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Congress to arm for 2019 with alliances

The Congress Working Committee on Sunday overruled objections to alliances that damage the party's long-term interests, describing the fight against the incumbent regime at the Centre as the "second freedom struggle" to protect the idea of India.
Sanjay K. Jha Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rule on life-saving drug worries docs

Doctors are worried over the Centre's decision to have hospitals and nursing homes across India procure a life-saving drug named oxytocin from a single public-sector company, fearing supply disruptions that could increase maternal mortality.
G.S. Mudur Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul cites Gandhi to Congress

Many Congress leaders have serious reservations about Rahul Gandhi's "compassion-and-hug" approach and want to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the language he applies to humiliate political rivals.
Sanjay K. Jha Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul made history: Kanhaiya

Rahul Gandhi "made history" with his speech and hug in Parliament on Friday night, former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar believes.
Pheroze L. Vincent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Sena chief interview test for big brother

The Shiv Sena seems keen to keep up its provocation of ally BJP, with its leader Uddhav Thackeray giving an interview to the party mouthpiece whose advance excerpts suggest he has ripped into the bigger partner.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP hits out at Sonia

The BJP on Sunday slammed Sonia Gandhi for saying that the "countdown" had started for the Narendra Modi government.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

PM short shrift to Kerala delegation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "negative approach" towards issues an all-party delegation from Kerala had raised at a meeting with him last week was uncalled for, but the response from the chief minister and the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly has been rather subdued.
Santosh Kumar Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

School fee leash mooted

The national child rights commission and a parents' body have taken it on themselves to prepare draft rules to rein in the fees charged by private schools, worried that most state governments aren't doing enough.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Bid to rein in medical course fees

The University Grants Commission has begun the process of regulating the fees charged by private deemed universities for medicine courses following a Madras High Court directive in April.
Basant Kumar Mohanty Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Cop-killer rebels gunned down

The security forces on Sunday shot dead three militants allegedly involved in the weekend abduction and murder of police constable Mohammad Saleem Shah in Kulgam, exacting revenge in less than 24 hours.
Muzaffar Raina Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Baggage complaints up: DGCA

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation has said that 27.5 per cent of all complaints received in June related to baggage, adding that this reflected a rise of nearly 11 percentage points from June last year.
PTI Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

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