Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicAyatollah Ali Khamenei

Topic: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Why Iran’s new President Raisi will listen only to his mentor: Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Ebrahim Raisi only won the presidency because Khamenei fixed the contest in his favor. This leaves him with little political legitimacy of his own, and more beholden to Khamenei.

Iran’s election is all about supreme leader Khamenei’s toxic legacy

In the Persian puppet theater known as Shah Selim Bazi, tragicomic tales of court intrigue gave audiences a glimpse into the mind of their...

Twitter without gatekeepers will save public conversation. Not Khameini, Trump bans

Banning, blocking, or barring users from social media without any legal process is a problem, and may lead to its demise as universal platforms for conversation.

Khamenei backs efforts to revive 2015 Iran nuclear deal with incoming Biden administration

The key intervention sends clear signal to Iranian hardliners not to stand in the way of talks with US President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office next month.

Why the US Democratic Party just doesn’t get Iran’s ruling regime

Democrats have a child-like faith in Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who they think will mend his ways if he can be persuaded that the US is not out to get him.

Modi faces no political costs for suffering he causes. He’s just like Iran’s Ali Khamenei

It astounds many that Modi didn’t even acknowledge the migrant crisis or the loss of jobs in his Atmanirbhar Bharat speech. And yet there is no anger with him.

Front page crisis: SOS on Yes Bank, spread of coronavirus & Delhi riots

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

Stop massacre of Muslims, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei tells India

In a tweet, Khamenei urged Modi govt to confront extremist Hindus & their parties, adding Muslim hearts across the world are grieving over Delhi violence.

Iran’s supreme leader faces some supreme problems

A regime in denial is unlikely to respond constructively to the overlapping crises that have so far characterized the year.

Hardliners loyal to Khamenei set to come to power in Iran

Arch-conservatives look set to control most branches of the state for the first time since the end of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency in 2013.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.