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Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi

BJP targets Gandhi family’s pocket borough Raebareli, Congress MLC resigns from party

Dinesh Singh and his relatives who have been associated with the Congress for years, are likely to join the BJP soon.
(Representative image) Shipping containers at a port in China

India’s grip on strategic port in Iran loosens as China enters the picture

The next trigger for increasing geopolitical tensions between India and China could be the port of Chabahar,1,800 kilometers from Tehran in Iran.
Members of Tamil Nadu Farmers' Association protesting to demand the formation of Cauvery Management Board in Chennai

In Karnataka, politicians say Cauvery order should come after elections

While the issue has triggered several protests in Tamil Nadu against the Centre, the reaction has been more guarded in Karnataka.
Narendra Modi and Amit shah

Now Narendra Modi, Amit Shah & BJP MPs will fast to protest Parliament washout

The BJP MPs will observe the fast on 12 April in their respective constituencies. 
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

NSCN hits back, says Rijiju is not competent to comment on Naga peace process

Union minister told media that sovereignty was dropped from the ‘framework agreement’ for the proposed Naga Accord.
Mehbooba Mufti goes back to her old strategy of “connecting with people" | Twitter

Pull Jammu & Kashmir out of present crisis, Mehbooba Mufti urges Modi

CM Mufti requests the PM to address the ‘growing alienation’ among Kashmiri youth; apprises defence minister of security scenario in the Valley.
Thaawarchand Gehlot

Union minister Gehlot’s grandsons to get married at mass weddings

Several party colleagues of Thaawarchand Gehlot expressed support for his decision, saying it was a step in the right direction to discourage the ‘evil of lavish weddings’ that have emerged as a status symbol.
A file photo of Sheikh Kalan, grandfather of Sheikh Mehboob, who was killed in the encounter

84-year-old hitches tempo rides to Bhopal, won’t give up till slain grandson gets justice

For some families of the 8 alleged SIMI activists killed in the 2016 Bhopal jailbreak encounter, there is no hope for justice. But most are willing to fight.
File photo of Donald Trump and Narendra Modi

Trump shouldn’t end up hitting India while aiming at Russia

Frustrated U.S. legislators are threatening to act unilaterally where they can. Their efforts now threaten critical U.S. allies and partners -- India chief among them.
File photo of Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Rahul Gandhi leads Congress fast for communal harmony, BJP calls it a farce

Congress leaders said that the fast for harmony is also against the communal politics of the BJP and non-functioning of Parliament.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.