Rajeev Sharma

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is an independent journalist and a strategic analyst.

POLITICS

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Full heat: Why entire Opposition showed up at Karnataka CM's swearing-in

HD Kumaraswamy’s oath taking ceremony has indubitably been a dress rehearsal for 2019 elections.

VARIETY

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Petrol and diesel prices rise may fuel Modi government's biggest heartburn yet

The government's refusal to provide any relief to the common man has invited sharp attack from the Opposition as well as the common man.

POLITICS

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BJP has even made Rahul Gandhi a hero by not being able to form government in Karnataka

The implications of the BJP's embarrassing defeat in Karnataka will be enormous in national politics.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Post midnight court drama ensures Karnataka poll verdict solution won't come anytime soon

The apex court has said that government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

POLITICS

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What's going on behind the scenes in Karnataka — Congress, BJP backroom talks with JD(S)?

The Congress has thrown a surprise by indicating that it is ready to sacrifice Siddaramaiah to keep Deve Gowda on its side.

POLITICS

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Why Nawaz Sharif has admitted to Pakistan's role in 26/11 attack now

The three-time prime minister is being hounded from all sides in his country.

POLITICS

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Karnataka exit poll results: How JD(S) could lose and still win

If it's a hung Assembly, as predicted by all, the Janata Dal-Secular would become the kingmaker.

VARIETY

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Why end of Iran nuclear deal will hit Indian interests hard in West Asia

Should New Delhi waver or dither, Tehran would hand over the strategic Chabahar Port to China and Pakistan.

MONEY

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Implications of government's 'slow demonetisation' of Rs 2,000 note

The quiet and gradual phasing out of the high-value notes makes one wonder why Modi government couldn't do the same with Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.