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Modi-Shah’s push for Hindi is fine but they must check with Yogi, Sarma, Saha, other CMs first

PM Modi wants to pull the country out of the ‘slave mentality’ surrounding the English language. For once, many of his CMs and ministers don’t seem to agree.

Why Bihar CM Nitish Kumar can’t say no to RJD-JDU merger plans

Tejashwi Yadav has turned out to be a shrewder politician than many thought he was. The RJD’s resolution shows Nitish Kumar probably knows it.

Kejriwal, Rahul, Mamata’s silence on Muslims’ flogging shows deeper crisis in Opposition camp

Is neutral politics a sustainable political strategy in the long term for the Opposition? Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal should've listened to Mohan Bhagwat more attentively.

How RSS pracharak BL Santhosh has emerged as BJP’s ‘rock star’ general secretary

As BJP's general secretary (organisation), BL Santhosh holds enormous powers. But none of his predecessors were as high-profile as him, not even Narendra Modi.

Not buying peace, not driving a wedge—Real reason behind Mamata’s ‘clean chit’ to Modi

Most opposition leaders, except Rahul Gandhi, have come to accept the reality—that attacking Modi doesn’t bring votes. And so, they have all made their adjustments.

AAP-ruled Punjab is missing the ‘Delhi model’ Kejriwal is promising in Gujarat and Himachal  

If BJP has the Gujarat model, AAP has the Delhi model. But the Chandigarh University video clip leak shows one has a glaring problem.

Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ mantra finds a new meaning in BJP’s organisational revamp

While the projection of inclusiveness may be true to a certain extent, it also depends on the leaders’ utility and perceived loyalty quotient.

How Narendra Modi, the poll strategist, provided the blueprint for Amit Shah

The measures that BJP and Amit Shah are using today to reach unprecedented electoral and political heights were once a part of Narendra Modi’s playbook.

Congress revival requires end of Gandhi dynasty in Congress, Sonia-Rahul won’t let it happen

Sunday's CWC meet was a perfect forum for Rahul Gandhi to end speculation about his ‘renunciation’ and declare he won't contest the presidential election. But he didn’t say a word.

Why Nitish Kumar is Congress’ best bet for 2024 elections, despite a predictable outcome

First Bihari and a Kurmi PM candidate could put BJP’s potential allies in Bihar and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel in Uttar Pradesh on a sticky wicket.

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Why BIS guidelines on fake online reviews is difficult to implement

Fake reviews should be weeded out from digital platforms and BIS guidelines can help with it. But in order to be implementable it needs wider consultation with tech companies.
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Modi govt just expanded scheme to give exporters tax refunds. Why...

RoDTEP gives refunds to exporters on embedded taxes & duties. But, Indian Steel Association says govt's move doesn't cover sector, which remains weighed down by 4-12% of levies.

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Border Security Force (BSF) troops at the Attari border | Image by special arrangement

No more mad rush, book online now to watch BSF-Pak Rangers’...

Online registration begins from 1 January, 2023 to ‘smoothen the process’ for visitors; the decision is part of Centre’s digital push, says BSF.
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Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.