POLITICS

  • The Indian Ocean Rorschach test 23 Jan 2020 06:23 by Nilanthi Samarnayake, January 22, 2020 The Rorschach test asks viewers to describe their interpretations of a series of inkblots. Like the psychological test, how observers interpret what is taking place in the Indian Ocean depends on their strategic …
  • Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises 23 Jan 2020 05:46 NEW DELHI/DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - N early 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over …
  • Books to watch out for in 2020: Jeet Thayil’s novel, Will Smith’s memoir, and more 23 Jan 2020 04:40 From novels by Jeet Thayil and Upamanyu Chatterjee to memoirs by actor Will Smith and former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar and from several works related to economy to more stories by the indomitable Ruskin Bond, 2020 promises to be yet …
  • Nana Patekar: Farmers don’t need just loan waivers, they are not beggars 23 Jan 2020 04:09 Patekar also said NCP chief Sharad Pawar was “always his hero”. He said, “He is the Chanakya of Indian politics.” (Express File Photo) ACTOR NANA Patekar on Wednesday said farmers were not beggars and loan waivers alone will not resolve the issue of …
  • Russia’s Strategy in Central Asia: Inviting India to Balance China 23 Jan 2020 00:52 AdvertisementAt the end of last year, Russian envoy Nikolai Kudashev said that Moscow is hopeful about reaching a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and India by 2020. Currently, the EAEU, an exclusive international …
  • Institute doesn’t endorse political views: IIT-B director 23 Jan 2020 00:26 Written by Abha Goradia | Mumbai | Updated: January 23, 2020 4:00:51 am IIT Bombay Director Dr Subhasis Chaudhuri. (Source: IIT-B website) Months after students and faculty of IIT-Bombay joined protests for and against CAA-NRC-NPR, director Dr Subhasis …
  • No one can dare touch an Indian Muslim, come to us if any complaint: Rajnath Singh in UP 22 Jan 2020 23:58 Written by Amit Sharma | Meerut | Updated: January 23, 2020 4:31:21 am Rajnath Singh said by bringing the CAA, the Modi government had fulfilled its promise of\ providing citizenship legally to those leading “jalalat ki zindagi” (life of humiliation and …
  • Maharashtra: CM, Sena ministers to visit Ayodhya on completion of 100 days of govt 22 Jan 2020 23:58 Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray visited Ayodhya last year along with wife Rasmi and son Aditya. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav) Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya along with Shiv Sena ministers, on the completion of 100 days of his …
  • Sweet shop owner takes on BJP heavyweight: AAP pick adds sweet touch to spicy contest 22 Jan 2020 22:21 Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Updated: January 23, 2020 3:08:29 am Deepak Singla, the owner of Singla Sweets, with his wife Of all things that managing a family business since his teens has taught him, the one that stuck with AAP’s Vishwas Nagar …
  • Chanting azadi act of treason, will take strict action, warns Adityanath 22 Jan 2020 22:20 Yogi Adityanath in Kanpur Wednesday. (PTI) Calling the chanting of ‘azadi’ slogan by anti-CAA protesters “deshdroh (treason)”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said his government will take “very strict action” against those …
  • Mysuru’s first Muslim woman mayor Tasneem wants cleanest city tag back 22 Jan 2020 21:56 Tasneem says she is working to ensure Mysore wins the ‘Cleanest City’ tag in the Swachh Survekshan rankings. Having become Mysuru’s youngest mayor, and also the first woman from the minority community to hold the post in the 158-year history of Mysore City …
  • The right to protest in a free society 22 Jan 2020 21:20 We are witnessing unprecedented public protests in India. Thousands continue to assemble on the streets to demand that the government rethink the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens. Such public protests are the hallmark of a …
  • The battle over CAA to intensify 22 Jan 2020 21:11 The political standoff between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and those in opposition of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is set to intensify further in the coming weeks. As Narendra Modi, his ministerial colleagues and Bharatiya Janata Party …
  • Tulsi Gabbard file $50M defamation suit against Hillary Clinton 22 Jan 2020 20:35 New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The outspoken, independent-minded Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has hit Hillary Clinton with a $50-million suit alleging that the defeated presidential candidate defamed her by calling her a “Russian Asset.” “Whether out of …
  • The shine is off: Modi’s India slides ten places on Democracy Index 22 Jan 2020 20:07 Clampd­own in occupi­ed Kashmi­r, NRC and CAA hurt Delhi’s democr­atic creden­tials as Pakist­an sees slight improv­ement Indian PM Narendra Modi. PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI: Democracy has had a hard time the past few years. From Donald Trump’s rise to US …
  • Ready to 'help' in Kashmir dispute, Trump tells Imran 22 Jan 2020 20:06 Prime minist­er meets the US presid­ent on the sideli­nes of World Econom­ic Forum in Davos President Donald Trump said the United States was watching developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and was prepared to help if necessary …
  • A poet of many worlds 22 Jan 2020 19:41 Written by Nonica Datta | Published: January 23, 2020 12:47:22 am Faiz would have been disturbed by the present battle over his nazm that he wrote against the Pakistani dictator Zia-ul-Haq in 1979. Faiz Ahmed Faiz visited Kurukshetra in 1978. One of the …
  • It is high noon in Iowa as Democratic battle gets very nasty 22 Jan 2020 18:10 Democrat candidate Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Saunders go head to head, literally.CNN The first votes in the United States 2020 presidential race is fast approaching and everything is still to play for. The specter of two left-wing candidates for the …
  • State Treasurer job important, overlooked 22 Jan 2020 18:09 The North Carolina treasurer’s job is a bit more complicated than that. In fact, it’s about a whole lot more than money.  “If you care about public education, access to health care, the environment or a growing economy, you care about the treasurer’s …
  • Nobody can dare touch any Indian Muslim, says Rajnath on apprehensions about CAA-NRC-NPR 22 Jan 2020 17:35 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that no one can dare touch any Indian Muslim, as he sought to dispel apprehensions that the community will be targeted if NPR and NRC are brought in, and cautioned the people against forces which were trying …
  • Maldives: Need to secure Indian Ocean with India’s lead 22 Jan 2020 16:00 N Sathiya Moorthy 22 January 2020 The week-end Colombo meeting India’s National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit K Doval, had with Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should be of as much interest to common neighbour Maldives, if not more, compared to the …
  • She Dared: A story of women who broke barriers to carve their niche in sports 22 Jan 2020 15:51 This is the story of those intrepid women who dared a pervasive patriarchal society and its norms and a complete lack of support from the sporting ecosystem in most cases, to chart their own course and inspire future generations" - is how Abhishek …
  • No One Asked Me But… (January 22, 2020) 22 Jan 2020 15:27 By DR. LARRY MOSES No one asked me but… Since there is little that is news worthy in the world this week I thought I would take today and share a scattering of random thoughts that I and others have had over the years. Yes, I am aware that the impeachement …
  • Delhi elections: How Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP changed over the years 22 Jan 2020 14:24 However, the record-breaking performance of AAP also saw a large number of exits. Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and others alleged that Kejriwal was behaving like a “supreme leader” and resorting to “cult politics”. On the other hand, AAP’s disciplinary …
  • Saif's Dilli to Koknana's Mumbai Diaries, most-awaited series streaming on Amazon Video in 2020 22 Jan 2020 14:19 Shah Rukh Khan and Zoya Akthar with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.Twitter Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, during his India visit, announced a bunch of things while speaking about Indian shows that will stream online in 2020. Amongst others, the most interesting were …
  • Mary Lou McDonald upset by SF councillor’s ‘vile’ comments 22 Jan 2020 14:08 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she was “upset” when she heard “vile” comments made by one of her party’s councillors on a podcast. Tallaght South representative Paddy Holohan, a former MMA fighter, was last week suspended from Sinn Féin after …
  • Why independent Dalit political outfits are failing to win elections 22 Jan 2020 13:22 Dalits need their own independent politics to fight against inequality and oppression. This thought has run strong in Indian politics — from B R Ambedkar to Kanshi Ram. It was this desire of having independent Dalit politics that led Ambedkar to start the …
  • #IStandWithRajnikanth: Users Support Indian Actor for Speaking Out Against Social Activist Periyar 22 Jan 2020 13:03 India 15:19 22.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian actor-turned-politician Rajnikanth caused a furore with his remarks on social reformer E. V. R. Periyar, who was a vocal critic of Hinduism and held a rally in 1971, allegedly with naked …
  • Lisa Nandy clashes with Piers Morgan over Meghan racism claims 22 Jan 2020 12:29 The Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy has defended the Duchess of Sussex against Piers Morgan’s claims that she has not suffered racism, asking the TV presenter “how on earth” he would know about the prejudice experienced by people of colour. Nandy …
  • Martha Nusbaum Thinks the So-Called Retreat of Liberalism Is an Academic Fad 22 Jan 2020 12:18 (Courtesy of Martha Nussbaum / Harvard University Press) Last year, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri stirred up controversy during a speech at the National Conservatism Conference that claimed the American middle class had been betrayed by an …
  • Heinz Chapel holds MLK Interfaith Service 22 Jan 2020 11:50 At Heinz Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening, worshippers of different faiths sat in the same pews and celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service was attended by about 100 people. The event, hosted by the …
  • Congress talks only about Muslims: BJP 22 Jan 2020 11:42 22 Jan 2020, 04:21PM ISTSource: Times NowSlamming the Congress party, BJP leader Sambit Patra accused that the Indian National Congress is playing politics of religion and hence, it should be referred to as Muslim League Congress (MLC). In a press …
  • Ship ahoy! Port Royal game-changer 22 Jan 2020 10:53 On Monday morning, January 20, 2020, the British people sailing into Port Royal were not the buccaneers of the 17th century and they did not come in on brigantines, frigates or galleons, some with their masts frightfully displaying skulls and bones. As …
  • BJP attacks Congress, renames it as ‘Muslim League Congress’ 22 Jan 2020 09:08 New Delhi: The BJP, on Wednesday, launched a scathing attack on the Congress calling it “Muslim League Congress” citing multiple recent examples to accuse the party of being Hindu phobic and Muslim appeaser. Basing its argument on two Maharashtra leaders — …
  • Congress should be called 'Muslim League Congress': BJP 22 Jan 2020 08:49 NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday cited statements of several opposition leaders to accuse them of "abusing" Hindus for their appeasement politics and referred to the Congress as "Muslim League Congress". Seeking apologies from Congress …
  • SC refuses to put interim stay on CAA, asks Centre to respond in 4 weeks 22 Jan 2020 08:40 Image Source : PTI Anti CAA protests The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will not grant any stay on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and said it may refer pleas challenging the validity of the Act to a larger …
  • ‘Governments come and go, India is for eternity’: Kabir Khan on CAA protests across country 22 Jan 2020 07:11 Express News Service One of India’s foremost mainstream directors, Kabir Khan started out making documentaries. His debut work, The Forgotten Army, was aired in 1999. The six-part docuseries chronicled the adventures of the Azad Hind Fauj, revisited …
  • Big Businesses Warn: Trump's Immigration Reforms Will Hurt Food Stamp, Medicaid Enrollment 22 Jan 2020 06:21 Investors are asking judges to block President Donald Trump’s “Public Charge” immigration reform because it will reduce their revenues from imported poor, unhealthy, and unskilled customers. The likely rejection of poor and unhealthy migrants required by …
  • Peter Schweizer on 'the Biden 5': Deals in China, Costa Rica, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine 22 Jan 2020 06:19 Joe Biden’s family’s domestic and international and business dealings are linked to the former vice president’s political influence, explained Peter Schweizer, author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, president of …
  • Australia PM 'misled public' on fires 22 Jan 2020 05:37 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scott Morrison (left) succeeded Malcolm Turnbull as PM in 2018 Australian PM Scott Morrison has been accused of lacking leadership during the bushfire crisis - by the man he replaced after a party room coup. …
  • ‘Rajinikanth should talk on JNU, Kashmir if keen on entering politics’: Karti Chidambaram on Periyar row 22 Jan 2020 04:52 Karti Chidambaram (Express Photo) A day after Rajinikanth refused to apologise for his remarks on a Periyar’s 1971 rally, Congress leader Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday said the Tamil actor’s comments are “patently unfair” and that he should talk about …
  • Inspirational Afghan girl brings ‘The Monster’s Shadow’ in hopes of evolving into patriarchal society in Afghanistan 22 Jan 2020 03:27 26-year-old Nasima Bari, a social worker, journalist, writer and women’s rights activist in southern Afghanistan. In a country wracked by decades of war and a dearth of resources, this is the story of Nasima Bari, an author, and journalist who has used the …
  • Stephen Koseff on the state of the economy 22 Jan 2020 03:11 Remarks by former Investec CEO during Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture, November 2019 14 January 2020 2019 Annual Memorial Lecture Towards the end of last year, the Annual Memorial Lecture was delivered by Stephen Koseff, the immediate past CEO of Investec …
  • Pathological liar Elizabeth Warren thinks presidential candidates should tell truth 22 Jan 2020 01:12 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a liar. The Massachusetts Democrat lied about being an American Indian, lied when she promised to serve her full Senate term if reelected in 2018, lied when she said her children attended public schools, lied …
  • Op-Ed: Unstable Democracy – disruption needed again to ensure the centre holds 22 Jan 2020 00:11 Professor Raymond Suttner at his home in Johannesburg. (Photo: Madelene Cronjé / New Frame) This article first appeared on Creamer Media’s website: polity.org.za At the inauguration of post-apartheid democracy, there were some fears for stability, …
  • Congress, CPM fight it out to own anti-CAA space in Kerala 22 Jan 2020 00:05 Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Published: January 22, 2020 3:03:17 am CM Pinarayi Vijayan , Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala. After West Bengal, if there is one state which has taken a very strident position against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, …
  • International study centre better than tallest statue for Dalit icon: VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar 22 Jan 2020 00:03 On January 15, the Maha govt had approved a proposal to raise the height of the proposed statue for Ambedkar by 100 feet and cleared the revised expenditure of Rs 1089.95 crore. Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) president Prakash Ambedkar Tuesday reiterated his …
  • Modi as Shivaji, Shah as Tanhaji: row erupts over video 22 Jan 2020 00:02 Uddhav Thackeray at a special screening of Tanhaji in Mumbai. (Photo: Prashant Nadkar) Days after a book comparing Narendra Modi with Chhatrapati Shivaji raised a storm, a video depicting the Prime Minister as Chhatrapati Shivaji and Union Minister Amit …
  • Amit Shah: Protesters can protest but we are not going to withdraw CAA 21 Jan 2020 23:33 Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Updated: January 22, 2020 4:21:54 am Amit Shah in Lucknow on Tuesday. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav) UNDERSCORING THE government’s hard line, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Tuesday that those who wish to …
  • Where will neoliberalism end? 21 Jan 2020 22:38 Is the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts a protestor bearing a promise: “Neoliberalism was born in Chile and will die in Chile.” Spilling over into the new year, the revolts in Chile, Lebanon, Iraq, …
  • View from the Right: Data-fed protests 21 Jan 2020 21:50 Published: January 22, 2020 1:26:43 am Protesters against the new citizenship law at Park Circus Maidan in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Express photo by Partha Paul) Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting that the nation reduce screen time …
  • Indian diaspora responds to wave of protests in India 21 Jan 2020 21:18 Aadita Chaudhury is a graduate student at York University in Toronto. Mehak Sawhney is an international student doing her PhD at McGill University in Montreal, and Baj Mukhopadhyay is a physician also based in Montreal. Scott Neigh interviews them about …
  • ‘Closely following Kashmir’, says Trump after meeting Imran Khan at Davos 21 Jan 2020 19:47 US President Trump with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday. (Source: ANI) US President Donald Trump Tuesday said he is “closely” following the Kashmir issue in relation to what is going on with Islamabad and New Delhi during a meeting with …
  • Federalism is a two-way street 21 Jan 2020 19:14 Published: January 22, 2020 12:11:16 am V Muraleedharan (Written by V Muraleedharan) “It’s nice to have an opinion about communism now, because once you’re living in it you don’t get to have an opinion about it,” renowned chess player Gary Kasparov tweeted …
  • Microsoft CEO says US-China spat may hurt global growth 21 Jan 2020 18:55 By: Bloomberg | Updated: January 21, 2020 10:19:40 pm Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella listens to a question as he sits in front of the Windows logo during the annual Microsoft Corp. shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) …
  • Needed, a cohesive Indo-Pacific framework 21 Jan 2020 17:54 Last year at the IISS Shangri-La dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India’s conceptualisation of the Indo-Pacific as a geographic continuum stretching from the east coast of Africa to the shores of America. India didn’t adopt Indo-Pacific at …
  • Pavan Varma asks some searching questions of his boss Nitish Kumar 21 Jan 2020 17:44 Patna: Disgruntled JD(U) leader Pavan Varma on Tuesday demanded a "full statement" from Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on the party’s stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Population Register. This followed a strongly …
  • Nurse Practitioner: Giving a healing touch 21 Jan 2020 17:34 Nurse Practitioner is relevantly a new concept within the healthcare settings of the country and they fulfil an important role in the healthcare system by offering a holistic approach to patient care. Sidra Medicine was the first hospital in Qatar to …
  • Historian fact-checks Mike Pence’s revisionist history on Andrew Johnson’s impeachment acquittal 21 Jan 2020 17:04 The impeachment of President Donald Trump has inevitably led to discussion of historical presidential impeachments, and the very first impeachment to take place was that of President Andrew Johnson. A Southern conservative Abraham Lincoln had put on his …
  • Deepika's mental health message, Indian food & f... 21 Jan 2020 13:30 DAVOS: As this Swiss ski resort town began welcoming thousands of business and political leaders from across the world with a sunny weather on Monday, India appears to be generating a lot of interest including for morning meditation sessions, filmstar …
  • Court Waives Bail Condition Directing Dalit Leader to not Visit Delhi 21 Jan 2020 13:23 India 15:50 21.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): The leader of a Dalit (underprivileged caste) political group, the Bhim Army was arrested while protesting against the new citizenship law outside the Jama Masjid Mosque in the old part of Delhi on …
  • Warren puts gender at the center of her final campaign push 21 Jan 2020 13:12 Three years after women flooded the streets of American cities to protest President Trump’s election, two years since a record number of women ran for Congress and helped Democrats win control of the House, and one year after a record number of women …
  • Protesting women in India are uniting Muslims, Hindus and religious minorities 21 Jan 2020 12:41 Since Dec. 15, hundreds of Muslim women have been camping at a crossroads near New Delhi known as Shaheen Bagh. They have braved the frigid winter temperatures, the coldest in more than a century, to protest a law they believe discriminates against them as …
  • NPP ‘knows’ EC’s final decision even before scheduled meetings 21 Jan 2020 12:19 Politics of Tuesday, 21 January 2020 Source: peacefmonline.com 2020-01-21 Leading member of the NDC, Sam P. Yalley A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sam P. Yalley, has expressed disquiet about how the New Patriotic Party (NPP) …
  • NY Times Beclowns Itself with Double Democrat Endorsement 21 Jan 2020 10:32 The New York Times is considered the paper of record, the media pied piper that other newspapers dutifully follow, which provides cable and network news their daily talking points.  The N.Y. Times is also the go-to leak site for Deep State sieves, like …
  • Sri Lanka: High-voltage visits and the UNHRC 21 Jan 2020 09:25 N Sathiya Moorthy 21 January 2020 Barring international or regional conferences that he is hosting, very rarely do Third World leaders especially get to receive representatives of some of the world’s most powerful powers, all within 24 hours. President …
  • The 1969 Mass Uprising in East Pakistan: As I saw it 21 Jan 2020 09:25 by Taj Hashmi 20 January 2020 This is my eyewitness account of events, which took place in erstwhile East Pakistan, exactly 51 years back in January-February 1969. Although not fully comparable with what 1789 signifies for France, yet 1969 signalled the …
  • Basic demand on fee hike met, calls for JNU V-C's removal now not reasonable: HRD Minister 21 Jan 2020 08:36 By PTI NEW DELHI: Calls for the removal of JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar are now not reasonable as the basic demand of students on hostel fee hike has been met, says Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'. The situation in the …
  • PM Imran departs for Davos to attend WEF 21 Jan 2020 07:36 Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday left for Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he is scheduled to address an important session on global politics and meet other world leaders. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi …
  • 52 places to go in 2020: This year’s top destinations to visit 21 Jan 2020 07:33 FROM GREENLAND TO LESOTHO, AND MONGOLIA TO MALAYSIA, HERE’S THE NEW YORK TIMES’S PICK OF PLACES TO INSPIRE, DELIGHT AND MOTIVATE you  1. Washington, US Suffragists are remembered, and a culture and dining scene blooms Tourists visit the Capitol in …
  • Letter from Wall Street: Dear PM Modi, your politics can wait, but the economy cannot 21 Jan 2020 07:28 By Krishna Memani Dear Prime Minister Modi, I fully understand that there is a lot going on in India. And all of those issues need to be addressed. However, from my perspective nothing is more important than dealing with the unfolding slowdown of the …
  • A tour van driver’s traumatic experience losing a friendly passenger in the middle of a Safari drive 21 Jan 2020 06:31 Sponsored ContentThis is a rendition of an actual tragic event in the daily life of a tour van’s driver. The characters have allowed use of their real names - in the hope that it can inspire others to lead a healthier, active lifestyle. I drive for a …
  • Ram Vilas Paswan defends CAA, NPR but feels protesters have a right to express themselves 21 Jan 2020 05:40 By PTI PATNA: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday sought to dispel misgivings about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Population Register but underscored that the Constitution guaranteed "right to freedom of expression" which …
  • A hilarious homecoming for Vir Das 21 Jan 2020 05:40 By Express News Service After giving us Abroad Understanding on differences between India and the West, be it in populist politics or food, and then Losing It as he spoke about his childhood juxtaposed against rising right-wing Hinduism, comedian Vir Das …
  • Actors pick the best TV show of the last decade 21 Jan 2020 05:11 Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Published: January 21, 2020 8:56:34 am Divyanka Tripathi and Hiten Tejwani picked Yeh Hai Mohabbatein as the best TV show of the last decade. The last ten years have been a game-changer for the television industry. The …
  • Robert De Niro calls out government’s ‘blatant abuse of power’ 21 Jan 2020 05:10 By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: January 21, 2020 10:38:52 am Robert De Niro was given the lifetime achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo/Chris Pizzello) Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro, who was given the Life …
  • Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg defends its decision to allow false political ads 21 Jan 2020 04:23 Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg has defended the company's decision to allow politicians to post false ads on the social network. The former deputy prime minister said that it would be "inappropriate" if the social network were to ban misleading …
  • Pinkerton: Would Expanding NATO Bring Peace and Fewer U.S. Troops in the Middle East? 21 Jan 2020 03:32 On January 9, President Trump pitched the idea that NATO could take on a new and larger role: “I think that NATO should be expanded, and we should include the Middle East.” That is, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, centered in Europe, should now …
  • IMF Chief Gita Gopinath Speaks On India's Growth & Economy | India Today Exclusive - India Today 21 Jan 2020 02:57 IMF chief Gita Gopinath speaks to India Today on Indian Economy and economic slowdown. IMF predicts the Indian Economy slowdown is sharp and GDP shall fall. #GitaGopinath #IMF #IndianEconomy Watch the latest live English news and updates on India Today. # …
  • New York Times’ laugh-out-loud ‘endorsement’ wants anyone but a man 21 Jan 2020 02:34 The New York Times’ anyone-but-a-man presidential “endorsement” of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar is a laugh-out-loud ode to indecision, ageism and condescending claptrap. It’s definitely worth a good read, even for just the unintentional …
  • Jammu & Kashmir: past and future 21 Jan 2020 02:24 Jammu & Kashmir: past and future Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the unfinished agenda of the Partition. This has been consistently stated for the last seven decades. It may go on for another seventy years unless a drastically different approach is not …
  • China monitored US warship during Taiwan Strait transit 21 Jan 2020 01:00 BEIJING — Here’s a look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are …
  • President Kovind at RNG Awards: Our democracy relies on uncovering facts, willingness to debate 21 Jan 2020 00:36 Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: January 21, 2020 5:37:06 am President Ram Nath Kovind with (from left) The Express Group CEO George Varghese, Chairman and Managing Director Viveck Goenka, Executive Director Anant Goenka, former Chief …
  • From the Archives, 1950: George Orwell dies aged 46 20 Jan 2020 23:49 Many of the conclusions at which he arrived were negative, but it was with the positive enjoyment of a true moralist that he plunged into experience after experience, that he plumbed the depths of our existence for real values and that, equipped with first …
  • Pluralist vs polarised grassroots democracy 20 Jan 2020 23:18 Citizenship as a basic identity has had the effect of bringing the politics down to earth. The politics of representation in India, at this moment, is undergoing a change. The simple idea of a dominant, almost suffocating “big” party on the one hand and a …
  • Dr. Nyla Ali Khan addresses Kashmir crisis for members of Oklahoma “Inns of Court” 20 Jan 2020 23:11 Nyla Ali Khan spoke last week at the Oklahoma Bar Association headquarters in Oklahoma City. She drew a large crowd for her address on troubles in her native land: “Revitalization of Federalism and Restoration of Civil Rights in Kashmir.” Khan teaches at …
  • Prithviraj Chavan: Shiv Sena wanted to form govt with Congress, NCP in 2014 20 Jan 2020 22:58 Chavan (left); BJP’s Fadnavis says this exposes Sena. Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s statement that the Shiv Sena wanted to form a coalition government with the Congress and NCP after 2014 state elections has set off a political storm. In an …
  • Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Nitish Kumar should apologise to daughters of Bihar, says RJD 20 Jan 2020 22:57 Tejashwi Yadav On a day a Delhi court convicted 19 people in the Muzaffarpur shelter case, the RJD demanded that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar “apologise to daughters of Bihar for not being able to protect the girls in shelter homes”. Leader of …
  • Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison 20 Jan 2020 22:42 Demonstrations and strikes have shaken India over the last few weeks as people from all walks of life protest the Citizenship Amendment Act that discriminates against Muslims, serves as a major step towards institutionalising their second class status in a …
  • Margolis: Ex-govs expose antipathy between Sanders and Vermont Democrats 20 Jan 2020 22:08 In the continuing and perhaps never-ending squabble over what Sen. Bernie Sanders did or did not say to Sen. Elizabeth Warren one day in 2018, Vermont’s two most recent Democratic ex-governors covered themselves in anything but glory last week. Both Peter …
  • Nadda elected unopposed as BJP chief 20 Jan 2020 20:08 India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party yesterday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections. Jagat Prakash Nadda, who rose through the ranks after cutting …
  • Acting In Concert 20 Jan 2020 19:18 Published: January 21, 2020 12:08:15 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) By Josep Borrell Fontelles Our world is so …
  • Raja Mandala: Delhi-Davos disconnect 20 Jan 2020 19:18 US President Donald Trump at World Economic Forum summit in 2018. (Source: Reuters) As the world’s business elite, political leaders and the chatterati show up at the annual Davos conclave in the Swiss Alps this week, the talk is about “stakeholder …
  • Develop Delhi Party 20 Jan 2020 19:14 By: Editorial | Published: January 21, 2020 12:15:34 am The AAP’s “10 guarantees” strategy appears to be to highlight its successes in education and healthcare in Delhi. I The Aam Aadmi Party’s list of 10 “guarantees”, released by Delhi Chief Minister …
  • In plain Bangla 20 Jan 2020 19:14 By: Editorial | Published: January 21, 2020 12:20:01 am With the uproar over the CAA and the proposed countrywide application of the NRC, the India-Bangladesh relationship threatens to become less frictionless. When Sheikh Hasina won a decisive election in …
  • Celebrating Otherness 20 Jan 2020 19:07 Written by Dipanita Nath | Published: January 21, 2020 12:05:34 am A scene from play Eidgah ke Jinnat. Since the autumn of 2019, a series of instructions have been coming up on billboards at the Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan in Kolkata and Delhi …
  • The 57 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Week: January 20-26, 2020 20 Jan 2020 18:53 Our music critics have already chosen the 43 best music shows this week, but now it's our arts critics' turn to recommend the best events in their areas of expertise. Here are their picks in every genre—from an evening with Carmen Maria Machado to …
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