Monday, 28 May, 2018

Talk Point

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TalkPoint: Is Congress’s ‘jan aakrosh’ a sound strategy for 2019 or is it just a political slogan?

Experts weigh in on Rahul Gandhi's highly charged 'Jan Aakrosh' rally held in Delhi. In an open challenge to the BJP, he claimed that Congress will win every upcoming election.
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TalkPoint: Boat rides and lake walks— beginning of a new Modi-Xi chapter or mere optics?

Experts weigh in on Modi's 'informal,' heart to heart visit to China as he is likely to discuss domestic and international issues with Xi Jinping.

TalkPoint: By not elevating Justice Joseph is the Modi govt proving the dissenting judges right?

In a move that has evoked sharp reactions from the legal fraternity, the government cleared the name of Senior advocate Indu Malhotra to the Supreme Court while side-stepping Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph. The...
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TalkPoint: Does Asaram’s conviction show that ‘godmen’ cannot be above the law?

Five years after he was charged, Asaram has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Jodhpur Court for raping a minor. The self-proclaimed 'godman' and his followers have asserted his innocence repeatedly. Last year Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Ram Rahim, was also found guilty of rape. Experts weigh in.
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TalkPoint: Filpkart-Walmart deal: is this the end of ‘swadeshi’ politics for Indian startups?

Experts weigh in on Walmart's likely acquisition of nearly 80% of Flipkart's shares. Flipkart and Ola had earlier sought protectionist policies from the government to combat the influence of global giants.
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TalkPoint: Has outright rejection of impeachment motion by Naidu given opposition fresh legs?

Experts weigh in on Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu's decision to reject the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India, a motion signed by 64 MPs of seven parties led by the Congress.
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TalkPoint: Have politicians turned ‘fasts’ into a farce or do they serve a purpose?

Experts weigh in on the use of 'fasts' as a form of peaceful protest at time when senior leaders and activists across the political spectrum observe hunger strikes.
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TalkPoint: After the Supreme Court judgment, will politics over death of Judge Loya revive or subside?

Experts weigh in on the Supreme Court's decision today to not order inquiry into Judge Loya's death.
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TalkPoint: One nation, one poll — a good idea or an impractical plan for India?

Recently, the Law Commission released a draft paper supporting 'one nation, one poll.' Experts weigh in on the talks of holding simultaneous elections from the Panchayat to the Parliament in India.
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TalkPoint: Why are several states still facing cash shortages, 17 months after demonetisation?

Experts weigh in on the cash crunch in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir.
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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.
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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.
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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.