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Karnataka Assembly Election Results: BJP doesn’t win, Congress defeated

Karnataka Assembly Election Results: BJP doesn’t win, Congress defeated

Whether or not the Karnataka outcome is a win for Narendra Modi, it certainly is a defeat for Rahul Gandhi. While the backroom manoeuvrin...Read More

Opposition unity alone can fend off BJP challenge

Opposition unity alone can fend off BJP challenge

The results of the Karnataka assembly elections have grim lessons for the opposition parties, especially the Congress Party led by Rahul ...Read More

Karnataka Assembly Elections: Narendra Modi magic is yet to diminish

Karnataka Assembly Elections: Narendra Modi magic is yet to diminish

It is Modi’s success in catching the imagination of the younger generation with their belief in the economic reforms set in motion in 199...Read More

BJP too needs to reorient itself

BJP too needs to reorient itself

While the Governor’s final decision to invite Kumaraswamy to form a government could take time, there would be no dearth of attempts to n...Read More

India and Nepal: Pragmatism on both sides

India and Nepal: Pragmatism on both sides

Amidst the all-engaging focus on the Karnataka poll, the prime minister paid a much-needed, and successful, visit to Nepal. After the rec...Read More

Karnataka: Making sense of the exit polls

Karnataka: Making sense of the exit polls

After weeks of political slugfest characterised by a highly aggressive campaign that turned into a street fight between the Congress and ...Read More

BJP is inadequate, Narendra Modi is not

BJP is inadequate, Narendra Modi is not

Siddramaiah has tried very hard to give a distinctly Kannada flavour to the elections, even at the risk of being dubbed regionalist. He s...Read More

India-China and North Korea-South Korea: The Tale of two summits

India-China and North Korea-South Korea: The Tale of two summits

Last week, the world witnessed two summits between two separate sets of  leaders whose countries have been locked in bitter recrimination...Read More

The ignorance and arrogance of  Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi

The ignorance and arrogance of Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi

The Lt. Governor of Puducherry Dr. Kiran Bedi has been correctly slammed for her diktat that distribution of free rice to the poor in Pud...Read More

CJI Impeachment: Dismissal of notice; how far is too far?

CJI Impeachment: Dismissal of notice; how far is too far?

Even as self-proclaimed Guru Asaram Bapu has been sentenced for life in jail by a Jodhpur court and the election campaign for Karnataka s...Read More

Chargesheet against terror

Chargesheet against terror

The chargesheet filed by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) against the Pakistan-based leading perpetrators of terror against India ...Read More

Good fences make good neighbours

Good fences make good neighbours

Not having learnt its lesson over Iraq, the United States seems all set to kindle the fires of another West Asian conflict and possibly p...Read More

Reservation: Separate electorates for different occupations

Reservation: Separate electorates for different occupations

The present system reserves certain constituencies in the elections for candidates from the Scheduled Castes. All the voters from that co...Read More

Abolishing the Haj subsidy

Abolishing the Haj subsidy

Not unlike the pending legislation to ban triple talaq, the central government’s decision to abolish the Haj subsidy is as per the direct...Read More

Padmaavat Supreme Court Hearing: No to mob rule

Padmaavat Supreme Court Hearing: No to mob rule

It is highly regrettable that the makers of the Bollywood film, ‘Padmaavat’ had to approach the Supreme Court in order for them to be abl...Read More

Supreme Court Crisis: Senior judges had no choice but to save their souls

Supreme Court Crisis: Senior judges had no choice but to save their souls

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times for the judiciary. It is a time of sadness, it is a time of joy because at last the muc...Read More

Union Budget 2018: A tough task for Arun Jaitley

Union Budget 2018: A tough task for Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for the full year, 2018-19, on February 1. This will be his last before the g...Read More

FDI: Maharashtra aims high, but shoots low

FDI: Maharashtra aims high, but shoots low

The latest figures from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should give Maharashtra immense cause for cheer. It became the biggest recipient ...Read More

Supreme Court Crisis: Unfortunate turn of judicial events

Supreme Court Crisis: Unfortunate turn of judicial events

The manner in which four senior judges of the Supreme Court – Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Bhimrao Lokur and Kurian Jo...Read More

Supreme Court Crisis: Forgive and forget, Chelameswar and Co.

Supreme Court Crisis: Forgive and forget, Chelameswar and Co.

The crisis in the Supreme Court triggered by the unprecedented press conference by the four senior-most judges last Friday continues. Con...Read More

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