Politics

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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With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Ag...

January 22, 2021

True to his campaign promise, within hours of taking office, the newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, annulled his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision on June 2017 to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, paving way for the world’s largest economy an...

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Farmers reject offer of holding farm laws in abeyance

Farmers reject offer of holding farm laws in abeya...

January 22, 2021

After the 10th round of talks with the government, media reports said a middle ground could be found over the latest offer of the government to hold the farm laws in abeyance for about 18 months. Media also quoted farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka, who has participated in all the 10...

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Time to pause Covaxin administration

Time to pause Covaxin administration

January 20, 2021

Amidst growing scepticism over the safety of vaccines, especially Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech, in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, three days after the nationwide vaccination programme against Covid-19 was rolled ou...

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