Has BJP got its social engineering right in Rajasthan?

BY ARCHANA SHARMA  Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Has the BJP got its social engineering right in by forming alliance with the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party in Rajasthan and roping in Gujjar community leader Kirori... Read more »

Kamal’s MNM’s performance to decide political plunge of stars?

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The way to the seat of power in Tamil Nadu is through Kollywood, goes the saying. However, the entry of mega movie stars into the state’s politics in the... Read more »

Three books to read this election season

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Update your knowledge of India’s elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the... Read more »

Lethal Fluctuations: The Death Penalty in Asia

By Dr Binoy Kampmark April 10, The Malaysian government last year expressed a surprise change of heart on a policy long held dear; it would reconsider the death penalty. The case of... Read more »

British Columbia government marks Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Centenary

By Gurpreet Singh B.C., April 8, Following sustained efforts of Mehak Punjab Dee TV, Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation and Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI), the British Columbia government in Canada... Read more »

The NaMo TV remains a mystery

By Kanika Katyal April 6, On March 31, a certain NaMo TV made its debut on DTH platforms amidst much social media fanfare by the BJP members, including PM Modi. Opposition parties like the... Read more »

Humanitarian work important element of India’s diplomacy

By Arul Louis New York, April 5 (IANS) Humanitarian work is an important element of India’s diplomacy, although it is often overshadowed by its strategic and defence aspects, according to India’s Ambassador Harsh... Read more »

Abdullahs and Muftis, two political dynasties in J&K

By Sheikh Qayoom Srinagar, April 4 (IANS) The Abdullahs are undoubtedly the first political dynasty of Jammu and Kashmir having remained central to state’s politics for over 80 long years. The founder of... Read more »

BJP will face challenges in sugar belt

By Saurabh Katkurwar New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Direct income support of Rs 6,000 to farmers is seen as the BJP government’s answer to the rising rural distress but the anger is still... Read more »

Star war for supremacy in Karnataka’s Mandya seat

By Fakir Balaji Mandya (Karnataka), April 2 (IANS) In an electoral battle between two un-equals, age wise or otherwise, a star war is on for supremacy in Karnataka’s Mandya Lok Sabha constituency where... Read more »

Article 35 A: A Rejoinder To Arun Jaitley

By Abdul Majid Zargar Article 35A surreptitiously inserted by Pt. Nehru’s govt. in the Constitution in 1954 vide Presidential order is responsible for discrimination by the J&K govt. between two categories of citizens... Read more »

It’s nationalism, stupid!

By Amulya Ganguli Unlike 2014, the economy is no longer the focal point of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaign. While five years ago, the party’s emphasis was on a market-driven pursuit... Read more »

Sikkim will be the first state to implement Universal Basic Income

By P.D. Rai On January 10, 2019, the SDF party announced in the national media that we would be implementing Universal Basic Income (UBI) in Sikkim by 2022. Following this, there has... Read more »

Priyanka “We don’t need BJP’s certificate of patriotism”

By Anand Singh Rae Bareli, March 28 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday said she has been given the key task of strengthening her party in the Uttar Pradesh – even... Read more »

Will Chandrababu Naidu meet his nemesis in Jagan?

By Mohammed Shafeeq Amaravati, March 28 (IANS) It was in 2004 that Nara Chandrababu Naidu met his nemesis in Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in the then undivided Andhra Pradesh. Fifteen years later he faces... Read more »

Woman March on April 4! To reject the current environment of hate and violence.

March 28, Detained human rights defenders Sudha Bhardwaj and Shoma Sen expressed their solidarity with Women’s March on April 4 when making an appearance in court. They were happy to hear about... Read more »

TRS seems to have clear edge in Telangana

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Buoyed by its landslide victory in the recent Telangana Assembly elections and with opposition parties looking demoralised, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) appears to have clear... Read more »

Congress aims to end 3-decade drought in Attingal

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Will it be eighth time lucky for the Congress-led UDF in Kerala’s Attingal Lok Sabha constituency that it last won 30 years ago in 1989? The... Read more »

Five years that turned India’s concept of news on its head

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) When Anna Hazare launched his India Against Corruption (IAC) in 2011, little did he realise the media convergence – some term it media disruption –... Read more »

Gadkari “No one should politicise or take credit for air strikes against Pakistan”

By Brajendra Nath Singh New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the Indian Air Force strikes against terrorists in Pakistan’s Balakot should not be linked to the general... Read more »