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POLITICS

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Dassault, Francois Hollande, Defence, Rafale debate

Exclusive (II): Book Excerpt from P. Chidambaram's 'Undaunted: Saving The Idea of India' (Rupa Publications)

The second part of our exclusive excerpt from senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's new book 'Undaunted', which raises tough questions for the Modi government on the controversial Rafale deal.

VARIETY

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Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Francois Hollande, Dassault aviation

Why the Rafale aircraft controversy is a gift that keeps on giving

This multi-billion dollar defence deal has given Twitterati a chance to do what they know best – flood the internet with memes and (at times bad) jokes.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Modi government, Emmanuel Macron, Francois Hollande, Rafale Deal

Rafale deal: Why Modi government's communication strategy is faltering

So far, in the battle of perception, it's advantage Team Rahul. Congress looks cool, controlled, composed. BJP looks the opposite.

POLITICS

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Europe, Francois Hollande, France

Why François Fillon looks to be France's next President

What really differentiates him from his opponents (Juppé and Hollande in particular), are his views on Russia.

POLITICS

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Francois Hollande, Delhi Government, AAP, Arvind Kejriwal

Please buy shoes: Open letter to Kejriwal goes viral

A Vizag businessman has sent Delhi CM a demand draft worth Rs 364.

POLITICS

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Francois Hollande, Modi government

How Modi and Hollande broke new ground in 2016

The French president's presence as the chief guest at our Republic Day celebrations is a recognition of this reality.

VARIETY

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Francois Hollande, Republic Day, Narendra Modi

Have you been hugged by Narendra Modi yet?

From Francois Hollande to Nawaz Sharif to Barack Obama, the Indian PM's 'bear hug' remains a rite of passage for all.

POLITICS

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Francois Hollande, Chandigarh, Narendra Modi, Smart city

Smartening up Chandigarh for President Hollande is airbrushing reality

There is no way the visiting dignitary may stop his convoy to take a little walk and see the ugly side of the ‘City Beautiful’.

POLITICS

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Chandigarh, Smart city, Republic Day, Francois Hollande

Hollande should know making Chandigarh a smart city won't be easy

After Le Corbusier-Nehru's disagreement over the city's planning, will it be different 60 years later for the French president?

POLITICS

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Link West, Francois Hollande, Modi In France

Modi in France: How unblocking the Rafale deal fits with Make in India

PM has done well to give fresh legs to the wobbling strategic partnership with the French.