Virendra Kapoor

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Leaderless NCP, Congress rely on Raj Thackeray

Raj Thackeray bolsters secular-liberal image of the Rahul Congress.   Only last week media pundits went gaga over all the...

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Congress manifesto promises moon without homework

Congress’ past and fiscal numbers make it a work of fiction to be binned after poll.     The pseudo-liberal...

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Grand Alliance in tatters as Modi storms campaign trail

Opposition leaders unwilling to forgo a few seats for the larger objective.   In less than a fortnight, polling for...

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Rahul’s mentor Sam puts foot in own mouth

IT honcho absolves Pakistan, while holding ‘eight people’ responsible for 26/11.   Shyam-turned-Sam Pitroda seems to have taken upon himself...

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China backs ‘iron friend’ on Azhar, gets isolated globally

Yet Rahul Gandhi shows poor understanding, calling it a diplomatic disaster.   Even if the objective behind Rahul Gandhi’s cheap...

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Opposition and its media proxies nitpick on Balakot

Pulwama has changed narrative, nationalism set to dominate Lok Sabha poll.   The story is apocryphal but it still speaks...

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Post-Pulwama, Pak stands isolated and penniless

Modi shows leadership, forcing Pak and domestic opposition on back foot.   The war-like situation is over. For now. Even...

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Pulwama: India still paying price of Nehru’s blunders

Hard to fight the fifth column and Pak-inspired jihad with hands tied behind back.   Partisan politics has come back...

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CAG nails campaign of calumny on Rafale deal

Ambani can buy peace if he withdraws in favour of Vadra’s partner Bhandari.   Anil Ambani has apparently offered to...

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Mamata’s defiance makes her Mahagathbandhan’s face

As Chief Minister she is expected to conduct herself responsibly.   Who gained from Mamata Banerjee’s theatrics in defence of...

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The budget is Modi’s ticket to re-election

Interim budget: Modi’s ‘bribes to voters’ better than his critics pocketing money.   One of the more silly comments on...

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Politician Priyanka: Desperate face-lift for Rahul Congress

So-called charisma is yesterday’s story, what matters is good governance.   Priyanka Vadra’s long expected plunge into politics is set...

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Karnataka poor advertisement for a nationwide coalition

How many fronts would it take to challenge Modi in 2019? More the merrier.   Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy...

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Modi stuns Opposition with poll-eve measures

Despite calling it a jumla, Congress and others voted for upper caste reservations.   Only a couple of months separate...

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Encounter killings an old tool in arsenal of all states

Trouble begins when these are exploited for partisan ends.   Let us not pretend. Encounter killings have been an integral...

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1971 redux: Like Indira, Modi set to defeat Syndicate of 2019

Delivery of welfare services to rural voters and clean image his trump card.   The setback in the recent state...

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It was coffin ‘scam’ ahead of 2004, Rafale before 2019

Coffin scam figment of Sonia Gandhi’s imagination just as Rafale scam is her son’s.   It was coffin scam before...

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Assembly results blessing in disguise for BJP

Grievances of farmers, traders, urban middle class need urgent redress.   At one level, the outcome of the Assembly polls...

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State polls a litmus test for Rahul, not Modi

Whatever the outcome on 11 December, it is no predictor of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.   Those hoping that the...

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Chidambaram should accept Rajiv Kumar’s challenge

If earlier CSO revision was ok, why fault this one?   Let us be clear. The GDP numbers don’t mean...

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Desperate Congress trying to out-Hindu the BJP

Rahul offering voters cow, cow urine, cow dung and cowsheds.   They say imitation is the best form of flattery....

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Forget mountain, even the molehill missing in Rafale

Modi’s impatience to cut out clutter and get things done forces him on back foot.   The Supreme Court is...

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Statue honours a man abandoned by Dynasty

Petty arguments do not detract from Sardar’s stellar role in the making of India.   Of all the arguments against...

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CBI not the only institution to have fissures at the top

Institutional integrity of the caged parrot was destroyed a long time ago.   And you thought that the Supreme Court...