POLITICS

  • Trump And Modi Want A Lot From Their India Stunt. They Won’t Get It All. 25 Feb 2020 02:09 President Donald Trump knows what he’ll be looking for when he lands in India on Monday ― and his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a wishlist for the trip too. With their own political careers facing new threats at home, the two ultra-nationalist …
  • Maharashtra: Former BJP MLA Narendra Mehta resigns from all party roles 25 Feb 2020 01:17 Earlier last year, then opposition leader Vijay Wadettiwar (above) had demanded Mehta’s resignation for cutting mangrove to develop club house at Mira Road. Mehta, however, had dismissed the charges in the state assembly, claiming he would quit politics if …
  • Trump Braces for Beef-Free Menu In India 24 Feb 2020 23:24 President Trump, “whose diet is often a rotation of steaks, burgers and meatloaf, faces a potential shock as he prepares to travel to three Indian cities this week,” CNN reports. “His trip includes stops in Gujarat state, Agra and Delhi, where Hindus are …
  • Trudeau's 'weak leadership' drove Teck mine away, Andrew Scheer says 24 Feb 2020 23:23 Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of driving away energy sector investment, saying his "weakness and fear" in dealing with opponents of oilsands development killed the Teck Frontier project …
  • Can Nepal’s Communist Party Survive Closer Ties With the US? 24 Feb 2020 23:15 AdvertisementThe United States may not have expected the criticism it received for the grant aid, in the form of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) pact, that is in the process to be passed by the parliament of Nepal. However, the Nepali parliament …
  • India poised to ruin world order, warns AJK president 24 Feb 2020 22:26 Sardar Masood Khan reaffi­rms that Pakist­an is incomp­lete withou­t Indian Occupi­ed Kashmi­r File photo of AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY LAHORE: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has warned that India is …
  • Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, resigns yet remains 24 Feb 2020 21:30 A realignment of political coalitions will follow a day of skulduggery Feb 24th 2020 KUALA LUMPUR WHEN MAHATHIR MOHAMAD woke up on February 24th, he was Malaysia’s prime minister. The governing coalition, Pakatan Harapan, controlled 129 of the 222 seats in …
  • Delhi’s test 24 Feb 2020 21:09 By: Editorial | Published: February 25, 2020 12:41:55 am In this delicate moment, it is also essential to maintain necessary distinctions between law-abiding protesters and the lumpens who are taking the law into their own hands. The clashes, triggered by …
  • A brief introduction to BENGAL'S GASTRONOMIC HISTORY 24 Feb 2020 20:55 Amer WahabFebruary 24, 2020 A Mughal feast featuring Emperor Humayun and the Shah of Iran. What distinctly separated Bengal from most of the other regions of India was the generous endowment of nature, nurtured and sustained by the mighty rivers flowing …
  • Kangana Ranaut shares new look from 'Thalaivi' on Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary, wins internet 24 Feb 2020 20:18 Indian 2 accident: Kamal Haasan, Kajal were nearly killed Kangana Ranaut who will be playing Jayalalithaa in the upcoming movie, 'Thalaivi', commemorated Amma on her 72nd birth anniversary by releasing second look from the film.   The biopic on the …
  • Losing a nation, in seven acts 24 Feb 2020 19:39 Are we losing our country? This is the question that Ece Temelkuran, a Turkish journalist and writer, suggests that we should be asking ourselves. In her recent book, How to Lose a Country, she describes how her homeland was stolen from her by what she …
  • Trump stumbles over name of Indian cricket legend, but marches on during grand state visit 24 Feb 2020 19:07 Updated February 25, 2020 04:52:41 United States President Donald Trump has mangled the pronunciation of several Indian names, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, on an otherwise successful first day of his state visit to India. Key points: The …
  • ‘US film industry is run by guys in suits’ 24 Feb 2020 18:48 Written by Ektaa Malik | Published: February 25, 2020 12:05:16 am Brian Cox When we last saw Logan Roy — the head of media conglomerate Waystar Royco and the titular character of the mega hit show on Star World, Succession, played by Brian Cox — he was …
  • Trump backs India on cross border terror & evades Kashmir & Muslim persecution 24 Feb 2020 17:53 US President Trump in his address today in Ahmedabad India reiterated future direction of global politics in which India plays the role of its key ally in the Indo Pacific region. Heaps of praise were showered by Mr. Trump on the Indian democracy and its …
  • Schools reopen in Kashmir Valley, students happy to return to classrooms 24 Feb 2020 15:34 By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: February 24, 2020 8:42:49 pm Kashmir school girls walk through the thick fog on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi / File Photo) Donning uniforms after nearly seven months, thousands of students on …
  • Trump’s triumphal visit to India has all the right people worried 24 Feb 2020 15:19 It’s unfortunate that live coverage of President Trump receiving what AP calls “adulation from a massive, colorful crowd” of 125,000 took place during the wee hours of the morning for most Americans.  But the consequences of his roughly 36 hours in India …
  • These science-backed ways can make you more attractive; find out 24 Feb 2020 13:52 By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2020 6:40:05 pm While beauty is exterior, here are some qualities that can make you seem attractive inside and out. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock) It is true that beauty lies in the eyes of the …
  • Crowds gather to greet Trump as he lands in India 24 Feb 2020 13:16 KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to Malaysia’s king, his office said on Monday, amid talk of forming a new governing coalition. The fate of Malaysia’s ruling coalition had been in doubt after surprise …
  • ‘Namaste Trump’: 100,000 People Turn Out To Welcome U.S. President At Start Of India Trip 24 Feb 2020 13:08 Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wave to the crowd at Sardar ... [+] Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, India ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: Donald Trump's two-day visit to …
  • Many parallels between Indira, Modi regimes 24 Feb 2020 13:03 For those who have been around long enough, there is an eerie resemblance between Indira Gandhi’s fortunes after her second electoral victory and the course of events in Prime Minister Modi’s second term. Mrs Gandhi returned to power in 1971 after she …
  • Tycoon and a tea-seller's son: Trump, Modi forge bonhomie 24 Feb 2020 11:35 Modi and Trump have sought to use their friendship to forge closer bonds between the two nations, even as they grapple with ongoing tensions over trade and defence. PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI: They hail from vastly different backgrounds — Donald Trump is the son …
  • "Sikkim will not deviate from organic farming policy" 24 Feb 2020 11:09 Organic food production is not economically sustainable at present in the state, and even middle-class consumers are not able to afford it. However, the new government will not “deviate” from its policy of promoting fully organic, said the state’s lone Lok …
  • Day 3: Here's what's happening at Lahore Literary Festival 2020 24 Feb 2020 10:49 It's the third and final day of the Lahore Literary Festival! The opening ceremony of this year's LLF kicked off with qawwali and Razi Ahmed and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk delivering the opening addresses. Day 2 featured book launches and some …
  • The South African nation does not exist 24 Feb 2020 10:39 At the southernmost tip of the African continent there is a country known as South Africa. Bordered by the Atlantic and Indian oceans, it stretches from the Kalahari in the north to the winelands of the Cape in the south, and from the subtropical beaches …
  • Malaysia in turmoil as Anwar denounces bid to... 24 Feb 2020 09:16  24 Feb 2020 - 9:22 In this file photo taken on June 1, 2018, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (R) and politician Anwar Ibrahim leave after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. / AFP / Mohd RASFAN Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian politics was …
  • Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns amid talk of forming new governing council 24 Feb 2020 09:11 By: Reuters | Kuala Lumpur | Updated: February 24, 2020 2:16:25 pm Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. (File photo/AP) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to the country’s king, his office said …
  • Malaysian politics in turmoil: Is Mahathir-Anwar alliance over? 24 Feb 2020 09:06 The fate of Malaysia's ruling coalition is in doubt after surprise talks between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's PPBM party and other groups on forming a new government that would exclude his anointed successor and coalition partner, Anwar …
  • Marquis Who's Who Honors Dr. Luhar Ismail Gafurbhai with Inclusion in Who's Who in the World 24 Feb 2020 08:39 Dr. Luhar Ismail Gafurbhai is an eco-friendly scientist working and authoring on green, innovative, affordable but at the same time durable and sustainable construction materials.     LAXMANGADH, INDIA, February 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- …
  • Responsible Hinduism: Sant Power Against Betrayal 24 Feb 2020 08:12 Shafiq R MahajirResponsible: in charge of, in control of, at the helm of, accountable for, liable for, charged with… Hinduism: Indian dharma, or way of life; also called Sanātana Dharma, “eternal tradition”; scholars regard it as synthesis of various …
  • Malaysia in turmoil as Anwar denounces bid to bring down govt 24 Feb 2020 07:32 This general view shows the Kuala Lumpur city skyline as seen from the Kuala Lumpur Tower on February 24, 2020. – Malaysian politics was in turmoil on February 24 after leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim denounced a “betrayal” by coalition partners he said …
  • 'We are being killed slowly': Indonesians plead for evacuation from cruise ship 24 Feb 2020 06:53 Updated February 24, 2020 17:23:39 Indonesians working on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have pleaded for help from President Joko Widodo in a video released exclusively to the ABC. Key points: Two people have died from the coronavirus on board …
  • A modest exploration of Abdullah MI Syed's fibre use in contemporary art practice 24 Feb 2020 02:50 A modest exploration of Abdullah MI Syed’s fibre use in contemporary art practice The Canvas Gallery is hosting Abdullah MI Syed’s solo art exhibition titled ‘Cut from the Same Cloth’ until February 27. This is the Sydney-based artist of Pakistan origin’s …
  • Pakistan to plead Kashmir case effectively at Geneva moot: FM Qureshi 24 Feb 2020 02:40 Pakistan to plead Kashmir case effectively at Geneva moot: FM Qureshi MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has criticised India for violating rights in occupied Jammu and Kashmir as 203 days have passed since the imposition of lockdown. Talking to …
  • Protests erupt in New Delhi over controversial citizenship law ahead of Donald Trump arrival 24 Feb 2020 02:05 Updated February 24, 2020 11:05:49 Protests have erupted in India's capital New Delhi over a new citizenship law that has been the centre of violent clashes in recent months, as thousands anticipate the arrival of US President Donald Trump. Key points: …
  • Waiting for Trump- Mumbai US Consulates Rs 750 cr land sale caught in Centre-state tussle 24 Feb 2020 02:00 Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: “We’re not treated very well by India…,” US President Donald Trump said days before he is due to land in Ahmedabad for his maiden visit to the country Monday. That remark was more to do with Washington’s problems with New Delhi …
  • Trump: Looking forward to being with Indians, trip not long enough (Ld) 24 Feb 2020 01:29 New York, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, who has said that he is looking forward to being with the people of India, is on the final leg of his journey to Ahmedabad after a short scheduled stopover at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, according to …
  • What Donald Trump gets out of his trip to India 24 Feb 2020 00:17 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Indian Americans are a growing political force in the US. Could this be part of the reason for the trip? India is gearing up to impress the visiting US President Donald Trump on his first official trip to the world…
  • Trump in India: US president due to begin first official trip 24 Feb 2020 00:11 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Narendra Modi and Donald Trump appear have forged a personal relationship US President Donald Trump is due to begin his first official trip of India with a focus on deepening ties between the world's two …
  • All about living the Olympic dream this year 23 Feb 2020 23:38 Chandigarh | Published: February 24, 2020 4:02:38 am The first session saw Babita Phogat sharing her journey of becoming a wrestler, followed by Joy Bhattacharya who dwelt on the business aspect of sports. (Written by Chaitanya Mukund) “Sports is not just …
  • The US’s real deal 23 Feb 2020 22:54 Published: February 24, 2020 3:04:04 am Given such a weak trade link, why is the Trump visit hyped so much? It is not trade, stupid. It is the politics of defence purchases. Although over four years away, the path to Modi 3.0 seems under way, and Trump 2.0 …
  • Ba and Bapu: Was Kasturba the force behind Mahatma? 23 Feb 2020 22:44 It is replete with a naturally woman-friendly spirit that softens the stark realities of gender relations in our society. It is said behind every great man there is a woman, in the case of Mahatma Gandhi by his own admission it was his wife Kasturba. Way …
  • Padma Shri not about the ‘enemy’, but the spirit & journey 23 Feb 2020 22:44 Adnan had been explicit, partisan and overtly political concerning Indo-Pak dynamics. Soldiering is the noblest calling as it contextualises domain adjectives like honour, courage and commitment to the nation that he/she serves and to the intrinsic “ …
  • Shashi Tharoor: ‘We need to find new president to fill vacuum after Rahul resignation’ 23 Feb 2020 22:37 Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2020 3:32:11 am Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP, Thiruvananthapuram. (File photo) Congress MP Shashi Tharoor speaks to Manoj C G on organisational challenges before the party. The Congress has suffered …
  • Trump is focused on crowd size as he heads to India for state visit 23 Feb 2020 22:04 1. Trump's Indian adventureThe two-day trip will also include a tour of the Taj Mahal and a state dinner in New Delhi. But it's the crowd at the stadium he seems to be most focused on. "President Trump has already been inflating the crowd size …
  • Why Campus Needs Gandhi 23 Feb 2020 20:57 Published: February 24, 2020 2:05:31 am This moral courage and conviction can only come from the Gandhian philosophy of enemylessness. Written by Santosh K Singh It is ironic that at a time when we are celebrating Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the …
  • India-bound Donald Trump takes poke at Bernie Sanders and Democrats - over Russia - USA TODAY 23 Feb 2020 20:12 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday by seeking to drive a wedge between the Democratic Party and primary front-runner Bernie Sanders over new allegations regarding Russia. Claiming – without evidence – that Democrats are leaking …
  • Jacinda Ardern faces vastly different meetings in Fiji and Australia this week 23 Feb 2020 18:41 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is off on two very different trips this week. ANALYSIS: Right after her weekly press-conference today the Prime Minister will get on her Air Force plane for two very different trips. She's heading …
  • Hindutva spurs anti-Bangladesh rhetoric in India 23 Feb 2020 17:39 THE Indian Union’s state minister for home affairs Kissan Reddy has recently said that a half of Bangladesh would migrate to India if Indian citizenship was offered to them. The statement which Reddy made in the context of the Citizenship Amendment Act of …
  • Trump on way to India with great expectations 23 Feb 2020 16:47 New York, Feb 23 (IANS) President Donald Trump left for India on Sunday with great expectations of a record reception. He told reporters before leaving leaving the White House, “I hear it’s going to be a big event. Some people say the biggest event they’ve …
  • The Huddle 2020, Day 2- Kashmir decision was not taken suddenly- Ram Madhav 23 Feb 2020 16:12 The second day of the fourth edition of the Huddle 2020, organised by The Hindu Group of Publications, begins with a keynote address by the former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe. The event was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on …
  • Noted Islamic philosopher and scientist Al-Farabi draws India-Kazakhstan closer 23 Feb 2020 15:32 New Delhi: Cultural and civilizational ties between India and Kazakhstan are hoping to get a fillip on the 1150th anniversary of renowned thinker of the East Abu Nasr al-Farabi. On February 17 on the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of al-Farabi the …
  • Shashi Kapoor’s New Delhi Times getting a sequel 23 Feb 2020 15:27 By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 23, 2020 8:02:09 pm Shashi Kapoor won the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in New Delhi Times. A sequel to Shashi Kapoor-starrer New Delhi Times is in the works with filmmaker Ramesh Sharma returning as …
  • Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha denies he endorsed Pak Prez Arif Alvi's concerns over Kashmir 23 Feb 2020 15:09 PATNA: Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday rejected Pakistan President Arif Alvi's claim that the actor-turned-politician "endorsed" his concerns over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir imposed after India revoked its special status …
  • Trump loves a big crowd. He’ll get one of his biggest in India. - POLITICO 23 Feb 2020 14:42 There, he’s expecting an enthusiastic reception as he appears alongside the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, who shares Trump’s nationalist streak. “I’ve always said the president is the greatest showman of our time, which in politics is a good thing …
  • AAP eyeing UP polls after thumping victory in Delhi 23 Feb 2020 13:15 By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: February 23, 2020 6:33:38 pm Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal addreses supporters after party’s victory in the State Assembly polls, at AAP office in New Delhi, Tuesday, February 11, 2020. (PTI) After registering a …
  • India Set To Welcome Trump, Whose First Stop Will Be In Modi's Home State Of Gujarat 23 Feb 2020 13:06 Vegetable vendors wait for customers below a billboard showing President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the Sardar Patel Stadium in the background, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Feb. 19. Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images hide …
  • Deepfakes enter Indian election campaigns 23 Feb 2020 12:51 A day before Delhi elections, two videos of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari urging citizens to vote for BJP, in english and haryanvi, were sent to 15 million voters via 5800 WhatsApp groups. The videos were deepfakes, digital …
  • Kevin Feige almost quit Marvel over lack of representation, says Mark Ruffalo 23 Feb 2020 09:56 By: PTI | London | Published: February 23, 2020 3:02:25 pm Mark Ruffalo credits Kevin Feige for bringing a major change in the superhero movie landscape. (Photo: AP images) Actor Mark Ruffalo has revealed that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige almost left …
  • On the eve of his trip to India, Trump tweets out a video of himself as Baahubali 23 Feb 2020 09:29 President Trump is due to spend two days in India, beginning on Monday. Before heading out, he posted a tweet in which he praised his “great friends in INDIA.” Included in the tweet was a video based upon Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, an Indian picture that …
  • Unveiling the writer Antulay one never knew of 23 Feb 2020 08:12 A compilation of letters by former Maharashtra chief minister Abdul Rehman Antulay to his wife was released on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar. The book, released by Mr. Pawar …
  • Rio carnival gets political in Bolsonaro's Brazil 23 Feb 2020 06:52 Rio de Janeiro kicks off its annual carnival parades Sunday, the first of two nights of glittering, over-the-top spectacle set to pack a heavy dose of political commentary on Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Vying for the title of carnival …
  • Coronavirus hosting animals smuggling from Northeast India to Chinese markets 23 Feb 2020 06:51 by Chandan Kumar Duarah 23 Frbruary 2020 As China is battling the outbreak of coronavirus, many studies have been doing the rounds linking the virus with wild animals. Experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) say there’s a high likelihood the new …
  • Read the full court order to understand Pakistan’s game in jailing Hafiz Saeed 23 Feb 2020 06:51 Lahore court’s decision got many international observers excited. But there might be a different opinion if Imran Khan govt releases the entire judgment. Ayesha Siddiqa 21 February, 2020 File photo of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed | PTI The government in Pakistan …
  • Richa Chadha: ‘I think awareness is sexy’ 23 Feb 2020 06:29 Written by Alaka Sahani | New Delhi | Published: February 23, 2020 10:00:40 am My career was pretty much over after Gangs of Wasseypur. I’ve fought really hard to be here today, says the actor. You have had a busy start to the year with Panga (directed by …
  • Day 3: Here's what's happening at Lahore Literary Festival 2020 [Live] 23 Feb 2020 05:49 It's the last day of the Lahore Literary Festival! The opening ceremony of this year's LLF kicked off with Qawwali and Razi Ahmed delivering the Keynotes addresses. Day 2 featured book launches and interesting sessions. You can check out our …
  • Trump in India: What to expect on trade, security and human rights 23 Feb 2020 02:46 President Donald Trump lands in India on Monday, and the trip is expected to be watched closely, not least because of the comparisons that have been regularly made between him and Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister of India. Both leaders …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: $10 billion from Bezos for climate; survey—250,000 solar jobs 23 Feb 2020 02:19 CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Aldous J Pennyfarthing writes—Donald Trump Jr. wants to murder an Alaskan bear for some reason: “I really wish Donald Trump Jr. were restricted to shooting at living things that are less intelligent than he. That would …
  • What will Trump's visit do for US-India ties? 23 Feb 2020 00:31 Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will begin his maiden trip to India on Monday, becoming the seventh American president to visit the country. Rudra Chaudhuri, who writes about diplomacy and security, explains the significance of the …
  • Rab claims arrest of top-terror’s aide 22 Feb 2020 23:33 Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday claimed to have arrested a close aide of a top-listed fugitive criminal. Top-terror Zeesan Ahmed's associate Mazharul Islam Shakil flew to Dhaka from Dubai to "murder a godfather" and take control of …
  • Melania’s school visit: Kejriwal, Sisodia not invited 22 Feb 2020 23:01 From Ahmedabad, the delegation will travel to Agra before arriving at the national capital for the main leg of the visit. New Delhi: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia are unlikely to be present when US First Lady Melania Trump …
  • The un-politics of Prashant Kishor 22 Feb 2020 22:54 “As a leader, I wanted Nitish Kumar to choose between Gandhi and Godse,” Prashant Kishor said. (Illustration: Suvajit Dey) On February 18, minutes before the cameras rolled, Prashant Kishor sat intently, prepared to spell out his action plan for a “new …
  • Bharat Mata Ki Jai misused for militant, emotional idea of India: Manmohan Singh 22 Feb 2020 22:53 Addressing a gathering after releasing a book on Jawaharlal Nehru here, Singh also argued that attempts are being made to project India’s first Prime Minister in “false light”. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said nationalism and the …
  • Former MP Krishna Bose, Netaji’s niece-in-law, dies at 89 22 Feb 2020 22:53 Krishna Bose joined politics in 1996 and won the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat on a Congress ticket. In 1998 and 1999, she was re-elected as an MP on a TMC ticket. Former TMC MP Krishna Bose, the niece-in-law of ‘Netaji’ Subhas Chandra Bose, died in Kolkata on …
  • Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest 22 Feb 2020 22:20 One balmy Sunday night in Durban in 1970, Steve Biko and Rubin Phillip went to the beach. Along with other student activists, they had spent the early evening debating politics. Biko’s contribution had been to surgically dismantle the liberal traps that …
  • Happiness curriculum: Kejriwal, Sisodia out of Melania 'class' cut short 22 Feb 2020 22:18 NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia are unlikely to be present when US First Lady Melania Trump visits a Delhi government-run school on February 25, according to sources. As per the original schedule, both Mr …
  • They also play politics here 22 Feb 2020 21:50 Written by Sriram Veera | Published: February 23, 2020 2:14:44 am The shiny new wonder, Motera stadium, can host a lakh and ten thousand people and will become the largest cricket stadium in the world. (Express Photo: Javed Raja) For the past few weeks, …
  • After Delhi win, AAP sets sights on national expansion 22 Feb 2020 21:40 Rai said that as part of the expansion project, a poster campaign will be launched across 20 states on Sunday. )Express File Photo) Nearly two weeks into its emphatic victory in Delhi, the AAP Saturday announced a major plan to expand the party’s footprint …
  • ‘Whatever the context, it was hate speech, it cost the party… such people must be permanently removed’ 22 Feb 2020 21:40 Delhi BJP president and MP Manoj Tiwari with Principal Correspondent Abhinav Rajput in The Indian Express newsroom. (Express Photo: Gajendra Yadav) Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari was at the centre of the party’s election strategy in the recent Assembly …
  • Fifth column: Dissent is not sedition 22 Feb 2020 21:11 Written by Tavleen Singh | Published: February 23, 2020 1:12:27 am Students protesting on campuses have been charged with sedition and the ladies of Shaheen Bagh have been treated as traitors. At a time when dissent is being equated with sedition by too …
  • Don’t need a single story of nationhood 22 Feb 2020 21:11 Written by Meghnad Desai | Published: February 23, 2020 1:20:51 am RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has raised an interesting issue — the meaning of nationalism. He expressed the fear that nationalism is equated with Nazism, especially in Western countries. (File) …
  • Trump's India trip mixes politics with policy, and the promise of his biggest rally yet 22 Feb 2020 20:53 "Namaste Trump." No, the president has not suddenly discovered the meditative glow of a good yoga session. He has, however, discovered the energizing power of a good political rally, Indian-style. President Donald Trump will almost certainly not …
  • Whatever your feelings about Sinn Féin, their influence should not be discounted 22 Feb 2020 20:49 Since the founding of the Irish Republic, there have been two main political parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail. But where in Britain the Tories very much occupy the right side of the political spectrum and the Labour party the left, both Fine Gael and …
  • Demystifying death of General Ziaul Haq 22 Feb 2020 20:35 In an exclus­ive interv­iew, Ijazul Haq unveil­s conspi­racy, expose­s people behind 1988 air crash that killed his father­ In an exclusive interview, Ijazul Haq unveils conspiracy, exposes people behind 1988 air crash that killed his father. PHOTO: …
  • Nationalism, 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' being misused to construct militant idea of India: Manmohan 22 Feb 2020 20:26 Image Source : PTI Nationalism, 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' being misused to construct militant idea of India: Manmohan Nationalism and the slogan of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' are being misused to construct a "militant and purely emotional" …
  • I learnt from Bofors never to act in a case involving internal Indian politics, says Sarosh Zaiwalla 22 Feb 2020 20:03
  • Eugene Chadbourne: high weirdness, mystical banjos, and not having to be a farmer 22 Feb 2020 19:58 Part One: Taming the Wild Audience Habitues of the wendythirteen-run Cobalt Hotel may remember Eugene Chadbourne playing there towards the very end of its run. It was a Fake Jazz Wednesday in August of 2009, and Doc Chad was up-to-date, as usual, on things …
  • How India’s Modi is playing on Trump’s ego to his advantage 22 Feb 2020 19:22 One thing about U.S. President Donald Trump is that he can be brutally frank. Trump recently picked up the phone and called British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to convey his displeasure over the latter's decision to allow Huawei to operate in the …
  • In letter, over 160 academicians, activists protest Modi-Trump 'fascist alliance' 22 Feb 2020 19:09 By PTI AHMEDABAD: The "fascist alliance" between "forces attempting to erode democracy and curb freedom of speech and religion" is dangerous not just for India but the world as a whole, a group of over 160 academicians, activists and …
  • Shakti: Rajorshi Chakraborti's funny, shocking and deeply thought-provoking novel 22 Feb 2020 18:28 REVIEW: A star has come down amongst us. In 2010, acclaimed Indian writer Rajorshi Chakraborti moved to Wellington. It was very much our gain. He has since mined the gap between the two countries as fertile ground for material. His new novel Shakti sees …
  • Trump visits a big foreign market — for the U.S. and for Trump Org 22 Feb 2020 17:48 “After politics, we would certainly look at India and other markets.” Trump Jr told the Indian newspaper Mint in 2019. But India, he conceded, “would be a big focus of mine. Frankly, it would be easier for me to get going in India because of the …
  • ‘Regret voting for this man': AAP MLA’s Hanuman statue demand at Ayodhya draws strong reactions 22 Feb 2020 17:41 A file photo of AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj A day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Saurabh Bhardwaj announced that he would be making a formal representation to concerned authorities about getting a statue of Lord Hanuman built at the upcoming Ram …
  • The X factor: Is it time to take Prashant Kishor seriously? 22 Feb 2020 17:34 There’s something unsettling about the idea of Prashant Kishor. Here’s a man whose fundamental premise — that he helps politicians and parties win elections, for a fee — can seem to be thumbing its nose at democracy. If elections can be won for a fee, then …
  • You could have weak opposition parties but the opposition is never weak: Prashant Kishor 22 Feb 2020 17:34 In three recent hotly contested elections, campaign strategist Prashant Kishor has found himself on the victorious side. In Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi, Kishor and his organisation Indian Political Action Committee worked for YSR Congress, Shiv …
  • Mayawati accuse BJP of giving ‘slow death’ to reservation 22 Feb 2020 16:54 By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 22, 2020 10:19:26 pm Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Saturday charged the BJP with giving a “slow death” to the provision of …
  • Maulana Azad cautioned against ‘nationalism’ in 1947. CAA shows we didn’t learn a thing 22 Feb 2020 16:50 On Maulana Azad’s death anniversary, India should remember his commitment to the belief—religion alone can never be the basis for nationhood. S IRFAN HABIB 22 February, 2020 Protests against the CAA have impacted the image of the Modi government | Photo: …
  • India's transgender mayor – is the country finally overcoming prejudice? 22 Feb 2020 16:29 Dayanand Anglo Vedic Convent School is normally a nondescript institution, hidden in the labyrinthine alleys of Chandmari, Chhattisgarh. But last month the school’s courtyard was transformed with a bright, multi-coloured marquee, and the students were …
  • Wet’suwet’en leaders reject Trudeau’s demand to remove the barricades, setting the stage for clashes 22 Feb 2020 16:16 Woos said the RCMP's offer to pull back a detachment on a logging road where activists were arrested this month is not enough; they need to stop patrolling in the area. "Out means out," Woos said. The chief said the hereditary leadership also …
  • ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ misused to construct militant India: MMS 22 Feb 2020 15:49 New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Hailing the role of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in shaping India a modern nation state, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led Central government, saying “nationalism” and the …
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