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PMO cites growth data to show Singh is not ‘weak’

The Prime Minister’s Office, the butt of ridicule by the Opposition for non-performance and “spinelessness”, on Friday adopted an aggressive stance with the government in its last days.

‘Economy won’t be strong if PM weak’

At an interaction with reporters here, Mr Pachauri came out with economic data on various sectors to highlight that there was progress in the last 10 years.

Congress hopes for win in at least 5 Bihar seats

The Congress party’s hopes in Bihar may not be as high as in other parts of the country, but it expects to improve its tally in the Lok Sabha compared to last elections when it won only three seats.

Bihar, U’khand MLAs ready to defect

Amid indications now that a non-Congress government is likely to be formed at the Centre, there are speculations now about the survival of two state governments — Bihar and Uttrakhand.

Lalu, Mulayam losing Yadav vote

With Yadav chieftains in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav respectively giving undue preference to members of their immediate families in ticket distribution, possibili

Congress seeks to woo upper caste with quota

In a bid to lure the upper caste, the Congress manifesto promises of looking at the option giving reservation on economic ground without distorting the current facilities provided to Other Backward Cl

Punters’ choice is Modi, thumbs down to Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal may be a hope for the Congress to dent the chances of the BJP this election, but Satta Bazar appears to have been giving him thumbs down with a very high return on every pen

Cong, RJD may damage each other

Notwithstanding the declared alliance between the RJD and Congress in Bihar, there is perceptible unease among the rank and file of the former, making it a pre-poll tie-up only on paper.

‘Gujarat and TN best performers’

The Congress-led UPA, which is already on the backfoot this election season, was in for a rude shock when the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the Centre put Gujarat and Tamil Nadu on the top of

War among leaders embarrasses Cong

Internecine war among Congress titans in Madhya Pradesh has not only damaged the party’s prospects in the state, it is also proving to be utterly embarrassing for the high command.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.