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PDP troubles its polar partner

The reason the extremists didn’t engage in serious violence at election time in November-December last year was that they did not want the BJP, with which the Mufti has entered into a pact to form government

Act firmly against all who step out of line

The indirect reference to the issue of communalism by the PM was a recognition of the fact that the ideology of the Sangh Parivar may, subvert his development agenda

Kashmir alliance perched precariously

With the two parties prioritising power, discordant notes have been glided over. There could be merit in this approach, but both must remain ever watchful.

Why this Budget can’t make India fly

Given the benign economic environment, it is disappointing that the finance minister did not do much to boost revenue, which is desperately needed to cut the fiscal deficit

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The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it

Listening to Suresh Prabhu presenting the Railway Budget, I wondered whether he was really promising to bring back the halcyon days of luxury on the rails. But no, he can’t and won’t.