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Palaniswami-led AIADMK is bad news for BJP in Tamil Nadu but it opens up opportunities too

While OPS has been courting the BJP in Tamil Nadu enthusiastically, the latter isn't inclined to take any side in AIADMK’s internal warfare yet.

Devendra Fadnavis and Eknath Shinde have a common enemy but different priorities

Only a die-hard optimist will believe Uddhav Thackeray could survive this storm. But rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde isn’t getting an easy pass either.

Gowdas, JD(S) lie in shavasana as Modi reaches Mysuru to perform yoga

The decline of JD(S) in Karnataka is a mouth-watering chance for Congress and BJP as the state goes to the polls in mid-2023. But the Gowdas don't care much.

3 messages from Ram Madhav’s article about how Modi is the BJP and the govt

If Ram Madhav’s article leaves scope for various interpretations, perhaps it’s time for Modi-led BJP to have a re-look at priorities after eight years in office.

Go beyond Nupur Sharmas, Jindals—BJP needs to course-correct before 2024 Lok Sabha polls

From Odisha to Karnataka, BJP has been struggling to maintain its supremacy after 2019. And allies are becoming increasingly wary of its expansionist designs.

‘Would you catch a fallen star’ — Song for fallen BJP CMs, from Deb to Rawats to Yediyurappa

The moral of the story is—don’t look for rhyme and reason when it comes to the installation or removal of CMs by the BJP high command. There's none.

CAA, CDS, OBCs – Modi govt has perfected the art of creating big bang headlines & dithering

Narendra Modi is arguably the most popular leader. And yet, most of the government’s big bang reforms are seeing no progress.

Yogi 2.0 is trying to do what Modi did after Gujarat 2002. But it’s not an easy task

While top BJP leaders are following the ‘Yogi model' (of governance, not development, mind you), the UP CM is focusing on the ‘Modi model’ of Gujarat.

Prashant Kishor has a ‘4M’ plan for Congress to take on BJP in 2024. But it needs a Nadda

If Congress dreams of beating BJP in the 2024 election, it needs to address its 'messenger' and 'machinery' issues. The Gandhis would need to adjust.

Why the JNU unit of ABVP is a terrible advertisement for student wing of RSS

Get ready for fractious debates on JNU with two arguments — It's home to ‘anti-Hindu’ elements, and RSS wants to dictate food choices. Both are baseless.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.