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SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

BJP talks of ‘Make in India’ but Centre buys from China, says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader also tweeted a graph comparing the volume of imports from China during Congress-led UPA govt with the current govt.
Jose K Mani | wikimedia commons

UDF suspends Jose Mani faction of Kerala Congress (M), leaves door open for LDF to make a move 

Jose K. Mani is the son of K.M. Mani, the founder of the Kerala Congress (M) and a chief architect of the UDF. K.M. Mani passed away last year. 
RSS general secretary leader Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi | ANI Twitter

Boycotting Chinese products a natural reaction, Swadeshi feeling developing: RSS leader Joshi

RSS leader Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi says this is a good opportunity for India to fulfil Atmanirbhar Bharat vision, PM Modi's call for self-reliance will help country realise its aspirations.
File photo of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal | ANI

Shivraj Chouhan set to expand MP cabinet Tuesday, gets BJP high command’s green signal

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been making do with a 5-member Cabinet and is likely to appoint at least 9 Scindia supporters as ministers.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Syed Geelani quits Hurriyat, accuses Pakistan-based separatist leaders of nepotism, corruption

In a letter, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has alleged that Pakistan-based separatists have been misinterpreting his speeches and taking decisions arbitrarily without keeping him in the loop.
Union Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah | Photo: ANI

India will win both the battles, Covid-19 and the one against China: Amit Shah

In an interview to ANI, Home Minister Amit Shah accused opposition of peddling anti-India narrative with regard to China and said Covid situation in Delhi is under control.
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha searches for relevance in Bihar, looks to make Third Front ahead of polls

Yashwant Sinha lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at a press meet and stressed the need for change in Bihar. A JD(U) leader called his supporters a ‘team of losers’.
BJP president J.P. Nadda | Photo: ANI

JP Nadda alleges Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received funds from China between 2005-09

Intensifying attack on Congress, the BJP president said Congress 'sacrificed' national interest and accepted donations into the family-run foundation.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ANI

BJP struggles to spread Modi’s atmanirbhar message, meets only 30% of its target

BJP had set itself a target of 10 crore families to communicate the PM’s message in a month, but has so far managed to distribute the letter to only 3 crore families.
BJP supporters a public meeting in Himatnagar in Gujarat. | ANI Photo

Five former Congress MLAs who had resigned last week, join BJP in Gujarat

Congress had won 77 seats in the 2017 assembly elections, but has been reduced to 65 seats after 12 MLAs resigned over the years, many of whom joined the ruling BJP.

On Camera

Yogi Adityanath said ‘gunda raj’ over and people bought it. But UP crime still the worst

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s brazen touting of encounter killings has gained popular support, but has failed to curb crime on the ground in Uttar Pradesh.
People on bike passing through a deserted market in Hyderabad on 26 June

World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up

President of European Chamber in China, Joerg Wuttke, said the recovery isn't V or W, it's looking like the top of a chainsaw — up and down and painful all the way.

Defence

Pangong lake area and its eight fingers marked out, near LAC | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Twitter

Indian and Chinese troops begin disengagement in Ladakh, Army to remain very cautious

The Indian Army will carry out a verification process in a 72-hour window to ensure China's PLA soldiers have adhered to the agreement arrived at the Corps Commander-level meetings.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.