AAP: EC’s Thunderbolt

In a shocking development, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti, who retires on January 23, recommended the disqualification of 20 MLAs of this party for holding “offices of profit”. Will the fledging party survive this lightning strike? ~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav In a major jolt to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Election Commission (EC) on […]

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The Politics of Triple Talaq Bill

The slug-fest over Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill ended temporarily with the Rajya Sabha being adjourned but the battle-lines are firmly drawn over the fate of Muslim women facing instant divorce ~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On December 29, Ishrat Jahan—one of the petitioners who had successfully moved the Supreme Court to get […]

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Election trends BJP leads

TRENDS Erratic Sensex shows a speculative side Describing the movement of the BSE Sensex on Monday (December 18) morning would have been a sham. It dipped 800 points with news of several seats in which the BJP was trailing in different seats in Gujarat and in Himachal Pradesh, but then not only recovered ground, but shot up […]

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Jay Shah says he will sue portal for Rs 100 crore

Above: Jay Amit Shah with his father Amit Shah at his marriage reception. Photo: UNI BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and the owners of the news portal The Wire for publishing  “an article titled ‘The Golden Touch […]

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Campus unrest in BHU: Hard Lessons

Above: Girl students of BHU confront the police force following an incident of molestation on the campus. Photo: Getty Images How did one of India’s premier universities descend so quickly into chaos and violence? A comprehensive analysis of what went wrong and who is responsible for the mess   ~By Puneet Nicholas Yadav There are many […]

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There is a plan

~By Dilip Bobb This government has a unique way of creating a feel-good atmosphere. In Chinese military schools, it is described as the art of turning a disaster into a triumph. It is a basic lesson that all politicians learn but the BJP seems to have taken it to another level with its promise of […]

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Hail to the Chief

The highest office in the country has often had incumbents with an independent way of thinking. Will Ram Nath Kovind kowtow to the present government or strike out on his own? ~By Vinay Vats Finally, the constitutional battle between the government and the Opposition for the election of the President has come to an end […]

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Tug-of-War Tightens!

Above: L-G of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi administering the oath to three MLAs nominated by the BJP, upsetting the chief minister and the Speaker. Photo: twitter.com In a blatant disregard for the elected government of Puducherry, Lt-Gov Kiran Bedi has administered the oath of office to three persons nominated by the centre, sharpening the divide with […]

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Are EVMs Sitting Ducks?

Above Photo: UNI Advanced democracies have banned them as they are tamperable, so why is the EC adamant on proving this wrong? And do citizens have the right to know the correct election results? ~By MG Devasahayam India’s Emergency era just completed its 42nd year. This was how civil rights stalwart Rajni Kothari had described […]

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Non-Performing Assets: Naming and Shaming

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence The government has decided to use the 2016 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to tackle the bad debt of banks and declare defaulting companies insolvent and bankrupt ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The economic bustle which the Narendra Modi government had wanted to see has taken a hit. This was evident in […]

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Rahul Gandhi: The Reluctant Prince

With the Gandhi scion likely to take over the presidentship in October, it waits to be seen if he can enthuse party workers and give the BJP a run for its money in the 2019 general polls ~By Kalyani Shankar Rahul Gandhi was elected vice-president of the Congress Party in Jaipur on January 20, 2013, […]

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