Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicSharad Pawar

Topic: Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra’s next assembly speaker will be from Congress, says Sharad Pawar

The speaker's post fell vacant after Congress MLA Nana Patole resigned in February this year to take over as the party’s Maharashtra unit president.

Mumbai Police registers FIR against man for posting ‘objectionable’ photo of Sharad Pawar

FIR was lodged by NCP worker D S Sawant after being informed about a Facebook user who posted an edited picture of Pawar.

Meeting at Sharad Pawar’s was a gathering of unemployed politicians

For now, such luncheon meetings are good to satisfy some egos, fill the coffers of some event managers and provide grist for the media mill.

Rahul Gandhi should join hands with NCP chief to align opposition parties, says Shiv Sena

An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said there should be deliberation first on whether the opposition should come together only on one criteria — of opposing BJP & Modi.

To defeat Modi, an idea, ideology or joint show of hands isn’t enough. A face is needed

A third front that focuses just on being anti-Modi without any vision or consensus on a leader will be a non-starter.

Opposition leaders gather at Sharad Pawar’s home, assert it wasn’t ‘political meeting’

The meeting lasted for over 2 hours and was attended by TMC, SP, RLD, AAP, Left parties members. CPI-M's Nilotpal Basu said issues like Covid management were discussed.

‘Working to unite all opposition leaders’: NCP on Sharad Pawar–Prashant Kishor meet

The meeting at Pawar’s Delhi residence was held ahead of the NCP’s national executive meet scheduled on Tuesday. Pawar & Kishor had also held talks for three hours on 11 June.

Why Prashant Kishor’s lunch meet is giving Modi rivals a taste of 2024

An anti-BJP Mahagathbandhan minus Congress for 2024 isn’t a bad idea. But a pre-poll umbrella of parties with influence over 300 seats can be a formidable entity, theoretically.

Sharad Pawar meets Prashant Kishor, fuels talks of an anti-BJP alliance for 2024 polls

Sharad Pawar holds closed-door meeting with political strategist Prashant Kishor for over 3 hours. Meeting is significant given Kishor helped TMC and DMK defeat BJP in assembly polls.

Trust Shiv Sena, MVA will complete full term & fight future polls too, says NCP’s Sharad Pawar

Speaking at NCP's Foundation Day, party president Sharad Pawar said history shows Shiv Sena can be trusted, added that being part of MVA gave rise to new rung of leadership in NCP.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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