A L I Chougule

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At 72, is the world’s largest democracy in decline?

At 72, is the world’s largest democracy in decline?

But half a century later, India had proved to be the first democracy anywhere near so poor to survive.

Decision on Kashmir reeks of differential treatment

Decision on Kashmir reeks of differential treatment

Abrogation of Article 370 has been a long standing promise of the ruling party since the time of the Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor. Elect...Read More

Triple Talaq law: Not justice or empowerment

Triple Talaq law: Not justice or empowerment

The Triple Talaq Bill, passed by parliament recently, became a law after the president’s assent last week. The new law – The Muslim Women...Read More

Challenges to India’s USD 5 trillion economy goal

Challenges to India’s USD 5 trillion economy goal

It was in January 2018 at Davos, Switzerland, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first spoken about his ambition of seeing India as a...Read More

De-cluttering long spells of political instability in Karnataka

De-cluttering long spells of political instability in Karnataka

After the May 2018 assembly election in Karnataka produced a result in which no single party got a clear majority, Karnataka has been stu...Read More

Superpowers of cricket to compete before final clash

Superpowers of cricket to compete before final clash

Exactly 40 days and 45 matches after the Cricket World Cup began on May 30, the premiere One-day tournament has reached the semi-final st...Read More

Modi’s continuing obsession means Congress still relevant

Modi’s continuing obsession means Congress still relevant

It’s more than a month since the Congress party suffered a crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Taking full responsibility for the...Read More

Why the cloud of doubt hovers over India’s economic data

Why the cloud of doubt hovers over India’s economic data

Little more than three months ago, a group of 108 economists and social scientists had questioned the credibility of India’s official dat...Read More

Did consolidation of Hindu vote help BJP win bigger mandate?

Did consolidation of Hindu vote help BJP win bigger mandate?

In his victory speech to party workers at the BJP headquarters on May 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a Hindi phrase – ‘Do Se Dobar...Read More

Yuzvendra Chahal: Ever since being picked over Ravichandran Ashwin, Chahal has not looked back. He bamboozled South Africa in South Africa, and although he couldn’t repeat his feat in England, Chahal would be keen to make amends at the World Cup. Apart from his variations, his knack of keeping this tight also works in his favour. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

World Cup: Can India repeat their success of 2011?

With the Cricket World Cup finally underway, it’s going to be an exciting contest over the next four weeks between ten teams on hard, hig...Read More

Big victory and bigger challenges

Big victory and bigger challenges

Over the past few days, there has been no dearth of explanations with regard to the BJP’s return to power with a thumping majority. Among...Read More

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

NIA files charge sheet in Sikh militancy case

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency on Friday filed a charge sheet in a case related to alleged attempts for revival of Sikh milita...Read More

MONTGOMERY, AL - MAY 19: Protestors participate in a rally against one of the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama. Demonstrators gathered to protest HB 314, a bill passed by the Alabama Legislature last week making almost all abortion procedures illegal.   Julie Bennett/Getty Images/AFP
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Ujjain: BJP takes out victory rally

Ujjain: After registering thumping victory across the country and in the Ujjain constituency BJP’s local unit took out a triumph rally on...Read More

A significant shift in electoral politics

A significant shift in electoral politics

When 11 million poll officials, over 900 million voters, and 8,000 candidates converge across one million polling booths to participate i...Read More

Niki Lauda remembered in tributes at sombre Monaco

Niki Lauda remembered in tributes at sombre Monaco

Monaco: Poignant tributes to Niki Lauda, including a solitary red baseball cap left hanging on his earphones peg, were all around the Mer...Read More

Buoyed by exit polls, Shiv Sena says Modi government will get second term

Buoyed by exit polls, Shiv Sena says Modi government will get second term

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday expressed confidence that a government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be re-elected for a s...Read More

Key takeaways from the exit polls

Key takeaways from the exit polls

Finally, the long-drawn-out election came to an end on May 19. Spread over seven phases and lasting more than 40 days, general election 2...Read More

We will defend ourselves: Saudis

We will defend ourselves: Saudis

Dubai: Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kin...Read More

Is India headed for a coalition government once again?

Is India headed for a coalition government once again?

With one more round of voting yet to go in the general elections, there is a sense of suspense building up before we get to know the fina...Read More

Congress cannot take ‘safe haven’ South for granted

Congress cannot take ‘safe haven’ South for granted

Nestling in the green foothills of Karnataka’s Chikmagalur Mullayangiri ranges and surrounded by lush coffee plantations is scenic Chikma...Read More

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