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Open to alliance with AAP in Delhi? Congress asks workers after rejecting tie-up

Thousands of Congress workers have received audio messages through the party's Shakti platform, seeking their opinion on an alliance with the AAP.
Anna Hazare ends his fast in the village of Ralegan Siddhi, Ahmednagar | PTI

Anna Hazare calls off fast after meeting with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Hazare announced that he is 'satisfied' with the outcome of the discussions.
Activist Anna Hazare at the press conference in New Delhi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Lokpal would have prevented Rafale scam, says Anna Hazare before announcing hunger strike

The veteran anti-graft leader slammed the Centre saying he felt the country was in danger of slipping towards autocracy.
Social activist Anna Hazare during his indefinite hunger strike in Delhi

Anna Hazare threatens hunger strike against govt’s delay in appointing a Lokpal

NDA govt delaying the appointment because it lacks the will to curb corruption, said Hazare.
Anna Hazare

When will India’s 50-year wait for a Lokpal end? Soon, says the govt

Despite many court ultimatums and poll promises, the government has failed to appoint a Lokpal at the central level.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of Bansagar canal project and foundation laying ceremony of Mirzapur Medical college in Mirzapur | PTI

40 bills, including some since 2014, introduced by Modi govt pending in Parliament

Twelve of these bills have been passed by Lok Sabha but are stuck in Rajya Sabha. The rest haven’t even cleared the Lower House.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia take part in a protest. | PTI

Slept on road, sprawled out on L-G’s sofa: Many faces of Kejriwal’s protests

The AAP supremo has slept on pavement, stood and sat at various places, and lately parked himself overnight on L-G’s sofa in his unique forms of protest.
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Last Laughs: The unhatched Lokayukta Bill and Trinamool’s ‘uncontested’ victory in Bengal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Anna Hazare

Modi govt representative meets Anna Hazare and assures him of considering his demands

Anna blamed lack of media coverage for thinning crowds as hardly a few hundred people turned up for his hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan Monday.
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge | Twitter

Kharge refuses to attend Lokpal selection meeting as special invitee

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge says his presence in the meeting without voting right is mere eyewash.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.