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Five Years Later, Will India Finally Be Getting a Lokpal? Centre Tells SC Yes

Five Years Later, Will India Finally Be Getting a Lokpal? Centre Tells SC YesWhile hearing a petition filed by NGO Common Cause, the government told the Supreme Court that the process to appoint a Lokpal has begun and that a crucial meeting will take place on March 1. Anna Hazare displays a mock torch to… Read More »

Asphyxiated by Politics, Secularism Gasps for Breath: Can the Supreme Court Rescue It?

Asphyxiated by Politics, Secularism Gasps for Breath: Can the Supreme Court Rescue It?Secularism has been reduced to a prosthetic limb as implicit attacks on it have become more direct and visible with the BJP even calling it the ‘biggest lie played on Indian citizens’. Secularism is intrinsic to Indian constitutional identity. Credit: Reuters Secularism is… Read More »

Rough Edges: Long Arm of the Law Falls Short When It Comes to the Rich and Famous

Rough Edges: Long Arm of the Law Falls Short When It Comes to the Rich and FamousNever before has the establishment been so publicly audacious in preaching one thing and practicing another. Even as all the big scammers run amok, the BJP has been increasingly vigilant in monitoring dissenters. If Manmohan Singh was accused of… Read More »

‘Assault’ on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash: Two AAP MLAs Get Two-Day Judicial Custody

‘Assault’ on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash: Two AAP MLAs Get Two-Day Judicial CustodyAAP cries foul, says action not being taken on its counter-complaints; BJP, Congress delegations meet L-G to demand the protection of officers and action against hooligans. Amanatullah Khan (left) and Prakash Jarwal. Credit: Facebook A day after Delhi chief secretary complained that… Read More »

When JFK Had Good Things to Say About Communist Kerala

When JFK Had Good Things to Say About Communist KeralaThe former US president also had words of praise for the “Communist” chief minister E.M.S. Namboodiripad. John F. Kennedy. Credit: U.S. Embassy New Delhi/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0) New Delhi: While John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US, cast himself as a staunch opponent of communism throughout… Read More »

All but Forgotten: Choudhary Rahmat Ali, the Inventor and First Champion of Pakistan

All but Forgotten: Choudhary Rahmat Ali, the Inventor and First Champion of PakistanHow Rahmat Ali, who styled himself as ‘founder, Pakistan National Movement’ and was the first to coin the name ‘Pakistan’, fell from grace. Credit: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters On February 20, 1951, the master of Emmanuel College at Cambridge, Edward Welbourne, very graciously arranged a… Read More »

BJP Wins 47 Municipalities In Gujarat, Down From 59 in 2013

BJP Wins 47 Municipalities In Gujarat, Down From 59 in 2013The Congress improved its tally to 16 seats this time from winning 13 in the 2013 elections. Credit: Reuters Ahmedabad: The BJP continued its winning performance in Gujarat by bagging 47 out of 75 municipalities today. The main opposition, Congress, won 16 municipalities, while the Nationalist… Read More »

Rajasthan Govt’s Odd Teacher Transfer Order for BJP Workers Earns the Ire of the Opposition

Rajasthan Govt’s Odd Teacher Transfer Order for BJP Workers Earns the Ire of the OppositionTeacher transfers are an extremely sensitive issue in Rajasthan. The BJP government’s move is being seen as a ploy to placate disgruntled party workers after the loss in the recent by-polls. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje spends time with students on… Read More »

On March 3, the Real Loser in Tripura Will Not be Left or BJP, But Congress

On March 3, the Real Loser in Tripura Will Not be Left or BJP, But CongressDisregard for local leaders and dependence on the Left may push the ‘grand old party’ to the third position in Tripura for the first time in the state’s history. Congress president Rahul Gandhi held a rally in a crucial tribal area… Read More »