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Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra (centre) flanked by senior leaders Randeep Surjewala and P. C. Chacko at a press conference in New Delhi Tuesday

Reinvention, a new face — what Congress leaders think party should do after poll debacle

Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said the reason for the party’s drop in vote percentage was the politics of polarisation by both the BJP and AAP.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

5 years on, Arvind Kejriwal magic has waned. But he is still the alternative Indians want

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has the guts to put himself out there, speak his mind, embarrass himself, apologise, and get back to business.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at late Sheila Dikshit's residence | ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

Back in India, Rahul Gandhi visits Sheila Dikshit’s residence to pays his respects

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was away during Sheila Dikshit's funeral, met her son and former MP Sandeep Dikshit Friday.

Congress leaders upset as Rahul Gandhi goes missing again, skips Sheila Dikshit’s funeral

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who resigned after the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, has been in the United States since last week.
Sheila Dikshit's last rites were performed on Sunday

Party lines blur as Shah, Kejriwal, Gandhis attend ex-Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit’s funeral

The pouring rain did little to dampen the massive crowd that turned up to see the last rites of Dikshit, the popular three-term chief minister.

In Photos: Sheila Dikshit’s last journey through Delhi as family, politicians attend last rites

Colleagues, Congress workers and admirers braved heavy rains to bid Sheila Dikshit a final farewell during her last rites on 21 July.
File photo of Sheila Dikshit

The life and times of Sheila Dikshit, in her own words

“I had this mental image of carrying our manifesto in one hand and files on issues bequeathed by the previous administration in the other,” wrote Sheila Dikshit in her autobiography.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (centre) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Five things Arvind Kejriwal can learn from his predecessor Sheila Dikshit

Unlike the incumbent, the former chief minister had more than a working relationship with her bureaucrats & cordial ties with the Centre.
Sheila Dikshit waves to supporters as she goes to file her nomination papers for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Sheila Dikshit always loved a challenge — even when Delhi’s young voters replaced her with AAP

The Punjabi daughter-in-law of UP Congress stalwart cut her political teeth as junior minister in Rajiv Gandhi’s PMO, and despite her many detractors in her party, never looked back.

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Modi govt is embracing some discarded Congress policies. But they won’t work even now

Policies like deficit monetisation, loan restructuring, higher tariffs and import licencing have been brought back to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.
In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

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PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

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Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.