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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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  • Congress in terminal decline; needs to introspect: BJP May 19, 2016 07:14 PM IST

    Congress in terminal decline; needs to introspect: BJP

    After a loss in Assam, the disruptive mood of Congress is likely to change in the Parliament.

  • A look at 2 years of Modi government through eyes of Jaitley May 16, 2016 03:00 PM IST

    A look at 2 years of Modi government through eyes of Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley re-iterates the importance of Goods and Services Tax (GST) for India and lists various advantages for the states from the same.

  • Mallya met a BJP min in parliament before leaving: Rahul Gandhi Mar 29, 2016 08:42 PM IST

    Mallya met a BJP min in parliament before leaving: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleged that Mallya met a Union Minister in the parliament house before leaving the country, while addressing a rally in poll bound Assam

  • BJP's Assam Vision Document promises crackdown on infiltration Mar 26, 2016 03:52 PM IST

    BJP's Assam Vision Document promises crackdown on infiltration

    "Congress tried to destroy and change the demography of the state by encouraging infiltration. Congress has been doing it for many decades and took no action," Union Minister Arun Jaitley said attacking the Gogoi government while releasing BJP's Vision Document for Assam.

  • Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee takes up Vijay Mallya issue Mar 14, 2016 09:31 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee takes up Vijay Mallya issue

    Congress members in Rajya Sabha on Monday again raised the Mallya issue, and demanded that the industrialist be brought back to India, along with former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

  • Cong, BJP trade charges over Mallya default case Mar 10, 2016 01:14 PM IST

    Cong, BJP trade charges over Mallya default case

    Maintaining that Mallya lived a "luxurious life" and had bases in several countries, the Congress leader said Mallya is not a "needle" and moves around with an entourage and expressed surprise how he managed to leave the country despite a CBI "Look Out Notice".

  • PM attacks Cong, then reaches out to Oppn for support Mar 03, 2016 01:56 PM IST

    PM attacks Cong, then reaches out to Oppn for support

    Modi, speaking in the Lok Sabha, used wit and barbs as he responded to the attack by Congress over various initiatives of his government, including 'Make in India' and MNREGA.

  • Budget 2016: Don't think this is an inspirational Budget, says Anand Sharma Feb 29, 2016 07:52 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Don't think this is an inspirational Budget, says Anand Sharma

    Senior Congress leader and former commerce minister Anand Sharma says this is not an inspirational Budget. He does not think Budget 2016 will lift growth or even encourage investment. He also says the Budget has not given a fillip to savings

  • Budget Session: Reforms or more ruckus? Experts debate Feb 22, 2016 09:04 PM IST

    Budget Session: Reforms or more ruckus? Experts debate

    As India stands at the cusp of the Budget Session, we have 11 bills pending in the Lok Sabha and a whopping 54 bills pending in the upper house.

  • Govt ready to discuss all issues, including JNU row: PM Modi Feb 16, 2016 03:04 PM IST

    Govt ready to discuss all issues, including JNU row: PM Modi

    Following the meeting, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu told mediapersons that all the parties agreed that Parliament must be allowed to function during the Budget Session.

  • Jaitley hopeful of GST Bill in ensuing Budget session Jan 02, 2016 01:09 PM IST

    Jaitley hopeful of GST Bill in ensuing Budget session

    "The next session is going to be extremely important. And half way through the next session, the numbers of the Upper House are also going to change. So I am reasonably optimistic, as far as the next session is concerned, that we may be able to push it through," Jaitley said.

  • Deadlock in Parl's Dec session casts worry over nxt session Dec 23, 2015 07:50 PM IST

    Deadlock in Parl's Dec session casts worry over nxt session

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, AK Bhattacharya, Editor of Business Standard says that the Parliament needs a new template to engage the Opposition.

  • Govt faces flak for 'getting nothing' at WTO Dec 21, 2015 09:39 PM IST

    Govt faces flak for 'getting nothing' at WTO

    Trade experts maintain that India could not get a reaffirmation on continuing the Doha trade talks and without a Doha trade deal, programmes like 'Make in India' could be impacted.

  • FM says almost certain GST rate will be much less than 18% Dec 16, 2015 12:02 PM IST

    FM says almost certain GST rate will be much less than 18%

    GST is intended to create a single market and boost commerce in India's $2 trillion economy, but the bill, which was passed by the lower house of parliament, has been blocked in the upper house where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist coalition lacks a majority.

  • FM seeks Cong support to GST, says India can have 9% growth Dec 15, 2015 09:07 PM IST

    FM seeks Cong support to GST, says India can have 9% growth

    Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for openly supporting GST and appealed to those opposing it that a message should not go to the world that Parliament in India is being an "obstruction".

  • Have clarified our position on GST to Congress: Government Dec 10, 2015 09:05 PM IST

    Have clarified our position on GST to Congress: Government

    The fate of the goods and services tax is shrouded in uncertainty. Sources in the government say they have communicated their stand to the Congress party. CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan joins us with more on this development.

  • Nat'l Herald case to mar GST's prospects: Bhupendra Chaubey Dec 09, 2015 09:22 AM IST

    Nat'l Herald case to mar GST's prospects: Bhupendra Chaubey

    Bhupendra Chaubey the National Affairs Editor at CNN-IBN says recent development in the National Herald case has added fuel to the fire.

  • Political party donations jump 151% in FY15: ADR Dec 08, 2015 10:32 PM IST

    Political party donations jump 151% in FY15: ADR

    Among these, the top fund contributors in order were Bharti Group, the Birlas and the Lodhas.

  • I am fighting corruption and will continue to do so: Swamy Dec 08, 2015 09:30 PM IST

    I am fighting corruption and will continue to do so: Swamy

    Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, who is also representing the Gandhis in the case, says the case has no legal standing

  • What's next for reforms? Sunil Jain decodes Dec 08, 2015 06:31 PM IST

    What's next for reforms? Sunil Jain decodes

    Sunil Jain of The Financial Express says even before the National Herald case, Rahul Gandhi's tone was very aggressive and the passage of GST looked difficult.

  • Jaitley rebuts Cong charge of govt vendetta in Herald case Dec 08, 2015 04:55 PM IST

    Jaitley rebuts Cong charge of govt vendetta in Herald case

    Attacking the Congress over disruption of Parliament on the issue, he asked party leaders including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to face the courts saying India is not a banana republic in which Parliament or media can decide the guilt or innocence in such matters

  • National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to move Supreme Court Dec 07, 2015 08:57 PM IST

    National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul to move Supreme Court

    Congress has vowed to take the fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a statement Congress said that it does not view the judgement pronounced by Delhi High Court as a setback as being represented in a section of the media.

  • CEA report on GST rate may be submitted on Friday Dec 03, 2015 02:21 PM IST

    CEA report on GST rate may be submitted on Friday

    The CEA panel may also recommend concessional, lower, standard and higher GST rates. Sources suggest cigarettes, luxury cars and beverages may have a higher GST rate. Precious metals on the other hand may be taxed at a concessional GST rate.

  • Experts discuss how the GST is likely to impact economy Nov 27, 2015 09:27 PM IST

    Experts discuss how the GST is likely to impact economy

    The burning issue in the on-going winter session of Parliament is that of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill that is yet to get consensus from all parties.

  • Here's what political leaders have to say on GST Nov 27, 2015 02:25 PM IST

    Here's what political leaders have to say on GST

    Watch accompanying video wherein Jayant Sinha, MoS, Finance, Venkaiah Naidu, Minister, Parliamentary Affairs, Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice President and Digvijay Singh, Member, Congress shared their views on the goods and service tax (GST) Bill.

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