POLITICS

  • Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County Warn Against Theft of Political Signs 30 Oct 2020 12:55 The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of the theft and vandalism of political signs from lawns and private property. All residents are reminded that removing, altering, or tampering with political signage is a crime. Anyone seen taking a …
  • Kailash Vijayvargiya 30 Oct 2020 10:37 FILE: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya speaks to media during the party's state-wide 'Nabanna Chalo' agitation, in Kolkata. ANI NEW DELHI: Things are not going well for senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. Days after the Election Commission …
  • British Indian author Anita Anand’s Jallianwala Bagh story shortlisted for history prize 30 Oct 2020 07:37 British Indian journalist and author Anita Anand’s book that tells the story of a young man caught up in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar has been shortlisted for a prestigious history-literary prize in the UK. The Patient Assassin: A True …
  • Trump administration delists the gray wolf 30 Oct 2020 06:28 The gray wolf will no longer enjoy federal protection, according to a long-anticipated decision announced Thursday by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt just five days ahead of the presidential election. In a move that is sure to be challenged in court, …
  • Bihar Election 2020 Opinion Polls 30 Oct 2020 06:22 By Atanu Biswas It was a debacle for pollsters, when most opinion polls failed to predict a landslide victory in the 2015 Bihar assembly elections for the mahagathbandhan. A majority of them even predicted the wrong winner. The average of 13 opinion poll …
  • The Battle for the Soul of Islam 30 Oct 2020 05:42 by James M. Dorsey      29 October 2020 Jordanian ruler Abdullah I bin Al-Hussein gloated in 1924 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the visionary who carved modern Turkey out of the ruins of the Ottoman empire, abolished the Caliphate. “The Turks have committed …
  • Can the Past Be Prologue? India and Its Narratives 30 Oct 2020 05:40 AdvertisementSince what follows is a piece on narratives, perhaps it is appropriate to begin with a story. Or rather, a true story about an article about different versions of an epic. In 2011, Delhi University was forced to drop an essay by the late poet …
  • Guyanese participation in American politics 30 Oct 2020 04:37 Oct 30, 2020 Letters DEAR EDITOR, This coming Tuesday is America’s general elections. How involved are Guyanese Americans in this or other elections and in politics in general in the US? Based on my interviews and empirical observation, Guyanese political …
  • Keshubhai, an RSS ideologue who nurtured the BJP 30 Oct 2020 04:34 KESHUBHAI PATEL (24 JULY 1928 — 29 OCTOBER 2020) Keshubhai Patel, the BJP stalwart who not only helped lay the foundation of the party but also mentored the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died on Thursday at the age of 92. Born in 1928 to a poor …
  • GTTA bids farewell to ‘The Chief’ – George Braithwaite 30 Oct 2020 04:34 By Rawle Toney President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Godfrey Munroe, says the fraternity is saddened by the death of a legend and an icon, George ‘The Chief’ Braithwaite, who passed away in the USA on Wednesday. The 86-year-old …
  • The Great American Recovery: Third Quarter GDP Blows Past Expectations 30 Oct 2020 04:10   Washington, D.C. – “After releasing his plan to reopen America safely in April, President Donald Trump remarked that prior to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the United States had ‘built the greatest economy anywhere in the world . . .  and we’re …
  • Statement about Abhinandan: Sharaqpuri says Ayaz must be held accountable 30 Oct 2020 03:24 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Musloim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Jalil Sharaqpuri Thursday lashed out at former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq for his controversial statement about Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s release. The PML-N lawmaker has …
  • Why does BJP rake up Pakistan every time elections are held: Congress to Nadda 30 Oct 2020 03:00 New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday hit back at BJP chief J P Nadda over his swipe at Rahul Gandhi and asked why the BJP brought up Pakistan every time there was an election in the country. Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said it seems the BJP chief …
  • Senate session: Govt slams PDM for 'toeing' Indian agenda of spreading anarchy 30 Oct 2020 03:00 ISLAMABAD: The government in the Senate Thursday slammed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for allegedly toeing the Indian agenda of spreading anarchy and ex-speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq was grilled for ‘turning Pakistan’s victory into a defeat by …
  • Ahead of UP bypoll, Annu Tandon resigns from Congress, hits out at state leadership 30 Oct 2020 02:30 Tandon also claimed that even other senior leaders of the party felt equally “perplexed and helpless at the state of affairs”.(Twitter/@AnnuTandonUnnao)Days Ahead of the bypoll on Bangarmau Assembly seat in Unnao district, former local MP Annu Tandon …
  • China’s military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to the next US President 30 Oct 2020 01:46 Beijing's program of rapid modernization has seen its military transformed into a true global power, capable of comfortably projecting its forces throughout the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This year alone has seen China engage in deadly border …
  • With One Word, Kamala Harris Sparked The 'Chitthi Brigade' 30 Oct 2020 00:55 In August, Indira Rajan was at home in Croton-on-Hudson, watching Senator Kamala Harris deliver a speech accepting the nomination to be Joe Biden’s running mate, when one word jumped out. “Family,” said Harris, “is my uncles, my aunts, and my Chitthis.” ‘ …
  • Jacinda’s way 30 Oct 2020 00:29 It is most clearly visible in the rise of a leader like Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern, voted in for a second term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand, with a landslide 64-seat victory for her Labour Party. (Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)In our generation, …
  • Politicians, businessmen pay last respects: It is like losing a father figure, says Modi on Keshubhai’s death 30 Oct 2020 00:07 Keshubhai Patel with Narendra Modi. (Source: Twitter/@NarendraModi)The state government Thursday announced a day’s mourning and suspended all official functions and election campaigns following the death of former chief minister and MP Keshubhai Patel. …
  • Jewish politicians running for Congress, both Dem and GOP 29 Oct 2020 22:13 10 Jewish Republicans Nancy Goroff is neck and neck with Rep. Lee Zeldin in the polls. (Nancy Goroff for Congress) Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, right, speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Sept. 16, 2020. Photo courtesy of Stefani Reynolds…
  • RiverTown Reads: First-time voting becomes an adventure in 'The Voting Booth' 29 Oct 2020 21:56 “The Voting Booth” is a fun, lighthearted teen adventure and love story, but it still taps into more serious topics with depth and maturity. The two characters are familiar -- even for those of us who are far from our teen years. Marva’s passion for …
  • Twitter locks CBP chief out of account after he claims wall keeps out 'murderers, sexual predators' 29 Oct 2020 21:48 The acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner was locked out of his Twitter account because he shared a tweet saying the border wall keeps out criminals from Mexico – a claim he has made on the social media platform several times in the past. Mark …
  • The challenges of walking the Indo-Pacific talk 29 Oct 2020 21:45 In countering China, India must note that strategic talk alone cannot trump overriding economic realities The recently concluded third annual United States-India 2+2 ministerial dialogue has amplified the ongoing conversation in India on the Quadrilateral …
  • A publican’s ire 29 Oct 2020 21:44 The proprietors of the Mill pub and Il Mulino restaurant, which is attached to it, took exception to their vote in the House. The pub is located in Sunak’s constituency — Richmond (Yorks).What is a Yorkshire publican to do when politics doesn’t stop at the …
  • Last child matters 29 Oct 2020 21:44 Parents also appear to be acutely aware that the smartphone is the new English-medium education in the way it overlays and deepens age-old hierarchies.The digital pivot in India’s schooling system risks pushing it into deeper inequality, seven months after …
  • Keshubhai Patel (1928-2020): BJP’s first Gujarat CM, ‘knew geography, topography and culture’ of state 29 Oct 2020 21:22 Gujarat's former chief minister Keshubhai Patel. (Express Photo by Javed Raja/File)“THE MAN who built this banyan tree called BJP, from the Jana Sangh.” With these words, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, perhaps, best summed up the life of Keshubhai …
  • In battleground Baroda, Khattar’s vow: ‘will quit politics if MSP dismantled’ 29 Oct 2020 21:21 Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Thursday announced that he would quit politics if Centre’s new farm laws led to dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, inviting a sharp reaction from opposition …
  • Court closes defamation case: Mishra apologises to Jain for bribery claim 29 Oct 2020 21:05 Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: October 30, 2020 1:50:35 am BJP leader Kapil Mishra.BJP leader Kapil Mishra has tendered his unconditional apology to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain before a Delhi court, stating that his allegations of …
  • Manish Sisodia claims civic bodies owe Delhi govt Rs 6,000 crore 29 Oct 2020 21:05 Manish Sisodia also claimed that the three MCDs collectively owe Rs 2,596 crore in arrears to the Delhi Jal BoardDeputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Thursday claimed that the BJP-led municipal corporations owe the Delhi government over Rs 6,000 crore in …
  • Opposition hits Jammu and Kashmir streets against land law amendment 29 Oct 2020 20:04 Meanwhile, former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have pledged to fight a decisive battle against the Centre SRINAGAR: Twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu on Thursday witnessed more street protests against the Centre’s introducing a new …
  • Redcar Indian restaurant vows to provide free curry to schoolchildren 29 Oct 2020 20:00 A popular Indian restaurant is offering a free curry to schoolchildren this week. Bengal Spice on Station Road in Redcar is offering a free biryani meal to youngsters until Sunday, November 1. The kind gesture is being made following the news that Tory MPs …
  • India’s states and the national government are at growing odds 29 Oct 2020 19:59 Money is the main problem FOR THREE weeks farmers in colourful turbans pitched camp atop the train tracks that stitch the paddies and wheat fields of Punjab. Brewing chai, roasting chapatis, playing cards or simply dozing, the protesters froze traffic …
  • 2020 US Presidential election to be most expensive in history (by a lot) 29 Oct 2020 19:29 NEW YORK: The 2020 Presidential election is turning out to be the most expensive election in history and twice as expensive as the previous presidential election cycle, with the total cost of the election expected to reach an unprecedented $14 billion, a …
  • Ministers take Ayaz Sadiq to task over ‘irresponsible’ statement 29 Oct 2020 18:07 ISLAMABAD: Government ministers on Thursday took former National Assembly (NA) speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to task over his “irresponsible” statement pertaining to the release of captured Indian pilot last year. In a statement, Qureshi accused the Pakistan …
  • PML-N MPA Jalil Sharaqpuri lashes out at Nawaz Sharif, says he has 'mental illness' 29 Oct 2020 17:45 PML-N MPA Jalil Sharaqpuri delivered scathing attacks at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his recent comments, alleging that he is suffering from a mental illness. Read more: PML-N workers, angry at Jalil Sharaqpuri's 'betrayal', place …
  • We’ve to finely balance deficit and the need for stimulus: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 29 Oct 2020 17:35 Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, has a tough task ahead as she tries to navigate the economy to a growth path while maintaining the fiscal balance. But Sitharaman is confident that the consultative approach which is adopted by …
  • Life of Keshubhai Patel, RSS karyakarta, Gujarat CM 29 Oct 2020 16:50 Keshubhai Patel became the Chief Minister of the first BJP government in Gujarat in 1995. (Express photo: Javed Raja)BJP’s first Chief Minister of Gujarat and veteran politician, Keshubhai Patel, passed away in Ahmedabad at the age of 93 years on Thursday …
  • India: An Epistemological Trace of Muslims Segregation in Jharkhand: Finding Path Toward Inclusion 29 Oct 2020 16:18 Tabrej Ansari, a 24-year-old Muslim man who died in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district on Sunday allegedly of injuries sustained in a mob attack last week. | Mohammad Sohel   Md Tabrez Alam & Dr. Md Afroz       29 Octber 2020 Abstract The failure …
  • Urge federal authorities to oppose Florida's plan to control wetlands permitting | Opinion 29 Oct 2020 16:17 Richard H. Baker Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection wants to take over wetlands permitting from federal agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Fisheries Service and Environmental Protection Agency.  …
  • PM Modi changed nature of Indian politics: CM Yogi in Bihar 29 Oct 2020 16:06
  • Trump didn’t build his border wall with steel. He built it out of paper. 29 Oct 2020 14:03 In the middle of his first year in office, President Trump endorsed a bill so radically anti-immigrant that even most Senate Republicans couldn’t stomach it. Trump claimed the bill would create a “merit-based immigration system that protects U.S. workers …
  • India likely to back New Zealand’s Greg Barclay for ICC chairman’s post 29 Oct 2020 13:33 The BCCI is likely to back the candidature of New Zealand’s Greg Barclay over Singapore’s Imran Khwaja in the elections for the ICC chairman, a post vacated by India’s Shashank Manohar after two terms in July this year. Barclay and Khwaja are the only two …
  • Towards Atmanirbhar Bihar 29 Oct 2020 13:28 Written by Guru Prakash | Updated: October 29, 2020 6:43:16 pm Thermal scanning being carried out at a polling booth in Paliganj, in Bihar on Wednesday. APAs someone who has grown up in Bihar and observed the interplay between society and politics closely, …
  • The Energy 202: Biden seeks youth vote on climate change with animated ad on Adult Swim 29 Oct 2020 13:18 The ad is part of an October push by the Biden campaign to reach out to young people on climate change. Adult Swim, better known for its absurdist cartoons than its political programming, caters to an 18- to 34-year-old bracket. The ad is also airing on …
  • News24.com | Duduzane Zuma wants his face on the ballot paper, confirms he wants to enter politics 29 Oct 2020 13:13 Duduzane Zuma. Thulani Mbele, Sowetan, Gallo Images Duduzane Zuma says he plans to go into politics. The controversial son of former president Jacob Zuma has gone on a media roadshow. He confirmed his plans in an interview with Newzroom Afrika. Confirming …
  • Diverse Florida Remains Pivotal in Upcoming Presidential Election 29 Oct 2020 13:11 Florida continues to be one of the most significant states when it comes to the Presidential election. Donald Trump won the Sunshine state by 1.2% of the vote in 2016. That equated to 112,911 votes in a region where 14.4 million people were eligible to …
  • How Vattezhuth, the ancient Dravidian script, is being reclaimed in Kerala 29 Oct 2020 13:09 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: October 29, 2020 6:19:05 pm A royal charter in Vattezhuth script issued by Perumal king of Kerala to Joseph Rabban, a Jewish merchant, describing a Jewish colony in Cranganore (present-day Kodungallur) in early …
  • DG ISPR press conference: Linking Abhinandan's release to anything other than a mature response 'misleading' 29 Oct 2020 12:39 RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released according to the provisions of the Geneva Convention and that linking it to anything else is "misleading". The DG ISPR was addressing a …
  • Ayaz Sadiq questions PM Imran Khan's motives behind delaying meeting on Abhinandan 29 Oct 2020 11:52 ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Imran Khan's motives behind delaying a meeting related to Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman the day of his capture. Abhinandan, following the …
  • BJP slams Rahul Gandhi after Pakistan MP says Abhinandan Varthaman was released fearing attack 29 Oct 2020 11:22 NEW DELHI: BJP President J P Nadda on Thursday attacked the Congress for "mocking" the armed forces while citing a purported video in which a Pakistani MP states that pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was released by Islamabad as it feared an attack by …
  • Three art exhibitions to see this November in Nashville 29 Oct 2020 10:57 'Shag: Provocative Textiles' at 509 Third Ave. S. through Nov. 29 Textile art can’t help but insinuate our private lives. Though contemporary artists continue to diversify the medium, intimate associations with the body and home are inevitable when …
  • Choosing PM Modi changed nature of Indian politics: CM Yogi in Bihar 29 Oct 2020 09:30
  • 'Hopefully now he sees some light': Nadda's jibe at Rahul after Pak MP recalls Abhinandan event 29 Oct 2020 09:27 Image Source : PTI JP Nadda accuses Congress of weakening the country's armed forces by questioning their valour. Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda on Thursday launched a no-holds-barred attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over a …
  • General Bajwa's legs were shaking: Pakistan MP on Abhinandhan's capture 29 Oct 2020 09:23 Abhinandan Varthaman.A Pakistan MP said that Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released over fears of an attack by New Delhi. On Wednesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told Parliament that Army chief …
  • China to reveal how it plans to grow economy into the 2030s 29 Oct 2020 08:44 China may also provide more concrete benchmarks to make good on the government’s pledge to build a “great modern socialist country” by the middle of the 21st century with 2035 as the mid-way mark. (File)The first glimpse into China’s economic plans for the …
  • Defamation case: Kapil Mishra apologises to Satyender Jain over bribery remark 29 Oct 2020 08:24 Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2020 12:59:42 pm BJP leader Kapil Mishra.BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Thursday tendered an unconditional apology to Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain, before a Delhi court, for levelling graft …
  • INTERVIEW| It will be a walkover for TRS in Dubbaka bypolls: Telangana minister T Harish Rao 29 Oct 2020 06:35 Express News Service SIDDIPET: With the Dubbaka byelection right around the corner, all major political parties and their stalwart leaders have buckled up for the final set of field-level campaigns. Ever since the ruling party announced that its candidate …
  • Breaking News: October 28, 2020 | Highlights 29 Oct 2020 05:12 Oct 28, 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday night, 18 days after it crossed 70 lakh, while the total number of recoveries went past …
  • Meet a New York Orthodox rabbi voting for Biden 29 Oct 2020 04:28 (NY Jewish Week via JTA) — Rabbi Barry Kornblau, the rabbi of the Young Israel of Hollis Hills in Queens and a previous staff member at the Rabbinical Council of America, will not forget the moment he lost trust in the Trump campaign. “In 2017, I was …
  • Seychelles elections: How a priest rose to become president - BBC News 29 Oct 2020 04:27 Wavel RamkalawanOn his sixth attempt Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric, has become Seychelles' president ending decades in opposition, but as Tim Ecott reports from the Indian Ocean archipelago - he now has to bring the country together. Short …
  • Talking business 29 Oct 2020 04:19 Express News Service BENGALURU: Business book writers have very few platforms unlike fiction writers. Most literature fests in India are heavily fiction driven and in the non-fiction category, the prominence is given to politics. “Business writers get a …
  • NDA has a slight edge in Bihar polls, despite Nitish Kumar’s dwindling popularity 29 Oct 2020 04:14 Written by Sanjay Kumar | Updated: October 29, 2020 9:08:05 am Prime Minster Narendra Modi, right, greets Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, left during a campaign ahead of Bihar state Assembly elections. in Patna, Wednesday. (AP)The inability of any one …
  • Strange bedfellows: Trump’s political base 29 Oct 2020 03:32 Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr. Earlier in his career the world had watched him with amusement, that people refused to take him seriously, and as one action after another met with …
  • Kalbhushan & Abhinandan issue: Govt, Opp trade conflicting claims 29 Oct 2020 03:22 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Wednesday passed a government-sponsored resolution condemning speeches of leaders of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in violation of Article 251 of the Constitution at a public meeting on another day of disorder which …
  • Armchair grief 29 Oct 2020 02:38 COVID-19 and politics have made grief an armchair activity. One quarantines us from the present, the other isolates us from the past. Recently the death of another friend in India has made me aware of the impact an incurable Covid-19 and our irreversible …
  • Hurriyat Conference calls for one-day shutdown against J-K land amendments 29 Oct 2020 01:03 SRINAGAR: As vast sections of Jammu and Kashmir’s populations are seething with anger over the Centre’s amending its land laws to make all Indian citizens eligible to own immovable properties in the erstwhile state, separatist Hurriyat Conference has …
  • Glued to TV, ‘not anxious’, RJD chief waits for two verdicts: court, elections 29 Oct 2020 01:02 Written by Saba Rahman | Ranchi | October 29, 2020 4:53:34 am The 72-year-old RJD chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav, is watching the action closely. (File photo)SERVING out his prison term at the Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), where he has been …
  • All eyes on this prize: Red & Blue collide in purple Pennsylvania 29 Oct 2020 01:02 Written by Karishma Mehrotra | Bucks County, Pennsylvania | Updated: October 29, 2020 5:12:42 am Both signs jostle for attention in a Pennsylvania suburb. (Express photo by Karishma Mehrotra)America’s two worlds, Red and Blue, collide in purple …
  • Why Emerging Markets Are Wary of a Modern Monetary Fix 29 Oct 2020 00:18 The theory that sovereign currency issuers can’t go broke is also at work in the U.K., in Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s attempt at keeping the economy ticking — even if it means paying the private sector not to fire staff. Japan’s government, …
  • ‘Mark yourself safe from BJP’ drive a success: TMC 28 Oct 2020 23:32 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File)The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday claimed that its “Mark yourself safe from BJP” digital campaign, launched after Durga Puja, was a success. The website, http://www.savebengalfrombjp.com, …
  • The Winners of Trump’s Washington 28 Oct 2020 23:16 The president and his entourage leaving the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., in July. During his presidency, the hotel hosted foreign dignitaries and CEOs seeking to curry favor. Photo: Oliver Contreras/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock/ …
  • Mirrors of Bhima Koregaon 28 Oct 2020 22:53 The expression ‘urban Naxals’ allegedly designates urban Maoists, in contrast with those in rural India. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar)On October 23, Stan Swamy, an 83-year old Jesuit priest, was sent to judicial custody in the Bhima Koregaon case. His is …
  • Alliance, arithmetic and leadership 28 Oct 2020 22:53 Nitish KumarThe inability of any one political party to win a majority on its own makes alliance formation crucial for winning an election in Bihar. This has been the story of the last seven assembly elections and continues to be the story now. Neither of …
  • Social justice plus 28 Oct 2020 22:53 Bihar, of course, has come a long way from the time when elections were marked by booth capturing and other such acts of violence.The 52.24 per cent turnout in the first round of Bihar assembly elections — polling in 2015 was 56.66 per cent — is remarkable …
  • EDITORIAL- Tsai must pursue India cautiously 28 Oct 2020 22:51 Some time ago, an article was published in the Chinese-language media about a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson’s low-key visit to meet members of Indian think tanks, and the business and industrial communities, to discuss how Taiwan-India …
  • J&K land laws: Congress slams changes, guarded on Article 370 28 Oct 2020 22:29 Abhishek Manu SinghviA day after the Centre allowed outsiders to purchase urban or non-agricultural land in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress Wednesday slammed the move but signalled cautiously that it was not questioning the abrogation of Article 370. At a …
  • Attacks in Afghanistan Continue despite Peace Talks 28 Oct 2020 21:54 Suicide bombing, gunfight at security base ends with 5 police, 10 assailants dead [Islamabad] At least five police Special Forces members were killed and more than 35 persons were wounded, including 11 civilians, when an explosives-laden car stormed a …
  • Millions vote in India's first election in shadow... 28 Oct 2020 20:45  28 Oct 2020 - 12:07 Policemen wearing protective face shields stand guard as voters stand in a queue to cast their vote outside a polling booth during the state assembly election, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a village on …
  • It is judgment time for Donald Trump 28 Oct 2020 20:22 If poetic justice is of any consequence, the U.S. should get a new leader In the U.S., opinion polls can be grossly misleading, the electoral system throws up leaders who do not have popular support, unreadable ballot papers may lead to unexpected results, …
  • How the Land Was Won 28 Oct 2020 17:21 The Colonial Origins of Modern Odia Identity-Making In the Satyajit Ray mystery The Acharya Murder Case—titled Bospukurey Khunkharapi in its original Bengali avatar and first published in the children’s magazine Sandesh in 1985—to solve a murder case, …
  • Is Rajinikanth quitting politics? Followers try to make peace with the possibility 28 Oct 2020 17:07 Express News Service CHENNAI: After at least two decades of speculation and anticipation over actor Rajinikanth’s political debut, it now appears the superstar might call it quits without even taking the plunge.  A note purportedly authored by the actor …
  • Govt doing politics of obstinacy: Congress on amendments to J&K land laws 28 Oct 2020 16:54 By: PTI | New Delhi | October 28, 2020 10:00:56 pm Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi accused the BJP of diverting the people's attention from its failures. (File)The Congress accused the government on Wednesday of playing the politics of obstinacy …
  • Indian Americans' votes and dollars are increasingly coveted in presidential campaigns 28 Oct 2020 14:42 The day after Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, Mona Mangat donated to his campaign. “I was just inspired. I think she’s a perfect candidate, and her qualifications are impeccable, and she …
  • Khushbu arrested, says she is denied of democratic right 28 Oct 2020 14:28 By Chennaivision in Cinema News October 27, 2020 BJP functionary and actress Khushbu was arrested today near Muttukadu in Chennai when she was on the way to Chidambaram to stage a protest against Thol Thirumavalavan. She tweeted, “When your journey is cut …
  • Dalisay sa Literatura 28 Oct 2020 14:00 OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT Diwa C. Guinigundo Some 18 years ago, Umberto Eco (in The Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum) echoed a sentiment of many great writers.  He stressed that literature creates a sense of identity and community. In his book, On …
  • Scindia Sets Out To Prove His Real Worth To Congress And BJP 28 Oct 2020 13:48 Kamal Nath and the Congress are still hoping that the Madhya Pradesh by-elections for 28 seats will be a clash of the titans. But if there are two star players at all in this round, scheduled for Tuesday, it is Sachin Pilot versus Jyotiraditya Scindia - …
  • LGBTQ activists around the world fear Trump second term 28 Oct 2020 13:32 (Photo public domain) Activists around the world say President Trump’s reelection would constitute a serious setback for the global LGBTQ rights movement. Ricardo Sales, founder of Mais Diversidade, a São Paulo-based consultancy that promotes diversity and …
  • TDP, Shiv Sena, SAD and now Kerala Congress (Thomas): Alliance partners that have left BJP 28 Oct 2020 11:34 Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray, SAD's Sukhbir Badal and RLSP's Upendra KushwahaEven though it has progressed from strength to strength since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has alienated ally after ally in the past two years, with the PC …
  • View: Beijing’s aggression has made India’s diffidence about alignment obsolete 28 Oct 2020 11:02 By Harsh Pant By all reckoning, this has been a dramatic year. With two more months to go, it has already shattered a number of assumptions about global politics and its emerging trend lines. For Indian foreign policy, this year has been full of vexing …
  • Bicchoo Ka Khel trailer: Divyenndu can’t seem to let go of Mirzapur’s Munna 28 Oct 2020 10:23 Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | October 28, 2020 2:20:40 pm Divyendu Sharmaa in a still from Bicchoo Ka Khel trailer. The trailer of AltBalaji and ZEE5’s upcoming web series Bicchoo Ka Khel is out. The crime-thriller seems to be another addition to …
  • Brisbane's loss is new host Sydney's gain 28 Oct 2020 09:45 Seldom has the term "open and shut case" carried more layers than those around Australia's home international schedule for the 2020-21 season. Little more than 14 hours after the end of the Victorian government's interminable Covid-19 …
  • Unlockdownable: Digital adoption gets Covid boost 28 Oct 2020 09:39 Teachers and farmers, pensioners and students, soldiers and gamers—there really isn’t anyone left untouched by the sweeping changes being wrought by technology on lives and livelihoods worldwide. Closer home, nearly every second Indian now uses the …
  • 'Like the speed of the wind': Kenya's lakes rise to destructive highs 28 Oct 2020 09:39 Peering into the lake, the village elder struggled to pinpoint where beneath the hyacinth and mesquite weeds lay the farm he lived in his entire life until the water rose like never before and swallowed everything. A clump of sodden straw marked the spot: …
  • India tries to shake off pro-Trump image in run-up to US election 28 Oct 2020 09:25 At a podium in Delhi on Tuesday, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the secretary of defense, Mark Esper, made a clear declaration of their country’s commitment to its alliance with India. “The US will stand with India in its efforts to defend its …
  • J&K up for sale: Omar Abdullah slams govt after people from outside J-K allowed to buy land there 28 Oct 2020 08:49 Image Source : PTI File photo: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah addresses a press conference along with his son Omar Abdullah, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti and others after meeting of signatories to …
  • Bullock, Daines and Montana’s growing pains 28 Oct 2020 07:47 In late July, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines visited the small town of Cascade, Montana, on the Missouri River. The occasion: Spectrum’s announcement that it would bring broadband to the town’s nearly 800 residents. Many remote parts of the state still lack …
  • Ahsan proposes national dialogue on establishment’s ‘interference in politics’ 28 Oct 2020 06:47 HYDERABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal has said that party supremo Nawaz Sharif has made it clear that interference of establishment in national politics was a bitter chapter of our history and this chapter must be closed for …
  • Colby Cosh- Bangladesh's surprising success story -Perspectives Herald 28 Oct 2020 06:11 In India this month, a funny thing happened. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued its twice-a-year “World Economic Outlook,” and the fund’s projections showed that India’s per-capita gross domestic product for calendar 2020 is expected to dip by …
  • Kamala Harris fever is gripping India - but not everyone is convinced 27 Oct 2020 19:11 With a week to go until the US election, the Democrat making the most headlines in India is not the main challenger Joe Biden, but his running mate Kamala Harris. The prospect of an Indian-American being named vice president of the US is creating a huge …
  • 'Binded by blood,' split over election: Asian American family embodies generational shift in politics 27 Oct 2020 18:26 Four years ago, Louie Tan Vital received an invitation from her 81-year old grandmother, an immigrant, to join a prayer rally for whom she hoped would be the next president of the United States, Donald Trump. To be respectful, Vital attended, but she didn’ …

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