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High-Pitched Modi-Didi Battle Leaves Prominent Scars On Bengal

The long election campaign is over, but it has dealt Bengal a political blow – of polarisation across religious and multiple other lines — that will take long to heal. No other Prime Minister in independent India has addressed as...

Political Jibes Touched New Low This Lok Sabha Polls

One thing stands out about Lok Sabha elections 2019, and it is disturbing. No real issues are being discussed this time, and it has come down to personal attacks. As an article in India Today claims, the attacks are either...

Rahul Has Ensured India Is Not Congress-Mukt, But Tougher Tasks Lie Ahead

These columns have been silent about Congress president Rahul Gandhi. There is a reason. The BJP and all its fellow travellers may have made him far larger than he is through relentless verbal attack and ruthless mockery over the...

Despite Media Neglect, Odisha Has Fallen Only To Rise Again

Less than a week after the storm made a landfall in Puri district, the so-called national newspapers have relegated Cyclone Fani and its aftermath to the inside pages. The digital media, too, is making only a passing reference to...

Threat From Asteroids

Jules Verne’s ‘Off on a Comet’ may be science fiction written nearly 150 years ago, in which a Comet touches earth and collects few chunks of it along with people from various nations on a celestial journey for two...

More To India’s Coup Of Getting Masood Azhar Being Labelled A Global Terrorist

While both India and Pakistan are exulting over the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and calling it a result of their respective efforts, it cannot be forgotten that China made the international community wait...

Venezuela Stares At Civil War After Coup Attempt Against Maduro

Venezuela is again becoming a pawn in the international power game with the incumbent socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro facing a coup from his challenger, “interim president” Juan Guaido, who is backed by the United States. The Venezuelan presidential...

A New Era Begins In Japan As Emperor Naruhito Ascends The Throne

Japan is all set for a new reign with Emperor Naruhito ascending the throne. His father, 85-year old Emperor Akihito abdicated the throne on April 30. Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchical house in the world set up way back...

Referendum On Nationalism, Hindutva In Begusarai And Bhopal

Considering that the election this time is as much about reaffirming trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi as about redefining the idea of India, the results of two contests would be interesting to watch out for. One is in...

The New Template Of Politics: Four Ways Politics Changed In Five Years

These five years have heralded many new things in Indian politics, virtually creating a fresh template for it. It is hard to call them refreshing though, given the apparent negatives. However, love them or hate them, they are not...
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ASI Apologises For Damage To Jagannath Temple

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday tendered an apology to the Jagannath Temple Managing Committee for the damage to the temple...