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Return of the natives – The Kashmiri Pandits

|By Adfar Shah| The Modi led NDA seems committed towards ensuring the return of Kashmiri Pandits and the whole Kashmiri Muslim society seems equally happy with the idea.The home ministry is all set to approve an enhanced package of Rs. 20 lakh per family for re-construction of their houses in the Valley. But, the question is about the very design and methodology of ...

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Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Churunda village; file photo. Image used for representational purposes only. Associated Press

Changing Regimes: Raising Hopes of Peace in Kashmir ?

|Shahid Lone and Adfar Shah|  Kashmir has always been the centre stage for Indo-Pak conflicts and unfortunately, both sides have failed to give reasonable concessions to each other in order to solve the problem. Nearly six decades of separatist revolts, wars and militarization, coupled with continuous infiltration has caused severe damage to the peace building and reconciliation efforts.  Kashmir and ...

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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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Now in power, will BJP find a way to push their agenda in the Rajya Sabha as well? | Photo: PTI

BJP on a Mission Rajya Sabha now

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi, May 17: Having achieved its 272+ mission in the 543-elected member Lok Sabha, the directly elected House of Indian Parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now embarking on a two-pronged plan to rustle up numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House, where the party-led NDA has only 64 members, 57 short of a simple ...

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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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When Modi faced the nation – A Round Up

#ModiSpeakstoArnab will run govt with everyone.We say lot of things in elections.But that does not mean that is how we will run govt #wow — PointBlank 7 (@pointblankseven) May 8, 2014 Hinduism is not a religion, it's a way of life.. #Modispeakstoarnab — PointBlank 7 (@pointblankseven) May 8, 2014 #ModiSpeaksToArnab on Snoopgate: “Go to Supreme Court, Dont trap me.Why should ...

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