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Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, singing legend Sandhya Mukherjee reject Padma honours: What the row is all about
India

Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, singing legend Sandhya Mukherjee reject Padma honours: What the row is all about

The former Bengal chief minister was conferred upon the Padma Bhushan while the veteran playback singer Sandhya Mukherjee was awarded with the Padma Shri

'Trying to rewrite history': Opposition slams Rajnath Singh's remarks on Gandhi and Savarkar
India

'Trying to rewrite history': Opposition slams Rajnath Singh's remarks on Gandhi and Savarkar

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi shared on Twitter a letter by Gandhi on 25 January, 1920 to Savarkar's brother regarding a case.

Vajpayee and Advani were inherently Nehruvian, but Modi is different, says Jairam Ramesh
India

Vajpayee and Advani were inherently Nehruvian, but Modi is different, says Jairam Ramesh

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talks about his new book on Sir Edwin Arnold and his poem ‘The Light of Asia’, and why he plans to write his next on Nehru.

Jairam Ramesh slams UP's two-child policy, says India needs to prepare for ageing population by 2031
Politics

Jairam Ramesh slams UP's two-child policy, says India needs to prepare for ageing population by 2031

Taunting the ruling party, the Congress leader wondered how many in the BJP are aware of the 'basic facts that the Narendra Modi government's 2018-19 Economic Survey had presented in Parliament in July 2019

'Arrest me too': Rahul Gandhi tweets poster criticising Narendra Modi's vaccine policy
India

'Arrest me too': Rahul Gandhi tweets poster criticising Narendra Modi's vaccine policy

Delhi Police booked 25 people for putting up posters criticising the Centre over its COVID-19 management. Other Congress leaders changed their profile pictures on Twitter with the image of the poster

India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress
India

India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress

An unsavoury controversy erupted this week when foreign embassies reached out to India’s opposition party for critical medical equipment via social media

COVID-19: After deleted tweet and apology, New Zealand high commission gets oxygen cylinders from Congress youth wing
World

COVID-19: After deleted tweet and apology, New Zealand high commission gets oxygen cylinders from Congress youth wing

Despite the social media fiasco, the high commission did accept the oxygen cylinders from IYC

Interlinking of Ken, Betwa rivers will 'destroy' Panna Tiger Reserve, says Congress leader Jairam Ramesh
India

Interlinking of Ken, Betwa rivers will 'destroy' Panna Tiger Reserve, says Congress leader Jairam Ramesh

The former environment minister said he had suggested alternatives in this regard 10 years ago but those were ignored

Three Congress MPs dissociate themselves from parliamentary panel report on amended Essential Commodities Act
India

Three Congress MPs dissociate themselves from parliamentary panel report on amended Essential Commodities Act

The report, recommending the implementation of the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, was adopted by the panel on 18 March

Harsh Vardhan hails clearance for COVID-19 vaccines as 'watershed moment'; Congress questions 'premature' nod to COVAXIN
India

Harsh Vardhan hails clearance for COVID-19 vaccines as 'watershed moment'; Congress questions 'premature' nod to COVAXIN

India's drugs regulator on Sunday also approved the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield', manufactured by the Serum Institute for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive

Disappointed with party's performance in Bihar polls, CWC will review it soon, says P Chidambaram
India

Disappointed with party's performance in Bihar polls, CWC will review it soon, says P Chidambaram

The Congress managed to win only 19 of the 70 seats it had contested, down from its previous tally of 27 seats out of the 41 seats it had fought in the 2015 Assembly elections

Congress mulls using Article 254(2) to bypass farm laws: All you need to know about the rarely-used provision
Politics

Congress mulls using Article 254(2) to bypass farm laws: All you need to know about the rarely-used provision

Article 254 (2) of the Constitution essentially allows a state law to prevail over a conflicting Central law in some circumstances

Enact laws to override Centre's farm sector legislations, Congress urges party-ruled states
Politics

Enact laws to override Centre's farm sector legislations, Congress urges party-ruled states

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday gave assent to three contentious farm bills passed by Parliament last week. These laws have triggered ' protests by farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana.

Ex-Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar rejoins party after nod from Sonia Gandhi, says 'inspired by Rahul'
Politics

Ex-Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar rejoins party after nod from Sonia Gandhi, says 'inspired by Rahul'

Kumar, a former IPS officer and an MP from Jamshedpur in the 15th Lok Sabha, quit ahead of last year's Jharkhand Assembly elections after calling local Congress leadership 'corrupt'

Parliament's Monsoon Session: Opposition to oppose four legislations that 'take away rights of states', says Jairam Ramesh
Politics

Parliament's Monsoon Session: Opposition to oppose four legislations that 'take away rights of states', says Jairam Ramesh

The legislation will be brought in to replace four ordinances — three related to the farm sector and the amendment to the Banking Regulation Act

Congress urges Centre to scrap Rs 22,000-cr Central Vista project, says funds can be used in fight against COVID-19
Politics

Congress urges Centre to scrap Rs 22,000-cr Central Vista project, says funds can be used in fight against COVID-19

Taking a dig at Centre's ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project, the Congress named the plight of migrant workers across India and the lack of PPEs for doctors at the forefront of the COVID-19 battle as some of the costs "India has to bear" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "dream to live in a new house and address MPs from a new Parliament building"

IBC led to recovery of just 10% of defaulted loans in non- major companies: Jairam Ramesh
Business

IBC led to recovery of just 10% of defaulted loans in non- major companies: Jairam Ramesh

The insolvency and bankruptcy law has resulted in recovery of just 10 percent of defaulted loans in case of companies other than the seven big ones referred for resolution, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday

S Jaishankar cites VP Menon's biography to claim Nehru didn't want Patel in Cabinet; Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor rebut charge
India

S Jaishankar cites VP Menon's biography to claim Nehru didn't want Patel in Cabinet; Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor rebut charge

Jaishankar's tweet evoked a sharp response from Guha, who said 'this a myth that has been comprehensively demolished by Professor Srinath Raghavan.'

RS panel calls for making monitoring apps mandatory on all devices to contain child pornography, demands amendment of POCSO and IT Acts
India

RS panel calls for making monitoring apps mandatory on all devices to contain child pornography, demands amendment of POCSO and IT Acts

The report was presented to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu by the panel chief and Congress parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh

Zee JLF 2020: On Day 2, a wide-ranging discussion on surveillance and data, and Howard Jacobson's musings on writers
Life

Zee JLF 2020: On Day 2, a wide-ranging discussion on surveillance and data, and Howard Jacobson's musings on writers

A somewhat muted Day 2 of Zee JLF 2020 kicked off with Howard Jacobson sharing quite a bit of wisdom and advice with the morning audience. The day's most compelling session was the one featuring Martin Goodman, Jairam Ramesh and David Wallace-Wells.