Saturday, September 25, 2021

Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mewani to join Congress on Sept 28: Sources

New Delhi | September 25, 2021 4:16:08 PM IST
Former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) MLA Jignesh Mewani from Gujarat are expected to join the Congress party on September 28, said Congress party sources.... read..

Congress using COVID deaths to its political advantage, says Karnataka Health Minister

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 25, 2021 5:46:04 AM IST
Karnataka Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr K Sudhakar on Friday slammed the Congress for using COVID-19 deaths to its political advantage.... read..

Rahul Gandhi directs Congress to launch 'aggressive campaign' against BJP in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | September 25, 2021 11:46:12 AM IST
Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Goa, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday directed the state unit of the party to launch an aggressive campaign against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.... read..

Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on Sep 28

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar along with independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani will join Congress on September 28, sources close to the CPI leader and Mevani have confirmed.... read..

Mumbai Congress leader welcomes Governor's request to convene Assembly session to discuss women's safety

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 4:16:16 PM IST
Mumbai Congress leader has welcomed Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's request to convene a special Assembly session to discuss the increasing number of rape cases in the country and said that and said that after the Saki Naka rape case, the Maharashtra chi... read..

Congress appoints new Tripura party President, 5 Working Presidents

Agartala |Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Amidst the hectic political activities by all the major parties in Tripura, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Minister and seasoned politician Birajit Sinha as the party President in the northeastern state and chose five leaders a... read..

Ahead of meeting with Congress leadership, Channi meets Punjab MLAs in Delhi

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 9:16:08 PM IST
Ahead of the meeting with the Congress high command, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is holding meetings with the state party MLAs at Kapurthala House in the national capital.... read..

Congress G-23 leaders decry 'status quo' on issues

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
After Amarinder Singh's stepping down as Punjab Chief Minister, the 'G-23' leaders say that many in Congress are worried about the future and are looking for adjustments outside the party, as a patch-up with Rahul Gandhi seems unlikely with the former par... read..

Dear Mamata, steer clear of 'old dirty guys' from Congress: Goa priest

Panaji |Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid the buzz of Trinamool Congress MPs arriving in Goa to scout for political talent and ticket aspirants for the 2022 Assembly polls in the coastal state, a popular Catholic priest, Fr. Eremito Rebello, has recorded a video message for West Bengal Chief... read..

Congress in Punjab indulging in caste politics, says Union Minister Som Prakash

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 1:45:53 AM IST
Days after Charanjit Singh Channi took charge as Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash on Thursday said that Congress is indulging in 'caste politics'.... read..

Illegal immigrants flooded Assam, managed to procure fake documents during Congress rule: BJP's Nalin Kohli

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 5:16:15 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Nalin Kohli on Friday raised serious allegations against the Congress party stating that during the party's tenure, illegal immigrants flooded Assam and managed to procure fake documents.... read..

Karnataka Congress boycotts Lok Sabha Speaker's address to joint sitting of State Legislature

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 24, 2021 4:46:05 PM IST
The Karnataka Congress said it has decided to boycott Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla's address to the joint sitting of the State Legislature which was scheduled for Friday, stating that such kind of address is "unprecedented and unconstitutional".... read..

After Channi in Punjab, Congress shifts focus to Dalits

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
After the appointment of Charanjit Singh Channi as the Chief Minister of Punjab, the Congress has shifted its focus to the Dalits and the party has already started wooing them through Punjab.... read..

US Congressman introduces sanctions bill targeting China's military, surveillance companies

Washington | September 23, 2021 6:46:04 PM IST
A US Congressman unveiled legislation on Wednesday to "target sanctions against Chinese Communist Party (CCP) military or surveillance companies".... read..

Lalitesh Pati of Kamala Pati Tripathi's family quits Congress

Varanasi (UP) |Thursday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress suffered yet another jolt on Thursday when the family of one of its oldest families severed its ties with the party.... read..

Congress demands women security personnel in Maha housing complexes

Mumbai |Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
In wake of the brutal rape-cum-murder of a woman in Mumbai's Sakinaka, the Congress' Maharashtra unit on Wednesday demanded that women security guards should be appointed in all housing societies to ensure women's safety.... read..

Mission UP: Congress to release first list of candidates for Assembly polls in Navratra

By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | September 23, 2021 4:46:10 PM IST
Congress' "Mission Uttar Pradesh" gets momentum as the party is all set to release the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state during the Navratras starting from the second week of October.... read..

Ex-US Treasury Secys urge Congress to raise debt limit

Washington |Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Former Secretaries of the US Treasury Department have urged Congress to swiftly raise the federal debt limit, warning "an unprecedented default" would cause serious economic and national security harm.... read..

Congress demands Rs 5 lakh to kin of those who died of Covid-19

New Delhi | September 23, 2021 4:16:17 PM IST
The Congress said that the amount of Rs 50,000 announced by the Centre as ex gratia to families of those who died of COVID-19 is a joke and Rs 5 lakh should be given to the kin, said party national spokesperson Supriya Shrinate on Thursday.... read..

Congress hatched conspiracy to bring Pak supporter Sidhu to power: Anil Vij

Ambala (Haryana) | September 23, 2021 4:16:11 PM IST
The Congress has hatched a conspiracy to bring Navjot Singh Sidhu, a Pak supporter and friend of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, to power so that Punjab and Pakistan could flock together in future, said Haryan... read..

Congress demands CBI probe under court's supervision into Mahant Narendra Giri's death

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2021 6:45:58 PM IST
Condoling the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) President Mahant Narendra Giri whose body was found under mysterious circumstances in Prayagraj, Congress has demanded an investigation into the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI... read..

Congress opposed to Chanakya University Bill, 2021, it won't benefit people, says Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2021 8:16:11 PM IST
The Congress is opposing Chanakya University Bill, 2021 and members of the Centre for Education and Social Studies, sponsoring body of the university, are all RSS members, said former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress legislative party leader Siddaram... read..

Congress stooped down to irresponsible levels in calling Pak Army chief Bajwa a 'brother': Chandrashekhar

New Delhi | September 22, 2021 10:46:15 PM IST
After Congress leader Harish Rawat's remarks on party leader Navjot Singh Sindhu's meeting with Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in 2018, Union Minister and BJP leader Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Congress had stooped down to irresponsible levels... read..

Congress, BJP candidates file nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll in Maharashtra

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2021 11:46:06 PM IST
Congress leader Rajni Patil and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Upadhyay filed their nominations for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypoll in Maharashtra at the Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday.... read..

Biden's spending package faces hurdles in Congress

Washington |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Democrats are facing hurdles as they try to pass a $3.5 trillion spending package, experts said.... read..

Congress tussles: 'After changes in Punjab, next will be Rajasthan'

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
After the dethroning of Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab CM, next will be the turn of Rajasthan to see major changes, said veteran Congress leaders while speaking to IANS.... read..

Congress demands Vijayan call all-party meeting on jihad row

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Almost two weeks after the now controversial statement made by a Catholic bishop on "love and narcotic jihad" in Kerala, and the varied reactions to it, the Congress on Wednesday slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for "playing hide and seek" and dema... read..

Most atrocities against women happen in BJP-ruled states: Maha Congress (Ld)

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday said that maximum cases of atrocities against women are recorded in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states and endorsed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's suggestion to convene a special four-day session of Parliament to... read..

Five-time Congress MLA Mainul Haque resigns from party, to join TMC

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2021 10:16:23 PM IST
All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary and former MLA Mainul Haque on Tuesday resigned from the party.... read..

TRS, Congress workers clash at Revanth Reddy's residence

Hyderabad |Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Tension prevailed at the residence of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A. Revanth Reddy here on Tuesday as workers of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) tried to stage a protest, leading to a clash with the former's supporters.... read..

Congress veteran Moinul quits party, likely to join Trinamool

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
In a major setback for Congress, senior West Bengal leader and five time MLA, Moinul Haque has sent his resignation to the party high command, and is likely to join the ruling Trinamool Congress soon.... read..

Tension simmering in Delhi Congress against state chief

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Ahead of civic body polls in the national capital, tension is simmering in the Delhi Congress on the style of functioning of state party chief Anil Chaudhary.... read..

Pargat Singh, Yoginder Pal Dhingra appointed as Punjab Congress General Secretaries

New Delhi | September 21, 2021 10:46:17 PM IST
Congress on Tuesday appointed Pargat Singh and Yoginder Pal Dhingra as General Secretaries of its Punjab unit with immediate effect, informed party General Secretary KC Venugopal.... read..

Congress nominates ex-MP Rajani Patil for RS bypoll in Maha

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Congress has named former MP Rajani Patil as its candidate for the October 4 by-election to Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra, leaving many formidable contenders disappointed.... read..

Uttarakhand Congress writes to assembly speaker seeking suspension of BJP MLA

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 21, 2021 9:46:19 PM IST
Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) on Tuesday wrote to the Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker seeking suspension of membership of BJP MLA Rajkumar.... read..

Congress questions Assam CM's involvement in Naga peace talks

Guwahati/Kohima |Tuesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The opposition Congress on Tuesday raised questions over Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's involvement in the Naga peace talks and says the state's interest may be compromised in the long run.... read..

Congress destroyed Madhya Pradesh during 15-month tenure, says Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Pandhana (Madhya Pradesh) | September 21, 2021 8:16:15 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan slammed the previous Congress government in the state, alleging that the state witnessed destruction during its tenure.... read..

Congress terms seizure of 3,000 kg heroin from Gujarat port 'serious' issue for India

New Delhi | September 21, 2021 8:46:21 PM IST
Congress said on Tuesday that the seizure of 3,000 kg heroin from Gujarat's Mundra port is a "serious issue" for India and added that it is a "conspiracy" to throw the youth into drug addiction.... read..

'We do not poach MLAs': Congress on Yediyurappa's allegation of BJP MLAs being in touch with party

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 20, 2021 3:46:04 PM IST
Responding to the allegation of Karnataka's former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa that some BJP MLAs were in touch with Congress, State Congress chief DK Shivakumar on Monday said that he does not want to discuss the matter and he will speak only after Yed... read..

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee expands its media & communication dept

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 20, 2021 5:46:11 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee on Sunday expanded its media and communication department by appointing a new chairman and vice-chairman ahead of state Assembly elections.... read..

Congress challenges Mayawati to declare Dalit CM candidate in Punjab

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
After criticism from BSP supremo Mayawati over the appointment of a Dalit Chief Minister, the Congress has thrown a challenge to Mayawati to declare a Dalit Chief Minister candidate in Punjab.... read..

With Dalit CM in Punjab, Congress aims at UP and Uttarakhand

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
After the surprise announcement of the name of Charanjit Singh Channi, a Dalit leader, for the Chief Minister's post in Punjab, the Congress looks at the larger aim of Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh which are also going to polls early next year.... read..

Congress nominates Rajani Patil to Rajya Sabha bypoll from Maharashtra

New Delhi | September 20, 2021 11:45:52 PM IST
The Congress party on Monday nominated Rajani Patil to the Rajya Sabha bypoll from Maharashtra to be held on October 4.... read..

Charanjit Singh Channi's appointment as Punjab CM will help restore unity in divided state Congress: Ashwani Kumar

New Delhi | September 20, 2021 7:16:04 PM IST
Congress leader and former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar has lauded the appointment of Charanjit Singh Channi as a Chief Minister of Punjab, saying it is the "right choice at right time" by the party leadership.... read..

Sunil Jakhar 'baffled' by Harish Rawat's comment on Sidhu leading Congress poll effort in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 20, 2021 10:16:22 PM IST
Even as Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as Punjab Chief Minister on Monday following the Congress leadership's decision to elevate him as leader of Congress Legislative party, the turmoil in the state unit of the party seems far from over.... read..

Tejashwi Yadav meets Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, state Congress President Rajesh Thakur in Ranchi

Ranchi (Jharkhand) | September 19, 2021 9:16:00 PM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday met Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress President Rajesh Thakur in Ranchi.... read..

"Punjab CM face should be a Sikh," Congress MP Ambika Soni declines offer to head state

New Delhi | September 19, 2021 1:45:47 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni has turned down the offer to be the next Chief Minister of Punjab, a day after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned, stating that she believes that a Sikh should handle the top post.... read..

As Congress announces Charanjit Channi's name as Punjab CM, celebrations at residence in Kharar

SAS Nagar (Punjab) | September 19, 2021 11:46:08 PM IST
After Congress announced Charanjit Singh Channi as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on Sunday, celebrations were held at his residence in Kharar.... read..

Sukhbir Badal congratulates Charanjit Singh Channi, hopes he fulfils Congress promises in Punjab 'pending' for 4.5 yrs

Chandigarh | September 19, 2021 11:16:07 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi soon after he was unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party.... read..

Congress, SP, RLD weakened farmers' protest for personal gains: Sanjeev Balyan (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Sanjeev Balyan, said that opposition parties such as the Congress, SP and RLD have weakened the ongoing farmers' protest for their personal political interests.... read..

'Narcotic jihad' row: Congress to call meet of Kerala religious leaders

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Congress' Kerala President K. Sudhakaran on Sunday said that the party would convene a meeting of religious heads to tamp down tempers following a Bishop's statement that Christian children should be safe guarded against "Narcotic Jihad" that is being pu... read..
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