New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Former President Pranab Mukherjee at the swearing-in ceremony of Kovind, at the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi on July 25, 2017.
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A strange omission in President’s first speech

July 26, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind’s first speech as President was in keeping with his low-key personality. He said all the right things about his illustrious predecessors, including Pranab Mukherjee, and also about Indian poverty and diversity and […]

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It’s battle for prestige in Nandyal by-election

July 23, 2017

 Vijayawada, June 22: Ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the opposition YSR Congress Party are gearing for an all-out war in Nandyal by-election.   The result in this assembly constituency will be seen as a […]

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Kovind as President: Not a tectonic shift

July 22, 2017

Only the naive will believe that the elevation of a Dalit, Ramnath Kovind, as the President is of seminal importance either for the community or for the party which chose him. For one, the Bharatiya […]

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Will drug racket probe reach logical end?

July 16, 2017

Hyderabad, July 16: After sending shock waves in educational institutions, the startling facts emerging from the investigations in Hyderabad-based drug racket have now rocked the Telugu film industry. Close on the heels of sensational finding […]

West Midnapore: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses during an election rally in West Midnapore of West Bengal on March 25, 2016.
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Enemy’s enemy is my friend

July 15, 2017

On the eve of the May 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked Mamata Bannerjee and the Left-Congress front in equal measure, the crowd’s response […]

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Is Nitish Kumar on a losing wicket?

July 15, 2017

Nitish Kumar is in a bind. He knows that the mahagathbandhan or grand alliance in Bihar is fraying at the edges, but he doesn’t know which way to turn. If he responds to the Bharatiya […]

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Shastri, Dravid and Zaheer know how to get along

July 14, 2017

Ever since the glorified designation of chief national coach came into Indian cricket’s lexicon, speculation and controversy have stayed closely associated with the high profile appointment. The only difference in the last two appointments is […]

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