Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Congress

Claims that Cambridge Analytica did any political work in India are ‘absolutely false’

The former Indian partner of CA’s parent firm Strategic Communication Lab, Avneesh Rai, alleges that the British firm has appropriated his work from 2003 to 2012. 

What the Cong-BJP fight over poll-date tweets tells us about their priorities

The textbook case of misplaced priorities should have the voters in Karnataka truly worried.

Exclusive: The inside story of what Cambridge Analytica actually did in India

Alexander Nix and others of SCL Laboratories tried working in India on a project in 2011, but it collapsed in 2012 as Nix’s secret plan was accidentally outed. 

Sibal pulls out of Babri Masjid case amid worries in Congress over damage to party image

Sources said the Congress brass was worried Sibal’s statements would be portrayed as the official party line.

What happened to all the men who spoke for the silent PM?

While Manmohan Singh has taken a backseat from public life since Congress’ defeat in 2014, his 3 media advisers have continued to have an impressive career.

Rahul’s temple visits, Sonia’s lament show Cong is resetting secular politics, moving to centre

The Congress has paid severely for its unrelenting minorityism. It is seeking to move to the secular centre and that’s the message from Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits.

TalkPoint: Is it possible to fix Indian elections using data from Facebook?

Experts weigh in on whether it is possible to fix Indian elections by using data from Facebook.

Both the Cambridge Analytica scandal & the Aadhaar fiasco bear the same lesson for India

The FB and Cambridge Analytica scandal raises discomfiting questions about our relationship with technology and the implications for democracy and politics. Well, it finally happened....

Rahul’s Congress party needs a new narrative like Sonia Gandhi’s ‘common man’

Rahul Gandhi has talked of breaking the wall between the workers and the leaders in the party. But who is he blaming?

In run-up to 2019, Sharad Pawar wants to be the conductor for opposition harmony

For someone once touted as a PM candidate, this might be the last roll of the dice for 77-year-old Pawar in terms of being politically important in New Delhi.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.