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(L to R) Congress leaders Sushilkumar Shinde, A.K. Antony, Pawan Khera and Ghulam Nabi Azad at a press conference in New Delhi on 20 January | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

‘Act of treason’ by Modi govt — Congress raises heat over ‘leak’ of Balakot info to Arnab

Congress also calls Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s comment on ex-FM Arun Jaitley’s health days before his death an ‘inhumane display of insensitivity’.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, with Home Minister Amit Shah (in the background) | Atul Yadav | PTI

Political leadership was a letdown. Indian armed forces can’t afford another decade like that

A multi-billion-dollar process for armed forces' modernisation is currently underway. India's political class must deliver and not carry on with the piecemeal approach.

Remove my name from stand — Bishan Bedi quits DDCA over Arun Jaitley statue at Kotla

Former India captain Bedi made the demand in a scathing letter to DDCA president Rohan Jaitley, the son of the late BJP politician.
File image of former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Economic reforms now a sideshow, Modi govt focused on other priorities, says ex-FinSec Garg

Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg says Modi govt has forgotten about reform agenda and the investment plan in its $5 trillion economy goal. Read his full blog post here.
Subhash Chandra Garg

Felt working with Sitharaman may not be conducive to economic reform, growth — ex-FinSec Garg

Subhash Chandra Garg, who had taken voluntary retirement last year, said Nirmala Sitharaman's first budget lacked major reforms, and was all praise for Arun Jaitley.
Shiromani Akali Dal Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

After Arun Jaitley, no one in BJP understands psyche of Punjab, says SAD MP Naresh Gujral

Underlining the farm bills issue, Gujral said, 'I hope that even at this late stage the Centre would show some sensitivity in dealing with the situation before it gets out of hand.'
Interim president Sonia Gandhi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the recent CWC meeting

The ‘real’ & ‘fake’ Congress supporters, remembering Arun Jaitley, & Trump’s poll reading

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
File image of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar | Wikimedia Commons | Glenn Fawcett

Manohar Parrikar had Rafale file all memorised, blamed Jaitley for delaying OROP: New book

Book titled ‘An Extraordinary Life’ also recounts Manohar Parrikar’s sleepless night when Indian troops conducted surgical strikes across the LoC in 2016.
File photo of Subramanian Swamy | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Swamy questions Tarun Bajaj appointment as DEA secretary, calls him Robert Vadra’s ‘chela’

In a tweet, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy questions if civil servants are taking advantage of the PM’s ‘total engrossment’ with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley during a press conference

Arun Jaitley’s close friends working to revive OPIUM — to ‘discuss, disagree, debate’ again

Arun Jaitley was a prominent member of OPIUM, an informal group of 60-odd old DU students who are now trying to revive it as a ‘homage’ to their friend.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.