‘BJP is helping the churning within the PDP, trying to form govt.’

New Delhi June 27 Following the withdrawal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the subsequent imposition of Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, there could be more political turmoil in the State, says National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. Mr…

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A date with democracy

New Delhi June 26,
Why the Nigerian President’s announcement of a new Democracy Day is being criticised

Nigeria has announced that Democracy Day will henceforth be celebrated on June 12, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 elections and rededicate itself to the ideals of Moshood…

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Does BJP care about winning hearts and minds in Kashmir?

New Delhi June 25 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrawing support from the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir points to the kind of line which the party intends to follow in the run-up to next year’s general election not only in the state but in the…

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At the heart of the Silk Road

New Delhi June 23 As the horses stomp their hooves, the flames on stage rise up. This is a spectacle like no other, an opera that celebrates all the differences of the the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang, formerly known as Sinkiang, is home to 47 ethnic groups, every major…

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An old Kashmir-Jammu dilemma

New Delhi June 22    The BJP was well placed to manage it, but it chose short-term political gains

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to break its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and plunge Jammu and Kashmir into political chaos comes as a climax to a dilemma…

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