Gautam Datt
Associate Editor
New Delhi
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Newsmaker: Alliance for survival

The seamless stitches of the alliance between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may not give away what is holding them together but the way the two parties formed a united front to

Modi plans 10% jobs quota for upper caste poor

In what is being termed as a possible game-changer, the Narendra Modi government on Monday decided to give 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the upper caste fulfilling a l

Newsmaker: The Indian pace age

When the Indian team left for the tour of Australia, the biggest concern was the batting line-up which was up against history to make a mark on the foreign soil.

Misquoted but not misunderstood

It had become customary for prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to make a spectacle of every victory in state elections.

Newsmaker: The law catches up

The invisible protective shield thrown around Congress leader Sajjan Kumar – he has now quit the party – finally crumbled leading to his conviction in an anti-Sikh riot case of 1984.

Kushwaha joins opposition bench, more may follow suit

NDA’s loss became UPA’s gain as days after Bihar leader Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Narendra Modi government, he joined the opposition alliance to fight against the BJP in the next elections

Newsmaker: The RG factor

If ever there is a contest for picking up the most ridiculed political figure in India, Rahul Gandhi will win hands down.  “Pappu”, a rather uncherished monicker that has stuck on him, will co

After daylong parleys, Kamal Nath named MP CM

After a day of moving back and forth on the selection of chief ministers for the three states where it had won the recent assembly polls, the Congress party named Kamal Nath as chief minister for M

Congress upsets BJP applecart in stronghold

The end of electoral victory drought in the Congress might have revived hope for the party to pose a stiff challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 but it would be naïve to assume that the

Rahul-led Cong in revival mode

Clear victories in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and a cliffhanger battle in Madhya Pradesh have revived the fortunes of the Congress president Rahul Gandhi who has strengthened his credentials as the