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Rahul Gandhi’s Cambridge saga: When an abandoned, mocked scion cries out for Western approval
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Rahul Gandhi’s Cambridge saga: When an abandoned, mocked scion cries out for Western approval

Rahul Gandhi, an improbable prime minister-in-waiting, will be 52 on the 19 June 2022. It has been eight years since the Congress lost power, reduced to a little over 40 seats in Parliament. He is even challenged to lead the Opposition

Rajasthan: Nomination process for polls to four Rajya Sabha seats from Tuesday
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Rajasthan: Nomination process for polls to four Rajya Sabha seats from Tuesday

Scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on 1 June. Candidates can withdraw their name till 3 June

Uttar Pradesh: BJP government is forcing poor to surrender their ration cards, says Congress
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Uttar Pradesh: BJP government is forcing poor to surrender their ration cards, says Congress

Amid UP government's ongoing drive to verify the eligibility of ration cardholders, the Congress alleged that the BJP has tricked the poor into voting for this scheme during Assembly elections and now is withdrawing it

Quomodocunquize: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor takes dig at Railways Ministry with head-scratcher
India

Quomodocunquize: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor takes dig at Railways Ministry with head-scratcher

Tharoor, who is known for throwing in rarely-used English words into Twitter lexicon, helpfully shared the meaning, 'to make money by any means possible'

BJP ended 'culture of corruption' in northeast, claims home minister Amit Shah
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BJP ended 'culture of corruption' in northeast, claims home minister Amit Shah

Addressing a public rally in Namsai district, Shah lashed out at the Congress for questioning Modi on what he did for the region, saying that the grand old party won't be able to see development if it keeps its eyes closed

Congress accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'befooling' people, says people need relief instead of 'jugglery of figures'
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Congress accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'befooling' people, says people need relief instead of 'jugglery of figures'

The opposition party demanded that the finance minister show courage and roll back excise on petrol and diesel to the level it was under the UPA in May 2014

Congress courts controversy on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary as Adhir Ranjan rakes up ‘When a big tree falls…’
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Congress courts controversy on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary as Adhir Ranjan rakes up ‘When a big tree falls…’

The Congress leader quickly tried to distance himself from the entire issue by first tweeting ‘a malicious campaign is propagated by those forces inimical to me’ and then ‘The tweet against my name in the tweeter account has nothing to do with my own observation’

Telangana Congress accuses K Chandrashekhar Rao of double standards on addressing farmers' issues
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Telangana Congress accuses K Chandrashekhar Rao of double standards on addressing farmers' issues

'It is extremely ridiculous that CM KCR who has turned a blind eye to about 8400 Telangana farmers, who committed suicide due to farm distress, is moved by the difficulties of Punjab farmers' says AICC spokesperson Dasoju Sravan

Here's what Navjot Singh Sidhu's day in prison will look like
India

Here's what Navjot Singh Sidhu's day in prison will look like

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered before a court in Patiala on 20 May and will be serving his one-year sentence in the central jail

Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders to Patiala court
India

Road rage case: Navjot Singh Sidhu surrenders to Patiala court

Earlier in the day, the Congress leader had urged the Supreme Court to grant him more time to surrender citing medical conditions

Udaipur done, London Calling: As slow-mo Congress implosion continues, Rahul looks West to share his vision
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Udaipur done, London Calling: As slow-mo Congress implosion continues, Rahul looks West to share his vision

Rahul Gandhi is currently in London for the 'Ideas for India' conference organised by non-profit think-tank Bridge India

Punjab Congress chief Warring extends support to Navjot Singh Sidhu but says he respects Supreme Court verdict
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Punjab Congress chief Warring extends support to Navjot Singh Sidhu but says he respects Supreme Court verdict

Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician was sentenced to one year in jail by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road rage case on 19 May

'Failed to achieve anything meaningful': Prashant Kishor on Congress' Chintan Shivir
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'Failed to achieve anything meaningful': Prashant Kishor on Congress' Chintan Shivir

The poll analyst also predicted an ‘impending electoral rout’ for the Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, which are scheduled to go for election later this year

Navjot Singh Sidhu seeks more time to surrender in 1998 road rage case, cites medical reasons
India

Navjot Singh Sidhu seeks more time to surrender in 1998 road rage case, cites medical reasons

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, sentenced Navjot Singh Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment in a 1988 road-rage case, saying any undue sympathy to impose an inadequate sentence would do more harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law

Hardik Patel quit Congress fearing jail in sedition cases: Jagdish Thakor
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Hardik Patel quit Congress fearing jail in sedition cases: Jagdish Thakor

Jagdish Thakor leader made these claims soon after Hardik Patel held a press conference in which he alleged that he was not given any meaningful work despite being the working president of the party's state unit

BJP president JP Nadda takes a dig at Congress; says it's now party of 'bhai-behen'
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BJP president JP Nadda takes a dig at Congress; says it's now party of 'bhai-behen'

Addressing a seminar on 'Threat of Dynastic Parties to Democratic Governance', Nadda said dynastic parties, where a person's interest reigns supreme, lack ideology and are a threat to the idea of democracy

KPCC chief booked for remark against Kerala CM; Congress cries foul
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KPCC chief booked for remark against Kerala CM; Congress cries foul

The case was registered against the Congress leader under IPC Section 153 based on a complaint lodged by a local CPI-M worker, Palarivattom police said

India at 75: Rahul Gandhi flies to UK to address Cambridge while crisis deepens in Congress
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India at 75: Rahul Gandhi flies to UK to address Cambridge while crisis deepens in Congress

The former Congress chief will speak at the ‘Ideas for India’ conference. He will also interact with the Indian diaspora on what the present and future hold for the country

Days after quitting Congress, top Punjab leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP
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Days after quitting Congress, top Punjab leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP

Sunil Jakhar was in Delhi for the last few days and was in deliberations with the top brass of the BJP about his association with the party