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Saudi, Egyptian World Cup Bid To Learn From Qatar Experience

By James M Dorsey At first glance, a potential bid by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two of the world’s worst human rights violators, together with Greece, to host the 2030 World Cup sounds like an invitation to a perfect public relations fiasco. That is undoubtedly true if one looks...

Aug 27 · >

Two-Day National Labour Conference Discussed Too Little

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Two-day National Labour Conference of labour ministers and labour secretaries of states and UTs concluded at Tirupati on August 26 which almost evaded the real issues against which the Joint Platform of the 10 Central Trade Unions have been agitating since 2019 when the Modi...

Aug 27 · >

LDF Govt-Governor Faceoff, Vizhinjam Bring Heat In Kerala Politics

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ongoing Governor-Government standoff, the fishermen’s agitation against the Vizhinjam international seaport and the Lok Ayukta imbroglio have roiled Kerala politics as never before, deepening the confrontationist ambience. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has further upped the ante by refusing to meet political staff of the...

Aug 27 · >

Continuing Outbursts Of Class Anger Point To A Changing India

By Harihar Swarup In 2008, an Indian author (proper Indian, not just Indian-origin) won the Booker prize. Usually, this prestigious international literary award comes with an exaggerated sense of adulation. Not so, for Arvind Adiga’s the White Tiger. In reviews, essays and the quite supercilious conversations at parties of...

Aug 27 · >

Tightening Noose On Hemant’s Neck To Trigger Political Turmoil In Jharkhand

By Dr. Gyan Pathak It was only last month in the first week of July, the leader of the opposition BJP in neighbouring West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari revealed his party’s gameplan after the successful Maharashtra experience to form government in Jharkhand. The BJP leadership had already started the “Operation...

Aug 26 · >

The Curious Case Of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai

By Sushil Kutty There is no hard and fast rule that says the son should be like father. Otherwise, Aurangzeb would not have taken his own ship to the horizon after sinking Shahjahan’s luxury yacht. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is accused of dumping his father’s socialism for BJP’s...

Aug 26 · >

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav Exposes Central Agencies

By Arun Srivastava The deputy chief minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav, the youngest son of Lalu Yadav cautioned on Wednesday the three investigating agencies,  ED, CBI  and IT the jamais (son in laws) of the BJP government, to refrain from indulging in nefarious game of victimizing Lalu Yadav and...

Aug 26 · >

Tejashwi Bats For Nitish As Opposition’s PM Candidate

By Rahil Nora Chopra After the formation of RJD-JD(U) government in Bihar, Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav made known his choice, that of Nitish Kumar, as the PM face if opposition parties agreed to consider Nitish’s candidature against Narendra Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Tejashwi expressed his appreciation...

Aug 26 · >

Narendra Modi Government Is Acting Bizarre On The Issue Of Giving “Freebies”

By Prabhat Patnaik A bizarre drama is unfolding in front of our eyes. The Modi government which has been giving away hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees as tax concessions to the monopolists has expressed its opposition ironically to what it calls “freebies”, that is to handing over...

Aug 26 · >

Indian Tea Industry Woes Multiply As Production Falls Due To Floods

By Ashis Biswas There seems to be no end to the woes of the Indian tea industry .Following massive floods in Assam recently, industry circles expect overall production to drop by around 25% from last year’s levels. In turn this could lead to a corresponding reduction in exports and...

Aug 26 · >