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Congress likely to field boxer Vijender Singh from South Delhi, add punch to campaign

Party expected to name Vijender Singh, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, to round off its Delhi candidate list.
Former Delhi chief minister and Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Sheila Dikshit at Congress office on January 16, 2019 | Praveen Jain / ThePrint Photo

Congress goes solo in Delhi, names Sheila Dikshit among candidates but leaves one seat out

The Congress has decided against an alliance with AAP for Delhi and released a list of six candidates that also includes Ajay Maken.

Congress must cede political space in Haryana for alliance in Delhi: Manish Sisodia

Sisodia says Congress not serious about defeating Modi-Shah and instead nit-picking about seats in Haryana
Sheila Dikshit

Congress wants to fight alone in Delhi but keeps door open for AAP in NCR

Congress said that it wants to be on its own after AAP retreated from the alliance. 
School children leaving for school amid heavy smog in New Delhi | Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Delhi govt’s ‘laziness’ not helping city’s pollution problem, report

A Delhi-based environment body claimed that the govt machinery has been reactive rather than pro-active, and also noted that Varanasi's situation was deteriorating.
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Tie-up with Congress is all that Arvind Kejriwal needs to declare AAP’s moral death

Arvind Kejriwal is in a self-destruct mode and that has given Congress the courage to risk shaking hands with him.
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Drunk dials & extortionists — bogus complaints Delhi’s anti-corruption body has to fight

In the last four years, the ACB has disposed off 334 of a total of 532 cases for being baseless, unrelated, and often, motivated, reveals ThePrint's RTI. 
Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (C) with deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai at the press conference | Suraj Singh Bisht

AAP will win all 7 Delhi seats in Lok Sabha elections, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Sheila Dikshit's comments against an alliance suggested the Congress was 'not thinking about the nation'.
AAP

AAP-Congress alliance failure: Political myopia or risky to tie up with Arvind Kejriwal?

The Congress has said no to an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Farmers block railway tracks during a protest organised under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) against the alleged anti-farmer policies of Punjab government

38 Delhi-Amritsar trains cancelled as farmers protest on railway tracks

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting on rail tracks to demand loan waivers and payment for sugarcane crop with 15% interest among other issues.

On Camera

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.