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Jaipur Pink Panther’s Manjeet Chhillar in action at Manakapur Indoor Stadium, Nagpur.

BJP tests waters in Christian majority northeast elections

Saturday, 24 February 2018

After the conclusion of voting in the Marxist-ruled Tripura, the major political parties have now shifted their attention to Meghalaya and Nagaland, two Christian majority states, which will go to the polls on February 27. The BJP, which has been almost on a conquering spree in most of the recent polls, faces a daunting task in these two states where its pro-Hindutva and the anti-Christian image will play a major role.

The poll verdicts of the three states Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will be declared on March 3. These three states each have 60 assembly seats.

After the conclusion of voting in the Marxist-ruled Tripura, the major political parties have now shifted their attention to Meghalaya and Nagaland, two Christian majority states, which will go to the polls on February 27. The BJP, which has been almost on a conquering spree in most of the recent polls, faces a daunting task in these two states where its pro-Hindutva and the anti-Christian image will play a major role.

The poll verdicts of the three states Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will be declared on March 3. These three states each have 60 assembly seats.

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What went wrong for PMPML chief?

Sunday, 11 February 2018

An individual official can introduce sweeping changes in the system with the help of the existing rules and regulations. This has been amply proved in the country when TN Seshan took over as the Election Commissioner of India a few decades ago.

An individual official can introduce sweeping changes in the system with the help of the existing rules and regulations. This has been amply proved in the country when TN Seshan took over as the Election Commissioner of India a few decades ago.

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New political persona of prominent Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar

Saturday, 3 February 2018

With the recent incidents at Koregaon-Bhima, Dalits and others are perceiving some signs of consolidation of the Dalit force and emergence of a Dalit leadership in the persona of Prakash Ambedkar.

With the recent incidents at Koregaon-Bhima, Dalits and others are perceiving some signs of consolidation of the Dalit force and emergence of a Dalit leadership in the persona of Prakash Ambedkar.

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Like his grandmother, Rahul too faces breach of privilege motion

Saturday, 13 January 2018

A motion for breach of privilege was moved by Socialist leader Madhu Limaye against Indira Gandhi for abuse of power was passed and she was disqualified as an MP. Indira along with her son Sanjay was then sent to Tihar jail.

A motion for breach of privilege was moved by Socialist leader Madhu Limaye against Indira Gandhi for abuse of power was passed and she was disqualified as an MP. Indira along with her son Sanjay was then sent to Tihar jail.

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Bhima-Koregaon battle in a right perspective

Saturday, 6 January 2018

The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the victory of the British forces against the Peshwa army at Bhima-Koregaon and the subsequent untoward incidents have generated much heat not only in Maharashtra but all over the country. Political activists and research scholars belonging to rival ideologies have been defending their point of view while interpreting the two centuries old battle in relation to the present context.

The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the victory of the British forces against the Peshwa army at Bhima-Koregaon and the subsequent untoward incidents have generated much heat not only in Maharashtra but all over the country. Political activists and research scholars belonging to rival ideologies have been defending their point of view while interpreting the two centuries old battle in relation to the present context.

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Why BJP does not field Muslim candidates in polls?

Saturday, 23 December 2017

‘Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas’ is the slogan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the party wants to portray that it protects interests of all sections of society. Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought his party to power in the country with the assurance of development and corruption-free governance. Indeed in 2014, BJP secured the distinction of becoming the only party after 1984 to have secured the simple majority in Lok Sabha. 

‘Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas’ is the slogan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the party wants to portray that it protects interests of all sections of society. Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought his party to power in the country with the assurance of development and corruption-free governance. Indeed in 2014, BJP secured the distinction of becoming the only party after 1984 to have secured the simple majority in Lok Sabha. 

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In Mevani, Gujarat poll springs up a dalit leader

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Jignesh Mevani, who was elected as an independent backed by the Congress, is among the leaders most discussed after the Gujarat assembly poll verdict. The journalist-turned-lawyer came into limelight when he launched a strong campaign following the controversial Una village incident. 

Jignesh Mevani, who was elected as an independent backed by the Congress, is among the leaders most discussed after the Gujarat assembly poll verdict. The journalist-turned-lawyer came into limelight when he launched a strong campaign following the controversial Una village incident. 

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Behind the curtain

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Name: Life in the IAS: My encounters with the Three Lals of Haryana
Author: Ram Varma
Publisher: Rupa
Pages: 320
Price:  Rs 595

Three veteran politicians from Haryana — Bansi Lal, Devi Lal and Bhajan Lal had occupied important slots in national politics since the state came into existence in 1966. They attracted nationwide attention on account of their actions or when they held key positions in New Delhi.

Name: Life in the IAS: My encounters with the Three Lals of Haryana
Author: Ram Varma
Publisher: Rupa
Pages: 320
Price:  Rs 595

Three veteran politicians from Haryana — Bansi Lal, Devi Lal and Bhajan Lal had occupied important slots in national politics since the state came into existence in 1966. They attracted nationwide attention on account of their actions or when they held key positions in New Delhi.

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India will remember the legacy of Sonia Gandhi

Saturday, 16 December 2017

After the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi, for over seven years, Sonia Gandhi had refused to take over the reigns of the Indian National Congress. This was also the period when for the first time in many decades that no member of the Nehru-Gandhi family was not associated with the Congress Party. Sonia Gandhi stepped into politics and took over the party’s reigns only when the Congress was ousted from power at the Centre and there seemed no other leader who could rejuvenate the party. At that time, the fortunes of the Congress had nosedived.

After the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi, for over seven years, Sonia Gandhi had refused to take over the reigns of the Indian National Congress. This was also the period when for the first time in many decades that no member of the Nehru-Gandhi family was not associated with the Congress Party. Sonia Gandhi stepped into politics and took over the party’s reigns only when the Congress was ousted from power at the Centre and there seemed no other leader who could rejuvenate the party. At that time, the fortunes of the Congress had nosedived.

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Papal visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar brings hope for minorities

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The tour of Pope Francis to Bangladesh and Myanmar next week has raised hopes of Catholics as well as other communities in these two nations. The visits are taking place at a time when both nations are witnessing strife in the form of the Rohingya crisis.

The tour of Pope Francis to Bangladesh and Myanmar next week has raised hopes of Catholics as well as other communities in these two nations. The visits are taking place at a time when both nations are witnessing strife in the form of the Rohingya crisis.

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