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core committee and the Union cabinet bowed down to his wishes and recommended that the controversial ordinance be withdrawn.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 In the larger interests, the cabinet has withdrawn the ordinance and decided to kill the Bill that is pending in Parliament.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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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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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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Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi has warned Congressmen that he would come down with a heavy hand if he finds party activists indulging in factionalism. Read more

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The Karnataka assembly election outcome for the Bharatiya Janata Party would not have been so dismal had its leadership drawn a leaf from Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political acumen and persisted with its old war horses. Read more

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Nine days after she turned 94 years old, the original nightingale with a crystal clear voice, Shamshad Begum passed away in Mumbai leaving behind some of the most memorable songs of Bollywood films. This Amritsar born legend was perhaps one of the most talented and also the most underutilized female playback singer. Read more

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