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President's Rule in Maharashtra: If governments cannot be changed through elections, democracy stands diminished
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President's Rule in Maharashtra: If governments cannot be changed through elections, democracy stands diminished

The use of President's Rule to keep opposition parties out of power was a favoured tactic in the country during the rule of Indira Gandhi, when the Congress was a behemoth of the sort that the BJP is now becoming. If every election leads to the rule of the same party and largely the same few individuals, it is not very different from the one-party rule of China.

Uttar Pradesh bears I-T burden of its MLAs with 'meagre earnings' of Rs 1.9 lakh a month; India's VVIP culture runs deeper than defunct red beacons
India

Uttar Pradesh bears I-T burden of its MLAs with 'meagre earnings' of Rs 1.9 lakh a month; India's VVIP culture runs deeper than defunct red beacons

According to the affidavits filed by the candidates in the Legislative Assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, more than 80 percent of MLAs were multi-millionaire.

Union Budget 2019: From 1973 ‘Black Budget’ to 1997 “Dream Budget’, a look back at key Budgets in last 7 decades
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Union Budget 2019: From 1973 ‘Black Budget’ to 1997 “Dream Budget’, a look back at key Budgets in last 7 decades

The Budget is remembered for the introduction of Wealth Tax, which remained in some form or the other for the next six decades.

Rajmohan Gandhi appears to be banking on collective amnesia by criticising Modi for Bofors references
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Rajmohan Gandhi appears to be banking on collective amnesia by criticising Modi for Bofors references

Though there is no doubt about the profound scholarship of Rajmohan Gandhi, his adherence to truth appears suspect, as seen from his recent article.

Gopalganj to Raisina review: Lalu Prasad Yadav writes himself a character certificate, rather than a personal memoir
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Gopalganj to Raisina review: Lalu Prasad Yadav writes himself a character certificate, rather than a personal memoir

Gopalganj to Raisina follows a predictable route, scarcely interjected by insights into anything other than Lalu Prasad Yadav’s politics. Some of the more interesting revelations include a story involving him and Nitish Kumar, where he confesses that the duo would loiter around the Prime Minister’s Office in the hope of being noticed for ministerial roles

Rahul Gandhi rakes up Rafale case in a manner that disregards truth and consistently hurts his own cause
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Rahul Gandhi rakes up Rafale case in a manner that disregards truth and consistently hurts his own cause

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is political capital via the Rafale issue not on lies, but on outright gibberish

HD Deve Gowda rejects BJP’s dismissal of ‘grand alliance government’; former PM says 1996 coalition is proof of success
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HD Deve Gowda rejects BJP’s dismissal of ‘grand alliance government’; former PM says 1996 coalition is proof of success

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday rejected claims of BJP leaders that a "grand alliance government" will create chaos, and said the multi-party dispensation led by him had proved it can work.

Cop killings in UP: Yogi Adityanath's macho posturing does little to address crisis of confidence in law and order machinery
India

Cop killings in UP: Yogi Adityanath's macho posturing does little to address crisis of confidence in law and order machinery

As an administrator, Adityanath likes to portray a ‘tough guy’ image, promoting police encounters and declaring that “human rights are for common man, not criminals and terrorists”. It is the language of vigilantes, not the elected chief minister of a state.

Ghazipur violence: 11 arrested after constable's death in stone pelting; Congress calls it 'Adityanath's jungle rule'
India

Ghazipur violence: 11 arrested after constable's death in stone pelting; Congress calls it 'Adityanath's jungle rule'

The Congress on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a police constable in Ghazipur in stone pelting by a mob, alleging that in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's "jungle rule" neither the people were safe, nor the police.

Former Shankaracharya Swami Satyamitranand Giri urges Narendra Modi to build Ram temple in Ayodhya, to go on fast from 6 Dec
India

Former Shankaracharya Swami Satyamitranand Giri urges Narendra Modi to build Ram temple in Ayodhya, to go on fast from 6 Dec

Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up cudgels for building a Ram temple in Ayodhya without worrying for his government, prominent Hindu seer Swami Satyamitranand Giri on Monday said he would go on a fast from 6 December for the cause.

Conflict being created in society on regional lines to fetch votes, says Nitish Kumar
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Conflict being created in society on regional lines to fetch votes, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said an atmosphere of conflict is being created in society to divide voters on the lines of religion to fetch votes.

PNB tried cover up before Nirav Modi scam exploded: Transferred staff at Hong Kong, Dubai for revealing irregularities
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PNB tried cover up before Nirav Modi scam exploded: Transferred staff at Hong Kong, Dubai for revealing irregularities

Investigators have learnt that PNB acted against two staffers, posted in Hong Kong and Dubai, for highlighting colossal anomalies in the banking system.

TDP's NDA exit not an isolated incident; BJP might end up facing 'united' regional resistance ahead of 2019 polls
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TDP's NDA exit not an isolated incident; BJP might end up facing 'united' regional resistance ahead of 2019 polls

As the old polity unravels, BJP is finding itself isolated more and more while its rivals discover a new thread to bind them together ahead of 2019 polls.

PNB Scam: CBI, ED on verge of becoming blood hounds for Raid Raj; could imperil banking system
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PNB Scam: CBI, ED on verge of becoming blood hounds for Raid Raj; could imperil banking system

The way the CBI and ED have been pursuing cases of alleged irregularities in the banking and finance sector is bound to send a chill down banking and corporate sectors and make them common hate figures.

Budget 2018: Bringing back wealth and inheritance tax will pay rich political dividends
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Budget 2018: Bringing back wealth and inheritance tax will pay rich political dividends

Reintroduction of estate duty and wealth tax would go some way in disabusing the notion that Modi’s is a suit-boot ki sarkar, an allegation that often resonates with the poorer segments of the electorate

Narendra Modi meets Karunanidhi; PM stumps rivals' myth of intolerance against opponents with warmth towards Kalaignar
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Narendra Modi meets Karunanidhi; PM stumps rivals' myth of intolerance against opponents with warmth towards Kalaignar

Contrary to the perception that Narendra Modi holds his opponents in contempt and is intolerant towards ideological rivals, here is a strong lesson.

Bofors scam: CBI to look into Michael Hershman's allegations of Rajiv Gandhi govt sabotaging investigation
India

Bofors scam: CBI to look into Michael Hershman's allegations of Rajiv Gandhi govt sabotaging investigation

The CBI said it would look into Bofors scam allegations mentioned by Michael Hershman, who alleged that Rajiv Gandhi government had sabotaged his investigation.

Bofors scam: Smriti Irani holds press conference in Delhi, demands Congress' response to Michael Hershman's allegations
India

Bofors scam: Smriti Irani holds press conference in Delhi, demands Congress' response to Michael Hershman's allegations

Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to put the Congress in the dock on the Bofors issue, citing claims of a private investigator involved in its probe

Arun Shourie says he made a mistake by supporting Narendra Modi as PM, slams govt over job losses
Politics

Arun Shourie says he made a mistake by supporting Narendra Modi as PM, slams govt over job losses

BJP leader and former minister Arun Shourie on Friday said he mad made a "mistake" by supporting Narendra Modi to be the prime minister.