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DRDO Decay Part 1: Keeping end users in dark, poor planning, flouting of SOPs hurt UAV projects, reveals CAG test audit
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DRDO Decay Part 1: Keeping end users in dark, poor planning, flouting of SOPs hurt UAV projects, reveals CAG test audit

A test audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General examining the working of Aeronautical Development Establishment reveals that the lab is taking up projects aimlessly without any focus and priority, spending money on research which has been abandoned without completion.

Congress leaders attend Budget Session of Parliament wearing black armbands to express solidarity with anti-CAA, NRC protesters
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Congress leaders attend Budget Session of Parliament wearing black armbands to express solidarity with anti-CAA, NRC protesters

Top Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Friday staged a protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex to save the Constitution and express solidarity with those protesting against the Citizenship Act, NRC and NPR

Siddaramaiah tells Sonia Gandhi Congress needs Lingayat chief to tackle BJP in north Karnataka, bats for MB Patil
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Siddaramaiah tells Sonia Gandhi Congress needs Lingayat chief to tackle BJP in north Karnataka, bats for MB Patil

After most of the strong Congress leaders who were also the close followers of Siddaramaiah joined BJP camp, now the latter is batting for MB Patil to regain his name as TRP leader in the state.

Congress backed NSUI, IYC fail to capitalise as Left steers youth surge against CAA-NRC through SFI, AISA across campuses
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Congress backed NSUI, IYC fail to capitalise as Left steers youth surge against CAA-NRC through SFI, AISA across campuses

NSUI was hardly visible and failed to drive this movement by the students, not just in Delhi but even in the Congress-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh or Rajasthan.

'For Congress, India always comes first': Sonia Gandhi hoists party flag at Delhi headquarters to marks its 135th foundation day
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'For Congress, India always comes first': Sonia Gandhi hoists party flag at Delhi headquarters to marks its 135th foundation day

The Congress on its 135th foundation day on Saturday said India has always come first for it through the ages and sacrifice for the nation stands above all else for the party

Sonia Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia meet over party crisis in Madhya Pradesh postponed; Sharad Pawar calls on interim Congress chief
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Sonia Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia meet over party crisis in Madhya Pradesh postponed; Sharad Pawar calls on interim Congress chief

A meeting between Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia scheduled to take place on Tuesday has been postponed

Congress president selection: Sonia, Rahul pull out of consultation process citing conflict of interest; CWC may pick new name by 9 pm
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Congress president selection: Sonia, Rahul pull out of consultation process citing conflict of interest; CWC may pick new name by 9 pm

The highest decision-making authority of the Congress party met on Saturday to deliberate over the next president of the party as outgoing chief Rahul Gandhi refused to take back his resignation even after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) leaders appealed for him to continue to “guide” the party.

Congress meeting chaired by Sonia, attended by Rahul, discuss Opposition's candidate for Lok Sabha Speaker, but reaches no consensus
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Congress meeting chaired by Sonia, attended by Rahul, discuss Opposition's candidate for Lok Sabha Speaker, but reaches no consensus

A meeting of the Congress top brass, including Sonia Gandhi and party chief Rahul Gandhi, was held in Delhi to decide the strategy on key matters such as Lok Sabha speaker's election and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to discuss the 'one nation, one election' issue.

Ahead of Parliament session, Congress leaders to discuss strategy, Rahul Gandhi's unwillingness to continue as party president
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Ahead of Parliament session, Congress leaders to discuss strategy, Rahul Gandhi's unwillingness to continue as party president

A core group of Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, will meet on Wednesday to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Parliament session, sources said

Lok Sabha polls: Fearing cross-voting for BJP, CPM claims pact between RSS, Congress in Thiruvananthapuram
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Lok Sabha polls: Fearing cross-voting for BJP, CPM claims pact between RSS, Congress in Thiruvananthapuram

The Shashi Tharoor camp feels that some of these mandalam committee leaders may have joined hands with the BJP to help Kummanam Rajasekharan.

Congress bigwigs come together to promise 22 lakh govt jobs, NYAY scheme, budget for farmers, AFSPA revision in poll document
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Congress bigwigs come together to promise 22 lakh govt jobs, NYAY scheme, budget for farmers, AFSPA revision in poll document

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, senior party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, AK Antony, P Chidambaram, General Secretary K C Venugopal, spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala among others attended the event

Nirmala Sitharaman claims UPA regime neglected Army, says jawans did not have bulletproof vests, guns or ammunition then
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Nirmala Sitharaman claims UPA regime neglected Army, says jawans did not have bulletproof vests, guns or ammunition then

Attacking the previous Congress-led UPA regime for 'not buying even one thing' for the armed forces during its 10 year tenure, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the personnel did not even have bullet proof vests, leave alone Rafale jet, which was never bought.

Congress urges Rahul Gandhi to contest Lok Sabha elections from Kerala’s Wayanad apart from Amethi in UP
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Congress urges Rahul Gandhi to contest Lok Sabha elections from Kerala’s Wayanad apart from Amethi in UP

Gandhi's candidature from Wayanad will energise the Congress party in South India and thus the party can win majority of seats from the region, the leaders said.

Congress has finalised candidates for Andhra Pradesh Assembly election and LS polls, will announce names soon, says Oommen Chandy
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Congress has finalised candidates for Andhra Pradesh Assembly election and LS polls, will announce names soon, says Oommen Chandy

Polling in Andhra Pradesh will be held on 11 April. Both the Lok Sabha and legislative Assembly polls will be held in the state simultaneously on this day.

IAF quality audit in 2013 blamed UPA, NDA govts of inaction to address issues of fund crunch, vintage aircraft
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IAF quality audit in 2013 blamed UPA, NDA govts of inaction to address issues of fund crunch, vintage aircraft

The 2013 confidential quality audit report of the IAF clearly indicts the decision makers in the UPA and previous governments including NDA 1 headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

'Don't politicise armed forces': AK Antony slams Narendra Modi, accuses him of sacrificing national interest
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'Don't politicise armed forces': AK Antony slams Narendra Modi, accuses him of sacrificing national interest

Former defence minister AK Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sacrificing national interests and urged him "not to politicise" the armed forces.

Prime minister should initiate high-level inquiry into reports of army coup attempt in 2012, says VK Singh
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Prime minister should initiate high-level inquiry into reports of army coup attempt in 2012, says VK Singh

Union minister and former army chief VK Singh on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a high-level inquiry into the alleged planting of "fallacious" stories to the media about an attempted coup in 2012.

Congress core group to focus on Mission 2019, SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh when it meets on Tuesday
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Congress core group to focus on Mission 2019, SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh when it meets on Tuesday

The Congress core group is likely to meet at the residence of UPA chairman Sonia Gandhi, in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi and party brass, to discuss Mission 2019 and the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

Yogi Adityanath alleges that Congress leaders got Rs 150 cr bribe in AgustaWestland deal; says party played with nation's security
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Yogi Adityanath alleges that Congress leaders got Rs 150 cr bribe in AgustaWestland deal; says party played with nation's security

Attacking Congress over the AgustaWestland deal, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged the party leaders had got Rs 150 crore bribe for the helicopters purchase transaction during the previous UPA regime.

AgustaWestland case: Former defence minister AK Antony says Sonia, Rahul Gandhi 'never interfered' in deals
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AgustaWestland case: Former defence minister AK Antony says Sonia, Rahul Gandhi 'never interfered' in deals

AK Antony said Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi never interfered in any defence deals and accused the BJP of "manufacturing" lies in the AgustaWestland case.