Politics

Omar Abdullah hurt by Anna’s harsh barbs

Seemingly pained by Team Anna’s rebuke for politicians, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday regretted that the anti-corruption crusaders have used very objectionable words about the elected representatives but noted he would not return the favours and take this discourse to a new low. “I know Team Anna has from time to […]

Politics

Deshmukh plays key role in ending fast

MUMBAI: Former chief minister and Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh played a decisive role in convincing anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to end his fast, but there’s a feeling he should have been approached earlier to deal with the crisis. A top bureaucrat told TOI that had Prime Minister Manmohan Singh roped in Deshmukh a day after […]