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  • BJP's permutations put Rajnath Singh ahead in Lucknow race

    Many middle-rung BJP functionaries at party president Rajnath Singh's election office turn evasive on being asked if caste and community are election issues in this constituency. They simply say that Lucknow is an urban constituency, and 70 per cent of its people are educated and therefore caste...

    Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 9:10am
  • My party knows I can handle tough assignments: Smriti Irani

    BJP candidate in Amethi, Smriti Irani, who is a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat and one of the vice-presidents of the party, does her campaign rounds with a smile on her face and a stump speech. She tells that there are 1,350 villages in Rahul Gandhi's constituency and over a period of 10 years...

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 7:05am
  • Ram Temple is one of the issues, not the only: Lalji Tandon

    Lalji Tandon, senior leader and member of the outgoing Lok Sabha from the city who has made way for party president Rajnath Singh to contest from the UP capital, does not betray any signs of either a disappointed or angry man. He was the campaign manager of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and he is now the...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 6:55am
  • Pulok Chatterjee: Bureaucrat in the eye of the storm

    Bureaucrats are supposed to be faceless, anonymous. Pulok Chatterjee might not have bargained for the arc lights that turned on him because of Sanjaya Baru, a former colleague in the PMO, who said in his book Chatterjee was a sort of 10 Janpath mole at 7 Race Course Road and in South Block. Those...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:09am
  • Voting not so brisk in parts of Delhi, only 10% turn up in Saket

    Voting was not really that brisk in the pre-lunch period in many parts of New Delhi.

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 1:33pm
  • Let a hundred cities bloom

    The BJP manifesto which was released on Monday after much delay, soul-searching and trimming, reads like a mechanical litany of promises with regard to all sectors and sections, from environment to education, from agriculture to cultural heritage.

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • Jayalalithaa : Kingmaker of queen herself?

    Tamil Nadu chief minister and permanent general secretary of AIADMK J Jayalalithaa is being seen as one of the possible 'alternative' prime ministerial candidates if the BJP fails to cross the 180 mark and it is not able to attract allies. Alternately, the southern political queen is also seen as a...

    Saturday, 5 April 2014 - 7:40am
  • Religious roots of human rights

    Religion and human rights, it would appear, are incompatible. Religion prescribes, regulates and proscribes. Religion is based on duties, the obverse of rights. A closer examination of the basis of rights reveals that they are not entirely derived from statute books. There is need for a deeper...

    Friday, 4 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • BJP manifesto on April 7 – the day polls begin

    The BJP will at last release its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election starting on April 7 on the same day here. The party's chargesheet against the Congress and the UPA government will be released today. The party had planned to release the manifesto sometime between April 1 and April 4 but they...

    Friday, 4 April 2014 - 7:25am
  • Lonely leader

    LK Advani, who made BJP a fighting force, will address just a handful of rallies for the party

    Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 8:25am

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