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Manmohan Singh addresses Bharat Bachao rally | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress leaders jump to Manmohan Singh’s defence after young colleagues question UPA II

Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma, Milind Deora tweeted about how the UPA govt led the country with a sense of purpose and a commitment to the common man.
File image of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot

If high command forgives, I shall embrace them, says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on rebels

Since the power tussle between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot resurfaced last month, the Congress veteran has used harsh words against his former deputy, even referring to him as 'useless'.
Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa's younger son B.Y. Vijayendra (third from left) with BJP MLAs | File photo | ANI

Why Yediyurappa son’s rise as Karnataka BJP VP is a win-win situation for CM and critics

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa’s son B.Y. Vijayendra was Friday elected state BJP vice-president along with nine others.
File photo of Dilip Ghosh

Lockdown on Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan day but not Eid — BJP says Mamata govt ‘punishing’ Hindus

West Bengal BJP leaders say dates announced by Mamata govt have no set pattern, complete lockdown is without any scientific reasoning.
File photo of People's Conference leader Sajad Lone (centre) | jkpc.in/Facebook

Sajad Lone released from ‘house arrest’ after a year but can’t leave home until 5 August

Peoples Conference chief Lone, who was part of the PDP-BJP govt in J&K, was detained along with scores of other politicians ahead of the scrapping of Article 370 last August.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot (C) with senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Avinash Pandey, Ajay Maken and K.C. Venugopal flashes victory sign during a meeting with the party MLAs at his residence in Jaipur, Monday, 13 July, 2020. | PTI

Rajasthan MLAs of Ashok Gehlot camp to be shifted to Jaisalmer

The MLAs have been staying in a hotel on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway since the start of the Rajasthan political crisis on 13 July, so as to prevent them from defecting.
A file photo of Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

L-G overturns Kejriwal govt’s rejection of Delhi Police lawyer panel for February riots cases

Delhi govt rejected the panel Tuesday, saying the team suggested by the Delhi Police might go against the dire need for a ‘fair trial’ in the riots cases.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot addressing media outside Fairmont hotel in Jaipur on 20 July 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hike in horse trading ‘rates’ after announcement of Assembly session, says Ashok Gehlot

The Rajasthan CM also targetted BSP chief Mayawati for her statements against him, accusing her of acting at the behest of the BJP.
File photo of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Corner Modi govt on China, remind people of UPA foreign policy, Sonia tells Congress MPs 

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi held a video interaction with the party’s 41 Rajya Sabha MPs Thursday, where she also discussed the ‘Rajasthan crisis at length’. 
File photo | Sachin Pilot | Facebook/sachinpilot

‘Rebel’ Congress MLAs of Sachin Pilot camp likely to attend Rajasthan assembly session

The assembly session will start from 14 August. There is, however, no clarity yet on when the Pilot camp MLAs will return to Jaipur.

On Camera

File photo | Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella | Marlene Awaad / Bloomberg

Why TikTok could be the deal of the decade for Microsoft and Satya Nadella

If and when a deal is finalised, the amount will tell us the true value of TikTok's operations, which has over 100 million US users, and more importantly, that of Satya Nadella.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

India faces military, health & economic threats, govt must restore faith, says Manmohan

In a column for The Hindu, former PM Manmohan Singh advocates significant cash transfers to the poor, better access to capital for firms and autonomy for financial institutions and RBI.

Defence

Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.