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Ahmed Patel: Congress' crisis manager who bridged several

Ahmed Patel: Congress' crisis manager who bridged several gaps in party again and again

Nov 25, 2020, 10:14 PM IST

An era has come to an end with Ahmed Patel's demise. Ahmed Patel was Congress party's 'sankatmochak', fondly called as Ahmed bhai or AP. He was a leader who was always available and accessable, not only for the netas but reporters as well.

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Congress prepares for internal polls - Will Rahul Gandhi file nomination for president?

Politics | Nov 24, 2020, 11:17 PM IST

The last election for the CWC was held in year 1997, and the election for the post of president was held in year 2000

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Exclusive: Congress' govt in Madhya Pradesh was a 'gaddari ki sarkar': Jyotiraditya Scindia to India

India | Oct 24, 2020, 07:03 PM IST

Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia might not be in the fray as a candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-elections but still the elections on 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh is all about him. As 16 out of 28 seats are in Gwalior-Chambal region, it is considered to be the pocket borough of Scindia's, though he lost the last Lok Sabha election but a lot has changed in last 18 months.

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Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee on Data Protection Bill

Business | Oct 23, 2020, 04:50 PM IST

Amazon in its response to the government after being summoned by a Joint Committee of Parliament (JPC) over issue of protection of data and privacy said that owing to risks involved with travelling, its subject matter experts will not be able to appear.

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Congress may have new president by January 2021: Sources

India | Oct 15, 2020, 11:12 PM IST

The Congress party may have a new president by January 2021, sources have informed. The process to conduct the elections will be over by the month of November and a new president will be in place by January next year, if everything goes as per schedule.

Opposition to put up joint candidate for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman post

Congress to put up joint opposition candidate for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman post

Politics | Sep 08, 2020, 11:44 PM IST

Congress has called for reaching out to other like-minded opposition parties to put up a joint candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman for elections scheduled on September 14.

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No Question Hour in Parliament's monsoon session, Oppn not happy

India | Sep 02, 2020, 11:11 PM IST

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming monsoon session will not have question hour and private member's business in both the houses of the parliament once the monsoon session commences from September 14. However, the issue has become a new flashpoint between the government and the opposition parties.

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EXCLUSIVE: Wrote letter to Sonia as 'third person' as interim prez would have been disaster: Azad

India | Aug 27, 2020, 10:54 AM IST

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that a letter signed by him and 22 other party leaders was written to the high command because appointing a 'third person' as interim president of the party would have been a disaster.

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Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress President till AICC elections

India | Aug 24, 2020, 08:00 PM IST

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will continue as party president till the time All India Congress Committee elections (AICC) are held, sources have said.

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Rahul Gandhi most acceptable leader in Congress, should come back as chief: Ajay Maken

India | Aug 23, 2020, 08:55 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi is the most acceptable leader in Congress and its high time that he should come back as party chief, senior party leader Ajay Maken has said.

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Sonia Gandhi wants to resign as Congress President, asks party leaders to find new chief

India | Aug 24, 2020, 07:30 AM IST

Congress Working president Sonia Gandhi has told a senior Congress leader that she does not want to continue as the chief and has asked to start the process to find a new president, sources said. Sonia Gandhi has asked party leaders to start the process of finding a new president.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to PM Modi, demands postponement of JEE-NEET entrance exams

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to PM Modi, demands postponement of JEE-NEET entrance exams

India | Aug 23, 2020, 02:53 PM IST

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to PM Modi demanding the postponement of the JEE and NEET entrance examination in light of coronavirus pandemic. In the letter, the Congress leader urged PM Modi to take some action as the aspirants are under tremendous pressure.

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23 top Congress leaders write to Sonia ahead of CWC meet, question party's functioning

Politics | Aug 23, 2020, 10:47 AM IST

​The Congress Working Committee (CWC) is expected to witness a major showdown in a debate over the leadership issue on Monday. The highest decision-making body of the party will meet at 11 am through video conference amid a debate raging in the Congress over the uncertainty related to its leadership.

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Nepalese PM KP Sharma Oli dials PM Modi, conveys Independence Day greetings

India | Aug 15, 2020, 04:43 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 74th Independence Day received a call from Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

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Unfair to expect Sonia Gandhi to carry burden, says Tharoor, calls for elections to party president

India | Aug 10, 2020, 11:40 PM IST

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor spoke exclusively to India TV on the future of Congress party president saying he welcomed Sonia Gandhi's appointment as Interim President last year but believe it’s unfair to her to expect her to carry burden.

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Sachin Pilot will remain in Congress, party says will address his grievances

India | Aug 10, 2020, 11:05 PM IST

Sachin Pilot will remain in Congress, said the part on Monday after the rebel leader met with Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi. More to follow.

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Narasimha Rao can truly be called father of economic reforms in India: Manmohan Singh

India | Jul 25, 2020, 10:45 AM IST

Singh, while addressing the inaugural function of the year-long birth centenary celebrations of the late prime minister organised by the Congress's Telangana unit, said he is particularly happy that the programme coincides with the presentation of the first budget of Rao's government by him in 1991.

Rahul Gandhi keeps mum on return as party president in virtual meet with party MPs

Rahul Gandhi keeps mum on return as Congress president in virtual meet with party MPs

India | Jul 11, 2020, 05:18 PM IST

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not respond to the demand from Congress MPs for his return as the party president. During a virtual meeting of Congress MPs, K Suresh (MP from Kerala) initiated this proposal. This proposal was endorsed 6 other MPs of Congress

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India flays Imran Khan in UN over statement glorifying Osama Bin Laden

India | Jul 08, 2020, 02:02 PM IST

India has slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his statement glorifying former Al-Qaeda chief and 9/11 attacks perpetuator Osama Bin Laden. In the United Nations Counter Terrorism Webinar on July 7, India's head of delegation Mahaveer Sighvi pulled up Pakistan for sponsoring terror not just against India but against several other countries.

Back in action, Rahul asks Bihar Congress workers to reach out to people virtually

Back in action, Rahul asks Bihar Congress workers to reach out to people virtually

Politics | Jul 05, 2020, 04:38 PM IST

Bihar Assembly Elections around the corner, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has sprung in action. Rahul held a meeting with Congress leaders in Bihar and took stock of the situation. Till sometime back, Rahul was reluctant in meeting leaders but now he is strategizing things for a crucial state like Bihar which goes to the polls in next couple of months.

Bihar Elections: Parties go full throttle on Online

Bihar Elections: Parties go full throttle on online prachaar for victory amid coronavirus pandemic

Politics | Jul 05, 2020, 04:46 PM IST

Had it not been for Coronavirus, many reporters from Delhi would have packed their bags by now to cover elections which are due by the end of this year. Coronavirus pandemic is not letting us move. It's not the reporters only but leaders of various political parties are also in a fix about their campaigning and the way they should reach out to their electorate.

Pakistan cannot shift blame for its domestic problems, India doesn't hesitate in condemning terroris

Pak cannot shift blame for domestic problems, India doesn't hesitate in condemning terrorism: MEA

India | Jun 29, 2020, 10:55 PM IST

India on Monday rejected the "absurd" comments of Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the terrorist attack in Karachi. Pakistan cannot shift the blame on India for its domestic problems. Unlike Pakistan, India has no hesitation in condemning terrorism anywhere in world, including in Karachi.

Why dropping 'Fair' from Fair & Lovely is a great beginning

My two cents: Why dropping 'Fair' from Fair & Lovely is a great beginning

Jun 26, 2020, 03:56 PM IST

In arranged marriages, it's often your beautiful pictures that will ensure you get the best groom. Matrimonial sites are full of advertisements that say families are looking for a fair and beautiful girl as if that's the only criterion for a happy and successful marriage.

Donald Trump suspends H-1B, H4, J1 and L1 visas till year end, US immigration to 'prioritise highest

Trump suspends H-1B, H4, J1 and L1 visas, US immigration to 'prioritise highest-skilled workers'

World | Jun 23, 2020, 11:23 AM IST

The Donald Trump administration has suspended H1-B visa along with foreign work visas to United States for the rest of the year. Donald Trump issued a proclamation to suspend issuing of H-1B visas in a move to what he called "moving towards a merit-based immigration system."

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Rahul Gandhi won't celebrate his 50th birthday in view of COVID crisis, martyrdom of soldiers

India | Jun 19, 2020, 01:14 PM IST

​Congress leader Rahul Gandhi won't celebrate his 50th birthday today. No celebratory activities will take place in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the martyrdom of our brave soldiers.

Punjab CM announces 14-day mandatory quarantine for people taking flights, trains, buses

Punjab CM announces 14-day mandatory quarantine for people taking flights, trains, buses

India | May 23, 2020, 08:56 PM IST

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that people coming to the state by travelling in domestic flights, trains, and buses will be asked to undergo compulsory home quarantine for 14-days. 

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India begins 'challenging' process to bring back stranded citizens from other countries

World | Apr 26, 2020, 07:21 PM IST

The Centre has begun consultations with different states and union territories (UTs) to bring back several thousand Indian nationals who have found themselves stranded on foreign shores due to the ongoing travel restrictions in place across the world

India asks Pak to look into reasons behind collapse of domes of Kartarpur Gurudwara

India asks Pak to look into reasons behind collapse of domes of Kartarpur Gurudwara

World | Apr 19, 2020, 06:02 PM IST

A day after eight dooms of Pakistan's Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara collapsed in a thunderstorm, the Indian government stated that New Delhi has conveyed to Islamabad that the damage to the structures in the gurudwara has caused "great consternation" among the Sikh community.

India providing Hydroxychloroquine to over 50 countries.

India provides Hydroxychloroquine to over 50 countries. FULL LIST

India | Apr 16, 2020, 08:38 PM IST

India will provide hydroxychloroquine, which is being seen as a drug that may counter coronavirus, to over 50 countries while deliberations are underway on more such proposals.

A cargo flight containing over 6 million medical items including face masks, test kits, face shields

China dispatches 6.5 lakhs medical kits to India to tackle COVID-19 infection: MEA

Business | Apr 16, 2020, 11:34 AM IST

 Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in India, the Ministry of External Affair informed on Thursday that 6.5 lakhs medical kits will reach India soon. The Ministry also informed the Indian Embassies in Beijing and Guangzhou played a key role in this deal. 

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USCIRF criticism of religious segregation at Gujarat hospital based on 'misguided' report: MEA

India | Apr 16, 2020, 10:37 AM IST

The US Commission expressed concerns over the way India is fighting the coronavirus pandemic following a media report that a government-run hospital in Ahmedabad segregated the infected patients on the basis of their religions. 

Pakistan asks India for Hydroxychloroquine to combat coronavirus outbreak

Pakistan asks India for Hydroxychloroquine to combat coronavirus outbreak

India | Apr 15, 2020, 03:04 PM IST

As coronavirus outbreak spreads across Pakistan, Imran Khan government has sought India's help in curbing the virus. As per sources, Pakistan has asked India for Hydroxychloroquine to combat symptoms of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: India lifts partial ban on hydroxychloroquine after Donald Trump's request

Business | Apr 07, 2020, 11:11 AM IST

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said given the enormity of the COVID19 pandemic, India has always maintained that the international community must display strong solidarity and cooperation.

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India to accept foreign donations to help fight against coronavirus: Govt sources

India | Apr 01, 2020, 08:03 PM IST

On the back of the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in the country, sources in the government on Wednesday said that a decision has been made to accept foreign donations to help fight the pandemic.

Coronavirus lockdown: Make outgoing and incoming calls free, Priyanka Gandhi urges telcos

Coronavirus lockdown: Make outgoing and incoming calls free, Priyanka Gandhi urges telcos

India | Mar 29, 2020, 07:04 PM IST

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday wrote to major Reliance Jio, Airtel, BSNL and Vodafone-Idea and urged them to make incoming and outcoming calls free for one month. This step, she said, was necessary as thousands of migrant workers are trying to reach their hometowns across the country.

Coronavirus centric G-20 summit to take place on Thursday via video conference

Coronavirus centric G-20 summit to take place on Thursday via video conference

India | Mar 24, 2020, 04:40 PM IST

A summit of the G-20 nations will take place on Thursday between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. As per reports, this summit will be a COVID-19 centric summit of the world leaders and will take place via video conferencing.