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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...
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Does India’s low rank on global divorce rate indexes mean happy marriages or social pressure?

As global divorce rates rise, studies show that India ranks the lowest in the world – at less than 1 per cent. Luxembourg has...

Can 2019 budget revive economy & win back note ban/GST-hit voters or too little, too late?

Acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal delivered the 2019 interim budget Friday. The budget included several pre-poll promises such as income support for farmers, pension plans...
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Hindu seers’ Ayodhya march: Are they putting pressure on BJP or working in tandem?

A group of seers at the Kumbh Mela Wednesday passed a resolution to march to Ayodhya on 21 February and lay the foundation for...

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An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
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Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

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An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Pulwama attack raises questions on Kashmir’s intelligence and security structure

Attack on CRPF convoy required getting explosives, rigging the vehicle and training. How did multiple security agencies in J&K fail to pick up on this?
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.