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.
The last election for the CWC was held in year 1997, and the election for the post of president was held in year 2000
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi will continue as party president till the time All India Congress Committee elections (AICC) are held, sources have said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of 74th Independence Day received a call from Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.