Tag: Indian National Congress

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  • Victim of half-truth~I

    Victim of half-truth~I

    Even more than seven decades after an assassin's bullet ended his life on 30 January 1948, he is still the victim of cynicism, misinformation and disinformation. We have misunderstood and misrepresented Gandhi over the years. He has been accused of appeasing the Muslims, and has also been blamed for the Partition of India. But this is far from truth.

    January 30, 2020
  • Bengal Resolves…

    Bengal Resolves…

    Monday’s huge rally by a cross-section of Christian denominations and teachers of schools, run by Protestant and Catholic churches, has conveyed a robust message to the likes of Amit Shah.

    January 24, 2020
  • Stressed ties

    Stressed ties

    In the recently conducted local body election in parts of Tamil Nadu, the DMK is accused of not allotting enough seats to the Congress to contest.

    January 20, 2020
  • Perilous path

    Perilous path

    The increase in wealth did not lead to any appreciable improvement in our ranking in the Global Hunger Index which would indicate that "trickle-down economics" is not working in our case; the lot of the poor does not seem to be improving while the rich are definitely getting richer. The inescapable conclusion is that better and leak-proof implementation of poverty alleviation programmes and more direct interventions to end poverty and hunger are needed.

    October 23, 2019
  • Congress to lead protests across country over economic slowdown

    Congress to lead protests across country over economic slowdown

    In a meeting chaired by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi, the Opposition party decided to hold massive agitations across the country from October 15 to October 25.

    September 13, 2019
  • Public mandate being ‘misused’ by govt: Sonia Gandhi

    Public mandate being ‘misused’ by govt: Sonia Gandhi

    Congress interim President told party leaders that it was not enough to be aggressive only on social media as "democracy was in peril."

    September 12, 2019
  • What does Congress manifesto say about sports

    What does Congress manifesto say about sports

    The manifesto promises Centres of Sporting Excellence in different parts of the country and at least one Sports Counselling Centre in every district, besides sufficient funds to “promote sports among girls and women, persons with disabilities and disadvantaged groups such as Scheduled Tribes.”

    April 2, 2019
  • Political parties in Kashmir urge ECI to hold simultaneous polls for assembly and Lok Sabha in J&K

    Political parties in Kashmir urge ECI to hold simultaneous polls for assembly and Lok Sabha in J&K

    The Commission asked the state administration to conduct operations on EVMs and VVPATs in the presence of stakeholders such as political parties and candidates to ensure transparency.

    March 4, 2019
  • BJP received 12 times more than all National Parties in donations

    BJP received 12 times more than all National Parties in donations

    The BJP's donations have decreased by 18 per cent from Rs 532.27 crore it received in 2016-17 while the Congress' donations decreased from Rs 41.90 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 26.658 crore during 2017-18.

    January 17, 2019
  • Congress celebrates 134th Foundation Day; evokes Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

    Congress celebrates 134th Foundation Day; evokes Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

    The party tweeted a quote of the first Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel where he said, "The measure of our non-violence will be the measure of our success."

    December 28, 2018
  • Lessons for all

    Lessons for all

    Introspection by the two national parties will have to revolve around the need to reinject some gentility into the political discourse, difficult as that may seem after the acrimony of recent weeks. Certainly, the default position of the BJP – to be divisive and to pander to the illiberal Hindu – will have to change.

    December 12, 2018
  • Assembly polls results: People rejected Mandir-Masjid politics, says Mehbooba Mufti

    Assembly polls results: People rejected Mandir-Masjid politics, says Mehbooba Mufti

    The Congress was on Tuesday set to wrest Rajasthan and Chattisgarh from the BJP which was trailing marginally in Madhya Pradesh in a cliffhanger while the TRS stormed back to power in Telangana and the MNF dislodged the Congress in Mizoram.

    December 11, 2018
  • Is Paul Pogba looking for ‘achhe din’? Congress thinks so

    Is Paul Pogba looking for ‘achhe din’? Congress thinks so

    Why is the 25-year-old France midfielder, who just won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, so concerned about 'achhe din'?

    July 18, 2018
  • Tactical Churning

    Tactical Churning

    The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has dispelled the grim forebodings of the Jeremiah. The outcome of the ideological churning at the Hyderabad session of the 22nd party congress mirrors the pragmatic realism ~ articulated pre-eminently by Jyoti Basu ~ close to 55 years after its foundation (7 November 1964). Not that the dialectical process, …

    April 29, 2018
  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: Google pays tribute to her 115th birth anniversary

    Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: Google pays tribute to her 115th birth anniversary

    Google dedicated a doodle to Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay on the 115th birth anniversary of the valiant freedom fighter on Tuesday. Kamaldevi had marked her name in Indian history as a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and for rejuvenating handicrafts and theatre in India. The Google doodle celebrates the multiple talents of the social reformer. Born in Mangalore, …

    April 3, 2018
  • India has survived as a single political entity because of democracy

    India has survived as a single political entity because of democracy

    Book Title: The Raisina Model Author: Meghnad Desai Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pages: 208 pages Price: Rs 499 Why, despite the differences and the almost continuous trouble in one or other part of India, has the country (India) survived as a single political entity? The answer in one word is democracy. India’s experiment with democracy …

    December 12, 2017
  • Grand old man of the freedom struggle

    Grand old man of the freedom struggle

    Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917), whose death centenary falls today, was an iconic figure of the pre-Gandhi era in the freedom movement. He was thrice the President of Indian National Congress – in 1886 (Calcutta), 1893 (Lahore) and 1906 (Calcutta). In 1892, Dadabhai became the first Asian to get elected to the House of Commons of the …

    June 30, 2017