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Sreedharan's impact likely to be 'minimal: Tharoor

Sreedharan's impact likely to be 'minimal: Tharoor

Rediff.com21 Feb 2021

'When I joined politics at 53, I thought I had left it too late to make the kind of impact I felt I was capable of. What can I say about someone who is 88?'

Pilot urges govt not to make farm laws prestige issue

Pilot urges govt not to make farm laws prestige issue

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

A day ahead of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's visit to Rajasthan to raise the voice of the farmers against the farm laws, he said that the Centre should withdraw the laws and after thorough consultation with farmers and states, come up with a new set of legislations which the tillers would themselves want and is not something that is forced upon them.

The history behind India's iconic circular Parliament

The history behind India's iconic circular Parliament

Rediff.com10 Dec 2020

The existing building is a British-era building, designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker who were responsible for planning and construction of New Delhi.

No leadership crisis in Congress: Khurshid

No leadership crisis in Congress: Khurshid

Rediff.com22 Nov 2020

The senior leader said there an all-round support for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi is "apparent to anyone who is not blind".

'Delay in finalising seat sharing hurt Mahagathbandhan'

'Delay in finalising seat sharing hurt Mahagathbandhan'

Rediff.com15 Nov 2020

We should be ready beforehand and I agree that if we have to go for alliances then the formalities of those alliances should be completed as soon as possible

Come Nov 10, Tejashwi's critics will be 'khamoshed': Shatrughan

Come Nov 10, Tejashwi's critics will be 'khamoshed': Shatrughan

Rediff.com3 Nov 2020

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha said the "writing on the wall is clear" that the 'Mahagathbandhan' will be 'maha vijayi' (grandly victorious) as everyone can see the attraction and euphoria for the grand opposition alliance.

'Congress is clear that we can't become BJP-lite'

'Congress is clear that we can't become BJP-lite'

Rediff.com1 Nov 2020

Secularism as a principle and practice in India is in "danger", but "forces of hatred" cannot alter the country's secular character, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said during an interview on his new book 'The Battle of Belonging'. In the book, Tharoor makes a stinging critique of the Hindutva doctrine, asserting that it is a political doctrine, not a religious one.

Confident of two-thirds majority: Tejashwi

Confident of two-thirds majority: Tejashwi

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

The RJD leader, who is the Mahagathbandhan's chief ministerial face, said that if voted to power, providing jobs to unemployed youth would be his topmost priority.

NDA has turned into 'non-democratic alliance': Sibal

NDA has turned into 'non-democratic alliance': Sibal

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

Sibal said the BJP always tries to gain a foothold in states where its presence is limited and afterwards "dumps" its allies.

'Can't see heavens falling for need of elected Cong Prez'

'Can't see heavens falling for need of elected Cong Prez'

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

'For people like me, we already have leaders, we have a leader in Mrs Sonia Gandhi, we have a leader in Rahul Gandhi'

Is Congress prepared for Bihar poll?

Is Congress prepared for Bihar poll?

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

'Leave alone top gear, we are in the neutral and when we are applying gears, we are applying reverse'

'Letter misconstrued; never sought leadership change'

'Letter misconstrued; never sought leadership change'

Rediff.com29 Aug 2020

Congress leader Jitin Prasada, one of the 23 leaders who wrote to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking organisational changes, said the letter was written with the sole purpose of suggesting how to reinvigorate and revitalise the party.

Felt deeply sad & hurt: Pilot on Gehlot's name calling

Felt deeply sad & hurt: Pilot on Gehlot's name calling

Rediff.com11 Aug 2020

Pilot also said that during his meeting with former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday, he had made no personal demands for any post and asserted that he has left it to the party to decide on his "future role".

Congress must find full-term president: Tharoor

Congress must find full-term president: Tharoor

Rediff.com9 Aug 2020

Tharoor also said that he certainly thinks Rahul Gandhi has the "mettle, capability and aptitude to once again lead the party", but if he does not wish to do so then the party must "take action" to elect a new chief.

Chinese nationals in India anxious, fear backlash

Chinese nationals in India anxious, fear backlash

Rediff.com17 Jun 2020

Wary of being identified, some said they had been reassured by their friends but were still apprehensive for themselves and their families. Adding to their anxiety was news of protests.

'Political vulturism': Tejashwi on Shah's Bihar rally amid pandemic

'Political vulturism': Tejashwi on Shah's Bihar rally amid pandemic

Rediff.com6 Jun 2020

Tejashwi accused the Nitish Kumar-led government of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to migrant labourers.

India sees jump of 61,000 Covid-19 cases in 1 week

India sees jump of 61,000 Covid-19 cases in 1 week

Rediff.com5 Jun 2020

India's COVID-19 curve has been steadily rising throughout the lockdown period with a massive spike in cases in the fourth phase of the lockdown that ended on May 31 and afterwards.

This Ramzan, poor Muslims struggle for food in lockdown

This Ramzan, poor Muslims struggle for food in lockdown

Rediff.com23 May 2020

With mosques shut, workers and daily wage workers are left to fend for themselves, underscoring once again the magnitude of the crisis of unemployment and poverty triggered by the lockdown, which began on March 25 to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Month of May could be 'make or break' for COVID-19 fight: Experts

Month of May could be 'make or break' for COVID-19 fight: Experts

Rediff.com30 Apr 2020

Medical experts feel an aggressive containment strategy in red zones and insulation of green zones is a must while giving relaxations.

'Lockdown prevented US or Europe-like situation but...'

'Lockdown prevented US or Europe-like situation but...'

Rediff.com24 Apr 2020

'Lifting of lockdown should be very gradual. Some facilities should remain closed through the month of May like schools, colleges, malls, cinema halls, religious places and markets'

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