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Pranab Mukherjee, the survivor

Pranabda is very good at keeping secrets. In fact, Indiraji used to say, “Whenever Pranabda is given any confidential information, it never comes out of his belly. What comes out is only the smoke from his pipe.”

Meira Kumar, Opposition candidate, files nomination papers for Presidential election

On Tuesday, Meira Kumar said “caste identification” should not play a role in election to the high office. She said the contest is a battle of ideologies and questioned the society’s mindset for portraying it as a Dalit vs Dalit fight.

No scope for consensus on BJP’s president nominee: Congress

No names were discussed when senior BJP leaders M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh met Congress president Sonia Gandhi last week, the Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Netaji Death Mystery: Conclusion based on UPA decision, issue open, says Centre

The controversy was triggered by a reply from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to an RTI application filed by a Kolkata resident.

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Sharad Pawar should join NDA to contest Presidential election: Ramdas Athawale

“We will support him (Sharad Pawar) if he fights as an NDA nominated candidate, but he should not contest as a UPA candidate,” said Ramdas Athawale when asked about presidential elections.

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Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we’ve sent to represent us in Parliament

Granted 4 time more funds than UPA to UP: Manoj Sinha

The minister said 492 rail sections have been operating beyond their capacity, with a section equipped for 100 trains running 150 to 160 trains.

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Judicial Accountability: Govt wants fresh bill to probe complaints against judges

Though the bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in March, 2012, it had undergone changes in the Rajya Sabha following protests by the judiciary and jurists who had questioned some of its provisions.

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No longer sure Modi’s idea of governance is different to those who ruined India with 5-year plans

If Modi continues to adopt policies reminiscent of Indira Gandhi’s ‘ghareebi hatao’ days, he will end up betraying the mandate he was given.

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10 years of MGNREGA: How an idea became a necessity and now the nation’s pride

When the BJP came to power in 2014, PM Modi believed that MGNREGA was the wrong way to utilise funds for the poor.

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Why the BJP embraced MGNREGA, the ‘living monument’ of the UPA’s failures

When the BJP came to power in 2014, PM Modi believed that MGNREGA was the wrong way to utilise funds for the poor

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Failure of Right to Education Act: Is it time to privatise education?

The Right to Education Act is based on an excellent and very politically marketable idea – that every child should have an equal right to a good education.

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For sustained MGNREGA revival, Ministry needs to nudge states where most of the poor live

The important part of this news item that it has emphasized the fact that, one of the factors for revival is ‘timely release of funds’.

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UPA’s model school scheme wound up by NDA, Assam to run them with own funds

After the central government announced winding up a centrally funded programme of setting up 6,000 model schools in backward areas across the country, the Congress government in Assam on Friday announced it would run 14 such schools with its own funds.

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80% reduction in funds spent on RTI publicity

In the present fiscal, the amount dropped by 80 per cent with only Rs 1.67 crore being spent this year.