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NO SYMPATHY FOR SINGH

September 14, 2014
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NO SYMPATHY FOR SINGH

By Malladi Rama Rao * If there is one who badly deserves sympathy, the honour rightly goes to Manmohan Singh, who is under attack as he steps into his twilight years. And if there is one who is not getting any sympathy, that honour is also reserved for him proving the adage that fate can be really cruel. Even his worst critics have not reserved for him the obscurity that appears to be his destiny. Certainly, we are not prepared for the trenchant criticism of Vinod Rai, former CA&G, that Manmohan Singh has no intellectual and professional integrity. Rai is a former student of Singh at the Delhi School of Economics and during his long IAS career had occasions to work under “doctor saheb” as the former prime minister is addressed by friends and admirers alike. In a limited sense, we are prepared to see brickbats for Manmohan Singh...

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Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi

July 29, 2014
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Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi

Chennai/Shirdi, 29 July: A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with “Sai Baba’s palanquin”. On their...

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BJP IS NOW TRULY ‘DIFFERENT’

April 22, 2014
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By Atul Cowshish  The party that has taken for granted its ascent to power after the April-May Lok Sabha polls may invite more ridicule...

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Maldives To Vote Again Amidst Continuing Uncertainties

November 9, 2013
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Maldives To Vote Again Amidst Continuing Uncertainties

By Allabaksh If all goes well and if there are no Gayoom induced hiccups, Maldives will make its third tryst with its presidential election...

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The Man who would be President

November 4, 2013
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa: The Man who would be President

By a Special Correspondent New Delhi is expected to have an interesting visitor soon from Colombo. And he is non-other than Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a...

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LEFT : The 12th MAN OF INDIAN POLITICS

September 21, 2013
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By Malladi Rama Rao To describe the Left parties as the 12th Man of Indian politics may be patently unfair. The role they have...

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Flip-side of L’affaire NaMo

September 14, 2013
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Flip-side of L’affaire NaMo

By Malladi Rama Rao L’affaire NaMo will continue to hog the headlines for a while. We cannot help it but if anyone thinks that...

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Bhauji in the best of care, slowly bouncing back

September 7, 2013
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Bhauji in the best of care, slowly bouncing back

By Debjani from Meherabad Rest assured that Bhauji is in the best of care under the loving attention of his family and medical specialists....

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CONG, BJP IN TRADE-OFF POLITICS

September 7, 2013
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BJP's Narendra Modi and Cong party's Sheela Dixit

By Malladi Rama Rao The face-off between the BJP and Delhi’s Sheila Dixit deserves close attention than it has received so far. This is...

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Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

May 3, 2013
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Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The...

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