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Manmohan Singh, Gulam Nabi Azad address a press conference to condemn Pulwama terror attack

Rahul Gandhi says Congress, oppn fully support govt in aftermath of Pulwama attack

Talking about the Pulwama attack, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said terrorism tries to divide the nation but India would not be divided this way.
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

Just 6 MPs boast of 100% attendance in 16th Lok Sabha — four from BJP, none from Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi clocked an attendance of just 52%, much lower than the average of 80%.
File image of Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting

Rahul Gandhi to return Tata land to Bastar tribals in bid to project pro-poor image

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district to hand over land certificates to tribal villagers.
Sharmistha Mukherjee

Sharmistha Mukherjee quits Delhi Congress panel, party leaders say no rift with Dikshit

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter resigned as communications head for the Delhi Congress after new chief Sheila Dikshit revamped committees.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament

In final Lok Sabha speech, PM Modi pitches for majority govt, takes a swipe at Rahul Gandhi

The PM said he witnessed hugs and winks in Parliament for the first time, referring to Rahul Gandhi’s now infamous embrace of Modi.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office

Rahul Gandhi dismisses CAG report on Rafale deal

Congress president Rahul Gandhi argued that the audit report on the Rafale deal did not address the dissent note of the negotiators.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

The new UP Congress — Priyanka Gandhi Vadra holds meetings till 5 am

New UP in-charges for Congress, Jyotiradita Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, hold night-long meetings, quiz workers on booth-level knowledge & more.
PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Karnataka | PTI

Family or me? Modi’s dynasty diatribe has left these top politicians in a spot

CMs and ex-CMs from BJP, Congress may have to take a backseat to promote their children's political careers as both parties look to clamp down on tickets for kin.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, addresses the joint meeting of the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Congress Parliamentary Party in Parliament | @INCIndia/Twitter

Parliament weakened, NE burning — Sonia Gandhi calls out Modi govt’s ‘bluff & bluster’

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi said truth & transparency had been tossed aside under the Narendra Modi govt, and institutions subverted as well.

Robert Vadra, mother Maureen questioned by ED over Bikaner land deal

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi continued to show support for husband Robert Vadra by taking time from her campaigning to drop him off at the ED office.

OnCamera

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
most favored nation

Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

Defence

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Pulwama attack raises questions on Kashmir’s intelligence and security structure

Attack on CRPF convoy required getting explosives, rigging the vehicle and training. How did multiple security agencies in J&K fail to pick up on this?
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.