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A book by a former advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru has ruffled the feathers in the top echelons of the Congress. Baru, in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', has written that PM Manmohan Singh surrendered to pressure from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and allies. Baru has written that Singh was "defanged" by the Congress in his second term with Sonia Gandhi deciding on key appointments to the Cabinet and to the PMO, as he seemed to "surrender" to her and to the allies.

Yellen says no negative interest rates in store for US

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Yellen says no negative interest rates in store for US

Washington: Janet Yellen said Thursday that the Federal Reserve had no plans to move toward negative interest rates, following the Swedish central bank's rate cut deep into negative territory.But Fed ...


Arunachal Governor Rajkhowa to SC: 'Court can't decide on validity of advancing assembly session'

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Arunachal Governor Rajkhowa to SC: 'Court can't decide on validity of advancing assembly session'

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa on Thursday told the Supreme Court that his decision to advance the assembly session coupled with direction that a no-confidence resolution ...

Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?

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Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?

Great excitement rippled through the physics world Thursday at the announcement that gravitational waves have been detected after a 100-year search.Here's what it means.Q: What are gravitational waves...

It would be better to shut down JNU, says VHP

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It would be better to shut down JNU, says VHP

New Delhi: VHP on Tuesday said it would be better to shut JNU down if stern action is not taken against those who raised anti-India slogans in the university over Afzal Guru's hanging."The way an...

David Headley testimony: Rajnath asks Opposition to apologise to BJP

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David Headley testimony: Rajnath asks Opposition to apologise to BJP

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the Congress, Left and other opposition parties if they were prepared to apologise to the nation for their "malicious campa...

Kejriwals odd-even formula isnt about pollution; its about unleashing a class war

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Kejriwals odd-even formula isnt about pollution; its about unleashing a class war

Arvind Kejriwal may like the entire world to believe that his odd-even formula was aimed at saving Delhi from terminal pollution but in reality he has unleashed a class war between the haves and have-...

Punjab bypoll campaign ends; Akalis get a free run

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Punjab bypoll campaign ends; Akalis get a free run

Chandigarh:Campaigning for Khadoor Sahib assembly seat by-election, where the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal had a free run as the opposition Congress and new entrant AAP are keeping away, ended on Thursd...