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Kartarpur Corridor: Has Pak stolen Modi‘s thunder?

Kartarpur Corridor: Has Pak stolen Modi‘s thunder?

‘Pakistan has stolen from the Indian diplomatic toolbox a potent rope trick — bypassing the ruling elite in Delhi (and the Indian establishment) to reach out to Indian Sikhs directly and foster people-to-people s,‘ points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.   A lot of bad blood has surfaced out of the cauterised wound of the India-Pakistan relationship in the wake […]

Sena-NCP government rests on Sonia‘s decision

Sena-NCP government rests on Sonia‘s decision

‘They want to keep the BJP out, but how to make it happen is the issue that the Congress high command will resolve.‘ IMAGE: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar arrives for the NCP‘s core committee meeting in Mumbai on November 11, 2019. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo   Keeping up with the Maharashtra tradition of taking the battle straight to […]

Raut: If BJP-PDP could do it, why not Sena-NCP?

Raut: If BJP-PDP could do it, why not Sena-NCP?

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said if the Bharatiya Janata Party was not willing to fulfill its promise of sharing the chief minister‘s post in Maharashtra, there was no point in continuing the alliance. A day after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to stake claim to form government, Raut told reporters in Mumbai that the BJP ‘insulted‘ people‘s […]

Govt gets cracking on setting up Ayodhya temple trust

Govt gets cracking on setting up Ayodhya temple trust

With Parliament‘s winter session set to begin on November 18, the Union home and law ministries want to complete the process of formation of the board of trustees in time, reports R Rajagopalan.   Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely to move a Cabinet note shortly to have the Ayodhya temple trust constituted as directed by the Supreme Court. […]

T N Seshan, who gave teeth to poll panel, is dead

T N Seshan, who gave teeth to poll panel, is dead

Former chief election commissioner T N Seshan, who ruthlessly enforced the model code of conduct and led the game-changing electoral reforms in the 1990s, died here on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 86. The legendary Seshan was not keeping good health for the past couple of years and passed away at 9.45pm, his daughter Srividhya told PTI. Though […]