Coronavirus outbreak forces leaders to transcend party lines, coordinate on Twitter for welfare of migrant labourers stuck amid lockdown
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Coronavirus outbreak forces leaders to transcend party lines, coordinate on Twitter for welfare of migrant labourers stuck amid lockdown

This becomes interesting as social media, especially twitter has been a battleground for different ideologies, with contestation rather than consensus being the norm.

Ishrat Jahan: The inconvenient story no one wants to tell
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Ishrat Jahan: The inconvenient story no one wants to tell

Firstpost has obtained 26/11 perpetrator David Headley’s testimony to the FBI, which shows he was told Ishrat Jahan was a suicide bomber. The UPA government has hidden this and other part of the story even as a CBI probe seeks to indict the highest leadership of India’s intelligence in the 'encounter killing'.

Avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake sweeps Everest base camp, killing at least 17
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Avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake sweeps Everest base camp, killing at least 17

At least 17 bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world's highest peak. Here are some images.

Photos: Buildings flattened in Kathmandu as 7.9 Richter scale quake hit Nepal
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Photos: Buildings flattened in Kathmandu as 7.9 Richter scale quake hit Nepal

A high-intensity quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on Saturday rocked many parts of east and north India, including Delhi. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal.

Congress appoints 5 new state unit chiefs; Ashok Chavan, Maken to take charge
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Congress appoints 5 new state unit chiefs; Ashok Chavan, Maken to take charge

Congress today appointed five new PCC chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President.

Sixth year anniversary: Five lessons from a 26/11 survivor
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Sixth year anniversary: Five lessons from a 26/11 survivor

In the modern day world, risks are a plenty. None of these check on your profile, company, religion, class or seniority when they hit. They just hit. And we know now it can happen anywhere. Here are a few things we could all do to keep safer and better.

Damning FIR: CBI says Dayanidhi Maran got Rs 550 cr in Aircel-Maxis deal
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Damning FIR: CBI says Dayanidhi Maran got Rs 550 cr in Aircel-Maxis deal

The CBI's FIR states that Sun TV was overvalued and thereby kicked off a series of events that led to Maran walking away with a cool Rs 550 crore.

'Italy' Sonia and 'Pak' Kejriwal: Modi back to his bad old ways
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'Italy' Sonia and 'Pak' Kejriwal: Modi back to his bad old ways

After months of carefully constructed makeover rhetoric, Modi has regressed to favorite anti-national slur that once defined his previous ruder, cruder avatar.

Shazia Ilmi and Kumar Vishwas: AAP's political bakra strategy
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Shazia Ilmi and Kumar Vishwas: AAP's political bakra strategy

The recent rumblings from inside AAP indicate a rising rebellion against a double standard where some leaders are sacrificed at the altar of its David-vs-Goliath strategy -- while others are kept safe.

Why RSS is playing with fire by raking up Mahatma Gandhi
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Why RSS is playing with fire by raking up Mahatma Gandhi

By complaining to the Election Commission about Rahul Gandhi's charge that RSS elements killed Gandhi, the RSS is likely to draw attention to a portion of its past that it wants to forget. It may benefit the Congress more than the RSS.

Budget 2014-15: FM's revenue numbers are pie-in-the-sky
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Budget 2014-15: FM's revenue numbers are pie-in-the-sky

Chidambaram's revenue estimates are over the top, with huge increases in taxes payable by individuals and the services sector.

Stuck between Arnab and a hard place: Rahul's quandary
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Stuck between Arnab and a hard place: Rahul's quandary

In the end after some 100 questions, the nation got to know many things from Rahul Gandhi. It’s just that most of them were not answers to questions Arnab asked.

Negligence and lies: Mumbai cops shamed in missing techie case
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Negligence and lies: Mumbai cops shamed in missing techie case

The family of Esther Anuhya, the techie found murdered in Mumbai 11 days after she went missing from a railway station, is fast losing hope.

Modi's 2002 riots 'apology' and the absence of raj dharma
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Modi's 2002 riots 'apology' and the absence of raj dharma

The idea of a duty that we embody in our profession, whatever that profession may be, is lost to us.

Power to forgive: Mandela's death and the Babri demolition anniversary
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Power to forgive: Mandela's death and the Babri demolition anniversary

In India by the time we woke up to news of Nelson Mandela's death it was already 6 December. For us that day marks a different anniversary. 6 December 1992 was the day the Babri Masjid came down and brought in its wake a communal horror which still haunts us. No truth. No reconciliation. Just bitterness.

Delhi elections 2013: How AAP has changed the polling game
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Delhi elections 2013: How AAP has changed the polling game

Whether or not AAP succeeds, the party has shown it is possible to fight elections on low budget, without musclemen, without experienced politicians, by adopting innovative methods, and largely eschewing the temptation to appeal for votes on the basis of caste and religion.

Dikshit, Kejriwal or Harsh Vardhan? In Delhi, it's like never before
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Dikshit, Kejriwal or Harsh Vardhan? In Delhi, it's like never before

Still, the rise of Kejriwal and Harsh Vardhan seems to have deflated the Sheila Dikshit campaign. After 15 years of supremacy, Aunty Sheila looks defeated before the first vote is cast.

With new reports of snooping, will BJP still defend Amit Shah?
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With new reports of snooping, will BJP still defend Amit Shah?

A DGP found 93000 phones' call data records obtained without permission earlier this year.

Sonia Vs Modi: Who is the real divisive leader?
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Sonia Vs Modi: Who is the real divisive leader?

Modi may or may not be divisive, but the critical question is "divisive for whom?" Has Sonia's Congress been any less divisive?