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POLITICS

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Anna Hazare, NDA, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sonia Gandhi

The Pranab Mukherjee I had known was the true Congress high command

The milder version, as seen in his recent interviews, wouldn’t tell you why everyone feared and truly respected him.

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Kerala, Amit Shah, BJP, Jan Raksha Yatra

As Amit Shah’s Jan Raksha Yatra boomerangs, what BJP can learn from its Kerala debacle

Politically astute Malayalees saw this as an attempt at creating divisions along religious lines.

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Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Democracy, Congress

Can Rahul Gandhi revive the Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls?

Can the party provide the BJP with the contest Indian democracy needs? Not until it changes its dynastic DNA.

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Ration cards, Aadhaar, PDS, Jharkhand

Aadhaar-linked PDS: Jharkhand girl's death has become a shameful theatre of blame-games

Those saying it had nothing to do with the family’s non-UID linked ration card being cut off from the PDS are deluded.

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Terror strike, Al Shabab, Somalia, Mogadishu

Somalia terror attack: Lessons the Indian subcontinent must learn about jihadi revenge strike

Al Shabab's pattern of working could be emulated by terrorists familiar with the terrain.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Bsf, Police reforms

Why the Indian police needs leadership more than reforms

The police ranks poorly on approval rating and it is upon the leaders to take initiative and self-correct to stem the rot.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Modi, Yogi Adityanath, BJP

Despite poor show, why Yogi Adityanath has gone national as BJP's Hindutva icon

On Diwali, the UP CM will sound the poll bugle from Ayodhya for the 2019 General Elections.

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Pollution, Supreme Court, Diwali, Firecracker ban

Why India needs reform and not bans for a clean Diwali

Firecracker ban is actually a complex matter, with legal, scientific, social, religious, and political dimensions, all of which need to be examined.