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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.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi holds a virtual meeting with the opposition leaders in New Delhi, on 20 August 2021 | ANI photo

Despite compulsion, time has come to rise for nation, says Sonia Gandhi at all-party meet

Gandhi urged 19 opposition parties to systemically plan for the 2024 polls. The virtual meet was also attended by Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray and MK Stalin.
File photo of Sushmita Dev | Twitter/@sushmitadevinc

Made no ideological compromise in joining TMC, move won’t hurt Opposition unity — Sushmita Dev 

Former Congress MP Sushmita Dev, who has joined the TMC, says she does not have any grievance against either Congress president Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi.
File photo of Sushmita Dev | Twitter/@sushmitadevinc

Ex-MP Sushmita Dev quits Congress but party says it hasn’t received her resignation letter

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala says party is yet to speak to Sushmita Dev, calls the former Mahila Congress chief a 'dear friend'. Dev, a former MP from Assam, could join Trinamool.
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi | ANI

Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar to attend opposition meeting called by Sonia Gandhi

Mamata Banerjee and M K Stalin are also likely to attend the virtual meet on 20 August, which comes in the midst of a political row over alleged snooping & rowdy scenes in Parliament.
File photo of Ajay Kumar Lallu and Salman Khurshid | ANI/Commons

Congress UP poll panel includes state unit chief Ajay Lallu, Salman Khurshid, 36 others

Party president Sonia Gandhi approved the proposal of the constitution of the election panel of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Wednesday for the upcoming state polls.

Omicron needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Scientists have been so surprised by the number of mutations in omicron that they’ve been calling it 'insane', but they don’t yet know what they mean.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.