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  • Narendra Modi government to backtrack on India’s WTO commitment, not allow Trade Facilitation Agreement

    India will not allow Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which was agreed upon in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial at Bali in December 13. The TFA has to be implemented by the end of this month. The BJP-led NDA government says that the UPA did not hold ground and made India’s...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 10:19pm
  • BJP uses Markandey Katju allegations to pursue agenda of judicial overhauling

    Former Suprme Court judge Markandey Katju’s allegations in a newspaper article that three former chief justices had compromised their positions and succumed to the pressures of the executive, and elevated a 'suspect' additional judge of Madras High Court, seems to have given the BJP government a...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:35am
  • Israeli diplomat briefs Bhartiya Janta Party ahead of debate on Gaza violence

    Israel's deputy chief of mission Yahel Vilan visited the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Friday, three days before Rajya Sabha is to debate the violence in Gaza and West Bank. The government, which was reluctant to debate the issue in Parliament, has given in to the Opposition pressure and agreed...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 6:52am
  • BJP chief to decide my role: Ram Madhav

    Outside Ram Madhav's room at the BJP office, there is an unending string of visitors. He makes it a point to give a few moments to each of them. "This is what has changed for me after moving from the RSS to the party. In politics you have to be available to people and cadre all the time," he says.

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 7:10am
  • Will BJP have last laugh over TRAI bill?

    The ruling BJP is hoping to have the last laugh over the Congress' plans to corner it on the TRAI amendment bill in the Rajya Sabha. After Congress' ally NCP refused to oppose the bill, replacing the ordinance which paved the way for Nripendra Misra's appointment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...

    Monday, 14 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • BJP retorts to PC’s copycat budget barb

    Stung by the Congress barb of Arun Jaitley aping P Chidambaram's budget, union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was fielded to rebut the charges at a press conference at the BJP headquarters, a day after the budget presentation.

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • BJP, Congress agree on raining FDI cap in insurance

    The BJP and Congress seem to be finally in sync on raising the FDI cap in insurance sector. The story began during the previous NDA regime which proposed raising the cap to 49% but with the Opposition resisting it, the limit was restricted to 26%. During the UPA regime, attempts by the finance...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 7:50am
  • The rise and rise of Amit Shah

    Sitting in the BJP headquarters at 11 Asoka Road before the elections, Amit Shah would often respond to reporters' questions about his future with the pat answer: "You will see me right here."

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Congress to up ante on Opposition leader status after budget

    The Congress-BJP face-off over the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha could cast a shadow over the proceedings of Parliament, which started its session on Monday. The Congress is all set to take a confrontationist approach, particularly in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP is at a numerical...

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 6:10am
  • Narendra Modi extempore

    A night before he was to deliver a formal address, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would give final touches to his speech, adding or deleting words. The BJP veteran, known for his oratory, insisted on written speeches in structured meetings when his government was in power. His successor...

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 6:25am

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