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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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  • Trump sees 'New Chapter of American Greatness' in big speech Mar 01, 2017 08:28 AM IST

    Trump sees 'New Chapter of American Greatness' in big speech

    Ahead of his signing of a revamped order, Trump said, "Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values."

  • Civic polls: Voting gets underway across Maha; all eyes on BMC Feb 21, 2017 07:46 AM IST

    Civic polls: Voting gets underway across Maha; all eyes on BMC

    Dubbed as a "mini Assembly election", over 1.95 crore voters across the state are entitled to exercise their franchise to choose representatives for ten city corporations, while over 1.80 crore people can cast their votes in the ZP and panchayat samiti polls.

  • Rahul Gandhi's earthquake has been finally felt, says PM Modi Feb 07, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's earthquake has been finally felt, says PM Modi

    Coming hours after Delhi and parts of north India experienced a mild earthquake, Modi‘s quip was a riposte to Rahul Gandhi who had earlier said that if he speaks in Parliament an earthquake would follow.

  • Punjab, Goa to vote for assembly elections tomorrow Feb 03, 2017 10:26 PM IST

    Punjab, Goa to vote for assembly elections tomorrow

    Archrivals BJP and Congress will battle it out in the electoral arena when polls are held in Punjab and Goa tomorrow, with Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, debuting in assembly elections in the two states seeking to play a spoilsport for the two major contenders to power.

  • Punjab polls: Voting to begin on Saturday amid tight security Feb 03, 2017 10:16 PM IST

    Punjab polls: Voting to begin on Saturday amid tight security

    Polling will be held on Saturday to elect the 117-member Punjab Assembly in a three-cornered contest with Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine, which is battling anti-incumbency after a 10-year rule, locked in a tough contest with Congress and new entrant Aam Aadmi Party.

  • UP Elections 2017: Voters won't be duped by Yadav family drama, says Amit Shah Jan 29, 2017 10:33 PM IST

    UP Elections 2017: Voters won't be duped by Yadav family drama, says Amit Shah

    Speaking exclusively to Network18's Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the despite the formidable alliance of Congress and Samajwadi Party in UP, the failure of Akhilesh Yadav to ensure rule of law in the state will be his undoing.

  • UP Election 2017: Akhilesh reaches out to Mulayam Jan 17, 2017 09:08 PM IST

    UP Election 2017: Akhilesh reaches out to Mulayam

    Sources said that Shivpal Yadav – who led a bitter faction fight against Akhilesh – may not be contesting in the assembly polls slated to begin on February 4. According to the compromise reached, Akhilesh will accommodate Shivpal‘s son Aditya Yadav in the final SP list.

  • UP Polls: Akhilesh Yadav may form alliance with Congress, RLD Jan 17, 2017 09:48 AM IST

    UP Polls: Akhilesh Yadav may form alliance with Congress, RLD

    The group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and is entitled to use its name and reserved symbol Bicycle, the three-member Election Commission headed by Nasim Zaidi said in its order.

  • UP Polls: It's father vs son, Mulayam to contest against Akhilesh Jan 16, 2017 01:59 PM IST

    UP Polls: It's father vs son, Mulayam to contest against Akhilesh

    Mulayam made this statement at a meeting with party workers in Lucknow with the media in attendance.

  • IT stocks sink 2-4% after US immigration reform re-introduced Jan 06, 2017 11:16 AM IST

    IT stocks sink 2-4% after US immigration reform re-introduced

    Technology stocks battered on Friday with the Nifty IT index falling nearly 3 percent after the immigration reform re-introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congressmen. Stocks fell for the second consecutive session.

  • Parties leave no stone unturned to woo Uttar Pradesh Jan 02, 2017 09:57 PM IST

    Parties leave no stone unturned to woo Uttar Pradesh

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, a panel including Pankhuri Pathak, spokesperson for the Samajwadi Party, Sanjay Jha spokesperson for Congress and Syed Zafar Islam, the BJP spokesperson and journalist Shekhar Gupta, discuss the battle for the heart of India and the landmark verdict from the Supreme Court.

  • VIDEO: Assault on black money or on the poor? See what experts say Dec 30, 2016 10:10 PM IST

    VIDEO: Assault on black money or on the poor? See what experts say

    Today, the 50 day deadline given to deposit illegal currency came to end and has left us asking whether the hardship worth it?

  • Demonetisation will hurt after Dec: Rahul Gandhi Dec 26, 2016 08:54 PM IST

    Demonetisation will hurt after Dec: Rahul Gandhi

    Terming demonetisation a 'yajna' where the poor and the labourers are "being sacrificed", Rahul Gandhi today said though the Prime Minister has assured the problems due to note ban will end by December 30, the "economic lockdown" will continue to hurt people beyond that.

  • India growth story intact; 3 Fed hikes unlikely: Citi Dec 23, 2016 08:45 AM IST

    India growth story intact; 3 Fed hikes unlikely: Citi

    Willem H Buiter, Global Chief Economist, Citi is of the belief that the demonetisation process in India will only have a minor impact on growth and will not alter the underlying India growth story.

  • Want to speak on lot of issues in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi Dec 14, 2016 12:38 PM IST

    Want to speak on lot of issues in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

    The Congress leader had said that when he gets a chance to speak about demonetisation in the House, "the Prime Minister will not be able to even sit there... Demonetisation is the biggest scam in the history of India... I want to speak in Lok Sabha. I will tell everything there."

  • Join demonetisation campaign, rise above slogans: FM to Oppn Dec 13, 2016 03:05 PM IST

    Join demonetisation campaign, rise above slogans: FM to Oppn

    While urging the Opposition leaders for a debate in Parliament, he said, "Please rise above slogans and join this campaign (demonetisation)."

  • Demonetisation: Probe how new Rs 2,000 notes reached hoarders, says Chidambaram Dec 13, 2016 12:00 PM IST

    Demonetisation: Probe how new Rs 2,000 notes reached hoarders, says Chidambaram

    "This is the biggest scam of the year. This is the one that should be investigated," Chidambaram said at a press conference.

  • Experts say remonetisation will take around 4-12 months Dec 09, 2016 07:47 PM IST

    Experts say remonetisation will take around 4-12 months

    There are estimates that it will take anywhere between 4 months to one year to remonetise the economy, Former RBI Deputy Governor KC Chakrabarty told CNBC-TV18.

  • BJP, Cong unlikely to gain ground in TN post Amma's death: N Ram Dec 06, 2016 11:46 AM IST

    BJP, Cong unlikely to gain ground in TN post Amma's death: N Ram

    MK Venu, Founding Editor at The Wire says backward caste politics are here to stay despite Jayalalithaa's death. O Panneerselvam will have to increase the funds for welfare schemes.

  • Opposition protests on demonetisation in Rajya Sabha continues Nov 30, 2016 12:20 PM IST

    Opposition protests on demonetisation in Rajya Sabha continues

    Rejecting the government's offer for discussion on the situation along the border and resuming the debate on demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes, Opposition members trooped into the Well shouting anti-government slogans, forcing Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to adjourn the proceedings till noon.

  • PM Modi reaches out to Opposition in Rajya Sabha Nov 24, 2016 02:18 PM IST

    PM Modi reaches out to Opposition in Rajya Sabha

    Modi, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in tow, made the gesture when the Upper House went into lunch break amid a debate on demonetisation.

  • Opposition protests force 2 adjournments of Rajya Sabha Nov 17, 2016 12:08 PM IST

    Opposition protests force 2 adjournments of Rajya Sabha

    Slogan-shouting Congress and AIADMK members trooped into the Well, forcing Deputy Chairman P K Kurien to first adjourn the House till 1130 hours and again then till noon.

  • Congress chalks out strategy for winter session Nov 15, 2016 01:22 PM IST

    Congress chalks out strategy for winter session

    The Congress leaders met ahead of an all-party meeting called by the government and another of opposition.

  • Demonetisation: Disappointed with Cong; no plans to digitise lockers, says FM Nov 10, 2016 07:27 PM IST

    Demonetisation: Disappointed with Cong; no plans to digitise lockers, says FM

    In an exclusive interview to Network18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that there will be no liability for those who deposit nominal amounts and once the entire currency replacement is done — it will be business as usual.

  • Cong picks holes in demonetization, says Rs 2K notes a puzzle Nov 09, 2016 06:40 PM IST

    Cong picks holes in demonetization, says Rs 2K notes a puzzle

    Congress today sought to pick holes in the Modi government demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, saying if the idea was to address the issue of black money why has it decided to introduce Rs 2000 denomination notes, and terming the action as a "puzzle".

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