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AIADMK drama: Sasikala retaliates, sacks Paneerselvam

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AIADMK drama: Sasikala retaliates, sacks Paneerselvam

Chennai, Feb 7 (PTI) In a quick retaliation after he raised a banner of revolt against her, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala tonight sacked O Panneerselvam from the top party post of treasurer. She replaced Panneerselvam with Dindigul C Srinivasan, who is also the Forest Minister and is seen number two in the hierarchy […]

Centre will end ‘Triple Talaq’ evil says minister

Centre will end ‘Triple Talaq’ evil says minister

Lucknow:  The Centre is committed to ending the “evil social practice” of triple talaq, Union law minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said  and asked opposition parties to make their stand clear on the contentious issue (Jan 5). “The government respects faith but worship and social evil cannot coexist,” he said. “The issue […]

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

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Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Shillong, Jan 26 :  A 67 year old Lech in the Shillong Raj Bhawan? Can it be true? The Governor of Meghalaya, in the face of vocal allegations of sexual misconduct, resigned on the night of Republic Day. He had spent the day in Arunachal Pradesh rather than in Shillong, probably wary of facing embarrassment. […]

A Nation is bigger than a Government

A Nation is bigger than a Government

‘You can love your country, without having to love your government’; this quote needs so much attention during our current political scenario. In the last 24 months, the term ‘anti-national’ has been used so often, and unfortunately, without paying any heed to its actual meaning. If you say the movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ should […]

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Green Day: Country set on fire, Fully support Anti-Trump Protests

Rock group Green Day say they “fully support” the protests against US president elect Donald Trump. “I don’t think any of us were prepared for Donald Trump to be president,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong told the BBC. “I think there’s going to come a time when the protests get larger and larger – and that […]

Dylan becomes  icon of Korean Opposition protest

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Dylan becomes icon of Korean Opposition protest

In South Korea, opposition party lawmakers have lamented the presidential office’s alleged blacklist of 9,400 artists by comparing them to American Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. It was found on Tuesday last  that Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President of South Korea) blacklisted 9,473 artists who expressed opposition to government policies or supported opposition politicians, […]

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 […]

Burkha craze: fuelled by Islamic politics?

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Burkha craze: fuelled by Islamic politics?

Is the rise of Political Islam destroying South Asia’s pluralism? A couple of Pakistani historians indicate so. Read on: Feminists and the liberals are divided on whether the burqa, a garment that covers the entire body, or the niqab, the facial veil, represent personal freedom or suppression. While most experts agree that women, like men, […]

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 […]

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

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Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off the BJP election campaign in the north-eastern state of Assam, promising growth and development, as he seeks to reverse a recent trend of electoral setbacks for his party. Assam is the gateway to the region bordering Bangladesh and Bhutan and residents have long complained that successive federal governments […]

Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

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Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

‘Musahar marketing’ in the politics of Bihar is the new mantra. Some point out that emergence of Jitan Ram Manjhi on Bihar political scene has made the Dalit politics of the state ‘Musahar centric’. In the ensuing “game of political musical chairs,” poll pundits are knitting their brows over the ‘Musahar vote’. For the past […]

365 Days of  hate-mongering and insecurity?

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365 Days of hate-mongering and insecurity?

Is the social and multi-cultural fabric of India being undermined by a socio-political- religious nexus supervising a cadre of communalised grassroots workers who constantly attack and threaten the liberal Hindus and the religious or ethnic minorities? A report compiled by human rights activists says the past year has seen an increase in the number of […]

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