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Suspense continues on Lok Sabha byelections

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Will the byelections be held on the vacant seats of the Lok Sabha or not? The suspense over this is deepening with each passing day. Normally, bypolls should be conducted within six months of when a seat goes vacant. In India, elections are usually under way in one or the...

Some old, some new: Rahul tries to strike right balance

Sunday, 08 Apr 2018 | Hari Shankar Vyas | in Agenda

Some people are of the opinion that Congress President Rahul Gandhi is more comfortable working with second-generation party leaders. He had vociferously defended dynastic politics when he was in the US, following which it was widely believed that he would continue this tradition of politics. This was also evident by...

Hope for peace as Kim meets Xi Jinping

Sunday, 01 Apr 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

This was Kim Jong-un’s first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011, and the first meeting between a North Korean leader and a Chinese President since 2011, writes Rajaram Panda In a sudden twist in regional diplomacy posturing in the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s leader Kim...

Congress mulls change of guard in many States

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Rahul Gandhi is expected to appoint new party presidents in various States. Sources in the Congress say many names had been finalised even before the 84th plenary session of the party, and an announcement can be made any time. The leaders of the party say that the first announcement will...

Trump-Kim summit and Japan's dilemma

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The domestic variables of Japan and the dynamics of domestic politics impinging on the nation's external situation seem to have been overlooked, writes RAJARAM PANDA While the world media has gone agog on the prospect of a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "by...

Parliament logjam: The blame game continues

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Parliamentary managers of the Central Government and the BJP are claiming that everything will be fine in Parliament soon and it will start running smoothly, but there is least possibility for this. The Congress leaders are apprehensive that the Government itself doesn’t want to run Parliament. In fact, the Congress,...

How the lotus bloomed in Assam

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | DEBRAJ MOOKERJEE | in Agenda

Among the more engaging political stories in recent times has been BJP’s miraculous victory in Assam. DEBRAJ MOOKERJEE examines a book that seeks to plot the story of that miracle The Last Battle of Saraighat has been much talked about, and is indeed important, for more than one reason. Clearly it...

Opposition politics as volatile as stock market, believe some

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The politics of the Opposition parties can be compared to the share market; it goes up and comes down on a daily basis, and chaos follows almost every big or small incident. A Congress veteran made this astute observation, and said that after the good show in Gujarat, the party...

Quang’s visit to India deepens ties

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

India-Vietnam relations scaled another height with the successful three-day visit of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to India from March 2 to 4, 2018, during which some important agreements were inked. Even before Quang landed in India, it had transpired that defence and trade were to top agenda. This was...

India-US relations: What lies ahead?

Sunday, 04 Mar 2018 | Frederic Grare | in Agenda

The Look East policy has represented India’s attempt to connect with Asian neighbours, but the goal has been complicated by parallel attempts by China to redefine itself in the region, while the US is still weighing its options, writes Frederic Grare Dynamics are shifting in the Asia Pacific region, and India...


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21 Apr 2018 | PNS

Earth Day at DPS, Ranchi Students of DPS, Ranchi of Class II celebrated Earth Day on Friday. It was a day to remind that the planet we live on is not our property, but responsibility...

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