Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicSonia Gandhi

Topic: Sonia Gandhi

Could Congress see a new president in October? CWC announces revised party poll schedule

Delayed by a month, the Congress presidential elections will be held in October, as decided by Congress Working Committee. Results will be announced on 19 October.

Ghulam Nabi chose ‘azadi’ over Gandhi coterie. But how far can he go without Congress umbrella?

At 73, Ghulam Nabi would have liked to be ‘Azad’ of such considerations after leaving Congress. But old politicians are like old bankers—they never lose interest.

Why Sonia-Rahul’s Congress began its race to the political bottom in 2004 & is now winning it

Indira Gandhi had begun returning Congress to the Centre after realising she’d pushed it too far to the Left. Rajiv, Rao & Manmohan stayed the course. Sonia & Rahul reversed it, became indistinguishable from CPI(M) & just as unelectable.

‘Extreme Left’ section trying to turn Congress into ‘poorly-managed NGO’, says ex-spokesman Shergill

Jaiveer Shergill, who quit the party Wednesday, also claimed that its top decision-makers seem highly influenced by a 'coterie or cabal of PAs, OSDs and a select few leaders'.

Sonia Gandhi tests positive for Covid, second time in two months

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said that Sonia Gandhi will remain in isolation as per government protocol. She had earlier tested positive in June this year.

National Herald — 80-yr journey of paper at centre of ED-Congress row started with freedom battle

From being part of the freedom struggle, the daily became known as Indira Gandhi's mouthpiece. It's now in news for the case against it, especially after ED lens on Rahul, Sonia.

ED raids Congress-owned National Herald’s Delhi assets in alleged money-laundering case

Searches were carried out in a dozen locations in the city to 'gather additional evidence with regard to the trail of funds'.

Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury apologises to President Murmu for his ‘rashtrapatni’ remark

In a letter to the President, Chowdhury said that he mistakenly used an incorrect word for her and it was a slip of tongue.

Sonia & Smriti fight it out as ‘Rashtrapatni’ row sparks big BJP-Congress blowout in House

While BJP has accused Sonia Gandhi of 'threatening' Smriti Irani in Parliament, Congress has alleged that it was the latter who 'heckled' the Congress chief.

ED questions Sonia Gandhi for over 3 hours on day 3 of interrogation in National Herald case

According to officials, the 75-year old Gandhi was questioned for over eight hours in the last two appearance and faced about 65 to 70 questions.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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