• J&K bonds with India may deepen over time 19 Jul 2019 18:35 Kashmir has this instant ability to exclude everything except the known and the immediate. It’s an ungodly 4 am as our shikara spears through the shimmering beauty of the Dal Lake — the rush of breeze a blessing after an unexpectedly still and warm night. …
  • K'taka crisis: Trust vote postponed to July 22, Yeddy says 'gross injustice' 19 Jul 2019 17:17 Bengaluru: Another dramatic day comes to an end with the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, KR Ramesh declaring the House adjourned for the day, and postponing all further discussions to Monday, July 22. A flurry of activity happened all through the day, …
  • Darkness Grows, from America to India 19 Jul 2019 17:12 If Donald Trump’s shock election for the world’s most powerful office had been seen as an accident and as a recipe for disaster by many, he has done everything to justify those fears over the past three and half years.    Not a day passes without the …
  • Tom Cruise Returns : 'Top Gun' To Release In 2020, Releases Surprise Trailer - India Today 19 Jul 2019 13:05 The trailer of Top Gun Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, has just hit the web. The film will release next year. #TomCruise #TopGun Subscribe to India Today for NEW VIDEOS EVERY DAY and make sure to enable Push Notifications so you'll never miss a new …
  • K'taka crisis: Once ignored, Guv's second deadline -- trust vote by 6 pm 19 Jul 2019 11:56 Bengaluru: Governor Vajubhai Vala stepped in to fast-track the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday evening, this time with a letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy setting a 1.30 pm deadline today to prove his government’s majority in the …
  • India’s policy must respond to Changing Aspirations and Dynamics within Nepal 19 Jul 2019 11:07 Image credit: Civilsdaily  Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 19 July 2019    The Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership was quick to underline the importance of the South Asian neighborhood since it came to power for the first time in 2014. …
  • Top10: How China, India may cost Trump's business 19 Jul 2019 05:01 Today marks 50 years since the nationalisation of 14 major commercial banks by the then government, headed by PM Indira Gandhi — an event that sought to underline the power of the State to take over any company or industry it deemed important, to serve a …
  • View: Modi should starve India's state banks, not celebrate them 19 Jul 2019 04:42 by Mihir Sharma Fifty years ago, India took a wrong turn leftward from which it is yet to recover: On July 19, 1969, the government took over the banking system, nationalizing 14 banks which together controlled 85% of bank deposits. Today, even after a …
  • Is PDP Falling Apart? 19 Jul 2019 03:26 On Wednesday, PDP's leadership from South Kashmir went into a huddle at its  head office in Srinagar. Chaired by Party Vice President Abdul Rahman Veeri, the leaders discussed "the issues confronting the state". The meeting followed …
  • Mandela told me I ought to be in politics: Priyanka Gandhi 18 Jul 2019 20:33 New Delhi: Amid speculation that Priyanka Gandhi has taken charge as the General Secretary of entire Uttar Pradesh following the resignation of her western UP counterpart Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress leader would tour the state in a week’s time. Ms …
  • Environment: A matter of collective mindset 18 Jul 2019 18:40 Witoubou Newmai Local or ‘identity politics’ have become the bulwarks against making the issues of environment to assume priority in the agenda or policies of our society. That is the reason why there is an absence of the sense of urgency, with regard to …
  • PODCAST: Airline Business on Kjos, Ryanair, India, Korean, awards 18 Jul 2019 17:18 The new edition of the Airline Business Podcast is now available. Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss the departure of Bjorn Kjos from Norwegian, a surprise resignation from Ryanair's senior team, …
  • Nelson Mandela told me I ought to be in politics: Priyanka Gandhi 18 Jul 2019 11:49 NEW DELHI: Calling Nelson Mandela her inspiration and guide, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said the anti-apartheid icon told her that she ought to be in politics long before anyone else did. Remembering the former South African …
  • 5 things to know for July 18: Politics, Puerto Rico, cops’ social posts, Kevin Spacey 18 Jul 2019 10:19 If you’ve been looking (unsuccessfully) for Impossible burgers, here’s some good news: Shortages of the plant-based meat products appear to be over. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need …
  • 5 things to know for July 18: Politics, Puerto Rico, cops' social posts, Kevin Spacey 18 Jul 2019 10:06 1. Politics 2. Puerto Rico Demonstrators overturned barricades and police fired tear gas as protests continued through the night in San Juan against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Protests started days ago after nearly 900 pages of leaked chats from the governor…
  • 'Uncle Nelson' my inspiration, guide: Priyanka on Mandela's 101st birth anniversary 18 Jul 2019 08:27 New Delhi: Remembering anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his 101st birth anniversary, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra recalled her association and meeting with the South-African leader while calling him her inspiration and guide. Taking …
  • Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction 18 Jul 2019 03:27 Construction was set to begin this week on a giant telescope on the barren summit of Mauna Kea, a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, considered the best observatory site in the Northern Hemisphere. The project, however, has long drawn the opposition of those …
  • More fact than fiction 17 Jul 2019 19:33 Aheli Moitra In June, Netflix dropped a dystopian future fiction bomb—Leila. Set in 2047, the web series shows the future nation state of ‘Aryavarta’ that will leave viewers amply disturbed if they are plugged into factual reportage emanating from the …
  • Patkura bypoll evokes the two decade old Patnaik-Mohapatra rivalry 17 Jul 2019 18:50 BHUBANESWAR: For nearly two decades Bijoy Mohapatra’s identity has remained as that of Naveen Patnaik’s least favourite politician whose defeat the five-time CM ensures, election after election. Voting for the Patkura assembly bypoll, where Mohapatra is …
  • PM Modi meets BJP MPs in 47-56 age group over breakfast 17 Jul 2019 15:25 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP MPs in the 47 to 56 age group over breakfast at his official residence on Wednesday, sources said. The prime minister will meet his party MPs aged above 56 Thursday, they said. Wednesday's meeting was the …
  • BJP veterans appointed as Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh governors 17 Jul 2019 06:58 BJP has chosen senior party members, who had virtually retired from active politics some years ago, as governors of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Andhra Pradesh *Harichandan, 85, began his career with Bharatiya Jana Sangh in …
  • South African interest rates may fall, and not due to politics 17 Jul 2019 05:43 Should Lesetja Kganyago announce a cut in South African interest rates this week, as expected, it won’t be because the nation’s politicians want him to. The biggest economic contraction in a decade has led to renewed calls from labor unions and some …
  • India's foreign policy needs rework in the next five years 16 Jul 2019 21:28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained a frenetic pace, renewing contacts with world leaders ever since the results of general election 2019. He was the cynosure of all eyes at the G-20 meeting in June, in Osaka. At the BRICs informal meeting, also in …
  • Towards social politics 16 Jul 2019 19:17 Modi’s emphasis on social politics, in a sense, emerges from the recent discourse of the RSS. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a case for social politics or politics that is sensitive to social activism. Modi’s intervention is timely since Indian …
  • Press Club Election 16 Jul 2019 18:14 On Monday, it was a festival like scene at the Kashmir Press Club. Almost all journalists had converged at the KPC premises to participate in the maiden election for the office bearers. The polling crossed 90 percent. The announcement of the victorious …
  • Information and the politics of identity 16 Jul 2019 16:45 In a recently published book, The Truth About Us: The Politics of Information from Manu to Modi,I offer a narrative of how India’s social “truths” were made up over the last two centuries, an explanation for why the narrative has taken the shape it has, …
  • India loses Afghan proxy war 16 Jul 2019 15:51 Pakistan has worsted India in the Afghan proxy war and the defeat becomes a template of regional politics, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. Photograph: Reuters The Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing last Thursday and …
  • How Congress can redefine party politics 16 Jul 2019 15:51 'There is no meritocracy or at least there is none that is visible and transparent.' 'The Congress has two opportunities to change this,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Congress workers celebrate the assembly victories in Chhattisgarh, Madhya …
  • ‘Carpenters and Kings — Western Christianity and the Idea of India’ review: A political history of a religion 16 Jul 2019 12:37 When did Christianity arrive in India? Why is it sometimes considered an “inevitable adjunct” to the colonial experience? Where does the truth lie? In Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India, the writer traces the advent of …
  • Offbeat Arts courses in India 16 Jul 2019 11:22 Each time one hears the word “offbeat”, these are the things that come to mind: passion, lesser pay, niche, convincing parents, good teachers to teach them and colleges to opt for. This year, many colleges across India have introduced innovative courses …
  • Stimulus to pump-prime economy? Think again, reforms can do better 16 Jul 2019 09:03 A sharp deceleration in India’s growth has triggered a discussion on the possible policy responses to address the problem. There is unanimity in favour of monetary stimulus from RBI. However, opinion is divided on fiscal stimulus. The growth slowdown is, …
  • Narendra Modi and His Vision of Hindu India 16 Jul 2019 08:32 by Muhammad Mahmood — July 15, 2019 Is this something that had its origin in Nehruvian centralised unitary India as well?  Narendra Modi led his Hindu supremacist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to a second term victory in the 2019 Indian federal election. It …
  • Netflix Adds Five Original Series to India Slate 16 Jul 2019 07:06 Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix Netflix Adds Five Original Series to India Slate Streaming giant Netflix has added five originals across genres to its India series slate. “Bombay Begums”, created, written …
  • Times Top10: Does India need the right to recall? 16 Jul 2019 04:13 Political crisis: The Supreme Court is to hear today the petitions by the rebel MLAs of Karnataka and a counter argument by speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, four days after ordering the status quo. The JD(S)-Congress government headed by CM HD Kumaraswamy is on …
  • In Choosing New President, Congress Has Opportunity To Change Two Crucial Things About Party Politics 16 Jul 2019 03:29 Congress president Rahul Gandhi has stepped down and the party will pick its new leader next week. This has created a leadership vacuum and what we are seeing in states like Goa and Karnataka is a result of this vacuum. Some of it will settle down after …
  • Lok Sabha passes NIA bill; Shah assures against misuse, targets UPA 16 Jul 2019 02:53 New Delhi, July 15 (ANI) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend to the NIA Act with union Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that the Modi government will never misuse its provisions and said the decision of UPA government to repeal POTA in 2004 was …
  • Politics to be Dhoni's new arena, likely to join BJP 16 Jul 2019 02:48 Politics to be Dhoni's new arena, likely to join BJP Mahendra Singh Dhoni may enter politics after retiring from cricket and is likely to start his new innings in team Narendra Modi. With speculation rife about whether MSD or Mahi will hang up his …
  • Stand united to rebuild Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan 16 Jul 2019 02:34 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged all sections of people to work towards a broad consensus than let petty politics overshadow the Rebuild Kerala Initiative. Mr Vijayan was at a meeting with editors here on Monday, seeking all- …
  • TRS awaits K Chandrasekhar Rao return of BJP fire 16 Jul 2019 02:33 Hyderabad: TRS cadres and leaders are curious about the strategy that party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will adopt to stymie the aggressive approach of the BJP in the state. Though Mr Rao is said to have told the party leaders not …
  • Back To Pandit Question 16 Jul 2019 00:26 Governor Satya Pal Malik Separate has said that the separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits  was not a matter of choice but one of necessity. He said it was important that the Pandits were given a nice place of their choice to stay. Such places, he said, …
  • Monsoon season: The river politics behind South Asia's floods 16 Jul 2019 00:17 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monsoon floods wreak havoc in northern India and Nepal every year When it comes to water resources, relations between India and Nepal have never been easy. But in recent years, the relationship has begun to worsen …
  • Politics loses its Ershad factor 15 Jul 2019 23:14 With the death of General Ershad, a prominent factor in Bangladesh politics has come to a close. From a soldier to a military dictator and then to a political leader, Ershad would surely be regarded by many as lucky. The man, who was supposed to be in …
  • India’s War on Urdu 15 Jul 2019 17:25 If Urdu is guilty of being a foreign tongue, Who, then, does India belong to? I cannot understand. –Rashid Banarsi, Indian Urdu poet As a 9-year-old boy, one evening I went to play in a huge park, Gandhi Maidan, in my hometown of Patna, in India. Among the …
  • ‘The RSS — A Menace to India’ review: The enemy within 15 Jul 2019 14:22 Constitutional expert, Supreme court lawyer and author of over a dozen books, A.G. Noorani opens his history, polemic and manifesto about and against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh with these words: “What is at stake is not only the Indian Dream. What is …
  • The 2020 Politics Behind Trump’s Trade War Against India 15 Jul 2019 13:41 Populist pressures have caught up to Washington as Trump gears up for re-election. By Pratik Chougule for The Diplomat July 12, 2019 Ahead of U.S. trade representatives arriving in New Delhi on Friday, President Donald Trump fired off another Twitter …
  • POTA was repealed for vote bank politics: Amit Shah 15 Jul 2019 13:33 New Delhi [India], July 15 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the decision of UPA government to repeal POTA in 2004 was a mistake and was taken for the sake of "vote bank politics", which led to rise in the incidents of …
  • Young India: Upwardly mobile, superficial 15 Jul 2019 11:34 Young people have their foot firmly on the escalator of upward mobility. One of the more prominent clichés today is that India is among the youngest nations of the world. Statistics show that this is a valid claim. Some 65 per cent of our population is …
  • AISF comes out against SFI’s ‘big brother’ approach in campus politics 15 Jul 2019 06:02 Express News Service KOCHI: J Arun Babu, state president of All India Students Federation (AISF), still remembers the day he was forced to spend an entire day in University College, Thiruvananthapuram, half-naked.“It was two years ago when I was AISF state …
  • This beats any movie script, says Mumbai Youth Congress Chief Ganesh Yadav 15 Jul 2019 02:05 Mumbai Youth Congress chief Ganesh Yadav says detention and turn of events were bizarre The delegation with Vice Chancellor Dr Suhas Pednekar (in brown suit) We are still witness to twists and turns in the MLA drama, where Congress rebel MLAs are now being …
  • Can Mumbai be the next international centre like Istanbul? - The Financial Express 15 Jul 2019 02:04 Istanbul was the most important city in the world for longer than any other—from approximately 450 AD, when the Byzantine Empire was founded, till the Ottoman Empire fell at the end of the First World War (1918). It’s location on the Bosphorus, which was …
  • J P Nadda rejects horse-trading charge; says new political culture emerged under Modi 14 Jul 2019 14:18 BJP working president J P Nadda Sunday said the political crisis in Karnataka was triggered by the resignation of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi even as he rejected allegations of horse-trading levelled against his party unit in the southern state. He said a …
  • India's Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from Punjab cabinet 14 Jul 2019 09:07 Cricke­ter-turned-politi­cian resign­s amid rising differ­ences with CM Amarin­der Singh PHOTO: FILE Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Punjab Cabinet amid rising differences with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, The …
  • Portfolios to new Goa ministers on Monday, Chandrakant Kavlekar to be DyCM 14 Jul 2019 09:00 Panaji: The four new ministers inducted into the Goa cabinet would be allotted portfolios on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. Chandrakant Kavlekar, who was earlier leader of the opposition, would be designated as deputy chief minister, Sawant …
  • Lessons from Mumbais fatal rainy affair 14 Jul 2019 00:26 Last month, in two days alone, Mumbai received its average rainfall for the entire of June. 13,000 kilometres away, in Washington DC, something similar unfolded—the Capital received a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours. The results were similar—visuals of …
  • Track-II: India, Pak Activists Engage In Dialogue 13 Jul 2019 21:16 (MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) ISLAMABAD — Civil society activists from India and Pakistan have participated in a two-day Track-II dialogue held here to resolve the differences, the first such interaction after the Pulwama attack that further strained the …
  • View: The spectre of horse trading is back to centre stage in Indian politics 13 Jul 2019 19:55 If one leaves aside the twists and turns in the ongoing power tussle in Karnataka, there is nothing unexpected about these developments for two reasons. First, from when HD Kumaraswamy became chief minister in May 2018, the alliance resembled a boyhood duo …
  • India, Pak activists engage in dialogue held to resolve differences 13 Jul 2019 18:06 Civil society activists from India and Pakistan have participated in a two-day Track-II dialogue held here to resolve the differences, the first such interaction after the Pulwama terror attack that strained the ties between the two neighbours. The …
  • Karnataka: Congress MLA Nagaraj hints at reconsidering resignation 13 Jul 2019 13:24 Bengaluru: As the Congress intensified efforts to woo back its disgruntled MLAs in Karnataka on Saturday, one of them hinted that he might consider withdrawing his resignation and also said he would try to persuade others. State Housing Minister and …
  • Lesson for corporate world from Chanakya about talented enemies 13 Jul 2019 09:05 The story of Rakshas (name of man, not to be confused with mythological demons) comes to us from a Sanskrit play called Mudrarakshas, which is roughly 1,500 years old. It is based on events that took place in India, 2300 years ago. Legend has it that when …
  • Naina Gade displays the beauty and style of India to the world 13 Jul 2019 07:02 Television producer Naina Gade has been behind some of the most intriguing and entertaining shows about India. Naina Gade has spent a fair amount of her career as a producer and writer behind TV productions which illuminate this very idea. Sometimes …
  • Is Budget real reason behind stocks rout? Why there is no relief in sight for Mr Market 13 Jul 2019 06:05 The domestic equity market started the week on highly disappointed sentiments and Nifty registered the biggest one-day crash in last few years. Although some people cited the Union Budget as the reason, but actually the weight of high valuations itself …
  • Pakistan, India commence Track-II dialogue 13 Jul 2019 04:57 ISLAMABAD: A two-day Track-II dialogue between Pakistan and India commenced on Friday. The dialogue, titled ‘Beyond Politics and Polemics New Beginning on a Difficult Trail’, was hosted by the Regional Peace Institute. The discussions were the first round …
  • View: Mahabharata mocks and celebrates foundational beliefs of society 13 Jul 2019 04:40 By Anshuman Gaur India, that is Bharat, is a land of stories. Among the stories, the Mahabharata, both literally and figuratively, is the ‘Great Indian Story’. Ostensibly, the tale of struggle between factions of the Kuru clan from the mythical Bharat …
  • Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to ... 12 Jul 2019 22:15 OTTAWA — Some of the federal government’s top bureaucrats have been warned about China and India trying to use their respective ethnic communities in Canada to advance their own agendas. The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers …
  • How regional language technology became flavour of the season 12 Jul 2019 11:14 A handful of companies are steadily, yet silently charting a course towards regional language technology solutions for ‘Bharat’ – intending to solve the basic problems of the next billion Indian users through simple, but meaningful offerings — as they try …
  • Former Pakistan cricketers happy with India's ouster from World Cup 12 Jul 2019 08:35 Image Source : AP Former Pakistan cricketers happy with India's ouster from World Cup Former Pakistan cricketers on Thursday expressed happiness over the unexpected ouster of India from the World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semifinal.   …
  • India: Behind Mounting Muslim Protests, a Yearning to be Heard by the State Gone Deaf 12 Jul 2019 04:33 Widespread protests against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari, which mostly failed to draw support from non-Muslims, mark a failure at the political, social and judicial levels. Muslims protest against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Ranchi, July 5. Photo: …
  • India is declaring millions of its citizens to be foreigners 11 Jul 2019 22:55 IT IS HOTTER than Prague. It does not have the Czech capital’s cobbled squares or narrow streets but instead tin-roofed houses and paddies hemmed with palms and mango trees. Yet Franz Kafka would have felt quite at home in Assam. Since 2016 this hilly tea- …
  • CBI searches Indira residence: CBI books case against Grover for 'FCRA violations' 11 Jul 2019 21:06 New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at the residence of senior Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising and offices of the Lawyers’ Collective, an NGO run by the lawyer and her husband Anand Grover. Searches were conducted at two places in Delhi …
  • World Cup 2019: Team India thanks fans for love and support 11 Jul 2019 17:37 Even as India bowed out of World Cup 2019 after its heartbreaking loss to New Zealand (by 18 runs) in the first WC'19 semi-final, prominent personalities from the fields of sports, politics and cinema, besides fans, took to Twitter to show Team India …
  • 8 reasons Indian cricket looks like Indian politics 11 Jul 2019 14:46 Indeed, if you look at this hypothesis with sufficiently jaundiced eyes, you will find plenty in common in the way 'Team India' conducts its affairs and the way 'Team Modi' does, argues Krishna Prasad. IMAGE: Team India setting off on the …
  • They would have won if I played: AIADMK minister on India's loss in WC 11 Jul 2019 11:52 The senior AIADMK leader, however, was confident that the team would bounce back and so would his party, in the future. Chennai: A ruling AIADMK Minister in Tamil Nadu Thursday likened the Indian cricket team's 18-run loss to New Zealand in the semi- …
  • Voters wanted me as CM, not anyone else: Gehlot 11 Jul 2019 08:20 JAIPUR: Taking his fight with Sachin Pilot to new heights, chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday claimed that the people of Rajasthan wanted to see only him in the coveted chair. Gehlot asserted that he deserved to be the CM because the public support …
  • Congresss Shivakumar takes Mumbai trip to pacify rebel MLAs camping in hotel - India News 11 Jul 2019 08:13 In a last-ditch effort to save the Karnataka, Congress troubleshooter D K Shivakumar arrived in Mumbai to meet the dissident MLAs. D K Shivakumar took a special flight to Mumbai early Wednesday morning to meet the Karnataka MLAs who continue to camp at the …
  • Why India Needs Population Control 11 Jul 2019 07:27 Will Prime Minister Modi start a conversation on the need for people to limit the size of their families, asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) on the occasion of World Population Day, July 11. IMAGE: Passengers board an overcrowded train near a railway …
  • Mission Unaccomplished: Shivakumar Fights Alone To Save Karnataka Govt, 'Forcibly Deported' To Bengaluru 11 Jul 2019 07:03 Karnataka's Water Resources Minister and Congress leader D K Shivakumar flew down to Mumbai as a Congress troubleshooter with a mission to save the wobbly coalition government in Karnataka, but Shivakumar hardly found any support from the Maharashtra …
  • 'Democracy Will Lose If Horse-Trading Continues': Mamata Banerjee On K'taka Crises 11 Jul 2019 07:03 Hurling attacks at the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Wednesday accused the saffron party of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress MLAs of the southern state were locked up in Mumbai. The TMC president …
  • Trump's wake up call for India 11 Jul 2019 04:36 'From the Indian perspective, Trump's invitation to Imran Khan to visit the White House is a bitter pill to swallow,' points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi with United States President Donald John …
  • Understanding India's Northeast a Reporters' Journal :: Review 11 Jul 2019 02:54 Understanding India's Northeast a Reporters' Journal :: Review Ninglun Hanghal * As a North-easterner from Manipur, I realised after reading Rupa Chinai's Understanding India's Northeast a Reporters' Journal that there is so much to …
  • Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar booked in hotel 11 Jul 2019 01:51 Mumbai: Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar and his Congress colleagues Milind Deora and Naseem Khan were detained on Wednesday outside a hotel where rebel MLAs are holed up amid high drama and deepening uncertainty about the future of the state’s ruling …
  • Harper condemns Sikh separatists, predicts close Modi-Scheer ties in pro-India speech 11 Jul 2019 00:58 Former prime minister Stephen Harper's comments came as a surprise to Sikh groups. Paul Morigi/Getty Images/File Former prime minister Stephen Harper condemned Canadians who promote Sikh separatism and predicted close ties with a controversial …
  • Karnataka: Two More Congress MLAs Quit As Crisis In Coalition Govt Deepens 10 Jul 2019 18:31 In a fresh jolt to the wobbly Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress legislators, Housing minister M T B Nagaraj and K Sudhakar, tendered their resignation on Wednesday to the Assembly Speaker, taking the number of disgruntled MLAs, …
  • Karnataka Crisis: Resignations Continue, Congress Blames Modi-Shah; Shivakumar Fights Lone Battle 10 Jul 2019 18:30 Resignations from the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka continued coming in on Wednesday even as Minister DK Shivakumar pulled out all stops to meet the rebel MLAs -- currently lodged in a Mumbai hotel -- but to no avail. Shivakumar, …
  • Does India need a foreign bond issue? 10 Jul 2019 18:21 The government announced in the Budget its decision to raise a part of its gross borrowing in foreign markets; a foreign currency denominated bond issue is planned in a few months. A successful bond issue always reflects well on the issuer and there will …
  • India's 'instant divorce' ban: the end result or the first step in reforming Islamic law? 10 Jul 2019 13:02 (MENAFN - The Conversation) 'Un-Islamic, arbitrary, unconstitutional.' That was the judgement of the Indian Supreme Court as it announceda ban on the contentious practice of instant 'triple-talaq' . Triple-talaq is a form of Islamic divorce …
  • Where did Karnataka's 'value-based' politics vanish? 10 Jul 2019 04:41 'Somewhere in the midst of the three milestones of 1881, 1984 and 1999 are the clues that provide the answer to the troubling corrosion of Karnataka politics: The disappearance of values, the criminalisation of politics, and the complete collapse of …
  • Karnataka crisis: Shivakumar arrives in Mumbai to meet rebel MLAs, says 'born together in politics, will die together' 10 Jul 2019 03:58 Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar and JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda on Wednesday arrived in Mumbai on a special flight from Bengaluru to meet rebel MLAs amid political turmoil in the state. Meanwhile, security has been increased outside Hotel …
  • View: Rahul Gandhi can either quit politics or lead his party 10 Jul 2019 03:58 Quit the sulk, Rahul Gandhi, or quit politics. The party has to gear up for a slew of assembly elections, not to speak of staving off toppling efforts in Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. This is no time for the party’s leader to wallow in self-pity …
  • Can Team India win it like Megan Rapinoe? 09 Jul 2019 21:48 Film stars were reportedly considering dying their hair purple as a tribute. Modern sports are difficult to imagine without their Westphalian baggage, the self-limiting national affinities of players and fans. In more mature societies, respect to the …
  • Politics of gender 09 Jul 2019 20:42 With MK Stalin becoming the latest political leader to have declared his son as his successor, one wonders why daughters do not enjoy the same. “Success doesn’t come to a boy or a girl, it comes to the one with the right thinking.” This powerful message is …
  • Grapevine: India of the palate 09 Jul 2019 19:21 One of the delights of diplomatic events and festivals that promote Asian and African culture and cuisine is that so many of those attending come in national dress. The Indian Culinary Festival that opened this week at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv was no …
  • Billionaire Ross Perot, Who Shook Up US Politics In The 1990s, Dies At 89 09 Jul 2019 16:19 Ross Perot's fortune was estimated at $4.1 billion by Forbes magazine in April 2019. H. Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled US politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a chord with …
  • What Explains the Enduring Resilience of Political Dynasties in India? 09 Jul 2019 16:12 Despite widespread rhetorical condemnation of dynastic leadership in political parties, the trend shows no sign of abating. By Ambar Kumar Ghosh and Avishek Jha for The Diplomat July 09, 2019 The decline of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the …
  • PM Modi becomes India's top health influencer, A... 09 Jul 2019 14:11 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned out to be an inspiration for many in politics as he beat incumbency and steered the BJP to a historic win in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. In public life, too, the 68-year-old politician, with his yoga …
  • Talk politics with FMCG heiress: Top honcho's da... 09 Jul 2019 05:10 Roshni Mehta runs an information platform on Instagram ‘Indian Politalk’. Agencies Roshni Mehta's experiences motivated her to create the platform. FMCG honcho Sanjiv Mehta can fluently talk consumers, soaps and shampoos. His daughter Roshni’s areas of …
  • Raj Thackeray Meets Sonia Gandhi, Discusses EVMs, Maharashtra Politics 09 Jul 2019 03:59 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and discussed the issue of EVMs and politics of Maharashtra where assembly elections are scheduled for later this year. Thackeray met Gandhi at her residence at …
  • Opinion: Carbon and politics 08 Jul 2019 19:56 In this file photo, a coal truck leaves SaskPower's Boundary Dam plant in Estevan. Saskatchewan does not have the benefits of cheap and readily available hydro-electric power that some other provinces do. Don Healy / Regina Leader-Post I read the …
  • Monday Interview: Outgoing IoD chief in Scotland slams direction of UK politics 08 Jul 2019 14:22 DAVID Watt will shortly vacate his role at the head of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland after 16 rewarding years. It is a spell which has seen the one-time PE teacher routinely rub shoulders with the most prominent politicians in Scotland, …
  • New research explores contemporary Muslim girlhoods in Assam, India 08 Jul 2019 12:40 A new book by Dr. Saba Hussain of the University of Warwick Department of Sociology offers new insights into the nature of educational disadvantage experienced by Muslim girls in the Assam region of India, exploring the impact of religion, culture, …
  • Jimmy Neesham: New Zealand all-rounder on cricket, politics and cattle 07 Jul 2019 15:15 Neesham, 28, has taken 11 wickets in eight World Cup matches ICC Men's Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v India Venue: Old Trafford. Date: 9 July. Start: 10:30 BST Coverage: Watch in-play clips & highlights on the BBC Sport website & app; live …