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Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi during a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi | Atul Yadav | PTI File Photo

Congress eyes Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson post but numbers pose a challenge

Congress faces an uphill task as its tally in the upper house, including allies, is 63, way short of the majority mark of 123.  
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AAP sets sights on 2022 Punjab polls with attacks on Amarinder over Covid crisis

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann takes potshot at Amarinder Singh going into home quarantine, says CM has been in virtual ‘home quarantine’ since 2017.
The two booths that have come up since the BJP returned to power | Photo: Milind Ghatwai | ThePrint

How to separate milk & chicken — MP’s BJP govt comes up with 5-step rule for the sensitive

When in opposition in MP last year, BJP had objected to meat & cow’s milk being sold from the same state-run booth on religious grounds. 
Janata Dal-United National President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the state-level party workers meeting on preparation for the Legislative Assembly polls, in Patna on Sunday. | ANI

Nitish begins Bihar campaign with 15 yrs vs 15 yrs theme, brings up Lalu’s ‘Jungle Raj’ days

During his 3-hour speech, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar attacked Lalu by comparing statistics of their regimes in the fields of education, health, unemployment, and law and order.

‘Stay within Lakshman Rekha’ — AIADMK tells BJP as rift between TN allies appears to widen

With just a year to go for Tamil Nadu elections, AIADMK-BJP alliance has hit rough waters with leaders of both parties firing salvos at each other. BJP, however, says no strain in ties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

PM Modi to give big infra push in Bihar & MP this week before poll dates are announced

Once the Election Commission announces the dates for the Bihar polls and MP bypolls, the Model Code of Conduct will prevent any new announcements.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala addresses a press conference on P. Chidambaram issue at AICC in New Delhi

‘New low in new India’ — Congress says BJP politicising Sushant’s death ahead of Bihar polls

Congress' Randeep Surjewala said that entire govt machinery 'lies decimated, in shambles in Bihar' and govt is trying to divert attention and politicise the death of a film star.

BJP launches social media campaign to promote Centre’s ‘POSHAN Maah’ nutrition programme

Centre's POSHAN or Prime Minister's Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment Abhiyaan is a mission aimed at addressing malnutrition in India by 2022.
Subramanian Swamy | File photo | ANI

Subramanian Swamy attacks Amit Malviya, calls for sacking of BJP IT cell members

BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has accused Amit Malviya, the BJP IT cell head, of running a campaign against him using fake tweets.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Facebook

Priyanka’s support to Kafeel Khan part of larger strategy to tap into ‘distanced’ UP Muslims 

Congress says it is reaching out to UP Muslims ‘abandoned' by SP & BSP, a move analysts describe as bold but one that will require consistent efforts.

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Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.


Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.