India

Hathras a setback for Hindutva’s social project

There is an undeniable political vacuum in the space for the Opposition in UP, but even an unrivaled political force has to stand on a structure that has strong foundational beams. The Yogi regime is beginning […]

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All is Well That Ends Well

By Dr. Yash Goyal Congress party gets an Independence Day gift in Rajasthan JAIPUR (TIP): Hitting hard at Opposition BJP for its interference in the internal affairs of the Congress party, the Gehlot Government in […]

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Rajasthan slugfest: Need for impartial probe into horse-trading allegations

What had initially appeared to be an intra-Congress tussle in Rajasthan has turned into a ‘Congress vs BJP’ slanging match after the emergence of audio clips in which Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is purportedly […]

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What Sachin Pilot fiasco teaches Congress

“The RSS has powerful ideologues, ideology, and cadre, which fuels and propels the BJP.  Until the Congress party makes an earnest effort to create a new cadre of leadership from the grassroots who are truly […]

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The BJP’s hegemonic narrative

“Since 2014, the BJP’s stated objective of a Congress-free India has seen attempts to unsettle and unseat Congress governments in several States. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first statements after taking over as the […]

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Pulwama attack: Politicizing a conflict for electoral gains

What we have witnessed following the strike , from the Government and the BJP leaders would not only sully the image of India but also the nation’s credibility through overt politicization of this conflict, as […]

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Pak Prime Minister’s appeal for being given a chance

“Modi can strike and  inflict casualties, allow continued conflict and win elections on the one hand, or give Imran a week’s time to handover the trio of Salahuddin, Masood and Hafeez, dismantle all camps and […]

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CAG on IAF purchases: Rafale reflects the need for major corrections

The Rafale tender stole the political thunder in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (CAG) assessment of 11 capital acquisitions by the Indian Air Force over a time period that spanned both the UPA […]

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General Election in India likely to result in a hung parliament : Modi may not form government

The January 2019 MOTN predicts that if an election were held now, the NDA tally would drop by 100 seats from the 336 seats it got in the 2014 election.  The BJP would be the […]

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President Kovind defends Demonetization, Rafale deal

Addressing House, heaps praise on govt on triple talaq, surgical strikes NEW DELHI(TIP): Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, President Ram Nath Kovind, on January 31,  defended the BJP government’s controversial decisions, from Rafale jet […]

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: The contours of contest ahead

In the Lok Sabha election, voters will assess whether they are better off today than they were five years ago This summer will see a carnival of democracy in the general election. Much has changed […]

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Indian Overseas Congress, USA applauds Congress victory in Assembly elections

NEW YORK  (TIP): ‘People of India have spoken once again through the ballot box, and the message has been sent loud and clear that they are simply unhappy with the direction of the country under […]

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AgustaWestland bribery: Can CBI make the rare catch sing?

Christian Michel fought long and hard to avoid a deportation to India. He was earlier successful in preventing a court appearance in Italy where the case against the chief of AgustaWestland for bribing Indian officials […]

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Sardar, Nehru and British duplicity

Menon had said that the Political Department, instead of following Viceroy’s scheme of persuading the princes to accede, was secretly warning them of “the loss the rulers would suffer if they were to federate”. There […]

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India to be among 3 largest economies in coming years: Jaitley

NEW DELHI(TIP): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, November 2,  India would become the world’s fifth largest economy in 2019 and among the top three in the coming years. Speaking at the ‘Support and […]

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#MeToo Storm: Union Minister M.J. Akbar Resigns a Day before Hearing in Defamation Case against Scribe

NEW DELHI(TIP): Three days after he returned from his foreign trip to face embarrassing allegations of sexual harassment, Union Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar on Wednesday, October 17, resigned from his post, […]

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End of an epoch: on M. Karunanidhi’s death

“He will be long remembered for three outstanding accomplishments — his passion for Tamil as a language and a metaphor for the dignity of its users; his refusal to be bullied by political hubris during […]

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Rs 1,484 crore ($223.06 million) spent on PM Modi’s foreign travel since 2014, RS told

NEW DELHI(TIP): An expenditure of Rs 1,484 ($223.06 million) crore was incurred on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to 84 countries since June 2014, according to […]

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A hard outlook will have pitfalls in Kashmir

 By Arun Joshi The state is hurting. Some degree of sensitivity and a ‘highly disciplined’ approach will possibly yield better results. The security forces must remain calm in the event of any provocation. Kashmiris happy, […]

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PM Modi Arrives in Wuhan for talks with Xi Jinping

Both leaders are expected to define a pathway that could transform IndiaChina ties into a major force for tackling global problems. WUHAN(TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Wuhan late Thursday, April 26 night for […]