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PDP, Shah faesal, Mehbooba Mufti, Congress

Waheed-ur-Rehman Para: 'BJP is ruining democracy in Kashmir. It's now backing Sajad Lone. Congress was far better'

Waheed-ur-Rehman Para is youth president and spokesperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking with Rohit E David, Para discussed Imran Khan, Narendra Modi and Sajad Lone.


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Sanjay Dutt, Karan Johar, Kalank, Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit Returns: Be it 'Total Dhamaal' or 'Kalank', why Madhuri is beyond box office success

A fabulous dancer, a graceful actor, a breath-taking beauty — Bollywood has not seen many like Madhuri. No wonder her fans long to see much more of her.


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Mumbai, BJP, Maharashtra, Milind Deora

Milind Deora: 'The Shiv Sena-BJP's opportunistic alliance has in fact aided the Congress' comeback in Maharashtra'

Milind Deora has taken over the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chief, replacing Sanjay Nirupam recently. Deora spoke with Rohit E David about the Congress' chances in Maharashtra, politics within the party and the issues of this election.


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, ADR, Supreme Court, Electoral Bonds

Who is afraid of transparency in the functioning of our political parties?

The Centre is apparently not only opposed to transparency in political funding, it is also opposed to bringing political parties under the RTI Act. In the latter, all major political parties are united.


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Maharshtra, Sanjay Dutt, Priya dutt, Mumbai

Priya Dutt: 'Shiv Sena has been disrespected many times in the last five years. MNS will support Congress in this election'

Former Mumbai MP Priya Dutt will contest the General Elections 2019. Speaking with Rohit E David, Dutt explained her return to politics, the Congress' chances in Maharashtra, roping in Raj Thackeray and her brother Sanjay Dutt.


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Pankaj tripathi, Vikrant massey, Hotstar, Criminal justice

'Criminal Justice' on Hotstar: Vikrant Massey and Pankaj Tripathi dazzle you in this thriller

This series is an adaptation of a show aired earlier on the BBC. But its desi version captures details and moods well while its actors are fantastic. Pankaj Tripathi in particular is outstanding.


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Election Commission, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Muslim votes, Maneka Gandhi

Brutal honesty: Maneka Gandhi says she won’t work for Muslims if they don’t give her votes. She just broke the hypocrisy mould!

Maneka Gandhi says we can't be expected to behave like Mahatma Gandhi. Is she India's first politician to admit politics is a transaction, plain and simple, and there is no emotional idealism involved?


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2019 general elections, Political funding, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Electoral Bonds

Truth in a 'sealed cover'? SC says political parties must submit details of electoral bonds to the EC, but adds a crucial caveat

Attorney General KK Venugopal asked why citizens should know where the money of political parties is coming from. Can citizens now ask why politicians should know where their money is coming from?


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Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Odisha assembly elections

2019 Elections: Can the BJP pull off a Tripura in Odisha polls?

This article has been co-authored by Niranjan Sahoo, senior fellow, Observer Research Foundation, and Anshuman Behera, assistant professor at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.


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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Pulwama, Balakot, Pakistan airspace

Why Pakistan is waiting and watching India: Pak airspace is still not fully opened. What are they afraid of?

Pakistan extending a general closure notice for transit flights till April 24 is significant. By that time, India will complete three phases of the Lok Sabha Elections.