New Delhi: Senior Indian Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should “speak more” and put in action a timetable that would enable the party to play the role of “true opposition” at a time when the morale of party cadres is “pretty low”. He also said that the reorganisation of the party was due for the larger task of being an “efffective, strong and robust opposition” to the government. Chidambaram said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi was “numero uno” in the organisation and that the decision in Jaipur in January 2013 to make Rahul Gandhi Vice President was “perhaps the correct decision”. Steering clear of... more ›
BADABER: Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a “martyr” in Pakistan’s desperate fight against polio. It was May 2013 and Sumbal and her friend Shirafat were vaccinating children against the crippling disease at a rough mudbrick house in the village of Badaber in the country’s militant-plagued northwest. Suddenly a motorbike pulled up and the man on the back opened fire, killing Shirafat on the spot and putting 18-year-old Sumbal into a coma. For 10 days Nadia kept a bedside vigil, to no avail. “I remember her last moment when she... more ›
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