• MQM founder Altaf Hussain seeks asylum in India 19 Nov 2019 10:59 London [UK], Nov 19 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant him and his colleagues asylum in India, and financial assistance. Hussain, who has been living in exile in the UK since 1992 …
  • "Rise Above Politics": TMC Leader Kakoli Ghosh Wears Anti-Pollution Mask To Parliament 19 Nov 2019 08:58 There is a need to think about increasing levels of air pollution, says TMC MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar. New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar was spotted wearing an anti-pollution mask while she was on her way to Parliament for the …
  • Kamal meets Odisha CM, talks about Rajini 19 Nov 2019 08:48 Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan on Monday called on Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik and said he sought political advice from the five-time chief minister of Odisha. Patnaik and Haasan talked for about 30 minutes at Naveen Niwas, the …
  • Vijay Sethupathi in Kamal’s Indian 2? 19 Nov 2019 08:48 By Chennaivision in Cinema News November 19, 2019 Accepting a request from Vijay Sethupathi, it looks like Kamal Haasan would accomodate him in one of his projects, either in Indian 2 or in Thalaivan Irukkiran. “But an official decision is yet to be taken. …
  • Namal Rajapaksa slams Vaiko, Ramadoss, Thiruma 19 Nov 2019 08:48 Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has come down heavily on Tamil Nadu political leaders Vaiko, Thol Thirumavalavan, Ramadoss and Pazha Nedumaran. In a statement, he said these leaders never took any step to fulfil the …
  • Indira Gandhi’s 102nd birth anniversary: Congress, PM Modi pay tribute to Iron Lady of India 19 Nov 2019 05:48 Indira Gandhi had imposed a 21-month-long Emergency in the country in 1975. (Archive) Indira Gandhi, the first and the only female prime minister of India, was born on this day in 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. Political leaders from across the …
  • Literature, politics, and resistance: Part - VI 19 Nov 2019 03:45 Literature, politics, and resistance: Part - VI As mentioned in the previous part of this series, Afzal Tauseef was an indomitable fighter for democracy in Pakistan. She was born in 1936 in East Punjab and in 1947, most of her family members were killed in …
  • How An Indian-American Family Got Stranded In India Due To Broken US Immigration System 19 Nov 2019 03:00 Washington: The posters were huge and the cheers were loud when the kids finally returned to their classrooms. "One of my friends almost strangled me," said Sitara Mazumdar, 11, describing the frenzy of hugs that enveloped her when she bounced …
  • The politics of numbers 18 Nov 2019 23:18 The report of the household consumer expenditure survey (CES) conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) during 2017-18 has been published. (Representational) A new data-related controversy has erupted after the government aborted the …
  • OPINIONISTA: Global politics: When right is wrong 18 Nov 2019 22:35 I am writing from New York where, as the city gears up for Christmas and the New Year, politics seems to be on the minds of everyone that I meet. The critical question is who will get the Democratic nomination to run against Donald Trump in November next …
  • EPS becoming CM is a miracle: Rajinikanth 18 Nov 2019 22:10 Superstar Rajinikanth has said Edappadi K Palaniswami becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was nothing short of a miracle. “When he became the CM, many said the rule would not continue for even some months. But it is continuing. So, miracles happened …
  • Vijay’s dad makes a request to Rajini & Kamal 18 Nov 2019 22:10 Veteran filmmaker S A Chandrasekhar, who is the father of Vijay, has appealed to Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan to join hands in politics and work together for the welfare of the people of Tamil Nadu. Speaking at a concert by maestro Ilayaraja to mark the …
  • How India’s growth bubble fizzled out 18 Nov 2019 21:42 Through the 1990s, India steadily ceded ground to neighbouring China, which emerged as a global export powerhouse of labour-intensive products (Jayachandran /Mint) 18 Nov 2019 Ashoka Mody The Live Mint The slowdown is not a short-term disruption. What …
  • Politics: Why is the current Baloch nationalist movement different from the rest? 18 Nov 2019 21:42 Dr Moonis Ahmer November 18, 2019 Illustration by Abro Balochistan tends to draw global attention because of its strategic location and enormous mineral resources. And it’s in the spotlight once again due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). …
  • Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi to skip the India-Pak Davis Cup tie in protest after shift in venue 18 Nov 2019 21:39 Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Pakistani tennis veteran Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi has decided to skip the upcoming Davis Cup tie against India if the tie does not happen in Pakistan. The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) had appealed against …
  • Like NRC, CAB too is a trap, says Mamata Banerjee 18 Nov 2019 20:41 Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, which is going to be tabled by the Narendra Modi government in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament, a ‘trap’ like the National Register of Citizens ( …
  • Modi should press Gotabaya to ensure Tamils rights in SL: MK Stalin 18 Nov 2019 20:41 Chennai: In a mixed response to the big victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) candidate in the Island-nation's Presidential polls on Sunday, the DMK leadership on Monday blew hot and cold over the return of the …
  • Kamal Haasan, Rajini Vijay aim for political crown 18 Nov 2019 20:40 Chennai: The Kamal show at Nehru Stadium on Sunday threw up an interesting combo of ‘yesterday-today-tomorrow’ of celluloid ambition for the political crown. Having already launched his Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), Kamal represented ‘yesterday’ while …
  • Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi but deadlock continues 18 Nov 2019 20:40 New Delhi: The deadlock in Maharashtra government formation continued on Monday as the second meeting between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress president Sonia Gandhi remained inconclusive with the Maharashtra leader saying that the two parties need to …
  • Parliament Live | 'Rajya Sabha Soul Of Federal Structure': PM Modi During 250th Session Of Upper House 18 Nov 2019 18:29 The Winter Session of Parliament began on Monday. Several key bills are scheduled to be tabled in this session of the Parliament that will last for a period of 26 days. Ahead of the Parliament session, Prime Minister addressed the media and said the …
  • Sharad Pawar's Response On Alliance With Shiv Sena Gives Maharashtra Politics New Twist 18 Nov 2019 18:28 Ahead of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar's meeting with Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the former on Monday took everyone by surprise when he said the BJP and Shiv Sena fought together and they have to choose their paths. In …
  • 'No Need Of Odd-Even Scheme Now As Skies Have Cleared Up,' Says Arvind Kejriwal 18 Nov 2019 18:28 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the odd-even scheme is not required further as the skies have cleared up in the national capital. "There is no need of odd-even scheme now as the skies have cleared up," Kejriwal said after …
  • Pollution Politics: 'Contractually Bound' Gautam Gambhir Ready To Give Up Eating 'Jalebis' To Save Delhi 18 Nov 2019 18:28 A day after his 'missing' posters surfaced across Delhi on Sunday, former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gautam Gambhir, who skipped a crucial meeting two days ago on Delhi pollution, hit out at the Aam Admi Party (AAP) for trolling him. ( …
  • Maharashtra: Is India Inc nudging NCP to ally with BJP? 18 Nov 2019 15:54 Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Political circles are agog with speculation that some prominent corporate houses and business tycoons in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi are reportedly intervening to solve the current political crisis that has gripped the state. These …
  • 'Shiv Sena wasn't discussed': Pawar after meeting Sonia Gandhi 18 Nov 2019 14:49 New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday briefed Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the political situation in Maharashtra and they decided that the two parties will hold further talks on the formation of a government in the state. Pawar, in a press …
  • Aisam to boycott Davis Cup tie against India in protest against ITF's decision 18 Nov 2019 10:51 Tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi on Monday announced that he will boycott the upcoming Davis Cup tie against India as his protest against the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) decision to deprive Pakistan of the tie's hosting right. On Nov 5, …
  • Congress and BJP should get along in Maharashtra: Kumaraswamy 18 Nov 2019 09:51 Bengaluru: At times when Congress and NCP are working on an alliance with Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra, JD (S) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that it would be much easier for the Congress to enter into …
  • 'BJP-Sena should choose their path,' Pawar's strange reply on Maha govt 18 Nov 2019 09:51 New Delhi: All may not be going to the Shiv Sena’s expectation to form the Maharashtra government after breaking ties with long-time ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Having knocked on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s doors, the Shiv Sena is hoping …
  • 'Soul of India's federal structure': PM marks 250th session of Rajya Sabha 18 Nov 2019 09:51 New Delhi: Addressing the 250th session of the Upper House of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said Rajya Sabha is the soul of India’s federal structure. "It is the soul of federal structure of India which never gets dissolved," …
  • Rajya Sabha eternal, represents India’s diversity: PM Modi 18 Nov 2019 09:34 New Delhi: Underlining that the Rajya Sabha is eternal and never gets dissolved, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Upper House of the Parliament represents diversity and the importance of the country’s federal structure. “The Rajya Sabha …
  • Rajya Sabha represents soul of India's federal structure, says PM Modi | LIVE 18 Nov 2019 09:33 Nov 18, 2019 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi PM Modi concludes his speech in Rajya Sabha PM Narendra Modi has concluded his speech in Rajya Sabha. Nov 18, 2019 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi PM Modi praises NCP and BJD during Rajya Sabha speech PM …
  • India’s Continuing Arrogance in Kashmir 18 Nov 2019 06:43 Kashmiri Muslims protested after Eid prayers in Srinagar on August 12, 2019. (Dar Yasin/AP) By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 November 2019 On October 31, 2019, India formally split up the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir into two federal (union) …
  • AIMPLB, Jamiat To Seek Review Of Ayodhya Verdict 18 Nov 2019 01:18 LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI –  A review petition will be filed against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind announced on Sunday, stressing that mosque land cannot be given up as per the Sharia. …
  • My idea of India is being challenged: Vallabh 17 Nov 2019 23:28 Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh describes himself as a first generation politician. He joined the Congress only in January 2018 and yet, a year later he is taking on BJP leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das in the upcoming Assembly …
  • Why Rajapaksa's victory a setback for India but good for Pakistan 17 Nov 2019 20:25 New Delhi desper­ately wanted to see victor­y of Sajith Premad­asa, a candid­ate of United Nation­al Party Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves after casting his vote …
  • Ayodhya verdict: AIMPLB to file review plea against SC verdict by December 9 17 Nov 2019 20:17 Hyderabad: The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday decaled that it would move the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict on the Ayodhya matter. The executive committee of the board, which met in Lucknow on Sunday, also decided not …
  • Aware of Likely China Tilt, India Will Engage With Sri Lanka Carefully, Ex-Diplomats Say 17 Nov 2019 19:09 Opinion 22:07 17.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s interests will be to encourage Sri Lanka to meet the legitimate aspirations of both the majoritarian Sinhala and Buddhist communities and the minority Tamil community. New Delhi will also …
  • Will retire from politics once law enacted to control population: Giriraj Singh 17 Nov 2019 15:33 Union Minister Giriraj Singh. (File photo) Union Minister Giriraj Singh said that he would retire from politics when the legislation “to control population” will be enacted in the country. Singh, who is a minister of animal husbandry, dairying and …
  • Climate, fire and politics: Perhaps there should be an exam for candidates 17 Nov 2019 13:15 Notwithstanding climate change effects, the occurrence of fire-friendly weather conditions or the proximity of houses to forest areas, the simple reality is that by pre-burning the fire-prone bush, patch by patch, regularly and with due diligence mitigates …
  • Rajapaksa set to become Sri Lanka president as Premadasa concedes defeat 17 Nov 2019 11:08 NEW DELHI : Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa is all setbecome president of the island nation after his …
  • Ranjan Gogoi Retires: Legacy of the 46th Chief Justice of India 17 Nov 2019 07:31 Image Source : PTI Ranjan Gogoi Retires: From Ayodhya to Sabarimala, legacy of India's 46th Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the 46th Chief Justice of India and the man who will go down in the history as one of great courage and resilience, retires …
  • YSRC, Telugu Desam leaders take abuses to to a new low 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Vijayawada: No low in Indian politics remains the lowest for long. Abusive, vituperative and unparliamentary language against opponents in Andhra Pradesh politics has suddenly replaced all other contentious issues – sand shortage, sagging economy, …
  • Rolling Stone India Backed, Nivid, Heads Rise Of Industrial Rock With Debut Album 16 Nov 2019 14:31 New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Nivid is the ferocious industrial rock soundtrack to an environment bristling with Hellish energy. From the endlessly diverse backdrop of India, Nivid is a musical embodiment of an Indian population which deals with religion, …
  • Congress played with India's security on Rafale controversy: Adityanath 16 Nov 2019 13:07 GORAKHPUR: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday alleged that the Congress played with India's security for "petty gains" and the Supreme Court's dismissal of the review petitions on the Rafale jet deal has exposed the …
  • Time to shun politics, let’s work together to curb pollution: Kejriwal to Javadekar 16 Nov 2019 11:21 Prakash Javadekar and Arvind Kejriwal. (File photo) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday appealed to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to cooperate with the Delhi government to find a solution to the air pollution in the national …
  • Best of BS Opinion: India's policy, politics, air pollution and more 16 Nov 2019 03:41 As reported by Business Standard on Friday, according to the latest consumption expenditure survey of the National Statistical Office, weakening rural demand drove consumer spending down for the first time in over four decades in 2017-18. This again shows …
  • Delhi Pollution Politics: AAP Tears Into Gautam Gambhir, Ex-Cricketer Hits Back With 'Judge Me By My Work' Retort 16 Nov 2019 03:02 Delhi's deadly pollution level became even more toxic on Friday after the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir exchanged fireworks over frighteningly deteriorating quality of air in the national …
  • The Kartarpur Corridor and India-Pakistan Economic Linkages 16 Nov 2019 02:43 AdvertisementIn speeches made at the inaugural ceremony of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor on the Pakistani side, on November 9, both the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi raised the Kashmir issue (with the …
  • Stephen Harper part of Sask. trade mission to India to grow exports 16 Nov 2019 00:09 Saskatchewan trade and export development minister Jeremy Harrison speaks about reducing government red tape at an event held at Busy Bee Cleaners on East Quance Street on Jan. 22, 2019. Behind him is parks culture and sport minister Gene Makowsky. BRANDON …
  • Commentary: What’s behind the overseas BJP’s involvement in British politics? 15 Nov 2019 23:38 SINGAPORE: If you thought that the UK was already dealing with a complicated political environment post Brexit, British politics just got messier. This time, the central player in the drama is the overseas wing of India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata …
  • Maverick Citizen: Transitional Compass 5: Democracy as a transitional compass: Women’s participation in South Africa and Kerala, India 15 Nov 2019 04:54 Members of the All India Democratic Women's Association participate in a protest in New Delhi, India. (Photo: EPA / Rajat Gupta) Democracy, including participatory democracy, is a crucial part of any emancipatory future that seeks to challenge and …
  • India needs a new story 14 Nov 2019 19:26 From this author The turn of the century was when a new narrative about independent India began to strike root globally.(Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Three developments defined the narrative of “Rising India” over the past quarter century. First, India’s …
  • India and the economics of good intentions 14 Nov 2019 15:21 Good intentions are best left to political parties, governments and religious establishments, suggests T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   Here's a problem: If economics is a science, then intentions, good or bad, must …
  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid 14 Nov 2019 02:54 By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 People of Ayodhya celebrating at the bank of river Saryu after the announcement of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid case, at Ayodhya, on November 9, 2019 in Ayodhya ( …
  • Best of BS Opinion: India's policy stability, Maharashtra politics and more 14 Nov 2019 01:57 Investors value policy stability. Attracting investments will become difficult if decisions are reversed with the change in governments. This is exactly what has happened in Andhra Pradesh, and not for the first time. Some of the recent decisions of the …
  • Addressing the issues of India Invisible 13 Nov 2019 18:25 Many years ago — decades ago, in fact, when India was a very different place — I was once invited to address a women’s group in Mumbai on “contemporary problems”. This group comprised mostly wives of businessmen and industrial leaders from very rich and …
  • Ramya aka Divya Spandana hints at quitting politics to make her comeback to films 13 Nov 2019 13:34 Ramya ready for comeback to films.PR Handout Months after quitting social media and resigning from the post of Social Media Head of Congress, Ramya aka Divya Spandana is back in the news. The actress-turned-politician is now looking forward to make her …
  • The corridor is a trap that Pakistan has set for India - analysis 13 Nov 2019 13:32 Seventy years of betrayal, dissembling, and, of course, terrorism and wars imposed on India should have been enough to convince every Indian to not expect anything good from Pakistan. If anything, India by now should have internalised the maxim: If it is …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa accepts Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit India 19 Nov 2019 11:01 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his electoral victory. Modi invited Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The president-elect accepted the invitation. Modi …
  • Sri Lanka under Gotabaya Rajapaksa to maintain close ties with India: Experts 19 Nov 2019 10:28 By PTI COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa would work within the "American perimeter" but would maintain close ties with India while doing business with cash-rich China more cautiously, according to experts. …
  • Add alpha generators, but don’t ditch the Nifty cos yet: Mahesh Patil 19 Nov 2019 08:39 One can incrementally add companies where earnings are depressed and where there is scope for a cyclical recovery in earnings and some potential for PE rerating and which over the next two-three years, could generate alpha, says Mahesh Patil, Co-CIO, …
  • EPS becoming CM is a miracle: Rajinikanth 18 Nov 2019 22:10 Superstar Rajinikanth has said Edappadi K Palaniswami becoming the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was nothing short of a miracle. “When he became the CM, many said the rule would not continue for even some months. But it is continuing. So, miracles happened …
  • TN civic polls notification on Dec 2: SEC to SC 18 Nov 2019 22:10 The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission today informed the Supreme Court that notification for local body elections will be issued on December 2. The SC recently directed the SEC to submit details regarding the local body polls in Tamilnadu before …
  • Rajinikanth's CM Edappadi K Palaniswami quip causes a storm 18 Nov 2019 20:40 Chennai: In the cinema obsessed Tamil society and its multiple media houses that often peddle superficial and shallow reportage on even critical public issues, a mere wave of an arm or flash of a smile from popular actors cause near-hysteria. Actor …
  • Sharad Pawar's Response On Alliance With Shiv Sena Gives Maharashtra Politics New Twist 18 Nov 2019 18:28 Ahead of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar's meeting with Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the former on Monday took everyone by surprise when he said the BJP and Shiv Sena fought together and they have to choose their paths. In …
  • Sabarimala Redux: Marxists Caught Between Court, Ayyappa and Activists 18 Nov 2019 18:28 The ways of the Supreme Court, like that of God, are inscrutable. In one case the apex court declined to embark on “a fishing and roving expedition”. In the other, Sabarimala case, the court appears to have done precisely that. The SC let its order of …
  • Maharashtra: Is India Inc nudging NCP to ally with BJP? 18 Nov 2019 15:54 Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Political circles are agog with speculation that some prominent corporate houses and business tycoons in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi are reportedly intervening to solve the current political crisis that has gripped the state. These …
  • Congress and BJP should get along in Maharashtra: Kumaraswamy 18 Nov 2019 09:51 Bengaluru: At times when Congress and NCP are working on an alliance with Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra, JD (S) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that it would be much easier for the Congress to enter into …
  • 'BJP-Sena should choose their path,' Pawar's strange reply on Maha govt 18 Nov 2019 09:51 New Delhi: All may not be going to the Shiv Sena’s expectation to form the Maharashtra government after breaking ties with long-time ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Having knocked on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s doors, the Shiv Sena is hoping …
  • Rajya Sabha represents soul of India's federal structure, says PM Modi | LIVE 18 Nov 2019 09:33 Nov 18, 2019 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi PM Modi concludes his speech in Rajya Sabha PM Narendra Modi has concluded his speech in Rajya Sabha. Nov 18, 2019 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Manas Joshi PM Modi praises NCP and BJD during Rajya Sabha speech PM …
  • BJP Won't Contest Mumbai Mayoral Elections, Says It Does Not Have Numbers 18 Nov 2019 09:27 BJP does not want to have an alliance with any opposition party, a leader said. Mumbai: The BJP will not contest the upcoming mayoral elections in Mumbai as they are in minority, whereas the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress are likely to field …
  • Modi congratulates Gotabaya, invites to visit India 18 Nov 2019 06:46 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended an invitation to Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. The Indian Prime Minister’s Office said the invitation was accepted. PM Modi congratulated President- …
  • India’s Continuing Arrogance in Kashmir 18 Nov 2019 06:43 Kashmiri Muslims protested after Eid prayers in Srinagar on August 12, 2019. (Dar Yasin/AP) By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 November 2019 On October 31, 2019, India formally split up the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir into two federal (union) …
  • 5 stocks that foreign portfolio investors are buying now 18 Nov 2019 06:31 After months of selling, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) are buying Indian equity again. Net inflows as of 11 November stood at over Rs 30,000 crore. The question now is whether this FPI inflow will continue in the coming months. Experts feel it will due …
  • Cautious India hopes Gotabaya Rajapaksa will protect its interest 18 Nov 2019 04:12 NEW DELHI: Maintaining a cautious stance on the victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential elections, India hopes that the new dispensation in Colombo will not allow any foreign military asset detrimental to New Delhi’s interest in the …
  • Lanka will work closely on security: New Prez to India 18 Nov 2019 03:18 PM Modi congratulates Gotabaya Rajapaksa, invites him to India. New Delhi: Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured India that he would work closely with it to ensure “development and security” during a phone call made by Prime Minister …
  • PM Modi congratulates Gotabaya Rajapaksa on win, invites him to visit India 18 Nov 2019 00:50 New Delhi: Sri Lankan President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured India that he would work closely with it to ensure “development and security”, during a phone call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to him on Sunday to congratulate him on his …
  • My idea of India is being challenged: Vallabh 17 Nov 2019 23:28 Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh describes himself as a first generation politician. He joined the Congress only in January 2018 and yet, a year later he is taking on BJP leader and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das in the upcoming Assembly …
  • Gotabaya wins, his camp reaches out: ‘India closest friend’ 17 Nov 2019 23:11 Gotabaya Rajapaksa after the results, in Colombo. (AP) BY THE time friends and family members started thronging his two-storey house, away from the heart of Colombo, the verdict was clear. Around noon Sunday, visitors were told that he was taking a nap …
  • Why Rajapaksa's victory a setback for India but good for Pakistan 17 Nov 2019 20:25 New Delhi desper­ately wanted to see victor­y of Sajith Premad­asa, a candid­ate of United Nation­al Party Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves after casting his vote …
  • Aware of Likely China Tilt, India Will Engage With Sri Lanka Carefully, Ex-Diplomats Say 17 Nov 2019 19:09 Opinion 22:07 17.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s interests will be to encourage Sri Lanka to meet the legitimate aspirations of both the majoritarian Sinhala and Buddhist communities and the minority Tamil community. New Delhi will also …
  • AAP to commence campaigning for Delhi Assembly elections from Nov 18: Gopal Rai 17 Nov 2019 15:57 New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will commence its campaigning for the forthcoming Delhi Legislative Assembly elections, from tomorrow till December 24, party leader Gopal Rai on Sunday said. "The preparations for Delhi Legislative Assembly …
  • Prakash Javadekar confident of BJP winning over 62 seats in Jharkhand 17 Nov 2019 15:57 Ranchi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win more than 62 out of 81 Assembly seats in Jharkhand. "We will win more than 62 seats this time," Javadekar told reporters here …
  • Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar to meet tomorrow over Maha govt formation 17 Nov 2019 15:57 Pune: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the government formation with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra on Monday, NCP leader Nawab Malik confirmed. "Since we fought elections with Congress, we …
  • From Citizenship Bill to opposition offensive on economic slowdown -- Winter session expected to see much heat 17 Nov 2019 13:54 NEW DELHI: Parliament''s Winter Session starting tomorrow is expected to witness much heat as the Opposition looks to corner the Union government over issues like economic slowdown and situation in Kashmir while the Modi dispensation seeks to push …
  • Cong not even called to stake claim to form govt in Maharashtra: Malikarjun Kharge 17 Nov 2019 11:40 Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday released a list of 40 party leaders, who will campaign for the party in the upcoming by-elections to the legislative assembly of Karnataka. While the first name in the list is of BJP state president Naleen …
  • India drops plan to let forest officials use force after protests 17 Nov 2019 08:46 Proposed amendments to a century-old Indian Forest Act aimed to give officials the power to arrest and shoot at encroachers and earmark more land for reforestation, but land rights groups said this would make forest dwellers vulnerable to eviction. The …
  • Ranjan Gogoi Retires: Legacy of the 46th Chief Justice of India 17 Nov 2019 07:31 Image Source : PTI Ranjan Gogoi Retires: From Ayodhya to Sabarimala, legacy of India's 46th Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the 46th Chief Justice of India and the man who will go down in the history as one of great courage and resilience, retires …
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Elections: Spokesperson 17 Nov 2019 05:42 Gotabaya Rajapaksa was leading in Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese areas. Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president, his spokesman said Sunday following a fiercely fought election seven months …
  • India: State of Maharashtra given flood recovery assistance 17 Nov 2019 02:53 Some parts of Maharashtra are still facing the after-effects of worst floods in more than a decade, disrupting normal lives and affecting communication. A major chunk of the population residing in Western Maharashtra had been grappling with the deluge …
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa Takes Early Lead In Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 17 Nov 2019 02:47 Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa took an early lead Sunday in a fiercely fought presidential election conducted under high security seven months after deadly Islamist attacks. Rajapaksa, the main opposition …
  • NCP core-committee meeting to discuss Maha situation in Pune today 17 Nov 2019 02:36 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 17 (ANI): Amidst the political stalemate in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik said that a 21-member meeting of his party, with Sharad Pawar at its helm, will be held in Pune on Sunday. " …
  • Sri Lanka presidential elections: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa takes early lead 17 Nov 2019 01:58 To Sri Lanka’s minorities, the name Gotabaya Rajapaksa cuts to their core. (DW) A family of strongmen who tilted the nation toward a deep reliance on China took a slim early lead in the early count of Sri Lanka’s presidential election, against the current …
  • NC, PDP scoff at idea of polls in Jammu and Kashmir 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s two major political parties-National Conference (NC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-have scoffed at Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu over his evocation that elections to the Assembly in the recently carved out …
  • NC Not To Participate In Any Elections In J&K:  Akbar Lone 16 Nov 2019 19:47 NC leader and Member Parliament Akbar Lone SRINAGAR – The National Conference (NC) on Friday announced that it will not take part in any elections in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir, where the situation is still uncertain and leaders of …
  • Why India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka elections 16 Nov 2019 17:06
  • SC could have ordered CBI, JPC probe into Rafale deal: Ashok Gehlot 16 Nov 2019 14:28 New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said that the Supreme Court could have ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the Rafale deal. "The Congress party's …
  • Why India Should Be Concerned About Elections In Sri Lanka 16 Nov 2019 08:09 Gotabaya Rajapaksa (right) is the candidate for the opposition party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna New Delhi/Hyderabad: Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to …
  • Udhayanidhi Stalin talks about contesting for Chennai Mayor post 16 Nov 2019 06:51 With DMK cadre calling for party president M K Stalin’s son and youth wing leader Udhayanidhi Stalin to be fielded for the post of Chennai Mayor in the upcoming local body polls, the actor-politician has broken his silence on it. “It seems the ruling party …
  • 'Our vision clear, not limited to forming government,' says Gadkari 16 Nov 2019 06:12 Pune: The vision of the RSS and its affiliated organisations is not limited to "forming government" but it is more about "nation-building", senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. He was speaking at a function organised by the …
  • Hours before polling, gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Lankan voters 16 Nov 2019 06:12  Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka on Saturday hours before polling in presidential elections got under way, police said. (AP/ Representational Image) Colombo: Gunmen opened fire on a convoy …
  • Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs' fight out in open 16 Nov 2019 01:14 Hyderabad: Under the iron fist of an inspiring top leadership, for a long time, internal squabbles among senior leaders within the TRS remained just that — internal. Now, they have begun to surface, slowly at first, and acquiring a momentum. In the past, …
  • India ranks 2nd in govt requests for Facebook user data, spike in emergency requests in H1'19 15 Nov 2019 14:19 New Delhi, Nov 15 () India came in second after the US in terms of nations asking Facebook to divulge information related to user accounts, with such requests increasing by moe than 9 per cent to 22,684 in the first half of 2019, according to a report by …
  • Process has begun for govt formation, no question of mid-term elections: Pawar 15 Nov 2019 08:11 Nagpur: Amid talks between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP to form a non-BJP government in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Friday ruled out the possibility of midterm elections in the state while asserting that the process has …
  • Maverick Citizen: Transitional Compass 5: Democracy as a transitional compass: Women’s participation in South Africa and Kerala, India 15 Nov 2019 04:54 Members of the All India Democratic Women's Association participate in a protest in New Delhi, India. (Photo: EPA / Rajat Gupta) Democracy, including participatory democracy, is a crucial part of any emancipatory future that seeks to challenge and …
  • Sri Lanka presidential elections: Tamils need an alternate path 15 Nov 2019 04:30 REGARDLESS which of the two frontrunners in Sri Lanka’s forthcoming election becomes president, Tamils’ aspirations for equal rights and accountability will not be met. This is due to both frontrunners focussing on satisfying their Sinhala vote base only, …
  • India’s Top Court Refuses to Reverse Ruling Opening Hugely Popular Hindu Temple to Women of All Ages 15 Nov 2019 04:16 Asia & Pacific 06:40 15.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Several individuals and organizations had sought a review of India’s apex court’s decision to throw open a hugely popular Hindu pilgrimage to women of all ages. In September 2018, the …
  • India needs a new story 14 Nov 2019 19:26 From this author The turn of the century was when a new narrative about independent India began to strike root globally.(Illustration by C R Sasikumar) Three developments defined the narrative of “Rising India” over the past quarter century. First, India’s …
  • The Implications of India’s RCEP Withdrawal 14 Nov 2019 05:54 AdvertisementIndia has announced that it is pulling out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his clear discontent earlier this month at a summit in Bangkok, claiming that the …
  • Google bans campaign ads ahead of Jan. 2020 Taiwan elections - FocusTaiwan Mobile English News 14 Nov 2019 05:30 Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Internet giant Google Inc. has announced that it will not run political campaign ads on its online advertising platform starting Friday ahead of Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections in January because of problems with …
  • Foreign funds likely to increase India weightage 14 Nov 2019 03:49 Bulge bracket funds from the US and Europe are expected to increase their weightage on India and more foreign funds are likely to hit the Indian equity markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. Foreign institutional investors have already started to …
  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long 14 Nov 2019 02:54 Credit: Daily Times Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and …
  • What India owes its Muslim citizens after the Ayodhya temple verdict 13 Nov 2019 22:24 In fact, real closure will depend on how, going forward, India treats its more than 175 million Muslim citizens. Anything other than equitable justice will only leave deep scars and gaping wounds. My generation can never forget what happened in December …
  • India's ruling party suffers setback as richest... 13 Nov 2019 07:59 MUMBAI: In a setback, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra - the country's richest - leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an …
  • Disqualified Karnataka MLAs can contest elections: SC 13 Nov 2019 06:51 13 Nov 2019, 11:14AM ISTSource: Times NowThe Supreme Court of India, in its judgement on 17 disqualified Karnataka legislators, upholds Karnataka speaker's decision to disqualify them. However, the SC allows the 17 disqualified MLAs to contest …
  • For highlighting Kashmir issue: Overseas Friends of BJP in UK to oppose Labour Party in elections 13 Nov 2019 01:41 For highlighting Kashmir issue: Overseas Friends of BJP in UK to oppose Labour Party in elections LONDON: Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of interfering in UK’s upcoming general elections after a group in Britain affiliated with the Bhartiya …
  • Setback for BJP as India's financial capital placed under direct rule 12 Nov 2019 17:14 Mahara­shtra was ruled by the BJP and its right-wing region­al ally Shiv Sena ahead of electi­ons A file photo of Narendra Modi. PHOTO: REUTERS MUMBAI: India’s financial capital plunged into political uncertainty on Tuesday after the president imposed …
  • UK's Labour Party Steps In To Counter Anti-India Stance Over Kashmir 12 Nov 2019 14:17 Labour Party will not adopt any anti-India or anti-Pakistan position over Kashmir, it said. London: Britain's Opposition Labour Party has stepped in to counter its perceived anti-India stance to urge that the Kashmir issue not be allowed to divide …
  • After Hiatus, Rajapaksa Brothers Set To Win Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 12 Nov 2019 14:17 Brothers Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa after handing over nomination papers for the election Colombo: The Rajapaksas, best known for the brutal defeat of separatist Tamil rebels and then drawing Sri Lanka into China's orbit when the West and …
  • What does India's ruling Hindu nationalist party want to achieve? 12 Nov 2019 08:11 The moves have electrified his supporters but also sown unease among India's roughly 200 million Muslims as well as many liberals. Here is a factbox on what India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to achieve and how much progress it has …
  • India’s plot of meddling in UK elections exposed 12 Nov 2019 08:02 LONDON: Narendra Modi’s government has been accused of interfering in UK’s upcoming general elections after a group in Britain affiliated with the Bahartiya Janata Party (BJP) announced to campaign against the Labour Party – and support the Conservatives - …
  • India to invite foreign firms to invest in state-owned oil companies 12 Nov 2019 07:39 ABU DHABI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - International energy firms will be invited to participate in India’s privatisation of state-owned oil companies, the country’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday. Pradhan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra …
  • 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 …
  • US-Aligned Brazil to Welcome Russia, China, India, South Africa 12 Nov 2019 02:37 BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to receive the leaders of Russia, China, India and South Africa later this week at a time when he is aligned with the United States – not traditionally the case at BRICS summits. Russian President …
  • British Indians warn Hindu nationalist party not to meddle in UK elections 11 Nov 2019 21:42 British Indians in one of the country’s most diverse boroughs have warned against attempts to divide voters in the general election along ethnic or religious lines. Last week, a UK support group for the BJP, India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party, said it …
  • TN Seshan, who led game-changing electoral reforms in India, cremated in Chennai 11 Nov 2019 14:42 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Amidst pouring condolences from political leaders, bureaucrats and citizens, the mortal remains of TN Seshan, India's tenth Chief Election Commissioner, was cremated on Monday. Seshan was widely known for reforming the …
  • Factbox: What does India's ruling Hindu nationalist party want to achieve? 11 Nov 2019 14:19 (Reuters) - Six months after he was re-elected, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to have delivered on two big promises of his agenda: Stripping Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy and moving towards building a temple on a …
  • T N Seshan, man who redefined elections, passes away; Modi condoles 11 Nov 2019 10:56 T N Seshan, who strode the Indian Administrative Service like a colossus and showed politicians the real power of the Election Commission of India, died at his residence in Chennai late on Sunday night. He was to turn 87 next month. Seshan became an icon …
  • Protests in Chile, Bolivia threaten India’s search for assets in 'Lithium Triangle' 11 Nov 2019 10:26 KOLKATA (miningweekly.com) – Civil unrest and violence in Chile and prospects of tougher security norms, together with unrelenting protests over a disputed electoral process in Bolivia, have thrown a spanner in the wheels of Indian mining companies’ …
  • T N Seshan: A strict and bold man, known for cleaning up India's electoral system 11 Nov 2019 09:59 Mumbai: Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan (T N Seshan), the man was known and credited for reforming Indian election process, passed away at 86 on November 10, 2019.  He was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India (1990–96), who reformed elections by …
  • 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 …
  • India's BJP suffers setback as richest state slips out of its control 11 Nov 2019 08:50 First major politi­cal blow to Modi’s ruling party as it parts way with region­al ally Shiv Sena due to intern­al strife­ A security personnel stands next to the symbol of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during an election campaign rally …
  • TN Seshan, India’s reformer election czar, dies... 11 Nov 2019 06:48  10 Nov 2019 - 20:12 TN Seshan in 1993. (Photo courtesy: Indian Express/RK Dayal) The man who reformed elections in India, TN Seshan, died on Sunday, aged 86, at his residence in Chennai, TheNewsMinute.com reports. Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan born …
  • India's ruling party suffers setback as richest state slips out of its control 11 Nov 2019 06:37 MUMBAI (Reuters) - In a setback, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra - the country’s richest - leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an …
  • India, Ghana experts to assist GECOM – Chairwoman 11 Nov 2019 06:33 Chairwoman of the Guyana Elections Com-mission (GECOM), Justice Claudette Singh, says GECOM is anticipating the assistance of two  experts from Ghana and India. They are expected later this month, Justice Singh said. The support of these two persons is …
  • TN Seshan's bold initiatives led India's game changing electoral reforms 11 Nov 2019 06:19 CHENNAI:: Tough and a stickler to the rulebook, TN Seshan fearlessly took on both inert officials and slack political parties to ensure fair and free elections in the country during his trail-blazing six-year stint between 1990 and 1996 as the chief …
  • India’s Soundtrack of Hate, With a Pop Sheen 10 Nov 2019 21:16 RAIPUR, India — The Indian pop star, swaddled in gold-trimmed tulle, stepped to the front of the stage at a neighborhood concert. Thunder effects crackled through speakers stacked near an electronics store. “Every house will be saffron!” the singer, Laxmi …
  • A no-nonsense man, TN Seshan cleaned up India’s electoral system (Obit) 10 Nov 2019 20:14 Chennai/New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) T.N. Seshan brought back faith in the Indian electoral system at a time when Indian elections were synonymous with booth rigging and misuse of government machinery. The no-nonsense Seshan, an IAS officer of 1955 batch …
  • Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan, man behind India's electoral reforms, passes away 10 Nov 2019 18:31 By Online Desk Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan passed away at his residence in Chennai on Sunday. Seshan suffered a cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 87. Born in Palakkad district of Kerala, the 1955 batch …
  • Guyana ready for free and fair elections 10 Nov 2019 17:49 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, has assured that measures have been put in place to ensure that March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections are free and fair. This includes …
  • 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, …
  • India's Supreme Court approves Hindu temple on disputed land 09 Nov 2019 21:43 Issued on: 09/11/2019 - 15:09 India’s Supreme Court on Saturday ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country’s north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque — a verdict in a highly …
  • Lanka elections too quiet for comfort 09 Nov 2019 18:31 Colombo seemed unusually devoid of tourists last week. Tourism suffered grievously as a consequence of the terror bombings of churches and hotels in April by some fanatics claiming allegiance to Daesh. According to a manager of a hotel occupancy was down …
  • GECOM welcomes elections observers 09 Nov 2019 06:47 WHILE some members of the opposition have accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of refusing to accept offers from organisations to observe the upcoming elections, Chair of the Commission, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, has stated that nothing …
  • 650,000+ registered to vote in upcoming elections … Former Chief Election Officers of Canada, India, Ghana to advise GECOM 09 Nov 2019 06:40 Nov 09, 2019 News 0 By Kemol King Recent estimates of Guyana’s population tend to place it at 750,000. Sometimes, it hits 800,000 if those doing the assessment are generous. It has not gotten much higher because Guyana’s emigration rate is unusually high. …
  • India's SC says temple to be built on disputed Ayodhya site, alternative land to be provided for mosque 09 Nov 2019 06:32 The Supreme Court of India on Saturday, while announcing its verdict on a disputed land where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, ruled in favour of the Hindus and said that a temple will be constructed on the Ayodhya land. The …
  • Ayodhya dispute: India's top court announces verdict, orders alternate land for a mosque 09 Nov 2019 05:50 India’s security forces are on high alert as the Supreme Court announces its verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in …
  • Consulate Lobbies for Deeper Georgia Presence in India 09 Nov 2019 05:42 Atlanta’s Indian Consulate General set down roots in 2012 and has since firmly entrenched itself in the city’s diplomatic community and political sphere.  Local officials from Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul to (more recently) Fulton County Commission …
  • Security on high alert as India's top court set to decide dispute over destroyed mosque 09 Nov 2019 05:09 India’s security forces are on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict today in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in …
  • India Awaits Verdict on Ayodhya Site, Leaving Hindus and Muslims on Edge 09 Nov 2019 04:58 “Now the issue should be solved forever and everyone should live in peace,” he said. Ahead of Saturday’s verdict, schools were shut and 4,000 security officers were deployed to the area. Rallies have been banned, shops barred from selling kerosene and …
  • Kashmir Remains Tense Three Months After India Tightens Control 09 Nov 2019 01:18 Three months after India's central government abruptly stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its autonomy, cut off internet service and censored media coverage of the situation, isolated reports from the northern territory indicate residents say the …
  • India: Ayodhya Issue – Social Verdict to be Watched for! 08 Nov 2019 23:42 by Nilofar Suhrawardy 8 November 2019 Notwithstanding speculations and apprehensions voiced about the possible tension that Supreme Court’s verdict on the controversial Ayodhya-issue lead to, certain things cannot be ignored. Prior to elaborating to …
  • India-Pakistan ties at scary level, says Pak Foreign Minister 08 Nov 2019 22:10 Pak FM said things have deteriorated after August 5 and now there is no scope of a bilateral dialogue between the two sides in near future. Lahore: Pakistan Foreign Minister Mr Shah M. Qureshi on Friday said that relationship between India and Pakistan has …
  • India strips citizenship status from writer after he called prime minister ‘divider-in-chief’ 08 Nov 2019 19:53 NEW DELHI — India has stripped a prominent writer of his citizenship status after he wrote an article describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s “divider-in-chief.” The move was denounced by advocates for press freedom, who called it a “ …
  • India strips citizenship from journalist who criticised Modi regime 08 Nov 2019 17:09 A British Indian author and journalist has been stripped of his Indian citizenship after he wrote an article criticising the regime of the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Aatish Taseer, who was born in the UK but raised in India and spent a …
  • India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship 08 Nov 2019 10:51 NEW DELHI: An Indian-origin British journalist critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his Indian overseas citizenship, a move campaigners said underlined the government's hostility to a free press. The home ministry said Thursday (Nov 7) …
  • India strips Modi critic of citizenship 08 Nov 2019 09:12 Aatish Taseer was born in Britain and currently lives in the United States. He moved to India at the age of two, where he was raised by a single mother, Tavleen Singh, who is a noted Indian columnist. His father was Salman Taseer, who became a political …
  • Chief Justice of India Calls Top Officials in Uttar Pradesh Ahead of Key Verdict in Ayodhya Case 08 Nov 2019 08:00 Asia & Pacific 09:37 08.11.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India's Supreme Court is expected to deliver an historic judgement on a fiercely contested land dispute case in Ayodhya, northern Uttar Pradesh. The communally sensitive case had …