The Indian National Congress (abbreviated INC, and commonly known as the Congress) is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is the largest and one of the oldest democratic political parties in the world. The party's modern liberal platform is largely considered center-left in the Indian political spectrum. Founded in 1885 by members of the occultist movement Theosophical Society—Allan Octavian Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, Surendranath Banerjee, Monomohun Ghose, Mahadev Govind Ranade and William Wedderburn—the Indian National Congress became the leader of the Indian Independence Movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants in its struggle against British rule in India. After independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi family for the most part; major challenges for party leadership have only recently formed.

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till Wednesday

New Delhi, July 26

The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned till Wednesday morning following uproar in the house over the issue of granting special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Congress 'surprised' with Kerala economic adviser appointment

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26

The Congress in Kerala is not impressed with Gita Gopinath who has been appointed the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Gita Gopinath is a professor at the Harvard University, but her appointment has surprised the Congress.

Fairness creams promoting discrimination, says RS member

New Delhi, July 26

Fairness creams available in the market are promoting discrimination on the basis of skin colour and also generating inferiority complex among women, Congress member Viplove Thakur said in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

A week of slurs on a 'behenji', a 'beti': Politics touches a new low in UP

Lucknow, July 26
Politics has never been kind in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and electorally the most crucial state. There have been instances in the past when lawmakers have shamed the voters by their conduct.

Telangana Congress leaders stopped from heading to Mallanna project

Hyderabad, July 26

Tension prevailed at the opposition Congress party's office here as police stopped its top leaders from proceeding to the Mallanna Sagar project site in Medak district.

Sonia commemorates the sacrifice of war heroes on 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas

New Delhi, July 26

Remembering the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces on the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said "their spirit of nation above self continue to inspire an entire generation".

Swamy wants discussion on Mahatma Gandhi killing

New Delhi, July 26

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday demanded a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body.

Jharkhand RS polls were manipulated: JMM member

New Delhi, July 26

Jharkhand's "ruling party" used money power and other unfair means to win the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections in the state, JMM member Sanjiv Kumar said on Tuesday in the upper house of parliament.

Congress blocking CAF bill, funds for the poor: Environment Minister

New Delhi, July 26

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Monday hit out at the Congress for not allowing the introduction of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) bill in the Rajya Sabha, saying it was blocking funds for scheduled tribes and poor people living in the forests.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to set up six new IITs

New Delhi, July 25

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) including one at Jammu.

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