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India has two kinds of chief ministers. Regional stars, and BJP-Congress pick-and-throw

Kejriwal, Stalin, Jagan, Mamata are the karta dhartas of regional parties. While CMs of BJP and Congress are at the mercy of moody high command.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a press conference, ahead of the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly Election in Nainital Sunday | PTI

Kejriwal assures unemployment allowance, job quota for locals in Uttarakhand if voted to power

Kejriwal said every youth would get employment if AAP comes to power in next assembly elections & also assured Rs 5,000 allowance to an individual from every family till they got a job.
Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann, with others, at an event in August | Twitter | @AAPPunjab

Former IPS officer, diplomat, activist, philanthropist — AAP’s hunt for its Punjab CM face

While party chief Arvind Kejriwal is reluctant to choose Bhagwant Mann, AAP's most visible face in Punjab, those the party wants don't seem interested in politics or AAP.
Aam Aadmi Party's 'Tiranga Yatra' in Uttar Pradesh. | Photo credit: Twitter/@AAPUttarPradesh

AAP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ayodhya is desperate. It lacks the imagination to move beyond Delhi

The 'Tiranga Yatra' move shows the AAP's inability to imagine a conversation that would help it take Modi on and establish its footprint beyond Delhi.
File photo of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

AAP alleges Centre is targeting its leaders through ED as it is ‘rattled’ by party’s growth

AAP alleged ED sent notice to its national secretary Pankaj Gupta under a 'fabricated' PMLA case. Kejriwal said these BJP tactics will never succeed & will only make them stronger.
File image of AAP leader Sanjay Singh | Facebook

AAP to contest all seats in UP assembly polls without any alliance, Sanjay Singh says

Singh, who is AAP's UP incharge, said the main issue raised by their party in the 2022 assembly elections 'will be BJP's nationalism versus AAP's nationalism'.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates the newly developed Chandni Chowk stretch in New Delhi, on 12 September 2021 | ANI photo

‘Most important tourist destination’: Kejriwal inaugurates revamped Chandni Chowk stretch

Speaking at the event, Delhi CM said that earlier broken roads, dangling wires, traffic congestion were synonymous with Chandni Chowk but now it has become 'aesthetically appealing'.
File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Twitter | @ArvindKejriwal

Kejriwal urges party leaders to not harbour desire for posts & tickets to contest polls

Kejriwal said he did not wish people to recognise AAP as a party like BJP or Congress, and asked partymen to prove their worth by working for the society and the country.

3 questions for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi, but answer the third first

Can Modi be defeated? If yes, how? Is anyone trying to defeat him? These are key questions opposition leaders hoping to take on Modi in 2024 need to answer.
A file photo of AAP Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann. | Photo: ANI

Bhagwant Mann expected to meet AAP chief Kejriwal amid rumblings of rebellion in Punjab unit

Bhagwant Mann has openly shown his desire to be named CM candidate, but he is not AAP leadership’s first choice despite being Punjab unit’s president.

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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

London: Bitcoin, Ether and other digital tokens tumbled as China intensified its push to rein in crypto speculation and mining. Bitcoin fell 7.8% to $41,220 as of 7:41 a.m. in New York. The losses were more severe in other coins, with Ether, EOS, Litecoin and Dash all falling more than 7%. Crypto-related stocks also came under pressure, with Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. tumbling 6% in U.S. pre-market trading. China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal, according to a Q&A statement on PBOC’s website. It’s an urgent task for China to root out crypto mining and the crackdown is important to meet carbon goals, according to the guidelines on the website of the nation’s economic planning agency. Bitcoin looks headed toward the $40,000 level or lower, Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at ThinkMarkets, warned. China’s strict approach is part of the reason why Bitcoin prices collapsed in May and have struggled to regain previous all-time highs above $60,000. “The risks are skewed to...


Representational image of an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet | PTI file photo

Behind IAF’s new deal for Mirage 2000 spares is a 40-year saga of missed opportunities

India had opportunity to manufacture Mirage 2000s twice, in 1980s and 2000s. But now, it has to buy phased-out aircraft to keep its fleet of 50 going.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.