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Arvind Kejriwal’s Rise And Early Missteps In National Politics

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At first glance, Arvind Kejriwal cuts an unlikely figure as a rabble-rouser. As the journalist Sheela Bhatt once noted, the middle-aged, bespectacled Kejriwal “comes across as a simple, but stubborn man, with no material taste. He wears trousers that seem a size too big, his shirts are what government clerks in small towns wear.” The only thing remarkable about his ... Read More »

Union Budget 2017 At 11 am, Tweets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has confirmed in a tweet that he will present the Union Budget at 11 this morning, ending speculation on since Wednesday morning on whether it would be postponed for a day after Lok Sabha member and former union minister E Ahamed died last night. Parliament is usually adjourned for a day after a sitting ... Read More »

Indian IT sector warns against U.S. visa bill

Workers are seen at their workstations on the floor of an outsourcing centre in Bangalore, February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

India’s IT lobby warned on Tuesday that a bill before the U.S. Congress aimed at imposing tougher visa rules unfairly targets some of its members and will not solve a U.S. labour shortage in technology and engineering. Industry lobby group Nasscom was responding to a bill introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California, that would double the minimum ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi And I Are Like Two Wheels Of A Cycle, Says Akhilesh Yadav

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LUCKNOW:  Dressed in identical white kurta and black jacket, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi walked shoulder to shoulder for their first joint media conference today. The two leaders will attend a mega ‘Rath Yatra’, which will flag off their joint campaign in Lucknow. The three-hour road show will begin from the city’s GPO Park, near the Mahatma Gandhi statue, and ... Read More »

He’s My PM Too: Aparna Yadav Wants You To Just Get Over The Selfie

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NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav not just supports the political ambition of his sister-in-law, but wants her “to be the urban face of the party,” according to the 26-year-old relative in question. Aparna Yadav began her campaign today for Lucknow Cantonment, one of nine seats in the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Wearing a yellow-coloured sari with a grey shawl ... Read More »

Republic Day: Warnings Of Aerial Attacks Using Chartered Flights

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NEW DELHI: Ahead of Republic Day celebrations on Thursday, Delhi has been brought under ground-to-air security cover following intelligence warnings of a terror attack through air. There have been inputs recently that terror groups like the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba may be planning to charter helicopters to launch an attack on important personalities during the parade. Intelligence agencies have also cautioned that ... Read More »

The 3 Minutes Of No Translation When PM Narendra Modi, Officials Were Stumped

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NEW DELHI: For the little over three minutes that Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan spoke on Wednesday, headsets at the stately Hyderabad House that provide translation of speeches in foreign languages, were silent. As the prince began to speak after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made his address, politicians and journalists present began to look ... Read More »

With Tweet, Congress Finally Admits Priyanka Gandhi Is In Charge

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NEW DELHI: So the Congress is finally acknowledging that Priyanka Gandhi is very much in politics and calling the shots that matter such as being the chief negotiator in the critical alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party. Ahmed Patel, Congress leader and Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi is a taciturn politician who is known to speak rarely; he ... Read More »

Sonia Gandhi Intervenes To Protect Turf With Akhilesh Yadav

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NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, has now stepped in as her party attempts to salvage an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh elections after hectic negotiations hit a wall, with both sides declaring that the other was making unreasonable demands for seats to contest. Mrs Gandhi’s closest aides are reportedly working the phones tonight on her ... Read More »