Friday, 18 January, 2019

Talk Point

NITI aayog

NITI Aayog says cap IAS entry age at 27: Keeping services youthful or limiting talent pool?

NITI Aayog has recommended that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services should be lowered to 27-years of age for general category candidates. The ...

Will separate time zone for northeast increase efficiency or logistical chaos, alienation?

A government panel formed to review the demand for a separate time zone for the northeast recommended against it citing "strategic reasons". This has been a lon...
midday meals

Should Karnataka govt push for onion, garlic in midday meal or let ISKCON follow own plan?

Akshaya Patra, an NGO under International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), has come under fire from civil society groups in Karnataka for not using o...
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...
sajjan kumar

Sajjan Kumar convicted after 34 years: Justice at last or does delay render it meaningless?

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi High Court overturned a trial ...
bigg boss 12

Is Sreesanth better as a Bigg Boss contestant than he was as a cricketer?

Former Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has been an entertainer on the field and off it. His cricketing career came to an end in 2013 when spot-fixing ...
rafale deal

SC on Rafale PILs: Setback for Rahul’s campaign or lesson not to politicise defence deals?

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal. The court’s order comes at a time when the Op...

Rahul Gandhi uses audio poll to pick CM in 3 states: Democratic solution or too facile?

Through an audio recording, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has asked his party workers to tell him their choice for chief ministers in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan ...

Is TRS’ game-changing Rythu Bandhu answer to India’s farm woes or just a sop in disguise?

The TRS enjoyed a landslide victory in Telangana state election Tuesday by winning a two-thirds majority. Many are linking the victory to TRS' Rythu Bandhu sche...
state election results

Can Congress build on state poll results or will Modi be harder to beat nationally in 2019?

The trends in the state elections show that the Congress party benefitted from anti-incumbency mood and outperformed the ruling BJP in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh...
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Rahul Gandhi’s pitch that Modi is the worst doesn’t mean Congress is the best

Which constituency is Rahul Gandhi addressing? How exactly does he define his base? Or, does he even know what his base is?