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File photo | Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | PTI

Modi’s Covid-19 strategy has Congress party’s ‘first family’ split in its political response

Modi reacted a bit late to the Covid-19 crisis but has won the battle of optics. His adversaries though remain their usual self — confused and full of self-doubt.
A file photo of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

In letter to PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi says 21-day coronavirus lockdown a ‘welcome step’

Sonia Gandhi assured PM Modi of the Congress' support and said it will cooperate with the Centre's efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Read her full letter here.

Govt directs states, UTs to transfer funds to labourers day after Sonia writes to PM

In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi called for emergency welfare measures for labourers, including a wage subsidy.
Congress party interim chief Sonia Gandhi addresses the rally at Ramlila maidan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Country will not bow down to this painful crisis, said Sonia Gandhi on coronavirus outbreak

In a statement, Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government to increase the number of testing facilities across the country.
Interim president Sonia Gandhi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the recent CWC meeting

Haksar’s advice to Indira Gandhi can help Sonia steer Congress in the right direction

Aspirational India is not looking for a wishy-washy, half-time leader. The Congress needs professional, committed and worthy politicians, not part-time dynasts.

Scindia in BJP: Congress leaders can’t do without power or Gandhis failing to revive party?

Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has joined the BJP. The Congress has been unable to attract new leaders or retain some of its promising members.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia during the Winter Session of Parliament

Inside story of how Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi forced Jyotiraditya Scindia to dump Congress

Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Guna MP who has been with Congress for 18 years, quit party Tuesday saying this path has been drawing itself out over past year.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

‘BJP being singled out’ — Manoj Tiwari wants independent body that will define hate speech

Delhi BJP chief and MP Manoj Tiwari says an independent agency should be constituted to look into all such cases and decide what is hate speech and what is not.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi addresses a press conference alongside former PM Manmohan Singh and former Union ministers A.K. Antony (left) and P. Chidambaram (right) Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Sonia Gandhi demands Amit Shah’s resignation, BJP says she’s ‘politicising’ Delhi riots

After Congress Working Committee meeting, interim chief Sonia Gandhi raised questions against Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Deora, Kamal Nath, Scindia, Ajay Maken: Congress imploding or showing internal democracy?

Congress is seeing some of its leaders engage in public spats. Ajay Maken criticised Milind Deora for praising AAP and asked him to “leave” Congress if he wanted.

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Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.


A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.