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Nirmala Sitharaman, Lok Sabha elections 2019, BJP, Sunny Deol

Why Sunny Deol is the perfect fit for the BJP

From hypermasculinity to nationalism, there is not one BJP theme that Sunny Paaji hasn’t already evoked through his films.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Chowkidar chor hai, Nyay, Rahul GandhiRIGHT Foot Forward

SC raps Rahul: Why the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe shows Rahul Gandhi's fatigue and the Congress' fear of loss

With NYAY failing to gather steam, the Rafale accusations not denting Modi’s image and the ire of the apex court now, Rahul Gandhi’s desperation is clear.

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Congress, BJP, Shiv Sena, Priyanka Chaturvedi

Priyanka Chaturvedi: 'Congress speaks of ideological change. But it uses Raj Thackeray for its cause. Doesn’t it show lack of leadership in Maharashtra?

Priyanka Chaturvedi left the Congress and joined the Shiv Sena last week. She spoke with Rohit E David on what she faced in the Congress, going from a national to a regional party and why she thinks this is Shiv Sena 2.0.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Gujarat assembly elctions, Narendra Modi, Gujarat

Battle for Gujarat: Why his home state will be a litmus test for Narendra Modi’s popularity

While the BJP has a huge advantage in Gujarat, namely, Narendra Modi, the Congress is confident of winning seats after its improved performance in the 2017 Assembly polls.

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Supreme Court, Musilms, Triple Talaq, Arif mohammad khan

Arif Mohammad Khan: 'After politics, people will see the importance of Triple Talak Law and thank Modi for it, Nehru too would be pleased with Modi'

Arif Mohammed Khan, former Union Minister in Rajiv Gandhi's govt, who famously resigned at the overturning of the Shah Bano judgment, spoke with Rohit E David about the triple talak law, Narendra Modi and 'secular' vs 'communal' parties.

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Rahul gandhi namesake, Wayanad lok sabha seat, Rahul gandhi in wayanad, Lok Sabha election 2019

Kitne Rahul hain? ‘Rahul Gandhi’ candidates galore in Wayanad!

The Congress president isn’t the only Rahul Gandhi contesting from the rural district in Kerala.

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LTTE, Islamic Terror, Sri Lanka, Sri lanka serial blasts

Sri Lanka’s Islamist nightmare: Why the investigation is being closely watched by India and Maldives

The ISIS aims to heighten religious tensions through mass casualty attacks on places of worship. Sri Lanka has so far not focused intensively on ISIS recruits and splinter groups. That will change.

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Economic Survey for 2018-19, Kisan samman nidhi yojana, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Why India has to bite the Universal Basic Income bullet

A direct cash transfer to the poor is a powerful idea, and whichever political party comes to power at the Centre will feel compelled to move towards it in order to repair India's broken fiscal engine.

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General ds hooda, AFSPA, Balakot, Vistara

Major General GD Bakshi (retd): 'Is it wrong to honour India's old soldiers? Vistara did a nice gesture. I wish they hadn't buckled under the virulent army-hating voices'

Major General GD Bakshi (retired) spoke with Rohit E David on the Vistara row and the airline deleting the tweet honouring, Balakot and, punishing Pakistan, General Hooda, and whether he'll still fly Vistara.

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Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan samaj party, Mulayam Singh Yadav

No More Tears: Mayawati and Mulayam Singh bury their grudges. The national parties have much to worry about

Despite an extremely bitter and fractious past, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh's rapprochement holds nothing but dread for the Congress and BJP.