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A bailey bridge at Mizoram's Zorinpui, on the Indo-Myanmar border, leads into the neighbouring country. Zorinpui is the point where the roadways section of the Kaladan project enters India | Amrita Nayak Dutta | ThePrint

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 used to smoke a pipe, which he gave up later in life | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission | Photo: Commons

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.
File image of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP HQ in New Delhi | PTI

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.
Rafale fighter jet

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.
A man stands in front of an electronic ticker board showing stock information figures outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

That sinking feeling

Low growth rate, a weak fiscal policy, and a looming recession are forming the perfect storm for the UPA govt. Is it watching?

Self-opposition party

The BJP’s entire politics today seems predicated upon the inevitability of the Congress party’s self-destruction.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.