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Haven`t the bad days gone away, Modi asks at first anniversary rally

Addressing first of BJP`s 200 big rallies on NDA`s first anniversary on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi  asked “haven`t the bad days gone away?”. This was his way of answering

Trade union strike in Sept against labour reforms

Opposing the NDA government`s labour reforms that are aimed at improving ease of doing business and to give a push to `Make in India` initiative, 11 national trade unions will observe nationwide st

Half of India’s wealth is with just 1%

In a staggering comment on the state of affairs in the country, the richest 1% of Indians own 53% of the country’s wealth. According to the latest data on global wealth from Credit Suisse, th

Morning briefing: India and Pakistan hold NSA-level meeting in Bangkok

In a sudden breakthrough in the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue, the National Security Advisors of the two countries met for four hours in Bangkok on Sunday and discussed terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, an

Plug the loopholes and get back black money

Filmstars and business tycoons are among the 500 Indian names that were revealed through the Panama Papers, which are over 11 million leaked documents – bringing into focus black money, a pol

Two years of NDA: Transparency and accountability issues persist

The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) said that there has been no progress on anti-corruption legislations and even existing legislations and mechanisms are being un

The graft, the grease, and the bird that watches others eat

There is a common thread between the charges of alleged corruption CBI has filed against former public servants – Manmohan Singh (prime minister), Harish Gupta (secretary, coal), Shashindra P

One UPA idea NDA is not pursuing: women’s bank

NDA has smartly appropriated a slew of UPA initiatives that it had opposed when in the opposition – from Aadhaar to DBT and financial inclusion. However, here is one initiative the government

The rise and rise of muscular nationalism

 Narendra Modi is like Greek mythology’s King Midas: whatever he touches turns into gold. Most people in this country are left dazzled by his ability to make dramatic announcements with

Kovind was not such a closely guarded secret after all

Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, NDA, President   “Ram Nath who?” That was the reaction from some newsmakers, when Ram Nath Kovind’s name was announc

President’s post above politics: Kovind

“I will always try and it is also my belief that the president’s post should be above politics,” said NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind who filed the nomination

The long road from Paraukh village

Ram Nath Kovind, whom the BJP has chosen as its candidate for India’s next president, was a prime dalit face of the party in Uttar Pradesh during the time of LK Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpaye

The military: A life less ordinary

The armed forces, a professional and highly trained group that compares to the best in the world, is a symbol of the spirit of this country whose soil has been enriched by the saga of bravery. 

Prez poll: Rebels defy party line

With cross-voting taking place in at least two states, parliamentarians as well as legislators across the country cast their ballot in the presidential election that has NDA nominee and former Bi

Ram Nath Kovind to be India’s next president

 India’s 14th president is going to be former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a dalit. He triumphed over former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar in the vote count that took place on Thursda

Delay in compensation wrongly calculated under NREGA: Researchers

A new research on the implementation of national rural employment guarantee law (NREGA) disputes the way central government measures and offers the delay in compensation to workers. A group of thre

Welcome to the new age of Indian politics

Political observers have consistently painted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s actions as being borne out of a dogmatic ideology. But the reshuffle-cum-expansion of the Union Cabinet on Sunday

Are chinks showing in the NDA armour?

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu’s decision to pull out two ministers from the BJP-led NDA government has shown the first cracks in the coalition.

Naidu’s habitual brinkmanship won’t work with Modi

Just a few months before the Lok Sabha elections of 2004, the BJP had held its national executive in Hyderabad to chart out the future course of action. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu

Simple facts about Special Status states

N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday parted ways from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the centre. The official quitting of the alliance was pr

Breaking down some key terms used in budget

The central government is set to present a complex and comprehensive report of its revenues and expenditures throughout the financial year in the budget address on February 1. Modi led NDA governme

Budget and Modi’s ‘neo middle class’ strategy for elections

Those who have gained the most from the latest budget are the ones who are going to have the most crucial impact on the Lok Sabha election results. Who are they? They are hiding in plain sight. The

The chronicles of a gradual fadeout

Few know that LK Advani was often accused by Sangh Parivar apparatchiks of exercising ‘unilateralism’. In the history of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its earlier incarnation, th

"If someone has won today, it is the people, the democracy"

Making a clean sweep against the Indian National Congress (INC), the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is set to win about 300 of the 543 seats in parliament all by itself.   

NDA victory & Modi 2.0: The reforms agenda to be

The resounding and unprecedented mandate in favour of Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections signals two very clear indicators: firstly, voters across India appreciate the Modi 1.0 governance,

Back to the business of governance, with economy as top priority

The elections, acrimonious as ever, are over. The results, predictable as ever in hindsight, are out. Now the elected leaders should get down to delivering what people have asked for. The election

The Evolution of Modi

Gujarat was passing through a turbulent phase in the 1980s. The decade began middle class agitations against new reservation policies, and the caste friction turned communal under the watch of chie



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