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Scindia effect in Haryana — Deepender Hooda pips hot favourite Kumari Selja for RS seat

The Hoodas have had fractious ties with Congress high command but Scindia’s defection appears to have led to Deepender’s nomination instead of Kumari Selja, a known Sonia loyalist.  
Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why Sonia Gandhi should give her son Rahul a longer ‘break’

As she prepares for the reinstallation of Rahul Gandhi as party president, Congress' interim chief Sonia Gandhi may realise she has better options.
File photo of ex-CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Ex-CM Bhupinder Hooda appointed leader of Congress legislature party in Haryana

By virtue of being appointed the CLP leader, Hooda will be the Leader of Opposition in the newly-constituted Haryana assembly.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda fought a two-pronged battle, within Congress and against BJP

While Congress high command was nowhere on the ground during Haryana campaign, Bhupinder Hooda was leading his troops from the front.

Haryana shows BJP isn’t invincible in assembly polls. But here’s what saves it in the end

Haryana election result is a good reminder that under a slowing economy, parties with formidable state leaders can challenge Modi-Amit Shah's ambition.
A file photo of Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Former Haryana CM Hooda calls on non-BJP outfits to ‘join hands’ with Congress

Congress leader Hooda said the results showed the people's mandate against the BJP for it's "non-fulfilment of promises and non-performance".
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Gopal Kanda, millionaire debtor & accused in 2 suicides, tries luck in Haryana polls again

When Haryana goes to polls on 21 October, Gopal Kanda will contest from his home constituency of Sirsa, which he had won in 2009 but lost in 2014.

In Haryana Congress manifesto, Rs 10 thali, private sector job quota & old-age pension

Faced with bleak prospects in Haryana, Congress plans to offer unemployment allowance of Rs 10,000 a month and old-age pension of Rs 5,100 per month.
A file photo of Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

A spurned satrap & burning egos — warning signs Congress ignored in Haryana for 5 yrs

Infighting among top leaders of the Haryana unit and their prestige battles have cost the Congress massively.
Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam and Ashok Tanwar

Hit by rebellion and factionalism, Congress sees Maharashtra & Haryana as lost battles

Trouble over ticket distribution is only tip of the iceberg as defections & a lack of decisive leadership has the Congress tottering in both states.

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Modi govt is embracing some discarded Congress policies. But they won’t work even now

Policies like deficit monetisation, loan restructuring, higher tariffs and import licencing have been brought back to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.
In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

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If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

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Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.