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The Indian National Congress is a political party in India with widespread roots. Founded in 1885, it was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. From the late 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other anti-colonial nationalist movements in the British Empire.

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Sonia Gandhi ‘ignored’, Adhir may skip President event, no clarity on Azad

Chowdhury has slammed the Modi government for not inviting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to a meeting with Trump, saying it had reduced the foreign dignitary’s visit to a BJP function. His claim of BJP..
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Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha denies he endorsed Pak Prez Alvi's concerns over Kashmir

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday rejected Pakistan President Rashid Alvi's claim that the actor-turned-politician "endorsed" his concerns over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir imposed..
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Congress feels time is right for Rahul Gandhi to return as party chief: Harish Rawat

His remarks come when party leaders like Shashi Tharoor and Sandeep Dikshit have called for fresh elections to the Congress' top post, respecting Rahul Gandhi's decision to opt out. Rawat said Rahul..
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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won't attend Trump dinner, cites exclusion of Sonia

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who has been invited to attend the dinner with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, said he will not attend the function as his party chief..
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Ex-Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria makes shocking revelation on his unceremonious transfer by Congress-NCP govt in 1999

In the book, he details how he was transferred after he initiated an investigation on an incident of a ruckus in an eatery in Mumbai.
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Uddhav Thackeray 'requires a briefing' to understand how NPR is basis of NRC, says Congress leader Manish Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray "requires a briefing" on the Citizenship Amendment Rules-2003 to understand how the NPR is the basis of the..
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Delhi Court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had moved an application in a Delhi court on Tuesday, seeking permission to travel abroad. Shashi Tharoor is an accused in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case and is..
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Uddhav Thackeray meets Sonia Gandhi

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and held discussions on the current political situation and CAA-NPR-NRC. Sources said the leaders are learnt to..
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Trump's visit shouldn't be extension of US presidential poll, should yield tangible results for India: Congress


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Amid Cong & NCP pressure to reject NPR, Uddhav to meet Sonia, PM today

Uddhav Thackeray will be in New Delhi on Friday to meet PM Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi even as Congress and NCP appear to have further piled up pressure on the Shiv Sena to reject..
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CWC must hold leadership elections to energise workers: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday urged the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to hold leadership elections to "energise workers and inspire voters". Tharoor's appeal came in support of..
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BJP seizes upon ex-cop Maria’s book to attack Congress

BJP members alleged that the term was coined at the behest of former home minister P Chidambaram, whose bid in this direction had helped Pakistan-based terror outfits, which tried to disguise Kasab as..
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Piyush Goyal says 'terror has no religion', slams Congress for 'trying to raise Hindu terror bogey'

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that terror has no religion and condemned what he said was a "conspiracy" by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Congress party to raise the "bogey..
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Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi backs govt on British MP's deportation, says she is 'Pak proxy'

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday backed the government's decision to deport British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, saying she was not just an MP, but a "Pakistan proxy". The Congress party..
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Kamal Nath denies being angry with Jyotiraditya Scindia

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday denied being angry with Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, who last week threatened to hit the streets against the state government..
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Are Congress' young guns getting restless?

Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora, Jyotiradiya Scinda seem to be running out of patience with the Congress' old guard
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Marandi returns to BJP, 2 of his 3 MLAs join Congress


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BJP govt disrespected women by arguing they don't deserve command posts in Army: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed the BJP government disrespected Indian women by arguing in Supreme Court that women Army officers did not deserve command posts or permanent service..
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Jyotiraditya Scindia leaves meet midway, but Congress says ‘all is well’

However, the impression of bitterness in MP Congress only gained ground when CM Kamal Nath made a terse comment in response to Scindia’s threat . Emerging from the review meeting, when Nath was asked..
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Amend law to make reservation mandatory for states: Kharge

Congress general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday demanded that the Centre amend law to make it mandatory for the states to implement reservation as envisaged under the Constitution.
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Key aides convinced Nehru, Patel that Partition was inevitable: Jairam Ramesh

Jawaharlal Nehru's main adviser V K Krishna Menon and Vallabhbhai Patel's key aide V P Menon had convinced the two Congress stalwarts that the partition of the country was inevitable, party leader..
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Pulwama attack anniv: Surjewala says govt must respond to unanswered questions relating to attack

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday said there were many questions pertaining to the Pulwama terror attack that remained unanswered and asked the Centre to throw light on this. A year..
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SC adjourns by 2 weeks hearing on plea against Congress manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha polls


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SC refuses interim relief to Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant interim bail to former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, and said it will hear his bail plea in..
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'Who benefitted most from Pulwama attack?': Congress' Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi govt

Taking to Twitter, the Congress MP launched a blistering attack on the central government
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Rahul Gandhi: Who benefitted most from Pulwama attack?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday remembered the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama attack last year and asked who benefitted the most from the attack and what is the outcome of the inquiry..
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Will hit the streets if Congress manifesto not fulfilled in Madhya Pradesh: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said he will hit the streets if the party's manifesto is not fulfilled in Madhya Pradesh. "I want to tell the guest teachers. I heard your demand before..
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Congress leader Punia compares Modi with Godse, gets panned by BJP

Congress leader P L Punia on Thursday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nathuram Godse, saying he had bowed down and touched the steps of Parliament in 2014 the same way Godse did before..
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Congress voters ensured defeat of BJP in Delhi polls: Digvijaya

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday claimed that the traditional voters of his party voted in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi Assembly polls to ensure the defeat of BJP.
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Rahul Gandhi takes dig at BJP over cooking gas price hike, calls for a rollback

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the BJP over the LPG cylinder price hike by tweeting a UPA-era picture of the saffron party's leaders protesting an increase in prices of cooking..
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Govt not taking coronavirus threat seriously: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that the government is not taking the coronavirus threat seriously and called for timely action to prevent the spread of the virus.
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No machine with chip is tamper-proof, tweets Digvijaya on Delhi counting day

As soon as Delhi assembly election counting started on Tuesday morning, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter demanding that VVPAT slips after voting should be dropped personally by..
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Delhi Election Results 2020: List of big winners and losers

Delhi Election 2020 Results: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, ministers Gopal Rai, Satyendar Jain, Okhla candidate Amantullah Khan were among the top AAP candidates of..
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Mahua Moitra, Manish Tewari included in par panel on data protection bill

The government's proposal to include Mahua Moitra of the TMC and Manish Tewari of the Congress in the joint committee was approved by voice vote in the lower house. Moitra and Tewari will replace..
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Happy that communal politics of Modi, Shah defeated: Congress

Addressing the media at a press conference here, Congress' Delhi in-charge PC Chacko said, "We respect the verdict of the people Congress lost the election today. We accept the results with humility...
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Congress leader alleges delayed decision making, lack of unity for party's drubbing in Delhi polls


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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 Results: AAP aims to hold fort; BJP, Congress eye siege

Exit polls on Saturday predicted an easy win for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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Backed by soldiers, El Salvador's president briefly occupies Congress

President Nayib Bukele and a group of soldiers armed with automatic weapons briefly occupied El Salvador's Congress on Sunday, stepping up a pressure campaign to force lawmakers to back a..
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Priyanka offers prayers at Ravidas temple in Varanasi, says his teachings are need of the hour

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said 14th century saint Ravidas dreamt of a society where there is no discrimination on the basis of caste and religion, and everyone should work towards..
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Ravidas Jayanti: Mayawati slams Congress, BJP leaders for visiting temples for vested interests

"Congress, BJP and other parties did not give any respect or honour to Sant Guru Ravidas during their tenure. But, after being out of power, they are indulging in various theatrics to realise their..
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Congress' performance in Delhi assembly elections will be better than it was in Haryana: Arvinder Singh Lovely


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National narrative becoming Hindi-speaking: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said the south and northeast of India will become "irrelevant" in comparison to the north, as the national narrative is increasingly becoming a..
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Satta bazaar: AAP favourites to win Delhi assembly elections

According to the bookies, there have been no bets placed on any Congress candidate becoming the chief minister, with Delhi chief Arvind leading in the betting circle to become the Chief Minister of the..
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Govt stopping me from speaking in House: Rahul Gandhi

Congress on Friday slammed the Modi government for "stifling its voice" every time it sought to question the government.
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‘Danda’ drama: BJP, Congress MPs nearly come to blows in Lok Sabha


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Harsh Vardhan seeks Rahul's apology for 'derogatory' remarks against PM Modi

Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the country for his "derogatory" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "During the Question Hour (in..
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Uproar in Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi's 'danda' remark, Congress MPs charge at Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

As the ruckus continues, the Lok Sabha speaker was forced to adjourn the proceedings.
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Congress: PM Modi misleading House to justify CAA

Congress slammed Modi's speech in Lok Sabha as "oscillating between stand-up comedy, half-truths and rank communalism".
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Karnataka cabinet expansion: 10 new MLA's given ministerial berth

Eleven disqualified Congress-JDS MLAs had won the December bypolls on the ruling party ticket.
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PM narrates train story to take dig at Congress leader Adhir in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a swipe at Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha for his remarks against him, by narrating an interesting anecdote to convey that people..
IndiaTimes - Published

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