A L I Chougule

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Why the cloud of doubt hovers over India’s economic data

Little more than three months ago, a group of 108 economists and social scientists had questioned the credibility of India’s official dat...Read More

Did consolidation of Hindu vote help BJP win bigger mandate?

Did consolidation of Hindu vote help BJP win bigger mandate?

In his victory speech to party workers at the BJP headquarters on May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a Hindi phrase – ‘Do Se Dobar...Read More

World Cup: Can India repeat their success of 2011?

World Cup: Can India repeat their success of 2011?

With the Cricket World Cup finally underway, it’s going to be an exciting contest over the next four weeks between ten teams on hard, hig...Read More

Big victory and bigger challenges

Over the past few days, there has been no dearth of explanations with regard to the BJP’s return to power with a thumping majority. Among...Read More

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a charge sheet in a case related to alleged attempts for revival of Sikh milita...Read More

Ujjain: BJP takes out victory rally

Ujjain: BJP takes out victory rally

Ujjain: After registering thumping victory across the country and in the Ujjain constituency BJP’s local unit took out a triumph rally on...Read More

A significant shift in electoral politics

When 11 million poll officials, over 900 million voters, and 8,000 candidates converge across one million polling booths to participate i...Read More

Niki Lauda remembered in tributes at sombre Monaco

Niki Lauda remembered in tributes at sombre Monaco

Monaco: Poignant tributes to Niki Lauda, including a solitary red baseball cap left hanging on his earphones peg, were all around the Mer...Read More

Buoyed by exit polls, Shiv Sena says Modi government will get second term

Buoyed by exit polls, Shiv Sena says Modi government will get second term

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday expressed confidence that a government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be re-elected for a s...Read More

Key takeaways from the exit polls

Finally, the long-drawn-out election came to an end on May 19. Spread over seven phases and lasting more than 40 days, general election 2...Read More

We will defend ourselves: Saudis

We will defend ourselves: Saudis

Dubai: Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kin...Read More

Is India headed for a coalition government once again?

Is India headed for a coalition government once again?

With one more round of voting yet to go in the general elections, there is a sense of suspense building up before we get to know the fina...Read More

Congress cannot take ‘safe haven’ South for granted

Nestling in the green foothills of Karnataka’s Chikmagalur Mullayangiri ranges and surrounded by lush coffee plantations is scenic Chikma...Read More

Congress, BJP manifestos: Different priorities, clash of ideologies

Congress, BJP manifestos: Different priorities, clash of ideologies

It’s a season of manifestos and promises. Six days after the Congress released its manifesto titled ‘Congress Will Deliver’ for the 2019 ...Read More

Why Amethi is a safer seat for Rahul Gandhi than Wayanad

Why Amethi is a safer seat for Rahul Gandhi than Wayanad

Amethi in Uttar Pradesh is a high profile Lok Sabha constituency. It’s been a family bastion of the Gandhis for more than three decades. ...Read More

NYAY is crucial to tackle abject poverty, rising inequality

On January 28, four days before the budget, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had announced that his party would ensure a Minimum Income Gu...Read More

Lok Sabha polls: Congress flunks alliance test, BJP stands out

Lok Sabha polls: Congress flunks alliance test, BJP stands out

Three months ago, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah had said the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will not be an ordinary election and c...Read More

Brexit: Britain’s mess reaches a turning point

Brexit: Britain’s mess reaches a turning point

Over the last two years, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that ‘Brexit means Brexit’; that she would negotiate a good de...Read More

US affirms plan for 6 nuclear plants in India

New York: The slow-moving US plans to set up six nuclear power plants in India have received a boost as the two nations reiterated their ...Read More

Can mediators hammer a solution to Ayodhya?

Can mediators hammer a solution to Ayodhya?

The decades old Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute pending before the Supreme Court (SC) since 2010 was referred to a mediation process by a t...Read More

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