Indian National Congress (INC)
Indian National Congress is a major political party in India. The party has a great history behind and can boast of its heritage. So news of congress is perhaps as old as the history of newspapers in India.
Indian National Congress is a major political party in India. The party has a great history behind and can boast of its heritage. Commonly known as Congress this national party can claim to be oldest political party in the country. So news of Congress is perhaps as old as the history of newspapers in India.
The party was founded in 1885 by A. O. Hume. Later it developed into a platform for India?s struggle for independence.
After India got independence it become a major political party in the country and ruled for two decades without opposition. For a major part of post-independence period, members of Nehru-Gandhi family has led the party. Indian National Congress has ruled the country for most parts of the time. Indian National Congress has given seven prime ministers to the country. So news about Congress is a routine affair.
In the elections of 2009 the party got second consecutive term and Manmohan Singh again became the prime minister of India. Sonia Gandhi is currently President of Indian National Congress. Hand is the symbol of Indian national Congress. In every elections leaders of Congress appeals to the masses to strengthen the hand that means vote for Congress. As it is ruling party the news of Indian National Congress appears regularly.
In recently held Uttar Pradesh assembly elections the Congress could not perform as expected and Congress has to remain content with few seats. The much talked about mission UP of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi brought no satisfying results. But still one can find latest news of Congress as it has nationwide presence.
Minsk, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian foreign ministry has dismissed part of the Religious Freedom Report published by the US State Department about the country as "outdated" and failing to take into account the current situation in the country.
Hyderabad, May 22 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said he was confident that a Third Front would form the next government after the 2014 general elections.
Jammu/New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Opposition parties in India trained guns at the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on Wednesday over rampant corruption, even as the latter completed the fourth year of its second term in power.
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister G.S. Bali submitted his resignation to senior Congress leaders as he was allegedly unhappy with his portfolio, party sources said. The minister himself refused to comment on the issue.
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) Since Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is viewed in a section of the Congress as a "migrant" because he moved over from the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in 2006, the state party Wednesday sought to end the insider-outsider debate.
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine swept the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in Punjab, the state election commission announced Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) got down to celebrating its fourth anniversary, the BJP Wednesday trained its guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said he was leader neither of his party nor the country.
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) The local body elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held in June, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Leaders of the Congress in West Bengal Wednesday met Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath to lodge a complaint against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly violating the model code of conduct ahead of the June 2 Lok Sabha by-poll from Howrah.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Political leaders were hard at debate Wednesday as the UPA-II regime completed four years with the clamour of corruption and charges of misgovernance seeming to drown out claims of achievements. Some opinions from Congress leaders, allies, analysts and the opposition on their assessment of the government and the road ahead:
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) The anti-incumbency factor could affect the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, a Congress MP and former Goa chief minister Francisco Sardinha said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday lashed out at the BJP for playing negative politics and said the party would achieve a hattrick of sitting in the opposition after the 2014 general elections.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The Pentagon has asked Congress to give them more than 450 million dollars for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison, which President Barack Obama wants to close.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hit out at the BJP for its comments on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said it was "not concerned" with what the opposition party was saying.
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Local body elections in Andhra Pradesh are likely to be held within a month, state Panchayati Raj Minister K. Jana Reddy said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As the UPA got down to celebrating its fourth anniversary, the BJP Wednesday trained its guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said he was neither leader of his party nor the country.
Havana, May 22 (IANS) The 7th International Ophthalmology Congress, to be held here June 29-31, will draw experts from 15 countries, Xinhua reported.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The UPA-II government needs course correction in the remaining year of its term, says union minister and NCP leader Praful Patel, noting that the Congress has to build alliances to improve its prospects of leading a coalition regime after the next elections.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) On the eve of the fourth anniversary of UPA-II, opinion polls have not brought any cheer to the government, predicting slide in the ruling alliance's tally amid rising dissatisfaction among large sections of urban voters over its performance.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) On the eve of the fourth anniversary of UPA-II, opinion polls have not brought any cheer to the government, predicting slide in the ruling alliance's tally amid dissatisfaction among large sections of urban voters over its performance.
Mysore, May 21 (IANS) The Congress, which wrested power from BJP in Karnataka early this month, is taking forward its pledge of 30kg rice at Re.1 a kg for poor families with a plan to offer rice at less than Rs.9 a kg for the lower middle-income group in the state.
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Tuesday charged the Trinamool Congress government with destroying the process of development and participatory democracy in the state over the past two years it has been in power.
Itanagar, May 21 (ANI): The ruling Congress party swept the maiden elections to the Itanagar and Pasighat municipal elections, whose results were announced after counting today.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition over corruption and lack of governance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present the fourth and last report card of the UPA-II government May 22, sources said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh completes nine years in office Wednesday, the longest tenure of any prime minister outside the Nehru-Gandhi family. But his last year in office as head of the UPA-II government is likely to see him come under pressure over a spate of governance scandals as he fights to save his personal reputation and ensure a bankable record of achievements for the 2014 election.
Buenos Aires, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-83, died of a heart attack resulting from injuries and broken bones he suffered five days earlier when he fell in the shower, judicial sources told the official Telam news agency.
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA 2, which will complete four years in office Wednesday, would fare badly if general elections were to be held now, with inflation, unbridled corruption and economic decline playing a major role, said a survey.
Mysore, May 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Monday he will present the budget in the first week of July, the first after Congress returned to power in the state after nine years.
Singapore, May 20 (IANS) K.P. Samy, a member of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), has denied reports that he would quit the post as he was not offered a senatorship in the upper house of the Malaysian parliament.
Singapore, May 20 (IANS) The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) will hold its meeting Thursday, thereby setting into motion the process of holding the party's presidential election.
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Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of systematically covering up the mining scam in Odisha, the Congress party here Sunday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into it.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Jailed YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's wife Y.S. Bharathi Reddy Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene and stop his victimization and harassment.
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Violent clashes between workers of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress were reported from at least two places as the polling for local self-government bodies ended Sunday evening, officials said.
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Insisting that the Telangana problem is very much on the UPA's national agenda, Congress leader P. C. Chacko on Sunday said the party is aware of the sentiments of the people from that region and a decision will be taken as soon as the ongoing consultation process is over.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Corruption scandals past and present have cast long shadows on the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government that completes four years of its second term May 22, amid a big question mark on whether it will be back for a third time.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Setting a fresh deadline, three Congress MPs from Telangana Sunday asked the party's leadership to take a positive decision over the demand for separate statehood to the region by May 30.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said that development is the sole key and formula of the various problems faced by our country. He was addressing a massive rally here.
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul has criticised the opposition parties for stalling the Food Security Bill in Parliament, and asserted the UPA government was determined to enact the legislation for the benefit of people.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Holding the opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the food security and land acquisition bills in parliament's budget session, the Congress Saturday expressed its willingness for a special session if the other parties were agreed.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Bringing out an assessment report of West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government, two days before it completes two years in office, the Congress Saturday alleged that the regime was moving in a negative direction and was clueless about the course it wanted the state's economy to take.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Three months after losing a by-poll, West Bengal minister Humayun Kabir resigned Saturday, two days ahead of the six month period mandated by the constitution within which a minister must get elected to the legislature.
Bhubaneshwar , May 18 (ANI): The Information and Broadcasting Minister , Manish Tewari, has blamed the opposition for the Governments inability to pass the Food Security Bill, which would have helped the country's poor. He was speaking during his visit to Odisha.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy is all set to reshuffle his cabinet, two years after assuming office this day.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): In a letter signed by eight members of Congress, the privacy safeguards of Google's high-profile and much hyped wearable computing device, Google Glass, have been questioned.
Bangalore, May 18 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday inducted 28 members into his five-day-old cabinet.
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Saturday inducted 28 members - 20 of cabinet rank and eight ministers of state - into his five-day-old ministry, the first Congress ministry in the state after nine years.
Buenos Aires, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Gen. Rafael Videla, the emblematic figure of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-83, died Friday inside the jail where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity, prison officials confirmed. He was 87.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held the Congress Party responsible for the non-passage of the Food Security Bill during the budget session of Parliament.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The BJP Friday hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks that the Opposition was responsible for the UPA's failure to pass the Food Security Bill, saying the UPA government should emulate the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of a callous and casual approach towards the poor, the BJP Friday asked the UPA government to emulate the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act as it covers a higher proportion of the population and provides foodgrain at a cheaper cost.
Mysore, May 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Friday he will induct 29 members to his ministry Saturday, four days after he took office.
Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) Four days after taking over as Karnataka chief minister, Congress leader Siddaramaiah will expand his ministry Saturday amid demands that "tainted" legislators be kept out as the party wrested power from the BJP on an anti-corruption plank.
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) A top Congress leader displaying the manifesto of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab may appear odd, but that's exactly what is happening in Punjab these days.
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has called on the congress to work with him on budget request, in a bid to boost security for the American diplomatic posts abroad.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Five new cyber police stations will be set up in Kerala, raising their number to six, a minister said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and WFI advisor G.S. Mander will leave for Moscow Friday to attend world wrestling body FILA's extraOrdinary meeting on Saturday.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah, who is on a visit to New Delhi, met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) All parties should come together to work for the development of Kerala and the Congress was willing to take the lead in starting such a dialogue, the party's state president Ramesh Chennithala said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Hitting out at the BJP, the Congress Wednesday said the opposition party should explain how it could term as a "conspiracy" the CBI charges against its Rajasthan leader Gulab Chand Kataria in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh shootout case.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday expressed the hope that Nawaz Sharif, after taking over as Pakistan's prime minister, would fulfill his promise of not allowing his country to export terror.
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Reacting sharply to his suspension from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), M. Raghunandan Rao Wednesday challenged party chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao to prove the allegations within 48 hours. If not, he would come out with evidence on how party leaders received money on various occasions.
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party Tuesday accused the Congress of using the CBI for framing its leader of opposition in Rajasthan and former state home minister Gulab Chand Kataria in Soharabuddin Sheikh killing case.
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Folks living in rural Goa as well as scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) population account for higher sex ratio than the urban population in the state, the primary census data for 2011 released here Tuesday shows.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) A victorious Congress Monday rained goodies in Karnataka within hours after its state's legislative party leader Siddaramaiah took oath as the 28th Chief Minister in front of massive crowds at a public venue here.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Congress Party on Monday made it clear that there is no rift between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, saying there is no doubt about the fact that the latter will lead the party till 2014.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Congress Monday appointed Jayadev Jena and Sukhdeo Bhagat as new state unit chiefs of Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively, said a party statement.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Leaning to write Kannada alphabets on mud as his parents could not afford slate and chock, Siddaramaiah has come up hard way to take over Monday as Karnataka's chief minister.
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Rebel legislators of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress party Monday did not appear before assembly speaker for the hearing on the disqualification sought by their respective parties.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Welcoming the Calcutta High Court's verdict ordering a CBI probe into the custodial death of a Trinamool Congress worker in West Bengal, the Congress Monday hoped for punishment of the guilty policemen.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) A 50-year-old Congress supporter died Monday following cardiac arrest soon after Karnataka's new Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took oath at a public venue in the city centre, police said.
Singapore, May 13 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) will hold its organisational elections, postponed due to the country's general elections May 5, later this year.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Thirty kg of rice per month will be sold at Re.1 per kg for BPL (below poverty line) families across Karnataka from June 1, newly sworn-in state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced here Monday.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) A subsidy of Rs.4 per litre of milk will be given to dairy producers and families across Karnataka, state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced here Monday.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The Congress returned to power in Karnataka on its own after nine years with its leader Siddaramaiah taking oath Monday as the 28th chief minister of the state in a grand but brief ceremony attended by tens of thousands of people.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Monday launched an indirect attack on the judiciary for calling the Central Bureau of Investigation a "caged parrot".
Bangalore, May 13 (ANI): A Congress worker, Manjappa, died after suffering a cardiac arrest during K.Siddaramaiah swearing in ceremony, here today.
Bangalore, May 13 (ANI): K. Siddaramaiah, who led the Congress Party to victory in the May 5 assembly elections in Karnataka, took oath as the state's 22nd chief minister on Monday.
Bangalore, May 13 (ANI): Siddaramaiah, who led the Congress party to victory in the assembly elections in Karnataka, will take oath as the 22nd chief minister of the state today.
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) Congress leader Siddaramaiah will take over as Karnataka chief minister Monday, beginning the party's rule of the state on its own after a gap of nine years.
London, May 12 (ANI): The increase in waistlines could fuel a big rise in the number of people with dementia in the future, researchers have warned.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): The political fraternity in India on Saturday prayed for stability in Pakistan as the counting began to elect a new government.
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) Expatriates in Saudi Arabia have hailed the results in the recently concluded assembly elections in the Indian state of Karnataka.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday accused the BJP of engaging in "negative politics" as the opposition party also demanded the resignation of the prime minister after two union ministers resigned over allegations of graft and interference.
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today congratulated K. Siddaramaiah on his election as Chief Minister of Karnataka, and also wished him well for the future.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday congratulated Karnataka's incoming Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah who will head a new Congress government in the state.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday sought to take a high moral ground over the resignation of ministers P.K. Bansal and Ashwani Kumar, saying they quit though the charges against them have not been proved in a court of law.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of using central agencies to launch a number of probes against her government and party, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said a conspiracy has been hatched to finish the state economically.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Over 200 members of the newly elected 225-member Karnataka assembly are 'crorepatis' (multi-millionaires), said an election watchdog after analyzing their declared assets.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Congress leader Siddaramaiah, who is set to be Karnataka's new chief minister, can be blunt, earned his reputation as state finance minister and has a clean image.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The Congress Friday set a record by swiftly naming Siddaramaiah as its chief minister in Karnataka - just about four hours after the meeting of central observers with its newly-elected legislators here. This is perhaps the shortest time the party has taken to decide on its leader in a state.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) After Sonia Gandhi's pet Food Security Bill could not be passed in the budget session of parliament, the Congress Friday said the issue should become part of a national debate.
Bangalore, May 10 (ANI): K. Siddaramaiah, a five-time MLA from Varuna in south Karnataka, was on Friday selected to be the new chief minister of the state.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah will be the new chief minister of Karnataka, the party announced Friday.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Karnataka's newly elected Congress lawmakers Monday met here in the presence of the party's central observers to select the state's new chief minister for which there are at least five contenders.
Bangalore, May 10 (ANI): Karnataka's newly elected Congress legislators will meet here today to elect their leader.
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Congress Thursday ridiculed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "campaigning against the CBI", claiming that she was doing so to prevent the truth from coming out in the Saradha Group chit fund scam.
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Ahead of Congress observers' arrival here for selection of Karnataka's new chief minister, the race for the post intensified with more Congress leaders wanting their names to be considered.
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Set to form a government on its own in Karnataka after nine years, the Congress faces a bumpy road. In contrast, the BJP, which lost power, has an uphill task of rebuilding the shattered morale of the organization.
Singapore, May 9 (IANS) The leadership of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has been asked to take responsibility for the party's dismal performance in the country's general elections held May 5.