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Gulab Chand Kataria faced criticism from Congress' student wing over alleged remarks. (Prabhakar Sharma/HT Archive)

NSUI members protest against over BJP leader's remarks on Maharana Pratap

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) also burnt an effigy of the BJP leader who on Tuesday tendered an apology for his remarks that triggered outrage among Rajputs in the state.
Polling for the fifth phase of the West Bengal elections will be conducted on April 17.(ANI)
Polling for the fifth phase of the West Bengal elections will be conducted on April 17.(ANI)

Covid-19 positive Congress candidate Reaul Haque dies at Kolkata hospital

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Haque passed away at a private hospital at around 3 am today. He was undergoing treatment after testing positive for Covid-19.
Cong MLAs stage protest over shortage of oxygen in Madhya Pradesh(ANI Photo)
Cong MLAs stage protest over shortage of oxygen in Madhya Pradesh(ANI Photo)

Covid-19: Congress MLAs stage dharna in Bhopal over shortage of medical oxygen

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 07:46 AM IST
The opposition party MLAs, including PC Sharma, Jitu Patwari, and Kunal Choudhary, staged the protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Bhopal.
“The (Narendra) Modi government has mismanaged the Covid situation. It has exported the vaccines and allowed a shortage to be created in India,” the Gandhi said at the meeting.(ANI file photo)
“The (Narendra) Modi government has mismanaged the Covid situation. It has exported the vaccines and allowed a shortage to be created in India,” the Gandhi said at the meeting.(ANI file photo)

Sonia Gandhi meets CM s of Congress-led states on Covid, hits out at govt

PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 04:10 AM IST
Addressing a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of the Congress-ruled states and ministers of the party in states where it is in power in alliance with others, she said the priority should be to “test, track and vaccinate”.
Elections for 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal are being held in eight phases. The votes will be counted on May 2.(AP Photo )
Elections for 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal are being held in eight phases. The votes will be counted on May 2.(AP Photo )

B K Hariprasad to be AICC in-charge for West Bengal polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Current AICC in-charge of West Bengal Jitin Prasada got down with Covid-19.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)

Rahul Gandhi to begin ‘active’ campaign for Bengal soon, says functionary

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 08:02 AM IST
The former Congress president has so far campaigned in the remaining three poll-bound states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam, and in the Union territory of Puducherry where the stakes remain high for the Grand Old Party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns for the BJP candidate Pon Radhakrishnan (immediate right to Modi) in Kanyakumari on April 2, 2021.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns for the BJP candidate Pon Radhakrishnan (immediate right to Modi) in Kanyakumari on April 2, 2021.(PTI)

BJP eyes comeback against Congress in Kanyakumari Lok Sabha bypoll

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 07:54 PM IST
As many as 13 candidates are contesting the by-election for the seat in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), backed by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), and the Congress are in a direct faceoff.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel. (PTI)
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel. (PTI)

Congress braces for first poll test in post-Ahmed Patel era

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 06:03 AM IST
As it gets accustomed to Patel’s absence, the party finds itself with a new chain of command and the rise of younger strategists, even as a bunch of senior leaders has being sidelined over the letter controversy last year.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressing a rally at Kochi.(Twitter/@vijayanpinarayi)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressing a rally at Kochi.(Twitter/@vijayanpinarayi)

Polling to take place in Kerala on Tuesday; UDF, LDF, NDA in triangular contest

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 10:47 PM IST
The counting of votes will be done on May 2. As many as 957 candidates are contesting on the 140 seats while 2.74 crore voters will cast their votes.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi added that she is fervently hoping for the return of missing soldiers and looks forward to the complete recovery of those injured.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi added that she is fervently hoping for the return of missing soldiers and looks forward to the complete recovery of those injured.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'Nation owes enormous debt': Sonia Gandhi on deaths in Sukma Maoist attack

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 07:20 PM IST
The soldiers, deployed on a special operation, were killed in a gunbattle with the Maoists on Saturday. While five bodies were recovered on Saturday, 17 more were found on Sunday, the police said.
Rangja Khungur Basumatary (left) of the Bodoland People’s Front joining the BJP in the presence of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar (right).((Twitter/nstomar))
Rangja Khungur Basumatary (left) of the Bodoland People’s Front joining the BJP in the presence of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar (right).((Twitter/nstomar))

Cong, CPI(M) demand suspension of poll in Tamulpur seat

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora personally heard the matter on Saturday in the presence of returning officer for the constituency Sanjiv Sarma, but no decision has been announced so far.
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat.(Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat.(Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)

News updates from HT: Uttarakhand to vaccinate journalists against Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Assam.(PTI)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Assam.(PTI)

‘ECI’s role questionable’: Congress on decision to reduce campaign ban on Sarma

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Supporting his party’s stance, Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala also made similar comments regarding the issue.
Nana Patole, Maharashtra Congress chief. (HT PHOTO)
Nana Patole, Maharashtra Congress chief. (HT PHOTO)

Centre withheld funds meant for Maharashtra out of bias: Congress

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 04:31 PM IST
State Congress president Nana Patole accused the BJP of acting irresponsibly amidst the pandemic, a day after Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said that Maharashtra was the only state in the country that didn't provide any assistance to the people during the crisis.
The delegation told the CM that all decisions should be taken unitedly by the constituents of the MVA. In picture - Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(HT File Photo)
The delegation told the CM that all decisions should be taken unitedly by the constituents of the MVA. In picture - Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(HT File Photo)

Congress leaders seek review of CMP during meeting with Uddhav Thackeray

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 03:25 PM IST
The delegation led by All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary H K Patil also discussed the political situation and the Covid-19 management in the state with the chief minister, said Revenue Minister and senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat.
<p>After P Chidamabaram was arrested by the CBI, the Congress has now launched a scathing attack on the Modi government. Addressing the media, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, alleged that the BJP was using the CBI and the ED as personal revenge seeking departments. He further claimed that the agencies have no evidence against the former finance minister or his son Karti and the Modi government was only trying to divert attention from the economic crisis that is looming on the country. </p>

After P Chidamabaram was arrested by the CBI, the Congress has now launched a scathing attack on the Modi government. Addressing the media, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, alleged that the BJP was using the CBI and the ED as personal revenge seeking departments. He further claimed that the agencies have no evidence against the former finance minister or his son Karti and the Modi government was only trying to divert attention from the economic crisis that is looming on the country.

'After Sarma, EC should also bar PM Modi, Amit Shah from campaigning': Congress

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Election Commission should also investigate the matter of "stolen EVMs that were found from the car of BJP candidate" in Assam.
BJP national president J P Nadda addresses during a public meeting, in Patacharkuchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
BJP national president J P Nadda addresses during a public meeting, in Patacharkuchi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Congress became mentally, ideologically bankrupt in its lust for power: Nadda

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Nadda said that it is the BJP that is committed to protect the identity, tradition, culture and language of different communities of Assam.
"The EC was transporting the EVMs in his car. In all of Assam, you (EC) only found the BJP candidate’s car?” Surjewala asked the polling body.(HT file photo)
"The EC was transporting the EVMs in his car. In all of Assam, you (EC) only found the BJP candidate’s car?” Surjewala asked the polling body.(HT file photo)

EVM controversy: In entire Assam, EC only found BJP leader’s car, asks Surjewala

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP should now be called the EVM ‘Chor’ (Thief ) party. But the people have ensured Congress’ victory with such a majority that it will never succeed even by stealing EVMs, he said.
“We won’t allow Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to be implemented in Assam," Rahul Gandhi said in a video message to Assam’s voters on Tuesday.(PTI)
“We won’t allow Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to be implemented in Assam," Rahul Gandhi said in a video message to Assam’s voters on Tuesday.(PTI)

Campaign for second phase in Assam ends

By Utpal Parashar, Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:08 AM IST
Most of the focus of the campaign was in the Bengali-majority districts of Barak Valley, Karimganj, Cachar and Hailakandi.
Union Minister of Women and Child Developement Smriti Irani addresses a public rally ahead of the second phase of Assam Assembly election at Barbhag, in Nalbari on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister of Women and Child Developement Smriti Irani addresses a public rally ahead of the second phase of Assam Assembly election at Barbhag, in Nalbari on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

2 of the Gandhis are in politics 'only for family's survival': Smriti Irani

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The Congress was in power in Assam for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2016.
“Our people showed black flags but were not involved in this incident,” BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.(File photo)
“Our people showed black flags but were not involved in this incident,” BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.(File photo)

After Punjab BJP legislator is thrashed, BKU issues a clarification

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Arun Narang, a legislator from Abohar municipality in Punjab’s Fazilka district, was allegedly beaten up by a group of protesting farmers in the Malout area of the Muktsar district on Saturday.
The Congress decision to name Satish for the Lok Sabha bypoll comes at a time his brother, Ramesh Jarkiholi finds himself at the centre of a raging sex scandal in Karnataka (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Congress decision to name Satish for the Lok Sabha bypoll comes at a time his brother, Ramesh Jarkiholi finds himself at the centre of a raging sex scandal in Karnataka (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress picks Satish Jarkiholi for Lok Sabha bypoll

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:52 AM IST
Bengaluru The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Friday approved the candidature of Satish Jarkiholi, party’s sitting legislator from Yenkanmaradi, for the on April 17 Belagavi (Belgaum) Lok Sabha bypoll
Patna: Grand Alliance legislators stage a dharna in the main entrance of Bihar Assembly during Budget session, in Patna, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (PTI)
Patna: Grand Alliance legislators stage a dharna in the main entrance of Bihar Assembly during Budget session, in Patna, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (PTI)

'Democracy murdered in Bihar': Congress on police action against opposition MLAs

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said those stripping democracy have no right to call themselves a government.
Kolkata: West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury releases party manifesto, ahead of state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Monday, March 22, 2021. (PTI)
Kolkata: West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury releases party manifesto, ahead of state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Monday, March 22, 2021. (PTI)

Congress releases poll manifesto for West Bengal assembly elections

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 07:03 PM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury launched the manifesto at the party's state headquarters in Kolkata.
"The Congress' only aim is politics of opportunism," JP Nadda said during the rally.(ANI)
"The Congress' only aim is politics of opportunism," JP Nadda said during the rally.(ANI)

Congress just like elephant, has one teeth to show off, other to chew: JP Nadda

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Addressing an election rally at Tingkhong in Dibrugarh district, Nadda also accused the Congress of practising "politics of opportunism" and said Assam will head into "darkness" if the opposition party is voted to power.
Congress MLA Chandrikaben Baria(ANI)
Congress MLA Chandrikaben Baria(ANI)

Gujarat: Congress MLA asks party workers to pelt stones at BJP candidates' homes

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The by-election for the Morva Hadaf seat is slated to be held on April 17
Abhishek Singhvi said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is one and NCP leader Sharad Pawar is addressing charges against Deshmukh, who belongs to that party.(ANI)
Abhishek Singhvi said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is one and NCP leader Sharad Pawar is addressing charges against Deshmukh, who belongs to that party.(ANI)

Won't be fair to comment as NCP chief has spoken: Congress

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Steering clear of making a direct comment on the matter, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the issue concerns Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the NCP as the minister in question is from that party.
"The BJP is a party with a consistent ideology of justice to all sections of society without appeasement," Jitendra Singh said.
"The BJP is a party with a consistent ideology of justice to all sections of society without appeasement," Jitendra Singh said.

Congress might resort to politics to divide society, says Jitendra Singh

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:51 PM IST
Jitendra Singh said the Congress' leadership has thoroughly exposed itself by turning away from its ideological position by seeking the "support offered by an overtly communal outfit headed by Badruddin Ajmal."
"People in Puducherry will never give scope to parties promoting communal and religious sentiments," Narayanasamy said.(PTI)
"People in Puducherry will never give scope to parties promoting communal and religious sentiments," Narayanasamy said.(PTI)

Puducherry: Former CM V Narayanasamy explains reason for not contesting polls

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:20 PM IST
V Narayanasamy said that he, along with Congress Member of Parliament V Vaithilingam, had to coordinate election-related party activities.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with college students at Lahowa in Dibrugarh on Friday.(ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with college students at Lahowa in Dibrugarh on Friday.(ANI)

BJP wants to run Assam from Nagpur: Rahul Gandhi

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 06:57 PM IST
He accused the saffron party of selling off Assam's resources to outsiders
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