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
President Donald Trump wasn’t kidding a couple weeks ago when he said: “We’re fighting all subpoenas.” He was answering a question then about the House Judiciary Committee’s demand for documents and testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who figured prominently in special counsel
For people who are generally known to be gentle, genteel, soft-spoken ‘bhadraloks’ with a liking for sweets like ‘sandesh’ and ‘rosogolla’ and Rabindrasangeet (Tagore’s songs), Bengalis are also suspected of having a mutinous streak in them.
The European election campaign has so far been all about the Brexit Party. Seemingly out of nowhere, Nigel Farage’s new anti-EU project has rocketed to the top of the polls – the latest YouGov poll has it at 35 per cent – picking up bags of media attention on its way, leaving concerned pundits scratching their heads at this insurgent force in British politics.
With Donald Trump’s impeachment as the prize that some Democrats covet, and others fear, Robert Mueller will finally sit down on Wednesday for five hours of questioning before two House committees. The reluctant witness won’t make it easy. So Democrats on the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees
I remember quite vividly the first time that I met Jeremy Corbyn. It was at a Labour Party drinks reception in the early summer of 2018, in the stifling heat of a rather stuffy and uninspiring events space in central London.
The UAE-China bilateral relations have progressed robustly since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1984 and the state visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to China is sure to push the relationship
When Ricardo Rossello took to Facebook at the 11th hour on 24 July to become the first Puerto Rican Governor to resign from office, he had been hit with 12 straight days of public protest. It was some 48 hours after a 500,000 strong crowd marched in the capital of a country with population of about 3.2 million. But the seeds of his political
The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting appeared to be unprecedented. It marked a deep foray by Israel into America’s bitterly polarised politics and a sharp escalation of Israel’s campaign against the international boycott movement.
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,