POLITICS

Prannoy Roy Vs CBI Raids: Issue Turns Uglier?

With Arun Shourie and other journalists supporting Prannoy Roy over the CBI raids on an ICICI Bank default case involving Rs.48 crore, the stark question is whether it was an isolated incident of financial impropriety or muzzling press freedom by the authorities. Ironic but the answer is positive for both. The bank loan issue relates to an old 2008 case ...

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NDTV-BJP Row: Bangalore Journalists Stage Protest

More than 80 journalists from media protested at Press Club of Bangalore against CBI raids on NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s home in Delhi and Dehradun on Monday. Organised by the Journalist Study Centre, the said it is the beginning of muzzling the press by BJP the way LK Advani predicted an emergency’s return soon. Advani is facing the Ayodhya temple ...

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CBI Raids NDTV Founder Prannoy Roy’s Home, Why?

NDTV Founders Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy are “facing the music” for what they have stood for. This morning , CBI has knocked at their door with search warrants in an apparent case involving NDTV and ICICI Bank over Rs.48 Crore loan. While ICICI remained silent on the case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said the raids ...

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India Ups Ante, Strikes Pakistan Army Bastions Across Border

The borders between India and Pakistan are tense with Indian army chief declaring that several pakistan targets have been smashed in an indication of increased border skirmishes between the two countries, with the International Court of Justice staying Pakistan miliatry court’s death sentence on Kulbhushan Jadhav. “Punitive fire assaults are being undertaken across the line of control,” said Army spokesperson ...

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Subramaniam Swamy Calls Rajinikanth a Marathi, Not Tamil

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Tamil Nadu politics have always been the handiwork of a non-Tamil beginning MGR (born in Kerala) to Jayalalithaa (born in Mysore). For BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who is a Tamil, this is something beyond his toleration levels. Soon after Tamil star Rajinikanth said he would enter politics, if God willing, Swamy retorted saying Rajini was a Marathi and not Tamilian. ...

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5 Takeaways from Tamil Star Rajinikanth’s Speech (See Full Speech)

For the first time Tamil star Rajinikanth has divulged his inner thoughts about politics and how he would conduct, if God willing. He has categorically denied any possibility of joining any political party. Speaking to his fans on Monday in Chennai, Rajinikanth said: “Some people wanted to become MLAs and have been using me to make money. God willing, if ...

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Modi Sermons Fill Wedding Card

A Rajasthan marriage invitation has taken the Internet by storm when it is filled with PM Narendra Modi quotes instead of usual sermons on it. The wedding to be held today at Jhalawar district in Rajasthan has become part of a trend when one slogan of Modi filled some invitation or gift cards recently. The idea from the bridegroom’s uncle, who ...

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Dawood Ibrahim: On Run Forever, Critical in Karachi Hospital Now?

India’s Mumbai don and the most wanted criminal in Mumbai riots, Dawood Ibrahim is said to have been admitted in Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi after suffering a severe heart attack on Friday night and his condition is still unknown officially. Unconfirmed reports said the don has died but the Mmabi police have refused to confirm the details and Pakistan ...

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Embarrassed India Rejects US Pro-Active Mediation with Pakistan

Embarrassed over United States ambassador to the United Nations Nimrata “Nikki” Randhawa Haley’s statement that the US will play a pro-active role between India and Pakistan, New Delhi rejected the offer and reiterated its stand that the issue should be resolved bilaterally. Embarrassed over the ignorance of Haley about India’s decades-old stand on Kashmir not to allow a third party ...

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Pakistan Objects to Jinnah House Demolition Move in Mumbai

Pakistan objected to demolition of Jinnah House in Mumbai as suggested by one of the BJP real estate developers terming it a symbol of partition of India in 1947. Jinnah House built on 2.5 acres is worth about $400 million (about Rs.2,600 crore) but was vacant since 1982 after it was vacated by the Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner. Built with ...

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Tamil Nadu Floor Test Result: Palaniswami Wins Trust Vote, Pannerselvam’s Fate Hangs in Dilemma

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Despite DMK and Congress voting against the motion of confidence in the newly-sworn in government of Edapadi Palaniswami won the trust vote on the floor of the Tamil Nadu Assembly bringing curtains down to one-month controvery in AIADMK. With V.K. Sasikala serving her four-year jail term in Bangalore prison, Congress at the last minute decided to vote against Sasikala camp and ...

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Tamil Nadu Assembly in Pandemonium, No Trust Vote Likely Today

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The floor test for the Palaniswami government as mandated by the governor ran into trouble with Panneerselvam and the DMK demanding a secret vote while Speaker P.Dhanapal gave a ruling for grouping mode which will intimidate and identify the MLAs not supporting the Sasikala group openly. Speaker Dhanapal’s ruling created chaos with the opposition groups turning violent and occupying the ...

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