Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: AICC

Congress membership drive strongest in Telangana, Karnataka; lacklustre in poll-bound Gujarat

The two states account for 23 per cent of the new Congress recruits, The Print has learnt. But here's why the party shouldn't gloat just yet.

Warning to dissenters? Why Congress expelled ex-MLA after he called new Punjab chief ‘corrupt’

Surjit Dhiman, considered to be close to Sidhu, removed over ‘anti-party activities’ day after he lashed out at Amarinder Raja Warring, calling him ‘novice’, ‘opportunist’.

Why Karnataka Congress has appointed over 140 new office-bearers 

As the state heads into assembly polls, the Congress party makes changes to the KPCC. Insiders say it’s to keep varied interests pleased, avert defections, and reward workers.

Geetashree Oraon, ex-Jharkhand minister & AICC member, resigns from Congress

Oraon alleged that the state Congress unit has been fostering the recent language controversy and hostility, and the party high command was silent on the issue.

Why Harish Rawat is upset with central Congress leadership & lashed out on social media 

In Facebook and Twitter posts, former Uttarakhand CM hits out at party leadership, says 'representatives of those on whose orders we have to swim are trying to bind' him.

Sonia Gandhi slams Congress leaders for ‘lack of clarity & cohesion’ on policy issues

Congress interim president says party must fight the 'diabolical campaign of BJP & RSS' ideologically, emphasises training programmes for workers.

Veteran Congress leader VM Sudheeran resigns from AICC

Known for his non-corrupt and idealist image, Sudheeran's firm stand on various issues has led to differences between him and many of his Congress colleagues in the past.

No contradiction among Congress leaders in Rajasthan on cabinet reshuffle, says Ajay Maken

AICC general secretary Maken Sunday said he would come to Jaipur again on 28 July to hold discussions with MLAs on the appointment of district and block presidents of the party.

Congress faces fresh challenge as ‘powerful general secretary’ KC Venugopal ruffles feathers

KC Venugopal, the general secretary (organisation) of Congress, has become one of the most important leaders in the party, second only to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

Congress appoints Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap as new Mumbai Congress president

Charan Singh Sapra has been appointed as the new working president of the MRCC, according to the statement from AICC general secretary K C Venugopal.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.