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Lynching: India wakes up, sets up committee on mob violence

Lynching: India wakes up, sets up committee on mob violence

July 24, 2018

India has finally woken up to the need to curb increasing mob violence and lynching. To this end, it has set up two high-level committees. Will it effectively rein in the self-proclaimed Hindu vigilantes ahead of the 2019 general elections?

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Towards election mode

Towards election mode

July 17, 2018

With over ten months to go, India is furiously marching towards the general elections. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, has begun to reach out to the world's populous democracy. Can he repeat the success of the 2014 general elections or will he pave the w...

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Kashmir conundrum

Kashmir conundrum

June 21, 2018

Jammu and Kashmir plunged into political uncertainty with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulling back its alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP). The question is when will normalcy return to the state with uncertainty looming large?

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Shifting sands in Indian politics

Shifting sands in Indian politics

June 7, 2018

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decimated the Congress party across the country, except in three states. But the recent by-poll results do not augur well for the saffron party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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Copper for Sterlite, Cancer for People

Copper for Sterlite, Cancer for People

May 28, 2018

  The turmoil in Tuticorin is symbolic of India’s high-decibel development at all costs that threatens the ecological, economic and health security of its people. After a month-long protest for the closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) of T...

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Saffron surge in Tripura

Saffron surge in Tripura

March 6, 2018

Except for Congress-ruled Mizoram, which goes to election by end of this year, all the seven out of eight states are currently under BJP rule.

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Union Budget 2018: a policy prescription or an election manifesto?

Union Budget 2018: a policy prescription or an election manifesto?

February 2, 2018

With its popularity dwindling among the rural voters the Modi government has offered a new deal in India’s annual federal budget 2018. It looks pro-poor and pro-farmers to uplift rural India towards prosperity. One wonders whether it is too late as the General Election 2019 is ...

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To celebrate or not to celebrate?

To celebrate or not to celebrate?

December 21, 2017

Gujarat handed the sixth consecutive victory to the ruling BharatiyaJanata Party. At the same time, it has become the launching pad for Rahul Gandhi into the political arena pulsating with renewed vigour. Yet, there is no room for complacency either for Modi or Gandhi. The roa...

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Can the tiger tame the dragon?

Can the tiger tame the dragon?

August 18, 2017

Can India afford an economic boycott of China in view of the current stalemate in Doklam?

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Stepping towards resilience

Stepping towards resilience

August 9, 2017

The BJP-led NDA is all set to consolidate its position in the Rajya Sabha to push its legislative agenda aggressively.

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BJP’s Ram set to enter Raisina

BJP’s Ram set to enter Raisina

June 21, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind, the Bihar Governor, is all set to be elected as the next President of India. With the selection of Kovind as India's top constitutional head, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have played a political masterstroke on opposition parties in mo...

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Bollywood film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ caught in controversy

Bollywood film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ caught in controversy

October 21, 2016

The terrorist attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir in September 2016, has affected a lot of dimensions in both India and Pakistan. And now, Bollywood suffers too as an Indian nationalist party protest the release of the Hindi movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ as it stars a Pakistani act...

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