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‘Fixing of the Antagarh byelection was a pilot project of the BJP’

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) president Bhupesh Baghel sees the alleged fixing of the Antagarh byelection as a “pilot project” conceived by the ruling Bharatiya J

24 Jan 2016 6:25 AM

‘The NIA must probe the link of politicians with drug smugglers’

The two terror attacks in Punjab in the last six months have raised concerns about Pakistan-based terrorists using the drug smuggling network. Shashi Kant, former ADGP (intelligence), Punjab speaks with Tanveer Thakur about the nexus between cross-border drug smugglers and politicians.

17 Jan 2016 5:45 AM

‘We must destroy terror network in Pakistan through covert operations’

With the Pathankot terror strike once again rattling the country, Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), former commander of the pivotal Srinagar-based 15 Corps, tells Sridhar Kumaraswami why the situation could have been much worse and some lessons India needs to learn

10 Jan 2016 1:14 AM

‘...govt knew things could go wrong’

In the wake of the flood that rocked Chennai, urban planning, or the lack of it, is being pinpointed as one of the main culprits. N.V.

13 Dec 2015 6:17 AM

‘SAD has a phobia of the Congress’

While stating that the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine has lost control, Capt.

07 Dec 2015 6:34 AM


‘Sangh Parivar is trying to push myths as history...’

Speaking on the rising intolerance in the country, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Lok Sabha MP Mohammed Salim says that the government cannot render a country intolerant, as they are custodians of the country only for a limited time. In an interview with Namrata Biji Ahuja, Mr Salim is of the view that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rise to power has ‘vitalised the Hindutva forces’.

06 Dec 2015 5:55 AM

‘The government needs the Congress... It can’t ignore us.’

K.V. Thomas, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Union minister of state for agriculture and consumer affairs, food and public distribution, in the UPA government talks about the Winter Session of Parliament and GST in an interview with Manish Anand

29 Nov 2015 12:38 AM

‘The government must not use Chetia’s arrest for political purposes’

According to two-time chief minister and veteran Asom Gana Parishad leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, top Ulfa leader Anup Chetia’s deportation from Bangladesh is a positive development for India. In an interview to Manoj Anand, Mr Mahanta emphasises that the government should take Chetia into confidence and try to include the anti-talks faction of Ulfa in the peace process.

15 Nov 2015 3:35 AM

I don’t want India to become Pakistan: Mangalesh Dabral

In the aftermath of the killing of Kannada writer M.M.

10 Nov 2015 6:01 AM

‘New Delhi has played into China’s hands’

Pushp Ranjan, New Delhi editor of EU Asia News, a Brussels-based news agency, is a senior journalist and an expert on India-Nepal affairs.

08 Nov 2015 6:23 AM


‘What if Indians living abroad are forced to eat beef ’

While National Award winner and Hindi film director Onir doesn’t believe in returning the award, he says there’s a need to respect others’ opinion as well. Following the tremendous backlash against Shah Rukh Khan for speaking out against growing intolerance in India, Onir, in an interview to Mehul Thakkar, feels the liberal space is shrinking.

08 Nov 2015 12:25 AM

‘Castration is not a good suggestion. It will take us back several steps.’

Justice N. Kirubakaran took one year to write his order in an interim case (the case will go back to the trial court now) involving sexual abuse of a juvenile boy by a British national.

31 Oct 2015 10:56 PM

‘Modi never did anything for Hindus. He exploited them for political ends’

With the withdrawal of the contentious ordinance and the bill to shield convicted legislators, has Rahul raj arrived in the Congress In the Congress, major decisions are always taken by Soniaji and Rahulji. Whenever they felt the need to take a stand in the interest of the nation and its people, they expressed their views to the government. Both Rahulji and his mother have been involved in all key policy decisions.

05 Oct 2013 7:56 PM

‘Gen. Singh’s claims cast a shadow on the Army’s loyalty & patriotism’

What do you think of the statement of the former Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh that the Army transfers money to ministers in Jammu and Kashmir for “stabilising work” in the state

29 Sep 2013 9:59 AM