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Story Posted on 09-01-2019

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, BJP, BSP

Why the Opposition's 'Grand Alliance' can be good news for the BJP

The politics of alliances is not only undesirable but also frequently, ill-fated. Then why do parties get into these?

POLITICS

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Ajay Maken, Delhi congress, Sharmishtha Mukherjee, Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit dobara: Why Congress chose the former CM as its Delhi chief

The party feels that if it fails to form an alliance with AAP, the BJP stands a chance to repeat its 2014 success, netting all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

POLITICS

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Caste based reservation, BJP, Narendra Modi, Reservation bill

10% quota for upper castes: Political googly by BJP can have major social implications

Could this forever alter the way quotas are granted? And while this will help the BJP get upper caste votes, how will it impact Dalit feelings?

VARIETY

 |  Below The Belt  |  6-minute read
Sedition, Theatre activist, Book excerpt, Cut

Cutting into the life and death of Amitabh Kulashreshtra, a theatre activist

The book explores the artistic and ideological journey of a Marathi thespian, and the price he had to pay.

POLITICS

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Shiv Sena, Congress, Maharashtra, BJP

Why Devendra Fadnavis is becoming BJP's fall guy in Maharashtra

The BJP leader appears to be paying the price for the deeds of others.

POLITICS

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NDA, BJP, Lok Sabha Polls, Narendra Modi

Why 2019 Lok Sabha polls is time for Modi 2.0

Modi must reappear in a new avatar as the dream-merchant par excellence if the BJP is to win again.

POLITICS

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Job losses, Job crisis, Youth unemployment, Unemployment in India

Not so Acche Din. Massive job loss data, especially in rural India, emerges. Who is answerable?

Narendra Modi had promised jobs in 2014. In December 2018, the unemployment rate was at its highest in 27 months, according to CMIE data. Women, rural Indians and the young have been hit hard. Where are their jobs?

POLITICS

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Reservation, Supreme Court, Parliament, Mandal commission

Why there wasn't much debate in Parliament over a quota on economic criteria

The government showed no study or report to explain how the economically backward are being denied opportunities. Even then, it faced no serious discussion or intellectual challenge.

POLITICS

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Job crisis, Narendra Modi, Reservation in private sector, Ews reservation

Why it's time to push for reservations in the private sector

If the government is indeed serious about addressing the job crisis, it should put its money where its mouth is.

VARIETY

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Rahul gandhi interview, Congress, Gulf news, Rahul Gandhi

What Rahul Gandhi told the 'non-pliable' Gulf News

Rahul Gandhi has complained that PM Narendra Modi never talks to him. Too bad, Mr Modi.