Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversary

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari lead the nation in paying their tributes

BJP showed 'false dreams', we will stage comeback: Sonia

This was the first such party convention since the Lok Sabha polls in which Congress only got 44 seats

Bihar bypoll to test strength of regrouped Lalu, Nitish

Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar have made several trips to the 10 constituencies

Amit Shah inaugurates 'mini PMO' in Varanasi

The 5,000-square-feet office in Ravindrapuri is being touted as a 'mini PMO' by locals

Gogoi blames central forces for spread of violence

Situation remains tense; NH-39 sees blockage

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Ajai Shukla: Imran Khan's storm in a teacup
Ajai Shukla

There is a growing sense that Imran Khan has bitten off more than he can chew

Agnikalam: Developed and developing societies: a behavioural hypothesis

The impact of 'family first' on productivity in developing societies is yet to be modelled

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IIP misses a beat

But growth recovery is under way

Public sector rights

Coal India right to defy ministry on e-auctions

Game-changer for real estate?

Real estate investment trusts may not be attractive enough

Aap sabko Janamashtami ki shubh kamnayen aur badhai
#RememberingRajiv's greatest contributions: ushering India's IT & telecom revolution & establishing India's 1st Urbanisation Commission
Had missed coming to Vithoba Darshan this year on Ashadi Ekadashi. Today I am in Pandharpur to pay obeisance at the feet of Vithoba.
My 'Real Salute' on eve of Aug 15th before I may lose internet, while on way to Mt Kailash, Thxs to @ishafoundation
RT"@ANI_news:Amit Shah/BJP talked of Congress-free nation,seems can't free themselves of thoughts of Cong:Ajay Maken
Mortal remains of Havaldar Gaya Prasad of 15 Rajput Battalion found 18 yrs after he went missing via @htTweets
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
RT @Kundra_Vishal: स्वर्णिम भारत के स्वपनदर्शी श्री राजीव गाँधी जी के जन्मदिवस पर शत शत नमन #RememberingRajiv #RahulGandhi @INCIndia http:…
RT @MeraDharm: @Swamy39 Slowly slowly,all hidden scams of Chidu&Sonia coming out --OBC, Dena Bank figure in 436 crore FD scam
Keeping technology at the forefront, we need to further speed up our defence programme & keep pace with the world
Eid Mubarak to all of you. May Allah shower his choicest blessings on all of us.
RT @DrKumarVishwas: @ArvindKejriwal The best gift so far in my tour is given by 8 yrs old Srijan Goel of Calegry.God bless u kid.Jai Hind h…
PM will lay the foundation stone of New Incubation Facility at STPI Centre, Ranchi. He will also lay foundation stone of NIELIT Centre.
3/3 #Bangalore City Govt shd ensure healthy #Bangalore with steps 2 fight #Dengue, #H1N1 & other water-borne diseases #WorldMosquitoDay
@SinghNavdeep Tell u mail send me a draft letter...will shoot it off.Also sending them my Special Mention in Parl
Congress will make a comeback, says Sonia Gandhi
@vishal1mehra I am so happy to meet our Minister for External affairs.
Our jawans are fully prepared to respond to any ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
The demise of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar ji is a huge loss for all of us. May the departed Soul rest in peace.
Deconjesting our metros by ensuring diversion of traffic using ring roads is an important factor in improving the quality of urban life
Wishing everyone a Happy Krishna Janmashtami.
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
Bye Election campaign in Shikaripura Karnataka yesterday 17-Aug-2014
RT @PMOIndia: Haryana CM Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda with the PM earlier today
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar was an institution. I join the millions who mourn his passing. A void impossible to fill. May God give his soul peace.
@aviworld17 I am aware and making efforts. Problems of last 10 years will not go away in 3 months.
Sh @narendramodi appreciates the contribution of DRDO scientists in such an apt way by linking their work to that of our ancient 'Rishis'.
@praveen2067 Thanks very much.
Condolence message of RSS Sarkaryavah on the demise of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar

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Picture of the day:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the DRDO Awards 2013 function in New Delhi on Wednesday


US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks

Bilateral talks were earlier called off as Pakistan consulted Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting

Congress to meet soon over general elections' report

The report states price rise, party's failure to communicate and media's focus on Modi have been identified as the reasons for the electoral

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Ironic that government is trying to justify Chinese incursion: Manish Tewari

General Dalbir Suhag on Tuesday denied reports of Chinese troops entering 25 kilometers into Indian territory

Pak envoy says meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders a "long standing practice"

He also explained that Pakistan attaches immense importance to having a "peaceful and normal relation with India"

Ahead of polls, Congress, NCP draw flak over Dabholkar murder case

Both the parties fear opposition will make 'unsolved murder' a poll plank

BJP asserts commitment towards Women's Reservation Bill

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also asserted that her party will make sure to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed in parliament

Former Goa CM blames secy for withdrawal of objection on Mhadei dam

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar intervened while Rane was making a statement and said the Calling Attention Motion has been moved on the issue ...