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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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  • Expert's debate: Is PM 'over and above' Lokpal purview? Jul 06, 2011 08:39 PM IST

    Expert's debate: Is PM 'over and above' Lokpal purview?

    With the Lokpal Bill dominating the news and with the position of major political parties slowing emerging, where do they stand on the critical issues of the Prime Minister, the judiciary and the ministers of parliament?

  • Should Prime Minister be under Lokpal purview? Jun 21, 2011 06:15 PM IST

    Should Prime Minister be under Lokpal purview?

    Should the Prime Minister be bought under the ambit of the Lokpal or would that be a serious mistake? Experts discuss.

  • Karuna slams media for 'trying' to sever DMK-Cong ties Jun 13, 2011 07:27 PM IST

    Karuna slams media for 'trying' to sever DMK-Cong ties

    Beleagured DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on a section of media, charging it with trying to sever his party's seven-year-old alliance with Congress.

  • Govt favoured RIL in K-G deal: CAG report Jun 13, 2011 11:17 AM IST

    Govt favoured RIL in K-G deal: CAG report

    The 2G heat has hardly died down and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has again embarrassed the Congress-led UPA government.

  • Does NAC's draft bill 'actually' tackle communal violence? Jun 01, 2011 05:45 PM IST

    Does NAC's draft bill 'actually' tackle communal violence?

    The National Advisory Council's (NAC) draft bill to tackle communal violence has created considerable controversy both in the opposition and in sections of the press.

  • Will election verdict lead to reforms revival for UPA-II? May 14, 2011 03:05 PM IST

    Will election verdict lead to reforms revival for UPA-II?

    Parthasarathi Shome, the Director and Chief Executive at ICRIER and Cho Ramaswamy, the Editor of Thuglak, in an interview on CNBC-TV18, spoke about the implications the election verdict would have on the UPA-II's reform agenda.

  • State poll results: What is the message from electorate? May 14, 2011 11:21 AM IST

    State poll results: What is the message from electorate?

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18’s Karan Thapar, Kapil Sibal, from the Congress party; D Raja, from the CPI; Saugata Roy, from the Trinamool Congress, Editor-in-Chief of the Hindu, N Ram and the well-known political analyst Yogendra Yadav, analyse the message from the people of India in election results.

  • Politics won't impact markets for long: Prabhudas Lilladher May 13, 2011 01:59 PM IST

    Politics won't impact markets for long: Prabhudas Lilladher

    Apurva Shah, VP sand HOR at Prabhudas Lilladher, in an interview with CNBC-TV18’s Sonia Shenoy and Anuj Singhal, shared his perception on how the assembly results have impacted the market sentiments.

  • Mamata, Jaya, Gogoi lead, dead heat in Kerala May 11, 2011 09:24 AM IST

    Mamata, Jaya, Gogoi lead, dead heat in Kerala

    The CNN-IBN-The Week post-poll surveys conducted by the CSDS reveal surprising trends among voters in all four states.

  • Bank margins will be between 3.1-3.4%: Demeter Advisors May 03, 2011 11:04 AM IST

    Bank margins will be between 3.1-3.4%: Demeter Advisors

    Ashwini Agarwal the director of Demeter Advisors, in an interview on CNBC-TV18, talks about how he sees the market playing out post the monetary policy review. He also talks about the different factors which will decide how market will move forward.

  • Saifuddin Soz replaces Joshi as PAC head, no decision taken Apr 28, 2011 07:01 PM IST

    Saifuddin Soz replaces Joshi as PAC head, no decision taken

    After Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman MM Joshi walked out of the meeting the committee members have Saifuddin Soz as a replacement reports CNBC-TV18’s Economic Policy Editor Siddharth Zarabi.

  • Food & guest control at wedding: Does it make sense? Apr 28, 2011 07:52 AM IST

    Food & guest control at wedding: Does it make sense?

    Suggestions that the government needs to limit the size of weddings and large functions and restrict the quantity of food served has created debate that encompasses values, economics, taste and the sort of society we want to be. CNBC-TV18’s Karan Thapar explores the many aspects of this decision on India Tonight.

  • Gujarat riots of 2002: Modi's role? Apr 26, 2011 08:24 AM IST

    Gujarat riots of 2002: Modi's role?

    Sanjiv Bhatt’s affidavit, claiming that Narendra Modi asked policemen to let Hindus went their anger and thus condoned the Gujarat killings of 2002, has exploded like a bombshell. CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar examines the many ramifications and implications of this development.

  • What do young MPs feel about corruption? Apr 21, 2011 08:23 AM IST

    What do young MPs feel about corruption?

    While Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption is dominating the news, CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar asks how is this critical issue viewed by India’s young member of parliaments (MPs).

  • 2G scam: Congress, DMK oppose further PAC probe Apr 15, 2011 06:45 PM IST

    2G scam: Congress, DMK oppose further PAC probe

    Sharp divisions were seen in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over its probe into the 2G Spectrum Scam. At the PAC meeting, Congress and DMK members questioned the need for the committee to continue its examination of the matter as a Joint Parliamentary Committee is already in place, reports CNBC-TV18’s Siddharth Zarabi.

  • Lokpal Bill: Was Anna Hazare's hunger strike justified? Apr 13, 2011 03:32 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill: Was Anna Hazare's hunger strike justified?

    Was Anna Hazare’s hunger strike justified? How should we evaluate the attracted and how should we view his Jan Lokpal Bill?

  • Cash for cricketers: Is it misuse of public funds? Apr 08, 2011 07:57 AM IST

    Cash for cricketers: Is it misuse of public funds?

    An apparent competition between State governments and even some central ministers to shower gifts of cash, land, houses or free travel on the World Cup winning cricket team has troubled many people. Is this a suitable and fitting reward or questionable or even possibly distasteful behaviour?

  • Wikileaks expose: BJP vs Congress Mar 31, 2011 08:36 AM IST

    Wikileaks expose: BJP vs Congress

    After attacking the government over the Wikileak exposés, it’s now the BJP’s turn to squirm. From Arun Jaitley and LK Advani to Sheshadri Chari and Prakash Javadekar, leaders of the party may regret what they have reportedly said to American diplomats. CNBC-TV18’s Karan Thapar discusses the issue with eminent set of panelists.

  • Hike in MPLADS: Is it constitutional? Mar 25, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Hike in MPLADS: Is it constitutional?

    The government’s recent decision to increase the MP Local Area Development Scheme funds by 150% from 2-5 crore may have delighted most MPs but it is met with considerable concern and criticism from other quarters. CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar examines this decision, enquires into the constitutionality of the scheme and its efficacy.

  • Wikileaks & cash-for-votes: Government's response? Mar 22, 2011 07:53 AM IST

    Wikileaks & cash-for-votes: Government's response?

    The Wikileak exposé have once again focused concern on how the government won the confidence vote in 2008. In-turn that raised critical issues about the extent of corruption and the integrity of the government, a lot now depends on the government’s response.

  • Is Congress-TMC seat sharing pact a bad deal? Mar 21, 2011 10:09 PM IST

    Is Congress-TMC seat sharing pact a bad deal?

    Unlike the DMK, where Congress was seen as having had the upper hand, in Bengal it is clear that Mamata has had her way. Congress has had an increase of one seat but the crucial Kolkata seats are still with Mamata, CNBC-TV18's Priyanka Gupta and Pallavi Ghosh report

  • WikiLeaks has exposed Congress: BJP MP Mar 17, 2011 04:56 PM IST

    WikiLeaks has exposed Congress: BJP MP

    BJP MP Ashok Argal, one of the three MPs who had displayed in Parliament wads of cash allegedly given to them in bribe ahead of the 2008 trust vote, today said his allegations have proven to be true and the Congress has been exposed.

  • Wobble in DMK-Cong relations: Will it impact TN elections? Mar 11, 2011 03:57 PM IST

    Wobble in DMK-Cong relations: Will it impact TN elections?

    With elections just a month away, what impact will the very public wobble in DMK-Congress relations have on their election prospects, has this ensured a Jayalalithaa victory as some polls predict and if so, what does the future hold for the government in Delhi?

  • See no immediate threat to UPA govt: Rajdeep Sardesai Mar 07, 2011 09:20 PM IST

    See no immediate threat to UPA govt: Rajdeep Sardesai

    There may be a compromise in sight for the DMK-Congress stalemate. In an interview with CNBC-TV18's economic policy editor Siddharth Zarabi, Rajdeep Sardesai, editor in chief, CNN IBN, speaks about the issue and gives his outlook going forward.

  • Efforts are on to avert divorce with DMK: Sources Mar 07, 2011 06:55 PM IST

    Efforts are on to avert divorce with DMK: Sources

    The political scene is heating up with all the ministers from DMK going to Delhi to submit their resignation. But it seems like all is not over yet and that efforts are on to avert the divorce, reports CNBC-TV18’s Swathi Narayanan.

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