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The SP, BSP Conundrum

Posted by - November 8, 2018

Tushar Pandit The poll season has been well and truly announced along with the forecasts of the pollsters and pundits. ‘Trouble’ in the Opposition camp is currently a news staple while the BJP with Narendra Modi as its flag bearer is being presented as even more invincible than before. The supremos of the two key

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Nepal Communists, Maoists Merge, Formally

Posted by - April 20, 2018

Rattan Saldi Heralding a development that will have far reaching impact on the political landscape of Nepal, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli  of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and the Maoist Centre headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, “Prachanda”, have achieved the seemingly tall goal of unification of their two parties. It is their

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Midnight Drama at Kejriwal’s Residence

Posted by - April 19, 2018

Tukoji R. Pandit The Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to have become synonymous with controversies—most of them unnecessary and avoidable. Take the latest one which is about an assault on the chief secretary, Anshu Prakash, when he was in a meeting—around midnight– with Aam Admi Party MLAs in the presence of the chief minister

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THE DIRTIEST POLL?

Posted by - January 6, 2018

Allabaksh Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar calling Narendra Modi a ‘neech admi’ simply cannot be accepted even by those who have no love for the prime minister and his fondness for rather freely using derogatory terms for his opponents, particularly Rahul Gandhi, the new president of the Indian National Congress. According to an unwritten but

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Is Rahul Gandhi Making BJP Nervous?

Posted by - November 6, 2017

Atul Cowshish The violent reaction in the BJP camp to some of the utterances of Rahul Gandhi, the long written off vice president of the Congress, during his recent US visit should come as a surprise. Has he started to make the ruling dispensation and its social media gladiators and Bhakts nervous? It will seem

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Politicians Await Another Trophy

Posted by - April 29, 2017

By: Allabaksh In the third week of April the voters of Delhi will be choosing new members for the three corporations in the metropolis. In normal course it would have been a low key affair compared to the assembly or the Lok Sabha polls. But with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on a mission to

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Turkey Pokes its Nose in Kashmir

Posted by - December 1, 2016

By: Allabaksh Pakistan values its ties with Turkey more than many other Muslim countries and perhaps next only to China, now that sharp differences between Saudi Arabia and Iran have raised complications in the ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that during his visit to Islamabad, Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish

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No incentive to Pakistan…

Posted by - November 5, 2016

By Allabaksh. A prominent front page news from Pakistan on October 6, seems to suggest that Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has asked the military to stop sheltering terrorists. “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military,” the report said implying that this move by Sharif would be a step in easing tension with

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Bitterness after ‘Surgery’

Posted by - November 5, 2016

By Tushar Charan. There may be quibbling over the term used for the attack conducted by a special group of the Indian Army on terrorist launch pads inside PoK on September 29 but the success of that daring act cannot be doubted. Pakistan has admitted that two of its soldiers were killed in firing from

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Multiparty Contests in Assembly Polls Favour none

Posted by - October 11, 2016

By: Atul Cowshish & Malladi Rama Rao India seems to be almost permanently in an election mode. Parliamentary polls dominate the media space, generally once in five years, but state assembly polls are never far from each other. The Modi government says it does not want assembly polls taking place almost every year; President Pranab

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