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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office

Rahul Gandhi dismisses CAG report on Rafale deal

Congress president Rahul Gandhi argued that the audit report on the Rafale deal did not address the dissent note of the negotiators.
File image of PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah

BJP strategy to fight Rafale accusations — ‘talk extensively’ about CAG report & SC order

Armed with two 'clean chits' from top authorities, BJP feels it has enough ammunition to slam Congress for 'personal attacks' against PM Modi.
Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam wishes PM Modi another term, leaves opposition aghast

Mulayam, whose son Akhilesh Yadav heads the Samajwadi Party that's forging anti-BJP alliances, showered praise on Modi in a valedictory speech in Parliament.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

The new UP Congress — Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds meetings till 5 am

New UP in-charges for Congress, Jyotiradita Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, hold night-long meetings, quiz workers on booth-level knowledge & more.
PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Karnataka | PTI

Family or me? Modi’s dynasty diatribe has left these top politicians in a spot

CMs and ex-CMs from BJP, Congress may have to take a backseat to promote their children's political careers as both parties look to clamp down on tickets for kin.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, addresses the joint meeting of the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Congress Parliamentary Party in Parliament | @INCIndia/Twitter

Parliament weakened, NE burning — Sonia Gandhi calls out Modi govt’s ‘bluff & bluster’

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi said truth & transparency had been tossed aside under the Narendra Modi govt, and institutions subverted as well.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and other leaders protest against the Rafale deal | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

News report ‘demolished’ Modi’s defence on Rafale, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi was citing a report by The Hindu that said the Rafale deal struck with the NDA government did not have "better terms" than the UPA-era offer.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu

How PM Modi transforms into campaigner Modi as he mixes official trips with politics

ThePrint's analysis of Modi's domestic travels in the last 51 days shows he clubbed over 90% of his political addresses with his official visits. 
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during 'Dharma Porata Deeksha', a day-long fast to demand special status for the state of Andhra Pradesh

Pre-poll alliance of Congress, TDP, RJD & Trinamool a possibility: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu says the parties can contest alone in the states but join hands nationally, clarifies that it is still only an 'idea'.
Karnataka assembly

Feel like I’m being raped again & again, says Karnataka Speaker. MLAs have a hearty laugh

Speaker references rape to describe his name being dragged into the audio tape row, but rather than castigating him, MLAs join in.

OnCamera

Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 

Defence

Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.