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CWC meet: Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim president; leaders voice Rahul's name for President
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CWC meet: Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim president; leaders voice Rahul's name for President

Sonia Gandhi listened to all leaders at the CWC meet and said she is willing to make the required changes to strengthen the party, sources said

Congress skipped Constitution Day event in protest against authoritarian BJP government, says Anand Sharma
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Congress skipped Constitution Day event in protest against authoritarian BJP government, says Anand Sharma

Senior Congress spokesperson said they skipped the event to protest against the BJP government which enacts laws by bypassing parliamentary scrutiny and insults parliamentary democracy

Navratri 2021: Confusion grows over Maha Navami and Ram Navami
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Navratri 2021: Confusion grows over Maha Navami and Ram Navami

Social media was abuzz with wishes for Ram Navami; however, the occasion is marked in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April)

Congress mounts staunch defence of top brass, Gandhi loyalists hit hard at dissenters
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Congress mounts staunch defence of top brass, Gandhi loyalists hit hard at dissenters

In an apparent dig at Kapil Sibal and the G-23, Congress general secretary Tariq Anwar said it is amazing to see how some people's character can change so much in their "selfishness"

Rajiv Gandhi's 77th birth anniversary: Here's how PM, Rahul Gandhi paid tributes among others
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Rajiv Gandhi's 77th birth anniversary: Here's how PM, Rahul Gandhi paid tributes among others

Several Congress leaders, including his son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to the former Prime Minister at his memorial in Delhi.

No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse
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No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse

POCSO Act was amended in order to make it more effective in dealing with cases of child sex abuse in the country and notified on 6 August, 2019 and made effective from 16 August, 2019

Parliamentary panel decides not to push for lowering age limit of juvenile offenders under POCSO
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Parliamentary panel decides not to push for lowering age limit of juvenile offenders under POCSO

Minor offenders under POCSO are currently tried under the Juvenile Justice Act, which also has a provision that let's the juvenile justice board decide whether an offender above 16 years of age should be tried as an adult

PC Chacko quits Congress: Anand Sharma denies 'rift' in Kerala, says party united in defeating BJP
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PC Chacko quits Congress: Anand Sharma denies 'rift' in Kerala, says party united in defeating BJP

Sharma's remarks came after the "Group of 23" leaders, led by Ghulam Nabi Azad, made a public display of strength and declared they will campaign in all poll-bound states to ensure Congerss' win

West Bengal polls 2021: Congress' Anand Sharma calls tie-up with Indian Secular Front 'painful and shameful'
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West Bengal polls 2021: Congress' Anand Sharma calls tie-up with Indian Secular Front 'painful and shameful'

The senior Congress leader added that the party 'cannot be selective in fighting the communists and it must do so in all its manifestations, irrespective of religion and colour'

No decision yet on countrywide roll-out of NRC, Union home ministry tells parliamentary panel
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No decision yet on countrywide roll-out of NRC, Union home ministry tells parliamentary panel

The update of the NRC was carried out in Assam to identify bona fide Indian citizens living in the state but the initiative had created a nationwide uproar

Harsh Vardhan hails clearance for COVID-19 vaccines as 'watershed moment'; Congress questions 'premature' nod to COVAXIN
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Harsh Vardhan hails clearance for COVID-19 vaccines as 'watershed moment'; Congress questions 'premature' nod to COVAXIN

India's drugs regulator on Sunday also approved the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield', manufactured by the Serum Institute for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive

Congress downplays strife, asserts Rahul Gandhi best suited to lead party ahead of Sonia's meet with rebels
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Congress downplays strife, asserts Rahul Gandhi best suited to lead party ahead of Sonia's meet with rebels

The assertion comes ahead of Saturday's meeting between Sonia Gandhi and many of the 23 leaders who wrote to her in August demanding an active leadership and maintained that Gandhis will always be a 'guiding force'

Congress removes Ghulam Nabi Azad, Motilal Vora in major reshuffle; Jitin Prasada gets permanent spot in AICC
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Congress removes Ghulam Nabi Azad, Motilal Vora in major reshuffle; Jitin Prasada gets permanent spot in AICC

Azad was the senior-most leader among the 23 dissenters who had last month written a letter to Sonia Gandhi seeking changes in the party leadership

Sonia Gandhi sends message to Congress letter-writers by elevating young MPs to senior positions in Lok Sabha
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Sonia Gandhi sends message to Congress letter-writers by elevating young MPs to senior positions in Lok Sabha

Party leaders claimed that the interim Congress chief was cocking a snook at Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari and others in the Lok Sabha

Anand Sharma says letter to Sonia Gandhi was written with 'best interests of Congress in our hearts'
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Anand Sharma says letter to Sonia Gandhi was written with 'best interests of Congress in our hearts'

Several of the 23 Congress leaders who had voiced their concerns in the letter to Gandhi, asserted Tuesday that they were "not dissenters" but "proponents of revival" of the party

CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala
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CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala

CWC Meeting meeting Updates: 'Sonia Gandhi has never kept a grudge against anyone and never will. In her concluding remarks, she has said that he has no ill will against those who have written the letter requesting a change in party structure and leadership,' said Randeep Singh Surjewala.

CWC meeting: Sonia and Rahul should see critical letter as a new beginning for Congress rather than a conspiracy
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CWC meeting: Sonia and Rahul should see critical letter as a new beginning for Congress rather than a conspiracy

The Congress has been rocked yet again by a controversy arising from internal differences, this time in the shape of a letter laying out an agenda of organisational reform in the party signed by many senior Congress leaders.

Rajasthan guv says no justification provided to hold urgent Assembly session, 21-day notice needed
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Rajasthan guv says no justification provided to hold urgent Assembly session, 21-day notice needed

The Governor has reportedly also written to Ashok Gehlot asking who is responsible for his security after Gehlot said that people will gherao the Raj Bhawan if an Assembly session is not convened soon

Narendra Modi violating law by attending Parliament while his govt urges those above 65 years to stay indoors: Congress
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Narendra Modi violating law by attending Parliament while his govt urges those above 65 years to stay indoors: Congress

The Congress on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to walk the talk and not pontificate, claiming that he was violating the law by attending Parliament despite his government urging citizens above 65 years to remain indoors by invoking the Epidemic Act

Congress accuses BJP of destabilising non-BJP govts in states; saffron party 'fine-tuned in art of poaching, abducting MLAs', says Anand Sharma
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Congress accuses BJP of destabilising non-BJP govts in states; saffron party 'fine-tuned in art of poaching, abducting MLAs', says Anand Sharma

Terming the recent developments in Madhya Pradesh an insult to democracy, senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said the saffron party attempts to destabilise non-BJP governments in states