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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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  • Cong nod needed to pass GST, has max seats in RS: Shekhar Nov 27, 2015 09:59 AM IST

    Cong nod needed to pass GST, has max seats in RS: Shekhar

    The approval or the go-ahead by the Congress will be required to pass the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha, says senior columnist Shekhar Gupta. "It has the maximum number of seats in the Upper House and hence the parties don't matter," he told CNBC-TV18

  • BJP, Congress issues delaying GST rollout: Derek O‘Brien Nov 25, 2015 07:22 PM IST

    BJP, Congress issues delaying GST rollout: Derek O‘Brien

    TMC MP Derek O‘Brien, in an interview with CNBC-TV18 says that issues between BJP and Congress is delaying the passing of GST Bill.

  • Need to put a cap on GST rate, says P Chidambaram Nov 25, 2015 05:42 PM IST

    Need to put a cap on GST rate, says P Chidambaram

    P Chidambaram, former Finance Minister & Senior Leader, Congress says the Congress wants inclusion of the tax rate in the bill itself and demands for a cap on the same as suggested by the Chief Economic Advisor's report.

  • Govt ready to discuss changes in GST bill with Congress: FM Nov 24, 2015 09:39 PM IST

    Govt ready to discuss changes in GST bill with Congress: FM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who needs Parliament approval for the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill in the winter session beginning Thursday to rollout the new indirect tax regime from planned April 1, said he is willing to discuss with Congress as some of its suggestions were not in the larger interest of the GST structure.

  • GST rate could be lower than 18%, say sources Nov 23, 2015 11:13 AM IST

    GST rate could be lower than 18%, say sources

    If the GST rate is lower than 18 percent then the FinMin believes there's a good chance of the Bill being passed in the Winter Session as the Oppostion won't have any reason to stall it further.

  • Joint Parliamentary Committee on Land Bill to meet today Nov 23, 2015 08:32 AM IST

    Joint Parliamentary Committee on Land Bill to meet today

    The joint parliamentary committee examining the land bill will meet today to try and reach a consensus on the contentious clauses of the bill. The committee's reports will be submitted in the winter session of the parliament which begins on Thursday. CNN-IBN's Sumit Pande has more details.

  • Hoping Nitish's GST support continues post Bihar win: FM Nov 09, 2015 12:31 PM IST

    Hoping Nitish's GST support continues post Bihar win: FM

    "Nitish contested the Bihar election on the plank of governance and development. In his first 10 years, development happened at a very elementary level — building roads, hospitals, etc. He can't continue to do just that... If he continues on the path of development, he will have the support of the Centre," says finance minister Arun Jaitley

  • Where is intolerance?India will never be intolerant:Jaitley Nov 03, 2015 02:59 PM IST

    Where is intolerance?India will never be intolerant:Jaitley

    Calling as "aberrations" some of the recent incidents including the beef row, Jaitley insisted that there is "no justification" in returning of awards and the national situation "is absolutely peaceful.

  • Sam Pitroda releases autobiography 'Dreaming Big' Oct 19, 2015 10:33 PM IST

    Sam Pitroda releases autobiography 'Dreaming Big'

    He has for long been considered one of the pioneers of bringing in technology to India. His association with the Indian government goes back to when Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister.

  • Congress, Shiv Sena slam govt's 4-day meat ban in Mumbai Sep 08, 2015 09:54 PM IST

    Congress, Shiv Sena slam govt's 4-day meat ban in Mumbai

    Coming just months after the blanket ban on sale and consumption of beef, the latest move is making Mumbaikars see red.

  • Govt issues statutory order on Land Bill Aug 28, 2015 08:36 PM IST

    Govt issues statutory order on Land Bill

    Sources say the order will ensure compensation for land acquired under 13 Acts and will safeguard the rehabilitation of land owners.

  • BJP retains power in B'luru civic polls, setback for Cong Aug 25, 2015 07:48 PM IST

    BJP retains power in B'luru civic polls, setback for Cong

    Upsetting Congress plans to wrest control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council with an all out offensive, BJP won 100 wards out of 198, as the results were declared today by the State Election Commission for the polls held on August 22.

  • Government may reconvene Parliament's Monsoon Session Aug 25, 2015 05:53 PM IST

    Government may reconvene Parliament's Monsoon Session

    With the government having failed to pass its legislative business in the Monsoon Session which was a near washout, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venakiah Naidu met Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and appealed to all political parties to cooperate in smooth functioning of Parliament in the "larger national interest".

  • Bengaluru civic polls tomorrow Aug 21, 2015 09:27 PM IST

    Bengaluru civic polls tomorrow

    The election is being held after a prolonged court battle, as Siddaramaiah led government sought to defer it on grounds of trifurcating the civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

  • Lalit Modi to help Sahara in selling its properties in US Aug 17, 2015 05:18 PM IST

    Lalit Modi to help Sahara in selling its properties in US

    This revelation was made before the Supreme Court by US-based Madison Capital, which said that it would buy two hotels owned by Sahara.

  • Rahul is immature, India stands educated on Cong: Jaitley Aug 13, 2015 03:53 PM IST

    Rahul is immature, India stands educated on Cong: Jaitley

    Addressing mediapersons in the national capital, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government would go to all 53 Lok Sabha constituencies being held by Congress and Left and expose what they did in Parliament.

  • Government keeps option open of reconvening session Aug 13, 2015 02:16 PM IST

    Government keeps option open of reconvening session

    Sources said the decision to reconvene Monsoon session, after the washout of last three weeks due to disruptions by Congress-led opposition, will depend on whether there is some significant headway with other parties on the contentious GST bill.

  • Fed up of parliamentary logjam, NGO seeks SC's intervention Aug 12, 2015 09:23 PM IST

    Fed up of parliamentary logjam, NGO seeks SC's intervention

    In a unique plea filed in the Supreme Court, a non-government organization (NGO) today filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking its intervention to ensure the legislative process is not disrupted by lawmakers and asked it lay down guidelines for them.

  • Govt tears into Cong, rejects demand for Sushma's exit Aug 12, 2015 09:07 PM IST

    Govt tears into Cong, rejects demand for Sushma's exit

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Lok Sabha that the previous UPA government had not taken any concrete steps to bring back Lalit Modi, who is facing money laundering charges, as the Congress-led dispensation was on the "wrong route".

  • India Inc signs petition urging Cong to let Parl function Aug 12, 2015 10:41 AM IST

    India Inc signs petition urging Cong to let Parl function

    The petition has been signed by top industrialists including Rahul Bajaj, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, Pawan Munjal of Hero MotorCorp, Adi Godrej and Kiran Majumdar Shaw.

  • GST Bill introduced amid uproar by Opposition Aug 12, 2015 10:00 AM IST

    GST Bill introduced amid uproar by Opposition

    Amidst uproar by opposition parties, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday introduced the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha. However, discussions could not be held on the same due to the pandemonium forcing the Speaker to adjourn of the House for the day.

  • Is the April 2016 GST dream over? Aug 11, 2015 05:24 PM IST

    Is the April 2016 GST dream over?

    Aimed at creating a customs union for India's 1.2 billion people, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) is the biggest revenue shake-up since independence from Britain in 1947. Supporters say it will add up to two percentage points to economic growth.

  • Govt introduces GST Bill in RS amidst Congress uproar Aug 11, 2015 04:00 PM IST

    Govt introduces GST Bill in RS amidst Congress uproar

    The GST, that seeks to replace all indirect taxes, with a uniform levy has already been approved by the Lok Sabha and was in last session referred to a Rajya Sabha Select Committee. The current Monsoon session of Parliament ends on August 13.

  • Hope prevails? Govt to list GST Bill on RS agenda today Aug 10, 2015 10:00 PM IST

    Hope prevails? Govt to list GST Bill on RS agenda today

    Struggling to transact any legislative business, thanks to a rebellious opposition, the government is going all out to make one last push for the goods and services tax (GST) days before the Monsoon Session of Parliament ends.

  • Land Bill deferred to winter session; GST roll out unlikely Aug 10, 2015 03:00 PM IST

    Land Bill deferred to winter session; GST roll out unlikely

    Joint committee report on the Land Bill will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament instead of the current monsoon session.

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