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Dark horse Ashwin

Ashwin’s fine spell of bowling Down Under has silenced those who termed the off-spinner to be an ordinary bowler.

PDP’s Doublespeak

A day after projecting its alliance with the BJP as one forged out of “conviction”, the PDP’s MLAs have demanded that the mortal remains of executed Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru be returned.

A Stable Kashmir

The BJP and the PDP have overcome their differences to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir.

A thumbs-down

While Budget 2015-16 is being hailed as a growth Budget, it received a thumbs-down from former PM Manmohan Singh.

AAP in a fix

The Aam Aadmi Party’s internal feud is out in the open barely a fortnight after it assumed power in Delhi.

Divisive remarks

By calling on Hindus to boycott the films of the three Khans — Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman — Sadhvi Prachi has disregarded our Prime Minister’s statement that his government was committed to “India Fi

Refugees’ fate

The Peoples Democratic Party opposes the settlement of West Pakistan refugees as residents of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will alter state demographics, weakening the state’s demand for self- determi

Election mood

The National Democratic Alliance government has been in election mode ever since its victory in May 2014.

Ham-fisted Nitish

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s new political party, Hindustani Awam Morcha, may seem to be a political gimmick but it could have a decisive impact on Bihar’s politics in the Assembly e

Middle-class woes

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has not delivered much relief to the middle class. The increase in service tax will only make entertainment and leisure expensive.

Pro-poor budget

The first full-fledged Budget of the Modi government can be termed as pro-poor and a Budget that encourages savings. Most importantly, it favours retired and senior citizens, who are often neglected.

All-round growth

The finance minister’s renewed push for public-private partnership in infrastructure and suggestion for the constitution of a committee to monitor monetary policy and a debt management agency, indepen

True federalism

The Finance Commission’s recommendation to streamline states’ share in Central tax to 42 per cent is an unexpected boost to the Prime Minister’s coinage of cooperative federalism.

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.