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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi at 100: Why She Still Rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.

Patidar reservation: SC order on Rajasthan OBC quota bill has a lesson for Congress

SC has restricted Rajasthan govt from crossing 50 per cent quota cap; Congress may face similar challenge in wooing Patidars through reservation formula.
21 new faces in BJP’s first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat

21 new faces in BJP’s first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat

New candidates include six Congress MLAs who recently switched sides; IPS officer P.C. Baranda and top businessman Dhanjibhai Patel are among those given tickets.
Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Note ban and GST have dampened Morbi’s ceramic business, while the Patel quota agitation has got the community to rally against BJP.
Indira Gandhi receives garlands of flowers from people after winning the 1980 elections

100 years on: The Idea of Indira

Indira Gandhi, whose centenary birth anniversary falls this Sunday, was as complex a public figure as fascinating. Or a three-in-one leader in her different tenures.
PM Narendra Modi

Talk Point: Modi’s image is intact, even if he has left Gujarat

While interacting with the students of IIT Gandhinagar recently, I observed that most of them still believed in Modi, and Gujarat was a safe place for women, unlike most of the states.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

Talk Point: First-time voters have grown up enjoying fruits of Modi’s vikas-centric governance

The youth of Gujarat who are reaching the voting age of 18 for the first time in this election were 15-16 years old when the state voted overwhelmingly to make Modi the Prime Minister. Naturally, at that time, the Modi craze was very high.
A tweet by Paresh Rawal on Rahul Gandhi's speech

HoaXposed: Rahul Gandhi’s potatoes & gold ‘gaffe’ was actually a dig at Modi’s promises

Viral 20-second clip that’s being laughed at by BJP bigwigs is actually a shortened version of Rahul Gandhi mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Narendra Modi handing out degrees at a graduation ceremony

TalkPoint: Privatisation of education is the foremost issue for Gujarat youth

A majority of first-time voters in Gujarat are students. And in the current election campaign, there are two major issues that student face.
Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi preparing for Gujarat polls

Demonetisation, GST, Patidar demands pile atop traditional Gujarat poll plot

Caste and regional divides will influence elections next month but newer concerns such as the economic slowdown and aspirations for progress will also matter.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Vivek Prakash | Bloomberg

MPC appointments delay is unusual, but vacancies at the top of RBI & banks almost a norm

In the last few years, delay in appointments has resulted in several posts in regulatory bodies and public sector banks lying vacant for months.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.