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Massive database on migrant labour will help bring reforms

At present only 15 urban centres account for 80% of the GDP. If employment is available in more urban centres...

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Vocal for local, with global reach

Paradigm shifting reform rolled out with an omnibus relief package; implementation is key. Appropriating catastrophe into probability, the Narendra Modi...

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Are we the people capable of fighting the corona pandemic?  

The impatience displayed in defying the lockdown is an ominous pointer.   The unruly scenes outside liquor shops across the...

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Vertical mobility of BJP

‘Who says there is no alternative to Congress? I see the alternative in the form of BJP,’ Chagla had said....

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Positivity in the time of tragedy

A leader’s prime task during crisis is to keep the peoples’ spirit high: Friday’s appeal, unleashing the power of positivity,...

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Political dynasties back in focus

A Punjabi adage, ‘haveli ki umra sau saal ’ is being cited for the present state of the political dynasty...

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To rejuvenate, Congress needs a Congress(R)

Unlike 1967, 1977 and 1988, dissent is limited to murmur; no one is standing up to bell the cat.  ...

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Lesson of Delhi: Nationalism alone cannot be electoral plank

The results in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand had shown that local issues matter in a state election. Will Bihar, which...

New Delhi: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Rahul Gandhi, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja and Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren after a meeting of opposition pa

Congress becomes a bit player in state after state

There is ambiguity in Congress leadership. It has an acting and not and active president. On 15 January 1980, Indira...

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PM relies on ‘Bharat Club’ to restore buoyancy in a sagging economy

Protests over the citizenship law have come at a time when India’s biggest leverage—its economy—is facing deceleration, bringing Narendra Modi...

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Real Kashmir triumphs as a bumpy year ends

Amidst turmoil in the rest of the country a ray of hope emerges in the winter chill as troops are...

Mumbai: Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress combine public parade of their 162 supporting MLAs in a bid to disprove the claims of 170 legislators made by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Ajit Pawar on Nov 25, 2019. Besides the enthusiasti

Man for all seasons: Pawar sets Maharashtra agenda on his terms

Sharad Pawar paved the way for NCP joining hands with Congress in 1999, 2004 and again in 2019.    ...

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RS is forum for checks and balances, not checkmates

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s newspaper article published on the day Rajya Sabha held its 250th sitting on 18 November set...

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Post Ayodhya, dithering of past regimes needs to be demolished

Contrary to the common belief that it was the Palampur resolution adopted by the Bharatiya Janata Party in June 1989...

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Modi diplomacy outsmarts boisterous Imran Khan Niazi

PM intends presenting before the comity of nations India’s role on the global platform, which includes inter alia sustainable development...

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Congress corrodes and erodes: Nehru’s prophecy on Article 370 applies to party he nurtured

Alienation of Kashmiri people was accentuated by Congress manoeuvres of 1983. The need of the hour is to integrate Kashmir....

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Will next Congress president be mukt of Priyanka’s shadow?

As the Indian National Congress looks for a successor to Rahul Gandhi, it may be worthwhile to recall the circumstances...

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi, on Saturday. IANS

The fall and fall of Congress

Congresspersons over the past 50 years have not looked beyond the Nehru-Gandhi household.   Sonia Gandhi’s biographer, Rasheed Kidwai, in...

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Recent speculation on Indira and Sanjay not borne out by inquisition

Hearsay and gossip not the best tools of chronicling.   Two stories of the Emergency era have been going round...

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Fernandes resisted politics of personality cult in the name of social justice

The importance of Fernandes can be gauged from the way his arrest during Emergency was planned and executed.   New...

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Priyanka eclipses Mamata rally, Maya gathbandhan

It’s not Modi but regional foes of Congress who are put on notice.   Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Sharad...

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Accusation becomes an acquisition

Irrefutable, substantiated discourse must for ensuring probity.   Past three decades of politics in India have been dominated by scams...

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Indiscipline, factionalism rub sheen off Rahul’s moment of glory

Congress chief falters in asserting his independence in decision making.   Ashok Gehlot had crossed the security check at Palam’s...

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Rahul straying from Nehru’s path

Congress is drifting away from Nehruvian thought to adopt the aggressiveness of the Sangh Parivar to attract votes on communal...