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Chirag Paswan evicted from father’s ministerial bungalow: Why 'special housing’ for MPs and ministers is a common political flashpoint
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Chirag Paswan evicted from father’s ministerial bungalow: Why 'special housing’ for MPs and ministers is a common political flashpoint

Chirag Paswan began vacating the 12 Janpath Road bungalow after the Directorate of Estates issued an eviction notice to the Lok Sabha MP. The house had served as Ram Vilas Paswan's official residence for several years

Secularism 101: Punjab must always have Sikh CM, but India must elect non-Hindu PM
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Secularism 101: Punjab must always have Sikh CM, but India must elect non-Hindu PM

Secularism for Indian ‘secular’ intelligentsia has long been an engrossing game of shifting goalposts

Amid ongoing rift in Punjab Congress unit, AICC calls for state's legislative party meeting today
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Amid ongoing rift in Punjab Congress unit, AICC calls for state's legislative party meeting today

This development comes as several legislators and ministers close to Navjot Singh Sidhu have been seeking a meeting of the legislature party

In Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Congress loses out; central team scrambles to iron out differences 
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In Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Congress loses out; central team scrambles to iron out differences 

What appears to be a dispute between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh versus his former Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is turning out to be a conflict within the party with deeper faultlines

Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Congress committee, Sunil Jakhar to remain unit chief; party forms 11-member coordination panel
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Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Congress committee, Sunil Jakhar to remain unit chief; party forms 11-member coordination panel

The Congres took the decisions a day after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and held detailed discussions with her

Ghulam Nabi Azad says Union ministers’ visit to Jammu and Kashmir is ‘third bid to spread lies’ about ground situation after abrogation of Article 370
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Ghulam Nabi Azad says Union ministers’ visit to Jammu and Kashmir is ‘third bid to spread lies’ about ground situation after abrogation of Article 370

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that by arranging visits of Union ministers to Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre has made a "third bid to spread lies" about situation there post abrogation of its special status.

Ghulam Nabi Azad a Congress veteran, but party's recent appointments indicate his waning presence, need in J&K unit
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Ghulam Nabi Azad a Congress veteran, but party's recent appointments indicate his waning presence, need in J&K unit

Azad had already dissociated himself from these committees, conveying his displeasure over the arrangement and structure of the panels. However, several senior leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Congress passed a resolution demanding that Azad be given the full charge of elections in the state.

Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition MPs protest against Rafale deal on last day of Monsoon Session of Parliament
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Sonia Gandhi leads Opposition MPs protest against Rafale deal on last day of Monsoon Session of Parliament

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and various MPs of CPI and AAP protested against the Rafale deal on the last day on Parliament's Monsoon Session

Congress' core group meets at Manmohan Singh's Delhi residence to discuss political situation in Jammu and Kashmir
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Congress' core group meets at Manmohan Singh's Delhi residence to discuss political situation in Jammu and Kashmir

The Congress' core group on Jammu and Kashmir met Monday to discuss the political situation in the state and decided to hold deliberations with local leaders in Kashmir Tuesday.

PNB fraud: Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi gives 1.5 hours to 'Pariksha pe Charcha' but has no time to talk on scam
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PNB fraud: Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi gives 1.5 hours to 'Pariksha pe Charcha' but has no time to talk on scam

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the PNB scam allegedly involving Nirav Modi, asking him to explain why it happened and what was he doing about it.

Congress steering committee updates: Party claims 367 LoUs were issued to Nirav Modi under NDA govt
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Congress steering committee updates: Party claims 367 LoUs were issued to Nirav Modi under NDA govt

Rahul had dissolved the Congress Working Committee (CWC), party's highest decision-making body, and constituted a new 34-member steering committee that will function for the party's upcoming plenary session.

Rahul Gandhi chairs first Congress steering committee meet; plenary session on future strategy to be held from 16 to 18 March
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Rahul Gandhi chairs first Congress steering committee meet; plenary session on future strategy to be held from 16 to 18 March

A plenary session of the Congress to discuss and evolve the party's future strategy will be held in Delhi on 16, 17 and 18 March, its chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Saturday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Manmohan Singh arrives on peace mission with P Chidmabram, Ghulam Nabi Azad
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Jammu and Kashmir: Manmohan Singh arrives on peace mission with P Chidmabram, Ghulam Nabi Azad

Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh is scheduled to arrive on Sunday, heading the party's policy planning group on Jammu and Kashmir,

Manmohan Singh-led Congress group to arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to review security situation
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Manmohan Singh-led Congress group to arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to review security situation

The group was set by the Congress in April after the situation worsened in the valley due to widespread violence by protesters

Shankersinh Vaghela's exit spells doom for Congress in Gujarat; party may be looking at another poll disaster
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Shankersinh Vaghela's exit spells doom for Congress in Gujarat; party may be looking at another poll disaster

Shankersinh Vaghela exit from Congress is another manifestation of Rahul Gandhi's style of functioning where he cares less for leaders of mass connect in the party

Ambika Soni dismisses reports of resignation from Congress, says she only wants lesser duties
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Ambika Soni dismisses reports of resignation from Congress, says she only wants lesser duties

Congress general secretary Ambika Soni on Friday dismissed reports of her resignation from the party, saying she had asked the leadership to lighten her duties due to her health.

Ambika Soni resigns as in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, cites health reasons
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Ambika Soni resigns as in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, cites health reasons

Ambika Soni, party's general secretary has tendered her resignation as in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh due to health reasons

Amit Shah blames Congress for 'Kashmir problem', says NDA will bring situation under control
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Amit Shah blames Congress for 'Kashmir problem', says NDA will bring situation under control

Chandigarh: BJP national president Amit Shah said the 'Kashmir problem' emerged because of Congress, expressing confidence that Narendra Modi led NDA government will soon control the present situation in the Valley.

CBI raids Chidambarams' homes: Seeing anti-corruption crackdown as political vendetta is wrong
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CBI raids Chidambarams' homes: Seeing anti-corruption crackdown as political vendetta is wrong

it was truly P Chidambaram who stood out as a separate power centre in his own right with his deft understanding of and manoeuvring around the said inner circle of the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi heads CWC meet after Sonia Gandhi skips due to poor health
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Rahul Gandhi heads CWC meet after Sonia Gandhi skips due to poor health

With Sonia Gandhi indisposed, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday presided over the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting which will take a decision on the party's organisational election.