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AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a press conference at the party office in Lucknow Friday, on 16 July 2021 | PTI

‘Jasoos sarkar, Snoopendra Modi’: Oppn slams govt over Pegasus row as monsoon session begins

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joins other opposition leaders to target Modi govt over surveillance allegations, issue expected to dominate monsoon session of Parliament.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi meets a Samajwadi Party (SP) worker who was allegedly manhandled by BJP workers during the panchayat election, in Lakhimpur on 17 July 2021 | ANI

Why Priyanka Gandhi is meeting SP workers, & what it could mean for Congress ahead of 2022 polls

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Saturday visited the two women who were allegedly assaulted during the panchayat polls. The women are members of Samajwadi Party.
(From left) Prashant Kishor, Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi | Photo credits: PTI, @INCInida, PTI

Prashant Kishor meets Rahul & Priyanka, discusses ‘Punjab infighting and UP polls’

The meeting that took place at Rahul Gandhi’s Delhi residence also included Congress’ organisational general secretary K.C. Venugopal and Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat. 

Views of Congress workers, organisation will be important for UP polls, says Priyanka Gandhi

In a statement Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi urged Congress workers to stage a protest against the BJP govt in UP over inflation, unemployment, and the continuous increase in fuel prices.

UP govt conducted mock drill of inquiry, gave clean chit to Agra hospital: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh conducted a "mock drill of an inquiry", Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Saturday after clean chit was given to an Agra hospital where 22 patients died after oxygen supply was allegedly cut during a drill. A team of doctors investigating an alleged 'mock drill' by the private hospital has given a clean chit to the facility, saying it found no proof of an exercise during which oxygen supply was cut off and 22 patients reportedly died. "Look at the irony: According to media reports, a hospital in Agra carried out a 'mock drill' by cutting off the oxygen supply of patients and the BJP government conducted a mock drill of inquiry by giving a clean chit," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. "Government and hospital: The way is clear for both. The government has dashed the expectations of justice by...

Indians don’t come first for PM, politics does –– Priyanka Gandhi slams govt’s Covid response

The Congress general secretary also listed a series of measures that the prime minister should have taken in the wake of Covid spread.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during election campaigning at Karunagappally in Kollam district on 30 March. | Photo: ANI

Same same, but little different — how Priyanka Gandhi’s campaign style compares with Rahul

Priyanka Gandhi has gone beyond UP for the first time, moving across Assam tea gardens and Kerala temples. It's an easy approach, say experts, but ultimately only votes can measure success.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressing a Congress rally

‘Serious re-evaluation of use of EVMs needed by all parties’ — Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka's remarks came over a video which surfaced on social media allegedly showing electronic voting machines (EVMs) in what was claimed to be a BJP candidate's car in Assam.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks at a Congress rally in New Delhi

Order to withdraw interest rate slashing oversight or election-driven hindsight, asks Congress

Party general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hit out at Nirmala Sitharaman and said she has no right to continue as the finance minister.

BJP in Assam functioning like mafia, running syndicates, alleges Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Addressing a rally in Assam, the Congress general secretary said that the BJP unit in the state has no stability and comprises of two 'factions', both of which have betrayed people.

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken | Photo: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Blinken can clear air on India’s Af-Pak dilemma, but Modi-Jaishankar need the Middle Path

Even if the US is looking at the cases of sedition and infringement of freedoms under Modi govt, it will hardly seek to antagonise India. For the moment, Modi’s China gamble has paid off.

IMF lowers India’s GDP forecast to 9.5% for FY22 in view of ‘severe’ setback caused by 2nd wave

IMF slashes India's growth forecast by 3 percentage points in July World Economic Outlook report from April forecast of 12.5%, but raises 2022-23 forecast to 8.5%.

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File photo | A contingent of the Indian Army showcase their skills on Army Day, in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India, Russia to hold 13-day mega military drill to counter terror operations in Volgograd

The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint exercise 'Indra-21' will strengthen bilateral security cooperation & reinforce the longstanding bond between the two nations, Indian Army said.
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Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.