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No-confidence motion in Lok Sabha: Drama in the house! Rahul vs Modi – A pointed attack, and then an embrace

Charges flew thick and fast and a war of words erupted in Lok Sabha Friday when Congress president Rahul Gandhi, singling out the BJP leadership of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, said they are afraid of losing power because the

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BJP takes Meghalaya too, ropes in allies, numbers to pip Congress to post

Led by Conrad Sangma’s NPP, the BJP brought together regional parties UDP, HSPDP and the PDF and met the governor to stake claim to form the next government, claiming the support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member House.

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SC judges’ press conference: Modi government cautious; Opposition weights options – Who said what

WITH FOUR most senior judges of the Supreme Court publicly questioning the functioning of the apex institution, the government struck a cautious note, with Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhury saying that the judiciary “

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Sonia Gandhi retires, but Congress wants her to stay on as ‘mother’; Rahul set to take over as party president

HOURS BEFORE passing the baton of the Congress, which she had helmed for 19 years, to her son Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi sparked a buzz within the party and outside by hinting at retirement.

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Winter session faces delay as poll campaign warms up

THE WINTER Session of Parliament, which usually begins around the third week of November, is likely to be put off till campaigning ends for the last phase of the Gujarat assembly elections next month, said top sources in the

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Nitish Kumar and Mayawati ‘positive’ on Kovind, jolted Opposition to decide on contest

Hours after the BJP sprang a surprise announcing that Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader, will be the NDA nominee for the presidential elections, the first signs of division in the Opposition camp emerged though s

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Presidential polls 2017: BJP reaches out to Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Pawar

Hours Before the Opposition met to discuss their candidates, and with the Election Commission issuing the notification for the Presidential election, the ruling BJP on Wednesday reached out to the Congress, CPI(M) and other p

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UP elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi says Congress needs ‘structural changes’, fuming veterans want ‘cardiac surgery’

As Rahul Gandhi, in first remarks on the rout of the Congress in the UP Assembly elections, took no blame and called for structural and organisational changes, more and more party veterans said it was time the leadership cons

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Vinay Katiyar remarks on looks anger Priyanka Vadra, BJP says not party view

Senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar kicked up a political row on Wednesday with his remarks that the BJP has “more beautiful star campaigners” than Priyanka Vadra.

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As Dec 30 demonetisation ‘deadline’ nears, ‘split’ Opposition targets PM Narendra Modi

The divide in the Opposition ranks notwithstanding, Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee launched a frontal assault on Tuesday on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Rahul Gandhi’s meet with PM Narendra Modi infuriates Opposition

n SP, BSP, Left skip President meeting; Azad says unity only for House

Rahul Gandhi’s meet with PM Narendra Modi infuriates Opposition

Congress, Opposition still in dark over Rahul Gandhi’s corruption remark against Narendra Modi

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi claimed that he had information about “personal corruption” involving PM Narendra Modi, his party members and other Opposition leaders admitted they remain clueless about w

Congress, Opposition still in dark over Rahul Gandhi’s corruption remark against Narendra Modi

Demonetisation effect: Opposition to hold protest day on Nov 28; Rahul Gandhi says voice of poor driving protest

Barring the BJD, the entire Opposition — from the Congress to arch rivals SP and BSP, AIADMK and DMK, and Left and TMC — came together on Wednesday for a joint protest outside the House over the continuing cash crunch. Th

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Congress set to anoint Rahul Gandhi as chief, but Karan Singh puts stop to move, wants graceful exit for Sonia

Sources said some members wanted the CWC to immediately pass a resolution anointing Rahul as party chief. But senior CWC member Karan Singh intervened and said the transition should be done in a ‘graceful’ manner

Congress set to anoint Rahul Gandhi as chief, but Karan Singh puts stop to move, wants graceful exit for Sonia

Rahul Gandhi will be Congress’ PM candidate in 2019, will challenge PM Modi, says Harish Rawat

The Uttarakhand CM says rivals who left the party did it for personal gains rather than for some principles, denies charges of bias against Garhwal, is confident that the Congress will bounce back from its electoral lows, and

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Pinarayi Vijayan’s new Kerala: Silicon Valley-type hubs

The Kerala government, he said, would also offer all “support” to industries and woo IT giants to create “Silicon Valley-like hubs”.

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Now in Meghalaya, Congress braces for Uttarakhand, Arunachal replay

Like in Arunachal and Uttarakhand, with the BJP waiting in the wings, the Congress dissidents have accused Sangma of “acting in a dictatorial fashion” and “taking decisions unilaterally”

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CPM: Kerala can’t paper over Bengal cracks

Within hours of the debacle, the Sitaram Yechury-Prakash Karat fault line in the CPM deepened with Karat making clear that the electoral tie-up in West Bengal was “their tactics” and did not have approval of the the party

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Digvijaya Singh voices the unease in Congress: Gave post mortem report Feb ’15, no action yet

CONGRESS president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi promised to “introspect” and “work harder” in the wake of the defeats in Kerala and Assam Thursday but there were growing calls from within for something

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Rajya Sabha Elections: Fresh faces or veterans? Congress weighs options

WILL THE Congress bring fresh faces to Rajya Sabha or will it renominate members who have just retired? And, will it bring to the crucial Upper House some of its eloquent and heavyweight former ministers such as Kapil Sibal a

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Congress backs Capt Amarinder, says Kishor has ‘no role’ in party matters

The AICC drew the line days after Kishor reportedly met two Punjab leaders who were expelled from the party, leaving Amarinder Singh livid.

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Agustawestland case: Either PM Modi is lying or Manohar Parrikar is, says Congress

Irate over Modi’s remarks against Sonia Gandhi, Congress MPs stall RS, stage walkout in Lok Sabha.

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VVIP chopper deal: Judgment not against us…hang me if they find anything against me, says Ahmed Patel

At the centre of the row over the AgustaWestland deal, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress chief, speaks to The Indian Express.

VVIP chopper deal: Judgment not against us…hang me if they find anything against me, says Ahmed Patel

Black money: PM Narendra Modi’s Rs 15 lakh promise illustrative, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley refuses to speculate how much black money is stashed abroad...

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