Venkatesh Kesari

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Talks of advancing Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Haryana polls

Speculation of advancing Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and perhaps Jharkhand is rife in the political circles with the non-NDA parties viewing that the BJP wants to get an electoral milea

UPA relevance comes under cloud

After the DMK, Trinamul Congress, TRS — the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference is the fourth ally of the Congress which separated from the latter putting a question mark on the relevance of the UPA

Congress ‘young Turks’ taking charge in Oppositiion

“Young Turks” in the Congress are becoming active in the role of Opposition, compelling the “old guard” to follow them in cornering the government on certain issues inside Parliament.

Chavan set to lead Congress in elections

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Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is all set to lead the Congress in the upcoming crucial state Assembly polls after the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

Congress seeks immediate decision on LOP post

The confrontation between the main Opposition Congress and the government appears to be escalating on the issue of Leader of the Oppos-ition in the Lok Sabha.

‘Speaker ruling can’t override Act’

A Union minister felt the relevant act, rules and rulings given by the Speaker on the issue of the Leader of the Opposition since 1977 and earlier would have to be amended and the Congress would have

Congress divided on revival strategy

A debate has begun in the Congress on whether to follow the strategy of regional parties by identifying with regional issues and major castes, re-ally with Hindutva and not ignoring the majority or wh

Congress looks ‘uncomfortable’ with allies

The United Progressive Alliance appears to be disintegrating with the Congress becoming “uncomfortable” with allies the NCP in Maharashtra and the National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of sta

Talk of Kamraj Plan begins in Congress

Talk of a “Kamraj plan” has begun in Congress circles.

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan fate uncertain

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan fate uncertain

Bhupinder Singh Hooda not to be replaced; Tarun Gogoi to meet Sonia tomorrow

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.