Category archives: Politics

Yashwant’s critique of Modi policies sends Oppn into overdrive, govt on defensive

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s scathing criticism of the Modi regime’s economic policies has sent the Opposition into overdrive, with everybody from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to former finance minister P Chidambaram citing his words to target the Union government. Sinha stated in an Indian Express article, titled ‘I need to speak up now’, that it was his national duty to bring the “mess the finance minister had made of […]

BHU protests: Students want Vice-Chancellor sacked on grounds of inaction

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) administration that ordered a closure of the university till October 2, has extended it till October 5, just after a day it witnessed on-campus disturbances and violence. Three additional city magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers were on Monday removed in connection with the lathicharge on students in the university and a high-level probe was ordered into the incident that has spiralled into a […]

Amid New Sanctions, Trump Calls North Korea's Leader 'Madman' Whose Regime Will Face New Tests

President Trump lashed back Friday at North Korea’s leader, calling Kim Jong Un a “madman” whose regime will be “tested like never before” amid new U. S-imposed financial sanctions. The latest economic pressures announced Thursday come as the Trump administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation, whose escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have reached what U.S. officials consider a crisis point. The new […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: The Politics Of Religion Continues This Festive Season

The Calcutta High Court has overturned Mamta Banerjee’s ban on Durga Idol immersion on Muharram. It has allowed the immersion of Durga idols till midnight on all days, starting from September 30 and including October 1, when Muharram processions are taken out. The High Court has directed the state administration to designate separate routes for immersion and Muharram processions to maintain harmony and peace in the state. Additionally, the Bench […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: The Inexplicable Secularism Conundrum

The Calcutta High Court has adjourned the Durga Puja immersion schedule. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had decided to fix timings for immersion to facilitate Tazia procession. The petitions on Durga Puja immersion schedule are in protest of that! Well, it is for the High Court to decide on that schedule but it surely raises some key questions on how we interpret secularism in this country. By granting the […]

Note ban, GST have adversely affected India’s GDP growth: Manmohan Singh

Both demonetisation and GST have affected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth adversely, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday. “Both demonetisation and GST have had some impact on GDP,” Manmohan Singh, who has earlier said the Indian economy has been running on only “one engine” of public spending, told CNBC-TV18 channel. “Both would affect the informal sector, the small scale sector that are responsible for 40% of GDP… […]

Won't sit idle till Masood Azhar brought to justice: India's UN envoy

Hoping that the United Nations would soon designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist, a top Indian diplomat has said that New Delhi will not sit idle till the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader is brought to justice. India has identified Azhar as the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack on January 2, 2016. It has also blamed his brother Rauf and five others for carrying out the attack in which seven Indian […]

China opposes Japanese investment in India’s North East, says no ‘third party’ involvement in ‘disputed’ areas

Reacting sharply to Japan’s plans to step up investment in India’s North-eastern states, China on Friday said that it was opposed to any foreign investment in the “disputed areas” in that region.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had discussed the possibility of boosting investment from Japan in India’s North East when they met for annual summit-level talks in Gujarat a couple of days ago. Reacting […]

Black money: BJP gets 81% income from unknown sources, Congress 71%; why chase only common man?

None of the steps the Narendra Modi government has taken so far to check black money are convincing enough unless the rock bed of black money generation is destroyed — opaque political funding. This is what helps the idea of illicit money to take birth and flourish. Political parties need money to operate and netas need it to make their family fortunes. For ages, tax cheats have been feeding politicians […]

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bengaluru

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was on Tuesday shot dead at her residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru. She edited Kannada tabloid ‘Lankesh Patrike’ besides owning some other publications. Gauri, aged 55, had returned home in her car and was opening the gate when motorcycle-borne assailants fired at her indiscriminately with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead. She died instantaneously. Four bullets hit the compound […]