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Can Uddhav Thackeray afford to go solo or is he just trying to bargain hard with BJP?

The Shiv Sena, which has resolved to contest Lok Sabha elections on its own, continues to keep BJP and its own cadres on tenterhooks over a possible alliance with the saffron party.
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Did full majority Modi govt help Parliament perform better or has politics derailed it?

The full majority Modi govt pushed through bills in the Lok Sabha, but ran into hurdles in the Rajya Sabha.
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Citizenship Bill: Will BJP lose hard-won support in northeast or consolidate Hindu votes?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with black flags and protests over the contentious Citizenship Bill, which will be discussed in Rajya Sabha today.
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Should SC revisit Rafale case after The Hindu story or not have heard the plea at all?

A new report has revealed that the Narendra Modi government waived the anti-corruption clause in the Rafale deal with France.
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What did Koffee With Karan Season 6 tell us that we didn’t already know from Instagram?

Koffee With Karan Season 6, which released in October last year, had several personalities making their second or even third appearance.
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With a new report on PMO’s role in Rafale negotiation, where does the story go from here?

Parallel negotiations for purchase of Rafale fighter jets were believed to have been conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office, The Hindu report reveals.

Has Modi cracked down on Vadra, Saradha, Aircel too late or is it perfect campaign timing?

With months to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government is cracking down on high-profile cases of alleged corruption and money laundering.
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Mayawati on Twitter: Recognition of social media’s role in polls or too late for impact?

BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, notorious for her aversion to traditional and social media, is now active on Twitter.
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Is Modi govt using CBI, ED for political battles or is it opposition propaganda?

The Mamata Banerjee government versus Centre confrontation has once again put the spotlight on the CBI, an agency that has been dubbed a ‘caged parrot’....
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Is CBI overstepping in West Bengal or Mamata Banerjee politicising due process?

The CBI Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the West Bengal government and the state police to cooperate in the Saradha chit fund case...

OnCamera

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India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
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Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.