Thursday, 22 February, 2018


Kallanai Dam Cauvery Water Verdict

After SC verdict, BJP in a fix over creating a Cauvery management board

BJP has been opposing this move in Karnataka but has to walk tightrope in Tamil Nadu where ‘friendly’ AIADMK wants the Cauvery board formed.

SC’s verdict leaves us high and dry, say farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery Delta

Farmers and the opposition allege that the state government has not done enough to ensure that Tamil Nadu gets at least 205 TMC of Cauvery water.   
A Nirav Modi jewellery showroom after news of the PNB scam broke

BJP claims PNB scam began under UPA govt, CBI FIR says it happened in...

Investigators suspect there could be more LOUs, since bank employees accused of the fraud didn’t keep an official record.
Tribal votes in Tripura

In battle for Tripura’s crucial tribal votes, BJP walks tightrope with local ally

Tribals seem to be leaning towards BJP due to its alliance with IPFT, which has been leading a movement for separate statehood for ‘indigenous’ people.
Mehbooba Mufti

Indian media’s portrayal of Kashmiri leaders reduces their political space in the Valley

Kashmiri leaders should not be targeted just because of their advocacy for dialogue with Pakistan.
Opium cultivations destroyed in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal destroys 1,000 hectares of opium fields, targets areas held by militants

Biggest crackdown by the state so far; police and excise department teams aim to destroy 1,500 hectares of opium cultivation in the next few days.
River Cauvery

Supreme Court to deliver final verdict on Cauvery water dispute today

SC will decide the fate of appeals filed against a tribunal order that had divided the Cauvery water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
BJP booth committee office in Tripura

How BJP made inroads into CPI(M)’s fortress Tripura

The BJP’s perceived rise as the principal opposition party is the result of two simultaneous pushes – from the ground up, and from the top leadership.
Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Tripura

Modi thinks simultaneous polls will give him a second term, make him invincible

While so much noise is being made, the government is yet to attempt the important challenge of finding a political consensus.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma at an examination centre during examinations

A million students in UP have dropped out of board exams because they couldn’t...

Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma leads campaign against those who illegally aid students, government's move invites criticism from academia and the opposition.
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping could be the most powerful leader in the world.

Maldives is just another front of China’s expansive policy

China is using non-interventionist methods to step in wherever it wants. Unless we beat them in their own game, it would be difficult to stop their ingress.
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

Gujarat Elections 2017