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  • 'Sleeping' CM and political meddling demoralise Karnataka Police 21-07-2014 03:06 PM

    Bangalore: An edit page article in Karnataka's leading English newspaper 'Deccan Herald' by its senior editor and one of the state's well respected journalists Ramakrishna Upadhya expresses concerns that the police administration has collapsed in the state. He writes, "The need of the hour is to restore the confidence of...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage 14-07-2014 01:13 PM

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...
  • Western Ghats may demand a new state if river diversion happens in Karnataka, warn seers 03-07-2014 01:27 PM

    Shimoga: Some powerful pontiffs of Hindu mutts have warned both State and Centre that the people of Western Ghats will be forced to demand a separate state if the government goes ahead with the controversial diversion of west flowing rivers in Karnataka to the East. Seer Jayendra Saraswathi of ancient...
  • Monsoon fails in June across India, hopes of revival in July & August 30-06-2014 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: The monsoon has failed in the first month of its arrival - June which has sent shock waves across the country. The newly elected Narendra Modi government at the Centre will surely have a very tough time ahead if the monsoon fails to recover in the remaining three...
  • Modi government's big worry, 80 per cent India faces deficit monsoon 25-06-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: The newly elected Narendra Modi government at the Centre is not facing just a deficit budget, it is also facing a deficit Monsoon. Perhaps, the below normal rainfall would be the biggest challenge which may test the administrative capabilities of the new government. According to weather office reports,...
  • Census dispels Hindi myth, only 25 pc in India claim Hindi is their mother tongue 20-06-2014 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The newly elected BJP led NDA government's eagerness to promote Hindi on social media platforms has led to a controversy dividing the people on language lines. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has defended the Centre's decision to promote Hindi. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has...
  • Abduction of Indians in Iraq, Modi government faces first major crisis 18-06-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The newly elected Narendra Modi government at the Centre is facing its first major challenge. Like the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, which caused problems for the NDA government led by AB Vajpayee, Iraq is once again causing a big headache to Prime Minister Modi. Perhaps, nobody...
  • SC had questioned UPA's decision to remove NDA Governors in 2004 17-06-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Governors becoming collateral damage is not new to Indian politics. In 2004, after the Congress-led UPA-I came to power, the Centre had sacked four Governors appointed by the previous NDA government. The Governors of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Goa - Vishnu Kant Shastri, Babu Parmanand, Kailashpati...
  • Rising inflation, Iraq crisis may spoil Narendra Modi's Budget plans 17-06-2014 12:54 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who came to power by promising 'Achche din (better days)' is facing a huge challenge. The inflation is increasing and the government does not know how to rein in. The worsening situation in Iraq has also multiplied the problem. The crisis in Iraq is...
  • Goa MLAs highjack FIFA WC junket meant for state footballers 13-06-2014 02:15 PM

    Panaji: The FIFA World Cup junket, which has caused a national outrage was originally a proposal sent by former footballers from Goa to visit Brazil to watch the match. But, the ruling BJP ministers and MLAs highjacked it. Three ministers and three MLAs forced Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to clear...
  • Karnataka Police faces leadership crisis, government inaction makes things worse 02-06-2014 01:59 PM

    Bangalore: A senior Karnataka Police officer who retired recently is extremely upset with what is now happening in his former department. He said, "The situation has never been so bad. The Karnataka police has now become a national joke. We have lost respect and credibility. Top cops are fighting like...
  • Andhra Pradesh split, India's 29th state Telangana is born 02-06-2014 08:37 AM

    Hyderabad: Telangana, India's newest and the 29th state is born. The ten districts of the new state broke into celebrations at midnight. The Government of India had fixed June 2 as the appointed date for the new state, which it created by passing a Bill in Parliament in February. The...
  • Hyderabad, tale of a city shared by two states 02-06-2014 12:00 AM

    Hyderabad: The city of Nizams and Pearls is not a newly built city like Chandigarh, which is a joint capital for both Punjab and Haryana. It is not even located on the border of two states. Hyderabad has been the capital of Hyderabad state and an integral part of the...
  • India's 29th state Telangana is born, K Chandrashekar Rao to be its 1st CM 01-06-2014 11:59 PM

    Hyderabad: Telangana, India's newest and the 29th state is born. The Government of India had fixed June 2 as the appointed date for the new state, which it created by passing a Bill in Parliament in February. The 63-year-old K Chandrashekar Rao, who led the movement for a separate state...
  • Telangana: Struggle for separate statehood that lasted 60 years 01-06-2014 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for the creation of the 29th state of India, Telangana. Telangana will officially be born at midnight tonight and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao will be sworn in as the first chief minister on Monday morning. The creation will bring to end a struggle...
  • Dissent within Congress grows; will the party democratise or decentralise? 31-05-2014 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The most humiliating defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha election has forced some leaders to openly express their frank opinion on the top leadership - the Gandhi family. The first to attack Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who led the election campaign, was its oldest ally Indian...
  • Abrogation of Article 370 a very complex affair, say legal experts 28-05-2014 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that a debate on the repealing of Article 370, which guarantees special status to Jammu & Kashmir has begun. Speaking to the media after taking charge Jitendra Singh said "the process of repealing...
  • Decoding the Cabinet: The beginning of Modi-Rajnath era, new generation takes charge 27-05-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Each government has its own 'privileged' top 10 or 15 ministers. The Narendra Modi government also has its top 10 ministers. Some of these ministers were junior ministers in the Vajpayee government between 1998 and 2004. Most others were budding politicians with no real power or fame. The...
  • Oath taking in the evening, the buck stops with PM Narendra Modi 26-05-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: The distance between Gujarat Bhawan in Chanakyapuri, the Diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, and the Prime Minister's official residence 7, Racecourse Road, is just 500 metres. Narendra Modi has covered that distance in 13 years. When Modi was made the Gujarat chief minister after the disastrous earthquake in...
  • PM-elect Modi more aggressive, direct than outgoing PM on Twitter 24-05-2014 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: If Twitter is a barometer of governance and engaging with the masses, the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has already won the perception battle. The outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Twitter handlers have stopped tweeting and the PM-elect Modi has been tweeting on the matters concerning the nation. Modi...
  • Narendra Modi, first PM to move to official bungalow without family 23-05-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister who will move into the official residence of the Prime Minister of India without his family. Till now all the other 14 Prime Ministers have had a family or at least have had some family members who moved in with...
  • Indian Tamil leaders shouldn't interfere in Lankan Tamil issues: Swamy 22-05-2014 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: Dr Subramanian Swamy, a senior BJP leader and a strong critic of the LTTE, has asked the Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi to bring all our neighbours together on the day of his swearing-in. Speaking to ibnlive, Dr Swamy said, "it is a masterstroke. It is a Modi...
  • Many 'friends' of Congress may soon become 'friends without benefits' 20-05-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: The humiliating defeat of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha polls is likely to hit a few people much harder than the others. Some of its spokespersons and managers, who were enjoying the perks of holding government and statutory positions while being active members of the party,...
  • Anger, despair compete as Congress comes to grips with helplessness over rout 19-05-2014 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: In Congress, most of the things don't change. Victory or defeat, they remain the same. The party has been almost decimated and looks like a tsunami-hit house. While most of the media and ordinary voters are suggesting that the Gandhi family must take the responsibility and make way...
  • Lok Sabha results: Caste based parties routed, those with regional identity emerge stronger 17-05-2014 03:02 PM

    What explains the total decimation strong regional parties like Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) etc in this election? These parties blame the Narendra Modi wave for their rout while the BJP claims that it is...
  • Rahul-led Congress decimated, can it bounce back with Gandhis at the helm? 16-05-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Whatever the Congress might say now, it knew that the battle was over for it even before the voting. The ruling Congress went to polls with a defeatist mindset. Its campaign lacked energy and many of its leaders were forced to contest in the election. Most of its...
  • Lok Sabha Elections: Most astrologers cautious, some favour Modi, some predict hung Parliament 09-05-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: It is not just the psephologists who have been busy predicting the Lok Sabha election result. Thousands of known and unknown astrologers across India are also doing the same job. Some of them have posted their predictions with detailed analysis on the websites. A few of them have...
  • Amethi: What the Gandhis can learn from Pawar and Gowda 06-05-2014 01:31 PM

    Amethi: If the battle for Amethi is so tough this time, the Gandhis should blame themselves, not the BJP or AAP for their plight. It is a very well known fact that Amethi is one of the most backward Lok Sabha constituencies in India. The seat was earlier represented by...
  • Lok Sabha election: Jagan-Naidu battle in Andhra, Congress faces rout 05-05-2014 07:31 PM

    Hyderabad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed her first and the only election meeting at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, last week. The attendance was embarrassingly thin and there were not more than 7,000 people. They remained indifferent all through Sonia Gandhi's speech and did not clap even once. The public meeting...