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Maurya’s Sudden Exit Has Upset Many Caste Calculations Of BJP In Uttar Pradesh

By Sushil Kutty If voters in Swami Prasad Maurya’s assembly constituency have any common sense, they would right this minute dump the congenital turncoat and hope for the best in the next whichever party’s candidate catches their fancy. Swami Prasad Maurya is the quintessential deserter for whom an all-points...

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Senior Cabinet Minister S P Maurya’s Exit From BJP Is A Big Boost For Samajwadi Party

By Pradeep Kapoor LUCKNOW: The resignation of senior cabinet Minister Swami Prasad Maurya and three BJP MLAs has made serious dent to backward politics of ruling party ahead of crucial assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. At a time when BJP was trying to play kamandal and mandal cards together...

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Saint Elias Chavara Was A Great Social Reformer In Kerala In 19th Century

By Harihar Swarup History often fails to do justice to social reformers who have been religious leaders. Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, who triggered renaissance in Kerala in the 19th century, was one such reformer—which was commemorated on January 3—is an occasion to revisit his life and works. Saint Chavara...

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Law Alone Can Not Deal With Divisive Activities Like Haridwar Hate Call

By Sukumar Muralidharan A three-day festival of hate speech in Haridwar has prompted a phase of extreme investigative diligence by the Uttarakhand police. Few are holding their breath since the transformation of investigation into obfuscation is already apparent. Explicit video recordings of the Haridwar event, rather pretentiously called a...

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Sidney Poitier Was A Hollywood Legend Who Gave Objectivity To Black Roles

By Eileen Jones Who does not mourn the passing way of the Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier? Tributes have been pouring in to celebrate his trailblazing career as the first black male star in American film history, and as a prominent figure in the civil rights movement, and as the...

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Five Assembly Election Results Will Impact Crucial Presidential Poll

By Kalyani Shankar Election Commission has sounded the poll bugle for Assembly elections to Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Manipur, and Uttarakhand. BJP is ruling in four of the five states except for Punjab. IN Goa and Manipur, though Congress emerged as the single largest party, the BJP managed to...

Jan 11 · >

Congress Still Favourite In Punjab But Farmers Votes Will Be Crucial

By Sushil Kutty BKU (Ugrahan), Punjab’s biggest farmers union, will not support any political party in the fast approaching assembly elections, which means the Congress cannot crow about aggrieved farmers en bloc dumping the BJP and en masse voting for the Congress. What this means is farmers will vote...

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Infighting In Uttarakhand May Prove Too Costly For BJP

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Uttarakhand has been historically known for political infighting, and this time, on the ve of the state assembly elections on February 14, the scenario is the same. Infighting has just triggered again with the January 8 announcement by the Election Commission of India for election...

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Kerala Omicron Scene: Ruling Out Night Curfews, Week-End Lockdowns Welcome

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) Government’s decision not to impose night curfews and week-end lockdowns is a step in the right direction despite the surge in daily covid cases. It shows the State has learnt at least some lessons from past experience. The Government has...

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Myanmar Army Becoming More And More Oppressive On Civilians

By Sankar Ray A Myanmar junta court in Naypyitaw found 76-year-old civilian leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San SuuKyi guilty on at least three charges and sentenced her to four more years in prison- two years for the possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, and two years for breaching coronavirus...

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