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NDA In A Flux, Yet At An Advantage

With the withdrawal of the TDP from the National Democratic Alliance — aggravated by the no-confidence motion moved by an MP of the party of Andhra Pradesh — the ruling alliance has entered a fluid state. While the BJP alone still enjoys a majority in the Lok Sabha, it is unlikely that Prime Minister Narendra […]

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India

‘Like-minded’ parties need to sink their differences: Sonia

Mumbai: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today said “like-minded” parties needed to sink local differences in the larger interest of the nation. Gandhi was speaking at the India Today Conclave here. “I as Congress parliamentary party chairperson along with Rahul (Gandhi) and other colleagues have regular meetings with like-minded parties to see if we can work […]

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India

Rafale fighter jet: No deal during UPA regime, says sources

New Delhi: The original deal to procure 126 fighter jet could not go through during the UPA rule despite reaching the final stage as the then Defence Minister AK Antony felt there was something wrong in the process and asked for a review, defence ministry sources claimed. The sources talked about Antony’s intervention while asserting that […]

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India

Growth rate in UPA was better than NDA govt: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram today took a swipe at the NDA government for claiming that the growth rate was better in its rule, saying it was lower than UPA’s 10 years average and was going downward. In multiple tweets, Chidambaram said the World Bank’s former chief economist Kaushik Basu had stated that India’s growth […]

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Editorial Views

Joke Called ‘Special Package’

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s act of threatening the Bharatiya Janata Party around the time of the Budget only to beat a hasty retreat reminds one of his counterparts in Bihar and West Bengal who have been harking after a ‘special package’ for their respective States for donkey’s years — never to be […]

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India

Sonia calls for oppn unity as BSP skips crucial meet

New Delhi: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today called for opposition unity on issues of national importance both inside and outside Parliament as she chaired a meeting of leaders of 17 non-NDA parties, where the BSP was missing. Gandhi, the Congress Parliamentary Party leader and UPA chairperson, told opposition leaders that they should set aside their differences […]

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India

Sonia can pull allies together: Moily

Hyderabad: Sonia Gandhi continues to be the UPA chairperson because of her ability to pull the allies together, Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily said today, amid attempts at building a united opposition to take on the BJP. There were speculations on whether Rahul Gandhi would step into the position after he recently became the […]

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Editorial

BJP Govt: Three Years Of A Better Congress

On 26 May, BJP president Amit Shah addressed a press conference, reading out a list of ‘achievements’ of the Narendra Modi government, most programmes in which were INC-led UPA government’s initiatives — albeit with better outcomes. Given the history of the second 2 of the 3 years that the NDA government has been around, the […]

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Economy

FDI: A grand success story of Modi govt

New Delhi: From today onwards, we are publishing a series of report cards on the performance of the Narendra Modi government. This will continue till 26 May, the day when ministers of the current government were sworn in. We begin with the government’s performance in bringing in foreign direct investment (FDI). In the last 3 […]

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India

Oppn, section of media slam govt for NDTV ban

[stextbox id=”alert”]BJP rubbishes the allegations, questioning why nobody revolted when the UPA government took channels off air on 28 occasions between 2005 and 2013[/stextbox] New Delhi: Opposition leaders like Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, etc and several members of the journalistic fraternity have criticised the NDA […]