Parliamentary Standing Committee: Facebook India chief Ajit Mohan appears before Parliamentary panel

New Delhi: Amid a political slugfest over the Facebook issue, the company’s India head Ajit Mohan on Wednesday appeared before a parliamentary panel, which is discussing alleged misuse of social media platforms. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, had called representatives of…

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Government seeking to reduce Parliament to ‘notice board’: Tharoor on ‘No Question Hour’

NEW DELHI: Criticising the decision of not having the Question Hour in Parliament’s monsoon session, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said questioning the government is the “oxygen” of parliamentary democracy and alleged that the Modi dispensation seeks to reduce Parliament to a “notice board”. There will be no…

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Congress leader P Chidambaram lauds 6 states for rejecting Centre’s GST proposal

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday lauded the finance ministers of six states for rejecting the Central government’s proposals for bridging the GST compensation gap. He said the states should not allow the Centre to evade its legal and moral responsibility to compensate them for the revenue shortfall.…

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View: Congress must rediscover its core purpose, replace rhetoric with politics of pro-people action

Along time ago, Congress inspired millions to fight for freedom, not because it could distribute money or positions to volunteers, but because its goals and ideals resonated with the people.SynopsisIt is necessary for such a party to oppose majoritarian politics and the Sangh Parivar, and bring likeminded parties, particularly breakaway…

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Rahul Gandhi: ‘Ruining’ of economy began with demonetisation, govt introduced erroneous policies: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday attacked the Centre over the GDP slump, with former party chief Rahul Gandhi alleging that the “ruining” of the economy began with demonetisation and the government thereafter introduced one “erroneous” policy after another. The country’s economy suffered its worst slump on record in April-June,…

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Pranab Mukherjee news: Pranab Mukherjee, the Congressman whose appeal cut across party lines

Pranab Mukherjee was open to engaging with leaders of different political hues. This, and the perceptible discomfort between him and the Gandhis, were what endeared him to the RSS and BJP and led to the famous invite to the former president to address members of the Sangh fountainhead. Mukherjee’s decision…

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‘Matter Of Shame,’ Opposition Attacks Govt As India’s First Quarter GDP Contracts 23.9%

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on Monday released the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2020-21, i.e. April-June period, as per which, country’s GDP contracted 23.9 per cent. ALSO READ | Worst In Decades! India’s First Quarter GDP Drops By 23.9% Amid COVID-19 Pandemic;…

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Sambit Patra: Army kept India’s sovereignty secure; why is Congress crying: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra

New Delhi: Hitting back at the Congress after it targeted the Union government over the Chinese aggression at the Ladakh border, the BJP asked why the opposition party is “crying” when the Indian Army has kept the nation’s territorial integrity secure by thwarting the neighbouring country’s designs. BJP spokesperson Sambit…

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pranab mukherjee death news: Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away in Delhi

Former President and Congress stalwart, Pranab Mukherjee has passed away after undergoing treatment for nearly three weeks. Earlier today, the hospital issued a statement saying that the former President’s health had worsened and he was in septic shock due to lung infection. . On August 10, Mukherjee was admitted to…

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Rahul Gandhi: ‘Group of 23’ don’t want Rahul Gandhi to emerge strong: Telangana Congress leader

Hyderabad: The group of 23 senior Congress leaders who wrote a letter to AICC president Sonia Gandhi on leadership issues,do not want Rahul Gandhi to emerge strong, senior Telangana Congress leader M Shashidhar Reddy said on Monday. He hit out at former union minister Gulam Nabi Azad for being critical…

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