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Last Updated Wednesday March 29 2017 06:50 AM IST

Muzzling the voices of dissent

Amit Shah has taken the election to the largest state as a personal challenge, and has spent the last one year on different regions of the state.

Of Modi, Trump and India-US ties

A meeting between Trump and Modi will be of great significance for India as the country has both high hopes and deep fears regarding the policies of Trump.

Fiddling with the rupee

The BJP has defended Modi's foreign trip saying he had made all arrangements to deal with the aftermath of demonetization, and had told banks to work on weekends.

Kashmir unrest may trigger Vohra's exit

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra was all set for a quiet retirement in 2013 when the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked him to continue for another term.

The unbearable silence of the PM

Narendra Modi may get the nickname of mouni baba that he conferred to Manmohan Singh, thanks to the prime minister's silence on sensitive issues.

When fortune smiles at 75

The rule of 75 years age limit for ministerial appointments brought contrasting fortunes to two women who are relatives of veterans of the Congress party.

Modi and the Rajan effect

The buzz in the capital is all about whether the PM will offer a second term for the high-profile RBI governor.

The campaign trail

The BJP headquarters in Delhi is seeing less activity and even comparatively less tension, once the polling got over in Assam.

Reform hopes, rollback of sops

Jaitley who is pushing hard for the success of the government's new pension scheme at the cost of PF had to beat a hasty retreat.

Wary Modi to don campaign gear again

Simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls is one way to get rid of the constant invites for poll campaigning, but political parties are not keen on this.

JNU stand-off and its poll aftermath

Weeks after the stormy events in Jawaharlal Nehru University, which led to a police crackdown and sedition charges against student union leader Kanhaiah Kumar and others, political parties are debating the wider impact the issue had on citizens and voters. The perceptions of Modi government, the

Congress back in spotlight

The Congress has suddenly become the focus of political attention in two large cities and a small enclave on the eastern coast.Political observers in the metropolitan cities of Kolkata and Chennai as well as the former French colony of Puducherry are keen to figure out the party's strategy in West

Looking beyond numbers

The huge turnout of dignitaries from across the political spectrum for the 75th birthday celebrations of Sharad Pawar in Delhi has given rise to speculation that the political strongman may emerge as a consensual candidate for President's post when Pranab Mukherjee completes his first term in 2017.

And the next President is...

Talk doing the rounds about Pawar is an indication that the presidential election of 2017 could become an interesting tussle.

Mr 'Bond' and the Headley bait

The decision of a Mumbai court to make David Coleman Headley an approver in the Mumbai terror attack case has put the role of government agencies in the spotlight. Some government officials credit the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, a former director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), for

PM Modi's subtle change of tact

AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh is of the view that the BJP's crushing defeat in Bihar Assembly polls has succeeded in bringing about a change in the approach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh sees the invitation to the former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia

Eviction of the elite in Modi's Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ended up stirring a hornet's nest with his decision to remove 27 prominent artistes from the government bungalows and apartments in which these artistes have been overstaying, some by even decades.Last week, the cabinet committee on accommodation took the decision

The birthday politics

Birthday bashes of political leaders generate both bonhomie and controversies. In the last few years, the most colourful and extravagant celebrations are conducted in the small Uttar Pradesh town of Saifai, to wish a long life to the Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.The party goes on