Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicSushma Swaraj

Topic: Sushma Swaraj

Budget 2021 is Nirmala Sitharaman’s breakout moment, but long road to being Sushma Swaraj

It could mark the turning point for Sitharaman to be taken more seriously, after all the negative criticism she has faced as defence and finance minister.

Sonu Sood is the new Sushma Swaraj, helping stranded Indians one Twitter request at a time

The Bollywood actor has won praise for helping thousands of labourers and students stuck in the Covid-19 lockdown, even from politicians whose job it really is.

In Sushma’s footsteps, Nirmala Sitharaman gets tax dept to handle social media grievances

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stepped in and told the tax departments to actively respond to all problems aired on social media platforms.

Kumaraswamy’s flu, Singhvi looks for a new Congress president & Kiran Bedi remembers

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

In pictures ⁠— Sushma Swaraj’s funeral performed with full state honours in Delhi

PM Narendra Modi, Bhutan's former PM Tshering Tobgay and leaders from across the political spectrum attended Sushma Swaraj's last rites.

Modi, Rahul, Smriti, Sharad Yadav grieve side by side for ‘one of a kind’ Sushma Swaraj

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Next in Modi-Shah’s ‘bucket list’ is Uniform Civil Code & govt ‘bifurcates’ opposition too

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

‘Feel her loss greatly’: Sonia Gandhi writes to Sushma Swaraj’s husband

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi called Sushma Swaraj a lady of extraordinary gifts, whose warm personal qualities brought a special lustre to her years in politics.

Geeta, who Sushma Swaraj helped bring back from Pakistan, says she has lost a ‘guardian’

Sushma Swaraj's efforts helped in the repatriation of Geeta, who suffers from hearing and speech impediment, from Pakistan in November 2015.

A fighter with a stern smile, Sushma Swaraj could easily have been the Indira Gandhi of BJP

Sushma Swaraj opposed the Congress party and its ways, but had excellent working relationship with some of its top leaders.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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