Richa Sharma

Sparks fly in CWC meet over leadership, but party shifts poll calendar to June

Election to the post of party president will now be held in June, said AICC general secretary K C Venugopal. 

23 Jan 2021

One-fourth of Indian population likely infected by coronavirus: CSIR study

The aggregate seropositivity of 10.14 per cent suggested that more than a  hundred million  Indians were infected by September 2020.

17 Jan 2021

2020 ties with 2016 to be 'warmest year on record' globally, Carbon dioxide emissions on rise globally

The largest annual temperature deviation from the 1981-2010 average was concentrated over the Arctic and northern Siberia, reaching to over 6 degree Celsius above average.

08 Jan 2021

Sonia strikes balancing act before all important Congress presidential poll

There are already talks of return of Rahul Gandhi as party chief, who till recently was unwilling to lead the party.

08 Jan 2021

Airborne transmission of coronavirus possible in hospitals, closed rooms: CCMB study

The findings prove the effectiveness of physical distancing as the study shows the virus does not seem to spread farther away from the patients, especially if they are asymptomatic.

05 Jan 2021

Data custodian in all districts, suggests report

The suggestions come even as the proposed data privacy law has invited criticism for allowing the government access personal data without consent of individuals. 

30 Dec 2020

Leadership issue, shrinking base worry Congress on foundation day

Going into 2021, there is still no clarity if Rahul Gandhi will make a comeback as party chief or a non-Gandhi will take over from Sonia Gandhi.

28 Dec 2020

India may have missed tracing of new Coronavirus strain: Experts

The virus mutations identified by genome sequencing of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 samples globally have been primarily classified into 10 ‘clades’.

22 Dec 2020

Congress meet breaks ice but no meeting ground on organisational elections

The group led by Azad reiterated the demand for holding elections to the Central Working Committee and at general secretary level.

20 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi set to hold discussions with Congress top brass, including 'letter writers', this weekend

Sources said Gandhi has fixed a series of meetings on December 19 and 20 with Congress leaders to decide on key issues concerning the party.

18 Dec 2020

Green Panel appointments of power and mining corporations' ex-heads raise question of ethics

An independent director of a private mining company, former CMD of NHPC and former director of NTPC are among those appointed to the central government panel.

13 Dec 2020

As ill-health slows Sonia down, Sharad Pawar favourite to get UPA chief's chair

Pawar is the senior-most leader among UPA allies and he enjoys cordial relationship with leaders across political parties.

11 Dec 2020

RIP Ahmed Patel: Congress loses its best backroom crisis manager

Patel, 71, who passed away in a Gurugram hospital on Wednesday following complications related to Covid-19, was known for his political acumen to take everyone together.

26 Nov 2020

Congress master strategist Ahmed Patel dies at 71 after COVID-19 complications

Well known for his firefighting skills, his demise comes at a time when the party is engaged in internal war of words among party leaders and churning is happening. 

25 Nov 2020

In a first, science and technology institutions to be accredited on gender parity

The move comes as the ministry has observed a big gender divide in the country’s top scientific and educational institutions in terms of faculty, PhD students and fellows.

23 Nov 2020