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Congress candidates celebrate in Bathinda after the winning majority in Punjab Municipal Election on 17th February 2021 | Twitter/@SevadalPB

What Punjab civic poll results mean for Congress and others & crony capitalism, Chinese style

Shekhar Gupta explains key takeaways from Punjab civic polls where Congress made clean sweep & BJP emerged 'biggest loser'. And more on why Xi stopped Jack Ma's Ant Group's IPO.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan sworn in as Puducherry Lt Governor

As the fifth woman to hold the post, Soundararajan takes charge at a time when the ruling Congress-led government has lost its majority after one more MLA quit the party Tuesday.
File photo of former Congress MP Captain Satish Sharma at an election rally in Rae Bareli | Photo: PTI

Capt Satish Sharma, the Gandhi family loyalist who wasn’t apologetic about luxuries in life

Former Union minister & Congress MP Capt Satish Sharma died in Goa, where he had been residing for the past few years, Wednesday night.
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal (in white turban) with winning Congress candidates in Bathinda Wednesday | Photo: PTI

Punjab civic poll results kill AAP resurgence hope as Congress wins big

SAD wins only 285 seats out of over 2,000 while BJP gets just 49 in first elections in Punjab since their alliance split over farmers’ agitation.

Rahul Gandhi again misses the bus in Assam. His anti-CAA pitch too little, too late

Congress' criticism of the polarising CAA in Assam has been intermittent, confused and almost-reluctant. It was a potent tool to corner BJP with.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks online | Photo: @INCIndia | Twitter

Congress-led govt in Puducherry falls below halfway mark as MLA quits day before Rahul visit

Kamaraj Nagar MLA John Kumar is the fourth Congress leader to resign in the past few weeks. On Monday, health minister of the union territory, Malladi Krishna Rao, quit the party.
Climate activist Disha Ravi | Photo: Facebook

‘Murdering democracy’ vs ‘crime is a crime’ — opposition, BJP spar over Disha Ravi arrest

The opposition Monday accused the govt of 'murdering democracy' by using force against a 21-year-old, while BJP defended the action, saying a crime is a crime no matter the age.
Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora | @ripunbora | Twitter

Alliance with AIUDF not wrong, party not communal, says Assam Congress chief

Ripun Bora criticised the BJP for it's attack on the alliance, saying it had in the past aligned with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, and hence couldn't question Congress.

Disengagement in areas of eastern Ladakh is surrender to China, says AK Antony

The Congress leader said that the Modi government must take the country and the people into confidence on restoration of status quo ante on the borders.
File image of Mallikarjun Kharge | Twitter

‘Loyalist, self-made’ — Why Congress picked Kharge as Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, the former 9-term MLA, has been favoured by the party high command time and again, often at the cost of other senior leaders.

On Camera

Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Indian currency

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for fifth consecutive month in February

The finance ministry said that the revenues for the month of February 2021, which stood at Rs 1.13 lakh crore, were 7% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.