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Congress needs to worry more about rebels than opponents in Puducherry

The only time the Congress has lost Puducherry, it has been because of a rebel. The Congress and DMK together have won over 50% seats in every assembly elections in Puducherry since 1980, except in 2011 By Abhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:32 PM IST Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy exuded confidence regarding Congress winning ...

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Congress lost focus, wrote Pranab in memoir – india news

The Congress lost “political focus”, Sonia Gandhi was “unable to handle the affairs of the party”, Manmohan Singh’s “prolonged absence from Parliament” eroded contact with other parliamentarians, and if he had still been in active politics, the party would not have faced the “drubbing” it received in 2014, according to former president Pranab Mukherjee in his posthumously published memoir, The ...

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Congress opens new session as coronavirus, Joe Biden’s win dominate – world news

Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was reelected as House speaker by her party, which retains the majority in the House but with the slimmest margin ...

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Nancy Pelosi seeks speakership with slim margin in new Congress – world news

The new US Congress opened Sunday with Nancy Pelosi seeking the speakership for what could be the last time, relying on a slimmer Democratic majority and with the progressive and moderate wings of her party both clamoring for a new generation of leadership. Neither flank of the Democratic Party offered an alternative to Pelosi, and the party will need to ...

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Farmers’ protest LIVE Updates: Rajasthan Congress leaders to protest against farm laws – live update

Farmer unions said on Saturday that the protesting farmers- who have been camping at border points near Delhi and neighbouring states- would enter the national capital on Republic Day (January 26) and hold a tractor march if their demands for a repeal of the farm laws and ensuring a legal guarantee of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) are not accepted. ...

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Congress’ opposition to rename Aurangabad won’t affect alliance: Shiv Sena – india news

Two days after Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said his party would strongly oppose any proposal that seeks to rename Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said its resistance will not affect the three-party MVA government in the state. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut expressed confidence that the issue would be resolved when all the Maha Vikas Aghadi ...

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Trump handed defeat as congress overrides his defense bill veto – world news

US Congress handed Donald Trump a major, bipartisan defeat in the waning days of his presidency, as the Republican-led Senate voted to override his veto of a $740.5 billion defense policy bill. It’s the first time one of Trump’s vetoes has been surmounted. On Twitter, in his first response to the override, Trump said the Senate “missed an opportunity,” terming ...

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YSR Congress MLC Challa Ramakrishna Reddy dies of Covid-19 – india news

Senior YSR Congress Party member of Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly Challa Ramakrishna Reddy died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Friday, his family members said. He was 72 He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. Reddy had been admitted to the hospital on December 13 and had been on ventilator for the last ...

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Shutdown, impeachment, virus: Chaotic US Congress winds down – world news

US Congress is ending a chaotic session, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in US history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump. In the few days remaining, GOP senators are ignoring Trump’s demand to increase Covid-19 aid checks to $2,000 ...

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Kangana Ranaut back in Mumbai, Congress tweets reminder for anti-drugs agency – india news

The Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday reminded the Narcotics Control Bureau, probing the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, that actor Kanagana Ranaut, who claims to have information on the drugs links in the film industry, is back in Mumbai. The party sought to know when the actor would be summoned by the anti-drugs agency. On September 9, the NCB arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty ...

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