Politics

Govt jobs or protests? Nitish Kumar asks Bihar to choose

Govt jobs or protests? Nitish Kumar asks Bihar to ...

February 7, 2021

Within days of news that Uttarakhand Police were going to keep track of ‘anti-national’ social media posts while conducting police verification for passport applications, reports emerged from Bihar indicating that the state government had apparently decided to go even furth...

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How farmers’ protest in India became a global issue

How farmers’ protest in India became a global is...

February 4, 2021

It took just one question from American pop star Rihanna to apparently leave the Indian government shaken to its core. On February 2, global icon Rihanna posted a one-liner and asked her 101 million Twitter followers “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest” whil...

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Vaccine Maitri: India shows the way to cooperative approach in combatting pandemic

Vaccine Maitri: India shows the way to cooperative...

February 2, 2021

French scientist Louis Pasteur discovered the boon of vaccination by using a weakened virus way back in the 19th century with the first vaccine that he developed for chicken cholera. Since then, such vaccines have become the first line of defence against many communicable disease...

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Myanmar coup: Don’t shed tears for Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar coup: Don’t shed tears for Aung San Suu ...

February 1, 2021

Finally, political situation in Myanmar has turned a full circle. Like many other south-east Asian nations,  Myanmar has never  been a true democracy. Ever since the assassination of Aung San, Father of the Nation, who led the country to freedom from the British rule, the count...

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“Is police here to protect us or forcibly evict us?” ask farmers at Ghazipur border

“Is police here to protect us or forcibly evict ...

January 29, 2021

A day after the chaos at Red Fort and ITO when protesting farmers clashed with police, the mood was tense at various protest sites on the borders of Delhi. There was confusion as two minor groups of farmers had decided to withdraw from the protest and the Uttar Pradesh government...

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The peaceful protest that was…

The peaceful protest that was…

January 28, 2021

Till eve of the Republic Day, everything seemed to be going as per plan and meticulous planning has been the one of the most outstanding qualities of the farmers’ protest at Delhi borders. After all, it has taken a whole lot of detailed planning to set up and run with clockwork...

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Misguided path & unexpected turn of events at Ghazipur border

Misguided path & unexpected turn of events at...

January 27, 2021

Violence broke out early on Tuesday morning just as the tractor rally of farmers at Ghazipur in eastern Delhi had begun its fateful journey. With batons charge and use of tear gas shells by the police in an attempt to disperse the crowd of approaching tractors, friction had been ...

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After Republic Day melee, shocked farmers’ unions say focus on February 1 march to Parliament

After Republic Day melee, shocked farmers’ union...

January 27, 2021

The mood at Singhu border on Wednesday morning is sombre, to say the least. Weeks of preparations for the Republic Day Tractor Rally lay in shambles on Tuesday evening as violence at the iconic Red Fort and ITO in Delhi by a breakaway group of farmers overwhelmed the main tractor...

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Degeneration of tractor rally from Singhu Border to Red Fort

Degeneration of tractor rally from Singhu Border t...

January 26, 2021

“This is not what our protest was all about. We have been protesting peacefully for months and even been at the borders of Delhi without any incident. But today, to see some people turn to violence, attack the police and damage a piece of history that is shared by the entire na...

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‘Farmers disappointed, angry over government tactics’

‘Farmers disappointed, angry over government tac...

January 22, 2021

“We are extremely disappointed and sad by the attitude of the government that has led the charade of discussing seriously with us during 11 rounds of talks, to finally leave the discussions mid-way. There is a lot of anger amongst the farmers, but now our focus is on making the...

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