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Cabinet adopts Rahul line, dumps ordinance

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a function to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur

After days of high drama and overriding objections of a section of its allies, the UPA-2 government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh toed the Rahul Gandhi line on Wednesday and withdrew the contro

Gujarati film pips Lunchbox as Oscar pick

The word’s out. It’s not The Lunchbox, the critically acclaimed debut film of Ritesh Batra, that’s heading for the Oscars.

Lunchbox loses Oscar race to Gujarati film


The word’s out. It’s not The Lunchbox, the critically acclaimed debut film of Ritesh Batra, that’s heading for the Oscars. The Lunchbox, the front-runner for India’s entry, lost out to the Gujarati film The Good Road, a lost-and-found story of a small boy.

History haunts Advani

With the anointment of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, saffron corridors are agog with speculation over the fate of BJP patriarch L.K. Advani — the man who fought till the last to prevent the inevitable.

‘Advani wall’ is still trying to stall Modi

The “Advani wall” continues to delay the BJP’s attempts to name Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general election.

‘Riots shouldn’t have happened’

Questioning Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the post-Godhra scenario, Goa chief minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar said, “It should not have happened.

Modi under attack: Goa CM hits out


After “loyalist” top cop D.G. Vanzara’s salvo, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is being questioned over his handling of the 2002 communal carnage by another “loyalist” — Goa CM Manohar Parrikar.

Many in BJP unhappy over VHP yatra

With the Vishwa Hindu Parishad determined to go ahead with its contentious 20-day Ayodhya yatra, differences have started emerging within the BJP. A section of party leaders feel the VHP planned the yatra after consulting Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in an attempt to polarise the UP votebank on communal lines.

BJP aims to split Muslim vote

With Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs, the BJP is planning to focus on the majority community. The BJP’s proposed “vision document” for the minority community is merely aimed to divide Muslim votes. “We don’t want consolidation of Muslim votes in favour of the Congress. We want the Muslim votebank to remain divided among the secular parties,” a BJP strategist said.

Jaswant don’t want Modi for PM post?

A day after Mr Shatrughan Sinha took a dig at Mr Narendra Modi, another L.K.

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.