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Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav

Supreme Court wants CBI to share status of probe against Mulayam Singh Yadav & his sons

The top court's bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta directed CBI to file its response in two weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

In Uttar Pradesh, the third Modi wave is as strong as 2014 and 2017

The SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, despite its strong caste arithmetic, is unable to woo any of Narendra Modi’s voters.
File photo of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Congress merely wants to save itself, not defeat Modi: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav blames Congress for missing the grand alliance bus in Uttar Pradesh.

Gaurav Bhatia: A BJP talking head who is as much a talking point

Gaurav Bhatia is being hailed as a rising star on the BJP's spokesperson circuit, assuming a mantle that has gained much notoriety under Sambit Patra.
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Lucknow|

Bhim Army won’t support SP-BSP alliance in UP till Akhilesh clears stand on quota

Dalit outfit wants Akhilesh to promise support in writing, says action necessary as SP had vehemently opposed reservation in promotion bill in 2012.
Shatrughan Sinha

BJP rebel Shatrughan Sinha likely to join SP, contest from a ‘city’ seat in UP

The actor-turned-politician could be fielded from Varanasi, Lucknow, Ghaziabad or Kanpur constituencies, all of which are held by BJP bigwigs.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Don’t expect miracles from me, strengthen party at booth level: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called on Congress workers to boost the booth level organisation of the party, and warned them against carrying out anti-party activities.

Opposition slams interim budget as ‘jumblebaz manifesto’

Parties, including Congress, NCP and BSP, hit out at the Modi government for making populist promises to appease the public in an election year.
Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee | Twitter

SP-BSP rebuff prompts Congress to re-visit its alliance strategy ahead of Lok Sabha polls

After deciding against allying with TDP, Congress is considering going it alone in West Bengal. Party summons state leaders to Delhi to discuss issue Friday.
File image of Samajwadi party president, Akhilesh Yadav | Getty Images

Akhilesh Yadav rules out any understanding with Congress in UP

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said there was no problem in the alliance with BSP and RLD, and said his focus right now was on Uttar Pradesh.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.