor of Business Standard said that UPA has not been able to manage its alliances effectively. The government needs to bring positive changes to the controversial GAAR and UPA has to consolidate the fiscal deficit, Bhattacharya tells CNBC-TV18.

  • FDI in retail may be a reality by August 15: Govt sources Jul 19, 2012 05:22 PM IST

    FDI in retail may be a reality by August 15: Govt sources

    CNBC-TV18 learns the contentious foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail may be a reality by August 15, reports Shereen Bhan.

  • I love PA Sangma, but no scope for a debate: Pranab Jun 29, 2012 02:58 PM IST

    I love PA Sangma, but no scope for a debate: Pranab

    UPA's Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee on Friday rejected his competitor PA Sangma's debate for a debate. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Pranab said, "I love Sangma, but where is the question of a debate?"

  • President poll: NDA meet ends, no decision on candidate Jun 15, 2012 04:33 PM IST

    President poll: NDA meet ends, no decision on candidate

    The NDA remained undecided on its Presidential candidate after a meeting at senior leader LK Advani's residence on Friday morning. Advani said the meeting was not to decide anything but to analyse the situation.

  • Cong to shortly announce name for Prez poll: Pranab Jun 14, 2012 01:59 PM IST

    Cong to shortly announce name for Prez poll: Pranab

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, a prominent contender for the President's post, today said UPA, led by Congress, will announce the name of its candidate shortly for the top job.

  • Diesel price hike not advisable now: Congress tells Govt May 24, 2012 03:01 PM IST

    Diesel price hike not advisable now: Congress tells Govt

    Congress has conveyed to the government that a hike in diesel prices was not advisable at the moment, according to sources. Congress also said that even though a hike in petrol prices was required, the timing was wrong.

  • Petrol price hike: Congress asks its states to cut tax May 24, 2012 12:32 PM IST

    Petrol price hike: Congress asks its states to cut tax

    Under pressure from its allies, the Opposition and the public over the steep hike in petrol price, the Congress has asked all its state governments to cut taxes on fuel prices.

  • UPA II completes 3 yrs, not much to celebrate May 21, 2012 06:10 PM IST

    UPA II completes 3 yrs, not much to celebrate

    As UPA II completes three years in power today, corruption and black money are being seen as the biggest challenge for the government. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi present their third report card, CNBC-TV18‘s Pallabi Ghosh reports that there may not be much to celebrate.

  • 4 Cong ministers may quit to look after party affairs Apr 24, 2012 06:55 PM IST

    4 Cong ministers may quit to look after party affairs

    The Congress is set for a major reshuffle with several senior ministers writing to party President Sonia Gandhi saying they want to be relieved of their portfolios and work for the party.

  • 'Lack of ally support to weigh on govt decisions' Mar 22, 2012 12:16 PM IST

    'Lack of ally support to weigh on govt decisions'

    Editor of the Business Standard AK Bhattacharya believes that the ability of the government to make tough policy decisions will be hit due to the lack of ally support.

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