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How BJP's Chanakya met his waterloo in Bengal

The BJP could win only 16 out of the 57 seats in Bengal where Amit Shah campaigned, reports Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Anilchandra Shah on a roadshow......

Bengal win will put Mamata in race for PM

The TMC expects to emerge victorious by way of a majority of minority votes and a minority of majority votes, notes Arun Bhatnagar, a retired IAS officer. IMAGE: Trinamool Congress President......

'Bengal has a lot to learn from Gujarat'

'Look at the number of billionaires, the number of new billionaires in India.''Adani and Ambani are not the only ones.''What's wrong with people making money as long as it benefits us?' IMAGE: A......

CWC meeting addresses price rise

Under attack from the Opposition as well as its allies, Congress Working Committee tonight expressed deep concern on Thursday night over rising prices and asked the government to work out an......

Rajnath Singh on probation

Rajnath Singh on probationNewly-appointed BJP chief Rajnath Singh is a decent man with a clean image. But, because his exposure in national politics has been rather limited, there is a genuine......

Who should the next RBI Governor be? Vote now!

Raghuram Rajan will leave the RBI on September 3.But India still does not know who will succeed him as the RBI governor.Will Arundhati Bhattacharya be the RBI's first woman governor?Or will Urjit......

North Block's endangered species

The pendulum in the finance ministry has swung from one end to the other. In October 2004, one of India's foremost public finance policy experts, Parthasarathi Shome, was hired by Finance Minister......

Reforms are like cricket scores: FM

"Reforms are like cricket scores, once they are scored, you just cannot erase them from the scoreboard," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on the final day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held at......

I am not against SEZs: Chidambaram

The International Monetary Fund's decision to give some countries higher quotas is questionable; there is no direct connection between participatory notes and fuller capital account convertibility;......

A cut and paste Budget will do just fine

Last fortnightthis column had suggested that Mr Chidambaram only needed to add a few knobs and bells to Mr Jaswant's Singh's interim budget speech to turn it into a soul-stirring peroration,......

Lost in translation

In a few weeks when Manil Suri, a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, will begin promoting his new book The Age of Shiva, some of his fans may want to revisit his first book The......

MAMI ends: A recap

The recently concluded 9th Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) awards saw a massive turnout. Sponsored by Adlabs, the event was held at Imax Wadala, YB Chavan Centre and Fun Republic Andheri......

Ranji Trophy: Abhimanyu puts Bengal in command against TN

Youngster Abhimanyu Easwaran showed the way with a majestic 150 against Tamil Nadu to take bottom-placed Bengal in sight of their first outright win this season in the Ranji Trophy group A fixture......

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