The return of agitational politics

BY D.C. PATHAK  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... Read more »

What exactly do CAA provisions say?

By Rajnish Singh  New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) aims to fast-track citizenship for six persecuted minority communities — Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians — who... Read more »

Rihai Manch President finally walks out of jail

Source: He was granted bail on Wednesday after being arrested by the UP police and sent to an unidentified location 27 days after being arrested from his residence, senior lawyer and... Read more »

Lakdawala “Dawood has large base in Nepal”

By Deepak Sharma  New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Underworld don and erstwhile member of the D-Company, Ejaz Lakdawala, has revealed to Mumbai Police that India’s most-wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim has a large... Read more »

What Is India Resisting?

By Oliver D’Souza “Anywhere, anytime the ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule... Read more »

Twists and turns in the JNU tale blur reality

By Narendra Puppala New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Sunday marked exactly one week since violence broke out on JNU campus and triggered a multi-dimensional battle of thrones that shows no signs of... Read more »

JNU violence must be investigated by a judicial commission

Source: By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Jan 11, Delhi Police’s press conference on the JNU issue yesterday was deeply disappointing though not surprising given the nature of the political pressure on the... Read more »

‘Lack of credit, lower consumption led India’s growthrate to 5%’

By Arul Louis  United Nations, Jan 9 (IANS) The World Bank says that a lack of credit and drop in private consumption have led to a gloomy growth outlook for India with... Read more »

Delhi Police begins probe in JNU violence; MHA seeks report

By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan  New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Delhi Police Crime Branch has begun a probe into Sunday’s violence in JNU after the Union Home Ministry on Monday asked... Read more »

People to watch out for: Prashant Kishor’s bid to create a distinct image

By Anand Singh New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Election strategist Prashant Kishor, who changed the dynamics of poll campaigns in India, in 2019 signalled signs of political transformation as he raised voice... Read more »

Here’s why BJP can’t have RS majority in 2020

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Getting the majority in the Rajya Sabha has been like the elusive holy grail for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Haryana and Maharashtra — two big... Read more »

Can non-BJP CMs thwart Citizenship Act’s nationwide rollout?

By Anindya Banerjee  New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) On Friday, in a packed hall at the Indian Women’s Press Corps in New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath alleged that the... Read more »

Kashmir internet shutdown spurs joblessness

Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Plummeting mobile phone sales due to internet blockade in Kashmir has pushed hundreds of people on the verge of losing their jobs. Most employees working at mobile outlets... Read more »

Normal life affected in northeast as CAB agitations intensify

Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 10 (IANS) Normal life was badly affected across the northeast on Tuesday due to the shutdown and agitations organised by various tribal parties and youth organisations including the North East... Read more »

Post-Balakot, danger that events might spiral out of control is ‘greater, not less’

Source: By Tapan Bose The fear of war in South Asia is increasing. Tensions are escalating between India and Pakistan after the Indian defence minister’s announcement in August this year that... Read more »

Citizenship Amendment Bill Is Unconstitutional

Source: By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The proposed Citizenship amendment bill is an assault on the Constitution of India which never based our citizenship on our religious or caste identities. On the... Read more »

M’rashtra Gandhi varsity astir over non-veg food ban

BY QUAID NAJMI  Nagpur (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) The famed central university, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), Wardha, has abruptly banned all non-vegetarian food items on its campus, with many students... Read more »

Ex-World Bank chief economist doubts spurt in India’s ease of doing business rank

By Rajiv Shah This is in continuation of my previous blog where I had quoted from a commentary which top economist Prof Kaushik Basu had written in the New York Times (NYT)... Read more »

Did NRC turn BJP’s electoral dreams to dust in Bengal?

Source: The Trinamool Congress delivered body blows to the BJP in all three constituencies where bye elections were held in November, winning even the state BJP state chief’s constituency! So how... Read more »

With Sena by her side, Sonia aggressive against Modi govt

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) With the support of the Shiv Sena in both the houses of parliament, the Congress has increased its alliance numbers in the lower house and the after... Read more »