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Delhi confidential: Practical tip

The Trinamool Congress thought of approaching the Supreme Court against the poll panel decision. The party approached Abhishek Singhvi urging him to challenge the decision. WHILE CRITICISING the Election Commission for curtailing the campaign time in nine West Bengal seats, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have said that the people will take revenge through the […]

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Across the aisle: Mr Modi vs manifesto

Listen to any speech of Mr Modi. Apart from the usual quota of falsehoods and abuse of the Gandhi family, Mr Modi will launch into the Congress manifesto, erect imaginary ghosts and pretend to slay them. Mr Modi has realised the power of the ideas contained in the Congress manifesto EVERY LOK Sabha election in […]

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A manifesto for health

Paradigm shift to universal healthcare is not unrealistic, requires political will By Abhay Shukla The good news is that health has arrived on the country’s political agenda. The bad news is that health systems are in critical condition and there is significant public discontent over the lack of quality and affordable healthcare. We can confirm […]

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Punjab Congress expels a rebel, he vows to ‘expose’ them

Bali had questioned Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh three days ago for “not being accessible” to party workers and alleged that his “Pakistani friend” was interfering in the functioning of the government. AFTER A fortnight of outbursts by its party leaders over ticket distribution ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Monday expelled its […]

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Justice and the manifesto

In election season, let’s talk of access to justice and judicial infrastructure Now that the “festival of democracy” — the schedule for the 17th general elections to Lok Sabha — is announced and the season of manifesto drafting has begun, is it not the solemn duty of all citizens to advance their suggestions for meaningful […]