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Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan
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Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan are just part of a larger — fraught — landscape. Every nation-state to acquire nuclear weapons after the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is in Asia

Congress generational divide out in open: Young turks blame UPA-II for party's debacle, seniors defend Manmohan, Sonia
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Congress generational divide out in open: Young turks blame UPA-II for party's debacle, seniors defend Manmohan, Sonia

This comes in the backdrop of a heated debate that reportedly ensued at a closed-door meeting of Congress Rajya Sabha MPs

Congress suddenly remembers PV Narasimha Rao, but fails to join the dots
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Congress suddenly remembers PV Narasimha Rao, but fails to join the dots

The former PM's centenary celebrations should be an occasion to reflect on Congress' blind supplication to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty rather than an empty exercise in symbolism

Ex-PM Narasimha Rao can truly be called father of economic reforms in India, says Manmohan Singh
India

Ex-PM Narasimha Rao can truly be called father of economic reforms in India, says Manmohan Singh

Singh said the 1991 budget changed India in many ways as it ushered in economic reforms and liberalisation.

Sanjaya Baru, ex-advisor to Manmohan Singh, duped of Rs 24,000 after ordering liquor online; one arrested, other accused absconding
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Sanjaya Baru, ex-advisor to Manmohan Singh, duped of Rs 24,000 after ordering liquor online; one arrested, other accused absconding

In his complaint, Baru alleged that after placing an online order to purchase liquor by paying around Rs 24,000, the person on the other end switched his mobile phone off and went incommunicado.

How Congress lost PV Narasimha Rao, its hero of liberalisation, ‘Look East’ and Israel policies
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How Congress lost PV Narasimha Rao, its hero of liberalisation, ‘Look East’ and Israel policies

Many argue PV Narasimha Rao was India’s finest prime minister, but not his own Congress party and its dynastic ‘high command’.

India-China border conflict due to Narendra Modi govt's 'mismanagement and wrong policies', says Sonia Gandhi
India

India-China border conflict due to Narendra Modi govt's 'mismanagement and wrong policies', says Sonia Gandhi

Addressing the meeting, Sonia also hit out at the government for "mercilessly" raising petrol and diesel prices for 17 consecutive days, even when global prices of crude oil were falling.

Disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy: Manmohan Singh to Narendra Modi after PM denies Chinese incursion into India
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Disinformation is no substitute for diplomacy: Manmohan Singh to Narendra Modi after PM denies Chinese incursion into India

Commenting on the Ladakh face-off, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said PM Narendra Modi must be mindful of the implications of his words and cannot allow China to use them as a vindication of its position

Galwan Valley Clash: Rahul Gandhi's attack on Narendra Modi during national crisis is testimony of Congress repeatedly ceding patriotic space
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Galwan Valley Clash: Rahul Gandhi's attack on Narendra Modi during national crisis is testimony of Congress repeatedly ceding patriotic space

None of the other parties except for Congress has violated democracy’s unwritten code of standing with the government during an hour of national crisis.

India-China LAC clash will test move to disengage; political leadership's ability to resolve conflict offers no guarantee on preventing future tragedy
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India-China LAC clash will test move to disengage; political leadership's ability to resolve conflict offers no guarantee on preventing future tragedy

Leaders of both militaries know a nightmare confronts them: the transformation of a relatively peaceful LAC into a kind of India-Pakistan Line of Control, where troops trade fire on an everyday basis, in battles that serve no genuine strategic purpose.

Sonia Gandhi says Centre acted ‘partially, miserly’ on Congress’ suggestions; accuses BJP of spreading virus of communal prejudice, hatred
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Sonia Gandhi says Centre acted ‘partially, miserly’ on Congress’ suggestions; accuses BJP of spreading virus of communal prejudice, hatred

Addressing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, Gandhi said it should worry every Indian and her party will have to work hard to repair this damage.

Sonia Gandhi constitutes Congress' consultative group to formulate policies on key issues, makes Manmohan Singh chairman
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Sonia Gandhi constitutes Congress' consultative group to formulate policies on key issues, makes Manmohan Singh chairman

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be a part of the group along with other leaders, while party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala will be its convener

How Narendra Modi got foreign junkets in check and video chats going long before Sonia Gandhi’s advice
India

How Narendra Modi got foreign junkets in check and video chats going long before Sonia Gandhi’s advice

The number of foreign visits by ministries and departments under the Government of India has dipped from 2,283 in 2017 to 1,936 in 2018, and to 1,806 in 2019.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee displays little cooperation even as Opposition unites to stand behind Centre
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee displays little cooperation even as Opposition unites to stand behind Centre

Why is there a need for West Bengal to hide actual figures when some of the worst affected states — Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala — and even others, are transparent about it?

Delhi violence: Sonia Gandhi-led Congress delegation urges Ram Nath Kovind to call for Amit Shah's resignation over 'abdication of duty'
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Delhi violence: Sonia Gandhi-led Congress delegation urges Ram Nath Kovind to call for Amit Shah's resignation over 'abdication of duty'

A Congress delegation, including party chief Sonia Gandhi urged Ram Nath Kovind to call for Amit Shah's resignation over his alleged 'abdication of duty' during the communal violence in Delhi.

Delhi High Court directs CBSE to provide long-term plan on conducting board exams in violence-hit areas
India

Delhi High Court directs CBSE to provide long-term plan on conducting board exams in violence-hit areas

Delhi High Court said class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centres in violence-hit northeast Delhi, need to be informed in one go about the schedule for the next 10 to 15 days and not on a piecemeal basis.

Congress Working Committee holds meeting to discuss Delhi violence; party leaders to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek normalcy in National Capital
India

Congress Working Committee holds meeting to discuss Delhi violence; party leaders to march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek normalcy in National Capital

Amid continued communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi that has claimed 17 lives, the Congress top leadership started deliberations on the issue at a meeting of its working committee on Wednesday

Four ways in which Congress' tantrum over Donald Trump banquet in Delhi will cost the party
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Four ways in which Congress' tantrum over Donald Trump banquet in Delhi will cost the party

While the Congress claims there is a precedence of inviting the Opposition party chief to such occasions, it is difficult to find one.

Narendra Modi govt doesn’t acknowledge the word ‘slowdown’, says Manmohan Singh; calls $5 trillion economy mission ‘wishful thinking’
India

Narendra Modi govt doesn’t acknowledge the word ‘slowdown’, says Manmohan Singh; calls $5 trillion economy mission ‘wishful thinking’

In a sharp attack on the Narendra Modi government over the state of the economy, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the current dispensation does not acknowledge the word "slowdown", and the real danger is that if problems are not recognised, then finding credible answers to take corrective action is unlikely.