Thursday, 19 May, 2022
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Topic: UPA Government

SubscriberWrites: Indian politics in dire need of an Opposition unit made of regional parties. UPA is history

Except Yogi, BJP does not have strong local leaders. Even Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s hold has weakened over time, writes Nithin B Shylesha.

Fugitive middleman Sanjay Bhandari sues French firm for Rs 92 crore ‘commission’ in 2011 IAF deal

Bhandari claims he had ‘helped’ Thales to ‘sell the upgrade of the Mirage jets by facilitating a meeting’ with a senior defence ministry official. He fled India in 2016.

Congress ministers targeted Modi as Gujarat CM, Manmohan Singh & I didn’t approve, Pawar says

Speaking at a Loksatta event, Pawar says he was the only Union minister during UPA term to hold conversations with then CM Modi and visited Gujarat at the state govt’s request.

Beyond controversial excerpt, Manish Tewari’s book is no-holds-barred look at UPA during 26/11

MP Manish Tewari's new book, released last week, talks about Congress-led UPA govt’s 'hesitancy in communication', and rationale behind subsequent dealings with Pakistan.

Shiv Sena slams Mamata’s ‘no UPA’ remark, bats for Opposition alliance with Congress

In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena also warned Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to clarify what they plan to do about the UPA and who will lead it.

Congress handed over OBC voters to BJP. And it still hasn’t learnt its lesson

Throughout the years, Congress' mistakes in its OBC policies have been so critical that even BJP's tokenistic actions appear more welfare-oriented.

We should have released a white paper in 2014 to show what was inherited from UPA: FM Sitharaman

Referring to the issuance of oil bonds during the UPA tenure, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said the Modi government is paying for the fuel price reductions done by the previous govt.

If we raise duties to make Indian industry competitive, we’ll end up close to 1991: Montek

In an interview to ThePrint, the ex-deputy chairperson of the erstwhile planning commission speaks on a range of issues concerning the economy — reforms, protectionism, trade, growth.

7-year record: UPA raised petrol, diesel prices more than BJP, but global story was different

With the price rise becoming a political issue again, here’s a look at how fuel prices have charted the course over the last 17 years.

What makes Sharad Pawar, who turns 80 today, a yaaron ka yaar despite his ‘mixed signals’

If Manmohan Singh ever writes a candid memoir, he’d tell us Sharad Pawar was his most loyal, reformist ally in cabinet, stoically putting up with frequent humiliation by Congress.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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