Can Congress ensure free and fair polls?

The process of electing a new Congress president has started. The filing of nominations began yesterday and will continue till the 30th. If there’s more than one candidate an election will take place on the…

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UNGA session highlights failures of United Nations system

The annual high level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, currently on in New York, is increasingly reflective of just how redundant the UN has become and just how desperate is the need for…

Opinion

Rahul’s Yatra: Political Headache For Rivals?

Laying stress on aim of his “Bharat Jodo Yatra,” that is March to Unite India, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet, “Our love will prevail over the politics of hate. People are my…

Sunak lost, but he has his eye on the future

We’ll never know for sure whether Rishi Sunak’s ethnicity and religion played a part in his defeat in the British Conservative Party’s leadership election. Those who insist it did cannot be convinced it did not.…

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Bengal socio-political scenario further mars developmental prospect of the state

When in last June union commerce ministry published it performance report (of 2020) on ease of business and investment in different states, West Bengal was placed in the third category of ‘aspirers’. The first and…

Of Bilkis Bano, remission, and the Supreme Court

Perhaps because so many believe that in due course the Supreme Court will rescind the remission granted to eleven men guilty of raping Bilkis Bano and murdering seven members of her family, I have decided…

The Electricity conundrum: Will the new act stop the bleeding?

Reform is a process that when stalled can create a trap that sucks in the real sense. In India, power sector is a glaring example of it. Caught between welfare demands and market needs, this…

India vs Pak: Back-to-back bonanza for cricket lovers

After Babar Azam’s team destroyed Hong Kong on Friday, September 2, in their crucial Group A match that they needed to win, the cricket community is assured of a second India vs Pakistan match in…

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Azad’s Exit: A boon or a bane?

New Delhi: Finally, Ghulam Nabi Azad, the tallest Congress leader from Jammu and Kashmir and the main mover of the Group of 23 disgruntled partymen (G-23) has bid adieu to his parent party, the Indian…

We have turned our back on Rushdie

I’m perplexed and dismayed by the cold indifference with which most of our politicians have responded to the savage attack on Salman Rushdie. In 1988 we were the only major democracy to ban Satanic Verses.…

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