Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicGandhi family

Topic: Gandhi family

After 50 yrs, will Congress get a Dalit prez again? ‘Self-made, secularist’ Kharge is frontrunner

A known Gandhi family loyalist, Mallikarjun Kharge is a grassroots leader with a strong electoral record who worked his way up through through student and labour politics.

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?

Ghulam Nabi chose ‘azadi’ over Gandhi coterie. But how far can he go without Congress umbrella?

At 73, Ghulam Nabi would have liked to be ‘Azad’ of such considerations after leaving Congress. But old politicians are like old bankers—they never lose interest.

Rahul Gandhi embraces his lineage as ‘family of sacrifice’, calls out obsessive Congress-haters

The two fake storylines of corruption and dynasty can now no longer be cloaked in the cruel realities of staggering inequality and charged communal relations. The gloves are off.

The great paradox of Indian democracy: citizen uprisings but no opposition

India is a site of both institutional decay and civic reclamation. What is missing is an outfit that can sublimate the dispersed fury into disciplined political agitation.

Sibal’s exit latest blow for Congress G-23 as group that questioned Gandhi leadership implodes

Four original members have left the party or distanced themselves from G-23. Many among the rest appear to have bought peace with the high-command.

Congress ‘reaching consensus’ on 5-yr term for posts, ‘1 family 1 ticket’. Gandhis a grey area

On first day of Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, Congress floats two key proposals for ‘organisational transformation’, but there are hints Gandhis will be exempt.

Congress defeat, angst, rebellion is all a re-run. ‘No hope for this party’ is the new buzz

Congress leaders say the loss in five state elections takes away the party's leeway to go back to what it once was. For others, rebellion by G-23 is just a hoopla.

India needs Congress for the sake of democracy. Just that Congress doesn’t need the Gandhis

I believe in the current dispensation. But in the interests of our republic, it is important that we have a reasonably strong pan-Indian opposition party.

Congress needs change but can’t do without Gandhis, says Punjab unit ex-chief Sunil Jakhar

Speaking to ThePrint days after Congress' drubbing in 2022 Punjab elections, Sunil Jakhar talks about road ahead for party, and his one 'unfinished agenda' as he retires from active politics.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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