A forest official shoots a tranquilizer dart at a wild elephant in a street in Siliguri, West Bengal, India. File/Reuters
Mamata Banerjee’s prime ministerial ambitions may have been severely jolted by the violence during the West Bengal elections which has recalled, according to a polling officer, what used to happen in Bihar a decade or so ago. Nor is the latest period of lawlessness the only time when West Bengal has seen such unruliness.
This refers to the report ‘Modi will return to power in a big way, exit polls indicate,” May 20, Gulf Today). There have already been speculations over the results of several exit polls, conducted mainly by the leading news channels in India. It seems the outcome of the so called polls gives a sigh of relief to the BJP-led NDA alliance,
On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be India’s democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in the two largest — and, I would add, greatest — democracies in the world.
India’s new comprehensive Cooling Action Plan targets an increase in sustainable cooling for the good of its population, while helping to fight climate change As UN Environment pointed out, four years after temperatures hit the high forties in India, claiming over 2,000 lives, parts of the country
With North Korea firing two more short-range missiles and launching a scathing attack on “foolish” calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the inter-Korean peace talks have clearly hit a wall. The joint exercises between the US and the South Korea have infuriated Pyongyang so much that it has described South Korea’s
If someone asked you to describe the Green New Deal, what would you say? According to Sen. Bernie Sanders, it’s a “bold idea” that would “create millions of good-paying jobs” and help “rebuild communities in rural America that have been devastated.” Oh, you thought the Green New Deal was all about fighting climate change? Well, think again.
Protesters in Hong Kong have shown that demonstrations about government policies can erupt anywhere, from outlying suburbs and shopping malls to government offices and one of the busiest airport terminals in the world. In Singapore, protests are restricted to a park the size of a softball field benignly called Speakers’ Corner. On most days,
On both sides of the political aisle, there is a newfound suspicion of trade deals. As soon as he got into office, President Donald Trump pulled out of the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership — something that Senator Bernie Sanders had also called for during the 2016 election campaign. Now, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has come out