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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Opinion  /  Published 04.03.20

Civil service to politics. But why?

I think the first Indian Foreign Service officer to quit the service was Manohar Lal Sondhi of the 1956 batch, if memory serves right. There had been an earlier pull out – an officer with a Bengali ...
By Mani Shankar Aiyer in

North East  /  Published 08.02.20

Life has come full circle for Zoramthanga

In 1986, Zoramthanga walked back from Chhimtalang, the then central headquarters of the outlawed Mizo National Front (MNF) deep inside Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts, with hundreds of MNF fight...
By Subir Bhaumik in

India  /  Published 26.12.19

Congress challenges government on NPR format

The Congress has emphasised that the UPA government had shelved a pilot project on citizenship determination that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration had christened the “National Population Regi...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

States  /  Published 25.12.19

Das defends self, blames ‘traitors’

Outgoing chief minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday said that he would serve the BJP as an ordinary party worker.Das has been facing attacks within the party and from outside that his “arrogance” an...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.12.19

NRC here to stay: Rajnath

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that the BJP would form a majority government in Jharkhand.Singh, addressing a public meeting at K.B. High school ground in Dumri, said the BJP...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Giridih

India  /  Published 08.12.19

Met Shourie Ji, tweets Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former Union minister Arun Shourie at a hospital in Pune on Sunday evening and spent nearly 15 minutes with the author.Modi tweeted: “In Pune, I met former Union Min...
By PTI in Pune

India  /  Published 19.11.19

Withdrawal of Gandhis' SPG cover issue raised

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday raised the issue of withdrawal of SPG security cover to the Gandhi family, but the government said he cannot raise the matter in Zero Hour as he had n...
By PTI in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 31.10.19

The Kashmir conflict: Then and Now

***Can Jammu and Kashmir recover from this low? Can a new peace process rise from the old one’s ashes?The lessons we learn from Jammu and Kashmir’s history are several. The past fifteen years thre...
By Radha Kumar in

India  /  Published 24.10.19

Doob maro? Ha ha ha!

A deathless rumour that Sharad Pawar has battled more than anything else in his life is of his imminent entry into the BJP. The fight he put up in this Maharashtra election, probably his last electora...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.10.19

Shastra Pujan: Rajnath's golden opportunity

The large-scale mocking on Twitter notwithstanding, the Union defence minister, Rajnath Singh, is reported to be very happy over the wide publicity that his move to perform “shastra pujan” (weapon...
By The Telegraph in


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