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The Year That Was: The Most Talked-About National News Stories Of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

From the unprecedented press conference of Supreme Court judges to Kerala floods, farmers' protests, NRC and much more. Here's your comprehensive round-up of the top news that dominated the national discourse in 2018

Somnath Chatterjee Was My Guide, I Always Used To Call Him, Now Whom Shall I Call: Sumitra Mahajan

Aug 13, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

"When he was the Speaker and I was in Opposition... He loved me as his younger sister. He used to care. When I became Speaker, the first phone came from him," Mahajan said.


Somnath Chatterjee Was An Institution: Leaders, Politicians Condole Ex-Lok Sabha Speaker's Death

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, breathed his last at 8.15 am on Monday morning.

Communist Veteran Somnath Chatterjee On Ventilator Support, Condition Critical

Aug 12, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Chatterjee, who is one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in India, is not keeping well from the past few months.


Calcutta Corner

Hindsight would perhaps tell Mamata that her public snub to the PM, the FM, the VP and Congress President may actually have left the Congress with no option but to officially announce Mr Pranab Mukherjee's name

13 June, 2012

Caught In A Bind

B. Raman

Mamata and Mulayam, by publicly proposing their presidential candidates, have confronted the Congress with two cruel alternatives both of which could cause it a loss of face


01 August, 2008

'One Of The Saddest Days Of My Life'

Somnath Chatterjee

The Speaker finally breaks his silence on his summary expulsion from the CPI(M): 'I feel that I owe a duty to the members, supporters of the CPI(M) and to the citizens of the country to inform them as to how the present situation has come about'


22 March, 2005

'We Do Not Want Any Confrontation'

Nagendar Sharma

The Lok Sabha Speaker on his controversial suggestion for a presidential reference, the Speaker's meet which was boycotted by the speakers of the NDA-ruled states and the general state of pandemonium in the parliament.


18 December, 2001

'Patriotism And Support Of POTO Have Become Synonymous'

Somnath Chatterjee

One section of the people are very studiously being avoided and that is the Opposition of this country. The Government owes an explanation to the nation.


08 August, 2001

'Banality Has Overtaken This Government'

Somnath Chatterjee

'Our greatest handicap today is that we have a Government that behaves in an ad-hoc manner. We have a situation that even the Prime Minister feels like resigning'


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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting, in Murshidabad.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Senior SKM leaders address a press conference on the future course of the farmers agitation, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference in New Delhi. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter...

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In this file photo, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor,...

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