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BSNL, RailTel clearly incompetent, private firms would have done better: IT panel pulls up PSUs

A parliamentary panel on IT has pulled up PSUs for slow pace of implementing BharatNet, a project critical to the Narendra Modi government’s Digital India vision of internet connectivity even in rural areas, reports Regina Mihindukulasuriya.

No Bangladeshis, no Pakistan, no terrorism. Why Modi-Shah BJP has changed its poll pitch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah seem to have understood the risks of cynical mixing of domestic political motivations with strategic national interests, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

Ram Madhav, out of favour in the BJP, returns to RSS

The RSS last week rehabilitated BJP leader Ram Madhav, who had fallen out of favour in the party, by appointing him to its central executive council. It is a homecoming for Madhav, who began his career in the RSS, reports Rohini Swamy.

Waze & Param Bir scandals make unhappy alliance in Maharashtra more uncomfortable for Congress

The controversy surrounding ex-Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh’s letter, accusing Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of running an extortion racket, has left the Congress in a tough spot, being collateral damage in the allegations that are mainly centred around partners Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party, reports Manasi Phadke.

Why Pakistan’s international shouting match over Kashmir is just empty talk

No one wants a ‘united’ Kashmir. Pakistani leaders refer to ‘self determination’ in Kashmir, but they’re really referring to Indian Kashmiris joining Pakistan, writes Tara Kartha.

Why Muslims must give up azaan by loudspeakers

From both religious and practical point of views, there is no justification for using loudspeakers at mosques for azaan recital, writes IPS officer Najmul Hoda.

Uddhav Thackeray is the perfect example for BJP — how not to run a government

Sweeter than getting the numbers to form the government is the pleasure of seeing your ally-turned-rival make constant gaffes and seem unworthy of the throne, writes Ruhi Tewari.

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