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Mamata Banerjee’s Bold Pegasus Move Can Rattle Modi-Shah

By Sushil Kutty West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Rahul Gandhi will come to a head in a couple of years, leading up to the 2024 general elections. Both are angling for the same distinction, but there’s only one slot to fill. ‘Didi’ thinks she’s the one for...

Jul 27 · >

Women Out To Protest Three Farm Laws Is Significant

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Women, the hardest hit segment of our population, first, due to the outbreak of COVID-19; secondly due to mishandling of the situation; and thirdly due to enactment of the three farm laws seeking to bring corporate to the farm in the midst of the crisis,...

Jul 27 · >

All UP Parties Wooing Powerful Brahmin Community

By Pradeep Kapoor The powerful Brahmin community, which is believed to play an important role inmoulding public opinion, is being wooed by all political parties for Mission 2022 in a bid to capture power in UP. With their presence of 11 per cent in the total population of UP,...

Jul 27 · >

Ugly Side Of Imran Khan-Led PTI Cakewalk In Azad Kashmir Poll

By Sankar Ray The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won comfortably in the election to the Azad Jammu Kashmir provincial legislature, held on Sunday, by bagging 25 out of 45 seats (election held in 44). However, Pakistan’s prestigious morninger Dawn in an editorial described the election as...

Jul 27 · >

Political Prisoners Paying The Price For Constitutional Dissent

By Achintya Anita Gurumurthy It has been over 500 days since Khalid Saifi’s incarceration and 300 for Umar Khalid in the northeast Delhi riots cases and almost three weeks since the custodial demise of Father Stan Swamy in the Bhima-Koregaon case—all arrested under the dreaded Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,...

Jul 27 · >

Fresh Coronavirus Surge Exposes US For-Profit Healthcare

By Mark Gruenberg The new surge in positive coronavirus cases, caused by the viral plague’s Delta variant and a slow-down in the vaccination rate, is again exposing the fatal—literally—flaws in the U.S.’s profit-oriented health care “system,” critics say. And two of the hazards at the center of the surge...

Jul 27 · >

Thomas Kurian, Kerala-Born Executive Behind Google Cloud’s Rapid Growth

Google Cloud has grown briskly during Thomas Kurian’s tenure. Google Cloud employees were baffled when they learned that their next boss would be Thomas Kurian, an executive who struggled to shepherd Silicon Valley mainstay Oracle Corp. into the promised land of internet computing. It was November 2018 and the...

Jul 27 · >

With Yediyurappa Resigning, End Of An Era In Karnataka Politics

By Kalyani Shankar July 26 happened to be the second anniversary of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s rule in Karnataka. But instead of a celebratory function, it turned out to be an occasion for an emotional farewell speech after announcing his resignation. Though BSY, as he is known in...

Jul 26 · >

Multi-Billion Dollar Global Spyware Market Is Booming

By Nantoo Banerjee The growing concern in India among politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, social activists and dissidents, business community and prominent individuals about the increasing use of highly invasive surveillance technologies to spy on individuals in blatant abuse of human rights is very valid. Unfortunately, they are able to do...

Jul 26 · >

Rahul-Priyanka Seem To Have Dealt Well Party Crisis In Punjab On Poll Eve

By Amulya Ganguli Even as the Congress managed to repair its broken house in Punjab, the BJP found itself in trouble in Karnataka. How the two parties will fare in the coming weeks will be a test of their resilience on the eve of assembly elections which will pose...

Jul 26 · >