Saturday, January 25, 2020

First list of Congress office-bearers in Kerala finally out

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
After numerous rounds of talks at various levels in Kerala and in Delhi, the Congress high command on Friday finally released its first list of 47 office-bearers of the state unit.... read..

Congress to read out Preamble on Republic Day

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The Congress party members on Republic Day will hold functions at the assembly level and read out the Preamble to the Constitution and reiterate the oath enshrined in its letter and spirit, a top party leader said on Friday.... read..

Imran Khan, AAP and Congress speak one language, says Javadekar

New Delhi | January 24, 2020 7:41:59 PM IST
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speak in the same language.... read..

K'taka Congress leader calls Modi 'Bhasmasur', Shah 'Shani'

Hubli (Karnataka) | January 24, 2020 4:11:21 AM IST
Karnataka Congress leader VS Ugrappa on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "Bhasmasur" and Union Home Minister Amit Shah a "Shani".... read..

Ex-Congress MLA served notice in connection with violence during anti-CAA stir

New Delhi | January 24, 2020 10:11:40 AM IST
Delhi Police Crime Branch has issued a notice to former Congress MLA Asif Mohd Khan, under Section 160 of CrPC, asking him to appear before Crime Branch Chanakyapuri today for questioning in connection with the incident of violence in a part of Delhi in D... read..

UP: Congress leader visits graveyard to seek citizenship proof from his ancestors

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | January 24, 2020 10:41:31 AM IST
In protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Congress leader Haseeb Ahmad visited a graveyard in Prayagraj and prayed to his ancestors buried there to provide proof of his citizenship.... read..

Congress hits out at Vijayvargiya on 'poha' remark

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The Congress has hit out at senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on his remarks on labourers eating 'poha' while working at his residence who he said looked like illegal Bangladeshi migrants.... read..

Congress condemns Vijayvargiya's 'poha' remark, says there may be religious profiling during NPR

New Delhi | January 24, 2020 11:11:23 PM IST
Congress leader Sushmita Dev on Friday condemned 'poha' remarks of BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, saying the BJP-led government may do "religious and language" profiling during the National Population Register (NPR) exercise.... read..

Sandeep Dikshit not among Congress star campaigners

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress has released the names of 40 star campaigners for the Delhi polls which includes all former MPs, except Sandeep Dikshit, son of three-time Chief Minister, late Sheila Dikshit.... read..

There may be religious, language profiling during NPR, says Congress

New Delhi | January 24, 2020 5:41:27 PM IST
Congress leader Sushmita Dev on Friday said that the BJP-led government may do "religious and language" profiling during the National Population Register (NPR) exercise and the party has real apprehensions over its intentions.... read..

BJP government in Maharashtra had tapped phones of Congress, NCP leaders: Anil Deshmukh

Bhandara (Maharashtra) | January 24, 2020 3:11:22 PM IST
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said that the previous BJP government in the state had engaged in the tapping of phones of Congress and NCP leaders.... read..

Cocktail of suspicion and distrust against govt: Congress

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Modi government on the issue of the National Population Register (NPR), Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The party alleged that in the present context, the... read..

Congress to connect with Delhi voters via social media

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
With just a fortnight away from the polls for the 70-member Delhi Assembly, the Congress besides the traditional door to door campaigns and public rallies, is tapping the social media to connect with the voters.... read..

Raj Cong worker names his son Congress Jain to thwart BJP

Jaipur |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
A Rajasthan Congress worker, Vinod Jain, who works as a media officer at the Udaipur party office, named his son, born in July, as Congress Jain.... read..

Youth Congress to launch 'National Register of Unemployment'

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
To counter the BJP narrative on National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), youth congress is going to start a campaign to highlight the growing unemployment in India by demanding a 'National Register of Unemployed'.... read..

Congress' youth wing to launch 'National Register of Unemployment'

New Delhi | January 23, 2020 1:41:19 AM IST
Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the debate over National Population Register (NPR), Congress' youth wing is going to launch the National Register of Unemployment (NRU) campaign to highlight the issue of rising unemploym... read..

Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes.... read..

BJP renames Congress as 'Muslim League Congress'

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The BJP, on Wednesday, launched a scathing attack on the Congress calling it "Muslim League Congress" citing multiple recent examples to accuse the party of being Hindu phobic and Muslim appeaser.... read..

Congress, other opposition parties abusing Hindus in the name of protest against CAA: Sambit Patra

New Delhi | January 22, 2020 2:41:28 PM IST
BJP leader Sambit Patra on Wednesday said the opposition parties and Congress, in particular, have made it a practice to abuse Hindus in the name of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).... read..

Dispose MLA disqualification petitions timely: Goa Congress

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Pumped up by the previous day's Supreme Court order, which urged lawmakers to consider creation of a Tribunal to adjudicate disqualification petitions in a time-bound manner, the Goa Congress on Wednesday urged Speaker Rajesh Patnekar to dispose, within a... read..

Sonia dissolves Punjab Congress Committee (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday dissolved the Punjab Congress Committee and all district committees in the state with immediate effect, though its state unit President Sunil Jakhar will remain unchanged.... read..

Clash erupts between Congress and MIM in Telangana, police arrest MIM leader

Gadwal (Telangana) | January 22, 2020 3:41:34 PM IST
A clash took place between Congress and MIM leaders at Ganjipet polling station in Gadwal town, as the voting for Telangana municipal polls was underway.... read..

Common man in pain but con-man in gain under BJP-led government, says Congress

New Delhi | January 22, 2020 9:11:19 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday attacked the BJP-led government over the 'bank default and cheating case of Frost International Ltd' alleging that the 'industry of loot and scoot' was flourishing but industries were 'sinking' due to the Centre's 'manufactured e... read..

Priyanka Gandhi to lead Congress movement in UP on farmers' issue

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | January 22, 2020 4:41:27 PM IST
The Congress Party is planning to launch a movement in Uttar Pradesh to take on the BJP government on the issue of farmers.... read..

Congress dissolves Punjab unit sans President

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Congress has dissolved its Punjab unit and all district units in the state while state chief Sunil Jhakhar has been retained.... read..

Jinnah was secular leader; India got divided because of communal leaders of Congress regime: CK Bose

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2020 2:41:20 AM IST
West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday said that Mohammed Ali Jinnah was a "secular" leader as he never wanted partition rather India got divided because of communal leaders of the Congress regime.... read..

Congress forms coordination panel for Punjab

New Delhi | January 21, 2020 10:11:36 PM IST
The Congress on Tuesday constituted an 11-member coordination committee that includes Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and PCC chief Sunil Jakhar for Punjab for better coordination between the party and the government in the state.... read..

Congress' Mukesh Sharma, others to file nominations today

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Mukesh Sharma and Delhi Congress chief Subash Chopra's daughter Shivani Chopra will file their nomination papers for assembly polls in the city on Tuesday, party leaders said.... read..

Udaipur man names son 'Congress'

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | January 21, 2020 10:11:33 PM IST
Congress bawls. Like any regular baby he screams and makes funny faces too. Oftentimes he smiles.... read..

Verbal spat erupts between BJP MP, Congress Minister in Dewas during meeting

Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) | January 21, 2020 9:11:24 PM IST
A verbal spat erupted between BJP MP Mahendra Singh Solanki and Madhya Pradesh Congress Minister Jitu Patwari during a district planning committee meeting in Dewas on Tuesday.... read..

Congress forms manifesto implementation committees in 4 party-ruled states, Puducherry

New Delhi | January 21, 2020 1:11:25 AM IST
Congress on Monday formed manifesto implementation committees for party-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Rajasthan and for the union territory of Puducherry.... read..

Congress releases third list of 5 candidates for Delhi polls

New Delhi | January 21, 2020 11:41:26 AM IST
The Congress party on Tuesday released the third and final list of five candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly election.... read..

Delhi polls: Congress fields Romesh Sabharwal against Kejriwal from New Delhi seat

New Delhi | January 21, 2020 1:41:19 AM IST
Congress party has fielded Romesh Sabharwal to contest against Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi seat for the ensuing Delhi Assembly polls.... read..

Kerala: Congress extends support to arrested CPM youths

Kozhikode |Tuesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Congress leader in Kerala Ramesh Chennithala met the two CPM youths in judicial custody who Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has accused of being Maoists.... read..

Kisan Congress leader removed from Harda Collectorate premises after being 'scolded' by PC Sharma

Harda (Madhya Pradesh) | January 21, 2020 9:41:23 AM IST
Kisan Congress state general secretary Shailendra Verma was forcibly removed from the Harda Collectorate premises on Monday, allegedly after he spoke loudly to state minister PC Sharma.... read..

Congress releases another list of 5 candidates for Delhi polls

New Delhi | January 21, 2020 11:11:22 AM IST
The Congress on Tuesday released another list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls.... read..

Congress fields Romesh Sabharwal against Kejriwal

|Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
The Congress on Monday released a list of seven candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, fielding Romesh Sabharwal against Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi constituency.... read..

At anti-CAA protest hub, Congress fields Parvez Hashmi

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The Congress has relied on old warhorse, naming party veteran Parvez Hashmi from Okhla constituency, the Muslim-dominated seat which includes Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of anti-CAA protest in Delhi.... read..

PM Modi attacks Congress over CAA, says lies being spread by those rejected by people

New Delhi | January 20, 2020 6:11:27 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a veiled attack on the Congress and some other opposition parties over their stance on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NPR, saying that "lies and rumours" were being spread by the parties which had been ... read..

Congress will not allow CAA to be implemented in Maharashtra, says Ashok Chavan

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 20, 2020 6:11:32 PM IST
Maharashtra Minister Ashok Chavan said here on Monday that till the time Congress is in Maharashtra government, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will not be implemented in the state.... read..

Congress divided over CAA implementation

New Delhi | January 20, 2020 11:11:24 AM IST
Difference of opinions among Congress leaders have started coming to fore over the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in States of the country following the passing of resolution against the new legislation by the Assemblies of Kerala... read..

Brother linked to suicide, Goa Minister must resign: Congress

Panaji |Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
The Congress in Goa on Monday demanded the resignation of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, after the latter's brother Wilson, was booked for alleged abetment in the suicide of former sarpanch Prakash Naik last week.... read..

AAP's Councillor from Old Delhi, Rakesh Kumar, joins Congress

New Delhi | January 20, 2020 8:41:19 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Councillor from Kucha Pandit in Old Delhi, Rakesh Kumar, on Monday joined the Congress along with his supporters.... read..

'Out of power, Congress in dumps in Karnataka' (IANS Special)

Bengaluru |Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The country's grand old party -- Congress -- has been on the downhill in Karnataka since May 2018 when it lost power after a shock-defeat in the state assembly elections and won only one seat in the May 2019 Lok Sabha polls and 2 seats in the December 5 a... read..

After Maharashtra polls, Congress has 'married' Shiv Sena: Owaisi

Nirmal (Telangana) | January 20, 2020 11:11:18 AM IST
Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday mocked the Congress party saying that after the Maharashtra assembly elections, it has brought about the 'Bharat Political Marriage Act' and married the Shiv Sena.... read..

Veteran Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala passes away at 87

New Delhi | January 20, 2020 2:41:33 PM IST
Veteran Congress leader and father of Randeep Singh Surjewala, Shamsher Singh Surjewala passed away here on Monday. He was 87.... read..

Ex-Haryana Congress chief Shamsher Singh Surjewala passes away

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Shamsher Singh Surjewala, the former Haryana Congress chief, passed away on Monday following a brief illness, party leaders said.... read..

RJD to contest on 4 seats in Delhi in alliance with Congress

New Delhi | January 19, 2020 7:41:23 PM IST
RJD and Congress have forged an alliance for the Delhi Assembly polls and as per the agreement former has got four seats to contest.... read..

Congress not against granting citizenship to Hindus: Singhvi

New Delhi |Sunday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
The Congress party has categorically rejected the claims that they are opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in toto but say that they have only objected to the exclusion of a community in the amended Act.... read..

Supporters protest at 10 Janpath after ticket denied to Congress leader

New Delhi | January 19, 2020 8:41:23 PM IST
Supporters of Congress leader Mahipal Singh on Sunday protested outside the residence of party chief Sonia Gandhi after his name did not figure for RK Puram 44 constituency in the candidate list for the upcoming Delhi assembly election.... read..

Goa Congress demands BJP minister Godinho's resignation for fair probe in Prakash Naik case

Panaji (Goa) | January 19, 2020 3:41:26 PM IST
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar on Sunday demanded the resignation of BJP Minister Mauvin Godinho to ensure a fair probe into the death of Merces Panch Prakash Naik.... read..
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