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BJP loses high-stakes battle in Gujarat — and some face too

August 9, 2017 3:04:27 pm

The rejection of two votes have made it impossible for the BJP to elect its third candidate – Balwantsinh Rajput -- and ensured the victory of Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, whom the BJP wanted to defeat desperately.

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Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Ahmed Patel’s defeat would be a loud wake up call for Congress before 2019 general elections

August 9, 2017 12:38:38 am

Even if Congress strategist Ahmed Patel gets into the Rajya Sabha for a fifth term, he would have to thank NCP supremo Sharad Pawar for the vote of one of the two NCP MLAs, and lone JD(U) MLA in Gujarat assembly, from the Sharad Yadav camp, Chhotu Vasava.

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Pranab Mukherjee, the President who didn’t go beyond the copybook

July 25, 2017 12:45:40 pm

Pranab Mukherjee, India’s President till Tuesday morning has been in all senses a copybook one, with a keen sense of what is right, appropriate and proper in the Constitution.

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Nithari killings: Only second time Pandher is convicted

July 24, 2017 4:32:46 pm

In the first case, a CBI court at Ghaziabad in 2009 had similarly given both the accused the death penalty. However, after an appeal, the Allahabad High Court acquitted Pandher for lack of evidence while upholding Koli's punishment for lack of evidence.

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India’s U-turn on Madhesi issue led to a sense of betrayal

July 11, 2017 3:04:54 pm

India took longer than anticipated to realise that it was losing its credibility and goodwill in Nepal, especially in Terai, by backing only a small section of the leaders, mostly the ones who had been rejected by the people in the last election.

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A year after Burhan Wani: No policy towards Kashmir is the policy

July 9, 2017 5:54:00 pm

The deaths and injuries of civilians in the clashes between protestors and security forces have added more martyrs to the story of the “Kashmiri cause”. Those on the streets shout for `azaadi’, but talk about `shahadat’ in the name of Islam as a goal in itself.

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Tripura: BJP slowly launches Operation Red Fort

July 5, 2017 6:59:51 pm

The BJP, which had made significant inroads in the state’s panchayats, has also increased its vote-share in significant by-elections to two assembly constituencies – Khowai and Barjala – in November last year

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Textile strike in Surat: How GST is now a political fight within the BJP

July 5, 2017 12:39:42 pm

The lathi charge has become a flashpoint that could lead to loss of support from this community, ahead of the assembly elections later this year. Controlled mostly by North Indians, the textile traders are staunch BJP supporters.

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Nitish Kumar knows Bihar’s grand alliance will survive only till ED keeps its hands off Lalu Prasad’s family

June 28, 2017 2:12:22 pm

The future of the alliance depends on how soon or late Enforcement Directorate tightens its noose around the Lalu family in alleged money laundering cases

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Syed Salahuddin designated global terrorist: How much does he matter in the Valley?

June 27, 2017 4:44:36 pm

The Hizb is not just the largest militant outfit, it is also credited with the resurgence of militancy in recent years – slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani was the outfit’s operations chief in the Valley and was instrumental in promoting militancy in Kashmir.

From accusing judges of caste discrimination to convicting SC bench: Why Justice Karnan was jailed

Justice Karnan case highlights needs for protecting integrity of judiciary

June 21, 2017 10:23:49 pm

The Justice Karnan episode was a pointer to the glaring lacuanes in the scheme of selection and appointment of judges of the higher judiciary

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International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi in Lucknow – Why it is politically important for BJP

June 21, 2017 9:41:54 am

International Yoga Day 2017: The Prime Minister's participation in Aishbagh Ramlila on Dussehra last year was seen as a step in that direction and now International Yoga Day offers a similar opportunity.

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CBI at AAP’s door: a knock out for party’s clean image?

June 20, 2017 1:00:00 pm

AAP maintains that all of these cases are "fake", "without basis" and are being done to destabilize the government.

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Ram Nath Kovind: A model Governor who JD(U) is likely to support

June 19, 2017 6:16:57 pm

Ram Nath Kovind has always found a way to avoid confrontation with the state government, whether it was giving his assent to Nitish Kumar’s controversial liquor law criticised by the BJP for some of its draconian provisions or the appointment of vice chancellors and pro VCs.

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NDA’s Presidential candidate: Dalit face from UP, Ram Nath Kovind could help BJP in 2019 polls

June 19, 2017 4:42:16 pm

Kovind has always been a low profile leader and was not even among the names doing the rounds for the presidency

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UK election results: The Age of Blah has ended

June 9, 2017 3:59:14 pm

Britain, Friday morning’s election results show, has marched decisively towards an impasse. The results also point towards deeper strains in the country’s polity.

How the ban on cattle sales hits the Northeast 

June 8, 2017 2:02:55 pm

Beef consumption is high in six north-eastern states – Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh but its popularity differs from state to state. The Centre’s ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter at markets has become a nation-wide issue and its impact will be felt in the north east.

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Nepal SC: How it’s mired in politics and factionalism

June 5, 2017 7:04:21 pm

Outgoing Chief Justice Sushila Karki's parting shot was this: the Executive is plagued by corruption, and so is the 'political level'.

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How Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement affects climate change goals — especially India’s

June 2, 2017 1:26:35 pm

The US decision to withdraw is unlikely to have any direct bearing on India's own climate programme. However, it certainly does hamper its ability to take accelerated actions that were contingent on access to international finance and technology.

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Don’t worry Priyanka Chopra, your fans have got your back

May 31, 2017 6:52:22 pm

For every hater who equated Priyanka Chopra's choice of clothes and cross-legged posture with a lack of respect for “elders”, there were a dozen who spoke up about how inspiring they see her as a wonderful international ambassador for India.

Bihar Class XII results: Students and education system have failed each other

May 31, 2017 5:21:34 pm

Bihar education minister Ashok Kumar Choudhary said this year's result would pave the way for quality education.

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Behind Nepal’s Parliament shutdown, parties caught up on wheeling and dealing

May 28, 2017 3:48:01 pm

Nepal's main opposition, the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist has been stalling the House for close to two weeks now.

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Is BJP filling the political vacuum in Tamil Nadu and Kerala?

May 26, 2017 9:08:38 pm

Jayalalithaa’s death at the end of last year has weakened her party in Tamil Nadu, pushed the state into a seemingly endless political crisis as well as created a vacuum in the leadership.

Three years of Modi govt: Nitish Kumar and the art of practical politics in Bihar – and at the Centre

May 26, 2017 2:10:32 pm

Nitish has been very conscious of his national image and he has made his stand on corruption and benami property very clear

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Three years of Modi govt: Congress – living in a time warp, can it push ahead with opposition unity?

May 26, 2017 1:56:45 pm

Congress has not been able to create a groundswell of opinion against the BJP governments at the Centre or in states