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Why Vajpayee dropped Jaswant, Mahajan in 1998
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Why Vajpayee dropped Jaswant, Mahajan in 1998

Much has been said of Yashwant Sinha's column, 'I need to speak up now', in the Indian Express yesterday which has kicked up a huge storm and leading to his son Jayant Sinha penning a rebuttal in a blog in Times of India.    Now Kanchan Gupta, commissioning editor and commentator with ABP News, who was part of Prime Minister A B Vajpayee's office during NDA 1, has written a piece, 'I too need to speak up now', rebutting Sinha Sr's version of why Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan were ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Is the new OBC commission part of Modi's grand plan for Lok Sabha elections?

There is a heavy political significance in the Narendra Modi government’s decision to appoint a five-member commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC). The ultimate objective could be a grand plan to create a new vote bank ...
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'What kind of growth is it when 90% of population is out of it?'

‘When the masses are deprived of the benefits of growth, how can it be growth itself?’ ‘You cannot sustain growth without equality and employment’ ‘After all, when China comes down, India has to rise’ Ever since it was reported that India’s GDP growth has slumped to a 3-year low at 5.7%, the Narendra Modi government has been attacked from all sides. Now, the Swadeshi Jaagran Manch has decided to screen a three-minute short film warning viewers India is ...
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Himachal cops arrested for custodial death of rape accused: Is there a political angle to the CBI probe?

On the surface, there is an apparent sense of justice having prevailed after the CBI arrested eight members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that had been set up by Himachal Pradesh Police to probe the Gudiya (not real name) rape and murder case of ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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India's controversial 'messengers of God'

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is controversy's child. Here's a look at few other gurus who have attracted controversy in recent times.  Gurmeet Ram Rahim Leader of the Dera Sacha Sauda, a socio-spiritual orgnisation, Gurmeet Ram Rahim has led his organisation to several Guinness World Records.   The Dera Sacha Sauda head was in the news for announcing that that nearly 1,500 followers of the sect were ready to marry the Uttarakhand women who lost their ...
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Modi's remarks reduced Hamid Ansari to his Muslim identity

He was deliberately reducing Ansari to his Muslim identity by linking his career as a diplomat in the Arab world and educationist and his reflections on intolerance with his religion, says Aakar Patel. One of the more unusual things about India is that what is said is often less important than who says it. This is true to some extent for most parts of the world, of course. But in our country the primary motivation ascribed to something controversial being said is the identity of the person ...
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'Indianness of any citizen being questioned is disturbing'

'We are a plural society that for centuries, not for 70 years, has lived in a certain ambience of acceptance.''It is under threat,' outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari tells Karan Thapar. Thursday, August 10, was Hamid Ansari's last day as Vice President of India. He's held the job for 10 years -- no one has held it longer -- and only one of his predecessors Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan has held it for as long. Before he became Vice President Mr Ansari was India's ambassador to Afghanistan and ...
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Vice President Ansari accorded warm farewell as RS chairman

IMAGE: Outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari being presented a scroll by RS Dy Chairman P J Kurien as Vice President-designate M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan look on, during his farewell function at GMC Balayogi Auditorium at Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. All Photographs: Shahbaz Khan/PTI Photo On his last day as Rajya Sabha Chairman, Hamid Ansari was on Thursday accorded a warm farewell by leaders from across the political spectrum, ...
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The controversy over Rajiv Kumar's column

While Bibek Debroy echoed his view in Twitter, Pronob Sen questioned Kumar's conclusion A war of words over foreign influence on Indian policymaking broke out on Tuesday after NITI Aayog vice-chairman-designate Rajiv Kumar suggested in a newspaper column that Indian-American economists were fading away as part of the ongoing policy transformation in the government. Kumar had referred to the exit of incumbent NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ...
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Modi left red-faced as NITI Aayog vice-chairman Panagariya resigns

The NITI Aayog was one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's first pet projects to see the light of day. Brought in to replace the Planning Commission, which the PM had criticised as 'authoritarian' and 'irrelevant' to India's economy, the new body was expected ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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