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Oommen Kuruvilla



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Narendra Modi gets leg-up from falling oil prices

When Modi was touting his development shtick at election speeches some seven months ago perhaps he himself was clueless on how to go about achieving it...

Of the 'unsaintly' remark of Sadhvi

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti must have taken on board the fact that as a minister she is a representative of every Indian and not just of Ram's children....

Need to clean mind as well

Modi has given the idea of cleanliness a whole new emphasis. He has co-opted celebrities from different walks of life to spread the message of a clean India even as media adverts...

Bar bribery controversy sizzles Kerala

The hotel and bar owners association's working president has alleged that he paid Rs.10 million to K.M. Mani, the finance minister, for a government decision in favour of the bar owners....

Minimum government plan bombs out

Now the cabinet strength stands at 66, just 12 short of the second UPA's final figure. There is every likelihood of the cabinet ballooning up further, and who knows, even crossing the UPA size....

Bid to saffronise Sardar Patel

Patel is known as the Iron Man of India in view of his extraordinary resourcefulness in having been able to keep the nation united during what could be termed a severe existential crisis. ...

Is Congress ready for reinvention?

The Congress camp knows full well that there is an urgent need for reinvention. What it doesn't know is to how to go about it. And the blame game is a sine-qua-non in any reinvention process. ...

Saffron blooms, Congress wilts

It was all on expected lines. BJP bagged Haryana on its own while it finished top in Maharashtra pushing Congress to third position...

Shashi Tharoor, controversies, politics and Modi

Investigation into her death, which seemed unnatural, is still on...

Maharashtra and Haryana elections are crucial to BJP

The saffron party's desire is to soak up success in the two states all by its lonesome effort. That's the reason it's contesting solo in both the states...

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