Monday, 19 April, 2021

Newsmaker of the Week

People celebrate with a Tricolour as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar | PTI photo

Not just Abhinandan’s story: Next time you cheer for soldiers, remember their families too

I have known Wing Commander Abhinandan’s parents for a long time. What they have gone through is the story of every soldier’s family.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Not Opposition unity, but BJP’s critical mini-gathbandhans stole the thunder

The BJP moved swiftly and deftly to secure its allies this week while the rival camp looked unsure.
Masood Azhar

Pulwama attack proves JeM chief Masood Azhar’s 2014 public address wasn’t a ‘one-time event’

‘Ailing’ Pakistan-based terrorist is being ‘constantly moved’ from one military hospital to another to avoid detection.

Modi has reduced his cabinet to a rubber stamp, all decisions taken by PMO: Chidambaram

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram slammed Modi for his style of governance and said he feared he would change the Constitution if voted back to power.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi with her husband Robert Vadra | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Robert Vadra: No more the Achilles’ heel of Priyanka Gandhi

Robert Vadra’s arrival at the ED office with wife Priyanka Gandhi sent the media into a tizzy.
Union minister Piyush Goyal | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Piyush Goyal: The chartered accountant and minister who became newsmaker of the week

Acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s imprint on the interim budget was visible in his speech.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | @SanjaySDutt/ Twitter

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: The princess without the crown

There is no empirical evidence yet that Priyanka Gandhi is an effective politician or a vote-catcher.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

In news and in Supreme Court: Will the real Ranjan Gogoi please stand up?

Justice Ranjan Gogoi led from the front a year ago, now his silence is deafening.
People at a PM Narendra Modi rally (Representational photo

In headlines and in politics: How Modi govt brought the upper castes up

The merit-loving upper caste have been given a salve by the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
An Indian worker holds cut-outs Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and Arvind Kejriwal

When Rahul Gandhi pulls off a Kejriwal—and denies Modiji the headlines

The parallels between 2014 and 2019 are too obvious to ignore.

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