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  • PM Narendra Modi in Sydney once again proves that he is India's ultimate showman in politics 17-11-2014 02:53 PM

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ultimate showman in politics. The country has not seen a Prime Minister like him before. He connects. He knows to how to reach out to the masses through technology. He knows how to pick his words carefully. He did the same thing at...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vasan deals body blow to 'sinking ship' Congress, quits in disgust 03-11-2014 01:32 PM

    Chennai: The most pleasing face of the Congress from Tamil Nadu has quit the party in disgust. G K Vasan, former union minister and the son of Congress stalwart G K Moopanar has announced in Chennai that he is no longer with the Congress. In a hurriedly convened press meet...
  • RSS top brass meets Union Ministers to discuss economic issues 28-10-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Some Union ministers met leaders from RSS and its affiliates in New Delhi on Tuesday. Discussion was primarily on the economic issues. The RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, Dattatreya Hosabale and Bajranglal Gupta were present in the meeting. From BJP Murlidhar Rao, Ram Madhav and Purshottam Rupala...
  • BJP faces Hamletian dilemma in Delhi 28-10-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: It seems Hamlet is the flavour of the season across political circles of India. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra, is facing the same dilemma on whether to go with the Shiv Sena or not. The BJP is the single...
  • Social media war over 'Yes' or 'No' to firecrackers 21-10-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: We are living in dangerous times. The hyper social media 'activism' has made everything sensitive these days. It seems almost everybody is facing a Hamletian dilemma of 'to do or not do or 'to be or not to be'. The latest debate is over bursting of firecrackers during...
  • Assembly elections: Congress faces questions of relevance and survivability 20-10-2014 12:27 PM

    New Delhi: The day the Congress was swept out of both Maharashtra and Haryana by the Bharatiya Janata Party, its national Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the Hudhud cyclone hit Visakhapatnam visiting the worst affected areas. In typical Congress style, he and his mother party chief Sonia Gandhi issued...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana win makes Narendra Modi invincible, cements Amit Shah's position 19-10-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in Haryana and an impressive showing in Maharashtra have confirmed that 'Narendra Modi wave' is still blowing strong across India. It has also proved that Modi is the real Big Boss and Amit Shah's poll strategies still yield big, handsome results. The outcome...
  • Maharashtra election match ends in a draw, BJP's best option going with Shiv Sena 19-10-2014 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: There are no clear winners in the Maharashtra Assembly election. It is a classic case of 'winner comes second'. The Congress-NCP and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliances collapsed just three weeks before voting and all went to the battle on their own in a hurry. Certainly, the BJP has many...
  • A suicide in Mysore and perceived 'honesty' of an IAS officer

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    A sad incident has taken place at Mysore on Wednesday. A senior state government official Venkatesh has committed suicide. He was allegedly driven to suicide...

  • Triangular fight in Haryana, Congress banks on development, BJP on change, INLD on sympathy 14-10-2014 07:43 AM

    Chandigarh: The small and relatively prosperous state of Haryana will vote on Wednesday to elect the new government. For the time, since the state of Haryana was created in 1967, it has been witnessing a hotly contested triangular fight with some minor parties thrown in. The BJP, which had been...
  • 100-year-old and healthy Michael D Souza drives a car for living in Mangalore 13-10-2014 05:48 PM

    Mangalore: Most probably, he is the oldest driver and of course one of the oldest persons in the entire world. Charles Michael D'Souza, who will be competing 100 years on this October 16, still drives a car for a living. D'Souza, who is perfectly healthy gets up at 4 o'clock...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? 11-10-2014 05:27 PM

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept...
  • Haryana elections: CM Hooda gets development right & caste combinations wrong in family bastion Rohtak 11-10-2014 11:47 AM

    Rohtak (Haryana): Once you cross the Delhi border and enter Haryana, you will see all round development taking place across Haryana's Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonepat districts. A beautiful six-lane highway takes you to Rohtak city in less than 50 minutes from Bahadurgarh, the fast developing city on the Haryana-Delhi border....
  • Haryana elections: Leaderless BJP, confident Chautalas, hopeful Hooda & kingmaker in waiting Bishnoi 08-10-2014 12:19 PM

    The BJP which was confident of coming to power in Haryana on its own seems to be worried after ground reports suggest a very tough fight in the October 15 Assembly elections. The BJP is contesting all 90 Assembly seats on its own after its former ally Haryana Janhit Congress...
  • Jayalalithaa fans' protest against conviction threatens democracy and the rule of law 07-10-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: Tamil politicians and political workers have given an entirely new meaning to the word 'sycophancy'. Tens of thousands of people fasting and holding dharnas against the conviction of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa across the state has shocked the people who believe in...
  • Here's how Twitter brings Bangalore police and people closer 06-10-2014 03:45 PM

    Bangalore: Perhaps, the Bangalore City Police is the most interactive police force in the entire India, today. It has not been like this till recently. Then, what has changed in the last few months? The answer is M N Reddi, the new police commissioner of Bangalore. After the unceremonious exit...
  • TB Jayachandra: Will Congress's main troubleshooter get bigger roles in Karnataka? 06-10-2014 02:08 PM

    Bangalore: After winning a crucial Assembly by-poll, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seems to have consolidated his position and strengthened his hold on the party. But, everything is not hunky dory. A section within the Congress is still opposed to him. However, one person stands out. He is acceptable to all...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa in jail, Tamil Nadu government shifts to Bangalore jail 01-10-2014 12:45 PM

    Bangalore: Ideally, one can't quote Hindi film producer Ram Gopal Verma to explain anything. He is notorious for his 'foot in mouth' tweets. For a change, he has tweeted something logical. He said, "New capital of Tamil Nadu is Bangalore and the secretariat is Parappana Agrahara." It makes some sense....
  • Assembly polls: Everybody has an outside chance in Maharashtra 29-09-2014 06:25 PM

    Mumbai: For the first time, all major political parties in Maharashtra have taken a gamble in its recent political history. The 25-year-old relationship between the Shiv Sena and the BJP ended on a sour note, last week. On the same day, the ruling Congress and NCP also ended their relationship....
  • Haryana elections: Gurgaon, Faridabad voters seek a separate manifesto 22-09-2014 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: Haryana is one of the most urbanised states in India. The National Nighway Number 1 or the Grand Trunk Road which passes through the northern part of the state is dotted with booming towns and cities. It's proximity to the National Capital New Delhi has resulted in heavy...
  • Haryana: Is Robert Vadra no longer an issue in Assembly elections? 20-09-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: The son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi was the 'biggest' political issue in Haryana, just six months ago. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal went to town attacking Vadra for his alleged land deals in Haryana. Many AAP leaders repeatedly made it clear that Vadra will...
  • If Scotland votes 'yes', it will be the 35th new nation born since 1990 18-09-2014 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: If Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom in Thursday's referendum, it will become the 35th nation to gain independence since the 1990. The end of cold war with the collapse of Soviet Union led to the creation of dozens of new countries in Europe and Asia....
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Does CM Hooda want Congress or a 'khichdi' government? 17-09-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: A political analyst who is familiar with the Haryana politics recently said - it is more the merrier for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. If there are more political parties in the fray, it will finally help the Congress by dividing the opposition votes. The same seems to...
  • Bypolls: 'Good days' for SP & Congress, BJP suffers a shock defeat 16-09-2014 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat....
  • Haryana Assembly polls: Shaken Congress, upbeat BJP, weak INLD & joker in the pack HJC 15-09-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Assembly election to 90 members Haryana Assembly is going to be very interesting, this time. The Congress which has been ruling the state for the past ten years is in a very bad shape. According to some party insiders, the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress is...
  • 'Godman' Nithyananda says will shift from Bangalore to Tamil Nadu 09-09-2014 02:31 PM

    Bangalore: The controversial 'godman' Nithyananda has announced that he is relocating to Tirvannamalai in Tamil Nadu from his headquarters at Bidadi in the outskirts of Bangalore. He told this to his followers on Tuesday morning during the Morning Prayer meet. His ashram is currently based in Bidadi in Ramanagara district...
  • Actress Nargis Fakhri given 'guard of honour' by forest guards; people demand action, say it is a disgrace to the uniform 27-08-2014 02:12 PM

    Bangalore: Believe it or not. Hindi film actress Nargis Fakhri was given a ceremonial 'Guard of Honour' by the forest department officials at the Kabini wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka, recently. She was shooting for a 'save tiger' show of a private news channel at the Kabini wildlife sanctuary in Mysore...
  • Karnataka bypoll results: Congress wins 2 seats; BJP wins 1, faces shocking defeat in Bellary 25-08-2014 11:41 AM

    Bangalore: The ruling Congress in Karnataka has registered a big win in the assembly by-polls. It has won two of the total three seats went to polls on August 21. The BJP has won one seat. The Congress has wrested the prestigious Bellary Rural seat from the BJP. The seat...
  • Telangana gears up for doortodoor survey tomorrow, shutdown likely 18-08-2014 10:13 PM

    Hyderabad: India's newest state Telangana will be witnessing an unprecedented door-to-door survey on Tuesday. 'Telangana Samagra Kutumba Survey' or 'Telangana Intensive Household Survey' will cover over 84 lakh households in the state. The enumerators will visit all houses in all 10 districts of the state. The survey has generated a...
  • Justice Katju's comments on corruption in higher judiciary and Judicial Appointments Bill 11-08-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India is at it once again. After making serious allegations about a judge of the Madras High Court, a month ago, he has once again made serious allegations about the corruption in judiciary. An anguished Chief Justice of...