Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Congress-NCP

Opposition leaders gather at Sharad Pawar’s home, assert it wasn’t ‘political meeting’

The meeting lasted for over 2 hours and was attended by TMC, SP, RLD, AAP, Left parties members. CPI-M's Nilotpal Basu said issues like Covid management were discussed.

This is why Shiv Sena has been needling Congress and cosying up to Sharad Pawar’s NCP

Over the past few months, Shiv Sena has been frequently taunting the Congress, triggering talks of a rift in the MVA alliance. Sena insiders say the provocation is deliberate.

Palghar girls to Sameet Thakkar case — all Maharashtra govts tried to shut online dissent

There are at least 10 cases under Shiv Sena-led MVA govt, 6 under BJP-Shiv Sena regime & at least 3 under Congress-NCP rule in which people were booked for social media posts.

Why a Modi govt ordinance looks like Operation Kamal to Uddhav’s alliance in Maharashtra

The Reserve Bank’s oversight of the cooperative banks gives the ruling party at the Centre a huge advantage in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena will support Citizenship Bill, allies Congress & NCP say yet to take a call

Shiv Sena says we have not changed our colours, will back Citizenship Bill in Parliament because it is against infiltrators.

Congress-NCP talks done, now will discuss Maharashtra govt formation with Sena: Chavan

Congress and NCP leaders held a marathon meeting on Wednesday to finalise details of their alliance before discussing the government formation with Shiv Sena.

When enemy’s friend is your friend: Congress-NCP take a leaf out of BJP-Left book

Rahul Gandhi has failed multiple times and there seems no hope of a Congress recovery soon. In such a crisis, you clutch at any straw, no matter how saffron.

NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress finalise draft common agenda, farmers & jobs figure prominently

The common minimum programme will now be sent to the 3 party chiefs for final approval. Congress says it’s not in race for CM post.

Maharashtra’s ‘khichdi’ coalition and Shiv Sena lost the race against time

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Congress, NCP hint at alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, will drive a hard bargain

Congress and NCP say they will first discuss a common minimum programme between themselves, before taking it up with the Shiv Sena.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.