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Pranab and Manmohan to be Rahul’s guiding lights in politics, economics

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, and former PM of the country, Manmohan Singh, are expected to play a crucial role in deciding the strategy of the Congress in the near future. Right from the days of Indira Gandhi, grandmother of Rahul Gandhi, Pranab has been an advisor. He has...

Expanding connectivity via Chabahar Port

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Development of this port makes huge economic and strategic sense for India as it wants to bypass Pakistan, which does not allow transit of Indian goods through its territory, says Rajaram Panda The outreach initiative of the Narendra Modi Government covering almost all continents of the world — Asia, Africa, Europe,...

The curious case of Priyanka Gandhi’s sudden disappearance

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

It is common knowledge that one family member of the Nehru-Gandhi family — Rahul Gandhi — is very active these days, but at the same time, people have started enquiring about Priyanka. In recent times, there has been no news about her; she used to look after Sonia and Rahul’s...

Vietnam leapfrogs to world stage

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit has helped elevate the S-E Asian country’s diplomatic profile and marked a milestone in Da Nang’s socio-economic development The month of November 2017 saw a flurry of international diplomacy in Asia when top leaders of the world descended first in the beautiful Vietnamese coastal...

Iran's growing military threat a ‘blind spot' for UK

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Steve Bird | in Agenda

Iran ticks all boxes: Oppressive criminal code, religious zeal professing moral authority, nuclear ambitions, and racial division, says Steve Bird British MPs have a “blind spot” when analysing Iran’s growing military powers and destabilising influence through it support for terrorism in the Middle East, a senior Conservative politician has warned. Writing...

Mission Gujarat to get a boost with Modi rallies, road shows

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

From next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to begin his Gujarat election campaign. But before that, the BJP will finalise the names of its candidates. After many rounds of meetings, the State party unit has finalised the list of probable candidates. The BJP president Amit Shah was also...

The US amidst Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | RANU JOARDAR | in Agenda

Even limited sanctions on Myanmar would have a major effect since that would signal that the US is placing humanitarianism on agenda, says Ranu Joardar In 2016, the world witnessed massive exodus of Syrians, and in 2017, Rohingyas are fleeing to escape rape and death from the hands of their own...

The underlying message in Modi-Karunanidhi meeting

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Chennai to attend the platinum jubilee celebrations of Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, he also visited the DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s house to enquire about his well-being. This was purely a courtesy call but there was an underlying political message. Some people portrayed this...

Rahul Gandhi all set to take charge before Gujarat polls

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

This is almost decided by now that Rahul Gandhi will take charge of his party before the Gujarat elections. The Congress leaders, who were advocating deferment of Rahul’s anointment till Gujarat and Himachal elections, have failed in their mission. In fact, those leaders were arguing that if the Congress faces...

What next for the old guard of India’s Grand Old Party?

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the preparations for Rahul Gandhi’s anointment as party chief, all eyes are on three big leaders. Rahul is expected to assume charge this month. The Congress session is scheduled for next month on Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary, and the decision on Rahul will be...


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Himalayan region shows lack of political will: Chipko leader

12 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The Chipko Movement leader and noted activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt said that the Himalayan region is experiencing the effects of lack of political will and absence of ground level implementation of various environmental laws. He said this while delivering the second RS Tolia memorial lecture on the occasion of International Mountain Day at the regional science centre of the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) here on Monday...

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