Congress president poll: K N Tripathi’s nomination rejected, it’s Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI: Former Jharkhand minister K N Tripathi’s nomination for the Congress presidential poll was rejected on Saturday, setting up a contest between party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor. The three had filed nominations on Friday, the last day of the process. Addressing a press conference at the Congress headquarters here, AICC Central Election […]

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Elected SP chief again, Akhilesh Yadav eyes Dalit votes, national status for party

LUCKNOW: Elected as Samajwadi Party president for a third term, Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked party workers to bring together the followers of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar and socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia, and make the SP a national party. Yadav (49), who in his fresh term will lead the party in the 2024 Lok Sabha […]

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Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav meet Sonia Gandhi; say focus on uniting opposition parties to defeat BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha Polls

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Sunday and later asserted that there was a broad agreement over taking on the BJP unitedly in 2024 but a concrete plan would be formulated only after a new Congress chief is elected. The meeting […]

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Congress will not retain its Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, says CM Vijayan

THRISSUR: The Congress will not be able to retain the Lok Sabha seats it had won during the 2019 Parliamentary elections in the state as MPs including, Rahul Gandhi, have ‘failed’ to resist the BJP in the national polity, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. The Chief Minister also taunted the Congress party over […]

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Tamil Nadu: BJP President JP Nadda mocked by CPI-M, Congress MPs over statement on AIIMS, Madurai

NEW DELHI: CPI-M and Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu on Friday mocked the claims made by BJP President J.P. Nadda that 95 percent of the work for the AIIMS, Madurai has been completed. The two MPs – Congress’ Virudhunagar MP Manickam Tagore and CPI-M’s Madurai MP Su Venkatesan – pointed out that the sprawling land […]

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Hollywood star John Cusack supports Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star John Cusack on Saturday extended his support to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and said he stands in solidarity with “anti-fascists everywhere”. Cusack, the star of blockbusters such as “Serendipity”, “High Fidelity”, “Con Air” and “2012”, has been vocal about various global issues on social media. Taking to Twitter, […]

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Urban naxals need to be stopped from stalling development projects: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday blamed ‘urban naxals’ for creating roadblocks in developmental projects and blamed them for influencing global bodies and institutions to stall progressive works. The Prime Minister said that “conspiracies” of such elements need to be stopped. In his virtual address to a conference of state environment ministers in […]

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Have decided to contest for Congress president’s post: Ashok Gehlot

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday made it clear he will fight for the party’s president post and said irrespective of the outcome, it is necessary to work in a united manner and ensure the party emerges as a strong opposition. Any call on his successor to head the Rajasthan government will […]

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Sonia Gadnhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to participate in ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would participate in the Karnataka leg of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” led by Rahul Gandhi that will be entering the state on September 30, state party chief D K Shivakumar said on Friday. Noting that the Karnataka Congress has made preparations for the yatra by […]

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Bombay High Court allows Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Friday granted permission to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on October 5. The venue, where the Sena had been holding its Dussehra rally year after year, got embroiled in a legal battle after the […]

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