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Natwar’s grudge report is just that

His account would be politically used by those opposed to the Congress and to Mrs Gandhi. Whether it necessarily carries credibility because it comes from an estranged insider is another matter.

Indians stranded in Libya: A new crisis

The political situation in Libya is far from certain, and the holy month is over. All that we know for sure is that rival militias are fighting it out on the streets of Tripoli to capture the capital.

Sikhs’ flareup has wider implications

Haryana Sikh leaders rightly calculate that religio-political leverage accruing from the new state law helps them gain influence in state politics as well as in Sikh affairs

UP: Crack down hard, or trouble will spread

The best that the administration can do is to crack down hard on troublemakers — Muslim or Hindu — though this is easier said than done. Influential political elements are in the picture.

Here and NowBy Sudhir Tailang


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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.