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India  /  Published 20.02.19

Nirmala makes captive-market pitch to foreign defence firms

The Union government on Wednesday made a fervent call to defence manufacturers from around the world to invest in India, saying 100 per cent foreign direct investment is allowed in the segment.In her ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 19.02.19

All vs Modi (plus AIADMK & others)

The BJP on Tuesday clinched an electoral pact with Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK, a day after party chief Amit Shah had swallowed the Shiv Sena’s repeated barbs to finalise a seat-share deal with the...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

The Congress must lead from behind

One of his key tenets of leadership Nelson Mandela had grasped from the pastoral practices of his ancestry. He used to call it leading from behind, just like herders of the African bush would daily le...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.20

Economy: Here comes the storm

For quite some time now, the National Democratic Alliance government seems lost in imagining that the economic crisis can be wished away. The Economist has called the ruling dispensation an “incompe...
By Arun Bhatnagar

India  /  Published 18.12.19

Not an appeal but expression of disgust

In the season of appeals, a father and his daughter have written a letter to the Prime Minister, specifically stating that it is not an appeal but “an expression of disgust, fear and anxiety”.Shre...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


Politics  /  Published 13.01.19

The challenge within Nitin

Who is this Gadkari, asked Mamata Banerjee. It was the summer of 2009, and Banerjee, who was then rail minister, was meeting a delegation from Karnataka led by the late Ananth Kumar. It was time to el...
By V. Kumara Swamy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.01.19

Saugata Roy shakes and stirs 007 Jaitley

Trinamul Congress MP Saugata Roy on Wednesday took potshots at Arun Jaitley during the Rafale deal debate in the Lok Sabha, questioning the finance minister’s French pronunciation and describing him...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 05.12.19

Women hit streets over onion in Tinsukia

By Mukesh Kumar Singh in Dhubri

Bihar  /  Published 11.12.18

BJP headache could worsen

The Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP’s exit from the NDA and the outcome of the Assembly elections in five states is going to add to the BJP’s headache as far as division of Lok Sabha seats in Bihar for ...
By Sanjeev Kumar Verma in Patna

India  /  Published 10.12.18

Minister ‘rubber-stamp’ stab at PM

Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has managed to create a stir — not by resigning as expected but by conveying directly to Narendra Modi that the cabinet has been reduced to a “mere rubber stamp” ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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