Tag: Sonia Gandhi

Congress to boycott midnight GST bash on June 30

Congress rejig, appoints new state chiefs

In a major organisational revamp, the Congress on Thursday has replaced its existing state unit chiefs in two states where Assembly elections happened recently. The Congress leadership has appointed senior leader Pritam Singh as its Uttarakhand Congress chief and Sunil Jakhar as its chief in Punjab. Sunil Jakhar, contested from[Read More…]

India mourns Vinod Khanna’s death

Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 70 after prolonged illness. Recently, a picture of him in a terrible physical condition had gone viral on social media. Politicians and film fraternity are sending messages of condolences to the actor’s family in expression of the[Read More…]

Exclusive: NCP merging with Congress?

Ever since veteran leader Sharad Pawar formed the Nationalist Congress Party in 1999, one question that always loomed large – will Sharad Pawar ever go back into the Congress fold? So far, there were straight denials to this question but now the tide may be turning. Notably, Pawar has never[Read More…]

Rahul Gandhi to visit coastal Karnataka from Tuesday

The man everyone loves to hate

We have made fun of him, his incompetence and general reluctance to take responsibility. But keep that aside for a bit and think about what kind of a traumatic childhood he has had. Age 5 – Emergency is declared Age 10 – Uncle dies in a plane crash Age 14[Read More…]

Sonia Gandhi before becoming a politician

Sonia Gandhi likely to ‘Skip’ counting day

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to miss the counting day on Saturday as she will be traveling abroad for medical treatment. The counting of votes will be held on March 11. Notably, Sonia also was seen not campaigning in the assembly elections including UP. However, Rahul organized Congress’s election[Read More…]

Here is all you need to know about the VVIP Chopper deal

1) The requirement for VVIP helicopters was raised by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the early 2000s. 2) After rounds of evaluations and changes in requirements, it was only in February 2010 that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government signed a deal with AgustaWestland for the purchase of 12[Read More…]

Women in Politics: Rising in spite of sexism

Recent fact sheet in India Today magazine had some noteworthy facts. It noted that while not even 30 % of world’s lawmakers are women, in India the number is even lower,  just about 12%. After 60 odd years of one of the largest and most vibrant democracy these numbers come[Read More…]





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