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PMEAC Chairman Bibek Debroy’s warning on economic slowdown shows govt’s top advisors aren’t living in denial any longer
Business

PMEAC Chairman Bibek Debroy’s warning on economic slowdown shows govt’s top advisors aren’t living in denial any longer

The PMEAC chairman’s warnings and prescriptions should be an eye-opener to the government in the present economic scenario

India has lost Kashmir valley people emotionally, says BJP leader Yashwant Sinha
Politics

India has lost Kashmir valley people emotionally, says BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

Having assailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the "mess" in the economy, BJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha attacked the government on the Kashmir imbroglio, insisting "India has lost people of the valley emotionally".

Hamid Ansari leaves Narendra Modi govt unhappy in parting shot, toes Congress line on intolerance
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Hamid Ansari leaves Narendra Modi govt unhappy in parting shot, toes Congress line on intolerance

Outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari has spoken more like a political leader whose views are same as that of the Congress party, which nominated him to the top post

Watch: Jayalalithaa takes on Karan Thapar in hard-hitting 2004 BBC interview
India

Watch: Jayalalithaa takes on Karan Thapar in hard-hitting 2004 BBC interview

Back in 2004 — following some of her most turbulent years in politics — Jayalalithaa sat down with Karan Thapar for an interview for BBC World’s HARDtalk India. What followed was one of her strongest interviews providing an insight into the mind of the phenomenon called as Amma.

Tool of the Emergency: Will India ever dump its I&B ministry?
Politics

Tool of the Emergency: Will India ever dump its I&B ministry?

The I&B minister is ready to work for a future without the I&B ministry. But will politicians be as open to giving up a powerful weapon at their disposal?

Why didn't India complain about LoC attack earlier, asks Pak envoy
World

Why didn't India complain about LoC attack earlier, asks Pak envoy

Pakistan has now raised questions on why Indian Army DGMO did not inform his Pakistani counterpart on the killing of five Indian soldiers during their hotline talk on August 6.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s practical guide to de-iconisation
World

Aung San Suu Kyi’s practical guide to de-iconisation

Aung Sang Suu Kyi doesn’t want to be deified and consigned to legends and folklore, but wants to be of use to her country.

LS sessions post independence were 60% more efficient
Politics

LS sessions post independence were 60% more efficient

If one compares the number of bills passed by the first five Lok Sabha sessions after independence with the number of bills passes by the recent five Lok Sabha sessions, the tally is 1630 versus 939. That is a decline of over 40%.

Lokpal Bill will be passed before 2014 polls: Salman Khurshid
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Lokpal Bill will be passed before 2014 polls: Salman Khurshid

According to Law Minister Salman Khurshid, the Lokpal Bill will be passed by the UPA government well before the 2014 elections.

‘Shut the phuck up’: Why Team Anna must engage with critics
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‘Shut the phuck up’: Why Team Anna must engage with critics

Being deaf to criticism prevents Team Anna from understanding what their critics and supporters feel.

Would have targetted BJP if they were in power: Kiran Bedi
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Would have targetted BJP if they were in power: Kiran Bedi

Why doesn't Team Anna targets the non-Congress politicians? Why is it silent over scams in BJP ruled states. Kiran Bedi, a member of Team Anna, tries to explain why.

Name one country where people are happy: Khurshid
Politics

Name one country where people are happy: Khurshid

"Europe is changing its leaders all along...India may change as well, who said India shouldn't," said Salam Khurshid, Union Law minister on CNN-IBN.

Is the IPL a declining asset?
IPL

Is the IPL a declining asset?

Rajeev Shukla, chief of IPL, said that there is nothing to worry when it comes to the popularity of the 5th season of the league.

Did the 2G judge give Chidambaram a clean chit?
Politics

Did the 2G judge give Chidambaram a clean chit?

Justice Asok Ganguly once complained about retired judges commenting on pending cases. What was he doing showing up on Karan Thapar's Devil's Advocate weeks after he delivered the 2G verdict?

JLF decided to call off Rushdie link despite police assurance: Sanjoy Roy
India

JLF decided to call off Rushdie link despite police assurance: Sanjoy Roy

Sanjoy K Roy has said it was his decision to call off the video link to Salman Rushdie, even while the police assured him of maintaining order at the festival.

Sibal climbs down: 'Round table' with web companies on 15 Dec
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Sibal climbs down: 'Round table' with web companies on 15 Dec

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal defended his decision to ask Internet companies to take down offensive content, saying that his government was not trying to curtail freedom of expression.

Editors Guild hits back: 'Katju's comments touch a new low'
India

Editors Guild hits back: 'Katju's comments touch a new low'

The Guild took serious note of Katju's advocacy for "draconian powers" especially by a Council led by someone who 'wants to invoke fear in the media'.

Montek defends poverty line (sort of) and deflects critics
Economy

Montek defends poverty line (sort of) and deflects critics

Montek Singh Ahluwalia explains why you can't have it all: high food subsidies and cheap kerosene and diesel. He also stands by his poverty line - sort of

Spotted! post -op Sonia images make headlines today
Politics

Spotted! post -op Sonia images make headlines today

Sonia Gandhi's first public appearance marks a slight change in coverage from the issues that have been dominating the media over the last few days

Inflation will remain high for another 8 months: Basu
Economy

Inflation will remain high for another 8 months: Basu

Inflation will remain high till mid-2012, says Kaushik Basu.