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Surgical strikes will benefit BJP in state elections, redeem Modi's image

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: AFP)

The surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army along the Line of Control are expected to boost the image of the PM.

Congress, BJP wary of AAP in Punjab

There are tacit and covert moves in the Congress and the SAD-BJP camps to block the “outsider” AAP from forming a government in Punjab.

Peace for now, cracks remain

It’s a battle for survival between the chacha-bhatija of Uttar Pradesh’s first family.

BJP plans 200 events to woo dalits, win UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

The BJP will hold 200 “Dalit Sammelans” across Uttar Pradesh to woo the community ahead of next year’s Assembly elections in the state.

No CM face: Modi to drive UP campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Wary of the leaders trying to project themselves as faces for the next year’s UP polls, the BJP has finally decided to drop the idea of projecting anyone and make “good governance” its face.

‘Rahul to emerge hero if sent to jail’

Congress scion Rahul Gandhi’s second U-turn is being viewed as an attempt to emerge as the unifying force of the secular forces who are anti-Sangh Parivar.

RSS hits out at Romila Thapar over new book

Romila Thapar

Renowned Indian historian Romila Thapar is under attack yet again by the big brother of the Sangh Parivar — the RSS. This time the RSS is breathing fire on her latest book — On Nationalism.

Rift within Congress over Kashmir policy

With UP elections approaching, Congress leaders seem to have no clarity on what line to take on Kashmir.

After Gujarat, BJP trains eyes on Goa

With Gujarat affairs apparently settled, the BJP top brass is now looking at Goa where Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is causing disturbing tremors.

BJP moves in to consolidate UP vote bank

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's wife Swati Singh (Photo: PTI)

In a major push to consolidate UP’s upper caste vote bank, particularly that of Thakurs, the BJP is likely to offer a party ticket to expelled leader Dayashankar Singh’s wife Swati from Ballia.

The dictionary describes a “surgical strike” as an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target.

India is now the site of a “battle royalty”, in the struggle between localisation and globalisation of power, between freedom for India and its citizens, through swadeshi and swaraj, and freedom of a