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  • Five years of missteps 22 May 2019 19:56 Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in New Delhi. (Source: PTI/File) With a resounding mandate, historically-low oil prices and unprecedented average growth rates in the 2004-2014 period, the Narendra Modi government had no excuses …
  • Why Left still relevant at the national level 22 May 2019 19:36 This election was fought on agendas originally set by the Left Front. From just four rooms in a decrepit state-run school, in which the Communist Party of India (Marxist) set up base in the sixties in Kolkata, the state headquarters today has grown into a …
  • Populist alliances of ‘cowboys and Indians’ are protecting rural lands 22 May 2019 19:35 A diverse coalition is resisting pipelines and other big projects. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Zoltan Grossman, Evergreen State College The sea of red on recent election maps make it look like rural areas are uniformly populated by Republicans. And …
  • The Domestic Dividends of Modi’s Look West Policy 22 May 2019 17:57 Modi broke with BJP precedent to pursue Arab states. The foreign policy rationale is obvious, but there’s a domestic political logic as well. By Chirayu Thakkar for The Diplomat May 22, 2019 When Narendra Modi ascended to power in 2014 with a thumping …
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg’s horrible history 22 May 2019 17:47 In this book, the leading Conservative Party backbench MP and Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg celebrates the Victorian age as a “period of moral certainty, of success”, and, above all, an age of faith. “Sadly,” however, he laments, “society these days… has so …
  • The art of balanced journalism in a polarised world 22 May 2019 17:31 You, the reader, are our raison d'être, and we endeavour to meet your expectations. Not many days go by at the Khaleej Times newsroom when friends or fans of different political parties in India or Pakistan or the UK or the US or one of the several …
  • The message, from the road 22 May 2019 17:25 This will be India’s first election where women have their say. Issues such as Sabarimala, triple talaq, Me Too, demonetisation, Ujjwala and toilets, have activated political opinions of women who — up until now — generally voted in line with their family …
  • It’s not too late to nationalise British Steel 22 May 2019 17:24 The fate of British Steel is evidence that our economic model is broken, and that if we want a new kind of economy to thrive, we need decisive action from government. It should be nationalised, and it’s not too late. At stake is not just one firm, its 4, …
  • Ai Weiwei sues Volkswagen for copyright infringement 22 May 2019 16:11 Artist Ai Weiweiis taking Volkswagen / Skandinavisk Motor Co. to court for copyright infringement, as the company published a magazine advertisement for the car VW Polo in 2017 that featured one of his art installations as a backdrop. The trial started …
  • Lok Sabha 2019: A Sunny day for Deol Jr? Will the ‘Rangeela’ girl shine? Can Gambhir score on debut? 22 May 2019 15:16 NEW DELHI: The world's biggest elections process - conducted over seven phases - concluded on Sunday. After the five-week exercise, all eyes are now fixed on the final outcome. As the counting of votes begins on Thursday morning 8:00 am, there is much …
  • Drones, virtual reality and good old analysis, TV channels pull out the stops for counting day 22 May 2019 15:15 Drones that fly overhead to give a "bird's eye view", Rs 1 lakh cash prize if you guess the winner right and good old analysis, television channels are moving from the fantastical to the mundane to entice viewers on counting day Thursday. …
  • These unseen pictures are proof Radhika Merchant knows how to party hard - mumbai guide 22 May 2019 14:59 Pictures of Radhika Merchant partying with her friends in a Mumbai pub surfaced the internet an people can't stop talking about it. Pic courtesy/Instagram Radhika Merchant grabbed attention ever since the two high-end weddings of the decade, Isha …
  • News Digest: A sharp, speed read of the day's headlines 22 May 2019 14:12 Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day. Chinese accuse Trump for deteriorating relations: China’s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday in an interview with Fox News that Washington …
  • India open to sharing economic prosperity with the world, says envoy 22 May 2019 13:43 India is open to sharing its economic prosperity and business opportunities with the world for a more stable and prosperous future, Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf said here on Wednesday. Addressing a gathering of 300 delegates, …
  • Opposition Putting On "Horror Show" Over Poll Defeat: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 22 May 2019 13:22 Unable to digest "defeat of the dynasty", they want to discredit democracy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Attacking the Congress and other opposition parties for raising concerns about EVMs, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said they want …
  • Sidhu, Yeddyurappa, Madhya Pradesh - Congress Alarms Are Ringing 22 May 2019 12:02 The Modi majority predicted by the exit polls seems to have been the tipping point for Amit Shah to launch a vigorous new "Operation Lotus" to dismantle (to borrow Rahul Gandhi's word of choice) the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and …
  • In Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens 22 May 2019 11:20 In Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens NAYABANS, India: Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith …
  • Nitish, Uddhav, Paswan join Modi at unity show 22 May 2019 10:57 Most exit polls have predicted that the NDA is likely to retaining power. Verdict of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be declared on May 23. New Delhi: Confident of retaining power at the Centre, the BJP-led NDA on Tuesday showcased its unity over dinner …
  • Muslims urged to devise mechanism against menace of terrorism 22 May 2019 10:49 Muslims urged to devise mechanism against menace of terrorism ISLAMABAD: Leadership of different religious and political organisations of Pakistan and different religious sects while denouncing prevailing wave of terrorism in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan has …
  • May 22, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Rice price politics 22 May 2019 10:22 From this author The front page of The Indian Express. (Archives) Major rice-growing states pleaded for a much higher procurement price for paddy than Rs 90 a quintal recommended by the Agricultural Prices Commission for the 1979-80 marketing season. …
  • Mumbai Mahila Cong seeks FIR against Vivek Obero... 22 May 2019 10:22 MUMBAI (MAHARASHTRA): Mumbai Mahila Congress on Tuesday wrote to police seeking to lodge an FIR against actor Vivek Oberoi for his 'obnoxious statement on women in a meme which has insulted the modesty of women.' The committee has demanded police …
  • Arunachal MLA, son among 11 shot dead by suspected Naga militants 22 May 2019 10:13 Aboh was vocal in his criticism of NSCN (I-M). Suspected NSCN militants Tuesday gunned down sitting MLA and Assembly candidate Tirong Aboh and ten others, including his son and security personnel, in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district. Police said …
  • 5 innovations Rajiv Gandhi brought to India 22 May 2019 10:09 Image Source : PTI Rajiv Gandhi At the age of 40, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India after his mother Indira Gandhi was assassinated. He was the Prime Minister from 1984 till 1989. His tenure was one full of highlights. From Anti- …
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviews security for Amarnath Yatra 22 May 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday reviewed security arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on July 1. "In a meeting held at the state Raj Bhawan in …
  • Muslim cleric calls for special supplications for favourable election results 22 May 2019 09:23 Category: India, News, Top Stories Posted by Rasia Hashmi Published: May 22, 2019, 1:00 pm IST Updated: May 22, 2019, 1:02 pm IST Meerut: Upset with the exit poll results by various news channels, a senior cleric at renowned seminary Darul Uloom Deoband …
  • Unable to digest 'defeat of dynasty', Opposition wants to discredit democracy: Naqvi 22 May 2019 09:15 'Their failure and embarrassment on providing evidence against EVMs during the discussion was like 'Khoda Pahad Nikli Chuhiya',' he said. New Delhi: Attacking the Congress and other opposition parties for raising concerns about EVMs, senior …
  • Bhaichung Bhutia takes the field, has major goals for his Hamro Sikkim Party 22 May 2019 09:15 Our main idea is to make it a youth party which works woman empowerment, Bhutia said. Mumbai: Bhaichung Bhutia has been a prominent face of Indian football for over a decade. The Sikkim-born footballer is considered to be the torchbearer of Indian Football …
  • Vijay M. Rao, MD, Celebrates More Than 40 Years of Professional Excellence in Radiology 22 May 2019 08:51 Dr. Vijay M. Rao is a leading expert in head and neck imaging.     PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 22, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Vijay M. Rao, MD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals …
  • A Guide to the Drama and Dynamics Behind India’s Historic Elections 22 May 2019 08:43 On Thursday, India will announce the results of the world’s largest democratic exercise, after hundreds of millions of people voted over six weeks to select the country’s Parliament. But more broadly, the election has become a sweeping referendum on the …
  • Andy Haldane: ‘We have allowed the voluntary sector to wither’ 22 May 2019 08:40 Much of the discussion of the fourth industrial revolution relates to the disruptive impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, and big data on the world of work and business. It could lead to huge gains in productivity, wealth creation and …
  • The Guardian view on Greens in Europe: hopeful signs 22 May 2019 08:08 An enlarged Green group in the European parliament would drive climate policy forward, and prove that the activism of recent months has been effective German climate activist Luisa Marie Neubauer (left) and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) …
  • Ailing Gandhi-led party unlikely to find miracle in Indian election 22 May 2019 07:50 The Congress party's attempted rebound has been complicated not just by Modi's enduring appeal — Indian stocks rose on his favourable exit polls — but also by smaller regional parties that are fighting intensely for a larger share of the political …
  • Review: City Of Dreams is surprisingly sexy! 22 May 2019 06:55 After 20 plus years of threatening to offer us new sensations, Nagesh Kukunoor has finally let it rip, raves Sreehari Nair. Despite the campiness in its title song and the shoddiness of its production values, Nagesh Kukunoor’s City Of Dreams is a …
  • Outsiders Take on Dems Lampitt and Greenwald in South Jersey’s District 6 22 May 2019 06:53 Julian Jordan III and Danie Moss-Velasco, Democratic Assembly candidates in the 6th District South Jersey’s 6th Legislative District is likely to remain in Democratic hands come November, but its primary race is an interesting one. It pits two long-term …
  • The aspirational generation behind India's bold China ambitions 22 May 2019 06:45 With its modern steel and glass aesthetic, chic restaurants and hangout spots, the tech and business hub in the satellite town of Gurugram -- less than 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the capital New Delhi -- represents a confident India. In the complex, …
  • Inside Modi's playbook to winning elections 22 May 2019 06:23 by Iain Marlow On a cool Delhi evening in November 2016, Narendra Modi hastily called a national address to make the most consequential decision of his premiership: Effective at midnight, some 86 percent of India’s cash would no longer be valid in a bid to …
  • Thank you for the music, Mr Carrapiett! Edward Carrapiett (1936-2019) 22 May 2019 05:53 Long before we had FM radio and their 24/7 offering of music or ‘RJs’ to interact with, we had the single option of Radio Pakistan to provide news and entertainment. And in that single option was the smooth, sophisticated, suave voice of Edward (“Eddie …
  • Adani delays lead Annastacia Palaszczuk to ask Coordinator-General to intervene 22 May 2019 05:25 Updated May 22, 2019 15:19:17 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has asked the Coordinator-General to oversee the approvals process for the Adani coal project saying both she and the community were "fed up" with waiting for the department …
  • China hails Modi victory. This is why 22 May 2019 04:30 There is a sense of relief in Beijing that Modi will be at the helm of affairs in Delhi at a critical juncture in the geopolitics of the region, says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi with Chinese President Xi …
  • At NDA meeting, PM Modi expresses concern over 'needless controversy' on EVMs 22 May 2019 04:22 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday expressed concern over the “needless controversy” created by the Opposition over EVMs at a meeting of NDA leaders, even as the ruling alliance laid out its agenda for the next five years if it is elected to …
  • Solly Moeng: SA’s brand ambassadorship must begin at home 22 May 2019 04:19 Someone recently asked me what role I thought South Africans in the diaspora should be playing to support the country’s global marketing messages for leisure and business tourism, investment and the drive by tertiary institutions to attract fee-paying …
  • 'We need some certainty': Fed-up Palaszczuk escalates Adani process 22 May 2019 04:04 Updated May 22, 2019 13:57:02 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has asked the Coordinator-General to oversee the approvals process for the Adani coal project saying both she and the community were "fed up" with waiting for the department …
  • Forging the Future 22 May 2019 03:39 For Jan Reiff, activism means caring about issues beyond one’s self and then acting to make positive change on those issues. “It’s where you harness your emotions and your strong feelings to figure out how to make that turn into something,” said Reiff, a …
  • Modi shows confidence as opposition dismisses... 22 May 2019 03:33 Counting of votes cast in the seven-phase contest will take place on Thursday. Political allies swathed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term in a general …
  • 'We need some certainty': Fed-up Premier ups ante over Adani approvals 22 May 2019 03:27 Updated May 22, 2019 13:21:05 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has asked the Coordinator-General to oversee the approvals process for the Adani coal project saying both she and the community were "fed up" with waiting for the department …
  • 2019 Indian Elections – Interview With Ganesh Malviya 22 May 2019 02:52 With the 2019 Indian general election in full swing and results not too far off, we have seen a rise in both hyper-nationalism, and young liberals who want to change the country for the better of the people. We are once more speaking to Ganesh Malviya, who …
  • Unsurprisingly, the prospect of Modi’s return is most distressing for India’s minorities 22 May 2019 02:49 IF the exit polls are to be believed, Narendra Modi appears headed to return to power for another five-year term. Defying the pre-poll forecast, the right-wing BJP-lead coalition is expected to win a comfortable majority, riding on the wave of Hindu …
  • Indian elections: Will India's 'divider in chief' win again? 22 May 2019 01:01 (MENAFN - The Conversation) Spread over a month and a half and split into seven phases, the long and arduouselection process in Indiahas drawn to a close. Now, the country and the world waits with bated breath to find out who will control the destiny of …
  • Thailand morning news for May 22, 2019 - AEC News Today 22 May 2019 00:40 Planning unit cuts growth forecast The government’s planning unit has lowered its full-year GDP growth forecast to 3.3-3.8% from 3.5-4.5% after the economy grew at its slowest pace in more than four years in the first quarter. — Bangkok Post Bhumjaithai to …
  • Bollywood actor who campaigned for Stephen Harper was granted Canadian citizenship by Conservative government 21 May 2019 23:22 A fan asks Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for an autograph as he arrives with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife Laureen at a campaign event in Brampton, Ont., on Friday, April 8, 2011. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/File In the thick of the …
  • The 'personality politics' of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump 21 May 2019 23:22 Image copyright BBC/Getty Images Image caption Similar to the "Make America Great Again", its all about "NaMo Again" for BJP supporters In this year's Indian election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi clocked up more than 140 …
  • The future of energy won't be decided by voters — opinion 21 May 2019 22:08 Who decides the future of energy – the producers, or the consumers? It’s a question that’s been asked at least since the 1970s, when the growing muscle of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the 1973 oil embargo sparked the founding of …
  • Mumbai Mahila Congress seeks FIR against Vivek Oberoi for insulting women's modesty 21 May 2019 21:48 [India], May 21 (ANI): Mumbai Mahila Congress on Tuesday wrote to police seeking to lodge an FIR against actor Vivek Oberoi for his 'obnoxious statement on women in a meme which has insulted the modesty of women.' The committee has demanded police …
  • India’s Rightward Turn 21 May 2019 21:04 michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” Today: India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has governed as a right-wing populist whose nationalist message has pitted Hindus against Muslims. My colleague Jeffrey …
  • When You Dream Of California, Does Water Come To Mind? It Should 21 May 2019 20:58 With Meghna Chakrabarti The quest to find and move water has always been essential to the California dream. We talk with Mark Arax, author of “The Dreamt Land.” Guest Mark Arax, author of “The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California.” He …
  • NDA represents country's expectations, ambitions: Prime Minister Modi 21 May 2019 20:13 [India], May 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that NDA was an alliance, which would represent the country's expectations and ambitions. "We have become an organic entity. NDA has played an important role in fulfilling the …
  • Multi-Faith Iftar Returns to Unitarian Church in Sag Harbor 21 May 2019 19:28 Fizzah Idrees is a working mother of two, with a successful career as a physician’s assistant at East End Cardiology, who was born and raised in the United States. In other words, she is an average American. She is also Muslim, and for some people, that …
  • NDA is a pillar of democracy: PM Modi 21 May 2019 19:19 New Delhi: Confident of retaining power at the Centre, the BJP-led NDA on Tuesday showcased its unity over dinner ahead of the counting of votes on May 23 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi terming his government’s tenure as a “successful experiment” and …
  • NDA allies express faith in Modi, say India no more a soft state 21 May 2019 18:46 New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The constituents of BJP-led NDA allies on Tuesday expressed full faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of results of Lok Sabha elections, saying the past five years have brought about a change in Indias …
  • Is RSS still a ‘cultural’ organisation? 21 May 2019 17:33 India’s most influential NGO, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has grown rapidly, as discussed in my recent book, The RSS: A View to the Inside (co-authored with Sridhar Damle). This book, something of a sequel to my earlier one, The Brotherhood in …
  • 'House of Cards' actress: 'I had to bring it' 21 May 2019 16:33 Sakina Jaffrey comes from a family of trailblazers. Her mother helped introduce Indian cuisine to the West, her late father was a high-profile actor and her adoptive father was the first African-American musician in the New York Philharmonic. "I …
  • What exit polls are missing about the Indian voters 21 May 2019 16:13 Worse than the exit polls is the fact that the results don't start rolling in until Thursday. India's parliamentary election concluded on Sunday followed by several exit polls - all of which showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi returning to power. …
  • India’s Modi confident as exit polls predict a clear win 21 May 2019 15:48 New Delhi — Political allies swathed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term in a general election, but the opposition Congress party dismissed predictions that …
  • India election- how will the Chinese community factor play out in Kolkata? India 21 May 2019 15:44 West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress woos Kolkata’s Chinese community as it faces a tough fight from Narendra Modi’s BJP Though they do not have the numbers to influence government policy, the head of the Chinese Indian Association says voting is an …
  • Will foe-turned-friends and their caste math decide UP's fate on result day? 21 May 2019 14:24 Express News Service LUCKNOW: With the outcome of the big battle of 2019 just a day away, all parties have gone into a huddle to review their seat-by-seat performance in India's most crucial state. While the ruling BJP banks heavily on its UP show to …
  • India’s Modi shows confidence as opposition dismisses ominous exit polls 21 May 2019 14:09 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Political allies swathed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term in a general election, but the opposition Congress party dismissed …
  • Risks of unilateral governance of digital trade 21 May 2019 13:28 CONTRIBUTING, WRITERS - Recent developments in the U.S.-China trade war, particularly on issues of digital trade, reflect the deficiencies of international law. Specifically, recent unilateral actions by both sides show how multilateral institutions such …
  • Huawei, India, Rihanna: Your Tuesday Briefing 21 May 2019 13:23 (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the impact of U.S. efforts to shut out Huawei, the future of India’s government and Rihanna’s next act. A victory for Mr. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party would confirm …
  • In an Indian village, Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens 21 May 2019 11:54 By Krishna N. Das, Zeba Siddiqui and Aftab Ahmed NAYABANS, India (Reuters) - Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either faith chatted when …
  • Five reasons why many Indians voted for Modi’s BJP 21 May 2019 11:20 “Five minutes. Do nothing. Let things happen.” This is what Bheru Lal believes Narendra Modi said after a train was burnt down in Godhra in 2002, allowing Muslims to be killed under his watch as chief minister. The 26-year-old Bhil Adivasi, who drives a …
  • Indian youth optimistic about economy than global counterparts 21 May 2019 11:01 While the country is awaiting the result of the Lok Sabha elections, the youth of the country seems to have a positive and hopeful outlook towards the economic, political and social situation in the country. According to the recent 2019 Deloitte Global …
  • Pranab Mukherjee Speaks For First Time On RSS Visit 21 May 2019 10:46 Speaking to Sonia Singh, in her book, 'Defining India: Through Their Eyes', the former President remains a master of political nuance. Speaking for the first time on a range of issues, he talks of his reaction when Prime Minister Narendra Modi …
  • When Arjun Kapoor would have told you, 'Chal jhoota' 21 May 2019 10:42 'Ishaqzaade released on May 11, 2012. It has been seven years.' 'But if you had spoken to me on May 10, 2012, and said that I would do 13 film with so many good directors and actors, I would have said, 'Chal jhoota.'' IMAGE: Arjun …
  • It's very shameful: Anupam Kher slams Vivek Ober... 21 May 2019 10:26 Actress Esha Gupta said the tweet was just a reflection of who Oberoi is. PTI| May 21, 2019, 03.34 PM IST Agencies Vivek Oberoi (L) and Anupam Kher (R). MUMBAI: Actor Anupam Kher has slammed Vivek Oberoi for sharing a meme about Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan' …
  • Election 2019: Mockery of a campaign 21 May 2019 10:23 If anything became clear during this campaign, it is this: Mr Modi can bat on almost any wicket and hit the ball over the ropes, says T N Ninan. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi at Badrinath, May 19, 2019. Most people might have expected that …
  • Australia election could have global climate impact 21 May 2019 10:18 SYDNEY: Brutal droughts, floods and wildfires were expected to make the environment a pivotal issue in Australia's election, instead victory for the climate change-sceptic Liberal party could have global implications. Australia's Liberal-National …
  • The Dispatch: How a Controversy Over Women Entering This Temple Is Shaping India’s Election 21 May 2019 09:39 By Jeffrey Gettleman and Emma Cott The results of India’s election will be announced on Thursday, and exit polls indicate that the right-wing populist Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take another five-year term. Modi is a divisive figure. Critics say his …
  • In India’s Election, Ailing Congress Party Is Unlikely to Find Its Miracle 21 May 2019 09:39 NEW DELHI — For much of India’s history since independence from British rule, the Indian National Congress dominated the country’s political scene. Even when its decline began, the party still maintained power. After all, it was the party of towering …
  • Twinkle Khanna imitates PM Modi's meditation pose; Twitterati is not pleased 21 May 2019 09:03 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meditation memes have been doing the round since Sunday after pictures from his Kedarnath trip took the Internet by storm. Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who makes sure to keep her fans entertained with …
  • India’s Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant 21 May 2019 08:44 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s main opposition Congress party has told its workers not to lose heart and to remain vigilant at vote-count centers after exit polls predicted a clear election victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A supporter of India' …
  • New Indian government faces crucial foreign policy decisions, say US experts 21 May 2019 07:04 By PTI WASHINGTON: Eminent Indian experts in the US believe that the next Indian government to be formed after the declaration of the election results on May 23 faces crucial foreign policy decisions, particularly in the economic realm. "No matter who …
  • Book Review; The secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey and the Future of Secularism 21 May 2019 02:46 The secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey and the Future of Secularism by Sumantra Bose, 2018; pp 380. US$ 32.11 Paperback: 388 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 7, 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1108454860 ISBN-13:  …
  • Energy’s Future Splits Indian and Australian Polls 21 May 2019 01:05 By David Fickling | Bloomberg May 20 at 8:24 PM Who decides the future of energy – the producers, or the consumers? It’s a question that’s been asked at least since the 1970s, when the growing muscle of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and …
  • India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi’s border politics 20 May 2019 23:19 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi - a divisive prime minister The outcome of India's general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest - what does it …
  • India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics 20 May 2019 23:16 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi - a divisive prime minister The outcome of India's general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest - what does it …
  • COMMENTARY: Cole’s conquest looms, amid concerns for the future of Indian Country 20 May 2019 22:06 Tom Cole. Photo provided. Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – In the nation’s capital, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, is close to achieving his greatest triumph. If he pulls it off, it will be great for the tribe to which he belongs (the Chickasaw …
  • Rahul Gandhi should realise Indian elections aren't a love-hate wrestling bout 20 May 2019 21:27 Rahul Gandhi hugged Modi.ANI If the verdict on May 23 is on the lines of the exit polls, Rahul Gandhi will be more lonely as he stands amid the deafening silence of his party's electoral graveyard. If the exit polls prove right, which is more likely …
  • Politics from the pulpit 20 May 2019 21:20 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 17, 2019. Over the seven phases of voting staggered over six weeks, 543 …
  • Where’s the alternative? 20 May 2019 19:49 Imlisanen Jamir A good exit poll always surprises and most polls following the Lok Sabha elections which concluded on May 19 did surprise. If they are to be believed, the BJP-led NDA will return to power, with the Congress-led UPA expected to fall far …
  • View: Fundamental shifts in India's electoral politics witnessed in the 2019 poll battle 20 May 2019 18:30 Electoral politics has been witness to a significant shift. Regardless of which way the results go on May 23, Election 2019 would have only cemented the factors underpinning this shift. And, in doing so, it has subtly, yet firmly, redefined the matrix on …
  • Global set-up is very scary, Indian market is expensive but I am fully invested: Manish Chokhani, Enam 20 May 2019 12:19 I wish more of Indians were invested in equity markets because if 50% of India is owned by the owners of businesses, 20-25% is owned by foreigners. Where are the Indians in the ownership hierarchy, said Manish Chokhani, Director, Enam Holdings, in an …
  • Politics Overshadows Economics Today, But Japan's Economy Unexpectedly Expanded In Q1 20 May 2019 12:14 Overview: Encouraged by the election results, investors bid up Indian and Australian currencies and equities. Japan offered a pleasant surprise by reporting the world's third-largest economy expanded in Q1. Most other equity markets in Asia fell, and …
  • Kashmir Dispute Will Go On For Decades, New Indian Gov't Won't Have Lasting Impact – Analyst 20 May 2019 11:01 Opinion 13:44 20.05.2019(updated 13:45 20.05.2019) Get short URL While the results of the Indian general election are scheduled to be announced on 23 May, Sputnik asked Shivam Shankar Singh, a political activist, data analyst and campaign consultant, what …
  • Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher hail exit poll numbers; others willing to wait for May 23 20 May 2019 10:53 MUMBAI: Vocal BJP supporters Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher were among some Bollywood celebrities who hailed the exit polls which on Sunday predicted victory for the NDA. "Jai Ho," Anupam tweeted in a GIF. https://t.co/qJ3heIgpFQ& …
  • Australian, Indian Elections Provide Risk-On Flows On Mixed Asian Open 20 May 2019 08:05 Australian markets are getting a nice start to the trading the week after Prime Minister Scott Morrison surprised election analysts with Australians deciding to stick with conservative leader for a third term. The Australian currency opened 1% higher in …
  • Geopolitics And Politics Dominate The News Flow 20 May 2019 08:05 Politics and geo-politics dominate the market narrative in Asia, with a further escalating war of words and actions between the US and China, which has seen Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) enter the fold, suspending some business activity with Huawei, with a number …
  • How to exorcise the ghost of Nathuram Godse, which pops up every now and then? 20 May 2019 06:23 NEW DELHI: We don’t need the ghost of Nathuram Godse to pop up at regular intervals to remind us of the singular contribution of Mahatma Gandhi, who earned freedom for India through a unique non-violent movement. We will be telling a lie to our children if …
  • Gurpreet Singh: Indian lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat presented with medal of courage in Surrey 20 May 2019 02:37 A visiting human rights lawyer from India who fought for justice to the family of an eight-year-old victim of rape and murder was honoured at a well-attended public event in Surrey on Saturday (May 18).  Deepika Singh Rajawat stepped forward at personal …
  • India’s vote ends 20 May 2019 02:34 India’s vote ends Modi on tenterhooks over second term Ag AFP KOLKATA: Voting ended Sunday in India’s most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power. As the final …
  • Australian & Indian Election results provide risk-on flows on mixed Asian open 19 May 2019 22:55 Australian markets are getting a nice start to the trading the week after Prime Minister Scott Morrison surprised election analysts with Australians deciding to stick with conservative leader for a third term.  The Australian currency opened 1% higher in …

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