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Feb 26, 2018
'People fed up of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's false promises': Madhya Pradesh Congress in-charge Deepak Babaria predicts thumping victoryOut of power in Madhya Pradesh for 14 long years, the Congress is pulling out all stops to regain its foothold.
Feb 07, 2018
BJP faces catch-22 in Vasundhara Raje's Rajasthan: Alwar, Ajmer bypolls point to disaster, but no replacement for CM at handChief Minister Vasundhara Raje would have inspired Joseph Heller to write a political version of Catch-22. The premise would have been almost the same: You can't quit flying fighter planes until you are declared insane, you can't be called insane till you keep flying sorties.
Dec 12, 2017
Gorkhaland agitation: Amid Mamata Banerjee and Bimal Gurung's political battle, Darjeeling gears up for tourism, business festivalThe wintry air is crisp in the Hills of West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts but the haze of uncertainty is yet to clear from the political landscape. And it is in such surroundings that the local ruling dispensation, prodded on by the West Bengal government that has set it up, is taking recourse to staging a tourism festival as well as a first-time business meet there, both of which will not only be showcasing the region’s potentials as a destination for holiday-makers and investors alike but also, perhaps more critically, its claims of success in restoring normality after months of political turmoil sparked by a 104-day-long lock down to press for a separate “Gorkhaland” state.
Nov 24, 2017
'Modi lost his touch, sentimental appeals won't work': Alpesh Thakor oozes confidence ahead of Gujarat polls"Narendra Modi ji will come and cry," predicted OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, seated inside a swiftly moving SUV on the Radhanpur-Patan highway.
May 19, 2017
Iran Presidential Election 2017: A primer on voting, governance and clerical powerIranians are voting Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?
May 19, 2017
Iran Presidential Election 2017: All you need to know about the candidates and the issuesOn Friday, Iran goes to the polls to pick their next president. History favours incumbent president Hassan Rouhani—every Iranian president since 1981 has won re-election—but there are signs of trouble on the horizon.