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No sympathy for LK Advani: Behind BJP veteran's bombastic blog lie sentiments that echo Narendra Modi, Amit Shah
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No sympathy for LK Advani: Behind BJP veteran's bombastic blog lie sentiments that echo Narendra Modi, Amit Shah

The truth is that the grand statement ‘nation first’ is actually empty and foolish. It doesn’t mean anything.

LK Advani uses statesmanship as mere political tool; his moral position shifts in tandem with his political graph
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LK Advani uses statesmanship as mere political tool; his moral position shifts in tandem with his political graph

Long before he spearheaded the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, Advani sought to carve out a Hindu vote-bank and undermine India’s composite culture.

Narendra Modi blunts LK Advani's latest jibe by owning it, reminds BJP veteran that timing is everything
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Narendra Modi blunts LK Advani's latest jibe by owning it, reminds BJP veteran that timing is everything

For bringing to public consciousness the realisation that another idea of India exists, LK Advani deserved a more respectful send-off.

LK Advani's blog: While Narendra Modi praises veteran's ideals, Opposition says ruling party should listen to dissenting voice of senior leader
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LK Advani's blog: While Narendra Modi praises veteran's ideals, Opposition says ruling party should listen to dissenting voice of senior leader

Ahead of the BJP’s foundation day, Advani said, "Right from its inception, the BJP has never regarded those who disagree with us politically as our 'enemies', but only as our adversaries. Similarly, in our conception of Indian nationalism, we have never regarded those who disagree with us politically as 'anti-national'."

LK Advani's blog post 'important intervention' for BJP, says ex-aide; slams Modi, calls Rahul Gandhi his 'true follower'
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LK Advani's blog post 'important intervention' for BJP, says ex-aide; slams Modi, calls Rahul Gandhi his 'true follower'

Former aide of veteran BJP leader LK Advani, Sudheendra Kulkarni, on Thursday praised the senior politician, and said that he has emerged as a "respected margdarshak" (guide) for the whole nation.

Milind Deora column: India should not lose sight of long-term economic interests amid anti-China, anti-Pakistan jingoism
India

Milind Deora column: India should not lose sight of long-term economic interests amid anti-China, anti-Pakistan jingoism

Our general demeanour towards China has been one of steady disengagement, and we’re only hurting our country and the economy in the process, writes former Union minister Milind Deora.

Full text: Vice-President Hamid Ansari's speech at Mumbai University
India

Full text: Vice-President Hamid Ansari's speech at Mumbai University

Arguing that bonhomie between the different South Asian countries can happen only through utilising an accommodating rather than an exclusionary approach, Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said that it is the only practical approach to the possibility of a "South Asian Union" that would allow negative perceptions in the troubled subcontinent to fade away.

Shiv Sena protests at Sudheendra Kulkarni's press conference for hosting Pakistani delegates
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Shiv Sena protests at Sudheendra Kulkarni's press conference for hosting Pakistani delegates

In yet another attack on ORF chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni, Shiv Sena activists on Tuesday tried to disrupt his press conference in South Mumbai.

Watch: Larry Summers says only reforms in higher education can propel India on growth path
India

Watch: Larry Summers says only reforms in higher education can propel India on growth path

The professor said the government should permit private universities and give both public and private universities flexibility to attract best teaching talent.

Sudheendra Kulkarni to attend Kasuri's book launch in Pakistan
India

Sudheendra Kulkarni to attend Kasuri's book launch in Pakistan

Observer Research Foundation Chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni, who was sprayed with black paint by Shiv Sainiks for organising former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch in Mumbai, will travel to Karachi next week to attend the launch of the same book.

Historians issue statement criticizing PM Modi for 'highly vitiated atmosphere'
India

Historians issue statement criticizing PM Modi for 'highly vitiated atmosphere'

After writers, artists, filmmakers and scientists, over 50 historians on Thursday came out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not making any reassuring statement.

One year on, Shiv Sena-BJP acrimony pushes allies further apart in Maharashtra
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One year on, Shiv Sena-BJP acrimony pushes allies further apart in Maharashtra

One year into office, its relationship with ally Shiv Sena appears to be turning increasingly bitter, with the chief minister now openly hitting out at the party.

Alleged Shiv Sena workers disrupt play by Pakistani actors in Gurgaon
India

Alleged Shiv Sena workers disrupt play by Pakistani actors in Gurgaon

Shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, alleged Shiv Sena activists on Saturday disrupted a drama by some Pakistani actors in Gurgaon.

We are still tigers, you have become lambs: Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray slams BJP
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We are still tigers, you have become lambs: Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray slams BJP

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday struck an uncharacteristically aggressive posture against the BJP, his party's coalition partner in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena's Dussehra rally: Uddhav likely to break silence over party's strained ties with BJP
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Shiv Sena's Dussehra rally: Uddhav likely to break silence over party's strained ties with BJP

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is expected to break his silence on his party's turbulent relationship with coalition partner BJP at Dussehra rally.

Vandalism 'disturbing trend', some BJP soundbite champions have been put on notice, says Arun Jaitley
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Vandalism 'disturbing trend', some BJP soundbite champions have been put on notice, says Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday came out strongly against the "extremely disturbing trend" of people resorting to vandalism to register contrarian views and said there has to be a proper "civilised mode" of discussing and debating issues.

First Kulkarni, now Engineer Rashid: Hindu Sena activists blacken J&K MLA's face with ink
India

First Kulkarni, now Engineer Rashid: Hindu Sena activists blacken J&K MLA's face with ink

Three men reportedly from Hindu Sena threw ink on the face of Engineer Rashid, independent MLA of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

Rajdeep’s loaded question and Naseeruddin’s answer are 2 sides of same coin: Inability to see beyond religious identities
India

Rajdeep’s loaded question and Naseeruddin’s answer are 2 sides of same coin: Inability to see beyond religious identities

More and more Muslims believe that their religious identity makes them vulnerable to attacks. Rajdeep’s loaded question to Shah suggesting whether he thought he was being picked on because of his name and Shah’s answer are two sides of the same coin. Both the interviewer and the interviewee are known and respected for their secular and liberal worldview; and, yet, both can’t seem to see beyond religious identities.

'Modi known and respected for Godhra', says Sena after PM calls Ghulam Ali fiasco 'unfortunate'
India

'Modi known and respected for Godhra', says Sena after PM calls Ghulam Ali fiasco 'unfortunate'

Stepping up its ante against the government after Narendra Modi termed as "unfortunate" the cancellation of Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday invoked the Prime Minister's past saying he "is known and respected due to Godhra and Ahmedabad".

People of Mumbai have rejected Shiv Sena's approach on Pakistan, says Kulkarni
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People of Mumbai have rejected Shiv Sena's approach on Pakistan, says Kulkarni

Sudheendra Kulkarni, chairperson of the Observer Research Foundation says the people of Mumbai have rejected the Shiv Sena’s approach on both the right to freedom of expression as well as the need for an Indo-Pakistan dialogue.