Election 2014 | Sunil Prabhu (With inputs from agencies) | Friday April 18, 2014
In the middle of an election that is expected to deliver one of the worst results ever for the ruling Congress party, the Prime Minister's office today rebutted allegations that Dr Manmohan Singh has failed to provide strong leadership by being uncom...
Election 2014 | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday April 10, 2014
Priyanka Gandhi today said that she would campaign only for her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul for the national election.
Election 2014 | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday March 21, 2014
The Congress has fielded former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh against the BJP's Arun Jaitley in Amritsar.
Election 2014 | Sunil Prabhu, Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday March 21, 2014
Union minister P Chidambaram will not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress announced this evening. His son, Karti P Chidambaram, has been given a ticket by the party to contest from the Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu.
Election 2014 | Sunil Prabhu | Thursday March 20, 2014
The date of release of the Congress party's manifesto for the coming Lok Sabha polls has been deferred by a week. It was initially scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, but it is believed that the party is yet to compl...
Election 2014 | Sunil Prabhu | Wednesday March 12, 2014
The Congress is likely to re-nominate former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal from Chandigarh, in a move that signals his political rehabilitation. But former Commonwealth Games organizing committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who represents Pune in ...
India | Sunil Prabhu | Sunday March 2, 2014
A day after deciding to drop the ordinance route for key anti-corruption bills backed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the UPA government today continued with its consultations with Union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Kapil Sibal meeting ...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Saturday March 1, 2014
The UPA government will not invoke the emergency powers of the Constitution for promulgating ordinances ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, due by May. The Congress Core Group, in a late evening meeting, decided not to go for the ordinance route for the an...
Election 2014 | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 26, 2014
In a clear break from convention, the Congress-led central government seems set to use emergency powers to bring in a set of ordinances for key legislation, including anti-corruption laws championed by Rahul Gandhi, which the party wants to showcase ...
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Tuesday February 25, 2014
The UPA government has decided to invoke the emergency powers of the Constitution for promulgating a number of ordinances ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, due by May.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 19, 2014
An unprecedented blackout of live telecast during a vote in Parliament on the controversial bill to create Telangana by dividing Andhra Pradesh has been blamed on a cable fault.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Mala Das | Saturday February 15, 2014
All eyes are now on Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung who has sent his report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the present political situation in Delhi.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 12, 2014
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill has been confronted with a new legal hurdle before it can be presented to the Delhi legislature for enactment.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Friday February 7, 2014
The Supreme Court today refused to interfere in the Centre's plans to bring in a bill creating Telangana in the ongoing session of Parliament, as it dismissed nine petitions filed by Seemandhra leaders seeking a stay on the proposal.
Cheat Sheet | Sunil Prabhu | Wednesday February 5, 2014
The government was forced today to abandon plans to introduce a controversial new bill in parliament that outlines how communal violence must be combatted. Most opposition parties including the BJP and the Left argued that the proposal atrophies the...
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday January 23, 2014
A day after Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde hoisted a blue-chip controversy by declaring Arvind Kejriwal "mad," his party, the Congress, furnished a defense.
South | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday January 25, 2014
The Centre's challenge to create a new Telangana state before the national elections - a move designed for electoral gain - just became a little more formidable.
Cities | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday January 23, 2014
Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Congress party's campaign for the national election, was reportedly upset with the compromise supplied by the Centre to Arvind Kejriwal, allowing the Delhi Chief Minister to call off his demonstration while claiming v...
South | Sunil Prabhu | Tuesday January 21, 2014
The Congress has reportedly decided that it will field Nandan Nilekani as its candidate from the prestigious Bangalore South constituency in the general elections this year, against the present legislator and political heavyweight, the BJP's Ananth K...
Election 2014 | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday January 17, 2014
Rahul Gandhi will lead his party's campaign for the general election, but despite the clamour for him to be named the prime ministerial candidate of the Congress, he will not formally run for the country's top job, said sources.