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As part of a last ditch effort to get people to vote in greater numbers, the Election Commission has kickstarted a novel campaign with the central message being: “lakhs of Bangladeshis will be voting for an Indian government of their choice today. So why can’t you? If they are so concerned about their adopted country, [...]

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In what seems to be a big move, the Election Commission of India has decided to drop the Model Code of Conduct altogether. The Model Code of Conduct, which is supposed to lay down strict guidelines for what politicians cannot do around election time, is found to have only worsened their behavior substantially and hence [...]

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In what some are calling a ‘pro-Capitalist policy’, the Election commission today announced several steps to generate funds for the forthcoming general elections. These include imposing service tax on horse trading of leaders, VAT on purchasing supporters for rallies, entertainment tax on live telecast of AAP’s dharna-nautanki packages and Lalu Prasad’s rallies, and a Twitter [...]

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Over the course of 2013, the UPA Government has been busy extending reservations to different castes and communities. First they brought the Jains (diamond barons included) under the ambit of reservations. Recently, it was announced that they are declaring Jats a backward community as well. However, since the opinion polls are moving in only one [...]

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Defence Minister AK Antony has recently come under attack for the way he has handled his ministry in the last seven years. The fact that he is the most honest individual in the northern hemisphere has not been enough to protect him against the growing clamour for his resignation. The Congress party has decided to [...]

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“All clear, sir. Area has been sanitized,” the bouncer said. “Are you sure?” Chidambaram asked, from underneath his gas mask. “Absolutely sir. We frisked Rajagopal twice. No pepper spray on him,” the bouncer replied. Chidambaram gingerly took off his mask, crossed himself, muttered a verse from the King James version of the Bible, and stepped [...]

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The sky-rocketing prices of onions and tomatoes have permanently and very perceptibly enhanced their stature. While once considered ‘mainstream’, these two vegetables are now beginning to be counted among the more exotic varieties, and this has resulted in staggering shifts in the veggie world’s dynamics. Our sources report that Broccoli, the erstwhile Brahminical rulers of [...]

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A Greek delegation led by the Greek Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Governance, Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived today in Delhi to study the functioning of direct democracy. The UnReal Times spoke to the head of the delegation: The UnReal Times: Sir, welcome to India. Can you please tell us the purpose of your visit? Kyriakos Mitsotakis: [...]

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AAP’s emergence is good not just for Indian politics but the Indian economy as well. As per the Central Statistical Office (CSO)’s provisional estimates for the last quarter, the Indian economy grew by an incremental 2% because of AAP voluntary work in the form of missed calls, filling of membership forms, symbolically cleaning mohallas, wearing [...]

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The ambitious National Ditch Digging Programme, also known as the National Rural Employment Generation Programme – NREGA, has added another feather to its cap when the astronauts from the International Space Station announced that India’s NREGA ditches are now visible to the naked eye from space. Over two lakh crore rupees have been spent on [...]

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