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  • Sohrabuddin Shaikh, Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, Gujarat, BJP, politics, CBI

    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Gujarat cop claims receiving death threat from BJP govt

    Mumbai: The crucial witness in the Sohrabuddin case, Vasant Laljibhai Solanki, Police Inspector from Gujarat, who had conducted the preliminary inquiry, had to depose in court on Friday, but did not appear before the special Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) court by responding to the summons, he has ‘threat to his life’ from BJP.

  • bhavdeep kang, indian politics, editorial, politics, BJP, Congress, Fuel Price Row

    Politics is the art of selling the impossible

    At the BJP National Executive in Delhi last week, the party leadership projected a picture of confidence and determination, at a time when the government is under fire for rising fuel prices and a falling rupee. The upbeat mood in the BJP, it appears, has more to do with the disarray in the Opposition than its own performance. Indeed, the BJP leadership devoted considerable time to criticising the proposed mahagathbandhan.

  • ulhasnagar property forgery case, supreme court, SC, Ulhasnagar, mumbai

    Supreme Court terms criminalisation of politics as ‘rot’, says may ask EC to deal with it

    New Delhi: Political parties guard their turf with great zeal and are not amenable to ceding away that space. No wonder, the Supreme Court’s suggestion for stopping criminals from contesting polls provoked the government into warning of “serious consequences” if the court overstepped its jurisdiction and touched an “area forbidden by the constitution”. ‘‘Can we empower the Election Commission to deny symbol to those political parties which field criminals as candidates?’’ This

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A poet who inspired people through his poetries

    New York: THERE are two Ps — Poetry and Politics – that Prime Minister Atal Bihari indulged in with consummate ease. One is by choice and the other by profession. Yet it is amazing how he was able to blend these apparently inconsistent faculties. Perhaps it was the innate poet in him that made him the fine politician-gentleman that he was.

  • Arvind Kejriwal – ‘Aam Aadmi’ of politics; here is all you need to know about him and his ‘Aam’ family

    A man who joined politics to change the political scenario in India, and make country corruption free. A man literally proved the theory of “one man can make a difference”, he started of his political career with Anna Hazare’s — the anti-corruption crusade — and emerged as a face of Aam Aadmi in politics. Yes, we are talking about Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s national Convenor Arvind Kejriwal.

  • politics 2018, politics, janata dal, MP Harivansh, NDA Government, success, Upper house

    Politics 2018 is like whistling in the dark

    Much has been made, mainly in the media, at the NDA Government’s success in securing the victory of its candidate—Janata Dal (United) MP Harivansh—for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Considering that the government does not have a working majority in the Upper House and has often been confronted with defeats or near-defeats, the victory is important.

  • aamir khan, politics, paani foundation, social fabric, aamir khan dismisses to join politics, aamir khan movies

    Aamir Khan dismisses the possibility of joining politics; read what he said

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Sunday dismissed the possibility of joining politics. He said people like him who are working in the creative fields have a major responsibility towards nation building and making the “social fabric” strong. Khan was addressing a press conference after attending an event organised by his ‘Paani Foundation’ to declare the ‘Watercup’ awards.

  • Pakistan elections 2018: Imran Khan winner of a rigged election

    Twenty-two years after he first plunged into politics, Pakistan’s most famous and successful cricket captain, Imran Khan, is all set to become the prime minister of the troubled nation, albeit with a huge helping hand from the omniscient military. Elections or no elections, the Pakistan Army and its creature the Inter Services Intelligence looms large in every facet of that internally torn society of some 200 million people. Khan was a minor

  • Kamal Haasan, Hindu terrorism, Kamal Haasan's remark on Hindus, Complaint against Kamal Haasan, Hindu terrorism remark, right wing groups,

    When people are with you, no journey is odious: Kamal Haasan

    New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who entered the film industry when he was just three, has taken baby steps into politics. He says if people are there to support him, no journey, irrespective of its destination, is “odious or painful”.

  • politics, campaign, parliamentary election, rival politicians, editorial, pm, lok sabha, state elections,

    Rising bitterness in politics

    The broad contours of what is going to be a long and bitter campaign before the parliamentary election next year are already in sight. Rival politicians have begun to prepare ground for the vital State elections before the crucial Lok Sabha poll next year. The Prime Minister’s itinerary now increasingly includes official events and public rallies in the States headed for the polls.

  • session work, parliament, editorial, freedom

    More the merrier in silly season

    In many countries of the West, there exists a ‘silly season’, the time most natives pack their bags and go off on their sacrosanct summer holidays. It is also a time, Parliament goes into recess and there is a break from politics. In official India, holidays are regarded as avoidable luxuries, best reserved for inescapable family obligations. However, there is an undeclared silly season that coincides with the high summer, the school

  • Oprah Winfrey, 2020 US presidential election, US presidential election, DNA, USA,

    The presidency would kill me, says Oprah Winfrey

    New York: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has again shot down the prospects of her running for the post of president of the United States, saying the task would “kill” her. The 64-year-old popular talk show host’s rousing Golden Globe speech early this year had set social media abuzz with speculation that she might enter politics with many celebrities already looking at her as a possible presidential candidate in 2020.

  • This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan: Review

    This is How it Ends, is a meticulously conceived plot, packed with contemporary social issues, crime, drama and action. The story emerges as a psychological thriller cast through a social prism. Eva Dolan, a relatively newcomer in the crime writers’ block, has maturely woven the theme around a social cause, interlacing it with activism, crime and politics, rivalries, and relationships.

  • Judges join politics to ensure political justice

    Justice and politics are implacable foes, so when a high court judge joins politics, it creates a sensation. Two judges have done exactly this with the lead being taken by “eccentric” judge Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan who launched a political party soon after he walked out of prison. He changed his name from S Karunanithi to Karnan because of his ardent belief in numerology.

  • Indore: Politics over Bhaiyyu Maharaj’s death, Congress demands CBI probe

    Indore: The politics on the suicide of spiritual leader Bhaiyyu Maharaj has begun in the state. The suicide note left by Bhaiyyu Maharaj does not clearly establish his reason behind taking the extreme step. His family problem is said to be behind the suicide but the Congress has begun politics on this issue.

  • Two fans of Pawan Kalyan die of electrocution

    Vijayawada, Two fans of actor-politician Pawan Kalyan died of electrocution while trying to install a 30-foot ‘flexi’ in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district, police said. The incident occurred in Payakaraopeta town, some 90 km from the coastal city of Visakhapatnam, on Tuesday night.

  • Maharashtra, Chhagan Bhujbal, Sharad Pawar, NCP, reunion, politics

    Maharashtra: Chhagan Bhujbal calls on Sharad Pawar, politics not on the menu

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal called on NCP President Sharad Pawar at the latter’s residence for a ‘reunion’ meeting here on Friday. Bhujbal returned home a week after hospitalisation on Thursday following bail granted by the Bombay High Court and was greeted with the first phone call from Pawar, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief.

  • mumbai, chhagan bhujbal, shiv sena, ncp, bhujbal, uddhav thackeray, enforcement directorate

    Mumbai: Chhagan Bhujbal to return to active politics soon

    Mumbai: Home on bail after over two years in jail, former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Thursday indicated that he would soon bounce back into active politics soon. Looking weary but relaxed, and much leaner self, Bhujbal, 71, was granted bail by Bombay High Court last Friday but was hospitalized since then for various health issues.