IPA Special

Supreme Court’s Judgment In Gujarat Riots Case Bodes Ill For Democracy

By Arvind Narrain Senior advocate Fali S. Nariman, described civil rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad as a “foot soldier of the Indian Constitution”. Today, the foot soldier has been arrested for zealously pursuing justice for one of independent India’s most egregious wrongs, namely the Gujarat pogrom, which was...

Jun 28 · >

Tripura Bypoll Results Showed The Faultlines Of Trinamool Congress

By Ashis Biswas Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in West Bengal are deeply embarrassed by the unacceptably poor performance of their party in the recent Tripura Assembly by-elections. They have been remarkably reticent on the issue, not least because the humiliation they face is directly attributable to party second-in-command...

Jun 28 · >

Congress In Kerala Loses The Perception Battle

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Overkill does not pay in politics. That is the bitter lesson the Congress and the party-led Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) is learning at a heavy cost. The Congress’s attempt to extract undue political advantage from the Students Federation of India (DSFI)’s attack on Wayanad...

Jun 28 · >

There Is Little To Justify India’s Coal Shortage

By Nantoo Banerjee It is a matter of concern that India, sitting over the world’s fifth largest proven coal reserves of well over 111 billion tonnes, produces only around 800 million tonnes of coal per annum and continues to be a major global coal importer year after year. China,...

Jun 27 · >

Central Trade Unions Get Ready To Fight New Rules For Workers

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Had the Modi Government not been undergoing some fresh resistance from the unemployed youths for yet another disastrous policy experiment in defence recruitment, the rules under four controversial labour codes would have been notified by now for their implementation from July 1, as it had...

Jun 27 · >

Right-Wing Takeover In Andalusia Is A Setback To Spain’s Coalition Govt

By Eoghan Gilmartin “A very hard blow.” Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez couldn’t mask his disappointment at the resounding defeat for his Socialist Party (PSOE) in its traditional stronghold of Andalusia last Sunday. In a seismic shift in the country’s electoral politics, the conservative Partido Popular (PP) swept to...

Jun 27 · >

Fear And Sycophancy Stalking Present India Under BJP Regime

By Amulya Ganguli A feature of the present ruling dispensation at the centre is the fear that it has generated even among the rich and famous. The late tycoon, Rahul Bajaj, was perhaps the only one who had referred to this phenomenon of “new India” at a gathering where...

Jun 27 · >

Akhilesh Failed To Give Proper Leadership In Campaign For Bypolls

By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav is responsible for the defeat of his party candidates in Azamgarh and Rampur. Since Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats were won by Akhilesh Yadav himself and another important leader Mohd Azam Khan, the defeat of the Samajwadi candidates...

Jun 27 · >

In Power Battle In Maharashtra, Ideology And Dynasty Are In Collision

By Anjan Roy The continuing crisis in Maharashtra shows a clear dichotomy between the political class and the people. The rank and file of the Shiv Sena pivots on personality cult rather than on an ideological appeal. Here is a lively demonstration that rising numbers could not stand in...

Jun 27 · >

India’s Neighbouring Economies Are Facing Severe Balance Of Payments Crisis

By K R Sudhaman India is surrounded by economies that are moving towards bankruptcy and severe balance of payments crisis. Only Bangladesh like India is on a revival mode. But Indian economy is perhaps the fastest growing in the World. It is therefore pertinent to analyse what went wrong...

Jun 27 · >