Bollywood stunt artistes would end up with fractured bones if they tried to imitate CBIs field staff scaling the high walls of former Home Minister, P. Chidambaram’s Jor Bagh bungalow with orders to arrest him.
Hardline Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka have celebrated the creation of a new Buddhist entity in Ladakh. It is an optical illusion that Jammu and Kashmir has been neatly divided into Jammu,
India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget is akin to a manifesto handed by politicians to voters ahead of an election — full of promises but no concrete plan on how those promises will be achieved (‘Indian budget to create a $5 trillion economy by ‘25’, July 6, Gulf Today). The budget boasts of creating
Since becoming the Prime Minister five years ago Narendra Modi has been involved in a tireless round of foreign travels to win friends for the country and for himself. Just before this year’s election in which he led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a successive second term, The time has come for the party to consider
It’s dark at home. When he steps out, it’s darkness again. As he decides to walk on the darkness thickens. That’s the reality that makes up the lives of millions of Indians, who if given a chance would like to be unborn.
Narendra Modi is back again as premier. And we mustn’t grudge him for that because he has been elected and not selected, and by millions.
If Indira Gandhi had won the 1977 general elections, it would have been a popular endorsement of her Emergency regime. Why would Narendra Modi’s return after the elections be seen differently from Indira Gandhi’s after the Emergency? There is a list of failures — the economy, rural distress, record unemployment
The sword of Damocles is hanging over the heads of minorities with the Indian government planning to extend to the entire country the scheme to draw up a National Register of Citizens. At present the scheme is confined to the eastern state of Assam. Influx into Assam from neighbouring states in search of livelihood
After posting the most number of legislators to the Goa Assembly, Congress supporters in the state were confident that someday soon their party would govern the state. Despite the initial shock of BJP playing foul and forming the government with the help of the regional outfit Goa Forward, the supporters refused to relent
Unlike 2014, the economy is no longer the focal point of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaign. While five years ago, the party’s emphasis was on a market-driven pursuit of across-the-board economic growth ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’, the focus has now shifted to nationalism.