Parts of Kashmir will also vote on Thursday.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Andrew Yang might not even be aware of it, but the controversial economic ideas espoused by the two young US politicians are being tested in a national election thousands of miles away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh now have an unusual candidate pitted against them: Abhinandan Pathak, a lookalike of Modi, who is contesting form Lucknow and Varanasi as an independent candidate.
The week when the polling began wasn’t a good one for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). For one, the party ran afoul of the Election Commission on Narendra Modi’s biopic and a TV channel named after the Prime Minister.
Promises win power, performance its perpetuation. The ruling Indian dispensation would have done well to remember that in the interest of the country, the party and those forsaken by destiny and abandoned by politicians. But it didn’t because power sedates reason.
In the year since I last visited Syria, Damascenes have lived without the metallic report of mortars fired by insurgents landing in the city and its suburbs, the whistle of responding artillery shells and thud of bombs dropped on Eastern Ghouta.
A series of negative developments has raised serious questions about which direction the dialogue process between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is heading.
When a loved one passes away a lot goes through our minds. We have happy memories and many regrets. Perhaps there’s something we should have said or shouldn’t have. Perhaps there’s something we should have done or something we shouldn’t have. No matter how good a relationship we might have shared with the one who passed away, there will always be something we’ll feel bad about, aside from the fact that we won’t be seeing them again, at least not in this life.