Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicUPA II

Topic: UPA II

How Amar Singh exposed the underbelly (or hypocrisy) of Indian politics

Amar Singh’s friendships across political, corporate and Bollywood spheres made him what he was. The ‘fixer’ tag that came with it was only ‘rajniti’ for him.

Parliament saw more disruptions under UPA-2 when BJP was in opposition, data shows

Data shows Lok Sabha productivity fell from 93% in 2009 to 46% in 2013 before rising after 2014, when NDA came to power.

Anybody out there?

Government's inaction down the line is only matched by the silence at its top.

The summer freeze

The paralysis in the government is matched by the confusion in the Congress party.

The out, their rage

Rajiv Gandhi to V.P. Singh, India has looked even more anarchic and furious than it does now.

The great Indian hijack

It began with the National Advisory Council (NAC) and now five characters in fancy dress have brought the govt to bended knee.

The ides of February

UPA 2 has been cursed by its own inbuilt contradictions and conflicting ambitions, and for once the allies take no blame for this.

UPA’s meteoric fall

When it comes to political and strategic intellect, the Congress is blessed with an embarrassment of riches.

Is anybody there?

Why the prime minister is so silent is not so much a question of whether it is better to have a leader who talks too little or one that talks too much. Is his silence doing him that much good?

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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