Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


A gathering of Congress supporters

Congress firms up grand alliance of five parties in Jharkhand

After its poor performance in the state in 2009 and 2014, the Congress expects a majority from this new alliance in the BJP-ruled state.

Chinese diplomat in Pakistan goes on tweet rampage after ‘Uyghur Muslims fed pork’ reports

Lijian Zhao directed angry tweets towards former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani and US-based columnist C.J. Werleman, calling it ‘anti-China propaganda’.
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The party is over and there isn’t much left of the Left in India

Failure to adapt to new socio-political dynamics, lack of introspection, inability to retain old bases have meant Left is now relegated to periphery of Indian politics.

By removing M.J. Akbar from his government, Narendra Modi must do our dirty job

The flaw was always there for us to see. We saw and turned away. We didn’t want to see.

Rahul Gandhi a serial liar and manufacturer of fake news, says BJP leader Piyush Goyal

Citing Dassault Aviation's comments, Goyal said the French govt and Dassault have exposed Gandhi's fake news.
H.S. Phoolka | @ChitleenKSethi/Twitter

Punjab AAP leader HS Phoolka resigns from assembly, likely to quit party too

Punjab MLA H.S. Phoolka joins a host of senior leaders who have left AAP amid reports of disenchantment over Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership.
Rahul Gandhi interacts with academicians

Rahul Gandhi raises Rafale pitch, calls Narendra Modi a ‘gatekeeper for Anil Ambani’

Rahul Gandhi also questions Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘hurried’ visit to France and the Dassault factory, but defence ministry says it was planned well in advance.
Jayaprakash Narayan

Congress can find mahagathbandhan fix in legacy of staunch critic Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan, who was born 11 October 1902 and died in 1976, left behind a legacy few political leaders can compare with.
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Ask editors about M.J. Akbar, not me: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

On India's #MeToo movement, BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi says women shouldn't wait for years but should handle cases of sexual harassment then and there.
Alpesh Thakor | Facebook

BJP wants to do a political encounter on me, says Alpesh Thakor

OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, blamed for inciting attacks on migrant workers in Gujarat, claims innocence and says he is 'deeply hurt' by such politics.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.