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Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi will hold a virtual meeting with senior leaders to firm up a united fight against the ruling BJP. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, chief ministers Mamata Banerjee (Trinamool Congress), MK Stalin (DMK), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena) and Hemant Soren (JMM) will be attending the virtual meet, as will RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.
The Collegium has recommended elevation of three women judges to the apex judiciary, including that of Justice B.V. Nagarathna, who could, even if just for a month, become the country’s first woman CJI in 2027 if the Centre clears her appointment.
Breakfast, dinner, virtual meeting, stalling Parliament…Opposition fixes up a unity show, but will it stick?
Originating from colonial era carve-ups or post-independence redrawing of boundaries, territorial disputes between states fester on in low simmer or indifference, before they flare up in violence.
“To a man living around these forests, 34 million carats of diamonds have no meaning, all he’ll understand are the many zeroes…that is what his bank balance is most of the time.”
Riding high on her election victory in West Bengal, TMC's Mamata Banerjee wants to position herself as the fulcrum of Opposition unity. Can she succeed?
The Captain and Sidhu have made a tentative rapprochement, but plenty signs of rancour linger in the air within the Punjab Congress.
With his task in Punjab over, Harish Rawat can now get back to his home state where he has the difficult task of making his party battle-ready before the assembly polls due in February-March 2021.
CM Amarinder Singh accepts Navjot Singh Sidhu’s invite to attend the installation ceremony of top PCC office bearers triggering speculations of a truce but can the bitter rivals work together in poll-bound Punjab
“We wanted a resolution but are moving towards an explosion.” That’s a party MP from Punjab on the situation in the local Congress after New Delhi snubbed Amarinder for Sidhu.
Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, Rajya Sabha MP from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), speaks on the follies of disrupting Parliamentary proceedings and why trust deficit among Opposition parties remains the biggest challenge to their coming together against the BJP.
Despite the BJP heading for a near-rout in one of the three states governed by the Congress, retaining power won’t be easy for Amarinder Singh
Sources say interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also joined the interaction with Prashant Kishore through video conference.
The buzz over Chowdhury’s imminent departure as leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha does trigger questions on whether the staunch Nehru-Gandhi loyalist has lost the confidence of his high command.
The prolonged farmers’ agitation, ongoing since November last, may turn into yet another headache for Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The Uttarakhand ferris-wheel spins yet again, with the 10th CM in 21 years. But the BJP is staring at both regional disaffection and internal dissension, months before polls.
Sources in the state’s Congress and BJP units tell Outlook that both parties are a divided house in the hill state
Crisis resolution plan for Punjab Congress will hinge on the high command’s adroitness in appeasing Navjot Singh Sidhu without undermining Amarinder Singh and upsetting the state’s caste arithmetic
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ashwani Kumar explains the need for his party to effect a much-delayed course correction and why he thinks the Congress must take the lead in forging a broad federal front to take on Modi in 2024.
Organisational flux continues to mar the Congress’s self-image as the national pole of anti-BJP politics
It’s vital for courts to proactively uphold individual freedoms when probe agencies seek to curb them
Pious official rhetoric burns incandescently. World Environment Days come and go. Meanwhile, our hillside verdure routinely turns to cinder. Why?
Jitin Prasada had been sulking in the Congress for well over two years and his impatience over being sidelined was common knowledge.
Several Congress legislators in Punjab have informed the party’s central leadership that they ‘do not trust’ Navjot Singh Sidhu and would prefer to continue working under Amarinder Singh
At 84 years of age, Stan Swamy is the oldest among the 16 accused in the Bhima Koregaon case and, arguably, the oldest prison inmate across the country facing non-bailable charges under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.