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He had all qualifications to be great PM, had he acquired political base: Sanjaya Baru

The Times of India - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:34am
Manmohan Singh's ex-media adviser Sanjaya Baru compares him to Bheeshma who watched with impotent rage as Draupadi was disrobed and didn’t put his foot down.

BOI loans $200m to AI for purchase of 3 Dreamliners

The Times of India - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:30am
The airline plans to raise $500 million in this financial year through bridge loans to finance five Dreamliners.

Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:25pm
Royal watchers were scrutinizing the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour on Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Long hunt for missing Malaysian plane looms as pings go silent

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:00pm
After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.

Obamas’ income drops 21% from 2012, 90% from 2009

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:49pm
US President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, saw their income drop significantly in 2013, according to their tax returns released by the White House as part of a convention rather than mandated by law.

Gay extortion cases up in Mumbai after Sec 377 ruling

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:02pm
In January, soon after the Supreme Court upheld section 377 of the IPC, a young man became a victim of extortion and blackmail.

Vadra will go to jail if BJP forms govt: Uma Bharti

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:33pm
BJP leader Uma Bharti on Saturday said Robert Vadra, son-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, would go to jail if BJP comes to power after the elections.

Vadra-Adani pictures go viral, put Cong in spot

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:23pm
Two days after Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi over his alleged close ties with Adani Group, photographs of Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra with the conglomerate’s promoter Gautam Adani went viral on the web.

Modi to meet Rajinikanth in TN during campaign

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:05pm
This isn’t a Rajinikanth joke. The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate has a meeting lined up with the superstar of the south on Sunday during his campaign in Tamil Nadu ahead of the fifth phase of voting.

Lok Sabha polls: AAP admits it is badly stretched

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:38pm
The Aam Aadmi Party leadership has admitted that it has spread itself too thin in this Lok Sabha election and that might affect its performance.

Deciphering the sound of Mayawati's silence

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:12pm
Unlike her high-profile, chopper-hopping campaign in the 2012 assembly elections, Mayawati has been very selective in her public meetings this time.

After Modi, DGCA grounds a plane flying the Badals

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:54pm
An aircraft belonging to the extended family of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and reportedly bearing his initials--VT-PSB--was grounded on Saturday.

Arun Jaitley buys house worth Rs 1 crore in Amritsar

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:35pm
Less than a month after coming to Amritsar to contest his maiden Lok Sabha election, BJP candidate Arun Jaitley has purchased a house worth Rs 1 crore in a posh locality of the city.

Modi effect: 2,000-odd RSS shakhas sprout in 3 months

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:33pm
In less than three months, more than 2,000 shakhas have sprouted across the country. By the end of 2013, there were 44,982 shakhas in India, of which 8,417 were in UP.

44% of Twitter users have never tweeted: Report

The Times of India - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:46am
A report by Twopcharts, a firm that monitor Twitter usage, reveals that nearly half of the Twitter users have no say in the conversations on the social media site.

Modi has never lied on his marital status: BJP

Rediff News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:17am
After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi attacked Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over acknowledgement of his marital status, BJP on Friday asked why an issue was being made out of it when the Gujarat chief minister has "never lied" on the matter and there was "no aggrieved party".

LS poll 4th phase underway in Goa, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura

Rediff News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:17am
The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Friday, covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters decide the fate of 74 candidates.

Kerala and Madurai, nurseries for terror in India

Rediff News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:17am
If the words of Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative Abdul Karim Tunda are to be believed, then Bharatiya Janata Party's assessment of Kerala, the God's own country, turning into a nursery for terrorism may well be true.

Justice R M Lodha next Chief Justice of India

Rediff News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:17am
Justice Lodha's name was recommended as the next CJI by Justice Sathasivam.

Indian election only one of at least four important elections in Asia

Rediff News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:17am
Indonesia, Turkey and Afghanistan also see important polls in the seven short weeks between end-March and mid-May, says Shankar Acharya