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File image of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘No need to speak to me through media’ — Sonia takes potshot at critics within Congress

At CWC meeting, Sonia Gandhi says she is 'acutely' aware she is interim president, adds that second Covid wave hit plans to elect full-time chief in June.
File image of former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah | ANI

Gandhis alone can keep Congress united, Rahul must now take charge, Siddaramaiah says  

In an interview to ThePrint, Siddaramaiah says Modi’s popularity has declined. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, he adds, has done little for the state since taking over.   
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CWC to meet ‘very soon’, Randeep Surjewala says after Congress’ G-23 leaders raise demand

Senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal Wednesday demanded a meeting to discuss internal party issues such as a spate of defections from Congress and turmoil in Punjab.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale (L) and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi (R)

If Kamala Harris became US V-P, why couldn’t Sonia Gandhi be Indian PM? BJP ally Athawale asks

Union MoS and Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale said Congress can't grow under Rahul Gandhi, and that he had proposed in 2004 that UPA should make Sonia Gandhi PM.
File photo of Amarinder Singh | Facebook/Capt.Amarinder

Sonia Gandhi’s rule for CMs is perform or perish. Amarinder Singh is not ready for sunset

This is Amarinder Singh’s third resignation, but this time, it’s different.
File image of Captain Amarinder Singh speaking to senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi | Photo: ANI

Amarinder Singh wrote to Sonia Gandhi, expressing anguish at political events before resigning

Singh said political events of last five months were not based on full understanding of the 'national imperatives of Punjab' and indicated his apprehension of instability in the state.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Congress vidhwa, napunsak, lucha-lafanga — Political attacks are now all about the personal

BJP leader Narayan Rane’s slap remarks is the latest unsavoury comment by a politician. But he is not alone — over the past 30 years, political discourse has taken a turn for the worse.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi (left) with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday | Twitter: @INCIndia

Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee’s friendship faces the test of conflicting interests

The irony is that the person helping Mamata Banerjee in her ‘Congress-mukt’ northeast project is poll strategist Prashant Kishor, a friend of Rahul Gandhi.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi (left) with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday | Twitter: @INCIndia

‘Personal beyond political’: Why Mamata attended Oppn meet convened by Sonia but missed Rahul’s

The relationship between West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Congress president dates back to the 1980s and the affection Rajiv Gandhi had for Banerjee.
Opposition leaders at the virtual meeting Friday | ANI

‘Rise above compulsions, set aside personal interests’: Oppn leaders call for unity to defeat BJP

At a virtual meeting attended by 19 parties, opposition leaders also agreed that pressure should be put on the Modi government to carry out a caste census.

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Underage girls have been kidnapped, raped and prostituted by UN and NATO personnel in Kosovo

Here’s why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happening

Peacekeeping operations have a long history of predatory sexual culture. And the UN’s database shows that abusers come from all continents.
The scene outside a polling booth on Tagore Castle Street in Kolkata | Photo: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Women have borne the brunt of the pandemic. Here’s how the UN is going to address it

Women have suffered more economic distress, violence, and carried the burden of caring throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Defence

A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Move to increase BSF jurisdiction is to ‘curb crime’, Opposition cries ‘attack on federalism’

Home ministry has amended a 2014 notification extending BSF jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km along Punjab, West Bengal and Assam border.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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