No one knows how Thackeray expects to work that arithmetic. However, with the main contest essentially between the two saffron allies — who are not in the best of terms and are allegedly trying to reduce the prospects of the other — local BJP leaders believe that the two warring cousins, Raj Thackeray and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, may have come to a behind-the-scenes understanding on how to take on the national party. … [Read more...] about Maharashtra Elections | It’s make or break for Raj Thackeray
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The BJP’s win in 2014 had come on the back of severe anti-incumbency against the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government and a three-way split among the Om Prakash Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), the Congress and the BJP, amidst the ‘Modi wave’ sweeping across North India. Manohar Lal Khattar, then a surprise pick as chief minister, has steadily emerged as a popular figure in the state despite his fumbling ways in the initial days. … [Read more...] about Haryana Elections | BJP poised for a landslide
India vs New Zealand: Rahul likely to come back for Tests, Hardik may return for ODIs, if fit India spinner Ashwin signs up with Yorkshire for county stint India vs Australia: KL Rahul prepared for middle-order batting by watching videos of Smith, Williamson … [Read more...] about Bhuvneshwar Kumar undergoes sports hernia surgery in London, rehab in NCA
The year 2018 gave us a rude reminder of how important low crude oil prices are to the health of the Indian economy. Putting it crudely, when crude prices fall, we get a boost to growth; when they rise, the current account deficit widens, the rupee falls, prices rise, growth falters and foreign investors desert our shores like rats fleeing from a sinking ship. The high price of crude was an important reason why the UPA-II government wobbled in its final years and it was a big reason why the economy did so well under the current government in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The IMF has estimated windfall gains for India from the fall in crude oil prices were a cumulative 4 percent of GDP in 2015 and 2016. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Economic outlook for 2019: Will the elephants in the room turn out to be mice?
"It's great to be compared with someone like him. I had this comparison for a long time when growing up and playing as well. The names – he's Rahul Dravid and I'm Rahul – so the comparisons always been there and he's someone I have spent a lot of time with talking about cricket, talking about batting and he's coming from the same state as well (Karnataka)". … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: KL Rahul feels honoured with Dravid comparison