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Panchayat Elections In Uttar Pradesh Acting As Super Spreader

By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: CPI national secretary Atul Kumar Anjaan has blamed the collapse of state administration for chaotic condition in Uttar Pradesh during pandemic. Atul Anjaan said that when ICMR and IMA had warned about severity of second wave there was no preparation on the part of Yogi...

Apr 20 · >

Castro Era Ends In Communist Cuba After More Than Six Decades

By W. T. Whitney Jr. Former Cuban President Raúl Castro retired from his last major public office   standing down as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba at its Eighth Congress. held on April 16 to19..With this, the island nation of Latin America, the first communist nation in...

Apr 20 · >

High Oil Price May Hit Indian Economy Hard

By Nantoo Banerjee After the new wave of coronaviruses in comes the oil shock to India’s fragile economy. Going by government estimates, India’s GDP had shrunk by eight percent in 2020-21 as against a four percent growth in the previous fiscal. While the current year’s economic growth picture remains...

Apr 19 · >

Secular Parties Must Offer A Viable Programme To Challenge Narendra Modi

By Amulya Ganguli Mamata Banerjee’s election strategist, Prashant Kishor, has listed the BJP’s three plus points. The first is Narendra Modi’s image – he is a god to some people, Kishor said, – the second is Hindu-Muslim polarization and the third is the prevailing anti-incumbency sentiment against the ruling...

Apr 19 · >

All Rightwing Leaders Of Big Countries Have Failed In Corona Management

By Arun Srivastava It is merely a coincidence or the curse of the destiny, it is yet not clear, but one thing is explicit that the rightist political parties and their leaders, like Donald Trump, Narendra Modi and Boris Johnson, have been primarily responsible for the spread of the...

Apr 19 · >

Lula Cleared To Run Against Bolsonaro After Supreme Court Ruling

By Satyaki Chakraborty Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been cleared clear to run against Jair Bolsonaro, the present Brazilian president in next year’s presidential election as the Supreme Court upheld a verdict annulling his corruption convictions. The majority decision came on Thursday after Supreme Court...

Apr 19 · >

Varanasi And Mathura, Are New Ayodhya In The Making

By A J Philip Sense and sensibility should guide everyone while taking decisions that have far-reaching consequences. Even judicial decisions are not exempt from this rule. However, it is difficult to say that some of the recent decisions pertaining to disputes about temples and mosques were taken in the...

Apr 19 · >

Scientists Warn: India’s Second Wave Is Much Worse Than The First

By Prabir Purkayastha India’s second wave is spreading faster and registering an even steeper rise than the first wave of Covid-19. The new daily case count is nearly 2,00,000 per day and already twice the first wave peak. It is still rising, doubling every 12-14 days. India is now...

Apr 19 · >

Closest Collaboration Between Govt, Prvate Sector And IMA Is Need Of The Hour

By Harihar Swarup India has been vaccinating its citizens with domestically manufactured COVID vaccines since January 2021. The government has adopted a phased approach in vaccinating its population — first the at-high-risk populations, then the 60-plus and from April onwards, everyone over the age of 45 years is eligible....

Apr 17 · >

Narendra Modi’s Model Covid Management Is Now Coming Out In True Colour

By Sushil Kutty In Lucknow, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath could, if he wants, smell the stench of death. For the last several days, the city’s crematoriums have been inundated with Covid corpses. So much so, with people taking a morbid interest in the goings on at the city’s largest...

Apr 17 · >