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Best time for BJP to scrap alliance with Shiv Sena & go it alone in Maharashtra

I know that whatever Modi and Shah decide will be both politically savvy, and in the best interest of their party.

With Trump’s presence at ‘Howdy, Modi!’, the Prime Minister pulled off a political coup

‘Howdy, Modi!’ was a carnival that celebrated both overseas Indians & India coming of age. That is what made Trump-Modi synergy so special.

Hugs, pursuit of science, speech: How Modi turned Chandrayaan-2 failure into success

Modi’s speech after Chandrayaan-2 soft landing failure conveyed science is as much the torchbearer of Hindutva as it was of Nehruvian secularism.

Chidambaram arrest shows a new normal. Under Modi-Shah, nobody is above the law

Only time will tell if P. Chidambaram is convicted. But, in the ultimate analysis, that matters little.

What Modi didn’t say but meant – govt’s take-over would end Islamisation of Kashmir

Modi implied that his government was actually saving J&K and its people from Pakistani domination and control through its local political brokers.

With Jai Sri Ram, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is trapped

Can she get her party workers to shout “Jai Maa Durga” instead? That might risk Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s ire.

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.

There is a Gandhi and a Godse inside every Indian. We must make peace within us first

People who use Godse to tarnish RSS-BJP and push the ‘Hindu terror bogey’ are themselves guilty of failing to protect Gandhi.

There’s a lobby that wants to keep Nathuram Godse alive. And it’s not the Hindu Right

On national TV, these Godse-contra cheerleaders even challenge BJP supporters to say ‘Godse Murdabad’ to prove their patriotism.

Indian citizens have the right to know about govt actions without being dubbed ‘unpatriotic’

Accurate information available to an informed electorate is the best safeguard of democracy.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.