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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Out of sight, but not out of mind: For CPI(M), Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee still the go-to person

May 17, 2022 5:10:14 am

The party, bereft of leaders with a popular appeal, recently relayed the ailing former CM’s message to youth workers.

‘Stage-managed show’: Chaos, protests outside Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s first public darbar

May 17, 2022 6:38:09 am

People were seen protesting outside the main gate of Punjab Bhawan as police personnel posted at the venue told them that their names were not on the list and hence they could not be allowed inside.

The angry young brigade of Sharad ‘Mr Congeniality’ Pawar

May 16, 2022 3:30:47 pm

A section within the NCP suspects a BJP hand in the attacks on Pawar, as he is seen to be the main factor in the BJP not forming the government in Maharashtra after the 2019 Assembly elections.

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Three days, three takeaways from Congress ‘Chintan Shivir’

May 16, 2022 11:42:22 am

The party is circumspect on its approach to engaging with the Hindu religion to counter Hindutva; it is likely preparing for Rahul Gandhi’s return at the helm; and its attempts to reach out to SC, STs, and minorities remain half-hearted.

AAP has an ally, but Kerala could be a long, lonely trek

May 16, 2022 8:49:55 am

The AAP, a party that is in power in Delhi and Punjab, realises that Kerala -- which has a long history of successful political alliances, mainly the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) -- could be a different ball game altogether.

PM halts in Lucknow today, all fingers crossed over dinner with Yogi cabinet

May 16, 2022 7:36:12 am

The visit is being seen as important from various aspects, especially keeping the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in mind, sources said.

Wailing and hurling chairs: Who is Tripura minister Ramprasad Paul?

May 15, 2022 10:23:51 pm

A long-time member of the party and the RSS, it was only in 2018, after earlier failed attempts, that Paul, 54, became legislator for the first time, winning from Suryamaninagar Assembly constituency.

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Congress’s balancing act: Advisory panel for seniors, 50% representation for young leaders

May 16, 2022 7:37:57 am

Udaipur Declaration includes a suggestion to reserve half the poll tickets, 2024 LS elections onwards, for those below 50 years

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PM Modi to visit Lumbini on Monday; India to build on shared heritage with Nepal

May 16, 2022 7:49:15 am

Officials in India's Ministry of Culture said that the PM, besides offering prayers at the Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, will also deliver an address at a Buddha Jayanti event organised by the Lumbini Development Trust.

Kashmiri professor’s sacking: Students urge Lt Governor to revoke order

May 16, 2022 7:42:04 am

Cops say Altaf Hussain Pandit’s services were terminated because of his past association with militancy.

Congress talks reforms, but goes all coy on age-ceiling proposal

May 15, 2022 11:37:08 pm

From a Compact Task Force to drive internal reforms to the one-family-one-ticket rule, the Congress announced a string of organisational reform measures.

After Sunil Jakhar’s resignation, focus back on faultlines in Punjab Congress Committee

May 16, 2022 3:28:46 am

Former PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and his successor Amrinder Singh Raja Warring differ on the veteran leader’s value to the party.

SGPC’s 1946 resolution on ‘Sikh state’: What Simranjit Singh Mann missed

May 15, 2022 7:12:55 pm

The SAD (Amritsar) chief and Khalistan proponent recently equated the resolution with his party’s demand for a separate Sikh homeland. But he did not mention the differing contexts.

On regional allies, Rahul says one thing, party quite another

May 16, 2022 1:56:39 am

Declaration says party will keep doors open for alliances

Congress Working Committee approves one family, one ticket rule; conditions apply

May 15, 2022 6:48:47 pm

The Udaipur Nav Sankalp Shivir declaration has been adopted by the CWC at its meeting presided over by party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Nanda Gopal Gupta interview: ‘I told officers to act like luxury car sellers… Show intent, and they are after you to make that purchase… An industry shows interest, give your 100%’

May 15, 2022 8:00:44 am

It should be written in black and white that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav are responsible for the lost credibility of NOIDA and its adjoining region in UP, the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Minister said.

Biplab’s man, dental surgeon, new Tripura CM Manik Saha off to teething troubles

May 15, 2022 8:54:12 am

Saha's induction into the BJP was actually perceived more as an attempt by the BJP to win over the civil society of Tripura, which had been under the CPI(M)-led Left Front rule continuously since 1998.

Fast rise, hard fall: The story of Biplab Kumar Deb

May 15, 2022 9:03:35 am

One crisis too many for old-time Sangh hand who was close to top BJP leaders

Cong Chintan Shivir Sidelights, Day 2: Call for Rahul as ‘full-time & consistent’ party chief

May 15, 2022 8:50:16 am

While the media was kept away from the Chintan Shivir venue, some of the senior Congress leaders visited the media enclave — a make-shift structure set up some distance away from the venue — to enquire about the facilities and engage in chit-chat with journalists.

Gupkar Alliance appeals to Kashmir people to ensure Pandits safety, set to take it up with LG

May 15, 2022 8:54:52 am

MY Tarigami said the Gupkar Alliance leaders held an “unscheduled meeting” Saturday after a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community members expressed their desire to meet them.

In U-turn, Cong looks at quota for SC, ST, OBCs in women’s Bill

May 15, 2022 9:01:28 am

The Women’s Reservation Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010 but the UPA govt could not take it forward due to strong opposition from Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Sharad Yadav.

Afraid to go out of J&K… first target Muslims: Omar Abdullah

May 15, 2022 9:07:53 am

This is the second outburst by Omar over communal polarisation in the country.

On Fadnavis’s Sunday rally table: Hindutva, power crisis, unemployment, corruption

May 14, 2022 6:27:50 pm

An aide to the former Maharashtra chief minister denies the rally was planned to counter Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s rally at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex on Saturday and says it is not aimed at engaging the Shiv Sena in a mindless tu tu mein mein.

Rape FIR against Gehlot minister’s son; echoes get louder of a ‘Bhanwari repeat’

May 14, 2022 6:15:47 pm

Mahesh Joshi is considered one of the most-trusted loyalists of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The fact that the FIR registered against Rohit will be investigated by the Delhi Police, which comes under the BJP government at the Centre, is also significant.

Behind Mamata bid for more districts: boosting Bengal development, law and order; streamlining TMC

May 15, 2022 9:38:40 am

To improve its public outreach and ensure better delivery of its schemes to the people, the state government has been contemplating the move to form more districts through division of the larger districts (in terms of area).