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Modi’s winning strategy in South

The BJP’s hope of shoring up its Lok Sabha strength has brightened because of its ability to stitch together an alliance that the party claims will surprise political pundits. According to a survey, the BJP and its allies are set to strengthen their position, winning up to six Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu, and […]

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Tytler innocent, opines Amarinder, courts controversy

Captain Amarinder Singh, contesting from Amritsar, has landed into controversy by terming Jagdish Tyler innocent in the anti-Sikh 1984 riots. Most Sikhs hold Tytler guilty for the mayhem that took place on the streets of Delhi. Tytler is largely perceived as the Congressman who had directed mobs to loot and kill Sikhs following the assassination […]

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Weather menace may mean bad economy, Modi’s problems may multiply

A sudden change in the weather pattern across the country has led to scores of deaths from natural causes. While people died of sunstroke in Odisha, in Gujarat the casualty was due to thunderstorm. At least five people have died due to sunstroke in Odisha this summer, an official said on Monday. Two people died […]

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Parliament alone can amend or repeal Sec 377: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to relook into its verdict criminalizing gay sex in the country. A bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya, in their in-chamber proceedings, dismissed a bunch of petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict declaring gay sex an offence […]

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Modi’s ‘Chai pe Charcha’ to challenge Aiyar’s ilk

New Delhi: The prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, has devised a plan to turn the tables on Indian National Congress (INC) leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for the latter’s jibe on his childhood profession of tea-selling. He will reaching out to voters by organising political discussions in makeshift and permanent tea […]