Thursday, 6 October, 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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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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