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Category archives: Politics

India Kashmir: BJP pulls out of controversial alliance

The chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has resigned after the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit a coalition with her party. The BJP said the three-year alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had become “untenable” in the wake of increasing violence. The PDP’s decision to ally with the BJP had been seen as controversial. Its time in power was marked […]

US withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council, calls it 'cesspool of political bias

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday, condemning the “hypocrisy” of its members and its alleged “unrelenting bias” against Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came to Washington to announce the decision alongside President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both insisted the United States would remain a leading champion of human rights, but for many, the […]

US immigration policy: In video, US border agent heard mocking crying children separated from parents

The separation of immigrant parents and their children at US’ southern border has turned into a topic of intense debate in recent days, with even First Lady Melania Trump commenting against it. But as Donald Trump and his administration continue to defend their new “zero tolerance” policy on immigration, an audio recording of the cries of children after being separated from their families is making an attempt to give us […]

Girish Karnad was on the hit list of Gauri Lankesh murder suspects: SIT

Eminent film and theatre personality Girish Karnad and several litterateurs and rationalists were on the hit list of those suspected of killing journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, officials said today. Besides Karnad, a recipient of the Jnanpith Award, the highest honour in literature, politician-litterateur B T Lalitha Naik, pontiff Veerabhadra Channamalla Swamy of Nidumamidi Mutt and rationalist C S Dwarakanath also figured in the list, sources in the SIT probing the Lankesh […]

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un set to arrive in Singapore for historic summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to land in Singapore on Sunday within hours of each other in advance of a historic summit over the reclusive country’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. The US delegation, en route from the G7 meeting in Canada, will arrive Sunday evening, and Trump is set to meet with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday. Trump is […]

Priyank Kharge-future Karnataka Chief Minister in making

  Until he took over in mid-2016, the department of IT & BT was just an appendage of the Industries department, run largely by its secretary. What’s more, there was not much happening there policy-wise. A first-time MLA (from Chittapur in Gulbarga district), Kharge was named Minister of State in charge of IT & Tourism. In less that two years, he took so many initiatives in the IT and Startup […]

From Swachh Bharat, noteban to Ganga and Digital India: Govt schemes enter NCERT textbooks

The new NCERT textbooks are dotted with references to decisions and flagship programmes of the NDA-II government. Of the 13 references spotted by The Indian Express as part of its analysis of 25 textbooks for Classes 6 to 10, the majority were devoted to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, followed by Namami Gange Programme, Digital India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on skilling, and demonetisation. Earlier, the […]

Soft Hindutva and OBC' will be panacea for BJP in Gujarat ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The Gujarat BJP on Wednesday announced the poll management committee with its eyes on Lok Sabha (LS) polls. The committee conducted its first meeting at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s residence on Wednesday evening. The committee comprises of party chief Jitu Vaghani, CM Vijay Rupani, deputy CM Nitin Patel and other 11 top brass state leaders. The meeting concluded with the point that the party needs to bring the flock of […]

Clamorworld Special: Four Years Of BJP Rule, How Have The Various Schemes Fared?

If you check the news flow over the past 48 hours, there is a plethora of information about variety of Modi schemes. The Government has practically flooded the news timeline with a great variety of information on the scope of development. You see a plethora of commentary both for and against the variety of measures that the Government has taken. But it is hard to deny the fact that the […]

Naidu slams PM Modi: Lot of slogans but where’s change?

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said a coalition of regional parties, and not the BJP, would form the government at the Centre in 2019 and added that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) would play a key role in the formation of the non-BJP government by aligning with like-minded parties. The TDP chief said: “TDP had helped in the formation of governments at the Centre in the […]