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K-Rail: Global agencies including JICA offer support, says Kerala CM

Jan 12, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Detailing the 'green aspect’ about the multi-crore project, connecting the south and north ends of the state, Vijayan said no reserve forest or water bodies would be adversely impacted by the Silver Line.

Parliament: Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 2pm Amid Opposition Protests Over Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

Dec 21, 2021 PTI

Parliament: The opposition in Lok Sabha demanded sacking of Union Minister for Home Affair Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is one of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.


Opposition’s Demand For Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s Resignation Gets Louder

There is a rising chorus against Mishra with multiple voices demanding his resignation in view of the Lakimpur Kheri incident.

Lakhmipur Kheri: LS Proceedings Adjourned Till 2 PM As Opposition Demands MoS Ajay Mishra’s Sacking

Dec 16, 2021 PTI

Lakhimpur Kheri: The proceedings in Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2pm, after opposition members raised the Lakhimpur Kheri issue, while demanding sacking of MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is among the accused in the case.


Lakhimpur Kheri: Priyanka Gandhi Launches Scathing Attack On PM Modi For Not Sacking MoS Ajay Mishra

Lakhimpur Kheri: The opposition has renewed its demand of sacking MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, whose son Ashish Mishra is among the accused in the incident in which eight people, including four farmers were killed.

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15 December, 2021

LS Adjourns For The Day Amid Opposition's Protest Against Lakhimpur Kheri Killings

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Congress members during today's session demanded acknowledgement of the notices for Adjournment Motion on the Lakhimpur Kheri killings that party leader Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders submitted.


06 December, 2021

Rajya Sabha Repeatedly Adjourned As Opposition Protests Suspension Of 12 MPs

Outlook Web Desk

The Opposition, including the Congress, Left parties and the TMC, persistently demanded revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members.


13 November, 2021

Why Congress And Regional Parties Aren’t Being Able to Unite

Vikas Pathak

Even as the BJP remains the single most powerful party at the central level, the opposition is engaged in contests in state polls and does not hesitate to trade barbs.


25 October, 2021

With Lalu, TMC Taking Potshots At It, Congress Faces Trouble From Anti-BJP Regional Parties

Vikas Pathak

The challenge that the Congress faces at present is it has to fight not just internal dissidence and the BJP but deal with anti-BJP regional parties, who are no longer seeing it as a viable ally.


07 October, 2021

RSS Leader Indresh Kumar Condemns Lakhimpur Kheri Incident, Lambasts Opposition

Outlook Web Desk

RSS leader Indresh Kumar accused Opposition of creating ‘hatred and violence’ in the country.


06 October, 2021

UP Govt Allows Congress Leaders Including Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra To Visit Lakhimpur Kheri

Outlook Web Desk

The UP’s Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal said the persmission has been given to Congress leaders to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.


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06 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: UP Govt Slams Opposition For Adopting 'Negative' Attitude

Outlook Web Desk

UP government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said that no one will be allowed to vitiate the atmosphere in ‘sensitive’ Lakhimpur Kheri.


02 October, 2021

PM Modi Takes A Dig At Opposition Over Farm Law Criticism, Accuses Them Of 'Intellectual Dishonesty', 'Political Deceit'

Outlook Web Desk

PM's comments came when he was replying to a question about the labour and farm laws enacted by the government and its refusal to roll-back the three contentious agriculture laws, as demanded by the protesting farmer unions.


19 August, 2021

Should Congress Resolve Internal Conflicts Before Launching Opposition Unity Project?

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi will hold a virtual meeting with senior leaders to firm up a united fight against the ruling BJP. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, chief ministers Mamata Banerjee (Trinamool Congress), MK Stalin (DMK), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena) and Hemant Soren (JMM) will be attending the virtual meet, as will RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.


17 August, 2021

Opposition Wants To Delay Bills By Sending It To Select Committees: BJP Spokesperson

Preetha Nair

BJP spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narasimha Rao speaks to Outlook about the Opposition’s charges on the government bulldozing Bills in the Parliament.


09 August, 2021

OBC Bill: 127th Constitutional Amendment Bill And Why Opposition Is Supporting It

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The Amendment Bill seeks to restore the powers of states to notify backward classes, bypassing a May 2021 Supreme Court ruling that said only the Centre could notify socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs).


07 August, 2021

Ahead Of UP Assembly Polls, J P Nadda Slams Opposition, Calls Them Narrow Minded

Outlook Web Desk

Addressing a meeting of the newly-elected chairpersons of zila panchayats and block panchayats on the first day of his visit, Nadda praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccination drive.


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02 August, 2021

Rahul Gandhi To Host Opposition Leaders For Breakfast Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

Gandhi's invite signals a realisation that Congress must take lead in forging Opposition unity at a time when regional satraps like Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar are already gaining momentum.


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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