The Pioneer

Comptroller’s Reputation Restored

The CAG’s reputation has been repaired following the auditing body’s seemingly fair report on the Rafale acquisition The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has one of the toughest jobs. It must audit government spending in a country as

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Sharad Pawar turns to mahagathbandhan: Another worry for the NDA

During the recent United India rally of the Opposition magathbandhan, an image that gathered much attention was that of NCP chief Sharad Pawar as sheet anchor, and chief organiser and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee constantly relying on his advice

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Congress General Secretary Turns Baggage Into Advantage

The new Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi, has turned the rules of the game by taking on the bull by the horns from the word go. While most politicians would be wary about their Achilles heel, she has decided to

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Armed Forces Suffer Thanks to Decades of Political Hindering

It is the lot of a warrior that he/she knows that he/she might die in a battle, something that is understood by their families as well. However, for soldiers to die in accidents, ones that are very often preventable during

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Bengal’s Political Ripples Will Impact LS Polls

In the end, the Supreme Court emerged as the practical mediator in the Bengal vs Centre title clash on the CBI’s inquiry into the Saradha ponzi scam, one that saw a rather aggressive agency team take on the Kolkata Police

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Moving the Citizenship Bill More Complex than Imagined by BJP

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, one that provides for relocation and return of those with proven Indic civilisational links from the polarised border states of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, is clearly backfiring in the Northeast, which finds the proposed law

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BJP Misinterpreted Farmers Reaction After Offering Annual Income

That you cannot hoodwink the voter by granting what you think is suitable largesse was proved by farmers’ reaction on the very day the Modi government’s interim budget promised Rs 6,000 to them annually in direct cash transfers. Some farmers

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Budget Outline Given by Piyush Goyal: A Game Plan to Make BJP Win the Election?

Any Budget that precedes a general election, particularly one that will be announced a few short weeks after it has been presented, is going to be full of sops for the electorate and on that front interim Finance Minister Piyush

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The final push

Will last-minute affirmative action and a veiled election manifesto work for the BJP Government? The BJP is looking for a home run no doubt but its latest momentum on the Ram temple at Ayodhya or its craftsmanship of a people-friendly budget, howsoever

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Will Last-Minute Action and Veiled Election Manifesto Work for BJP?

The BJP is looking for a home run no doubt but its latest momentum on the Ram temple at Ayodhya or its craftsmanship of a people-friendly budget, howsoever temporary, indicate the burden that none of the Opposition parties has to

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