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Bills For 5 Year Tenures For CBI, ED Chiefs In Lok Sabha

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Two bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday to extend the tenures of Directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate up to a maximum of five years from the present two years amid strong protests from opposition members.

TRS Members Continue Protests In LS; No Adjournments During Question Hour

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Telangana Rashtra Samithi members on Thursday shouted slogans, displayed placards and later tore them and threw the pieces in the Well of the Lok Sabha before walking out of the House while protesting over farmers' issues.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Hits Back At Manish Tewari's Remarks On UPA Government

Manish Tewari in his latest book "10 Flashpoints: 20 years" that is set to be released on December 2 criticized the UPA government for its response to the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, saying "restraint is not a sign of strength" and that India should have taken concrete action following the attack.

After Durga Puja, West Bengal Witnesses Covid-19 Spike

Oct 28, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The state has witnessed a Covid-19 spike, when school reopening preparations are underway in the state.

Govt Committed To Evacuate Indians From Afghanistan: EAM Jaishankar

Government data shows, India has evacuated 565 people from Afghanistan so far

18 July, 2021

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury To Continue As Congress Floor Leader, Sonia Gandhi Sets Up Parliament Groups

Outlook Web Bureau

There were strong rumours that Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari or Kodikunnil Suresh would be appointed as the floor leader.

13 July, 2021

Has Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Vocal Congress Defender, Lost Trust Of The Gandhis?

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The buzz over Chowdhury’s imminent departure as leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha does trigger questions on whether the staunch Nehru-Gandhi loyalist has lost the confidence of his high command.

25 May, 2021

Centre Adopting A ‘Casual And Superficial’ Approach In selecting New CBI Director: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has claimed that the process of shortlisting the CBI director adopted by the Centre is in conflict with the mandate of the selection committee

02 March, 2021

Anand Sharma's Remarks Serve The Polarising Agenda Of BJP: Adhir As Chism In Cong Widens

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Senior leader Anand Sharma had slammed Congress's tie-up with the ISF led by Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui in West Bengal, contending that it was against 'Gandhian and Nehruvian secularism'

26 December, 2020

Cong Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Warns Nitish Kumar Of BJP's 'Poaching Skill'


Chowdhury, also the West Bengal Congress president, advised Kumar to keep in touch with the opposition in Bihar.

24 December, 2020

Congress To Form Alliance With Left For West Bengal Polls


The Left parties had also favoured an alliance with the Congress for the state elections.

05 December, 2020

BJP Govt Forced To Concede To Farmers’ Demands: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury


The Congress leader also said that the central government only understands the language of street protests.

11 October, 2020

Congress and Left Will Unitedly Fight Against TMC And BJP: WB Cong Chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury


West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed that law and order in the state had completely collapsed under Mamata Banerjee’s rule and accused the TMC and BJP of indulging in communal politics.

14 July, 2020

Adhir Ranjan Writes To PM Modi, Says Poet Varavara Rao At 81 Cannot Be Threat To Nation


Varavara Rao and nine other activists were arrested in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case, which was initially probed by the Pune police and later transferred to the National Investigation Agency in January this year.

08 April, 2020

At All-Party Meet, PM Modi Suggests Extending 21-Day Lockdown

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The 21-day lockdown imposed by the Centre to contain the spread of coronavirus is coming to an end on April 14

10 February, 2020

'Supreme Court's Decision': Govt On SC/ST Quota In Jobs, Promotions

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Opposition parties protested in Lok Sabha and accused the Centre of failing to defend the reservation system.

09 February, 2020

'If Kejriwal Wins, It Will Be Victory Of Developmental Agenda': Congress Leader Adhir Ranjan After Delhi Polls

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The Congress leader said the communal agendas will come to an end with Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) defeat,

04 February, 2020

From 'Ravan Ki Aulad' To 'Fake Gandhi', Lok Sabha Witnesses Ugly Scenes Over Hegde's Remark

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Chowdhury's outburst came in response to Hegde's remark wherein he had said that Gandhi's freedom movement was "staged with the consent and support of the British".

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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