Politics

Ladakh peace deal: Enter the Dragon

Ladakh peace deal: Enter the Dragon

February 13, 2021

A satisfactory outcome of any negotiation is when you end up with more than what you had before, or the other party loses more than you do. Maybe it is time that the powers that be in Delhi learnt the art of negotiations again and preferably from the Chinese who seem to best thei...

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Biden Yemen policy reset major setback to Saudi Arabia

Biden Yemen policy reset major setback to Saudi Ar...

February 8, 2021

While it was certain that the new President of the United States Joe Biden would modify and even reverse several of the most controversial decisions taken by his predecessor Donald Trump, the pace and the range of these radical alterations in US policy, notably the foreign policy...

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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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