Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicChintan Shivir

Topic: Chintan Shivir

Jairam replaces Surjewala as Congress communications in-charge as party eyes ‘outreach reform’

The former Union minister was one of the masterminds behind the Congress’ comeback in 2004. He is known to be tech savvy & have a good rapport with politicians across the spectrum.

Skipped Chintan Shivir, then quit: Story behind Kapil Sibal’s exit from ‘cuckoo land’ Congress

The former Union minister who skipped the Chintan Shivir quit Congress on 16 May. One of the 'G-23' leaders, Kapil Sibal's been calling out the Congress leadership since 2020.

‘Satyagraha’ app — how Congress will assess workers in poll-bound Gujarat, decide tickets

Congress hopes to reach 1 crore households in poll-bound Gujarat through its Satyagraha app, launching on 1 June. Aims include better understanding of tribal issues.

Congress to implement plans outlined in Udaipur Declaration on war footing: Praveen Chakravarty

Chief of Congress’s Data Analytics team, Praveen Chakravarty said the party is "very serious about disrupting the organisational structure".

Our take on Gyanvapi Masjid case, Thomas Cup win and wheat export ban – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

After viral ‘UP mein ka ba’, a nation-wide Congress talent hunt for the ‘next Neha Rathore’

Talent hunt will be part of 'Bharat Jodo' call raised by Congress at Udaipur Chintan Shivir this month & will include 7 categories, such as dance, rap, stand-up comedy, mimicry & nukkad natak.

Congress can hold a million ‘Chintan Shivirs’ but can’t defeat BJP until Rahul is around

Rahul Gandhi says he knows that only the Congress can defeat the BJP. So why then doesn’t he realise that he is one reason why it hasn’t happened yet?

How to maintain health on World Hypertension Day, and Rahul drops the ball on regional parties

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

For long, Congress wavered on social justice. Now it’s waking up to BJP’s OBC politics

Many wanted Congress to focus on secularism, diversity and pluralism. But party has realised that the Shudra/OBC/Dalit/Adivasi aren't interested in these abstract ideas.

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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