No focus on water issues in poll manifestos

Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) Honoured with the Stockholm Water Prize, water activist Rajendra Singh said he was disappointed with all the political parties as none of them have given due importance to the... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Women play leading role in Sikkim’s developmental success. Good example for rest of India!

By Poonam Muttreja March, 21 (IANS) Everyone knows that Sikkim is a small extraordinarily picturesque mountainous state tucked away in the Himalayas in the northeast of India. That indeed it is. Even... Read more »

India hints won’t attend April’s Belt and Road forum

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, March 20 (IANS) India cannot be a part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative as it ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity, Indian envoy to Beijing... Read more »

Delhi sends ‘no dialogue’ message to Pakistan

By Jaideep Sarin Attari (Punjab), March 14 (IANS) Sending a clear message to Pakistan that there would be no resumption of bilateral dialogue till support to terrorism from that country continued, senior Indian... Read more »

A zero-tolerance approach to terrorism

By Hardeep Singh Puri The Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council held a special meeting on September 28, 2011, to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of Security Council Resolution... Read more »

Mamata’s populariy a big plus but graft allegations cast shadow

By Milinda Ghosh Roy Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) The charisma of Mamata Banerjee, a well-oiled party machinery spread down to the grassroots, a strong support base among the minorities and a record of... Read more »

Fragmented, fractured opposition makes Congress confident in Punjab

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, March 12 (IANS) At the national level, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) often points out that all the opposition parties, including the Congress, are targetting it politically. In Punjab,... Read more »