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Pakistanis scared of Modi?

We are not describing the scenario with softer words like “wary” or “apprehensive” for the simple reason that commentary in the media of Pakistan has got into an all-out scare-mongering business, seeing a groundswell of support for the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in India. Pakistani journalists are apprehensive of military retaliation in case […]

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Second largest voting round today

Voting for the second biggest phase of the Lok Sabha elections are on, with more than 180 million voters casting their will across 117 constituencies. Polling for 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra are underway in the third and final round of voting in the State. As many as 338 candidates are in the fray. […]

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AAP wants to empower villages without protecting Dalits

In the programme Ghoshnapatra ofABP News, Kumar Vishwas tells journalist Surajit Dasgupta that lack of internal democracy in the AAP is the latter’s personal problem. He refuses to assure Dalits they won’t be persecuted by thegram sabhas to which police must report according to the AAP manifesto. He says we are entitled to differ with […]

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RSS unhappy with Rajnath’s skull cap

The RSS is rattled by Modi’s anti-Muslim image projected by the thoughtless actions of some BJP leaders. They did not mind till Modi was facing barbs of leaders of the so-called secular parties. Actions of some senior party leaders show that they too have joined the anti-Modi camp, the Sangh feels. The RSS’s ire is […]

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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 […]