Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has come out as the victor after his party’s core committee and the Union cabinet bowed down to his wishes and recommended that the controversial ordinance be withdrawn. However, the UPA allies are seemingly unhappy with the developments and have decided to back the Prime Minister while expressing concern how a single individual could force the government to review the considered decision of the Union cabinet. In the larger interests, the cabinet has withdrawn the ordinance and decided to kill the Bill that is pending in Parliament. Read more

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What has been happening in Muzaffarnagar during the past few days is both shameful and deplorable. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has rightly indicated that political parties could be behind this unusual flare-up in the region. Some other political activists have hinted that the riots are a result of the desire by political parties such as the BJP and Samajwadi Party to extend their influence in what is known as the Jat land of western UP, once a bastion of former Prime Minister Chaudhury Charan Singh. Read more

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While most music lovers in India have always known this but a CNN-IBN survey has further confirmed the belief that noted playback singer Mohammad Rafi was the greatest voice of Hindi Cinema. Read more

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It has become increasingly clear that the UPA government in general and the Congress party in particular have announced the formation of a separate state of Telangana essentially out of fear of losing Andhra Pradesh during the next Lok Sabha elections. Read more

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Two letters written by 65 Members of Parliament to the United States President Barack Obama urging him to continue the existing stand of his government on denying a US visa to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is clearly an action which is indefensible. Read more

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The promulgation of the Food Ordinance by the President on July 5 following the decision of the Union Cabinet has given rise to intense speculation about an early poll. There is also speculation on whether the Monsoon session of Parliament, which is normally held at the end of third week of July, will take place at all. Read more

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A controversy has erupted on how a letter reportedly written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi by senior party leader and former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh was leaked to the press despite its confidential contents. Read more

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A lot has been written about how our armed forces have worked tirelessly to rescue thousands of people trapped in the various regions of Uttrakhand following heavy rains and flash floods, which have claimed hundreds of lives. Read more

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A day after Narendra Modi was appointed the Chairman of the BJP’s central campaign committee, veteran politician and co-founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Balraj Madhok spoke to him on the phone and gave him his blessings. Read more

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Ever since the DMK withdrew its support from the UPA government at the Centre, there has been speculation regarding early elections to Lok Sabha. This was so because after both DMK and earlier the Trinamool had parted ways with the ruling alliance the coalition was reduced to a minority government. Read more

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