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Category archives: Politics

Impeachment: The Pawar Factor

As the Budget session of Parliament was ending on April 6, several Opposition parties had second thoughts on moving an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Rajya Sabha members withdrew their signatures on the draft impeachment notice. It meant the page with the signatures of the DMK MPs had to be removed, and other MPs who had signatures on that page had to […]

Kuber of Karnataka Congress : D.K. Shiv kumar Declares Assets worth 618 crore

Karnataka Energy Minister and Congress leader, DK Shivakumar filed his affidavit from the Kanakapura constituency in Ramanagara district on Thursday. While the minister declared that he is an educationist and social worker by profession, and that his wife is a housewife and a landlady, the two of them combined have declared assets worth Rs 730 crore. While Shivakumar declared that he had Rs 618 crore worth assets, his wife, Usha, […]

"No Culprit Will Be Spared", Says PM Modi Amid Anger Over Kathua And Unnao Rape Cases

Breaking his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have sparked nationwide outrage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said no culprit will be spared. “Incidents being discussed since past two days cannot be part of a civilised society. As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it,” the prime minister said. “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice […]

Cauvery issue: DMK, Opposition parties call for Tamil Nadu bandh on April 5

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam will lead a shutdown across Tamil Nadu on April 5 to protest the Centre’s failure to form the Cauvery Management Board, the party’s working President MK Stalin said on Sunday. Stalin made the announcement after an all-party meeting the DMK had called in Chennai, ANI reported. He also said his party’s cadres will wave black flags when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Chennai. Modi will be […]

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

The ongoing deterioration of relations between Islamabad and Washington could end up increasing Pakistan’s vulnerability to China’s financial muscle, an analysis in a widely regarded foreign policy magazine has said. The analysis says the US move to put Pakistan on a terrorism financing watchlist could mean Islamabad’s ‘risky reliance’ on China would only increase. The analysis, titled ‘Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow’, appeared in The Diplomat, the […]

PM Modi’s Ambedkar challenge in 2019

On Sunday morning, in his monthly Mann ki Baat address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again invoked BR Ambedkar and said that new India is Ambedkar’s India. The reference fit into the Bharatiya Janata Party’s institutional and the Prime Minister’s personal push to win over a substantial section of the Dalit electorate by paying respect to the man many Dalits deify. In 2014, the BJP swept reserved seats in north, […]

Narendra Modi Android app sharing personal info of users without consent: Researcher

Narendra Modi app, the personal mobile application of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, is allegedly sharing private information of users to a third-party US company Clever Tap without their consent, French security researcher Elliot Alderson has claimed. Alderson shared a series of tweets claiming that when users create profile on Narendra Modi Android app, their device information, as well as personal data, is sent to a third-party domain called […]

It's 14 losses, 2 wins since 2014 elections for BJP: Saffron party's losing streak continues in Lok Sabha Bypolls except victory in Vadodara, Shahdo

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday suffered massive electoral defeat in Lok Sabha bypolls on three seats in two Hindi heartland states – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. According to the latest information, the Samajwadi Party candidates have snatched two crucial parliamentary constituencies – Gorakhpur and Phulpur – from the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. In Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) managed to retain the Araria Lok Sabha seat vacated […]

US president predicts 'tremendous success' in talks with North Korea

The US President Donald Trump predicted on Saturday that the talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be “a tremendous success,” while praising China’s collaboration. “I think North Korea is going to go very well. I think we will have tremendous success,” Efe quoted Trump as saying. “The promise is they wouldn’t be shooting off missiles in the meantime, and they are looking to de-nuke,” Trump added. The US […]

Would have thrown demonetisation in dustbin if I were PM: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that demonetisation was “not a good” initiative and if he were the prime minister he would have thrown the proposal into the “dustbin”. Gandhi is on a five-day trip to the Southeast Asian countries. He began the Malaysia leg of his visit on Saturday and interacted with an “enthusiastic gathering” of Indian diaspora in Kuala Lumpur. Asked how he would have rolled out […]