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ISRO’s women scientists who busted ‘Mars is for men’ and other such myths with MOM

Mars Orbiter Mission allowed Indians to see women scientists upfront, dispelling long-held stereotypes of the fuzzy-haired Einsteinian male scientist.
Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh cites health to stay away from polls but Congress not giving up just yet

Congress sends Amarinder & state unit chief Sunil Jakhar to persuade Manmohan Singh, believes with Punjab voting only in 7th phase, it still has time to get former PM on board.
Captain Cook

How a salt brand named after a British explorer took on the ‘desh ka namak’

Tata Salt promoted itself as the ‘iodised salt’, but Captain Cook raced ahead by positioning itself as the ‘free flowing, iodised salt’.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Former chief justice of India TS Thakur presents 'Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Full speech: Manmohan Singh epitome of humility, says Sonia Gandhi

Full text of the speech by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of presenting the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to former PM Manmohan Singh.
Dr Manmohan Singh

Modi’s rule hasn’t been good for India, he has failed electorate: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleged that under the present government, the environment in universities and national institutions like the CBI was being vitiated and dissent stifled.
Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh says India lost a great leader with Somnath Chatterjee’s demise

In a letter addressed to Chatterjee's wife, Singh said the former Lok Sabha speaker was universally loved and respected.

Modi govt will have to depend on PMEAC and NITI Aayog after Arvind Subramanian’s departure

With elections due in 2019, there may not be many takers for CEA job; officials say vacancy may not hurt much.
Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab babu shows that even at 80, the bhadralok can strike back

Both the sulking Congress and the gloating RSS should know that Pranab Mukherjee might seem harmless and easy to digest, but if he chooses, he can get stuck in the throat like a sharp bone from the katla fish he so dearly loves.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.