Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Congress

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, the man who banned AXN and Fashion TV, passes away

Dasmunsi — former I&B minister, All India Football Federation chief, and Bengal political heavyweight — dies after nine years in coma.

Congress in a fix as Gujarat ‘allies’ put pressure to include their candidates

Hardik Patel’s supporters vandalised Congress offices in Gujarat as its first list ‘ignored’ his candidates; NCP & Dalit leaders too want a fair deal.

In cooperative hub Amreli, women voters may desert Modi and BJP

As Gujarat CM, Modi earned goodwill of women voters. But anti-incumbency, local grievances, caste, and his policies at the Centre may play spoilsport.

The Pink Curse of Indiranomics

Indira’s was a ruder Socialism than her father’s. Hers was a unique socialist-populism which we call povertarianism. Iron Lady realised, but too late, that she had erred.

In Rajkot, first-time voters split between BJP and Congress

While a section of youngsters throws weight behind BJP for its ‘good work’ in education and infrastructure, Patidars prefer Congress.

‘We simply don’t have time’: Read Indira Gandhi’s letters defending bank nationalisation

On her 100th birth anniversary, letters from Indira Gandhi reveal how she handled the fallout of her biggest economic decision as Prime Minister: bank nationalisation.

Congress is belatedly trying to shed the image of being ‘Latif’s party’ in Gujarat

With a real chance of victory at such close range for the first time, a reinvention has become imperative for the Congress party.

Despite low returns, Junagadh cotton growers find seeds of hope in Modi

Cotton farmers in the Saurashtra region don’t want a change of guard in Gujarat, say BJP has ensured better roads, schools, power and water in villages.

Indira Gandhi at 100: why she still rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.

Patidar reservation: SC order on Rajasthan OBC quota bill has a lesson for Congress

SC has restricted Rajasthan govt from crossing 50 per cent quota cap; Congress may face similar challenge in wooing Patidars through reservation formula.

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.