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'Udhar bhi sab apne hain': Tharoor's swipe at defections from Congress to BJP

  • Congress leader Shashi Tharoor suggested that the BJP now looks familiar as many members have switched over from the grand old party.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. (HT archive)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. (HT archive)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 08:12 AM IST
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'Mischievous': Ghulam Nabi Azad on 'fake news' that he removed Cong from Twitter

After Jairam Ramesh's sharp ‘Azad’, ‘Ghulam’ jibe targeting Ghulam Nabi Azad, it was reported that Ghulam Nabi Azad removed Congress from his Twitter bio, which Ghulam Nabi Azad clarified confirming that his Twitter bio never had the mention of the Congress. 
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was conferred the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award on Tuesday. (PTI)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was conferred the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 05:35 AM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Ex-Union minister RPN Singh junks Congress for BJP

Former Union minister RPN Singh resigned from the primary membership of the Congress on Tuesday and sent a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
RPN Singh joins BJP at party office in New Delhi.(PTI)
RPN Singh joins BJP at party office in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 02:37 AM IST
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Congress’ battle not for cowards, needs courage: Supriya Shrinate on RPN Singh

  • Extending her wishes to Singh on his next move, Shrinate said time will reveal to him that fighting a battle with passion is a sign of bravery.
Addressing the media, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said the battle that the grand old party is fighting needs bravery and courage and “coward” people cannot handle the same.
Addressing the media, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said the battle that the grand old party is fighting needs bravery and courage and “coward” people cannot handle the same.
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 03:35 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

RPN Singh colluded with BJP to bring down Jharkhand govt, says Cong MLA

RPN Singh announced his resignation from Congress earlier in the day. In a letter addressed to interim party president Sonia Gandhi, Singh wrote, “Today, at a time, we are celebrating the formation of our great Republic, I begin a new chapter in my political journey. Jai Hind.”
RPN Singh, the former Congress MP from Kushinagar and ex-Union minister of state for home affairs. (File Photo / HT)
RPN Singh, the former Congress MP from Kushinagar and ex-Union minister of state for home affairs. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 03:10 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Punjab polls: Congress uses 'Avengers' clip to target Opposition

The video, posted on Monday with the hashtag #CongressHiAyegi, depicts a scene from the Hollywood blockbuster 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
In the video, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi is shown as Thor.(Twitter/@INCPunjab)
In the video, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi is shown as Thor.(Twitter/@INCPunjab)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 01:00 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Uttarakhand elections: Congress fields Harish Rawat from Ramnagar 

The Congress has decided to field former chief minister Harish Rawat from Ramnagar constituency in Nainital district for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
The Congress has fielded former chief minister Harish Rawat from Ramnagar constituency in Nainital district for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand. (PTI)
The Congress has fielded former chief minister Harish Rawat from Ramnagar constituency in Nainital district for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 03:15 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh among Congress’ star campaigners for first phase

UP elections: Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party MP Rahul Gandhi and All India Congress Committee general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will campaign for the party.
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will campaign for the party ahead of the UP elections.
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will campaign for the party ahead of the UP elections.
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 03:09 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sonia, Manmohan among Congress star campaigners for phase-1 UP polls

In a letter sent to the chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal on Monday named the 30 star campaigners of the Indian National Congress for the state assembly polls.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and party MP Rahul Gandhi are among the star campaigners for the first phase of UP assembly elections. (File Photo / HT)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and party MP Rahul Gandhi are among the star campaigners for the first phase of UP assembly elections. (File Photo / HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 04:28 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bhupesh Baghel in Uttarakhand today, to launch Congress' election campaign

Uttarakhand Assembly election 2022: Baghel will be in Dehradun where he will launch the Congress' campaign theme and a campaign song titled 'Uttarakhand Swabhiman Char Dham Char Kaam'.
Before Uttarakhand, Baghel had launched a door-to-door campaign in Noida, weeks before the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI file photo)
Before Uttarakhand, Baghel had launched a door-to-door campaign in Noida, weeks before the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 06:15 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

'Abide With Me' omitted: Cong hits out; Govt says 'Only Indian tunes this year'

GOVT VS CONG FACEOFF OVER ‘ABIDE WITH ME' HYMN
GOVT VS CONG FACEOFF OVER ‘ABIDE WITH ME' HYMN
Published on Jan 23, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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News updates from HT: Congress urges Thackeray to ban ‘Why I killed Gandhi’

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mahatma Gandhi  was shot dead by Nathuram Godse while he was on his way to attend his customary evening prayer. The killer Nathuram Godse and co-conspirator Narayan Apte were convicted & later hanged on November 15, 1949.
Mahatma Gandhi  was shot dead by Nathuram Godse while he was on his way to attend his customary evening prayer. The killer Nathuram Godse and co-conspirator Narayan Apte were convicted & later hanged on November 15, 1949.
Published on Jan 23, 2022 12:52 PM IST
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Congress urges Thackeray to ban ‘Why I killed Gandhi’ movie, AICWA writes to PM

  • The movie 'Why I killed Gandhi' is set to release on Limelight OTT on January 30, Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary.
Nathuram Godse was hanged to death for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi. (Getty Image)
Nathuram Godse was hanged to death for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi. (Getty Image)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 12:17 PM IST
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Cong releases first list of 53 candidates for Uttarakhand polls

The names of former chief minister Harish Rawat and Harak Singh Rawat, who joined the party on Friday, do not figure in the first list.
The Congress is seeking to wrest power back from the BJP in the hill state. In picture - former Uttarakhand CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat.(ANI File Photo)
The Congress is seeking to wrest power back from the BJP in the hill state. In picture - former Uttarakhand CM and Congress leader Harish Rawat.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 02:24 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

‘I’m very modest': Chidambaram after TMC claims he refused alliance for Goa poll

  • TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee said that Congress leader P Chidambaram is not telling the truth regarding never getting an offer of alliance from the Mamata Banerjee-led camp. He added that Chidambaran should publicly “take the blame” if the BJP wins Goa assembly elections.
Congress leader P Chidambaram said he doesn't enter in “verbal exchanges” with general secretaries of other political parties.(ANI file photo)
Congress leader P Chidambaram said he doesn't enter in “verbal exchanges” with general secretaries of other political parties.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 11:22 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

After major hint on Congress CM face in UP, a clarification from Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vardra's remark was considered as a major indication on Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections scheduled in February and March over seven phases.
UP election 2022: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the release of her party’s youth manifesto in New Delhi on Friday. (AP PHOTO)
UP election 2022: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the release of her party’s youth manifesto in New Delhi on Friday. (AP PHOTO)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 10:38 AM IST
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UP elections: Priyanka says she is Congress’s face in state

“Can you see any other face from the Congress? It’s my face that’s visible everywhere,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said at an event held to release the party’s manifesto for the youth of the state, when asked who would be the face of the party in the UP election.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks at the launch of the Youth Manifesto for the UP elections, at party headquarters, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks at the launch of the Youth Manifesto for the UP elections, at party headquarters, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 03:48 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Uttarakhand polls: Harak Singh Rawat joins Congress

Uttarakhand assembly elections 2022: The politician, who was expelled by the state's ruling BJP on January 16, was inducted by former CM Harish Rawat in Delhi.
Harak Singh Rawat being inducted by Harsh Rawat.
Harak Singh Rawat being inducted by Harsh Rawat.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 04:39 PM IST
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Channi to file defamation case against Kejriwal for ‘dishonest man’ remark

  • Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that Arvind Kejriwal is using his photos on “bundles of notes” though the ED raids were conducted on and the money was recovered from “someone else.” Notably, the ED carried out raids at 10 locations on Wednesday, including Channi's nephew.
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he has requested the Congress party to give him permission to lodge a defamation case against AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he has requested the Congress party to give him permission to lodge a defamation case against AAP supremo and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 03:58 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

ED raids on Channi’s nephew were politically motivated: Congress to EC

In their memorandum to the poll body chief, the delegation, which also comprised senior leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Abhishek Singhvi, alleged that raids were a “violation of the model code of conduct”, which came into force on January 8 after the poll schedule was announced.
The ED on Wednesday said that it seized <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 crore in cash from the premises of Bhupinder Singh, the nephew of Channi, triggering criticism from the Congress. (ANI)
The ED on Wednesday said that it seized 10 crore in cash from the premises of Bhupinder Singh, the nephew of Channi, triggering criticism from the Congress. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 04:47 AM IST
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Goa elections: Shiv Sena, NCP declare alliance; say Congress not interested

Goa elections: All the three parties are part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra.
NCP leader Praful Patel with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut addressing a joint press conference, in Bambolim on Wednesday. The two parties announced an alliance for the Goa elections and said Congress did not respond to their proposal of fighting the polls togethers. (ANI)
NCP leader Praful Patel with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut addressing a joint press conference, in Bambolim on Wednesday. The two parties announced an alliance for the Goa elections and said Congress did not respond to their proposal of fighting the polls togethers. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:31 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondents, Panaji/new Delhi

TMC, Cong, AAP release separate candidate lists for Goa; tie-up ruled out

Goa goes to the polls on February 14 to elect members to its legislative assembly. The counting will be held on March 10.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal joins a door-to-door campaign at Shiroda, in south Goa, ahead of next month’s elections. His party, along with the TMC and Congress, on Tuesday released separate list of candidates, putting to rest speculation over a grand opposition alliance to fight the BJP in the state. (ANI)
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal joins a door-to-door campaign at Shiroda, in south Goa, ahead of next month’s elections. His party, along with the TMC and Congress, on Tuesday released separate list of candidates, putting to rest speculation over a grand opposition alliance to fight the BJP in the state. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 05:04 AM IST
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ByGerard de Souza, Panaji

Ready to apologise to Congress’s Harish Rawat: Harak Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand elections: Harak Singh Rawat, who was expelled from the BJP on January 16, said on Tuesday that he is ready to apologise to Congress leader Harish Rawat.
Harak Singh Rawat speaks to the media on his dismissal from the Uttarakhand cabinet and expulsion from the BJP, ahead of the elections, in Dehradun on Monday. On Tuesday, he said he was ready to apologise to Congress leader Harish Rawat. (ANI)
Harak Singh Rawat speaks to the media on his dismissal from the Uttarakhand cabinet and expulsion from the BJP, ahead of the elections, in Dehradun on Monday. On Tuesday, he said he was ready to apologise to Congress leader Harish Rawat. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 04:56 AM IST
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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman targets Congress after SC’s ruling on Devas

Extensively quoting the Monday judgement of the apex court that called the deal between the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia “a product of fraud perpetrated by Devas”, Sitharaman said.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government for perpetrating the Devas Multimedia scam (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government for perpetrating the Devas Multimedia scam (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 04:49 AM IST
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ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

'Poison of fraud': Nirmala slams Cong over Antrix-Devas deal after SC order

HOW NIRMALA TORE INTO CONG OVER ANTRIX-DEVAS DEAL
HOW NIRMALA TORE INTO CONG OVER ANTRIX-DEVAS DEAL
Published on Jan 18, 2022 08:19 PM IST
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Keeping up with UP | Congress’s message in fielding women who overcame violence

  • No political party has done it before — it has fielded women candidates who have been, or are related to, victims of heinous crimes
Asha Singh is the mother of the 2017 Unnao rape survivor. (HT Photo)
Asha Singh is the mother of the 2017 Unnao rape survivor. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 07:49 PM IST
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‘ED BJP’s Election Department’: Cong slams raids on Punjab CM’s nephew

In a video posted on Twitter, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Modiji, remember one thing, you have used ED, CBI, Income Tax department and the CBDT against several Congress leaders. But we will neither be afraid nor bow down.”
Surjewala also accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of working in an alliance with the BJP as Arvind Kejriwal was the first one to attack the Punjab CM over Tuesday's raids.(File photo)
Surjewala also accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of working in an alliance with the BJP as Arvind Kejriwal was the first one to attack the Punjab CM over Tuesday's raids.(File photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 07:14 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

Goa elections: Miffed Congress hesitant to accept TMC’s offer of poll pact

TMC’s offer for a poll pact in the Goa assembly elections has found little favour with the Congress.
A Congress strategist claimed that party president Sonia Gandhi was ‘extremely upset’ to see TMC poaching Congress lawmakers and making anti-Congress statements. The party is hesitant to accept TMC’s offer of poll pact ahead of assembly elections in Goa. (File)
A Congress strategist claimed that party president Sonia Gandhi was ‘extremely upset’ to see TMC poaching Congress lawmakers and making anti-Congress statements. The party is hesitant to accept TMC’s offer of poll pact ahead of assembly elections in Goa. (File)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Harak Singh Rawat may join Congress today. Know why he was expelled from the BJP

The decision to dismiss Rawat from the cabinet was taken during the core group meeting of BJP's Uttarakhand unit, which was held at the party's headquarters in Delhi on Saturday.
Rawat, who had threatened to resign in the cabinet meeting recently, was also in constant touch with Congress leaders.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
Rawat, who had threatened to resign in the cabinet meeting recently, was also in constant touch with Congress leaders.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 08:27 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Sidhu invites Elon Musk to Punjab, aims to make Ludhiana electric vehicle hub

According to Sidhu, this will, in turn, bring new technology to Punjab and “create green jobs”, staying at the same time on the path of environment preservation and sustainable development.
Sidhu, the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, took this opportunity to extend his invitation today to the Tesla CEO. (File Photo)
Sidhu, the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, took this opportunity to extend his invitation today to the Tesla CEO. (File Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 06:32 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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