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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

Mohanlal turns 60; Kamal Haasan, Nivin Pauly, Prithviraj, Shashi Tharoor wish veteran Malayalam actor
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Mohanlal turns 60; Kamal Haasan, Nivin Pauly, Prithviraj, Shashi Tharoor wish veteran Malayalam actor

Since his debut with Manjil Virinja Pookkal (1980), Mohanlal has worked in over 300 films in the last four decades.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Suspension of MPLADS could hurt local govts at a time when state-Centre synergy is vital
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Suspension of MPLADS could hurt local govts at a time when state-Centre synergy is vital

The current debate over the discontinuation of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) shines a light on the issue of devolution of powers.

Resolving leadership issue key for Congress revival, need to dispel growing perception that party is adrift, says Shashi Tharoor
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Resolving leadership issue key for Congress revival, need to dispel growing perception that party is adrift, says Shashi Tharoor

The Congress must fix its leadership issues on top priority to address the growing perception among the people that the party is "adrift", senior leader Shashi Tharoor said.

'No leadership crisis in Congress': Anand Sharma defends party after senior leaders like Shashi Tharoor, Sandeep Dikshit demanded election for top post
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'No leadership crisis in Congress': Anand Sharma defends party after senior leaders like Shashi Tharoor, Sandeep Dikshit demanded election for top post

Senior spokesperson of the party Anand Sharma replied in the negative when asked whether there was a leadership crisis in the Congress

Congress Working Committee must hold leadership elections to energise workers and inspire workers, says Shashi Tharoor
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Congress Working Committee must hold leadership elections to energise workers and inspire workers, says Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor's appeal came in support of his party colleague and former MP Sandeep Dikshit's remarks that the the biggest challenge the party faces is the "leadership question".

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for trial of Kambala racer Srinivas Gowda under top coaches at SAI Center, Bengaluru
Sports

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for trial of Kambala racer Srinivas Gowda under top coaches at SAI Center, Bengaluru

Kambala racer Srinivas Gowda, whose running exploits during a traditional buffalo race in Karnataka has evoked a social media frenzy, will be assessed by expert coaches at SAI Center, Bengaluru on the instruction of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.

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.'

Budget Session of Parliament: No decision on NRC yet, Centre tells LS; Opposition slams govt over unemployment, economy during Motion of Thanks agenda
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Budget Session of Parliament: No decision on NRC yet, Centre tells LS; Opposition slams govt over unemployment, economy during Motion of Thanks agenda

In the Parliament on Tuesday, the Centre on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha said that the government hasn’t taken any decision on implementing a nationwide NRC.

Vinod Kumar Shukla's Blue is Like Blue wins inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of Year Award 2020
Life

Vinod Kumar Shukla's Blue is Like Blue wins inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of Year Award 2020

The inaugural Mathrubhumi Book of Year Award 2020 has been awarded to Vinod Kumar Shukla's Blue Is Like Blue, translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Sara Rai, and published by HarperCollins India. The literary award was launched late last year and comes with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a memento.

IndiGo flight captain writes to management, says 'disheartened' action taken against Kunal Kamra without consulting me: Report
India

IndiGo flight captain writes to management, says 'disheartened' action taken against Kunal Kamra without consulting me: Report

The pilot of the IndiGo flight which saw Kunal Kamra heckle journalist Arnab Goswami has written to the airline management and said he was "disheartened" to learn the carrier took action against the comedian without consulting him and solely on the basis of social media posts, Moneycontrol reported.

‘Coward is using influence to silence a critic’: Rahul Gandhi extends support to Kunal Kamra, slams airlines’ ban on comedian
India

‘Coward is using influence to silence a critic’: Rahul Gandhi extends support to Kunal Kamra, slams airlines’ ban on comedian

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday extended support of comedian Kunal Kamra, who has been banned by four airlines for “heckling” journalist Arnab Goswami aboard a flight, saying those who use their cameras as "tools of propaganda" should show some spine when the camera is turned on them.

Kunal Kamra-Arnab Goswami row: DGCA backs airlines which banned stand up comic, says action in 'complete consonance' with rules
India

Kunal Kamra-Arnab Goswami row: DGCA backs airlines which banned stand up comic, says action in 'complete consonance' with rules

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday issued a clarification on a report by Huffpost India which quoted DGCA chief Arun Kumar as saying that the bans imposed by multiple private airlines on comedian Kunal Kamra for allegedly "heckling" journalist Arnab Goswami were in "clear violation" of the government's rules on unruly behaviour.

If Kunal Kamra objects to Arnab Goswami's journalism, he should switch the channel, not flout air safety norms
India

If Kunal Kamra objects to Arnab Goswami's journalism, he should switch the channel, not flout air safety norms

If Kunal Kamra's behaviour towards Arnab Goswami is condoned then anyone might experience similar heckling from people opposed to them and that may lead to not only unsavoury but even dangerous situations

'Banned by four airlines for exercising free speech'; Kunal Kamra questions flying restrictions by Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet over Arnab Goswami video
India

'Banned by four airlines for exercising free speech'; Kunal Kamra questions flying restrictions by Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet over Arnab Goswami video

Comedian Kunal Kamra, who has been temporarily banned by at least four airlines for allegedly 'heckling' journalist Arnab Goswami on board an IndiGo flight on Tuesday, issued a statement clarifying that he hadn't been disruptive or disobeyed the instructions of the cabin crew 'at any point'

After IndiGo and Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir ban Kunal Kamra from flying until 'further notice' for 'heckling' Arnab Goswami
India

After IndiGo and Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir ban Kunal Kamra from flying until 'further notice' for 'heckling' Arnab Goswami

After IndiGo and Air India, SpiceJet and Go Air have banned stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with them until further notice after Kamra's video questioning Arnab Goswami onboard a IndiGo flight went viral

After travel ban by Air India, Kunal Kamra recounts how he insisted on paying excess luggage fine because 'airline's in debt'
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After travel ban by Air India, Kunal Kamra recounts how he insisted on paying excess luggage fine because 'airline's in debt'

After IndiGo, Air India released a statement barring Kunal Kamra from flying until further notice for 'heckling' Arnab Goswami onboard

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Abhijit Banerjee, Sarah Parcak to discuss economics, archaeology on Day 4
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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Abhijit Banerjee, Sarah Parcak to discuss economics, archaeology on Day 4

The Travel Session promises to be an interesting panel with well-known authors such as Katie Hickman, Howard Jacobson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Hessler, moderated by JLF co-director William Dalrymple

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