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Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime

After a decade-long scam-tainted rule, India is witnessing all-round transformation. Different sectors of the economy have become vibrant as the government set out to implement the vision and mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is time to take stock as the NDA government completes two years in office. Although burdened by the UPA’s legacy, the NDA government got down to business soon after taking over the reins of power...
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Two years of transformation

The Narendra Modi government will complete two years at the Centre this week, on May 26. Three key elements triggered NDA’s spectacular 2014 election victory – taking development and prosperity to the lowest rung of society, eradication of corruption, and ensuring transparency and ease of doing business. While people may have varied opinions on the success of the Modi government on these three parameters, it is amply clear that we are moving decisively and strongly in these areas.
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Narendra Modi remains a popular Prime Minister with an approval rating of 74%, and despite what a certain section of the polity and the liberal intelligentsia wants to believe about Nitish Kumar, there is no alternative—at least, none that is evident. Any critical analysis of Modi’s prime ministership thus far has to start there. Indeed, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) now truly national (with a double-digit share of votes in Kerala in the south and West Bengal in the east in the latest state polls, not to forget its historic win in Assam)...
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Congress being pushed to margins

The results of the five State Assemblies which went to poll in the last two months are on expected lines. The most important political analysis emerging from the results is a significant setback to the Congress party. It lost both the States of Kerala and Assam. In Kerala, it lost because its Government was mired in corruption scams.  In Assam, its traditional policy of encouraging illegal immigration as a source of vote bank invited a popular wrath. The strategic alliance between the BJP, AGP and the BPF highlighted this historical blunder...
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Rahul Gandhi’s strategy of tailing regional parties falls into tailspin

As birthday gifts go, nothing could possibly please Prime Minister Narendra Modi more on the second anniversary of his government than a simple majority in Assam and a single seat in Kerala. Both are unprecedented. If Assam is a garden in sudden bloom, Kerala is a seed that could grow into a banyan. On the other side of the ledger, Rahul Gandhi’s ‘tail strategy’ has fallen into a tailspin. As ideas go, this had its merits for a party desperate...
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BJP scripts history in Assam, sets sights on north-east

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created history in Assam on Thursday, ending the Congress’s 15-year rule with a decisive mandate that vaulted it to power in the state for the first time. The victory in Assam also means the BJP will get to play a decisive role in the politics of the tumultuous northeastern region, where it has until now been a marginal political force. BJP and its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)...
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Amma bucks 32-year trend

In what could be described as a historic event in the political saga of Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK, led by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, was on Thursday voted back to power for the second consecutive term in the recently-concluded Assembly election, by bagging 134 out of 232 seats. Even as counting was in progress, the AIADMK established an unassailable position early on by leading in 131 seats out of the 232 constituencies which went to polls on Monday.
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Lead Story
Asserting a new order, demolishing the old - Gautam Mukherjee, Pioneer
Modi’s mission: Strong Centre, a federal India - Ashok Malik, Deccan Chronicle
Team India is at work - M Venkaiah Naidu, Hindu
Contradictions at play - Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Indian Express
Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime - M Venkaiah Naidu, Indian Express
Breaking the circle of life - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Economic Times
Two years on, Modi rides high - Kanchan Gupta, Mail Today
Another opportunity for India in Iran - Pioneer
The reluctance of a can-be Great Power - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Out of step with today’s India - Vir Sanghvi, Hindustan Times
The route through Chabahar - Talmiz Ahmad, Times of India
Made in India in space - Pioneer
National washout is the real threat for Congress - A Surya Prakash, Pioneer
The road ahead for India-US ties - Kanwal Sibal, Mail Today
Mr Modi's defence report card - Ajai Shukla, Business Standard
What Pranab must say to Beijing - C Raja Mohan, Indian Express
Two years of transformation - Amit Shah, Times of India
All eyes are on President Mukherjee's China trip - Manoj Joshi, Mail Today
Pakistan Minister admits to JeM, JuD support - Pioneer
Modi@2 - R Sukumar, Mint
Killing two birds with one stone - Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times
Is loyalty transferable? - T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan, Business Standard
Economic growth, smart alliances win elections - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Times of India
Congress in crisis - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
India's outreach to Iran: Modi visit to deepen ties - Rajaram Panda, Pioneer
Saffron rising in green State - Rajib Chowdhury, Pioneer
Re-inventing the Congress - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Burying the ghost of Bihar - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
Future tense for Congress - Poornima Joshi, Business Line
Yesterday’s Story - MJ Akbar, Times of India
A BJP-dominant system - Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Indian Express
Why Modi must court Iran now - Harsh V Pant, Mail Today
Assam election results: BJP scripts history, sets sights on north-east - Gyan Varma, Mint
Red wave retakes Kerala - VR Jayaraj, Pioneer
Amma sets new records - R Bhagwan Singh, Deccan Chronicle
6 states lost since 2014, doubts over Rahul's role grow - Times of India
A Cong'less' India, almost - Times of India
BJP corrects past mistakes to expand footprint; Cong-mukt Bharat now within reach - R Jagannathan, Firstpost
No beating Didi this time? - Bhanu Joshi & Neelanjan Sircar, Hindu
No takers for Islamabad protest on J&K map - Pioneer
Bonding better with Iran - Pioneer
Modi must refocus on key issues - Minhaz Merchant, Mail Today
Rishi Kapoor exposed crucial debate: Congress diabolical strategy on Gandhi names must be exposed - Firstpost
Populism is not a dirty word - Anil Padmanabhan, Mint
Narendra Modi government’s second year report card - Manas Chakravarty, Mint
Terrible mess that our primary education is in - Joginder Singh, Pioneer
Agusta may show a serious fault in our defence procurement system - Pranab Dhal Samanta, Economic Times
End of the road for Congress? - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
Cause for worry - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
Mamata Banerjee's hour of reckoning. Will she win? - Manash Ghosh, Pioneer
Bloodsport back in Bihar - Giridhar Jha, Mail Today
The power of rumour - Chetan Bhagat, Times of India
Chinese may be rude; better get used to it! - Juliet Samuel, Telegraph
Building diplomatic ecosystem - Mayuri Mukherjee, Pioneer
First family in serious trouble after long time - Gautam Mukherjee, Pioneer
Pak has an edge over India in UK - Sunanda K Datta-Ray, Mail Today
A hazy question - Bibek Debroy, Financial Express
What growth means for polls - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Economic Times
Modi has his task cut out on employment creation - NK Singh, Hindustan Times
Digital India and privacy - Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Financial Express
Lawlessness in Bihar - Pioneer
Of a strong man and a beautiful woman - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Chidambaram must explain lies in Ishrat case - Pioneer
Sanskrit-Buddhism: A saas-bahu equation? - Rajesh Singh, Pioneer
More earthquakes to follow? Earth on 'quake mode' again - Economic Times
Pan-India e-platform: One-nation-one-market - Pioneer
IPL vs drought - confusing competitive sport with nationalism - Shekhar Gupta, Business Standard
Maritime failures - TN Ninan, Business Standard
To secure Myanmar’s confidence, India must play cards in good faith - Ashis Ray, Hindustan Times
Clean up IPL, clean up BCCI - Sandeep Bamzai, Pioneer
The jihadi-military trap India mustn't fall into - Balbir Punj, Pioneer
Realty doesn’t bite. More homes bring jobs and joy - Gurcharan Das, Times of India
Banks will remain political fiefdoms till privatized - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Times of India
India, from continent to country of Circe - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
India's role in global nuclear security governance - Rajiv Nayan & Alisha Anand, Pioneer
You cannot drive a week every month! - Rajesh Kumar, Pioneer
Media condescends to accept Modi's popularity - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Pakistan is not the core of India’s foreign policy - Ashok Malik, Pioneer
Nepal-China trade point deal a Himalayan blunder - Hari Bansh Jha, Pioneer
Cheerful ads - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Delineating our defence posture - Pravin Sawhney, Pioneer
China playing with fire on terrorism issues - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Sanskrit: A language that refuses to die - Rajesh Singh, Pioneer
We can only have 'peace through strength' with Pakistan - Minhaz Merchant, Mail Today
Spying gracelessly - C Raja Mohan, Indian Express
Nations and their dirty tricks departments - Sunanda K Datta-Ray, Asian Age
Come clean on nuclear security - Narayan Lakshman, Hindu
Nationalist, not religious, slogan - Anil Gupta, Pioneer
Of leadership failures - Pioneer
Fresh laws to tackle present-day sedition - Pioneer
Dealing with the cat's paw as a diversion - Balbir Punj, Pioneer
'Spy' arrest gives Pakistan ammo on Balochistan - Maneesh Pandey, Mail Today
The riddles of Indian nationalism - Mint
Nehru-Gandhis and poverty - Sadanand Dhume, Times of India
No place for denial or double standards - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
A war that must be won - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
What's in a name? A lot, actually - Bibek Debroy, Business Standard
Bharat Mata ki jal - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Headley reveals how Pakistan nurtured him - TN Raghunatha, Pioneer
The myth of intolerance in Modi's India - Kanwal Sibal, Mail Today
Prashant Kishor's UP missing link - Anant Vijay, Pioneer
Mess is not all Mallya's fault - Kushan Mitra, Pioneer
Political war over canal turns murky - Manjeet Sehgal, Mail Today
The new Supreme Court - Rajeev Dhavan, Mail Today
Statute vs sacred: Owaisi’s game has a familiar ring - Swapan Dasgupta, ToI
‘Make in India’ is hit by government schizophrenia - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Times of India
Instigating a controversy - Ashok Malik, Deccan Chronicle
Hindutva vs Jihad - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
Calling it quits, almost, in Jammu & Kashmir - Hari Om, Pioneer
Congress's new nightmare - Rajesh Singh, Pioneer
RSS's progressive face - Pioneer
Azadi brigade and its open, covert, backers - A Surya Prakash, Pioneer
Can we stop calling it the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter? It wasn't about her - R Jagannathan, Firstpost
When the kleptocracy began - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
The happy heart syndrome - Pramod Pathak, Pioneer
'Secularists' shaken by Sri Sri's grand show - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
The best government for fiscal discipline - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
Rahul Gandhi's restoration drama - Sunil Sethi, Business Standard
Budgets - the long view - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Not enough fighters to take on Pakistan, China simultaneously: IAF vice-chief - Rajat Pandit, Times of India
Budget shows the way, capacity-creation next - RK Pachauri, Pioneer
A different beginning - Deba R Mohanty, Financial Express
Budget 2016: In the right direction - S Mahendra Dev, Indian Express
Decoding the alert from Pakistan - Hiranmay Karlekar, Pioneer
Defiling India’s inner sanctuary - Anirban Ganguly, Pioneer
Implosion of the West - Ashok Malik, Times of India
State elections: BJP seeks a booster, Congress its lost magic - Times of India
Skeletons rattling, are Sonia, Rahul listening? - Gautam Mukherjee, Pioneer
India’s trade pacts in a changing world - Mint
Corruption back in focus ahead of state polls - Gyan Varma, Mint
Why PM Modi should spend Holi with students this year - Kanchan Gupta, Mail Today
Chidambaram changed affidavit in Ishrat Jehan case... but PM doesn't want to probe 'suspicious' amendments - Abhishek Bhalla, Mail Today
Deciphering the political context - Swapan Dasgupta, Hindustan Times
Getting our goat - Bibek Debroy, Financial Express
Raw deal for Armed Forces in Budget - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Jai Kisan Budget - D Shivakumar, Business Line
A day after Union Budget, disruption returns to Parliament - Gyan Varma & Anuja, Mint
Press, PM & ‘friction of freedom’ - Sunanda K Datta-Ray, Asian Age
Prashant's real test begins now - Giridhar Jha, Mail Today
Nepal & India struggle to mend ties - Harsh V Pant, Mail Today
Beware of the foreign hand - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Economic Times
A setback for Haryana - Aditi Phadnis, Business Standard
Narendra Modi, Mark II - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Country bleeds while the liberals look away - Ashutosh Misra, Pioneer
BJP responds firmly to Vemula, JNU charges - Pioneer
Prabhu is a man on a mission - Deepak Kumar Jha, Pioneer
A deep malaise - Praveen Swami, Indian Express
Bleeding India by proxy wars - Pravin Sawhney, Pioneer
Indian railways must stay on track - RC Acharya, Hindustan Times
How to Honour the soldier - TK Arun, Economic Times
India, Nepal are back to meaningful dialogue - Pioneer
Conduct of some local elements very disturbing - Pioneer
'Break India' is more than just discomfiting - Rajesh Singh, Pioneer
A special but vulnerable Himalayan relationship - Mint
In the interests of public order - Madhav Chandavarkar, Mint
Budget session: All-party meet reaches consensus - Gyan Varma & Anuja, Mint
From dissent to descent - Kanwal Sibal, Mail Today
JNU row: Patriotism without nationalism - Nitin Pai, Pioneer
Prepare for summer of discontent - Kumar Chellappan, Pioneer
Why Jats want a quota - Christophe Jaffrelot, Indian Express
Retrieving the momentum - C Raja Mohan, Indian Express
Believe it, GDP data is right - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
The farmer as wealth generator - Shivaji Sarkar, Pioneer
No defaulter is too big to be put behind bars - Joginder Singh, Pioneer
Performance of Modi Government and the Parliamentary logjam: Need for a fresh look - Dr VK Bahuguna, Pioneer
Critics of sedition law dispute idea of India - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Celebrating India’s destruction - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
A self goal? - Meghnad Desai, Indian Express
JNU, then and now - Swapan Dasgupta, Deccan Chronicle
Take off from the coast - Arvind Panagariya, Times of India
Closer to Kathmandu? - Pioneer
The things Headley left unsaid - MK Narayanan, Hindu
Why the oil deal is no big deal - Mayuri Mukherjee, Pioneer
Speaking of Sanskrit - Bibek Debroy, Indian Express
Mobile phone @ Rs 251 rings in disbelief - Pankaj Doval, Times of India
JNU stir: Why ‘anti-nationalism’ is an empty abuse that has no place in a free society - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Economic Times
BJP biggest gainer in bypoll give and take - Maulshree Seth, Indian Express
March of the anti-India brigade - Anirban Ganguly, Pioneer
Sound strategy to deter Pakistan missing - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Parliamentary deadlock likely to continue - Anuja & Gyan Varma, Mint
India has bigger issues than a few protesting students - Manoj Joshi, Mail Today
On the farm front, make a bold move - Ashok Gulati, Indian Express
Contrary to official claims, Tejas is a winner - Bharat Karnad, Indian Express
Why the events at JNU are downright sinister - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
JNU can't be allowed to be nursery of secession - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Time to shift gears: scrap biofuels, go for solar power instead - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Times of India
Losing time in Kashmir - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
The troubled issue of minority assets - Sunanda K Datta-Ray, Telegraph India
Islamic State comes to Pakistan - Khaled Ahmed, Indian Express
No relief from SC, Sonia and Rahul to face trial - Utkarsh Anand, Indian Express
In a name’s name, an ideological, silly war - Ashok Malik, Pioneer
India’s tactical foothold in Arab world - Zikrur Rahman, Pioneer
'Bihar is in the grip of terror raj' - Giridhar Jha, Mail Today
JNU, Afzal Guru and liberté: Freedom of speech is not an unfettered right - Sunil Raman, Firstpost
Congress has no business talking about corruption - Sriram Ramakrishnan, ET
After Headley’s deposition, all proof is on Sharif’s table - Shishir Gupta, HT
Enabling direct transfers through JAM - Sumita Kale, Mint
Reality of Ishrat Jahan - Pioneer
Smart Environment with Smart Cities - RC Acharya, Pioneer
How Pakistan subverts the Indian elite - Minhaz Merchant, Mail Today
The National Herald case has all the makings of a nautanki - Prem Shankar Jha, Hindustan Times
Discrimination dialogue - Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Indian Express
Revisiting Pakistan - Shyam Saran, Business Standard
India should recalibrate ties with West Asian powers - KC Singh, Hindustan Times
'LeT's 2 bids before 26/11 failed' - TN Raghunatha, Pioneer
An order against the anti-graft fight - RK Raghavan, Hindu
The Dalit-Hindutva paradox - Smita Gupta, Hindu
Why India remains a power in Afghanistan - Kanwal Sibal, Mail Today
Maritime India versus Continental Delhi - C Raja Mohan, Indian Express
The return of the activist state - Ajit Balakrishnan, Business Standard
China in audience, India says Nations reclaiming Land - Manu Pubby, ET
Reforming the nation’s creaky judicial system - Joginder Singh, Pioneer
Budget T-20: Modi the masterblaster must go for the big hit - Chetan Bhagat, ToI
Do not bet on MNREGA to save the poor - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, ToI
The New National Party - Meghnad Desai, Indian Express
No central planning, please - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
How not to deal with the ideology of hate - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
A Modi index? - TN Ninan, Business Standard
A Board for clean cricket - Pioneer
Talking peace: From Mumbai to Pathankot - Hiranmay Karlekar, Pioneer
UNSC reforms and India's chance - Virendra Gupta, Pioneer
Beyond Kerala and Pakistan - Ashok Malik, Times of India
Modi’s Idea of India-2 - Ashutosh Varshney, Indian Express
Out with the Left - Swapan Dasgupta, Asian Age
Will Pakistan Army heed nation’s policymakers? - Pioneer
Budget Session won't wait for polls - Deepak K Upreti, Pioneer
Let’s track the small bangs - Bibek Debroy, Indian Express
Pak tests India's patience for talks - Vineeta Pandey, Pioneer
NSA talks must happen - Pioneer
Emerging powers on the prowl - Mayuri Mukherjee, Pioneer
Yakub Memon: A case for media as educators - V Raghunathan, Times of India
How Kalam’s role helped avert ‘Hindu bomb’ tag - Chidanand Rajghatta, ToI
Should politics simmer in caste cauldron? - Balbir Punj, NewIndianExpress
Why we need a time-use survey - Bibek Debroy, Indian Express
Indian Universities: Decline by degrees - Upinder Singh, Hindu
Pinarayi Vijayan to become CM: Is he the leader for whom Kerala was waiting? - G Pramod Kumar, Firstpost
Sonowal takes charge as Assam's first BJP CM - Gyan Varma, Pioneer
Let’s have a Left-mukt Bharat - Anirban Ganguly, Pioneer
PM: And now for the other six sister states - Manoj Anand, Asian Age
Road ahead for Mehbooba Mufti - Khursheed Wani, Pioneer
Jaya fulfils 5 poll vows on day 1 - Kumar Chellappan, Pioneer
The political economy of CPM’s atrophy in West Bengal - Roshan Kishore, Mint
Nitish can turn tackling Shahabuddin into a political opportunity - Giridhar Jha, Mail Today
UP polls: Mulayam Singh and Mayawati chase extremely backward castes voters to deny BJP 2014-like sucess - Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi & Ravish Tiwari, Economic Times
The making of a Mulayamwadi - Biswajeet Banerjee, Pioneer
After Assam, Shah gears up for UP - Nistula Hebbar, Hindu
Will Congress be able to do major surgery? - S Nihal Singh, Pioneer
Credit for BJP's Assam win should go to Ram Madhav - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
Partisan poll coverage puts media in the dock - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Comrade Sitaram Yechury’s historic blunder - MJ Akbar, Indian Express
Bengal result: Present and future story - Ashok Malik, Pioneer
Congress being pushed to margins - Arun Jaitley, LensOnNews
Muted fury against Cong High Command - Pioneer
Amma bucks 32-year trend - Kumar Chellappan, Pioneer
With development roar, Mamata is Bengal tiger - Suman Chattopadhyay, ToI
Strong satraps taste blood, may not let Cong helm anti-BJP front - Times of India
Two Dravidian poles, intact - Rahul Verma, Indian Express
What makes Amar Singh so sought after? - Meenal Thakur & Gyan Varma, Mint
Jairam Ramesh Vs P Chidambaram in Congress for Rajya Sabha Seat from Karnataka - Sowmya Aji, Economic Times
Rift between Prashant Kishor and Congress? Tremors felt in war room - Anubhuti Vishnoi, Economic Times
Mulayam is 'sitting idle' to strengthen son's leadership - Hari Shankar Vyas, Pioneer
CPM turns realist, Cong goes Left to survive in WB - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Will Tamil Nadu make history this election? - Elizabeth Roche & Dharani Thangavelu, Mint
Uttarakhand episode and some questions - Kalyani Shankar, Pioneer
Congress after Uttarakhand - Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Indian Express
Prashant Kishor cracks whip on ticket-seekers: forget polls if workers’ details not in - Indian Express
UP Assembly Elections: Prashant Kishor roped in for Congress revival in state - Zee News
Tamil Nadu polls: A political novice versus the matriarch - Dharani Thangavelu & Preeti Zachariah, Mint
With BSY as chief, BJP stands to gain - S Rajendran, Hindu
Amit Shah's choice of UP BJP chief to dampen Nitish Kumar's pitch - Ravish Tiwari, Economic Times
Will TMC take a hit because Congress, Left on same side? - Times of India
Muslim vote holds key in closing phase of Assam polling - Times of India
Governance is the key - Pioneer
West Bengal's false messiahs - Anirban Ganguly, Pioneer
First Arunachal, now Uttarakhand: With rebellion rising in Congress, Sonia-Rahul should be worried - Sanjay Singh, Firstpost
Bihar's VIP inmates host 'feasts' behind bars - Patna Dubar, Mail Today
Prashant Kishor to revive Congress in Uttar Pradesh for the assembly elections - Aman Sharma, Economic Times
Rebels are rocking the boat in Congress-ruled states - Anuja, Mint
BJP’s West Bengal gap widens - Abhijit Dasgupta, Hindustan Times
Tainted leaders in Kerala's Cong's draft list - VR Jayaraj, Pioneer
President’s rule in Uttarakhand; Rawat sees conspiracy by Centre - Anuja & Gyan Varma, Mint
Uttarakhand politically unstable since formation - Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi, ToI
Mehbooba set to be J&K CM - Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
Nationalism as politics - Meghnad Desai, Indian Express
DMK, Congress seat-sharing talks remain inconclusive - TE RAja Simhan, BL
Decks cleared for PDP-BJP Govt in J&K - Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
Eye on Bahuguna, Cong expels son - Kautilya Singh & Yogesh Kumar, ToI
Now, BJP sets terms, tells PDP to stop playing games - Economic Times
Come August, NDA may get the better of Congress-led bloc in RS - DK Singh, HT
No change in reservation policy: Narendra Modi - Gyan Varma, Mint
Congmen get 20 questions from Prashant Kishor - CL Manoj, Economic Times
BJP hopeful of alliance revival with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir - Gyan Varma, Mint
AAP, JDU desperate to get national party status - Hari Shankar Vyas, Pioneer
Rural, Muslim base Mamata's shield - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Rawat asked to prove majority by March 28 - Sunil Kumar, Pioneer
Akhilesh Yadav's dilemma - Pioneer
Mehbooba Mufti meets Amit Shah, no clarity on J&K government formation yet - CNN-IBN
Bengal polls: Maoists adopt new strategy against Trinamool to regain lost ground - Times of India
In Congress, Prashant Kishor will face dissent at every step - Hari Shankar Vyas, Pioneer
Of provincialism and preferential politics - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
Left parties facing a real existential crisis - Ashok Malik, Pioneer
Samajwadi Party walks out of Left Front in Bengal over Congress tie-up - NDTV
From 15 MLAs in Telangana in 2014, TDP now left with just 3 - DNA
Left Front-Congress deal a ‘rainbow alliance’: Mamata - Hindu
Assembly polls: Congress, Left look to regain ground, BJP eyes small gains - Times of India
Left Front partners sceptic of Cong's intention on alliance - Saugar Sengupta, Pioneer
BJP spanner in LDF’s return - Asian Age
Assam Elections 2016: BJP President Amit Shah finalises alliance with AGP - DNA
It is scam time in Kerala - Pioneer
Collapse of the Left in Bengal - Pinaki Bhattacharya, Pioneer
Left, Cong haggle over seat sharing in WB - Saugar Sengupta, Pioneer
BJP plans it big for Kerala Assembly polls - VR Jayaraj, Pioneer
Bar politicians' visit to varsity: police to MHA - Rajesh Kumar, Pioneer
Major Congress ally in Kerala likely to split - VR Jayaraj, Pioneer
BJP, SAD lambaste Cong, Left - Pioneer
Opposition, govt brace for face-off in Rajya Sabha - Mint
Breaking into a game of two halves - Sruthisagar Yamunan, Pioneer
Tamil Nadu's poll plot - Pioneer
Can set the clock back: Supreme Court on Arunachal row - Utkarsh Anand, Indian Express
Mehbooba Mufti hints at forming J&K govt with BJP - Bashaarat Masood, Indian Express
Decks cleared for govt formation in Arunachal Pradesh - Shreeja Sen & Gyan Varma, Mint
PDP, BJP strike positive note - Gyan Varma, Mint
Strange bedfellows in the making in Bengal - Kalyani Shankar, Pioneer
Survey predicts Lotus bloom in Kerala - VR Jayaraj, Pioneer
Bengal needs a nativist party - Ashok Malik, Hindustan Times
Party’s by-poll win puts Congress, SP on notice - Pioneer
Madhav-Mehbooba parleys hold out hope for new Govt - Khursheed Wani, Pioneer
Congress looks to regain Dalits’ support in bid for UP comeback - Anuja, Mint
JD(U), RLD to merge in UP for 2017 battle - Pankaj Shah, Times of India
'Survival' for one, 'redemption' for the other in state elections - DK Singh, Hindustan Times
Tamil Nadu Polls: BJP gets Jayalalithaa’s tie-up signal - Liz Mathew, IE
Opposition parties ready their ammo ahead of Budget Session - Hari Shankar Vyas, Pioneer
Marginalised Congress joins DMK front, without terms - Julie Mariappan, Times of India
Left-Congress tie-up will not affect us: Mamata - Hindu
Restructuring better relations with allies - Kalyani Shankar, Pioneer
Trust deficit in babus blemishes AAP Govt's success - Rajesh Kumar, Pioneer
PM Modi conveys India's concerns to China on Lakhvi issue - Sachin Parashar, Times of India
Govt plans GST roll-out from April 2017 - Business Standard
Modi govt meets expectations of India Inc on reforms - Business Standard
If legitimate money comes in, it increases size of economy: FM Arun Jaitley - Deepshikha Sikarwar & Vinay Pandey, Economic Times
Extending the RBI governor’s tenure - A Vasudevan, Mint
Landmark judgment for power sector - Vinayak Chatterjee, Business Standard
Amid big red flags, small green shoots point to uptick in economic growth - P Vaidyanathan Iyer, Indian Express
Labour law reforms are a necessity - Prasanna Tantri, Mint
Taking stock, two years on - Arvind Panagariya, Hindu
Movies & cricket serious business for Apple CEO Tim Cook's future India plans - Nivedita Mookerji, Business Standard
Linking eco-viability with economic gains - RK Pachauri, Pioneer
BJP's good poll show to boost reforms - Times of India
India needs to spend 3.77% of GDP to tackle poverty - D Ravi Kanth, Mint
Tax policy for a globalised India - Ajay Shah, Business Standard
Six PSU banks report Rs 7k crore loss as defaults mount - Mayur Shetty, ToI
Tackling call drop irritant - Pioneer
Insure farmers against climate change - Feroze Varun Gandhi, Hindu
India's GDP headed towards auto-correction - Pranjul Bhandari, Bus Std
A tiger cub in the neighbourhood? - Shankar Acharya, Business Standard
Re-dialling Make-in-India - Financial Express
Time to scale up capabilities at express speed - Pioneer
UP, Bihar lead the way to adopt PM Modi's pet e-SamikSha scheme - Aman Sharma, Economic Times
Riders to allow FDI in food product retail worry government - Sidhartha, ToI
Looking afresh at farm sector - Uttam Gupta, Pioneer
Deciphering Raghuram Rajan’s next move - Rajeev Malik, Mint
Decoding the shift in global economic power - CP Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh, Business Line
Raising farmers’ income by 2022 - Ashok Gulati & Shweta Saini, Indian Express
Updating Aadhaar for better privacy - Rahul Tongia, Hindu
Improving governance in banks - Krishnamurthy Subramanian & Prasanna Tantri, Mint
Aadhaar: Fact and fiction - Anil Padmanabhan, Mint
Will rate cut in small savings lead to lower lending rates? - Ravi Krishnan, Mint
India in driver's seat as fuel demand roars at fastest rate ever - MoneyControl
Why this price rise in Natural Gas? - Uttam Gupta, Pioneer
Regulating real estate - Pioneer
Privacy concerns overshadow monetary benefits of Aadhaar scheme - Amber Sinha & Pranesh Prakash, Hindustan Times
The Manmohanomics tangle - Shivaji Sarkar, Pioneer
What about telecom? - Financial Express
Rating Jaitley’s budget on the most important measure of all: Jobs for youth - Times of India
Budgeting for a green economy - Kota Sriraj, Pioneer
A new paradigm for agriculture? - Ashwini K Swain & Gareth Price, Mint
Will address EPF taxation worry in Budget debate: FM - Times of India
Firm footing for Aadhaar - Financial Express
Trai shows the expressway to broadbanding India - TV Ramachandran, Financial Express
Farm economics in budget 2016 - Mint
Will the global energy transition be stalled? - RK Pachauri, Pioneer
Stop complaining and start working - Madan Sabnavis, Financial Express
Before the Budget 2016 - Nirvikar Singh, Financial Express
Insurgents in the primaries - Deepak Lal, Business Standard
India is an outlier in its tax policy - Praveen Chakravarty & Vivek Dehejia, Mint
Saving Indian agriculture - Pioneer
Let us all hope for a dull and boring Budget - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Times of India
Make in India and renewable energy - Kanika Chawla, Mint
Can't regulate intranet tariffs, Trai chief says - Pankaj Doval, Times of India
With 8.8% tax-free returns, EPF can be bulwark of retirement plan - Surya Bhatia, Times of India
Is it back to 2008 for Europe’s banks? - Vidya Ram, Business Line
Rlys on right track, Rs10,700-cr expansion plan approved - Pioneer
Fiscal deficit and growth slowdown - Gurbachan Singh, Mint
‘Make in India’ must work on the ground... - Deccan Chronicle
The right way for India - Meghnad Desai, Indian Express
The 1991 moment of Indian banking - Anil Padmanabhan, Mint
Robbing Peter to pay banks - TN Ninan, Business Standard
Sensex sees worst weekly fall in six years; FM says no need to panic - Ami Shah & Anuja, Mint
Achhe din hinges on reforms - Guatam Mukherjee, Mail Today
Go beyond just infrastructure - SL Rao, Financial Express
Govt racing to build highways: Nitin Gadkari - Jyotika Sood, Mint
Band-aid won’t do, banks need deep surgery, says RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan - Indian Express
Wisdom in the fog - MJ Akbar, Indian Express
Should the government now import wheat? - Tejinder Narang, Financial Express
Aadhaar beneficiaries to cross billion mark - Moushumi Das Gupta, Hindustan Times
Indian lessons from Wall Street heretic - Subir Roy, Business Standard
DIPP pushes for 100% FDI in marketplace e-tail - Business Standard
In the world of negative interest rates - Mint
PSU bank profits plunge amid loan clean-up - Vishwanath Nair & Remya Nair, Mint
Policy muddle in FDI retail - Uttam Gupta, Pioneer
Bank insecurities - P Vaidyanathan Iyer, Indian Express
Take the Cabinet to GE Centre - Sunil Jain, Financial Express
Modi calls for 10% cut in oil imports by 2022 - G Naga Sridhar, Business Line
The Suresh Prabhu way to get Railways on track - Vendy Vembu, Business Line
Health, highways, irrigation likely to top FM Arun Jaitley's Budget agenda - Sidhartha & Surojit Gupta, Economic Times
Pvt sector’s apathy puts investment onus on Govt - Swapan Dasgupta, Pioneer
Startups, goofups and more - Keshav Murugesh, Business Line
Monetary and fiscal policies go together - Pulapre Balakrishnan, Business Line
Exports need more than a lower rupee - Pradeep S Mehta, Business Line
Curbing black money is the way forward - Vinayshil Gautam, Pioneer
Coal auction to come with safeguards - Sanjay Dutta, Times of India
Interest-only EMI gets you 20% more loan - Times of India
Balancing act for 2016 Budget - Pioneer
Modi’s polite message to industry: Perform now - Pioneer
How to expand inclusion - Ashok Gulati & Prerna Terway, Indian Express
Finding the right tool for economic intervention - Mint
‘Visa on arrival’ to attract Japan, Korea investors - Vijaita Singh, Hindu
Sensex January fall worst in 5 years, FIIs outflow highest in 8 years - Rahul Oberoi, Financial Express
The Neighbourhood/World
The risks of backing Donald Trump - Tabish Khair, Mail Today
Sirajuddin Haqqani could succeed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as Taliban leader - Hindu
India, US and an eastward tilt - Manoj Joshi, Indian Express
Trump card in race to White House - Hiranmay Karlekar, Pioneer
Dragon appeasement pointless - Pravin Sawhney, Pioneer
Rude China’ is driven by sense of power - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Pointless blaming India for F-16 sale fiasco - Pioneer
Missing wood for trees in China - Pioneer
Cracks in GOP as Laura Bush backs Hillary Clinton - Chidanand Rajghatta, ToI
Bill heckled by protesters, forced to defend his regime - Times of India
Beijing cannot shield Pakistan on terror for long - Pioneer
US-Cuba relations: Turning over a new leaf - Makhan Saikia, Pioneer
Pakistan rips Pakistan - Manoj Joshi, Economic Times
ISIS and Europe’s questions of identity - Mint
EU's changing face - S Nihal Singh, Asian Age
Budgeting under uncertainty - Meghnad Desai, Financial Express
N-summit to review joint efforts against ISIS - S Rajagopalan, Pioneer
New politics in Myanmar - Pioneer
Cruz-Trump spat over wives turns nasty - S Rajagopalan, Pioneer
Has the domestic climate changed on the US? - Kunal Singh, Mint
Once upon a time in ancient Karachi... - Nadeem F Paracha, Pioneer
Understanding Donald Trump - Meghnad Desai, Indian Express
A new momentum sets in - Harsh V Pant, Telegraph
Killing Karachi - Khaled Ahmed, Indian Express
Iran’s ‘destroy Israel’ threats have got boring - Pioneer
Clinton Vs Trump - Times of India
The false binary - Khaled Ahmed, Indian Express
Syrian quagmire: Advantage Assad Regime - Makhan Saikia, Pioneer
Nurturing relations with Sri Lanka - G Parthasarathy, Business Line
100 million Chinese on the Roof of the World - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Syria policy takes a dangerous turn - Gwynne Dyer, Pioneer
Sharif’s goodwill gesture - Pioneer
Despite Nepal’s pact with China, India is still its lifeline - Indrani Bagchi, ToI
Get the Reds out from under every bed - Gautam Mukherjee, Pioneer
Who will succeed Raheel Sharif as the next chief of Pak Army? - Arun Vishwanathan, Pioneer
A country in free fall - Vijay Prashad, Hindu
China's military might, now for Africa to see - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Crippling blockade over - Pioneer
In Naypyidaw, democracy dawns - Mayuri Mukherjee, Pioneer
Changing collective mindset in Pakistan - Nadeem F Paracha, Pioneer
It Made China See Red - Khaled Ahmed, Indian Express
China's military reforms have serious implications - Jayadeva Ranade, NewIndianExpress
China's new model Army - Manoj Joshi, Mail Today
Aung San Suu Kyi's lessons in nationalism - Nilanjana Sengupta, Mail Today
President Obama says Pakistan must dismantle terror networks - Mail Today
ISIS threatens UK in new propaganda video featuring Paris attackers' 'final messages' - Ian Johnston, Times of India
US lifts sanctions; Iran comes in from the cold - Varghese K George, Hindu
Saudi stokes sectarian fire by putting cleric to death - Pioneer
Curious tale of missing Hong Kong publishers - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
IS poses no threat to US, says Obama - Varghese K George, Hindu
A bright, dazzling rainbow - Pioneer
Kerry asks Sharif to find out the truth - Pioneer
With backing of ISI, Jaish-e-Muhammad rises like a phoenix in Pakistan - Praveen Swami, Indian Express
US wants Pak to hold 'thorough, fair' probe - S Rajagopalan, Pioneer
Despite Suu landslide,democracy years away in Myanmar - Makhan Saikia, Pioneer
Syed Babar Ali: A non-confrontational winner - Khaled Ahmed, Indian Express
Why China can be casual about English - Sunanda K Datta-Ray, Business Standard
Ashraf Ghani and India-Afghanistan narrative - Pioneer
‘I believe in performance, not dressing up’ , Manohar Parrikar  - Indian Express

Our spread is now from Kutch to Kamrup , Amit Shah  - Times of India

Suresh Prabhu , Big-bang reforms in 6-7 months  - Times of India

We need healthier PSU banks; wait for a few days , Arun Jaitley  - Business Standard

At 88, a master politician , LK Advani  - Indian Express

Uday to absorb coal cess impact , Piyush Goyal, Power Minister  - Economic Times

Budget 2016 maintained a very fine balance between Bharat and India , Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance  - Economic Times

The man who sang to live , Abdul Rashid Khan  - Indian Express

Power sector stress is just short term , Piyush Goyal, Power Minister  - Economic Times



We have achieved a historic feat in Assam while breaching the political resistance in Kerala and Bengal. BJP's geographical spread now extends from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and from Kamrup to Kutch. This is a big achievement. In contrast, Congress has shrunk. For all its grand pretence, it has been reduced to an adjunct of regional parties and will be forced to ride piggyback on others for its survival. The results indicate our steady progress towards our goal of a Congress-mukt Bharat.
Amit Shah

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