An influential section of the party wants dissolution of the House soon after a short session of Parliament in September-October, but after ensuring the go-ahead for the nuke deal by the US Congress which is expected around September 8. The Congress would like to ensure that the Election Commission does not club general elections with the November assembly elections in Hindi-belt states but holds them around February 2009.
Though the government and the BJP have tried to downplay it, the fact is that the Kashmir Valley has been cut off from the rest of the country by the agitators in Jammu
Venkaiah Naidu seems to be overshadowing party chief Rajnath Singh in the run-up to the polls
Madhya Pradesh is being subjected to the unedifying spectacle of a chief minister and a Lokayukta accusing each other of corruption as the people watch bemused
Pakistan is happy that Kashmir is on the boil and can be projected as the core issue in Indo-Pak relations, writes Rashmi Saksena
CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat, in an interview with DIVYA MALIK LAHIRI, spoke in detail about his relationship with the Congress, with Mulayam Singh Yadav and the prospects of an alliance with the third force.
The slump in the housing sector might seem like depressing news, but it is only part of a slowdown. Worldwide, property prices have never declined in the long run.