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Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

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Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

Shillong: The Congress, while campaigning for the 2018 Assembly polls, will focus on clarifying the ‘lies’ of the BJP which has tried to put it in the people’s minds that the state government was responsible for the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. [Meghalaya has been for some in the international news because of the […]

Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

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Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

New Delhi: A lot of people, who at first took Maywati’s comments with a pinch of  salt (She is the Bahujan Samaj leader whose party did miserably in the recent elections in Uttar Pradesh), are now shocked that an electronic voting machine appeared to be grossly inaccurate, favouring the BJP party symbol!  At first the […]

Farmers, vegetable supply hit by cash crisis

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Farmers, vegetable supply hit by cash crisis

How severely will demonetisation impact India’s agricultural supply chain and how badly will it dent farmer incomes? Taking a dig at the NDA government, Rahul Gandhi today asked the Centre if it will now call the Supreme Court “anti-national,” following the apex court’s remarks on the demonetisation move. “Will the government call the Supreme Court […]

Don’t drag Army into ‘ultra-patriotism’ politics

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Don’t drag Army into ‘ultra-patriotism’ politics

A deeply disturbing outcome of the “surgical strike” on Pakistani across the line of control in Kashmir is how the ruling and opposition parties, as well as some retired army officers are trying to  drag the Indian Army into politics. The politicians’ of course, are motivated by the coming Uttar Pradesh elections. The greater blame […]

Pema Khandu leads Congress Govt. in Arunachal

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Pema Khandu leads Congress Govt. in Arunachal

Itanagar: Congress legislator Pema Khandu was on Sunday sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, becoming the youngest Chief Minister the country.  The 37-year-old Khandu, son of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, was administered the oaths of office and secrecy by acting Governor Tathagata Roy at a ceremony in the Durbar Hall […]

‘Sonia is not Indira and Rahul is not Sanjay’

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‘Sonia is not Indira and Rahul is not Sanjay’

It is time for ‘the grand old party’ to come up with astute leadership or forever flounder. In a yet-to be-released book, ‘The Chinar Leaves’ veteran Congress leader ML Fotedar has stated, “Rahul Gandhi’s leadership is unacceptable to the people of this country and Sonia Gandhi has her best years behind her. The party has […]

Supreme Court gives Vyapam case to CBI

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Supreme Court gives Vyapam case to CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI probe into all Vyapam scam cases and alleged deaths related to it’ It issued notice to the Centre, the Madhya Pradesh government and the Governor of Madhya Pradesh on a plea seeking his removal over his alleged involvement in the scam. Following a public outcry and […]

Did Govt. Computer distort Pt. Nehru’s Wikipedia info?

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Did Govt. Computer distort Pt. Nehru’s Wikipedia info?

New Delhi: Who used government computers to distort information on India’s first Prime Minister? Will the government swing into action and get to the bottom of it? Or will it just do nothing? The internet trolls spawned by the BJP are getting more teeth in the Modi regime, say observers. Malicious revisions made to Jawaharlal […]

Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

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Cong, CPM win in Meghalaya, Tripura by-poll

Tura/Agartala, June 30: Congress in Meghalaya and CPM in Tripura today won the Assembly by-elections held on June 27. The Congress regained the Chokpot seat in Meghalaya after 20 years while the CPM swept its traditional strongholds Pratapgarh and Surma in Tripura.   Congress candidate Bluebell Sangma won the Chokpot seat by defeating her nearest […]