Mukesh Ranjan

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Caste may spoil RJD, JD-U hopes

The two arch-rivals in Bihar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and former chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, coming together with an aim to take on the “communal” BJP may look formidable on paper, but

Babus told to speed up work by August 15

Narendra Modi plans ‘big bang’ Red Fort speech; Relook at ‘rights-based’ UPA schemes?

Narendra Modi skips President iftar, may not host such banquets

Not only did Prime Minister Narendra Modi skip the iftar party hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, sufficient hints have come from his office that the PM may choose n

Morale of babus high under Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

With the intention to give bureaucrats a greater say, they are also being asked to present “out-of-the-box ideas” directly to the Prime Minister and set goals and targets that can be achieved in the s

‘Gujarat model’ in Delhi: Top babus are now in charge

A significant change in the Central government’s working, on the lines of the “Gujarat model”, is almost complete now, with the bureaucracy getting primacy over ministers, and the PMO with its troika

Arun Shourie tipped for plan panel

Arun Shourie

The Narendra Modi government appears to have finally decided to reconstitute the Planning Commission, and there are indications that former Union minister Arun Shourie is likely to be appointed its de

U-turn by TMC on TRAI Bill

TMC leader Sudip Bandopadhyay on Monday supported the measure, saying the PM had “the right to appoint any officer who he feels fit... in the greater interests of better governance”.

Bill on PM secretary sails through Lok Sabha

TMC, SP, BSP, NCP back government; smooth Rajya Sabha passage likely

Goverment softens on Leader of Opposition

With the Congress making fresh move to cobble support from other parties in its favour to reach to the mandatory 10 per cent requirement for the post of the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha,

Trinamul, BJP MPs get into a scuffle in Lok Sabha

A view of Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Tuesday during budget session

It was one of the most unsavoury scenes that the Lok Sabha has ever witnessed, as Trinamul and BJP members were almost on the verge of a physical clash, after which both sides accused each other of us

The collective moral might and high-mindedness of the Communist parties of India miserably failed the country in the critical battle of 2014. Their numbers in Parliament dropped drastically and their presence as an ideological force is dwindling day by day.

Here is something for Dinanath Batra to chew on. While he leads the charge against cakes and candles on birthdays, all things Western, including English language education, millions of Chinese college students take the country’s many standardised English tests every year, hoping to embellish their resumes with language certificates.