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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media before her meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

‘Poore desh me khela hoga, it will be Modi vs country in 2024’ — Mamata says in Delhi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remained non-committal on her national role but said she wants to help all.
Punjab Congress MPs

Punjab Congress MPs meet in Delhi amid stalemate over Sidhu’s appointment as state unit chief

Party president Sonia Gandhi is also holding a meeting of party MPs in the evening, who have said they have come to discuss the issues to be raised in the Monsoon Session.

Navjot Sidhu meets Sonia, Rahul Gandhi as infighting in Punjab Congress continues unabated

The meeting comes ahead of the Punjab Congress unit's likely rejig and amid reports that Sidhu may get a key role in the organisation.
File photo of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaking in the Lok Sabha | PTI

Congress looking to replace Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as its leader in Lok Sabha

Ahead of monsoon session, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Strategy Group to discuss key issues to corner the Modi govt. 
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh (file photo) | @capt_amarinder/Twitter

Amarinder Singh meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi as infighting continues in Punjab Congress

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh had visited Delhi twice last month to meet a panel headed by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, set up to resolve infighting in the state Congress.
Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja | Photo: Twitter

Crisis in Haryana Congress too as Sonia Gandhi calls Amarinder to resolve Punjab issues

22 of the 31 Haryana Haryana Congress MLAs landed in Delhi Monday to demand a change of guard in the state unit and a bigger role for 'mass leader' Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and former PM Chandra Shekhar at Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain

100 years of PV Narasimha Rao — the memorable tenure of an ‘accidental PM’ in pictures

With 1991 economic reforms, Narasimha Rao & Manmohan Singh steered India out of economic abyss. Rao is also credited with doing away with the Licence Raj in India.
File image of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh | Photo: ANI

Why Punjab CM Amarinder Singh is made to stand trial in Gandhi family court

What is driving the Gandhis to emulate Kalidas and try to chop off the branch that they are comfortably perched on in Punjab, just eight months before the next assembly election?

Viral photo of Sonia Gandhi with Christian conversion book in background is morphed

The viral photograph of Congress President Sonia Gandhi shows a book titled 'How to convert India into a Christian Nation' in the background along with the Holy Bible and a statue of Jesus Christ.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves during a public rally, in Shivshagar on Sunday (File photo) | ANI

Not Sonia, Priyanka, why I think Rahul wrote unnamed tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

Much like Jawaharlal Nehru of 1930s and Narasimha Rao of 1970s, Rahul Gandhi is unhappy with the current state of the Congress.

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If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistan will feel the security heat: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistani officials worry that fighting will force more Afghans to flee with estimates of new refugees ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.
File photo of NSE building in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Hope of continued Covid stimulus, economic recovery pushes Sensex, Nifty to record highs

The run-up in stocks comes ahead of the RBI's monetary policy Friday, where interest rates are expected to be left at an all-time low even as inflation rises.

Defence

File photo of Army chief General M.M. Naravane | ANI

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.