All parties guilty of fielding candidates with criminal background

The cow is revered in India as a holy animal, but there is no holy cow in Indian elections. All political parties are the same. They harp on clean politics but field candidates with criminal background in large numbers. And the ongoing Assembly elections in five States are no different…

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BJP starts damage control exercise in event of adverse verdict in U.P & Punjab

As the voting in elections to five State Assemblies have progressed, BJP leadership has started a damage control exercise claiming that these elections are not a referendum on the issue of demonetisation or the performance of the Central Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party leaders now claim…

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Kejriwal Victory Will Upset Status Quo

The emerging consensus that there is a wave in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab is terrible news for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, not because they will have lost the election but because the road ahead will become that much more challenging. The image of…

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Indo-U.S relations stand at critical crossroads

Indo-US ties, which have been growing slowly and surely for over a decade, stand at a critical crossroad now facing serious challenges from the new administration of America’s 45th President Donald Trump.

There are lot many similarities and converging points between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new…

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India's defence budget: Trapped in a straitjacket

The annual budget was presented on February 1 and the allocation for the Defence Ministry offers some instructive insights about how India plans to nurture its military — that is, the three armed forces: the army, navy and air force.

The total allocation for the financial year (FY) 2017-18 is…

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