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Congress mulls advancing Uttarakhand polls

The Congress is seriously considering advancing the Uttarakhand Assembly elections once the results of the trial of strength are officially announced after sensing that it will be the right strategy t

Prashant Kishor finds it tough to revive Congress in UP

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, the blue-eyed boy of Mr Rahul Gandhi, is finding it difficult to revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh where Assembly polls are to be held within a year.

Government won’t be able to isolate Congress

The Modi government’s attempts to isolate the Congress on the issue of AgustaWestland chopper deal is unlikelly to succeed as the main Opposition is occupying the anti-BJP space while regional parties

Congress dilemma: Long march or padyatras in UP?

The Congress is in a double mind whether to take out a “long march” or undertake padyatras in Uttar Pradesh on developmental issues at a time when the BJP will play the polarisation card and the Samaj

Congress appears to rule out national alliances

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi being garlanded with WBCC President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. (Photo: PTI)

Much to the discomfiture of the Congress, the issue of the leadership of Mr Rahul Gandhi has come into sharp focus with Mr Nitish Kumar taking the lead on the issue of a national alliance to take on t

Congress wants to be nucleus of alliance

The Congress wants to be the nucleus of the anti-BJP parties at the national level, but the Nitish Kumar-led front not only defeated the BJP in Bihar last year but proved its governance card is better

Congress chintan shivir may be in June-July

After the Assembly elections in five states next month, there could either be an AICC meeting or a chintan shivir (brain-storming session) likely in June or July, Congress sources indicated, against t

For regional players, front against BJP may be tough

Efforts to forge a front of regional parties to capture power at the Centre could prove to be a non-starter.

Nitish Kumar elevation bad omen for Congress?

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s elevation as the president of the Janata Dal (U) may not be a good omen for the Congress party that is trying to regain lost ground in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh

Graft vs nationalism to rule House session

Parliament will witness a fight on “corruption and nationalism” — the planks of the Congress and the BJP — when it meets by the end of this month.

The BJP’s victory in the Assam Assembly elections, the results of which were declared last week, was expected but not by the landslide margin the party and its allies took the Assembly, together baggi

Balochistan is one of the world’s driest, hottest and most desolate regions, remembered by Alexander the Great’s historians as the cruellest land they ever encountered and which almost destroyed them