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Migration and development

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Chinmay Tumbe | in Agenda

India’s position on the global migration map is unique as it sustains considerable volumes of internal migration, emigration and immigration, alongside involuntary migration generated as a reaction to developmental activities, writes Chinmay Tumbe “An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in...

Famished farmers, oppressed workers

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

To make India a welfare state was the vision of Nehru, but his socialistic pattern of society did not fully evolve. Traces of the miserable plight of farmers and workers manifest in Urdu literature of the period, says MADAN LALL MANCHANDA Some 100 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi had said that villages...

Why UP is crucial for Modi’s 2019 Lok Sabha poll strategy

Sunday, 08 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

It was UP that had pushed the BJP into power with full majority. This time, the party’s greatest challenge is to save its 73 seats. Of the 73, the BJP has 71 of its own and two seats belong to its alliance partner, Apna Dal. That is why UP is...

Simultaneous polls: Clarity after PM’s Aug 15 speech?

Sunday, 01 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The BJP leadership is facing a dilemma over the timing of the next Lok Sabha Elections, and this has sent all other parties into a tizzy. That is the reason why K Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, told his ministers during a Cabinet meeting that they should be...

To dislodge BJP, Cong ready to give in to allies’ demands

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Though the Congress is claiming that Rahul Gandhi will be its PM candidate for the next Lok Sabha Elections, it is a fact that the party is ready to forge alliances to strengthen its position. Some say the Congress is ready for any sacrifice and to agree to the conditions...

Debate ensues over ‘one nation, one poll’ proposal

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Yet again, speculations have started over elections. They had persisted for four years — on whether or not the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections would be held simultaneously. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Government sent its consent to the Central Government on ‘one nation, one election’. The UP Government had formed...

Nitish Kumar trying hard to prove he’s the boss in Bihar

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The JDU says there might be several faces in the NDA, but in Bihar, the only face is that of Nitish. No BJP leader is denying this, but sources say the JDU is now demanding the old formula of seat sharing. The party is said to be pressing for 25...

Dominant narratives in Indian politics

Sunday, 03 Jun 2018 | Excerpt | in Agenda

Politics For A New India edited by Shriprakash Singh deals with the present issues and covers the trajectories followed by historical, anthropological, textual, philosophical, legal and culturally critical approaches which are used for further explored invigoration. An excerpt: The contestation to see India’s social and political issues from the perspective...

Flashpoint in Taiwan Strait worrying

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Taiwan has urged the US to defend the island in the event of conflict with China. Taiwan’s National Defense Minister, Yen The-fa, fears that the Taiwan Strait could replace the Korean Peninsula as the hottest flashpoint in the region Like the South China Sea, the Taiwan issue is another flashpoint where...

The relevance of Japan-South Korea-China trilateral summit

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The common viewpoint between the countries was to explore the process of denuclearising North Korea Amid the euphoria generated first by the summit meeting between South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on April 27, the focus has now shifted to another bigger event to take place...


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Demolition continues, encroachment in gated colonies to be razed too

19 Jul 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

The court ordered anti-encroachment drive continued in Dehradun with 280 encroachments being demolished and 185 being marked on Wednesday. A total of 2196 encroachments have been demolished, 4674 have been marked and 88 buildings have been sealed so far...

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