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Should Congress Resolve Internal Conflicts Before Launching Opposition Unity Project?

Should Congress Resolve Internal Conflicts Before Launching Opposition Unity Project?

Aug 19, 2021

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.

Finally, Supreme Court Could Have All 33 Judges; Three Of Them Women

Finally, Supreme Court Could Have All 33 Judges; Three Of Them Women

Aug 19, 2021

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.

Opposition Unity: Often Heard But Rarely Seen

Opposition Unity: Often Heard But Rarely Seen

Aug 19, 2021

Breakfast, dinner, virtual ­meeting, stalling Parliament…Opposition fixes up a unity show, but will it stick?

Border Disputes Are Colonial Era Legacies Awaiting Closure

Border Disputes Are Colonial Era Legacies Awaiting Closure

Aug 05, 2021

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.

Rough Cut: One Man’s Battle Against Diamond Mining In Madhya Pradesh Forest

Rough Cut: One Man’s Battle Against Diamond Mining In Madhya Pradesh Forest

Aug 04, 2021

“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.”

Opposition Unity Project Needs A Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Not A VP Singh

Opposition Unity Project Needs A Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Not A VP Singh

Jul 29, 2021

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?

How Long Will Truce Between Amarinder Singh, Najvot Sidhu Last?

How Long Will Truce Between Amarinder Singh, Najvot Sidhu Last?

Jul 28, 2021

The Captain and Sidhu have made a tentative rapprochement, but plenty signs of rancour linger in the air within the Punjab Congress.

Congress Bets On Harish Rawat To Wrest Poll-Bound Uttarakhand From BJP

Congress Bets On Harish Rawat To Wrest Poll-Bound Uttarakhand From BJP

Jul 23, 2021

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.

Punjab Congress: Has Amarinder Singh Accepted Navjot Sidhu As The Captain?

Punjab Congress: Has Amarinder Singh Accepted Navjot Sidhu As The Captain?

Jul 23, 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

Can Amarinder And Sidhu Lead Congress To Poll Battle As A United Army?

Can Amarinder And Sidhu Lead Congress To Poll Battle As A United Army?

Jul 21, 2021

“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.

Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Jul 18, 2021

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.

Congress In A Bind As Infighting Threatens To Derail Amarinder’s Re-election Bid In Punjab

Congress In A Bind As Infighting Threatens To Derail Amarinder’s Re-election Bid In Punjab

Jul 14, 2021

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

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Meet Prashant Kishor: What's Cooking?

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Meet Prashant Kishor: What's Cooking?

Jul 14, 2021

Sources say interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also joined the interaction with Prashant Kishore through video conference.

Has Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Vocal Congress Defender, Lost Trust Of The Gandhis?

Has Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Vocal Congress Defender, Lost Trust Of The Gandhis?

Jul 13, 2021

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.

Battle For Punjab: Farmer Leaders Differ On Poll Debut, Congress Wary

Battle For Punjab: Farmer Leaders Differ On Poll Debut, Congress Wary

Jul 12, 2021

The prolonged farmers’ agitation, ongoing since November last, may turn into yet another headache for Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

In Uttarakhand Musical Chairs, Pushkar Singh Dhami Is The New Player

In Uttarakhand Musical Chairs, Pushkar Singh Dhami Is The New Player

Jul 07, 2021

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.

Uttarakhand: Tug Of War Between Ruling BJP And The Congress

Uttarakhand: Tug Of War Between Ruling BJP And The Congress

Jun 30, 2021

Sources in the state’s Congress and BJP units tell Outlook that both parties are a divided house in the hill state

Cracking The Sidhu Cipher: Can The Gandhis Keep Sherry On Top?

Cracking The Sidhu Cipher: Can The Gandhis Keep Sherry On Top?

Jun 17, 2021

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

‘Congress Will Be The Fulcrum Of Opposition Unity’

‘Congress Will Be The Fulcrum Of Opposition Unity’

Jun 17, 2021

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.

Slippery Old Pivot

Slippery Old Pivot

Jun 17, 2021

Organisational flux continues to mar the Congress’s self-image as the national pole of anti-BJP politics

Delhi HC Sets The Right Template for UAPA Cases: Right To Protest Is Not Terrorism

Delhi HC Sets The Right Template for UAPA Cases: Right To Protest Is Not Terrorism

Jun 16, 2021

It’s vital for courts to proactively uphold individual freedoms when probe agencies seek to curb them

Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Wildfires Keep Pockets Warm

Jun 10, 2021

Pious official rhetoric burns incandescently. World Environment Days come and go. Meanwhile, our hillside verdure routinely turns to cinder. Why?

Jitin Prasada Joins BJP: Bad Optics For Congress, But Jitin Is No Jyotiraditya

Jitin Prasada Joins BJP: Bad Optics For Congress, But Jitin Is No Jyotiraditya

Jun 09, 2021

Jitin Prasada had been sulking in the Congress for well over two years and his impatience over being sidelined was common knowledge.

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Digs In, Sidhu Stumped For Now

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Digs In, Sidhu Stumped For Now

Jun 08, 2021

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

Stan Swamy, The Majesty Of Law And The Tenets Of Justice

Stan Swamy, The Majesty Of Law And The Tenets Of Justice

Jun 04, 2021

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.

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