BJP faces tough challenge in polls to state assemblies

Poll to State Assemblies in five States are different from the poll to Lok Sabha in 2014 which was turned into a presidential poll by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This time the poll is to choose a Chief Minister to rule the State and BJP is running with a handicap…

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If IITs had more Dalit professors, would Aniket Ambhore be alive?

In March 2012, Sanjay and Sunita Ambhore, parents of Aniket Ambhore, 19, a first-year electrical engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), received a letter informing them that their son — admitted in the Scheduled Caste (SC) quota — had failed two courses.

Concerned, the Ambhores — Sanjay…

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Akhilesh is ahead BJP and BSP in poll in U.P

Possible there were very few till Monday this week who were convinced that incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will return to power winning the assembly electoral battle against formidable opponents like the BJP and the BSP but now after the Election Commission recognising him to be head of the Samajwadi…

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Truth about rival claims on GDP growth yet to emerge

The BJP led government and rating agencies seem to be at logger heads with rival claims on GDP growth forecast for Financial Year 2016-17 as also 2017-18. Though demonetisation of high value currencies conducted on November 08 in a surprise attack on Black Money helped unearth large amounts…

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Coming Trump world order: Western intelligence at sixes and sevens

Pardon my naiveté, but I cannot for the life of me comprehend why the entire US establishment, with the intelligence community in the vanguard, is in convulsions about the alleged Russian efforts to hack into the US elections which brought Donald Trump to power. The CIA must be lazy if…

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