• Shiv Sena has to go with NCP-Congress, says Uddhav Thackeray 13 Nov 2019 03:14 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 12 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Udhhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that his party has to go ahead with Congress and NCP to form a government in the state and blamed BJP for the snapping of ties between the two parties over …
  • Latin American Politics Still a Military Affair 13 Nov 2019 02:21 (Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more. In the end it was the military that helped settle it. Having hung on for weeks in …
  • Politics of influx: The mistrust of some Hindus towards Bangladesh is disturbing 13 Nov 2019 00:38 Monday, 12 November 2019 | BZ KHASRU The mistrust of some Hindus towards Bangladesh is disturbing. If the migration issue festers, business communities on both sides will go into hibernation For more than 100 years, the ratio of Hindu population in the …
  • LJP to contest 50 seats in Jharkhand 12 Nov 2019 23:06 Patna: After Maharashtra crisis, the BJP is facing challenges from its allies All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) and the LJP over a seat-sharing deal for the Assembly elections which are to be held later this month. On Tuesday newly elected LJP national …
  • The politics of sequestration 12 Nov 2019 19:14 The Shiv Sena’s decision to sequester a majority of its newly elected MLAs along with eight independent supporters in a hotel in Madh Island in northern Mumbai to “protect” them from being poached, presumably by its erstwhile ally, the BJP, is the latest …
  • KT edit: Cricket's tryst with corruption and politics must end 12 Nov 2019 17:47 Match-fixing has snuffed the joy out of cricket and put it under a cloud. Players have been caught taking money to change the course of matches. Let's admit it: corruption is rife if not rampant, and systemic, and it's time that specific anti- …
  • View: Government-forming in Maharashtra - unsavoury and entertaining politics 12 Nov 2019 16:09 Whatever happens at whatever hour on whatever day in Mumbai, one thing has been ascertained by today’s gubernatorially scripted drama: instead of us witnessing the joining of forces against the Congress, as was the tradition in Maharashtra for years on end …
  • Cong high command decided to form govt with JD(S), I didn't object: Siddaramaiah 12 Nov 2019 15:41 Karnataka: Senior leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that the Congress high command decided to form government in Karnataka with the Janata Dal (Secular) to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party away from power. Siddaramaiah said that since it was the decision …
  • Kamal will face same fate as Sivaji Ganesan in politics, says Edappadi Palaniswami 12 Nov 2019 14:24 Countering criticism by actor-politician Kamal Hassan, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said Mr. Hassan would face the same fate as Thespian Sivaji Ganesan in politics. “They say there is (political) vacuum (in Tamil Nadu), then why did …
  • 'This film is dedicated to Gauri Lankesh' - mumbai guide 12 Nov 2019 13:33 What about Tagore's classic, Ghawre Bairey inspired you to revisit the story in a contemporary setting? Many old classics fit perfectly into what is happening in the world today. In this case, the original story is about how politics affects the …
  • Union Cabinet recommends Prez Rule in Maharashtra amid stalemate 12 Nov 2019 10:36 Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Tuesday recommended President’s Rule in the state as Opposition parties launched a fresh scramble to get the necessary numbers. The Raj Bhawan tweeted: “Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari …
  • Imlibenla Wati- Meet the Naga Beauty who have represented India at the International platform 12 Nov 2019 08:05 Coming from a small town called Mokokchung in Nagaland, Imlibenla Wati was least aware of the fact that one day she would rule the ramp. As a teenager who loved to kick, bounce and curve a football turned up winning beauty pageants at both national and …
  • 'India of 2019 is not India of 1992' 12 Nov 2019 05:44 'Both Hindus and Muslims should work together to construct both the masjid and mandir.' IMAGE: Indians from the Hindu and Muslim faiths celebrate the verdict in the Ayodhya case outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi, November 9, 2019. Photograph: …
  • Ram temple provides substratum to India’s identity (Column: Spy’s Eye) 12 Nov 2019 04:12 The judicial resolution of the 70-year-old Ayodhya dispute has mitigated the most inflammatory cause of Hindu-Muslim divide in India and given relief to the average citizens engaged in pursuing their livelihood in peace. The unanimous verdict of the …
  • Modi ally Keith Vaz quits politics over sex, drugs scandal 12 Nov 2019 02:24 Modi ally Keith Vaz quits politics over sex, drugs scandal LONDON: Labour MP Keith Vaz, who was facing suspension from the House of Commons for six months after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase sex and cocaine for male sex workers, …
  • Is Rajinikanth a political leader? He is only an actor, says Edappadi K Palaniswami 12 Nov 2019 01:22 CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami continued to target Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth on his “leadership vacuum” remark and dismissed the actor’s statement as “trivial.” “Is Rajini a political leader? He is only an actor. Did any political …
  • In Sierra Leone over half a million women and girls are using modern methods of contraception 11 Nov 2019 22:19 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 November 2019: A ground-breaking report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries has been published today, showing that more women and girls have access to family planning than ever before. It reveals that 314 …
  • Gandhi-Tagore relationship a glorious chapter in history of modern India: Kovind 11 Nov 2019 14:53 President Ramnath Kovind on Monday reflected on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore, their differences and heartfelt admiration to each other, and asserted that their relationship was a glorious chapter in the history of modern …
  • Pak tennis body mulls appeal of ITF decision to shift Davis Cup tie against India to neutral venue 11 Nov 2019 13:42 Image Source : GETTY Pakistan tennis body mulls appeal of ITF decision to shift Davis Cup tie against India to neutral venue The Pakistan Tennis Federation will hold a crucial meeting on Wednesday to decide whether to appeal the decision of International …
  • Kamal’s new explanation 11 Nov 2019 10:55 Kamal Haasan, who screened his cult classic Hey Ram as part of his birthday celebrations, had an interaction with the audience after the screening. Mahatma Gandhi’s Great-Grandson Tushar Gandhi was also present during the screening. Kamal said, “After we …
  • Article 370 gone and Ram Temple on the way: What does Modi’s New India look like? 11 Nov 2019 09:11 So much has been accomplished by the Hindutva forces in the last 10 months that it is hard to predict what comes next. When the year began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announcing, introducing and passing a Constitutional Amendment …
  • OPINIONISTA: Lula’s release could be a significant turning point for Brazil and for global politics 11 Nov 2019 07:39 Lula is Free! “Those who condemn me without proof know that I am innocent and I governed honestly. “Those who persecute me can do what they want to me, but they will never imprison our dreams. “An affectionate kiss from Lula.” These words were written in a …
  • India’s Economy Needs More Than Prayers 11 Nov 2019 05:20 (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Over the weekend, India’s Supreme Court pronounced on a title dispute in Ayodhya, a small town in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Like many other property cases in India, this one had been working its way through the …
  • Why Mumbai is not excited about the proposed transplantation of 5000 trees - - Citizen Matters 10 Nov 2019 22:51 Representational image by Umut AVCI from Pixabay Over 56% of the city’s transplanted trees in Mumbai failed to survive their shifting, revealed a Bombay High Court-appointed fact finding committee, entrusted to determine the status of such trees. The court …
  • Why is Advani not punished: Asaduddin Owaisi 10 Nov 2019 21:51 Hyderabad: A day after a highly publicised critique of the Ayodhya judgment, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked why BJP leader L.K. Advani and others were being not punished if the demolition of the Babri Masjid was illegal as per the Supreme Court. …
  • Nobody Helped Me; No Govt, No Administration: Justice Liberhan On Babri Masjid Demolition Probe 10 Nov 2019 21:46 Justice MS Liberhan (retd) led the inquiry into the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The Liberhan Commission was formed by the PV Narasimha Rao government in December 1992, days after the historic structure was razed to the ground. The Commission …
  • Pakistan Sikhs urge India to facilitate access to Dera Baba Nanak 10 Nov 2019 08:55 Image Source : PUNJAB GOVERNMENT WEBSITE The Sikh community of Pakistan has urged India to facilitate access to Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara in Gurdaspur district of Punjab The Sikh community of Pakistan has urged India to facilitate access to Dera Baba Nanak …
  • Is Narasimla Rao architect of India or Babri Masjid demolition? 10 Nov 2019 06:19 New Delhi: Former Congress P.M. Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao might well be remembered as the harbinger of economic reformers and the architect of modern India in history. He also gave a new turn to the foreign policy of India. He will also be remembered in the …
  • Gurpreet Singh: Arundhati Roy's My Seditious Heart shines spotlight on rising repression in Modi's India 10 Nov 2019 05:29 Booker Prize–winning author Arundhati Roy's latest book of collected essays and speeches may help change the global perception of the world’s so-called largest democracy. My Seditious Heart is a compilation of her published work of 20 years that delves …
  • How Ayodhya changed India's politics 10 Nov 2019 03:20 In the complex world of Indian politics, the BJP rules today. The dominant force in the NDA alliance bagged 303 seats out a possible 543 in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The saffron party received 37% votes, a jump of over 6% since 2014. BJP’s chief rival, …
  • The New India and the ticking time bomb 10 Nov 2019 02:34 The New India and the ticking time bomb - Imphal Times Editorial :: November 10 2019 - The making of a new India in the idea of Narendra Modi is moving towards its goal with the Supreme Court of India giving a landmark judgment in the Ayodhya case. Earlier …
  • The Meaning of India  10 Nov 2019 00:11 After his insightful book, Adi Shankaracharya, Pavan K Varma has come up with a collection of essays written over a period of six years. Named Chanakya’s View, it is based on the name of the column the author wrote for a national daily. Varma gives an …
  • India, a temple, and a mosque 09 Nov 2019 23:02 The Supreme Court verdict on Saturday, November 9, which recognises the Hindu claim over the disputed land, while directing the building of a mosque on a suitable plot elsewhere in Ayodhya, meets that promise, by and large. As the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri …
  • Delhi’s geography is truly cursed: Siddharth Singh, author of 'The Great Smog of India' 09 Nov 2019 18:16 Early this month, as it now happens every November, New Delhi and the NCR recorded acute levels of air pollution. But the debate on the issue is muddled by politics. In an email interview with Sruthijith KK, energy researcher and the author of The Great …
  • An arrest that bled India but gave BJP political heft 09 Nov 2019 17:57 Samastipur: The Supreme Court's verdict marking the denouement of the vexatious Ayodhya dispute might have riled or relieved the warring parties, but L K Advani, the hawk-turned-dove BJP patriarch, must be a happy man. The apex court verdict, which has …
  • CJI Ranjan Gogoi: The man who settled India's longest-running dispute 09 Nov 2019 17:50 I have never witnessed a Chief Justice of India speaking his mind in quite the way that Ranjan Gogoi did last week. The occasion was the book launch of my friend and fellow journalist Mrinal Talukdar. A CJI launching a book is itself a rarity, but Justice …
  • 'Ram temple politics has ended!' 09 Nov 2019 17:30 'The political fallout of the verdict on national politics is pregnant with incredible opportunities.' 'Post-judgment politics can change the ground rules of election campaigning in the coming decades,' says Sheela Bhatt. IMAGE: Muslims …
  • 'Strategic mistake' of revoking Kashmir's status will cost India its global reputation: British diplomat 09 Nov 2019 13:56 A PANEL debating the Kashmir crisis at Chatham House on Thursday evening had a fiery discussion about the role of Pakistan, India and the international community in the dispute, featuring former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw, Pakistan’s former permanent …
  • What the Supreme Court's Ayodhya judgment means for the future of the Republic of India 09 Nov 2019 13:56 The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya matter has settled the ‘title suit’ in favour of the main Hindu plaintiff — essentially the Vishwa Hindu Parishad — but it is clear that there is much more at stake for the country than the ownership of 2.77 acres …
  • Pak Sikhs urge India to facilitate access to Dera Baba Nanak 09 Nov 2019 13:37 Karachi/Lahore , Nov 9 (IANS) The Sikh community of Pakistan has urged India to facilitate access to Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. Pakistan Sikh Council (PSC) Patron-in-Chief Sardar Ramesh Singh Khalsa said the Kartarpur …
  • India’s Supreme Court Paves Way for Hindus to Build Temple on Disputed Spot 09 Nov 2019 09:28 NEW DELHI - India’s Supreme Court Saturday handed a disputed plot to Hindus, paving the way for the construction of a temple in the town of Ayodhya in northern India, where a Hindu mob tore down a 16th century mosque more than 25 years ago. Hajari Lal, a …
  • Time to accept the Ayodhya verdict & move on 09 Nov 2019 07:10 All parties to the Ayodhya dispute should accept the unanimous verdict of the Supreme Court on the subject and allow the country to move on. Let a grand temple be built at the site and a grand mosque, too, in the place allotted for its construction in …
  • 27 years on, after the Ayodhya verdict, another related case may get judgement 09 Nov 2019 05:57 New Delhi: After the Supreme Court (SC) passes Ayodhya verdict today, which is one of India's most sensitive and significant cases -- another related case in the title dispute might see face of judgement from a Lucknow court soon after. The second case …
  • India Steps Up Security Ahead of Key Verdict on Disputed Religious Site 09 Nov 2019 04:03 NEW DELHI - India’s Supreme Court will deliver a key verdict Saturday on the country’s oldest and most contentious dispute between Hindu and Muslim groups: control of a 2.77-acre site in the small northern town of Ayodhya, where a Hindu mob tore down a …
  • Nov 9 likely to redraw Pak-India fault lines afresh 09 Nov 2019 01:46 Nov 9 likely to redraw Pak-India fault lines afresh ISLAMABAD: Today (November 9, 2019) is likely to go down in history as the date which will impact relations between Pakistan and India for decades to come. The 800-acre massive Kartarpur Gurdarwara …
  • Pakistani Sikhs urge India to facilitate access to Dera Baba Nanak Gurdwara 08 Nov 2019 22:16 KARACHI/LAHORE: Pakistani Sikhs have urged India to facilitate access to the Gurdwara in Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district. Speaking to Geo.tv, Pakistan Sikh Council (PSC) Patron-in-Chief Sardar Ramesh Singh Khalsa said the Kartarpur Corridor's …
  • What is Mastodon? Promise of no ads, bias, hatred, trolls lures Twitter India users 08 Nov 2019 11:23 Melania Trump Praises Twitter, Facebook As True Partners The social media giants of the industry have been in turmoil. First Facebook for its political views and now Twitter over alleged bias, and users are already looking for new ways to connect socially …
  • No time for politics? Rajinikanth says BJP sent ... 08 Nov 2019 10:00 CHENNAI: Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said the BJP has not invited him to join the party, but insisted efforts were being made to paint him with "saffron", the idealogical colour the national party is associated with. Attempts were being made …
  • 'Horse-trading not in our culture,' says BJP on claims of offering money to Cong MLAs 08 Nov 2019 08:45 Mumbai: The BJP in Maharashtra on Friday strongly refuted allegations that it was engaging in horse-trading and offering money to MLAs of other parties to switch sides. State BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said such a practice is not part of the party…
  • Modi hails Advani’s role in making BJP ‘dominant pole’ in Indian politics 08 Nov 2019 06:44 New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday and lauded his role in making the party “a dominant pole of Indian politics”. The Prime Minister met Advani at his residence …
  • Made BJP dominant pole of Indian politics: Modi's birthday greetings to Advani 08 Nov 2019 06:36 NEW DELHI: As BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani turned 92 on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled his contribution in shaping the party and making it a "dominant pole" of Indian politics. The prime minister, who visited the veteran leader …
  • India Issues Countrywide Alert, Dispatches Troops Ahead of Communally Sensitive Ayodhya Verdict 08 Nov 2019 06:04 Asia & Pacific 13:46 07.11.2019(updated 08:25 08.11.2019) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): At the centre of the dispute is a piece of land in the Ayodhya district of northern Uttar Pradesh, 1,100 km (700 miles) from New Delhi, which is claimed by …
  • India’s Iconic Film Star Amitabh Bachchan Marks 50 Years in Bollywood 08 Nov 2019 04:00 NEW DELHI – India’s iconic film star Amitabh Bachchan completed on Thursday 50 years in cinema that have seen him transforming from an angry-young-man image to the larger-than-life Bollywood idol and more. Bachchan’s debut film, “Saat Hindustani” hit the …
  • What FA of IM & Govt of India says? :: B. Angousana Sharma 08 Nov 2019 03:44 What the Frame Work Agreement of NSCN-IM and the Government of India says? B. Angousana Sharma * The Senior Citizens of Manipur; the forums of Imphal East and West; the Women Organisations of Manipur are requested to hold an urgent meeting in regard of …
  • Dirty Indian Politics Have No Answer for the World’s Most Toxic Air 07 Nov 2019 23:45 (Bloomberg) -- The politics of pollution in India’s capital New Delhi are as noxious as city’s air. While Delhi chokes, politicians squabble in an annual phenomenon that lasts for an intense few weeks at the start of winter, then dies down as pollution …
  • Another Kumudben Joshi? 07 Nov 2019 21:35 Hyderabad: A series of eerie parallels between the Governorship of Kumudben Joshi, who led by strong political convictions took the-then chief minister N.T. Rama Rao head-on, leading to a series of confrontations between the first citizen and head of …
  • Dad backed my entry into politics: Kamal Haasan 07 Nov 2019 21:35 Ramanathapuram: Actor-politician celebrated his 65th birthday at his native Paramakudi near here by unveiling a bust of his late father D Srinivasan and announcing the setting up of a Skill Development Centre by his family to help the youth hone their …
  • Tension in air at Ram Lalla's Ayodhya abode 07 Nov 2019 21:35 Ayodhya: As saffron flags flutter on either side of this fire- and water-proof ‘home’ of the Lord, attired in bright green, ‘Jai Shri Ram’ reverberates as Ram bhakts slowly make their way through a snaky corridor that is lined, cage-like, with metal mesh, …
  • Commentary: Why India walked away from Asia’s mega free trade deal 07 Nov 2019 09:02 NEW DELHI: India’s decision to drop out of Asia’s mega free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), is the outcome of a hard-nosed calculation. By stepping aside at the last minute, even as the remaining 15 members of the …
  • The China factor in Sri Lanka’s politics 07 Nov 2019 05:18 India’s Buddhist neighbours, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, are preparing for fresh elections in the coming months. While Sri Lanka’s presidential elections are just around the corner, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to face the electorate next year. India …
  • What a ‘saffronised’ Thiruvalluvar says of Tamil politics 07 Nov 2019 05:18 He’s a celebrated ancient Tamil poet and philosopher, and the author of the Thirukkural, a collection of rhyming couplets. His work has been acclaimed by philosophers, theologians and literary savants around the world. Much of India, beyond the Tamil- …
  • Congress MP meets Nitin Gadkari, says no politics discussed 06 Nov 2019 21:51 The meeting sent the rumor mills running in the political circles into overtime. New Delhi: In a major twist to the political power play in Maharashtra, Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel on Wednesday morning called on Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari at …
  • No barrier to Bangladeshi private channels in India, says information minister 06 Nov 2019 20:25 “The barrier is from the cable operators. They charge very high fees,” he said after a meeting with visiting Indian Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar at the secretariat in Dhaka on Tuesday. Javadekar, who is also charged with the …
  • Pakistan Army not involved in politics or dharna: DG ISPR 06 Nov 2019 19:06 Pakistan Army not involved in politics or dharna: DG ISPR RAWALPINDI: Maulana Fazlur Rehman's Azadi March is a political activity, the armed forces have nothing to do with it, said DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, on Wednesday.  The DG ISPR said …
  • DG ISPR says Army has no role in politics 06 Nov 2019 16:52 RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that the Army is an impartial institution and has nothing to do with politics. The DG ISPR said that the Army is busy with matters pertaining to …
  • India and the Mistrust Economy 06 Nov 2019 06:23 Countries with strong governments often end up with weak economies, and India, after years of impressive growth, risks becoming one of them. The World Bank recently released its annual report comparing the ease of doing business in 190 countries, and India …
  • India's First Surgical Strike 06 Nov 2019 05:36 'Shastri told General Chaudhuri, 'I want to reach Lahore before they enter Kashmir'.' 'Today, many regard this initiative of Shastri as the first surgical strike.' A revealing excerpt from Dr Sandeep Shastri's Lal Bahadur …
  • Delhi pollution: Protesters at India Gate demand government action 06 Nov 2019 03:40 The protest saw participation from people of all classes, children, their parents and the elderly. (Express photo: Vidhi Verma) In the wake of the air pollution reaching alarming levels in Delhi, hundreds of people gathered near the Amar Jawan Jyoti at …
  • Davis Cup: Pakistan slams India, to appeal decision 05 Nov 2019 21:59 Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is set to appeal against the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) decision to shift the upcoming Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie out of Islamabad. “We have a right to …
  • Toxic air, hungry kids: Divisive politics rules 05 Nov 2019 20:04 Malnutrition and air pollution are among the top health risks facing India. Delhi has recently had a burst of unseasonal rain – a big relief amid the dangerous air pollution, officially labelled a public health emergency. Perhaps, folks in other cities …
  • Why the European Parliament Group’s Kashmir Visit Backfired on India 05 Nov 2019 18:56 AdvertisingOn October 29, the Indian government ushered 27 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) into the Kashmir Valley, which has been in a state of lockdown since its constitutionally-guaranteed partial autonomy was revoked on August 5. An obvious …
  • India Had Good Reason to Pull out of RCEP 05 Nov 2019 18:56 AdvertisingDuring a summit in Bangkok, Thailand on November 4, India decided to opt out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The official reason given for opting out was that India’s key concerns about agriculture and …
  • Davis Cup: India-Pakistan tennis tie moved to neutral venue 05 Nov 2019 18:30 A highly anticipated Davis Cup tennis fixture between India and Pakistan this month has been moved from Islamabad to a neutral venue due to security concerns amid heightened political tensions over the disputed Kashmir region. The decision by the …
  • Emergence of majoritarian politics in modern India 05 Nov 2019 17:43 By: Dr Rajkumar Singh The politics of majoritarianism brought a new twist in Indian politics and society as well. By practicing it, the Congress paved the way for the more ideologically committed and organisationally cohesive forces of Hindutva– the BJP, …
  • PM Modi's Trumpian trade exit may be a tactical retreat for India 05 Nov 2019 13:58 By Iain Marlow and Shruti Srivastava As Indian officials held last-minute talks on joining the world’s biggest regional trade deal at a summit in Bangkok, farmers back home were launching nationwide demonstrations -- chanting, holding up placards and …
  • Politics of Maharashtra changing, Sena will continue fight for justice: Sanjay Raut 05 Nov 2019 08:32 Mumbai: Amid the deadlock over government formation in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday reiterated that the state's next chief minister will be from his party. He said the politics of Maharashtra was changing and his party …
  • Watch – Sen. Dick Durbin to India's Visa Workers: ‘It Is Good that You Come to America’ 05 Nov 2019 07:29 When confronted in Illinois, Durbin told the Indian contract workers on Sunday that he wants more foreign workers hired in American workplaces: I believe in expanding immigration to this country. I believe it is good for America and it is good that you …
  • RCEP: By opting out of it, India shows that now it fears the world 05 Nov 2019 07:18 India, which has for some years now been raising walls against the rest of the world, appears to have definitively turned its back on freer trade. Fifteen of the 16 countries involved in negotiations agreed on November 4 to sign up to the giant trade …
  • OPINION - The Kashmir Conundrum- Pressures and Pulls of Geo-Politics 05 Nov 2019 06:08 Why is an economically unstable Europe worried that the ‘Current situation in Kashmir is not good and not sustainable?’ How does Kashmir figure in the geo-political strategies of UK and USA at present? Simply, what, if any, is the link between past and …
  • Was Gandhi ‘Hindian’? The redefining of India 05 Nov 2019 01:17 Many Gandhi statues abroad seem to be mired in controversy. The controversy over a statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Manchester in northwest England is further confirmation of the official determination to redefine India. Gandhi had already been …
  • India’s Supreme Court Is About to Settle a 500-Year-Old Religious Dispute 04 Nov 2019 22:45 Ostensibly a plot of land of 2.77 acres (1.12 hectares) in Ayodhya, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. For more than seven decades, right-wing Hindu campaigners have been pushing to build a grand temple there for the warrior god Ram, who they …
  • India refuses to join world's largest trade deal, signed by Australia at ASEAN 04 Nov 2019 21:33 Updated November 05, 2019 08:25:06 Leaders of 15 Asia-Pacific nations have agreed to terms on the world's largest trade deal, pressing ahead with the pact even though India refused to join. Key points: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership …
  • Indo-Pak Davis Cup tie moves away from Pakistan, Rohit Rajpal is India's non-playing captain 04 Nov 2019 19:50 By PTI NEW DELHI: In a big relief for India's national tennis federation, the world governing body ITF on Monday decided to shift country's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan from Islamabad to a neutral venue, hours after Rohit Rajpal was named the …
  • The crisis in Dalit-Bahujan politics 04 Nov 2019 19:07 The political mobilisation of Dalit-Bahujans in India is in the midst of an epistemic crisis. Though it entered the mainstream riding on steep identitarianism, and independent and ‘autonomous’ mobilisation, Dalit-Bahujan politics has unfortunately become …
  • Asia Pacific leaders agree to world's largest trade deal but India holds out 04 Nov 2019 14:24 Posted November 05, 2019 00:55:56 Leaders of 15 Asia-Pacific nations have agreed to terms on the world's largest trade deal, pressing ahead with the pact even though India waivered in joining. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership covers …
  • Like Rajini, Vijay lets his films speak politics 04 Nov 2019 14:16 Despite all the swirling speculation over his political entry, indications are that actor Vijay may follow in Rajinikanth’s footsteps of letting his films talk politics as long as possible and decide on his direct entry on a later day, says N Sathiya …
  • In The Politics Of Fighting Pollution, Everyone Is Guilty 04 Nov 2019 05:01 It's petty politics and not fighting pollution. That is why Delhi NCR and much of north India is struggling to breathe. And all the players are equally to blame as they try, cleverly (or so they think), and pass the buck. Add to the cauldron a Delhi …
  • Sectarian Politics and Rising Violence Against Women, a Primer on Why Businesses Fail, Rediscovering Akbar 04 Nov 2019 00:46 You may like to read about an important aspect regarding violence against women; gain insights on how and why the once mighty giants of the corporate world have fallen by the wayside; and finally find out why Mughal Emperor Akbar earned the title of The …
  • World's largest trade deal RCEP faces delay as India pushes back against China 03 Nov 2019 23:18 The world’s largest trade deal is unlikely to be signed this year, with a draft statement from south-east Asian leaders suggesting it will be delayed until 2020, despite China’s desire to bring it into operation as soon as possible as a counterweight to …
  • The deeper politics of deep sea ports 03 Nov 2019 21:02 The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy of the Chinese government aimed at enhancing regional connectivity and cooperation among the Eurasian countries—primarily the People’s Republic of China and the countries that spread along the …
  • India's New Delhi hits 'unbearable' pollution levels, equivalent to smoking 33 cigarettes a day 03 Nov 2019 19:09 Posted November 04, 2019 05:01:58 Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns has reached the worst levels so far this year, with authorities in the capital having declared a public health emergency and ordered the closure of schools. Key points: New …
  • Pollution soars, Delhi chokes: But netas choking with politics 03 Nov 2019 14:20 New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Not just Delhi’s air that is turning toxic but the political war of words too is turning one. In a press conference held in Delhi, just hours before the odd-even scheme kicks in the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party targeted BJP …
  • Wary of China's embrace, India holds out in trade talks at ASEAN summit 03 Nov 2019 05:49 Posted November 03, 2019 16:40:46 The Federal Government is hopeful that what could be the world's largest trade deal will be signed early in the new year, even though last-minute demands have stalled negotiations ahead of this weekend's ASEAN …
  • The reality behind India-Saudi Arabia's growing ties 02 Nov 2019 18:03 Harsh V Pant Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia last week — his second in three years — was important both symbolically as well as substantively. Ostensibly, this visit was about Modi delivering a keynote at the high-profile Future …
  • Politics of 'Bengaliness' breaks out after Kulgam attack 02 Nov 2019 12:14 Image Source : AP A bullet-ridden wall is seen near the spot where labourers from Bengal where shot dead by gunmen in Katrasoo village, south of Srinagar. Within hours after the Kulgam attack on Tuesday that killed six labourers from West Bengal working in …
  • Politics over pollution as Delhi continues to suffer 02 Nov 2019 09:51 NEW DELHI: The severe air pollution causing health emergency in Delhi that has grabbed international headlines, however politicians are busy playing politics over the issue. The situation may dissipate by Saturday-Sunday as favourable weather conditions is …
  • Don’t play politics, respect verdict: Muslim clerics 02 Nov 2019 04:09 NEW DELHI: Leading clerics issued appeals to the Muslim community during prayers at various mosques in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to maintain peace and not issue any inflammatory statements after the Ayodhya verdict is delivered by the Supreme Court this …
  • Angela Merkel meets five women including AAP leader Atishi, Karuna Nundy during two day India trip 01 Nov 2019 18:42 By PTI NEW DELHI: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday met five women including senior AAP leader Atishi and Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy here, sources said. She also met YourStory founder Shradha Sharma, Brookings India director of research …
  • Twitter's move to ban political advertising unlikely to impact India: Campaigners, advertisers 01 Nov 2019 11:30 NEW DELHI: Advertisers and digital campaigners for national political parties said Twitter's move to ban all political advertising across markets is unlikely to make much of an impact in India as political parties do not use paid, promoted tweets to …
  • Are Gun days gone in Northeast India 01 Nov 2019 08:26 The Northeast has been relatively peaceful this year with significant drop in insurgency related fatalities and activities. With this changing scenario, there is a voice in support of paradigm shift in the Northeastern region’s security policy which has …