Sunday, 29 May, 2022
TopicUPA govt

Topic: UPA govt

Devas fraud was a treacherous compromise with India’s security. SC verdict teaches many lessons

Supreme Court verdict upholding NCLT decision to wind up Devas has dented ISRO's credibility. But govt should not start treating every start-up with suspicion.

FM Sitharaman accuses Congress-led UPA govt of ‘fraud’ in entering into 2005 Antrix-Devas deal

Sitharaman's comments came as Devas shareholders pursue Indian assets abroad to recover $1.29 billion that international arbitration tribunals awarded over the contract cancelled in 2011.

110-km road is final challenge for long-delayed India-Myanmar Kaladan connectivity project

An MEA initiative approved in 2008, Kaladan project seeks to ease India’s access to Southeast Asia and also provide an alternate route between landlocked northeast & rest of India.

Pranab Mukherjee — ‘man who knew too much’ but was a Rahul Dravid-like ‘wall’ for Congress

Pranab Mukherjee could’ve become PM in 1984 and 2004, but didn’t. Instead, he became a Rahul Dravid-esque ‘Wall’ for the UPA, before being elected President.

Congress can remind voters it knows how to rule. But Rahul Gandhi must own UPA success first

The Covid crisis proved that the BJP is not a party of governance, but the Congress refuses to remind India that it was once a successful government.

What Manmohan Singh said about quitting after Rahul Gandhi’s Ordinance act: Montek Ahluwalia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia in his book 'Backstage' explains why Rahul Gandhi rubbishing the 2013 Ordinance revealed differences within Congress on tolerating graft.

Modi govt would have given befitting reply after 2006 train blasts, UPA didn’t: Piyush Goyal

The UPA government failed to give an appropriate answer after the train blasts in Mumbai 13 years ago which killed 209 people, said Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.

On Rafale deal, Congress asks Modi govt why only 36 jets were bought when 126 were needed

Party's national spokesperson Priyanka Chautrvedi said even though this deal couldn't materialise during UPA govt's tenure, transparency was still maintained. 

Crude politics

UPA's dismal political management turns a belated (and much needed) petrol price hike into an 'event'.

The states strike back

And the Centre is clueless because it fails to see and respect the power shift.

On Camera


Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.