Bharat Raut

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Ayodhya: A devotee prays at Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas kaaryashala in Ayodhya.

Does Ayodhya verdict mean a closure?

The Bench also directed the Union Government to create such a mechanism through which these orders are followed.

Deepak Chahar takes a hat-trick, picks up six wickets for seven runs to record best figures in the history of T20I

Deepak Chahar takes a hat-trick, picks up six wickets for seven runs to record best figures in the history of T20I

Pacers Deepak Chahar (6/7 in 3.2 overs), who registered the best figures in a T20 match on Sunday besides becoming the first Indian to ta...Read More

Does Ayodhya verdict mean a closure?

Does Ayodhya verdict mean a closure?

What was happening…not happening for the last seven decades has finally happened and the five-member bench of the Supreme Court comprisin...Read More

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (R) at the joint press conference.

Will the steadfast players in Maharashtra, please stand up?

As I write this column there is a standstill in the formation of a new government to run Maharashtra. Assembly elections are over and the...Read More

If BJP wins, what will be Sena’s pound of flesh?

If BJP wins, what will be Sena’s pound of flesh?

As you read this column, elections to return 288 members to the Maharashtra State Assembly are already underway. By 7 PM today the voting...Read More

Watchful opposition grows against confident BJP-Shiv Sena

Watchful opposition grows against confident BJP-Shiv Sena

Leaders of both the parties in the alliance are aware of this eventuality, and thus confident. Not that they or their respective parties ...Read More

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Our Defence Minister is a trailblazer

Even as all guns have started firing in Maharashtra and Haryana for their State Assembly elections, one should not ignore the development...Read More

All Rajes gathered, BJP advances in Maharashtra

All Rajes gathered, BJP advances in Maharashtra

The state recently experienced a severe drought in most of Vidarbha and Marathwada followed by terrible floods in the Southern districts

With nepotism at play in INC, unrest bubbles over

With nepotism at play in INC, unrest bubbles over

What is worrisome for the oldest political organ of the nation is that though the party has a relatively young leadership (Rahul Gandhi),...Read More

Unwelcome, Sonia Gandhi sits on seat of fire

Unwelcome, Sonia Gandhi sits on seat of fire

Sonia Gandhi's second act as Congress president is, well, eventful. She took over the party from her son, Rahul, when it was fighting an ...Read More

Arun Jaitley: Golden man with no elective merit

Arun Jaitley: Golden man with no elective merit

With the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday morning, India has lost not only a politician par excellence and an ex...Read More

No option but to anoint Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to the throne

No option but to anoint Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to the throne

If Fadnavis really refuses entry to new applicants hereafter, the obvious choice left to them is the BJP ally Shiv Sena. I will not be su...Read More

Was the first budget of Modi 2.0 up to the mark?

Was the first budget of Modi 2.0 up to the mark?

The first-ever major task of the Modi 2.0 Government after it assumed office is finally complete with the presentation of the Budget for ...Read More

RBI crisis: The issue cries for special attention

RBI crisis: The issue cries for special attention

Now that Modi 2.0 Government is sitting pretty in the saddle of the Union Government, with a huge majority in the Lok Sabha, and thus, do...Read More

One Nation; One Election: Is it feasible?

One Nation; One Election: Is it feasible?

Not even a month after the world’s largest elections in history, the debate about “one nation, one election” has been resurrected

(PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

After exit polls, nation waits with bated breath

With the completion of the seventh phase of polling on Sunday, the process of exercising franchise is over at the national level. Now, th...Read More

None would be ready to play second fiddle

None would be ready to play second fiddle

Now that the sixth of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election voting is underway, most of the Indian constituencies have voted for the next Lo...Read More

Mayawati-Congress tussle: Will it prove to be fatal?

Mayawati-Congress tussle: Will it prove to be fatal?

Now that voting for the fifth phase is underway, almost two third of India has exercised the right to franchise. Two more phases still re...Read More

Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP

Congress party scores a Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra self-goal

Within hours, after you receive a copy of this newspaper, the last phase of voting for Lok Sabha in Maharashtra would be off the block. W...Read More

Enter Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, as ‘national’ security issue fails to cut ice

Enter Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, as ‘national’ security issue fails to cut ice

No, by no means do I intend to defend the candidature of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, accused of murder, conspiracy and more in the bomb blasts ...Read More

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