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Assam Congress chief Bhupen Bora | Twitter @INCAssam

Bhupen Bora appointed Assam Congress chief, Loken Singh is interim president in Manipur

Assam Congress also gets 3 working presidents. Organisational changes come weeks after party's defeat in the assembly polls.
(From left to right) File photos of BSP chief Mayawati, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. | Photos: PTI and ThePrint

Congress open to alliance or ‘tactical understanding’ in UP but SP ‘won’t repeat 2017 mistake’

UP Congress leaders say alliance with the party will be helpful for any opposition unit. But SP leaders say Congress has limited winnability prospects. BSP not interested either.
(L-R) Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy, Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole | Photos via PTI/Twitter

Navjot Sidhu, Revanth Reddy, Nana Patole — why Congress rewards BJP rebels with state chief post

Former BJP MP Sidhu takes charge as Punjab Congress chief, days after ex-ABVP-TRS-TDP Revanth Reddy became Telangana chief. Nana Patole became Maharashtra party chief in February.
File photo | Manmohan Singh with Praveen Chakravarty | Source: Author

Manmohan Singh told me ‘detachment to power’ and ‘attachment to reform’ was his weapon in 1991

Economic reform in a developing country like India is primarily about relinquishing control by the government. Modi govt loves control.
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Congress’ Nana Patole wants to fight solo in Maharashtra, but data says it’s not a good idea

Analysis of election results for Lok Sabha, assembly and civic bodies of five key cities in Maharashtra shows that Congress’ performance has been increasingly dull in the state.
File photo of Ganesh Godiyal | Twitter

Ganesh Godiyal appointed as new Uttarakhand Congress chief

Godiyal will be replacing Pritam Singh who has been made the new CLP leader. Sonia Gandhi also made fresh appointments of four working presidents for the Uttarakhand party unit.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (second right) with other opposition members takes part in a protest against the farm reform laws, during the monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on 22 July 2021 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

In Parliament, Congress shifts gears from Pegasus to farmers with eye on Punjab, UP polls

The Congress, which has been targeting Modi govt over the Pegasus 'hacking' controversy, has changed strategy given that farmers are now protesting at Jantar Mantar.

How Congress became irrelevant in Andhra Pradesh in a span of just 7 years

The Andhra Pradesh wing of the Congress has been plagued with issues like lack of unity and internal leadership tussles for years now, which contributed to its downfall.
(From left) Prashant Kishor, Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi | Photo credits: PTI, @INCInida, PTI

Prashant Kishor and Congress — A Faustian pact or a feast that can truly threaten Modi’s BJP

Defeating Narendra Modi needed a face. Here’s what you have instead — face-off with a grand strategy.
File photo of Navjot Singh Sidhu and Captain Amarinder Singh | ANI

Sonia Gandhi appoints Navjot Sidhu, CM Amarinder Singh’s detractor, Punjab Congress president

The announcement of Sidhu's appointment came Sunday, even as those in the opposition camp were gathering support against his possible elevation.

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Bioweapons research is banned by international treaty – but no one is checking for violations

Biological weapons programs are more difficult to detect than nuclear or chemical ones, which typically require large facilities and numerous personnel.
The closed coal-fired NTPC Badarpur Thermal Power Station in Badarpur, Delhi | Bloomberg File

India can save almost Rs 9,000 cr a year by shutting old thermal power plants, study says

According to New Delhi-based CEEW, closing down old plants, which consume more coal than new ones, can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, clean up air and reduce soil & water pollution.

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File photo of Indian Army soldiers after capturing a hill during the Kargil war | Photo: Commons

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
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Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.