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  • kamlendra kanwar, american, america, US President, Donald Trump, US, strange, editorial

    American people have to bear the cross

    Donald Trump is truly different — he evokes a lot of smirks and scowls but having been elected to such a high office, he is lord of his own destiny till such time as the US elects the next President. Strange are the ways of destiny. There had to be an American President to question…

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  • Will Nawaz Sharif be able to resurrect?

    The fragility of Pakistan’s democracy and the price that a civilian, democratically elected leader has to pay for any purported indiscretion in regard to the Army has come out in bold focus with the conviction of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar by a National Accountability Bureau. Nawaz was…

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  • Teach Pakistan a lesson for exporting terror

    India has been tolerating Pakistan-sponsored terror for far too long. It is time we put our foot down and show Pakistan that enough is enough. Not just Pakistan but the world at large has begun taking India’s diatribes against the neighbour for acts of terror as routine. We are being taken for granted. We have…

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  • There is leverage to Congress appeal in Jammu

    As Jammu and Kashmir settles down to a new routine of Governor’s rule with the Mehbooba Mufti government having collapsed following withdrawal of support to the People’s Democratic Front-BJP coalition, a few surmises can safely be made for the future. The first is that after its coalition compulsion of ‘soft Hindutva’, the BJP is bracing…

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  • India needs to be wary of foxy China

    India can ill afford to be coy with China. The Chinese are spreading their tentacles all across Asia and there cannot be any escape from confrontation with it unless this country surrenders to the hegemonic designs of the dragon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck up a cosy relationship with Xi Jinping when they met recently…

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  • But, can India trust Donald Trump?

    It was in 1988 at a meeting between Chinese prime leader Deng Xiaoping and Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi that Deng referred to the impending times as the ‘Asian century.’ Today, the world is on the threshold of change and Deng’s prediction seems to be coming true at least in respect of China. Under Xi…

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  • The revival signs of Indian economy

    After the unmitigated gloom peddled by the Opposition and a section of the media, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Indian economy. The Central Statistics Office’s provisional GDP estimates for 2017-18 suggest that growth recovered to a brisk 7.7 per cent in the January-March 2018 quarter, the highest real GDP…

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  • Karnataka: Kumaraswamy needs no mercy

    It is a reflection of the gutter level politics that our politicians play that the newly-anointed chief minister of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswamy, has said that he is at the “mercy” of Congress which gave him the coveted position and not indebted to the six crore Kannadigas whose exercise of franchise led him to the…

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  • Election 2019: The game is wide open

    The Karnataka assembly elections, crucial as they were, threw up a few challenges in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls a year down the line and held out some lessons for the BJP as well as the Congress. The BJP has undoubtedly had a good run barring a few jolts along the way…

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  • Amit Shah, Karnataaka, Karnataka Assembly election 2018, BJP

    BJP too needs to reorient itself

    While the Governor’s final decision to invite Kumaraswamy to form a government could take time, there would be no dearth of attempts to nullify efforts by the Congress and the JD(S) to come to power. The Karnataka assembly results have thrown up a mandate for the BJP with a sound beating for the Congress but…

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  • Foes turn friends while jockeying for power

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had electrified the Gujarat electoral campaign in the last stages of the Assembly elections there and wrested the advantage over the Congress. Likewise, in Karnataka, which is heading for a prestigious battle on May 12, Modi’s fiery oratory and charisma seem poised to wipe out the purported lead that the Congress…

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  • The hopes of third front have brightened

    It is becoming increasingly clear that Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi’s plan to forge a united front of opposition parties is running into rough weather. Sonia has had a one-point agenda—to foist her son Rahul as the Opposition challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She is blinded about his serious limitations and his general unacceptability to…

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