Friday, 20 April, 2018

Politics

Hambantota Port

Barely used Chinese port in Sri Lanka stokes fears of Beijing’s real intentions

The weak performance of the Hambantota port has fueled the impression that it simply serves China’s broader strategic interests to secure crucial trade routes and international supply chains. 
Nitin Gadkari

Why do all roads lead to Mumbai and Nagpur for highways minister Nitin Gadkari?

RTI reply shows about 80% of all his official visits are to his home state, specifically to state capital Mumbai and Nagpur, his constituency and RSS HQ.
Former BJP minister Choudhary Lal Singh at protest rally

After Kathua crisis, BJP ministers in J&K to resign, reshuffle on the cards

Party leaders say it wants to bring in new faces in the cabinet and the reshuffle is likely to take place around 20 April. 
Dy. CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia (2nd from left) and Atishi Marlena (Extreme right)

Another conflict brews between Centre & Delhi govt after L-G sacks advisers

Nine advisers and consultants to the Delhi govt sacked after their appointments had been objected to by the union home ministry. AAP up in arms.
Choudhary Lal Singh

Fired, ex-BJP minister Lal Singh ups the ante against J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

The former forest minister said the chief minister had failed to understand the popular sentiment and was yet to seek a CBI probe into the Kathua rape-murder.
Rahul Gandhi

Congress seeks to emulate BJP, begins to work on election booth management plan

After defeat in Gujarat polls, Congress takes a cue from Amit Shah’s grassroots strategy, seen to be contributing to BJP’s successive election victories.
B. Sriramulu second from the left)

BJP banks on controversial confidant of Reddy brothers to win SC/ST votes in Karnataka

Sriramulu is a member of the Valmiki-Nayaka community and, being a scheduled tribe, can forge a connection with the Dalit population, BJP hopes. Bengaluru: The BJP is betting on a controversial 46-year-old scheduled tribe MP to...
Shiv Sena-BJP

BJP keeps extending olive branch, Shiv Sena keeps swatting it away

CM Fadnavis and many other BJP leaders have made many unsuccessful overtures to miffed ally Sena. What’s behind these attempts and snubs?
Justin Trudeau

Trudeau’s top security aide now says India wasn’t behind Sikh extremist row

Canadian national security adviser says he hadn't blamed New Delhi for the Jaspal Atwal controversy and had only tried to correct a misinformation campaign.
Chaudhary Lal Singh

Upset over ouster, BJP ex-minister who backed Kathua accused plans yatra

State BJP leaders also feel that acceding to PDP’s demand for the two ministers’ resignation has sent the wrong signal to its electorate in the Jammu region.
journalist protest

Indian journalists face a brutal equation: Fight together for press freedoms or perish

The media can disagree, fight and judge each other. But it can survive and thrive only by closing ranks when its first principles are under attack.

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