Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: Congress

Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the ...

Why the Congress that coined ‘saffron terror’ is silent on arrest of Hindutva activists

Congress fears of antagonising voters as well as organisational issues in Maharashtra might be behind its studied silence.
File photo of Rajiv Gandhi | Robert Nickelsberg/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

Rajiv Gandhi and his wife need certain comforts, Indira had told a friend

Rajiv Gandhi became prime minister at 40 without any ministerial experience
Rahul Gandhi

Congress to launch nation-wide campaign on Rafale deal to ‘expose’ BJP

Six-member panel, headed by Jaipal Reddy to oversee the campaign; senior leaders to travel to different states and districts to raise the ‘defence scam’.
Kapil Sibal

Sibal & CJI Dipak Misra are ‘related’ & CPI(M)’s ‘double standards’ in condoling deaths

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

‘Kadam Mila Kar Chalna Hoga’: Opposition finds inspiration in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poem

Opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, who met at Delhi's Talkatora Stadium as a show of unity, paid tribute to the former Prime Minister.
A Sukhoi Su-30MKI makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway

How Vajpayee worked with leaders from rival parties to save the Sukhoi-30 deal in ’96

The inside story of how IAF’s Su-30 dream would've crashed but for the sagacity of Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow | PTI

Congress analysts say UPA could touch 200 in Lok Sabha polls with help from Mayawati

The two parties begin formal talks on a possible alliance; BSP demands 39 seats across six states besides Uttar Pradesh.
Surendra Patwa

MP minister a Bank of Baroda loan defaulter & Robert Vadra’s temple run

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Parliament building | Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Law panel to suggest framework for simultaneous polls with room for debate in Parliament

Simultaneous elections would require at least two Constitutional amendments and ratification by majority of the states.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working st...

Should ISRO be launching a new TV channel or focus instead on social media?

In an effort to increase its outreach, ISRO has announced that it will soon launch a TV channel. Meanwhile, the space agency continues to remain largely inactive on social media.