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Sonia and Manmohan: How did they work together?

'While they were respectful of the PM, it was clear that as ministers, they owed their positions as much, if not more, to Mrs Gandhi.''When attacks were mounted on the PM, there was very little......

Cong objects to 'Accidental Prime Minister', BJP calls it riveting

A political row erupted on Friday over The Accidental Prime Minister, a film based on Manmohan Singh's tenure as India's prime minister from 2004 to 2014, with the Congress alleging it was the......

Jaishankar's appointment sets a healthy precedent

'Given his stint in Beijing, as India's longest serving ambassador there and that too through some challenging and interesting times, Jaishankar ought to have been appointed as foreign secretary in......

PM's 'media handler' starts attending office

Jagdish Thakkar, retired officer of the Gujarat information service, has started attending the South Block office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The order to appoint him in the media department......

One man show: Modi pips Kejriwal, Rahul in prime time coverage

Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi got more than 33 per cent coverage on national TV channels during prime time in March and April, beating the likes of Aam Aadmi......

Ex TRAI chief says Manmohan Singh warned him of harm on 2G issue

Yet another book has come out damming the previous UPA government with former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal alleging that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had warned him of harm if he did not......

'A comprehensive and investor-friendly Budget'

Dr Sanjaya Baru is one of India's most respected commentators on political and economic issues.From May 2004 until August 2008, he was the official spokesman and media advisor to the prime minister......

Column: The Pranab Mukherjee Budget

Will the finance minister present a legacy-seeking Budget? asks Sanjaya Baru. After more than a quarter century, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will be presenting this week what he could finally......

Quick punishment could curb corruption: Swamy

"Today, corruption in India is worse than the spread of the AIDS virus. It (corruption) has a multi-dimensional effect on the nation: it weakens the moral standards of citizens, it lowers the......

Rahul effect: Rural jobs scheme goes all-India

Two days after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to extend the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act to the entire country, the government today announced its......

10 Bollywood biopics, coming up

Kangana Ranaut, Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn get ready to live real lives. The Accidental Prime Minister -- based on Sanjaya Baru's account of his four year stint as Dr Manmohan Singh's media......

'Politics has always been close to Bollywood'

'People, who are objecting to the movie now, should have objected in 2014 when the book came out. But nobody did.' IMAGE: Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, left, with Producer Sunil Bohra, Akshaye......

The Accidental Prime Minister: Sheer propaganda!

Nothing 'accidental' about this movie, feels Syed Firdaus Ashraf. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had an opportunity to introduce a bill in Parliament to disallow a person of foreign origin to......

Does Anupam Kher look like Manmohan Singh?

Say hello to the cast of The Accidental Prime Minister. The key players in the The Accidental Prime Minister have been unveiled. Anupam Kher, who plays Dr Manmohan Singh, looks almost......

Enter the world of Aamir Khan

Here's how India’s most successful film star goes about his work.Aamir Khan’s sixth-floor residence-cum-office on Carter Road in Mumbai has none of the trappings you would associate......

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