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Afghan Government Losing Control To Taliban As US Forces Withdraw In Bulk

By Sankar Ray Many diplomats who now keep watch on strategic shifts in Afghanistan and around are deeply worried over the CIA forecast that the Afghan Government will in all probability collapse within six months after the US troops withdrawal. Apparently, the syndrome is manifest .as in less than...

Jul 5 · >

Massive Demonstrations Against President Bolsonaro Rock Brazil Polity

By Satyaki Chakraborty Brazil which plays a key role in transforming the politics of the Latin American region is undergoing a big churning. This was most evident in the last one week as thousands of citizens staged massive rallies in all the major cities of the country on Saturday...

Jul 5 · >

A Front Of Opposition Parties Against BJP Before 2024 Poll Is Possible

By Harihar Swarup The relentless search for a modern-day Chanakya has seen union home minister Amit Shah being projected as his contemporary avatar, even though there is much more to the Arthashastra than a “power at all costs” mantra. Now, after his role in the Bengal triumph, Prashant Kishor,...

Jul 3 · >

Educational Catastrophe That Lies Beyond The Pandemic

By K Raveendran In the government’s initiatives to counter the economic and social impacts of Covid pandemic, education seems to have received the least priority, as this sector has been considered as most expendable because the impact of such neglect is not immediately discernible. The response of the government,...

Jul 3 · >

Covid-19 Threat Spreading To Areas With No Water To Wash Hands

By Gyan Pathak Handwashing have been one of the most effective recommendations to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19. However, 3 in 10 people worldwide could not follow this recommendation during the pandemic because they did not have water in their homes to do that. They remained safe only...

Jul 3 · >

Tirath’s Resignation Marks A Sign Of Caution For Mamata Banerjee

By Arun Srivastava Mission “remove Mamata Banerjee from office” launched by the union home minister Amit Shah has reached to the flash point and to give the final thrust to the operation the BJP leadership today sacrificed its Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat. Today he handed over his...

Jul 3 · >

Will One Nation One Ration Card Help Migrant Workers?

By Ditsa Bhattacharya Recognising that migrant workers are often excluded from the ambit of the food security net under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all state governments to formulate schemes to provide rations to migrant workers who do not possess ration cards....

Jul 3 · >

Continuing U.S. Blockade Of Cuba Is Against All International Norms

By Ken Livingstone Countries around the world have again demanded at the United Nations that the United States lift the blockade of Cuba that it has been imposing since 1962. On June 23 2021 in the 29th vote at the UN general assembly on the issue of the US...

Jul 3 · >

India Under Narendra Modi Surrendering National Interests To USA

By D. Raja The prime minister attended G7 outreach summit virtually. Known for giving mantras and acronyms frequently, prime minister pitched for ‘One Earth, One Health’ at this rich countries exclusive club. This is ironic since the same prime minister had remained on-committal for the longest time in ensuring...

Jul 2 · >

Time For Mass Actions, Political Discourses To Defeat BJP In Lok Sabha Poll

By Binoy Viswam Political observers and strategy framers have begun preparing for the decisive political battle in 2024. With time, they have evolved their strategy in a rather professional cum speculative manner. Their paid and unpaid services have already made inroads in to the political and organizational structures of...

Jul 2 · >

Bring Informal Workforce Under Social Security Cover

By Gyan Pathak Over 60 per cent of the world’s adult population have been facing a threat to their survival. They are about two billions in number. They are informal workers, working chiefly in informal sector. Informal workers working in formal sectors may add millions to this figure. COVID-19...

Jul 2 · >

BJP Trying To Mislead Apex Court About Bengal Violence Narrative

By Arun Srivastava It is heartening to see that the spirit of federalism and nationalism has conjured the two Uttar Pradesh based people, Ranjana Agnihotri, a lawyer, and Jitender Singh, a social worker, both owing allegiance to the BJP, requesting the Supreme Court to impose President’s Rule in Bengal,...

Jul 2 · >

Covid-19 Has Turned Into A 24×7 Obsession With The People In India

By Sushil Kutty These days of covid-19 eyes open and first thing in the morning the search begins with keywords ‘covid’, ‘delta’, ‘cowin’, ‘vaccine’… Oops, there aren’t any free vaccines available even today, daddy. Nope mama, you’re wrong, delta is on a scorched earth binge in some quarters of...

Jul 2 · >

Congress’ Dilemma: How To Be Secular In Majoritarian India?

By Rahil Nora Chopra After Congress lost poorly in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 and 2019, the party is undergoing intense internal debate on the future of its core ideological plank of secularism, but without alienating the majority community, or appearing to be overtly pro-minority. While senior Congress...

Jul 2 · >

CAA Again: One More Central Notification Violates Constitution

By Rashmi Singh The doctrine of colourable legislation, also known as a fraud on the Constitution, is based on the Latin maxim, “Quando aliquid prohibetur ex directo, prohibetur et per obliquum,” which means you cannot do indirectly what you cannot do directly. The notification issued by the Government on...

Jul 2 · >

Communist Jadue Emerges As Front Runner In Chilean Presidential Race

By Satyaki Chakraborty Chilean Communist Party candidate Daniel Jadue has emerged as the front-runner ahead of November’s presidential elections, with a number of opinion polls predicting he could sweep to power. If that happens, that will be the beginning a new chapter in the polity of the region after...

Jul 2 · >

Modi-Shah Duo Are Going Ahead With Their Game Plan On Jammu & Kashmir

By Prakash Karat The Modi-Shah duo are determined to fulfil their quest to change the essential character of J&K based on their Hindutva convictions. The meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 14 political parties of Jammu and Kashmir was seen as an unusual step. After August 5,...

Jul 1 · >

Chinese Communist Party Is 100 With Comrade Xi Jinping At The Helm

By Sankar Ray Speaking at the inaugural session of the centenary celebrations of the Communist Party of China at Tian’anmen Square before the giant portrait of Mao Zedong in Beijing, capital of the Peoples’ Republic of China, the President of PRC, Comrade Xi Jinping, who is also the general...

Jul 1 · >
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