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Thursday, January 21, 2021



Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat passes away

January 20, 2021 10:54 am

Gajendra Singh Shaktawat was one of the 18 Congress MLAs who sided with Pilot during the political crisis in Rajasthan last year.

Congress announces ‘grand alliance’ in Assam ahead of polls; silent on CM face

January 20, 2021 8:29 am

The alliance members are, however, silent on who will the probable chief ministerial candidate for the alliance. On a question on the issue, Wasnik replied, “Let’s not have all questions answered on one single day.”

DMK says will contest all Puducherry seats, ally Congress says watching closely

January 19, 2021 8:55 am

The first signal that the alliance may be heading for a collapse came on Monday with the DMK’s Puducherry leadership announcing that the party will contest in all the 30 seats in the elections.

'We made people aware of farm laws... if politicians won't raise voice, who will do it?'

January 17, 2021 10:39 pm

The PPCC president accused the SAD of supporting the farm laws. "SAD was very much part of the meetings when Ordinances were being framed.

After failing on economic front, Punjab govt forcibly recovering money from people: AAP

January 12, 2021 10:15 pm

A day after the Punjab cabinet gave approval for levying Special Infrastructure Development (special ID) fee on sale of petrol, diesel and immovable property, Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema questioned putting an additional financial burden of Rs 2.5 per Rs 1000 on people on the purchase of property.

From Khirki to Fathepur and ‘Sambhaji Nagar’, the many names of Aurangabad

January 12, 2021 9:01 am

Known for its Taj Mahal styled 17th-century marble Bibi ka Maqbara and ancient Ajanta-Ellora caves, the present-day Aurangabad was originally built in the early 16th century by Malik Ambar–an African slave turned warrior.

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan popular film stars, but 'marginal players' in politics: Aiyar

January 10, 2021 5:15 pm

Aiyar, who has been named in three key panels set up by the Congress for Tamil Nadu polls, asserted that superstar Rajinikanth's decision that he will not enter electoral politics 'will not make a tinker's difference'.

Congress to mark farmers’ rights day on Jan 15

January 10, 2021 4:01 am

The party has decided to observe ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’ (Farmers'' Rights Day) on January 15, the day government and the farmer unions will meet for the next round of talks.

Twitter’s Trump ban: BJP slams it, Congress says welcome signal

January 10, 2021 3:44 am

Deplatforming sitting US President sets dangerous precedent; tech firms are now the new oligarchs, says BJP IT cell head.

Congress conducts audio vote with 1,000 leaders for PCC chief post

January 09, 2021 4:28 am

The audio voting results will be one of the inputs for selection of a new state president or a decision in favour of letting incumbent Balasahab Thorat continue.


Babri Masjid demolition case: All accused including Advani, Joshi acquitted

September 30, 2020 7:06 pm

All the 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, including BJP veterans L K Advani and MM Joshi, were on Wednesday acquitted by a special CBI court in Lucknow.

Remembering Pranab Mukherjee: 13 rare photos of former President from Express archives

September 02, 2020 11:08 am

Former president Pranab Mukherjee passed away on August 31. He was 84. The once Congress stalwart wore many hats over the last five decades in public life and 37 years in Parliament. He was conferred the Bharat Ratna last year.

AAP workers celebrate as Kejriwal secures majority mandate in Delhi

February 12, 2020 10:19 am

Delhi Election Result 2020: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has taken an early lead, while the BJP seems to be improving its tally in the capital.

Battle for Delhi: Voting ends, all eyes now on February 11

February 09, 2020 8:35 am

Over 1.47 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the polls that will decide the fate of 672 candidates.

Election campaigning reaches a crescendo in Delhi

February 05, 2020 4:34 pm

The Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and BJP have kickstarted their election campaigns in Delhi, ahead of the February 8 assembly elections.

Congress marks 135th foundation day with rallies across India; Priyanka addresses party workers in UP

December 29, 2019 7:47 am

The Congress said India has always come first for the party through the ages and sacrifice for the nation stands above everything else for them.

As CAA protests continue to create stir nationwide, Cong holds dharna at Rajghat

December 24, 2019 9:06 am

Party chief MK Stalin, Congress leader P Chidambaram and MDMK’s Vaiko are leading the march.

On Sonia Gandhi's 73rd birthday, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn’t have seen

December 10, 2019 6:44 am

The Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi turned 73 Monday. She has decided not to celebrate her birthday in the wake of rape incidents across the country and growing concerns over women’s security.

Maharashtra: All smiles in NCP, Sena camp as MLAs take oath; Uddhav to be CM

November 27, 2019 4:38 pm

A special session of the 14thMaharashtra Legislative Assembly commenced to administer oath to the newly-elected members. The NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena front has unanimously elected Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the CM candidate. He will take the oath tomorrow.


Delhi HC sends Sajjan Kumar to jail for life in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

After 34 years, the Delhi High Court held Sajjan Kumar guilty of being involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sentenced him to life imprisonment. Here's what the court said and how political leaders reacted.

Congress picks Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM, Sachin Pilot is deputy CM

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

After deliberations, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has picked Ashok Gehlot for the post of Rajasthan Chief Minister. Sachin Pilot, who fought for the position, will be made deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

For at least the last two elections, in Chhattisgarh it was a tight race between Congress and BJP. What changed this time around? Dipankar Ghose decodes the result.

How Congress sealed the deal in Rajasthan and MP | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

It was a close contest in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh between the Congress and BJP. But the grand old party did get a few things right which helped it get ahead of the bump in both the states. Manoj CG breaks it down.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

PM Modi inaugurates Kundli-Manesar expressway, Congress calls in unsafe

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

At the inauguration of the Kundli-Manesar expressway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacks Congress. The grand old party responds by calling it a publicity stunt in election season.

PM Modi brings Sitaram Kesri into Chhattisgarh election battle, Congress retorts

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

PM Narendra Modi says former Congress President Sitaram Kesri was sidelined and treated badly to make way for Sonia Gandhi. Congress says his statement is factually incorrect and asks him to introspect.