Tracking Gujarat Verdict as it happens

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At 6am on December 18, Election Commission will begin counting for Gujarat 2017 elections.. track the verdict live here.

Regions of Gujarat:

  • Saurashtra
  • Kutch
  • North Gujarat
  • Central Gujarat
  • South Gujarat

BJP Stronghold:

  • Saurashtra
  • Kutch
  • South Gujarat

Congress Stronghold

  • North Gujarat
  • Central Gujarat
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Exclusive: Mining Baron Diary Stings AIADMK, Tamil Politics

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Tamil Nadu politics was jolted after entries into the diary of Mining baron Sekar Reddy emerged. The diary reveals several big names like the O pannerselvam and several others. Take a look at the names released and the amount paid.

P THANGAMANI
MINISTER FOR ELECTRICITY
Rs 50 LAKH

ADVOCATE SANGAMITRA
Rs 2 LAKH

KRISHNASWAMY MLA
Rs 5 LAKH

REVENUE MINISTER PSO
RS 25,000

MANNARGUDI MAHADEVAN
SASIKALA’S BROTHER
Rs 10 LAKH

CUDALORE COLLECTOR
RS 10 LAKH

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER SPA
Rs 2 LAKH

PERIYAVAR (OPS) RS 3.5 CR

OPS PA RAMESH
RS 3.7 LAKH

ADVOCATE FOR NOVEMBER
RS 3.7 LAKH

REVENUE MINISTER PSO PERUMAL
Rs 10,000

OPS RAMESH GARDEN EXPENSES
RS 20 LAKH

Note : Most of these transactions were made when Amma was hospitalized.

Why Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad is just a PR exercise

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Beggars were removed. Walls were cleaned up. A city was spruced up. But have you wondered why India, Telangana and US were in an overdrive mode for Global Entrepreneurship Summit?

Telangana pips Andhra:

For Telangana, one of India’s youngest state, this summit was a victory in the battle of ego. KCR toiled hard to ensure the event was held in Hyderabad, ensuring a victory over rival/neighbouring/sister state of Andhra Pradesh.

Modi’s diplomatic charm offensive:

This summit will benefit Prime Minister Narendra Modi in many ways. Not only will this bolster his image across the globe as a World Leader but will also attract his most hardcore fans- the NRIs. PM Modi is pro-capitalist and what better way to attract entrepreneurs than a summit?

PR exercise for Ivanka?

At W20 summit earlier this year Ivanka was booed. A major embarrassment for the young lady who aims to be her father’s political inheritor. Global Entrepreneurship Summit is her first major solo venture as the Advisor to White House. Many believe that she could be the First Woman President America has been waiting for. The theme of this summit is woman empowerment : a clear alignment with her political strategy.

But can Ivanka really change the tide? Can this summit propel her image as a female crusader of change? Only history can be a better judge of that. But if Ivanka seeks a long-standing political career, she will have to outshine her eccentric father and her prodigal husband.

Image courtesy Twitter

Blog by Isheeta Bali

READ: PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI’S 71ST INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH

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My dear Indians, on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, my wishes to all my fellow Indians. The entire nation, along with the independence spirit, is celebrating Janmashtami as well. I can see in huge numbers in front of me some young Krishnas. From Lord Krishna to Mahatma Gandhi, our country has a rich historical, cultural heritage.

National Health Policy 2017

Health Care, National News

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi approved the National Health Policy 2017 (NHP 2017). The last health policy was formulated in the year 2002, changing healthcare needs and socio economic changes necessitated a fresh policy.

The policy mainly focuses on preventive healthcare and also advocates universal access to quality healthcare at affordable costs.

A Toothpick to Leverage a Sledgehammer

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Article by: Wg Cdr Ravindran Achuthan (Retd.)
Very often in life, it pays not to act on a problem. The inaction provides an intended catalyst for a changed yet favorable scenario in future. In case of state craft, this tactic can offer changed dimensions merely due to flow of time and there strategic advantages.
In the case of Sino-Indian relationship, the issue of Masood Azhar can hardly be called strategic.