Friday, 21 January, 2022
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‘Not my dad’s property to give away’: Congress’ ex-CM Rane denies helping BJP in Goa’s Poriem

Fadnavis said Pratapsingh Rane ' left the seat for us' at BJP’s request, while announcing his daughter-in-law Divya as its candidate for Poriem. Ex-CM has held seat since 1989.

Aparna isn’t even the first Yadav to break away: 9 times politics came before family in India

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav moving to BJP has brought the spotlight on political family splits. Such cases have been seen across states and parties.

Uttarakhand Congress split down the middle on Harak re-entry, Harish Rawat camp says firm no

Former CM Harish Rawat & supporters say expelled BJP leader is a ‘habitual defector’ who ‘conspired against Congress’ in 2016. Second group says he has apologised, has strong voter base.

Modi can’t speak? Tech glitch during WEF speech triggers bogey of ‘teleprompter PM’

A few seconds into his WEF address Monday, PM Modi could be seen pausing before looking to his left. He eventually had to restart his speech after a near 2-minute interruption.

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

Congress banks on ministers, sitting MLAs in first list for Punjab polls

The first list includes Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Navjot Sidhu, all cabinet ministers barring Brahm Mohindra.

Sidhu says Congress ‘may spring surprise on CM face’, talks of ‘character crisis’ in Punjab

In an interview with ThePrint, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, 58, weighs in on his CM ambitions, but stays non-committal on Pakistan’s role in Punjab’s drug problem.

‘Flown to Hyderabad for Third Front talks’ by KCR, why Tejashwi left Telangana CM guessing

Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao is striving to form a non-BJP, non-Congress front at the national level. But Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘courtesy call’ is not believed to have yielded a positive result.

Congress video on ‘youth anger’ against BJP uses image of Manmohan-era Kashmir protest

Containing a series of images of Indian youth, the Congress video has garnered nearly 3,500 views on YouTube, and received over 1,000 likes and 450 retweets on Twitter.

Congress fields Unnao rape survivor’s mother in UP polls, women form 40% of 1st party list

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announces 125 candidates for upcoming UP elections. Fifty of the candidates are women, including actor-activist Sadaf Jafar.

On Camera

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Glasses with fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices. | Flickr

Stay away from detox ‘scams’. No single food or drink can be your medical miracle

The belief that you can cleanse your body after a party, festival, or binge-eating weekend is a myth in medical science. Detox therapies are a scam.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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