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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: West Bengal declares summer vacation for all schools from 20 April
India

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: West Bengal declares summer vacation for all schools from 20 April

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi’s health system is 'stretched to its limit and is under stress', adding it is imperative to take harsh measures prevent the collapse of this system

Manmohan Singh pens letter to Narendra Modi on COVID-19 crisis, suggests five measures to tackle pandemic
India

Manmohan Singh pens letter to Narendra Modi on COVID-19 crisis, suggests five measures to tackle pandemic

One of the key suggestions that Singh gave in his letter was that the government should indicate how this expected to supply will be distributed across states based on a transparent formula

Sanjaya Baru's new book to dissect power struggles in Indian politics, culture and economy
Arts & Culture

Sanjaya Baru's new book to dissect power struggles in Indian politics, culture and economy

In India's Power Elite: Caste, Class and Cultural Revolution, to be released in April by Penguin Random House India under its Viking imprint, Baru will unveil the emerging dynamics of the power elites in contemporary India.

Modi quotes Manmohan Singh on farm laws: Congress' insistence on 'total repeal' makes defence of its past positions untenable
Politics

Modi quotes Manmohan Singh on farm laws: Congress' insistence on 'total repeal' makes defence of its past positions untenable

Modi said in the Rajya Sabha that the Congress should take pride that he had to do what the former prime minister wanted

Pranab Mukherjee's son tells publisher to stop memoir; don't create hurdles, responds daughter on Twitter
India

Pranab Mukherjee's son tells publisher to stop memoir; don't create hurdles, responds daughter on Twitter

The book, which was in the news recently for the late president's critical comments on the Congress, including his observation that the party lost political focus after his elevation as president, is set to be launched next month by publishing house Rupa

In new memoir, Barack Obama describes modern-day India as success story 'despite bitter feuds within political parties'
India

In new memoir, Barack Obama describes modern-day India as success story 'despite bitter feuds within political parties'

The former US president writes that the transition to a more market-based economy in the 1990s unleashed the extraordinary entrepreneurial talents of Indians

In upcoming memoir, Barack Obama compares Rahul Gandhi to eager student lacking aptitude, mastery
India

In upcoming memoir, Barack Obama compares Rahul Gandhi to eager student lacking aptitude, mastery

In his book, Obama offered a more positive assessment of another Congress figure, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, whom the former US president has also praised publicly.

'India feels absence of a PM like Manmohan Singh': Rahul Gandhi greets ex-PM on his birthday
Politics

'India feels absence of a PM like Manmohan Singh': Rahul Gandhi greets ex-PM on his birthday

Manmohan Singh's honesty, decency and dedication are a source of inspiration for us all, Gandhi said in a tweet on Saturday

David Attenborough, BBC broadcaster and nature historian, feted with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize at virtual event
Entertainment

David Attenborough, BBC broadcaster and nature historian, feted with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize at virtual event

David Attenborough was conferred upon the prize by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in attendance.

Pranab Mukherjee State funeral Updates: Former President laid to rest at Lodhi crematorium with full military honours
India

Pranab Mukherjee State funeral Updates: Former President laid to rest at Lodhi crematorium with full military honours

Pranab Mukherjee State funeral LATEST updates: Former president Pranab Mukherjee's last rites were performed at Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi.

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency
World

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency

India doesn't really need a US that fights its battles on its behalf. If anything, what India could do without is the sort of erratic uncertainty Donald Trump has introduced into the bilateral

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

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
World

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
India

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.