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LS polls: 88 seats across 13 states, UTs going to polls tomorrow for phase 2; 1202 candidates in fray

The Election Commission of India is all geared up for the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Friday in a high-stakes battle across 13 states and union territories with the campaign marked by sharp jibes by the leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and it's main opposition the Congress as well as other opposition parties.

Congress releases first list of 39 candidates for LS polls, Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad

New Delhi/IBNS: The Congress released its first list of 39 candidates for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on Friday, with Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad in Kerala.

'A beautiful soul': Shashi Tharoor remembers wife Sunanda on her 10th death anniversary

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Wednesday remembered his late wife Sunanda Pushkar on her tenth death anniversary. 

Shashi Tharoor, Mahua Moitra, other Opposition MPs claim hacking attempt, Apple clarifies; BJP hits back

New Delhi/IBNS: In a fresh political faceoff with the Centre, several opposition leaders including Congress' Shashi Tharoor, Trinamool Congress' Mahua Moitra, Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi claimed a "state-sponsored" hacking attempt  citing a notification which they received on their Apple phones.

Shashi Tharoor suggests opposition bloc be called 'BHARAT' after row over India name change

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Wednesday took a swipe at the government over the speculated 'Bharat' name change row, saying the opposition bloc could call itself the "Alliance for Betterment, Harmony And Responsible Advancement for Tomorrow (BHARAT)" and then perhaps the ruling party might stop the "fatuous game of changing names".

'Rahul Gandhi shouldn't be declared PM candidate, INDIA should decide after polls': Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has felt the INDIA alliance should decide on the Prime Minister only after the Lok Sabha elections, turning down the idea of pitching in his party colleague Rahul Gandhi as the candidate for the top post.

Shashi Tharoor gives a shoutout to PM Modi as Congress hails Jawaharlal Nehru for popularising yoga

New Delhi/IBNS: On the ninth International Yoga Day, as the Congress Wednesday thanked former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for "popularising yoga", senior party leader Shashi Tharoor replied in the affirmative but gave credit to the BJP-led government for popularising and internationalising the same.

Their standing up for rights does not tarnish nation's image: Shashi Tharoor to PT Usha on wrestlers' protest criticism

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Friday slammed the country's Olympics body chief PT Usha for criticising the wrestlers' public protest over alleged sexual misconduct by the wrestling body head.

'Urge my friend Jai to cool a little bit': Shahi Tharoor advises Jaishankar on 'West bad habit' remark

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to "cool a little bit" after the latter's remark about the West's "bad habit" of commenting on other countries.

'BJP will lose 50 seats in 2024 Lok Sabha elections': Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

Kozhikode (Kerala): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday said that the BJP wouldn’t be able to replicate its 2019 performance in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and it is ‘conceivable’ that the ruling party would lose at least 50 seats, media reported.

CAA protests could have transformed India's political discourse had there been no Covid: Shashi Tharoor

Kolkata/IBNS: The massive and often violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests could have "transformed" the country's political discourse, which is still deftly anchored by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had there been no Covid-19 pandemic, feels Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Gandhi loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge new non-Gandhi Congress chief after rare presidential polls

For the first time in 24 years, the country's primary opposition party Congress found its non-Gandhi president in the form of 80-year-old Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, Mallikarjun Kharge, who won the inner-party elections for the top post Wednesday.

Congress presidential poll results today

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress, the country's oldest and primary opposition party, will get its first non-Gandhi president after 24 years as the counting of the presidential polls will be held Wednesday.

Congress presidential polls between two non-Gandhis underway; Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka cast votes

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The Congress presidential elections between two senior MPs outside the Gandhi family, Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor, are underway Monday as the country's oldest and prime opposition party is aiming to refurbish its organisation, eight years after being uprooted from power by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

'Mallikarjun Kharge sir is my leader too, we are not enemies': Shashi Tharoor ahead of Congress election

Guwahati/IBNS: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is running for the party's presidential post, has clarified his recent comments that some people in the party were assuming that there's an official candidate.