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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.

'Gujarat Files' review: Rana Ayyub's book must be read by both sides of the political divide

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'Gujarat Files' review: Rana Ayyub's book must be read by both sides of the political divide

They say god is in the details. Concurrently, people with different gods are likely to read differently into the tiny little details present in Rana Ayyubs Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up. Yet, i...


BJP in overkill mode: Hyperbole overwhelms reality as party celebrates two years in office

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BJP in overkill mode: Hyperbole overwhelms reality as party celebrates two years in office

Nothing succeeds like excess. This appears to be the guiding principle behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's communication strategy. As minister after minister went about giving glowing accounts of th...

On 'vikasvaad' and 'virodhvaad': Modi says change has finally come to India

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On 'vikasvaad' and 'virodhvaad': Modi says change has finally come to India

New Delhi: Celebrating second anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said a "change" has come in the last two years through good governance and vowed...

Rahul to Become Congress Chief at 'Appropriate Time': Kumari Selja

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Rahul to Become Congress Chief at 'Appropriate Time': Kumari Selja

Jaipur: Expressing confidence in the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, former union minister Kumari Selja on Saturday said that he would become the party chief at "appropriate time", while rejecting the "mi...

Honeymoon Period of NDA Government Over: Congress

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Honeymoon Period of NDA Government Over: Congress

Panaji: Congress on Saturday claimed that the "honeymoon phase" of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is over and people have started questioning the Centre. "The honeymoon phase of Modi-led govern...

Modi's 56-inch Chest Not Reduced an Inch: Rajnath Singh

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Modi's 56-inch Chest Not Reduced an Inch: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the "56-inch chest" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not decreased "an inch" and asserted that there should be no doubt on that score. ...

Why the BJP Continues Its Dream Run Even after Two Years

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Why the BJP Continues Its Dream Run Even after Two Years

Elections in India over the last few years have followed a similar pattern. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) marches on, the Congress retreats. It is only a few regional parties which have manag...