Monday, 28 May, 2018

Politics

RSS cadets | Representational image

Unlike Nehru, Narendra Modi has no army of intellectual elite and the RSS is to blame

The ‘elite’ doesn’t mean elitism, it just means intellectuals and artists who can promote the spread of knowledge. And Modi doesn't have them.
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah | @siddaramaiah

Exclusive: Buoyed by Cauvery verdict, Siddaramaiah takes on BJP & ‘irrelevant’ Modicare

Karnataka CM believes Congress will get a majority on its own in upcoming polls, says people won’t trust Yeddyurappa, Amit Shah or Narendra Modi again.
Indira Gandhi

Modi detests Nehru, but loves Indira’s lousy economics. Fact: she was rectifying her blunders

Indira’s change of heart got trapped between two tragic air crashes, one killing her most Left minister, and other, her economically Right son.
Students of Tripura University

Born and raised under CPI(M) rule, Tripura’s young voters root for change

Tripura’s young voters are not happy about unemployment and lack of development in the state.
Justin Trudeau

Uncertainty over Amarinder-Trudeau meeting on Sikh separatists in Canada

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to receive Canadian PM in Amritsar on 21 Feb; awaits MEA nod to his request for a one-to-one meeting with Justin Trudeau.
A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal turned AAP from democratic party to autocratic one: Ex-colleague Mayank Gandhi

The Delhi CM’s ‘blinding greed for power’ can be seen by the voters, which is why AAP has won nothing recently, says the estranged former AAP leader New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has become...
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.
Paddy field in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu | Flickr

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 2017

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.
shahid aziz

From key Pakistani general to ISIS terrorist ‘killed’ in Jihad, the chilling saga of Shahid Aziz

An army cannot afford to allow so many ideologically motivated hardliners to rise to senior ranks and to freelance on behalf of their ideology after retirement.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

How should the Indian army ethos handle Major Gogoi’s case?

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat has said that 'exemplary punishment' will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi, if he is found guilty of violation of Army rules. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

The barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spies making peace while waging war

Some untold or barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spymasters making peace on the sidelines of war.