Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: NCP

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.

NCP divided over supporting Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in RS polls

Even as the party chief Sharad Pawar is willing to support Congress, his party is not on board. The decision is likely hours before voting.  Kumar Anshuman

Being Sharad Pawar

In politics, whether of power or cricket, Pawar takes no prisoners, but if he occasionally does, follows no Geneva Convention.


Pawar’s own record in national politics shows that he has continued to falter on the political big stage, unable to bring to bear the skills & panache he displays in state politics.

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.