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Modi plucks pearls from Beijing’s string

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi: With its obsessive focus on meetings between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the media in New Delhi missed the wood for the trees. It dissected every nuance of the 40-minute long dialogue between the two nuclear neighbours and in the process ignored the real intent of Modi’s ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking ...

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Will the current political transition mark the end of “Nehruvian legacy”?

|By Tridivesh Singh Maini| Right through the 2014 Lok sabha election campaign leading upto the landslide victory for the BJP, there have been endless debates on how PM Modi will undo the ‘Nehruvian legacy’. Modi’s staunch supporters believe that he will do so by initiating big-bang economic reforms and reorienting India’s foreign policy – making it more robust, but with an ...

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PM-elect Modi’s actions, attitude bode well

|By Anuj Shrivastava| Narendra Damodardas Modi is set to become India’s 14th Prime Minister on May 26th. Modi’s extraordinary journey, one that has been highly inspiring and motivating for the youth will become part of the Gujarati folklore; achieving success through sheer grit, determination, dedication and unflinching focus while telling the story of how a boy selling tea on trains became the Prime ...

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Nitish scores multi-goals with resignation

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi, May 20: Nitish Kumar appears to have killed several birds with a single stone by putting in his resignation from Chief Minister’s post and nominating an MLA from poorest section of the society Jitan Ram Manjhi as his replacement. Firstly he has pre-empted any poaching strike the BJP must have been planning to launch by ...

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What BJP Majority means for Modi

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi: The breach of majority mark by Bharatiya Janata Party in the 16thgeneral elections is expected to ensure that Narendra Modi, the possible new prime minister of the country, does not end up following trajectory of careers of his predecessors Manmohan Singh, H D Deve Gowda and Inder Kumar Gujral in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). ...

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Live: Election Results 2014

The world’s largest democracy exercised its right to participate in the democratic process in April and May 2014, with high voter turnouts in 122 constituencies. It is judgment day for India’s big and small political parties, as the Election Commission begins the process of counting votes on May 16, 2014 at  8 am. We’ll bring you the latest successes, defeats ...

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Exit polls , enter bookies

|By Sanjay Pandey| If the exit poll projections are to be believed, the Modi wave – brewing since the announcement of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate last September and turning into a ‘tsunami’ of sorts for the rival parties in the run-up to elections – has finally made a landfall. Most exit polls say that the NDA is likely to sail past ...

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Elections 2014: Factors influencing the voting landscape (A Brief)

Correspondent | Team PB7 For the rest of the world, elections in the biggest democracy on Earth are an overwhelming cause for concern. The Indian Election Commission has estimated that about 788 million people are eligible to vote in this year’s elections – an electorate more than double the size of the entire population of the US. How the country carries ...

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Decoding parties’ campaign strategies

By Anuj Shrivastava Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha are turning out to be quite an entertainer with headliners slugging it out big amongst themselves to hog attention of the voters. With just three more polling phases to go now, campaigning is at its height, the attacks getting shriller and standards dipping to new lows every other day. There have ...

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The Non-state voters

30,000 odd voters of the Rajmahal constituency in Jharkhand are likely to press NOTA on April 24, the day this constituency goes to polls. Our correspondent, Sanjay Pandey, speaks to the people who have decided to use NOTA as a tool to reject the “politics of convenience” that has plagued their community for over 2 decades now. By Sanjay Pandey Pyarpur/Banutola (Rajmahal): Mohammed Hasan Ali, 35, ...

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