• Rediscovering Dara Shukoh - mumbai guide 28 Jan 2020 07:30 We tend to associate historical personalities with a single instance: Akbar and his Navratnas, Shah Jahan and the Taj Mahal, and Aurangzeb's war with the Marathas. But Jahangir stuffing a rabbit into the mouth of a snake out of sheer biological …
  • Chances of Indo-Pak limited conflict in 2020 remain high, warns Pak think-tank 28 Jan 2020 05:17 NEW DELHI: A leading Pakistan-based think-tank Islamabad Policy Institute has admitted that Pakistan’s external environment will remain challenging throughout 2020 which will have serious implications for its economy, security and internal stability. The …
  • Intolerant India or Jinnah's Pakistan? 28 Jan 2020 02:51 Intolerant India or Jinnah’s Pakistan? The writer is an analyst and commentator. Last week at Davos, Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated once again, why he is a darling for Pakistanis that invest a greater premium on how Pakistan positions and presents …
  • Arvind Kejriwal, BJP spar over Shaheen Bagh 28 Jan 2020 00:50 NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accused by the BJP of supporting the ongoing anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh, hit back on Monday by indicating that the saffronites want the protests to continue to polarise voters for electoral gains. “ …
  • AP assembly asks Centre to abolish state's Council 28 Jan 2020 00:50 Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday unanimously resolved that “the State Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh be abolished.” All the 133 members present in the House — 132 belonging to the ruling YSR Congress and one from Jana Sena —voted …
  • Fair Reporting Cost Many Journalists Their Lives In Pakistan of India 27 Jan 2020 19:50 In its ‘Naya Pakistan’ poll manifesto, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had stated that they are “committed to maintaining a vigorous free media, which will evolve its own rules to ensure responsible journalism both in the electronic and print …
  • The future of EU-India relations 27 Jan 2020 18:54 Photo credit: Fotolia Speaking in New Delhi before India’s Republic Day, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell, said “The relationship between India and Europe must become more strategic given the importance of the Indo-Pacific region.” The newly-selected …
  • The fine (and often blurry) line between religion & politics 27 Jan 2020 17:24 Of course, it is absolutely true that the gospel must come first. At the same time, however, we must realize that, in many cases, the gospel and politics do intersect. President Trump's historic speech to the March for Life crowd on Friday reminds us …
  • Work-life balance key to employee work performance in India, shows survey 27 Jan 2020 16:20 Work-life balance plays a key role in employees’ performance at work in India, revealed a survey conducted by global recruitment specialist - Michael Page India. Organisations too, on their part, consider this as an important factor in reducing the …
  • CAA stir: Those trying to fragment India getting cover at Shaheen Bagh protest, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 27 Jan 2020 15:15 By PTI NEW DELHI: Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday alleged that Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protest is emerging as a "textbook case of a few hundred people trying to suppress the silent majority". He claimed that those …
  • BJP doesn’t want to open Shaheen Bagh route, it’s doing “dirty politics” over this issue: Arvind Kejriwal 27 Jan 2020 14:43 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of playing “dirty politics” over the Shaheen Bagh protest and dared the Union government to open the road that has been closed due to the agitation, saying they have his permission if they need …
  • Can't ignore states, anti-CAA resolutions: Yashwant Sinha 27 Jan 2020 12:09 Lucknow: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha here on Monday termed the passing of anti-CAA resolutions by non-BJP states a constitutional crisis, saying this can't be ignored. He stressed that there was no need to bring the legislation as it was …
  • US-Iran Confrontation & Implications for India 27 Jan 2020 12:03 Featured, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Middle East & North Africa, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Simi Mehta holds a PhD in American Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru …
  • Delhi polls: In Muslim-dominated areas, Congress harps on CAA, AAP treads with caution 27 Jan 2020 07:11 NEW DELHI: As the Congress harps on the emotive issue of the citizenship law and national citizenship register in Delhi’s Muslim-dominated constituencies of Seelampur and Okhla, the Aam Aadmi Party is treading carefully on localised issues of garbage …
  • Many ministers in Maha govt earned position on merit: Pawar 27 Jan 2020 07:11 Thane: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that many ministers in the Shiv Sena-led coalition government in Maharashtra do not belong to political families and have earned their position purely on merit. Pawar made the statement on Sunday night in Kalwa area …
  • In Muslim areas, Congress harps on CAA, AAP talks of local issues 27 Jan 2020 04:52 NEW DELHI: As the Congress harps on the emotive issue of the citizenship law and national citizenship register in Delhi’s Muslimdominated constituencies of Seelampur and Okhla, the Aam Aadmi Party is treading carefully by raising localised issues of …
  • PoK-Origin MEP behind Anti-CAA move in EuropeanParliament 27 Jan 2020 03:44 New Delhi: A Member of European Parliament (MEP) from the United Kingdom who is originally from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is allegedly behind the draft resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which is proposed to be tabled in the European …
  • Tours, image makeover as Congress plans return of Rahul 27 Jan 2020 03:44 NEW DELHI: Less than six months after he resigned as Congress president, taking moral responsibility for his party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi and his advisers are working on a plan to relaunch his leadership bid of the Grand Old …
  • Priyanka references J Lo with a barely-there number at the Grammys 27 Jan 2020 03:05 LOS ANGELES: Twenty years ago, Jennifer Lopez shut down the Grammys red carpet with her now legendary barely-there Versace green dress, open to her navel, that sent the internet into a full meltdown. How can anyone beat that? Well, the music industry's …
  • India — The coming anarchy 26 Jan 2020 20:57 The title borrows Robert Kaplan’s perspicacious title from his famous 1994 essay on the unraveling then occurring across Africa. Published in February, by April it stood justified with the start of the 100 day long genocide in Rwanda. Understandably then, …
  • The BJP’s Hindu extremist politics 26 Jan 2020 19:26 The BJP is moving to make India a Hindu Rashtra By: Inshal Rao The time has gone when India was a secular state. Today the ruling party is one whose member was convicted of Gandhi’s killing and whose members are accused of the Malegaon Blast. It has stated …
  • NRC, CAA are India’s internal affairs: Home Minister 26 Jan 2020 18:09 Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday told parliament that Bangladesh is intensely observing Indian’s internal situation regarding the country’s controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In reply to a …
  • Pakistan's external affairs to be challenging in 2020; ties to remain tense with India: Think-tank 26 Jan 2020 12:00 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's external affairs would remain challenging throughout 2020, having serious implications on economy and security, including tense relations with India, a Pakistani think-tank said on Sunday. Tense relations with India would continue …
  • The story few now remember: When free speech was muzzled the first time in independent India 26 Jan 2020 07:49 By Tripurdaman Singh On 26 January, 1950, the new Constitution of India — ‘the most elaborate declaration of human rights yet framed by any state’ according to The Times of India – was inaugurated. For a poor, newly independent country, it was an audacious …
  • Activists Plan Boycott of US Companies Backing India’s Anti-Muslim Policies 26 Jan 2020 03:25 Protesters hold up banner during demonstration on January 19, 2020, in Jersey City, New Jersey, against the Citizenship Amendment Act, which grants citizenship to “prosecuted minorities” from neighboring states, with the exception of Muslims. By Skanda …
  • How Punjabi refugee dispersed into many corners of India, shaping national culture, and being embraced by friendship 26 Jan 2020 02:10 Published: January 26, 2020 6:00:49 am After India’s Independence, a large number of Punjabi truck drivers took to the roads and highways. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) (Written by Amandeep Sandhu) For the rest of India, the Partition of India in 1947 is …
  • Wild Mumbai- After Karnataka, Maharashtra Works On Wildlife Documentary 25 Jan 2020 22:31 Aarey Colony in Mumbai is an area rich in biodiversity with a leopard population. (Representational) Mumbai: After the release of Wild Karnataka last week, a documentary film based on the forests of Karnataka presented by the state forest department, the …
  • Mumbai nightlife will increase corruption, rape cases- BJP 25 Jan 2020 22:31 After the Mumbai nightlife got a nod from Maharashtra cabinet, the BJP has said that the move will increase corruption in the city and will lead to an increase in the number of rapes as well. "It is not nightlife, it is killing life," BJP MLA …
  • Mumbais real estate is on its deathbed. Its time to bury it - cnbctv18.com 25 Jan 2020 22:31 My last column asked the question ‘Who killed Mumbai’s real estate?’ When I highlighted the scale of distortion that the proliferation of slums had caused, many readers asked me on Twitter and Linkedin about the possibility of real estate reviving in the …
  • Fearless, efficient IAS officer Ashwini Bhide moved out of Mumbai Metro in 'routine' change 25 Jan 2020 22:31 Text Size: A- A+ Mumbai: Ashwini Bhide, the Maharashtra civil servant who took on Aaditya Thackeray in the Shiv Sena’s fight to take the Metro Rail car shed out of the sylvan Aarey Colony, was transferred out of her post by the Maharashtra government …
  • Dalitality: Hate politics pushing us into existential crisis 25 Jan 2020 19:59 Published: January 26, 2020 1:05:54 am Politics after the 1990s has not been on ideological ground but populism. It has provided some succour to the poor from the pain of market economy, without addressing structural problems. (Express photo by Praveen …
  • Recollecting India's frantic efforts to end starvation after independence 25 Jan 2020 19:09 Sweet potatoes don’t seem like a particularly political food. No one riots over lack of the starchy tubers and “Shakarkhand Shortage” never made it as a headline on newspapers or TV. Yet in 1949, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru took pains to tell his …
  • KV Kamath: The contrarian who became legendary for his antics and interjections 25 Jan 2020 19:09 Anyone who reads the debates of the Constituent Assembly of India quickly wearies of HV Kamath. He was one of the most frequent interjectors, objectors and demanders of divisions – the formal votes for which members had to move to different areas to record …
  • Republic's Children: Recalling aspirations for the nation 25 Jan 2020 19:09 Seven Indian who were born in 1950, along with the republic, recall their aspirations for the nation, and their journey. By Shantanu Nandan Sharma M Ramachandran Profession: Retired IAS officer Place: Delhi & Kochi My Idea for India: Necessary to have …
  • The forgotten founders of India 25 Jan 2020 17:54 By Vikram Raghavan Our republic, which turns 70 today, has many founders. Some are national icons — Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar, and Maulana Azad. They were vitally involved in the debates and decisions of the …
  • The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged 25 Jan 2020 16:35 India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet. SHEKHAR GUPTA 25 January, 2020 Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Is the world always …
  • Taiwan’s Relations with India: Partisan Divides 25 Jan 2020 13:47 AdvertisementTaiwan’s relations with India have increased in breadth — spanning trade, research and academia — as well depth — trade ties amounted to $7.5 billion in 2019, up from $1 billion in 2000. The Taiwanese government has a representative office, …
  • Rajasthan Assembly passes resolution against CAA 25 Jan 2020 12:50 Jaipur: Rajasthan on Saturday on Saturday became the third state in the country to pass a resolution urging the Centre to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). he resolution was passed in the state Assembly amid opposition by the BJP which accused …
  • Draw up plan in a week to de-criminalise politics: SC to EC 25 Jan 2020 03:44 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to draw up an action plan within one week on ways and means to check criminalisation of politics in the country. A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman and S Ravindra Bhat was hearing a …
  • Politics Somewhat Aside: World Leaders Attend Holocaust Commemoration in Jerusalem (with VIDEO) 25 Jan 2020 01:44 Focus of the ceremony at Yad Vashem remained largely on point despite anticipated interjection of geopolitical issues President Macron apologized for shouting at Israeli security forces after they entered a church in Jerusalem that under a past agreement …
  • Ready framework to stop criminalisation of politics: SC to EC 25 Jan 2020 00:21 “This should be done at the earliest in the public interest,” said a bench of Justices R F Nariman and S Ravindra Bhat. Expressing concern over criminalisation of politics, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to come up with a …
  • With ‘Trump of the Tropics’ as Republic Day guest, India hopes for a Brazil summer 25 Jan 2020 00:21 Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published: January 25, 2020 3:13:19 am Brazil President Jair Messias Bolsonaro arrives with his daughter Laura at Palam airport on Friday. Renuka Puri Legend has it that sometime in 1500, a Portuguese explorer, Pedro …
  • Why on Earth would Stephen Harper want to return to politics? 24 Jan 2020 22:36 There is one question that those who are madly speculating Stephen Harper may be about to mount some kind of return to political life have yet to satisfactorily answer. Do you get the sense that he particularly misses his life in the public eye? Is he so …
  • China’s a factor in India’s regional approach 24 Jan 2020 20:21 By Manoj Kumar Mishra 23 January 2020 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has been a recurrent hostage to downturns in India-Pakistan relations, which has often led New Delhi to turn to subregional initiatives, as has been …
  • India-Pakistan: Stitched in Multilateral Interests 24 Jan 2020 20:20 Can cricket bring the two rival nations closer together? by Shamsa Nawaz 24 January 2020 Bilaterally botched relationship, Pakistan and India would be working together in an economic and strategic multilateral forum of Eurasia’s Shanghai Cooperation …
  • Inheritance of divisive politics in modern Sri Lanka 24 Jan 2020 20:20 Sri Lankan Muslim workers throw soil over the coffin of Fauzul Ameen, the victim of an anti-Muslim riots, during a burial ceremony in a Muslim cemetery in Nattandiya on May 14, 2019.LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP by Dr. Chandra Prakash Singh 24 January …
  • Collateral damage: Amid Pakistan-India tensions, border trade becomes an unwitting casualty 24 Jan 2020 16:39 The tensions between India and Pakistan, resulting in snapping of trade ties, have affected 50,000 people directly in India’s border city of Amritsar, according to a study conducted by an Indian research and consulting organisation. Over on the Pakistan …
  • India's youth are its most formidable strength against the evil of Hindutva 24 Jan 2020 13:49 No matter which side of the sub-continental frontier you're living on, everyone is admiring the immense integrity and courage that the Indian youth has shown in standing up against the subversion of their constitutional values of secularism and equal …
  • Between India and Pakistan, let's give the seeds a chance 24 Jan 2020 11:34 The Indian seed sector lost one of its biggest export markets when the governments of India and Pakistan suspended trade relations between the two countries. The political climate hasn’t been the most favourable in recent times, but this New Year is an …
  • ‘We used to quash seven-times bigger India in cricket’: Imran Khan at Davos 24 Jan 2020 10:54 By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 23, 2020 10:01:39 pm Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan at WEF. (Source: Reuters) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan resorted to a cricketing analogy to present his country’s case about its potential at the World …
  • Blood and politics in India 24 Jan 2020 09:56 Mahatma Gandhi, an icon of nonviolent resistance who helped lead India to independence by force of will and strength of mind, rather than physical power, might not seem like a person preoccupied with corporeal matters. In fact, Gandhi endlessly monitored …
  • Netaji opposed Hindu Mahasabha's divisive politics, fought for secular India: Mamata 24 Jan 2020 09:08 By PTI DARJEELING: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose opposed the Hindu Mahasabha's "divisive politics" and fought for a secular and united India. Demanding that his birth anniversary …
  • Congress hits out at PM Modi govt after India slips 10 ranks on Democracy Index 24 Jan 2020 08:53 Image Source : FILE Congress hits out at PM Modi govt after India slips 10 ranks on Democracy Index The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government after India slipped 10 ranks on the Democracy Index, saying democracy has been eroded and democratic …
  • Politics Failed Kashmiri Pandits Because They Are Not A Vote Bank: Rahul Pandita 24 Jan 2020 08:48 Thirty years after more than four lakh Kashmiri Pandits had to flee their motherland after facing death threats from the militant organisations seeking secession from India, a movie that chronicles the plight of the community will hit the screens on …
  • 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 …
  • Why is the world embracing right wing politics? 22 Jan 2020 21:40 In 2019, Modi’s re-election in India alongside Bolsonaro in Brazil added to the growing list of right-wing populist leaders around the world. With Trump serving as the president of the United States, Israel’s Netanyahu becoming the country’s longest- …
  • US keen to step in India-Pakistan’s Kashmir disputes 22 Jan 2020 20:08 The United States was watching development between India and Pakistan over Kashmir closely enough and was ready to help if necessary, said President Donald Trump. In his remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump reiterated the trad and borders …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 'What was Mahabharat?' asks Kangana on Saif's 'no concept of India before British' comment 22 Jan 2020 14:19 PM Modi is most deserving candidate of democracy: Kangana Ranaut Kangana Ranaut has put forth a powerful question to Saif Ali Khan on his infamous 'no concept of India before British' comment.  In an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra, Saif …
  • In South India, a Fragmented Family Turns Into an Overflowing One 22 Jan 2020 10:46 SMALL DAYS AND NIGHTS By Tishani Doshi Tishani Doshi’s third novel begins with a homecoming and the sensorial onslaught such a trip entails. Landing in Madras, in South India, the protagonist, Grace, braces herself for its “heavy, sweaty air, which smells …
  • Politics of war and plunder 22 Jan 2020 09:11 Politics of war and plunder Plunder and pillage has always been one of the main objectives of wars and aggressions. Throughout human history, this obnoxious tool of destruction has been employed to extract wealth and treasure from enemies in the form of …
  • ‘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 …
  • Two crore Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators who entered India won't be allowed to stay: Dilip Ghosh 22 Jan 2020 06:52 By ANI COOCH BEHAR: Amid anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of India (NRC) protests across the country, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday said that two crore Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators have entered India and no …
  • ‘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 …
  • 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 …
  • Trump says U.S. ready to 'help' in India-Pakistan Kashmir dispute 21 Jan 2020 20:03 U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with the President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse DAVOS …
  • Trump says US ready to 'help' in India-Pakistan Kashmir issue 21 Jan 2020 18:46 DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 21 (Reuters) - 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, but did not say how. Speaking ahead of …
  • FCT ex-Chairman dies in India 21 Jan 2020 15:25 Mr Isah Dara, a former Chairman of Bwari Area Council of the FCT is dead. Dara’s son, Bernard, who confirmed the incident to mourners at the deceased’s residence in Bwari, FCT, on Tuesday, said that his father died on Monday afternoon in India, where he …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. # …
  • 'Modi is afraid': women take lead in India's citizenship protests 21 Jan 2020 02:22 With a toothless grin and a clenched fist raised to the heavens, 90-year-old Asma Khatun chanted exuberantly. “Azadi,” she cried, using the Hindi word for freedom and joining a loud chorus that rang out across Shaheen Bagh, a neighbourhood in South Delhi …
  • India’s Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Elects New Chief 20 Jan 2020 14:01 India 16:26 20.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): A change of guard was imminent in India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Amit Shah, who was the party chief until now, took over as the federal Home Minister in the ministry …
  • India’s ruling party picks new president as challenges mount 20 Jan 2020 11:51 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections. FILE PHOTO: Jagat Prakash Nadda, …
  • No politics, PM told J&K-bound Ministers 20 Jan 2020 00:13 Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Published: January 20, 2020 4:55:08 am The Prime Minister also asked the Ministers to stay in the villages they visit at night rather than return to Jammu or Srinagar. (File) A DAY before the first batch of Union …
  • OPINIONISTA: SA has to move away from the liberation mode of politics 19 Jan 2020 23:21 India won its independence in 1947. Ghana won its independence in 1957. Algeria followed in 1962. Freedom came later to the settler colonies in southern Africa. Mozambique won its end to colonial rule in 1975 and in Zimbabwe, independence finally came in …
  • Terror politics has no place in India, BJP's CK Bose contradicts Dilip Ghosh 19 Jan 2020 20:09 By ANI KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose on Sunday contradicted state party president Dilip Ghosh over his recent controversial remark about "intellectuals" and said that terror politics has no place in the country. …
  • South Asian Americans protest India's citizenship bill 19 Jan 2020 18:49 From student activists to CEOs to members of Congress, South Asian Americans are protesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Citizenship Amendment Act, which attempts to establish a legal path to citizenship for Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist …
  • The return of agitational politics (Column: Spy’s Eye) 19 Jan 2020 04:26 Political history of independent India amply illustrates how street agitations have been used as a potent instrument by the opposition to create an anti-incumbency environ against an otherwise well entrenched regime. Economic issues and failures of policy …
  • India, interrupted: Why was Scott Morrison going to New Delhi and will his absence matter? 18 Jan 2020 19:27 Posted January 19, 2020 05:59:54 If this summer hadn't presented a bushfire crisis of unprecedented scale in south-eastern Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison would have spent this week in India. A whirlwind three-city expedition was the plan, …
  • In conversation with Noam Chomsky – Part 3: Pakistan, India, religion, and climate change 18 Jan 2020 11:28 This conversation with Professor Noam Chomsky is presented as a three part series. Part 1 covers American culture and politics. Part 2 covers media, intellectuals and imperialism, along with science, language and human nature. Part 3 includes a …
  • Campus uprisings: India’s students forge solidarities, fuel resistance against divisive politics 18 Jan 2020 09:57 As the Modi-led govt attempts to bulldoze the secular spirit of India, students have been their biggest obstacle. On January 5, a mob armed with sticks, iron rods and acid bottles spread terror in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as it went on a …
  • New Idea of India: Secularism of Common Aspirations takes Shape 18 Jan 2020 07:21 “Majrooh uthi hai mauje saba Aasaar liye toofanon ke Har qatra-e-shabnam bun jaaye Ek mauj-e-rawan, kuchh door naheen” (The morning breeze is deceptive; it is actually a storm in the making. Who knows, even dew drops will acquire the power of torrents.) …
  • Who represents India’s Muslims? Thanks to CAA protests, we now know the answer 18 Jan 2020 06:36 Without any political party’s support, India’s Muslims protesting CAA have asserted a new political identity and also settled the issue of representation. HILAL AHMED 17 January, 2020 Protests against the CAA spread across the country after police’s brutal …
  • Punjab: Congress slams Centre over ‘divisive politics’ 18 Jan 2020 06:24 Sultana said that the BJP had persistently been trying to divide people on religious lines. (File) Congress members in Punjab Assembly Friday hit out at the Centre accusing it of playing “divisive politics” by bring in the controversial Citizenship ( …
  • 'Not Interested In Politics': Nirbhaya's Mother Denies Reports Of Contesting Delhi Polls 18 Jan 2020 05:45 Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Friday put an end to the speculations of her joining the Congress party for the coming Delhi assembly elections, saying that she is "not interested" in politics. Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra echoed her …
  • Opinion: India citizenship act reflects religious discrimination in the country 17 Jan 2020 22:26 One night, over a heated phone conversation with my father about India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the trajectory of my country’s politics, my father said, “You should learn to see the difference between a Hindu and a Hindu nationalist.”  Truth …
  • Iranian Bank to Open Branch in India, Zarif Says 17 Jan 2020 19:30 TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Bank Pasargad plans to open a branch in India to facilitate bilateral trade between the Islamic Republic and the South Asian country. - Politics news - "We had a good meeting with …
  • A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India 17 Jan 2020 19:15 The product of politically active parents from West Bengal, Ms. Ghosh was a talented painting student before entering university to study politics. Last fall she was elected president of the student body at one of India’s liveliest and most prestigious …
  • What happened under Hitler is unfolding in India now: Amarinder on CAA 17 Jan 2020 16:25 Punjab CM Amarinder Singh called the passage of CAA as “a great tragedy”. Stating that the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act was against the secular fabric of the country, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Friday claimed that events unfolding now …
  • 'No interest in politics': Dec 2012 gangrape victim's mother on reports of joining Cong 17 Jan 2020 14:08 A media report Friday claimed that Devi will contest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Congress ticket. (File Photo) Refuting rumours of her joining Congress, Asha Devi, the mother of 2012 Delhi gangrape victim, said that she had no interest …
  • Many thought I will retire from politics, it’s not happening anytime soon: Sharad Pawar 17 Jan 2020 12:04 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, considered the force behind the formation of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, said on Thursday that while many people thought he would retire from active politics, the people of the State, especially …
  • #SeduceSomeoneInFourWords sets Twitter ablaze with memes & witty responses; Netflix & Durex India respond 17 Jan 2020 09:53 They say seduction is art and needless to say, Twitterati are no strangers to it. On Thursday morning, the entire Twitterverse seemed to be obsessed with #SeduceSomeoneInFourWords. In the day and age where millennials swipe right and find that ‘special …
  • Convict's hanging deliberately being postponed: Nirbhaya's mother accuses BJP, AAP of playing politics 17 Jan 2020 08:46 By ANI NEW DELHI: Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Friday accused BJP and AAP of playing politics and alleged that the hanging of convicts of 2012 gang-rape case which was scheduled to take place on January 22, is being deliberately postponed. "It …
  • Nirbhaya’s mother accuses BJP, AAP of playing politics 17 Jan 2020 08:18 New Delhi: Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi on Friday accused BJP and AAP of playing politics and alleged that the hanging of convicts of 2012 gang-rape case which was scheduled to take place on January 22, is being deliberately postponed. “It has been 7 years …
  • India's President Ram Nath Kovind Dismisses Nirbhaya Rapist's Mercy Plea 17 Jan 2020 07:57 Asia & Pacific 10:50 17.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): The four convicts involved in the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case were recently sentenced to death by a Delhi Court. However, the execution slated for 22 January has been delayed …
  • Jana Sena’s Pawan Kalyan not ‘eligible for politics’, alliance with BJP no threat: YSRCP 17 Jan 2020 02:33 Dismissing Pawan as a “nonentity”, YSRCP MLA Amabati Rambabu said the JSP chief is known for “political instability” The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh has rejected any political threat by the coming together of former allies BJP and the Jana Sena …
  • India’s New Citizenship Law Shakes Northeastern State 16 Jan 2020 23:31 In the wake of the January 10 Indian parliament’s approval of the Citizenship Amendment Act, which purportedly offers expedited citizenship to minority migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan – but not Muslims – the streets of Assam in the …
  • Is India’s BJP Government Set to Create a ‘Hindu Pakistan’? 16 Jan 2020 20:21 AdvertisementIt’s a formidable yet extraordinary time for India, a moment to be etched in history, as what is unfolding now will determine whether India’s founding principles of pluralism and secularism can stay intact or if the Narendra Modi government …
  • Advantage Raja: Madras HC orders AICF elections for Feb 10 28 Jan 2020 09:51 Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the elections for office bearers of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to be held in Chennai on February 10 as originally announced by AICF President P.R. Venketrama Raja, an official said …
  • Delhi Elections: No Manifestos Yet, But Candidates Line-Up Promises To Woo Voters 28 Jan 2020 06:39 India 05:11 GMT 28.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik):  With state legislative elections in Delhi scheduled for 8 February, the three major parties, Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Indian National …
  • Govt signs peace pact with Bodos, Amit Shah says Assam’s territorial integrity assured 28 Jan 2020 05:17 NEW DELHI: Ending decades of insurgency demanding a separate state of Bodoland, the Centre and Assam government on Monday signed a tripartite agreement with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which has been …
  • Bhutanese delegation to visit Delhi CEO office to learn about country's electoral process 28 Jan 2020 05:16 A Bhutanese delegation led by its Election Commissioner will visit the office of Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer on Tuesday to learn about the electoral process in India, said sources from the Delhi CEO office. Along with learning about the functioning …
  • If Modi government violently cracks down, anti-CAA protests will engulf more of India 28 Jan 2020 03:12 At Park Circus Maidan in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul) “As it were, that pall of fear was lifted from the people’s shoulders, not wholly, of course, but to an amazing degree.” This is how Jawaharlal Nehru described what Gandhi, after 1918-19, did …
  • BJP will lose Delhi elections: Sachin Pilot 28 Jan 2020 02:09 Congress leader Sachin Pilot Affirming his faith in the wisdom of the voter, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot says people of India will do the right thing when the time comes and the BJP will lose the Delhi elections next …
  • TRS sweeps civic body chief polls: Wins 109 out of 120 municipal chief positions 28 Jan 2020 00:50 Hyderabad: The ruling TRS on Monday completed its rout of the civic bodies polls, sweeping 112 municipalities out of 120 and all the 10 corporations. The Congress won four municipalities, the BJP and the MIM two each. The State Election Commission (SEC) …
  • On the Right Track in India: The BJP’s Ideological Drive Makes Perfect Sense 28 Jan 2020 00:40 AdvertisementThroughout the second half of 2019, India’s ruling Bhartiya Janata Party has served the country a package of ideologically-driven reforms. The events came in like a series of jabs and in quick succession, rather than gradually. In terms of …
  • Indian government to sell Air India, guarantees staff payments 27 Jan 2020 20:59 NEW DELHI, India - Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday confirmed the sale of the government's stake in Air India, and said that the entire dues and arrears of Air India employees will be paid before the proposed disinvestment of the …
  • Fair Reporting Cost Many Journalists Their Lives In Pakistan of India 27 Jan 2020 19:50 In its ‘Naya Pakistan’ poll manifesto, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had stated that they are “committed to maintaining a vigorous free media, which will evolve its own rules to ensure responsible journalism both in the electronic and print …
  • View: Political critique of NPR misses its importance in social benefit delivery 27 Jan 2020 17:52 The debate around citizenship data fails to recognise that much of what is being politically brandished to score points is, for most parts, already happening on the ground and is unlikely to be reversed. Reason: there is too much serious welfare money …
  • Madras HC extends interim stay on proceedings against Karti Chidambaram in "tax evasion" case 27 Jan 2020 14:52 CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday extended till February 12 the interim stay granted by it on the proceedings against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and his wife in connection with a case of alleged income tax evasion, pending before a special court …
  • BJP will not win in Delhi elections: Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot 27 Jan 2020 11:30 By PTI JAIPUR: Affirming his faith in the wisdom of the voter, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot says people of India will do the right thing when the time comes and the BJP will lose the Delhi elections next month. …
  • Delhi Elections: Street Vendors Want a Political Party That Gives Them Freedom to Earn 27 Jan 2020 08:56 India 07:11 GMT 27.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi: In 2013, the Supreme Court prohibited municipal authorities and the police from evicting or extorting street vendors until they are registered under a survey and authorised vending zones are created. …
  • Delhi polls: In Muslim-dominated areas, Congress harps on CAA, AAP treads with caution 27 Jan 2020 07:11 NEW DELHI: As the Congress harps on the emotive issue of the citizenship law and national citizenship register in Delhi’s Muslim-dominated constituencies of Seelampur and Okhla, the Aam Aadmi Party is treading carefully on localised issues of garbage …
  • In Muslim areas, Congress harps on CAA, AAP talks of local issues 27 Jan 2020 04:52 NEW DELHI: As the Congress harps on the emotive issue of the citizenship law and national citizenship register in Delhi’s Muslimdominated constituencies of Seelampur and Okhla, the Aam Aadmi Party is treading carefully by raising localised issues of …
  • Tours, image makeover as Congress plans return of Rahul 27 Jan 2020 03:44 NEW DELHI: Less than six months after he resigned as Congress president, taking moral responsibility for his party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi and his advisers are working on a plan to relaunch his leadership bid of the Grand Old …
  • Maharashtra govt starts providing meal at Rs 10 to needy people 26 Jan 2020 23:37 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 26 (ANI): To mark the 71st Republic Day, Maharashtra government on Sunday rolled out the 'Shiv Bhojan' scheme under which the needy people will get a wholesome meal at affordable Rs 10 for each plate, in the state. …
  • BJP wants SCB elections on party basis 26 Jan 2020 22:30 HYDERABAD: With conclusion of municipal polls in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party has decided now to prepare itself for the Secunderabad Cantonment Board elections. In this regard, BJP state president K. Laxman held a review meeting with his party leaders …
  • 87 civic bodies in kitty, TRS battles for more 26 Jan 2020 22:30 Hyderabad: The final results of the civic body elections for nine municipal corporations and 120 municipalities show the TRS has a clear majority to form Councils in 87 bodies. The Congress had a clear majority in six municipalities, the BJP in 3 and MIM …
  • Without naming Congress, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee criticises India's opposition 26 Jan 2020 18:12 Image Source : FILE Without naming Congress, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee criticizes India's opposition Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Sunday said that India needs a better opposition which is the heart of any democracy and the ruling party …
  • Wouldn’t have received Nobel if based in India, says Abhijit Banerjee 26 Jan 2020 15:05 The Nobel laureate also opined that India needs a better opposition which is the heart of any democracy (File Photo) Economist and Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee Sunday said he wouldn’t have been able to win the coveted prize if he was based in India, his …
  • It's a pinkwash in civic polls 26 Jan 2020 06:13 Hyderabad: The TRS on Saturday recorded a landslide victory in the municipal elections, bagging 104 municipalities out of 120 in the state till reports last came in. It also won six of the nine municipal corporations for which results were declared on …
  • Karnataka stalwarts’ contribution to the making of India 26 Jan 2020 02:13 By Express News Service Luminaries from Karnataka made significant contributions to the statute book we are all expected to honour and follow today. KC Reddy, Kengal Hanumanthaiah, T Siddalingaya, H R Guruv Reddy, S V Krishnamurthy Rao, H Siddaveerappa, T …
  • KT Rama Rao thanks people for huge TRS victory 26 Jan 2020 02:02 Hyderabad: TRS working president and minister K.T. Rama Rao on Saturday thanked the people for the “thumping” win for the party in the civic elections. Mr Rama Rao, in a tweet, said, “my heartfelt gratitude to the people of Telangana for reposing faith in …
  • KCR to call anti-CAA CMs' meeting 26 Jan 2020 02:02 Hyderabad: Appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday came down heavily on the NDA government for bringing such a legislation in the first place. Addressing a …
  • J-K Lt Guv urges voters to contest elections to 'bring the change' 25 Jan 2020 21:46 Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu on Saturday urged the people to not only cast vote but also contest in the elections to "bring the change.""People think why should they …
  • India's plurality, secularism must be protected 25 Jan 2020 20:41 Two important dates mark India's independence from British colonial rule. The first is of course, August 15, 1947, the very day India got its independence and the British formally left India. That is when India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal …
  • People are protesting to remind govt of constitutional values: Rohit De, professor of history, Yale University 25 Jan 2020 19:09 On the 70th anniversary of the Constitution, G Seetharaman talks to academics Rohit De and Madhav Khosla who have written about the making of the document and its early years to make sense of the importance of the Constitution and the role of the judiciary …
  • The forgotten founders of India 25 Jan 2020 17:54 By Vikram Raghavan Our republic, which turns 70 today, has many founders. Some are national icons — Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar, and Maulana Azad. They were vitally involved in the debates and decisions of the …
  • All of Telangana blushes pink as TRS sweeps municipal polls 25 Jan 2020 17:29 Hyderabad: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Saturday was set to score an emphatic win in the elections held three days ago to 120 municipalities and 9 municipal corporations in the state. As per trends available at 6 pm, the TRS was poised to sweep …
  • Some voters don't realise importance of right to exercise franchise: President Kovind 25 Jan 2020 14:31 President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday lamented that there are some voters who do not understand the importance of their right to exercise franchise and reminded them that in several countries people had to struggle to get it. Addressing an event here on …
  • Election Commission Bans BJP Politician for Likening Delhi Polls to India vs Pakistan Contest 25 Jan 2020 13:51 India 13:49 GMT 25.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s capital city is slated to hold elections on 8 February for the 70-member legislative assembly and whose results will be out on 11 February. The polls are set to be a battle among three …
  • Muslim infiltrators in India should be thrown out: Shiv Sena 25 Jan 2020 12:26 Mumbai: Ruling BJP party seems to have won by diverting people, politicians mind by their controversial statement of driving out Bangladeshi/ Pakistani Muslim infiltrators from India. Only two days after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj …
  • Mass Protests Greet India’s Modi in First Major Challenge 25 Jan 2020 11:27 Narendra Modi is facing the first major test of his political leadership, and of his image of apparent invincibility since he became Prime Minister in 2014. The Bharitiya Janata Party leader’s authority is still intact but, largely because of the …
  • KCR unstoppable as TRS heads for landslide win in Telangana municipal elections 25 Jan 2020 09:11 Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Chief Minister of the state K. Chandrashekar Rao arrives to address a press conference in Hyderabad. (AP) With early trends in the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party’s favour, the pink party’s …
  • Cong, AAP losing ground in Delhi elections, claims BJP Mishra 25 Jan 2020 09:08 New Delhi: After an FIR has been filed against him for ‘India vs Pak contest on Feb 8’ tweet, BJP candidate Kapil Mishra on Saturday claimed that AAP and Congress are losing ground in state elections and therefore they want to fight the polls on paper. …
  • Telangana municipal polls results: TRS takes the lead 25 Jan 2020 08:43 The Telangana Rashtra Samiti is making a clean sweep of the elections to municipalities and municipal corporations in the state, with the latest tally showing them leading in seven of the eight municipal corporations and 84 of the 120 municipalities while …
  • High Court declares Nadigar Sangam polls invalid, orders fresh elections 25 Jan 2020 07:32 The Madras High Court on Friday called for fresh polls to be conducted in the South Indian Artistes’ Association aka Nadigar Sangam, after keeping the results of the election in cold storage for almost seven months. The HC declared the Nadigar Sangam …
  • 164 crorepatis in the fray for Delhi polls 25 Jan 2020 06:14 NEW DELHI: Not only are the candidates for the February 8 assembly polls richer than the last time around, but they are also older. From 143 candidates with assets worth Rs 1 crore or more fielded by AAP, BJP and Congress in 2015, the number has gone up to …
  • Ashok Chavan demands high-level probe in alleged phone tapping 25 Jan 2020 05:40 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Maharashtra Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Friday demanded a high-level enquiry into the alleged phone tapping of NCP and Congress leaders. "I have no doubt that the BJP can go to any extent to …
  • Ahead of last leg of campaigning for Delhi elections, BJP plans mega outreach 25 Jan 2020 03:50 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Desperate to end its 21-year exile from Delhi’s political space, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ready to unleash an extensive outreach programme on voters in the last legs of electioneering in the national capital. True …
  • Draw up plan in a week to de-criminalise politics: SC to EC 25 Jan 2020 03:44 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to draw up an action plan within one week on ways and means to check criminalisation of politics in the country. A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman and S Ravindra Bhat was hearing a …
  • AirAsia case: ED calls in Tony Fernandes, R Venkataramanan again 25 Jan 2020 02:27 NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned afresh Tony Fernandes and other top executives of Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd as well as R Venkataramanan, former director of AirAsia India, over allegations of money laundering. The agency has asked …
  • View: Things that should worry foreign investors after the Bezos episode 25 Jan 2020 02:26 By Mihir Sharma In most places, government ministers would be happy to hear that someone intends to invest a billion dollars in their country. Not in today’s India. Late last week, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos announced that he would be pumping another …
  • India Culture Center, Houston elects its 2020 Board 24 Jan 2020 23:38 Jasmeeta Singh, ICC President for 2020 The India Culture Center (ICC), Houston, held its first Board of Director’s meeting of the year on January 5, 2020 at the India House and elected its new Executive Committee for 2020. The unanimously elected Executive …
  • India loses 10 places on world Democracy Index 2019, ranks 51 globally 24 Jan 2020 20:20 Two developments find specific mention in the Democracy Index – the abrogation of Article 370 and the NRC By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi 22 January 2020 Anti-CAA protesters in Kolkata. Gautam Bose India, the largest democracy in the world, fell 10 places on …
  • EC asks Twitter to remove Kapil Mishra's 'India vs Pak' tweet 24 Jan 2020 18:09 New Delhi [India], Jan 24 (ANI): The Election Commission has asked Twitter to remove BJP leader Kapil Mishra's post on Twitter regarding Assembly elections after Delhi Chief Electoral Officer's office requested the poll body to initiate the process …
  • Why Is India’s Right Wing Defaming the Women Protesters of Shaheen Bagh? 24 Jan 2020 17:17 AdvertisementThe passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has led to one of the longest and most intense citizen-led, anti-government mobilizations in India in the last decade. Deemed discriminatory in nature, the Act in conjunction with the proposed …
  • India's youth are its most formidable strength against the evil of Hindutva 24 Jan 2020 13:49 No matter which side of the sub-continental frontier you're living on, everyone is admiring the immense integrity and courage that the Indian youth has shown in standing up against the subversion of their constitutional values of secularism and equal …
  • Election Commission of India pays tribute to India’s first CEC, organises memorial lecture 24 Jan 2020 13:17 Share0 In a move to pay tribute to India’s first Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Sukumar Sen who had served the post from March 21, 1950, till 19th December 1958, the Election Commission of India organised the first memorial lecture in the National Capital …
  • India's Election Commission Seeks Report on Delhi BJP Candidate’s ‘Mini Pakistan’ Tweet 24 Jan 2020 13:07 India 06:10 GMT 24.01.2020(updated 06:25 GMT 24.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): As campaigning for the upcoming legislative assembly elections in India’s national capital heats up, verbal battles, Twitter spats, and political bickering have …
  • World Archery lifts suspension on India with conditions 24 Jan 2020 12:26 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: January 23, 2020 6:36:12 pm (Representational image) In a big boost to Indian archers’ preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, the world body on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the …
  • World Archery lifts suspension on India 24 Jan 2020 10:48 KOLKATA: In a big boost to Indian archers' preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, the world body on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the embattled national federation held its elections. While lifting the ban, …
  • Delhi Election 2020: Aam Aadmi Party's Dig At BJP's Kapil Mishra Over "India vs Pak" Tweet 24 Jan 2020 10:41 Kapil Mishra, who was close to Arvind Kejriwal, left AAP and joined BJP after a bitter quarrel New Delhi: Taking a dig at BJP leader Kapil Mishra for his tweet about a "contest between India and Pakistan" on February 8, Aam Aadmi Party's …
  • India downgraded in Democracy Index 24 Jan 2020 10:00 India downgraded in Democracy Index ISLAMABAD: India has suffered a major downgrade in the 2019 “Democracy Index” where it has slipped by 10 ranks to the 51st position. The development has conspicuous significance in the wake of repression that the Indian …
  • It's India vs Pakistan on February 8: BJP's Kapil Mishra on Delhi assembly elections 24 Jan 2020 08:16
  • India's Highway Of Shame 23 Jan 2020 12:12 India's Highway Of Shame more... 'Go Outside': Macron Confronts Israeli Security more... White House Confuses Iraq With Iran and Says Trump Met With Iranian President more... Pete Buttigieg Suffers …
  • Congress 'local' Romesh Sabharwal up for battle against Kejriwal in Delhi elections 2020 23 Jan 2020 03:47 Express News Service NEW DELHI: The onus of winning a prized seat, which the Congress lost to the Aam Aadmi Party after bagging it three times in a row, is on a ‘local’. It took no less than Arvind Kejriwal to wrest the New Delhi Assembly constituency from …
  • India falls to 51st position in Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 22 Jan 2020 18:57 The latest edition of the Democracy Index spells gloom for India. The world’s biggest democracy slipped 10 places in the 2019 global ranking to 51st place. The survey published on Wednesday attributes the primary cause of “the democratic regression” to “an …
  • NGO recommends scrapping of ‘Electoral Bonds’ for fair elections 22 Jan 2020 18:52 New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO has called for scrapping Electoral Bonds which violate the citizens’ fundamental ‘Right to Know’ by withholding crucial information regarding the sources of funding. He said, “Such opaqueness …
  • India Stares at a Wide Revenue Gap Ahead of the National Budget on 1 February 22 Jan 2020 17:41 India 19:03 22.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): All eyes will be on Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman when she tables her second budget on 1 February in Parliament. Her second budget comes at a time when the country’s GDP growth is …
  • "Women Fighting For India": Chandrashekhar Azad's Message At Shaheen Bagh 22 Jan 2020 17:36 Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad spoke to protesters at Shaheen Bagh today New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad visited Delhi's Shaheen Bagh this evening to deliver a dramatic warning to the government over the citizenship law, declaring …
  • 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 …
  • Ministry de-recognises Rowing Federation of India for violating Sports Code 22 Jan 2020 13:58 NEW DELHI: Rowing Federation of India (RFI) was on Wednesday de-recognised by the Sports Ministry for violating the Sports Code of 2011 during its elections held in December. In the RFI elections held on December 6 in Hyderabad, Rajlaxmi Singh Deo and MV …
  • 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 …
  • India's Telangana to test facial recognition in local elections 22 Jan 2020 11:22 The southern Indian state of Telangana will use facial recognition software in local elections on Wednesday, authorities said, the first such use of the technology in the country despite growing concerns about privacy and surveillance. Facial recognition …
  • UK MPs concerned over Modi's actions, India citizenship laws 22 Jan 2020 08:34 UK MPs concerned over Modi’s actions, India citizenship laws LONDON: A meeting organised by Ambedkar International Mission (UK) and the South Asia Solidarity Group in the UK Parliament on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens ( …
  • Two crore Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators who entered India won't be allowed to stay: Dilip Ghosh 22 Jan 2020 06:52 By ANI COOCH BEHAR: Amid anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of India (NRC) protests across the country, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday said that two crore Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators have entered India and no …
  • Delhi elections: Tajinder Bagga steps out of Twitter shadows to political mainstream 22 Jan 2020 05:55 Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: January 22, 2020 11:00:54 am Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga is contesting from Hari Nagar. A Swayamsevak since his teens, an Art of Living follower and founder of a T-shirt brand, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (34) …
  • Jannayak Janta Party fails to get desired symbol, pulls out of Delhi elections race 22 Jan 2020 02:33 By Express News Service NEW DELHI: The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Tuesday declared it would not contest the Delhi polls due to issues with the party’s election symbol. Haryana Deputy CM and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala told reporters here that the …
  • Egypt, India to create ‘new partnership for new era’: Amb. 21 Jan 2020 21:34 Egypt and India will create “a new partnership for a new era,” Indian ambassador in Cairo Rahul Kulshreshth said in a statement on Monday, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day of India, scheduled on January 26. Two visits by President Abdel Fattah Al- …
  • Unable to get poll symbol of choice, JJP not to contest Delhi elections 21 Jan 2020 16:26 Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala said his candidates may lose if they fight on an unfamiliar party symbol. (File) The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Tuesday announced it would not contest the upcoming Delhi polls due to issues …
  • UK MPs express concern over India's CAA, Modi's actions 21 Jan 2020 16:13 LONDON: Ambedkar International Mission (UK) and the South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG) organised a meeting in the UK Parliament on Monday to discuss India's controversial citizenship law and the countrywide protests. The meeting discussed the …
  • Indian Navy signs MoU with Geological Survey of India | LIVE 21 Jan 2020 15:53 Jan 21, 2020 8:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha Bengaluru airport starts virus screening of Far East arrivals Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has set up a Novel Corona Virus screening mechanism in the premises in a bid to prevent …
  • JD(U) leader to Nitish: You say BJP dangerous for India, then why Delhi poll alliance 21 Jan 2020 10:21 Varma says there is an ‘urgent need for the JD(U) to harmonise what the party’s Constitution says, what the leader of the party feels in private, and what actions the party takes in public’. (File) Days after JD(U) announced it would fight the Delhi …
  • Those Rejected In Elections Spreading Lies, Confusion: PM Modi 21 Jan 2020 08:44 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lashed out at opposition parties, saying those rejected by people in elections were left with few weapons and hence spreading confusion and lies. Without naming his rivals, Modi also targeted the "echo system…
  • India: Modi in his Second Term Takes a Hard Right Turn
 21 Jan 2020 08:42 Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library India: Modi in his Second Term Takes a Hard Right Turn
 Modi’s BJP won 303 seats in the Parliament of 545 seats in the 2019 General Elections, after completing his first term of 5 years, in which BJP did not have …
  • SAD won’t contest Delhi elections amid differences with ally BJP over CAA, NRC 20 Jan 2020 16:48 SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the party was asked to consider its stand on CAA. (File) Signaling a rift with its NDA ally BJP, the Shiromani Akai Dal (SAD) announced on Monday that it would not contest the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections after …
  • ARF deployment in Hyderabad through municipal elections 2020 20 Jan 2020 14:35 Hyderabad: The Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) announced the Election scheduled for Urban Local Bodies-2020 to be held on 22 January 2020 in Telangana. In Cyberabad Commissionerate limits, Elections are being held for 12 Municipalities and 2 …
  • India’s Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Elects New Chief 20 Jan 2020 14:01 India 16:26 20.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): A change of guard was imminent in India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Amit Shah, who was the party chief until now, took over as the federal Home Minister in the ministry …
  • India’s ruling BJP party picks new president as challenges mount 20 Jan 2020 13:54 New Delhi – India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday 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 …
  • India’s ruling party picks new president as challenges mount 20 Jan 2020 11:51 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections. FILE PHOTO: Jagat Prakash Nadda, …
  • Watch Manoj Tiwari talk about Delhi elections on Aap Ki Adalat tonight 20 Jan 2020 10:18 Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari has said that he would not contest the upcoming state elections in Delhi if Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal can give his word that he has ensured free electricity to Delhi households consuming less than …
  • India a split polity, but is still secular 19 Jan 2020 20:33 Vajpayee served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2004 when the Congress came to power with Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister. For the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a …
  • No Owaisi can stop BJP in 2023 Assembly elections: G Kishan Reddy 19 Jan 2020 20:23 Hyderabad: The BJP will come to power in Telangana in the 2023 Assembly elections, and even if a lakh Owaisis try to stop it, they would not succeed in preventing a BJP candidate from becoming the next chief minister of the state, Union minister of state …
  • Will Delhi really vote on development and citizenry issues? India — and its political class — await patiently 19 Jan 2020 18:08 By Neerja Chowdhury Modi to sher hai. Par Dilli main mein Arvind Kejriwal ko vote dene wala hoon.’ (Modi is a tiger. But in Delhi, I’ll be voting for Arvind Kejriwal.) This, from a Dilliwala who had voted Modi in 2014 and 2019. His words seem to sum up the …
  • Donald Trump likely to visit India in February; Ahemedabad could host 'Howdy Modi!' like event 18 Jan 2020 19:57 Image Source : AP Donald Trump likely to visit India in February; Ahmedabad could host 'Howdy Modi!' like event US President Donald Trump could visit India in February. Reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could host a grand event on …
  • Why India invite Imran Khan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit? 18 Jan 2020 18:08 Do we spy a softening in the freeze-dried India-Pakistan relationship? The strange announcement this week that India would invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads of government summit in India this …
  • Taiwan's Elections Show It Can Stand on Its Own 18 Jan 2020 14:53 This weekend, the people of Taiwan overwhelmingly voted to renew the mandate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and President Tsai Ing-wen for another four years, in an election that saw the incumbent win more votes than any other presidential …
  • Arjun Munda takes fresh guard as Archery Association of India president 18 Jan 2020 13:51 NEW DELHI: Union minister Arjun Munda was on Saturday elected as president of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI) in its much-delayed elections, which were held here smoothly in the presence of three observers. Enjoying the support of former …
  • Domestic biz unaffected by India slowdown, says V Ramakrishnan 18 Jan 2020 11:13 V Ramakrishnan, CFO and Milind Lakkad, EVP & Global Head HR, TCS say that TCS going forward will focus on two things i.e. increasing our base and re-skilling our middle management. This would be the theme not just for the next quarter or two quarters, …
  • New Idea of India: Secularism of Common Aspirations takes Shape 18 Jan 2020 07:21 “Majrooh uthi hai mauje saba Aasaar liye toofanon ke Har qatra-e-shabnam bun jaaye Ek mauj-e-rawan, kuchh door naheen” (The morning breeze is deceptive; it is actually a storm in the making. Who knows, even dew drops will acquire the power of torrents.) …
  • A split India 18 Jan 2020 02:38 FOR the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a national consensus on the fundamentals of the polity. It is not enough that all political parties swear by the constitution …
  • West Bengal: Civic body elections likely by mid-April, before Ramzan 18 Jan 2020 00:41 According to the State Election Commission, the final list will be published after February 10.(Picture for representation) Elections to 110 civic bodies across the state are likely to be held by mid-April, ahead of the holy month of Ramzan, that begins …
  • BJP first list of candidates Delhi elections 2020 17 Jan 2020 15:30 The BJP released the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi on February 8, 2020. Manoj Tiwari, the BJP Delhi chief declared candidates for 57 of the 70 seats.   Here's the BJP first list of candidates for Delhi polls 2020 …
  • India’s Ruling BJP Releases First List of 57 Candidates for Upcoming Delhi Elections 17 Jan 2020 15:06 India 15:59 17.01.2020(updated 17:25 17.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Elections to the 70-member assembly of India’s national capital, Delhi, will take place on 8 February, with the vote count scheduled for 11 February. Major political rivals …
  • India's Top Court Refuses to Pass Order to Confer Nation's Highest Award on Mahatma Gandhi 17 Jan 2020 11:40 India 11:36 17.01.2020(updated 13:39 17.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Instituted on 2 January 1954, the Bharat Ratna is India’s Highest Civilian Award. Originally limited to achievements in the field of arts, literature, science, and public …
  • Why Jeff Bezos' billion-dollar pledge hasn't impressed anyone in India 17 Jan 2020 06:22 By Archana Chaudhary and Saritha Rai India’s government has scoffed at Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’ offer to invest $1 billion in the country, firing the latest salvo at an e-commerce giant that’s been accused of predatory business practices. Trade …
  • Gold rally to continue on lower rates, weak dollar, US elections 17 Jan 2020 03:37 Gold’s blistering rally isn’t over, according to fund managers who see another leg-up for the precious metal. Lower-for-longer interest rates, a weaker dollar and the US presidential election will provide multiple catalysts for gains, even as tentative …