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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Editor's Pick

Milind Deora’s critique is vox pop in Congress circles

Having lost Mumbai (South) in the recent elections, Deora had many heads nodding when he said Rahul Gandhi’s advisors didn’t have their ear to the ground; that people calling the shots in Delhi lacked electoral experience.

The BJP’s time starts now

The proximate risks of the roiling investor sentiment are: Policy inconsistency and political instability. Investors want hassle-free entry into the Indian economy.

Battered Congress’ leadership dilemma in the new House

Are the days of dynasty politics over? Would a decimated Congress be better off without the Nehru-Gandhi family that has been another name for the party since Independence?

After PM Singh, Rangarajan, Montek to put in papers

C Rangarajan chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Montek Singh Ahluwalia deputy chairperson of Planning Commission are expected to submit their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

All eyes on economy: expectations ride high on Modi government’s first budget

Quick decision making and speedier implementation are vital to overhaul India’s collapsing infrastructure, which, if built, could catalyse every sector, from farm to factory, create jobs and multiply income.

CWC meet to fix reasons for defeat, pull up leaders

At the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet on Monday, all eyes would be on party president Sonia Gandhi who is expected to set the tone for serious deliberations in the face of the Congress’s worst ever electoral defeat.

Modi has the political licence to go for the Nitish kill. But should he?

Narendra Modi should be grateful to Nitish Kumar. The Bihar chief minister has gifted Modi an opportunity to prove his critics—or whatever is left of them—wrong and make them shut up forever. Nitish out: Who will be the next Bihar chief minister?

Working with Modi could be 'new experience' for US

With another BJP government preparing to take office, Washington DC has been awash with nostalgia for Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure. As White House gears up to do business with a man it struck off its visa list, there are mixed feelings about Narendra Modi.

Narendra Modi must plan the future by tackling the past

A day after the unprecedented mandate obtained by one man and one man alone, the ordinary citizen must be wondering how to interpret Narendra Modi’s triumph. With hope and expectation, or fear and apprehension? I suggest both responses are called for, writes Vinod Mehta.

Manmohan's dignity mistaken for subservience

Dr Manmohan Singh doesn’t leave office with hosannas ringing in the air. The sighs of relief are, undoubtedly, louder. Yet that should not blind us to his virtuous qualities, writes Karan Thapar.

The supermodel who won the election

Gujarat model: I believe I’m the first ever economic model in the world to win an election. Manas Chakravarty has a toungue in cheek take on the model that won thr general election 2014 for BJP.

Nitish out: Who will be the next chief minister of Bihar?

Soon after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister, president of his party JD(U) Sharad Yadav on Saturday said his successor would be chosen on Sunday and made it clear that the party will tie-up even with bitter rival RJD for formation of a "secular alliance".

Uttarakhand, Jharkhand may crumble after Bihar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation Saturday following his party’s poor show in the national election has the Uttarakhand and Jharkhand governments worried.

Rahul's 'advisers' face heat, Cong looks for answers

As Congress searches for answersfor its worst-ever electoral performance, daggers are already out in the party ahead of the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting scheduled on Monday.

Records tumble as BJP marches to power

Narendra Modi will enter parliament for the first time with a bang—breaking several records and setting new precedents. The most significant record is that no single party had crossed the 272-mark, on its own since 1984.
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