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Many in race to be Modi’s successor but here’s one who can step into Amit Shah’s shoes

Being ‘Mr Indispensable’ isn't always a good thing. Remember when Modi didn’t let Amit Shah become Gujarat CM after Anandiben Patel resigned?

Shark-remora bond defines BJP’s ties with allies. Bihar’s ‘Son of Mallah’ learns the hard way

From NPP in Manipur to BPF in Assam and now VIP in Bihar, BJP has maintained a track record of losing allies. And it is not bothered.

Mann, Kejriwal, Modi: Why new Punjab CM will have a tough time juggling conflicting interests

Arvind Kejriwal’s national ambition could make life difficult for AAP leader and Punjab's new CM. Bhagwant Mann will have to also keep PM Modi and Centre in good humour.

In seven sentences, CWC statement shows what’s wrong with Sonia-Rahul’s leadership

Who's responsible for the Congress' plight today? Sonia Gandhi, couldn’t have been more emphatic in conveying the message — not the Gandhis.

Akhilesh Yadav’s challenge: No regional party has ever unseated BJP government in polls

BJP on its own has never dislodged any regional party in assembly polls, except the Samajwadi Party in 2017. The converse is also true but without any exception.

There was a gap in BJP’s UP campaign. Putin filled it

BJP’s 2017 UP poll campaign was broadly centred on three issues, two of which were intact in 2022. The third one was missing — until now.

Win or lose, AAP’s Punjab show will redefine India’s politics

Can Kejriwal do a Modi to the BJP, the way the latter turned tables every time a Congress leader called him a maut ka saudagar or chaiwallah?

Opposition is silent on gunshots at Owaisi. They’re wrong to think it will trigger Hindus

Opposition leaders are wrong about Hindus. Most of them are intelligent and liberal enough to smile at even Owaisi's most provocative remarks.

Three factors that are keeping Punjabi politicians on edge

Punjab polls have new anxieties—first 'Mandal-like' election for some, Jatt Sikh loyalty, and no more piggybacking Hindu votes.

Priyanka Vadra’s women-centric campaign long shot in UP. BJP must look at its male hierarchy

BJP has a gender disadvantage: no woman president or CM, and only one woman among 36 chiefs of states and Union territories.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif | ShehbazSharif/Facebook

Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.