Politics

Looking back at COP24

Looking back at COP24

December 19, 2018

COP24 was the last chance to stave off climate disaster. At the end, a slow progression towards securing the future of earth is far lesser than what the climate justice activists had bargained for.

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COP24 ends, many questions remain

COP24 ends, many questions remain

December 15, 2018

The ten-day long climate change summit COP24 started on high hopes in Katowice, Poland and worked towards reaching concrete solutions. But, environmentalists say this is not enough.

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Modi wave wanes

Modi wave wanes

December 12, 2018

Distressed farmers, disillusioned youth, scared minorities, neglected tribals; alienated middle class have trounced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in three states of north India by voting Congress back to power. Is it end of the Modi wave? Or is it beginning of an end? Interest...

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Cop24: Developed nations likely to fall short of 2020 emission targets

Cop24: Developed nations likely to fall short of 2

December 8, 2018

A report issued by UN Environment said there is a considerable gap between countries’ current preparedness for climate change and the actual measures needed to get communities ready for a future of increasing climate risks.

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The conundrum of Hanuman’s caste

The conundrum of Hanuman’s caste

December 7, 2018

Lord Hanuman, the revered disciple of Lord Ram is worshipped across Asia and world for his loyalty and dedication to the lord. The mighty Hanuman is now being dissected under saffron storm to find out his caste.

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Saffron outfits turn up the heat on Ram temple

Saffron outfits turn up the heat on Ram temple

December 1, 2018

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections next year, Saffron outfits have turned the heat demanding the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. Will it polarise the millions of voters on communal lines even as India faces farm distress and joblessness?

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Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

October 31, 2018

Playing on Sardar Patel’s epithet, ‘Iron Man of India’, the then Gujarat CM skilfully tried to weave in the sentiments of the farming communities and their pride with the statue that is named as the Statue of Unity. However, the farmers fume at the USD 430 million cost of t...

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Will Rajasthan help Congress reboot?

Will Rajasthan help Congress reboot?

October 12, 2018

Of the five poll-bound states going to elections in November and December this year, Rajasthan in western India seems to be most promising for the Congress, which has been decimated from power in most states.

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Semi-finals ahead of general elections 2019

Semi-finals ahead of general elections 2019

October 8, 2018

India will witness five crucial assembly elections in November and December this year, before the mother of all electoral battles — the general elections 2019.

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Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

September 27, 2018

The Supreme Court of India declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but declared some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions, as unnecessary.

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