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The Accidental PM lacks book's complexities and context, and is little more than a vicious attack on Manmohan and Gandhis

The Accidental Prime Minister, the film, lacks in context and complexities. It does not seek to understand Manmohan, demonises the Gandhis, portrays Rahul Gandhi as a cretin hungry for power, and the Congress a beehive of conspirators for whom the nation is not paramount. The film comes across as a mere propaganda largely because it elides some crucial elements from Baru’s narrative.

Andy Murray leaves legacy of dogged tennis and raw emotions as 'final' stab at year's first major begins

We’ve seen several tearful goodbyes in the past, but this wasn’t even a real goodbye; if things go well, Murray could still play for a few months more. It was just that the pain made it considerably more difficult for him — the physical pain that he’s been living through ever since his return from hip surgery, and the mental pain of finally admitting that he may never play top-flight tennis again.

Congress, apologists for ex-CBI chief Alok Verma conveniently overlook facts while attacking Centre

Those backing former CBI director Alok Verma would like the public to believe he was thrown out of CBI by a “desperate” and “panicked” Prime Minister Narendra Modi because he was about to register an FIR on the Rafale deal. However, they ignore certain inconvenient facts about the Supreme Court's verdict on the Rafale deal.

Hamid Karzai wants India to take up a larger role in Afghanistan but New Delhi is fixated on US gameplan

For India, the signs are clear. Afghanistan is keen that New Delhi takes up a quantum of responsibility commensurate with its role as the anchor of regional stability. Yet there is not much clarity in India about what that is.

Meghalaya coal mine tragedy: Lack of employment, higher wages force Assam youths into unlawful mining jobs

At least 40 people from Panbari, excluding the trapped youths, are still working in various coal mines of East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya.

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 19:49:13 IST

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