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Baru return blocked by officials in PMO


Contrary to the perception that the Congress leadership had blocked the then media adviser to the Prime Minister Sanjaya Baru’s return to the PMO in 2009, sources in Prime Minister’s Office revealed t

Gandhi clan join forces to combat Modi power


Sensing that it was getting decimated by the BJP’s propaganda blitz, the Congress has decided to go in for a massive carpetbombing campaign spearheaded by the Gandhi clan — mother, daughter and son.

Priyanka steps up for a fight

Stepping out to “help mother and brother”, Priyanka adopted a proactive role and got more aggressive in targeting the BJP.

If Modi forms govt, BJP tussle likely for key posts


Resentment over the meteoric rise of Narendra Modi continues to simmer within the BJP.

Delhi, Haryana battle today


After two phases of electioneering, the main battle of the ballot begins on Thursday with the country entering the third phase of the 2014 general election.

Clear glimpse of Hindutva agenda

The BJP’s manifesto may have focused on economic development and governance issues, but glimpses of its Hindutva agenda were once again seen in the document that was released on Monday.

BJP puts off minority outreach

The BJP, being accused of trying to polarise the vote bank along communal lines, has reportedly deferred the release of its much-hyped “Vision Document to Empower Minorities”.

Desertions hit Congress, Mistry held in Vadodara


Desertion, dissension and resignation continue to plague the Congress Party, which some feel is now fighting with its back to the wall.

Cousins’ bond has always been strong

Mothers Sonia Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi may not see eye to eye, but cousins Rahul and Varun Gandhi seem to bond rather well.

Tricky terrain for BJP A-listers

The BJP’s march towards “Mission 272+” might have to pass through a tricky terrain. Some of the BJP heavyweights are up for a tough battle ahead.

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.