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Aurangabad renaming: Thorat says Cong has a clear stand on the issue

While Thackeray’s Shiv Sena has been advocating the name change for over two decades, the Congress has always opposed it.
Balasaheb Thorat says Congress has always opposed renaming proposals.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Balasaheb Thorat says Congress has always opposed renaming proposals.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 10:29 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Mentioned same reforms during 2019 election: Sitharaman reminds Rahul Gandhi of Cong’s manifesto

The BJP has said earlier that the previous governments in the Centre did not have the willpower to go ahead with tough reforms.
Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman asked Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on newly passed bills designed to reform the agricultural sector.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman asked Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on newly passed bills designed to reform the agricultural sector.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

In memoir, Pranab blames Manmohan, Sonia for Cong’s defeat, says Modi govt’s first term autocratic

The Presidential Years is the fourth volume of Mukherjee’s memoirs and will be released in January 2021.
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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BJP wins in Rajasthan local body polls, Cong suffers setback

Elections were held for panchayat samiti and zila parishad seats in 21 of the state’s 33 districts. Of 4,371 panchayat samiti seats, the BJP won 1,989 and Congress 1,852.
The Congress did better than its showing in 2015 but this is the first time since 2005 that the state’s ruling party has not won the rural body polls.(Arun Mondhe/ Hindustan Times/For Representational Purposes)
The Congress did better than its showing in 2015 but this is the first time since 2005 that the state’s ruling party has not won the rural body polls.(Arun Mondhe/ Hindustan Times/For Representational Purposes)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 07:41 AM IST
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President should lay the foundation stone of new Parliament building: Cong’s Punia

Prime Minister Narendra will lay the foundation stone of the new Parliament building and perform bhoomi pujan on December 10.
Punia said, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing this with the intention of etching their name on the new building.(Hindustan Times)
Punia said, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing this with the intention of etching their name on the new building.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 06, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Lost goodwill of people after joining hands with Cong: Kumaraswamy

The former Chief Minister said, he fell to the “trap” and accused Congress leader Siddaramaiah of a conspiracy, as he stated that even BJP had not “betrayed” him to that level.
Kumaraswamy clarified that he was not blaming Gowda for it, as he knows and respects his father’s lifelong commitment towards secular identity.(PTI)
Kumaraswamy clarified that he was not blaming Gowda for it, as he knows and respects his father’s lifelong commitment towards secular identity.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 09:48 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘What is the meaning of their silence?’ BJP asks Cong to respond to allegations in AgustaWestland scam

Rathore said Rahul Gandhi often attacked the government over Rafale fighter aircraft deal despite Supreme Court giving a clean chit to it but has not spoken a word about investigation into alleged corruption in the purchase of VVIP choppers.
BJP National Spokesperson Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI)
BJP National Spokesperson Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘TMC govt did ‘cheap politics’ with Soumitra Chatterjee’s body’, alleges Cong’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee was cremated with full state honours. As his body wastaken to Keoratala crematorium thousands of people, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Left leaders, walked in a procession.
Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses a dharna to protest against Central Government over the newly passed farm laws and attack on Dalit women, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses a dharna to protest against Central Government over the newly passed farm laws and attack on Dalit women, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Acquisitive Cong’s failure to deliver behind alliance’s loss

Of the seventy seats it wrested in the seat-sharing talks, the party won an embarrassing 19, just eight more than the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist’s 11 out of 19.
A Congress party worker holds a flag with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s faces.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A Congress party worker holds a flag with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s faces.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 08:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVinod Sharma

‘Cong not contesting under PAGD’s umbrella but with like-minded secular parties’

At some places we may need to support like-minded parties and at others places they will support us, says J&K Congress unit chief
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Updated on Nov 12, 2020 01:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByHT Correspondent, Jammu

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Left records higher strike rate than RJD, Cong; lags in popular support

With 16 legislators in the 243-member assembly, the left’s seat share is 6.6%. This is its highest in the Hindi belt since 1995 when the three parties together had a seat share of 14% in the 243 seats that comprise the current Bihar assembly.
CPI (ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing 'Nukker Sabha' during an election meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly Election in Patna.(ANI)
CPI (ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing 'Nukker Sabha' during an election meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly Election in Patna.(ANI)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 04:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

PU V-C playing with fire by delaying senate polls: Cong leaders

The senate polls were postponed on October 15 for the second time amid apprehensions that the governing structure of the university could be changed
Congressmen who were former student leaders of Panjab University interacting with media at the PU Student Centre.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Congressmen who were former student leaders of Panjab University interacting with media at the PU Student Centre.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 11:36 PM IST
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LAHDC polls: BJP wins 15 out of 26 seats, Cong gets 9

BJP won three seats less than last time while Congress won three more
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Updated on Oct 27, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Cong likely to extend stir against farm laws

The opposition parties and various farmers’ groups have alleged that the farm bills will weaken the MSP regime and only benefit big agribusinesses.
Congress Interim party president Sonia Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Congress Interim party president Sonia Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Cong leaders protest against farm bills outside Panchkula DC’s office

Congress leader Ranjeeta Mehta demanded that the government withdraw the bills or bring about a fourth amendment to ensure strict punishment to those buying products at lesser cost than the MSP
Congress leaders protesting against the farm bills outside the DC’s office in Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)
Congress leaders protesting against the farm bills outside the DC’s office in Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Bills for farmers’ benefit but Cong creating hurdles, says Nadda

BJP president JP Nadda addressed media persons on the three key bills that are to be passed by Parliament during the 18-day uninterrupted monsoon session, which started on Monday
BJP president JP Nadda spoke to media on the three bills on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP president JP Nadda spoke to media on the three bills on Wednesday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 16, 2020 02:24 PM IST
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Himachal monsoon session: Cong set to target BJP over corruption, scams

Opposition will bring up ‘involvement’ of BJP minister in dubious land deals, ‘mismanagement’ during pandemic
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Updated on Sep 06, 2020 12:37 AM IST
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Ambala DC favoured BJP in forming panel on MC ward delimitation: Cong

Ashok Kumar Sharma, who has been accused of not giving due representation to the Congress and other opposition parties in the committee, has refuted the charges.
Congress workers at the Ambala DC’s office.(HT Photo)
Congress workers at the Ambala DC’s office.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ambala | ByBhavey Nagpal, Ambala

Former Punjab minister Mittal defends agri ordinances, accuses Congress, AAP of misleading farmers

Says all ordinances formulated in cognizance of the Swaminathan committee report
BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal addressing the media in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal addressing the media in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 02:07 AM IST
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Remove bottlenecks to ramp up Covid-19 testing: Cong

The government has repeatedly pointed out that it has increased testing. In an interview, health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that the government plans to increase the tests up to 100,000 by the end of May.
Briefing reporters after the meet, Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata party of testing much lesser than its capacity.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo)
Briefing reporters after the meet, Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata party of testing much lesser than its capacity.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 07:51 AM IST
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With SAD losing ground, AAP in disarray, Cong stands a good chance: Capt

CHANDIGARH Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said in the absence of a strong opposition, the Congress stood a good chance to return to power and take the state’s progress to the next level. During an interaction at a conclave to mark the completion of three years of his government, Amarinder said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had lost ground, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was in total disarray in the state.
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Published on Mar 17, 2020 10:31 PM IST
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ASSEMBLY SESSION House to continue work after obituaries on Day 1

Breaking away from tradition, Punjab Vidhan Sabha has decided to continue work after obituary references on the opening day of the coming budget session to be held from February 20 to 28. Talking to HT over phone, speaker Rana Kanwar Pal Singh said, “We have decided to continue work after obituary references on the first day to make optimal utilisation of the public exchequer money as every sitting of the House involves a lot of expenditure.
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Published on Feb 18, 2020 11:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar

‘Need to work together’: Former PM Deve Gowda asks regional parties to rally behind Cong

Noting that mere speeches would not help, he said the regional and secular parties should enhance their strength politically in the country.
Former Prime Minister and Janta Dal (Secular) Chief H. D. Deve Gowda asked regional parties to work with Congress.(ANI Photo)
Former Prime Minister and Janta Dal (Secular) Chief H. D. Deve Gowda asked regional parties to work with Congress.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 06:06 PM IST
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Cong, SAD urge Raj govt to lift ban on ‘langar’ at Bikaner cancer hospital

Leaders of Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday urged the Rajasthan government to allow ‘langar’, which was being organised by charitable society from Bathinda, at a Bikaner cancer hospital. Bikaner district administration on Sunday had stopped the ‘langar’ by Shri Guru Harikrishan Welfare Society of Koreana village near Talwandi Sabo at Acharya Tulsi Dass Regional Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Bikaner.
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Published on Feb 05, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Despite poll promise, Cong failed to take action in Nakodar killings: Kin of victims

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Published on Feb 04, 2020 10:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | ByHT Correspondent, Jalandhar

194KG HEROIN HAUL : STF issues notice to Cong councillor for joining probe

The Punjab Police’s anti-drug special task force (STF) on Sunday issued a notice to Congress councillor Pardeep Sharma to join the probe after investigations revealed that the 194kg of heroin, seized from a house in Sultanwind area of Amritsar, was stored in Sharma’s house on Majitha road for about a week.
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Published on Feb 02, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma, Amristar

Congress lacked will to amend wrongs done, says BJP chief Nadda

BJP national president JP Nadda was accompanied by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh and organisational secretary Sunil Bansal.
BJP national president JP Nadda was accompanied by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
BJP national president JP Nadda was accompanied by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 01:01 AM IST
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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020| Cong will rely on past record to woo voters, focus on pollution

The campaign, which was to be launched on 14-15 January, might be delayed owing to a lack of consensus among some top leaders.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Subhash Chopra inspects during the inauguration of Control Room of DPCC for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020, at Rajiv Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Subhash Chopra inspects during the inauguration of Control Room of DPCC for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020, at Rajiv Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 08:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

‘Nautanki won’t fetch votes and whatever is remaining of Cong will be finished’: UP Dy CM Maurya

It seemed by Priyanka Gandhi’s behaviour that the Congress has become a “danga karao party” and it cannot tolerate the peaceful atmosphere and development of UP, Maurya said.
His remarks came hours after a high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow Saturday evening when Priyanka Gandhi alleged police personnel grabbed her by the throat and pushed her in a bid to stop her from visiting retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with anti-citizenship law protests.(ANI Photo)
His remarks came hours after a high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow Saturday evening when Priyanka Gandhi alleged police personnel grabbed her by the throat and pushed her in a bid to stop her from visiting retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with anti-citizenship law protests.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2019 07:53 PM IST
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How Sharad Pawar’s Maharashtra strategy shaped Congress’ Jharkhand poll campaign

The political narratives were widely divergent in the tribal-dominated state where the five-phase election ended on Friday and vote counting will be taken up and the outcome announced on Monday.
Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar(Reuters file photo)
Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 06:45 AM IST
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