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Assam Victory Model Crucial For BJP Nationally

By Sagarneel Sinha Putting an end to the endless speculations of the skeptics, who weren’t sure about the saffron party’s victory, the BJP led NDA returned to power with a comfortable majority. This is the first time in the history of Assam that a non-Congress party returned to power...

May 7 · >

BJP Preparing Ground For Dismissal Of Mamata Government

By Arun Srivastava While the Union home ministry is busy building a strong case for imposition of President’s rule in Bengal and proceed against Mamata government for its failure to check the eruption of large scale post-poll violence in the state, Mamata Banerjee announced no one, even a union...

May 7 · >

Bangladesh Cheers Trinamool Congress Win

By Ashis Biswas While the Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) major election victory in Bengal has been welcomed in Bangladesh, there is also an undercurrent of dismay. Judging by social media messaging, Bangladeshis fear that the Teesta River Water sharing project may not be implemented. And criticism on this score about...

May 7 · >

Time For U.S. Foreign Policy To Abandon Cold War Strategies

By David Cavendish Passing the 100-day mark of President Joe Biden’s administration, one word we hear often is “bold.” From the passage of the American Rescue Plan (to fight the coronavirus), to important changes proposed in the American Jobs Plan (on infrastructure), and his American Families Plan (expand paid...

May 7 · >

Kerala: A Significant Victory For The Left

By Prakash Karat The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala has been re-elected to office with a big mandate. This is a significant election in many respects. The first significant aspect of the election is that this is the first time after 1977 that an incumbent government has...

May 6 · >

Poll Panel’s Outlandish Stand Against Media Fails To Impress

By K Raveendran The Madras High Court’s ‘warning’ to the Election Commission that it should be booked for murder for failing to prevent the spread of Covid infection, no doubt, came like a bolt from the blue. But the demand by the poll panel that media must be debarred...

May 6 · >

Covid-19 Stretching Healthcare Systems To Breaking Point

By Gyan Pathak The deadly new surge in COVID-19 in South Asia, especially India, has strained the healthcare systems to a breaking point in the whole region. India has become the worst affected country, not only in the region but also in the world with 4.13 lakh new daily...

May 6 · >

Home Ministry Escalates Blame Game With Mamata

By Arun Srivastava Goebbelian thesis has come alive in Bengal. The RSS and the BJP have succeeded in their design to push a divisive narrative that the state has been in the midst of a communal war like situation.   Coinciding with the occasion of swearing in of Mamata Banerjee...

May 6 · >

Narendra Modi In The Crosshairs For The First Time In Seven Years

By Sushil Kutty “Law and order are everywhere the law and order which protect the established hierarchy,” wrote the mid 19th French literary figure Honore de Balzac. Replace with “Covid-care is everywhere the Covid-care which protects the established hierarchy” and we’ve hit the nail on the head. Common folk,...

May 6 · >

BJP Gets Rude Shock In U.P. Panchayat Polls

By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: BJP got a rude shock when it lost in Ayodhya, Varanasi (Kashi) and Mathura in zila panchyat elections. What could be more shocking for the ruling party that it lost in these three Hindu bastions.BJP won so many elections riding on the Hindutva wave in...

May 6 · >