POLITICS

Jayalalithaa’s Health Update: HC Gives 2 Days to Reply

Amid secrecy surrounding Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s unknown ailment, the Madras high court finally came down heavily upon the government machinery on Tuesday to inform the court and the public about the health condition of the AIADMK leader. “AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa is holding public office, and therefore her state of health must be clarified by government officials ...

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Karnataka Bandh: Cauvery Water Row Turns Violent Again over SC Order

The ongoing tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over Cauvery water has turned belligerent with farmers in Mandya and Mysore, joined by several pro-Kannada organisations, blocking roads and and stoning Tamil Nadu vehicles or writing slogans on Chennai-bound buses. The Supreme Court on Monday directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days ...

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Actress, Former MP Ramya Haunted for Pakistan Remarks?

The attention is surprisingly on former Mandya MP and Kannada actress Ramya (real name Divya Spandana), who had recently visited Pakistan to attend the SAARC summit for young parliamentarians. Ramya wrote in her blog: “We need to build enduring bridges with our neighbours” and refuted Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s charge that “Pakistan is hell”. She refuted the categorical characterisation of ...

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Remembering Netaji’s Air Crash Death 72 Years After

It was on this day, August 18, 1945 almost 72 years ago that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash in Taihoku, present day Taipei and buried there wish his ashes flown to Japan where they are reposed in Rankoji temple. On the fateful day in the afternoon of 18 August 1945, Netaji met with a plane crash ...

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Why PM Modi’s 3rd Independence Day Speech Radically Different? (Photos)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 70th Independence Day, Monday, is noticeably different from his earlier two speeches delivered from the podium in the past, indicating a huge and radical shift in Modi Think-Wave. While rhetoric was pervasive with references to Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, ...

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JNU Admn Cracks on Kanhaiya Kumar Stalling Registration for Monsoon Semester

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and 20 other students including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were arrested under sedition charges have been successfully blocked them from registering for the next academic semester by the Registrar Pramod Kumar who has issued a diktum stating: “The registration of the following students should be blocked till further notice.” While media queries elicited no ...

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Karnataka CM Sacks 14 Ministers, Inducts Younger Lot Now

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday replaced 14 ministers and replaced them with 13 new faces, almost three years after his ministry was formed, barring minor changes during the period. The message to the members is that inefficiency and backbencher attitude will not help any longer. Today, 9 cabinet rank ministers and 4 ministers of state were sworn in at ...

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Rahul Gandhi Turns 46, What Next?

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi turned 46 today, June 19 and among those wished him include Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The nation has taken note of his age hoping that the Congress’s future hope comes out of his handheld political careeer to a real leader of the masses. Modi tweeted:”Birthday wishes to the Congress VP, Shri Rahul Gandhi. May he ...

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Why Nehru Rejected US Nuke Offer?

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While former diplomat M.K. Rasgotra’s book revealed that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had rejected the US President John F. Kennedy’s offer of testing US nuclear device atop a Rajasthan Hill, the inner truth is that the timing was probably not ripe then, especially with War time devastation of Japan with atom bombs still ringing fresh in the ears ...

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Is CBI Planning the 2nd Crackdown on JNU Now?

Almost four months after the February 9 crackdown on JNU campus in Delhi, the central investigating agency CBI has given a certification that the so-called footage of Zee News videos are genuine, perhaps indicating another series of crackdown on the campus now with the new evidence, allegged JNU teacher Kamal Mitra Chenoy. “This is after a magisterial inquiry by the ...

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Will Bassi in UPSC Halt JNU Lead in UPSC Exams?

With ex-Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi becoming a member of UPSC for five years, JNU students will have a tough time entering and rather topping the UPSC recruitments for IAS and other central services exams as was the trend for over three decades. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the civil services examination to select IAS, IPS and other central ...

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Lalbatti Culture Kills Teenager in Gaya, Land of Buddha

The land of Buddha is trembling with the Lalbatti (VIP Racism) culture taking toll of a teenager who overtook the vehicle in which not the VIP, JD(U) leader Manorama Devi, but her son Rocky was travelling. The victim, a Class 12 student who had written his exams last month and awaiting results sometime this month, will never get to see ...

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Youth May Not Support BJP as Kanhaiya Kumar Wrongly Labelled ‘Anti-National’: Shiv Sena Leader

In an unexpected remark from Shiv sena, BJP ally in Maharashtra, its president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said BJP may face youth anger as its government in the Centre “wrongly labelled JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar as “anti-national”. “Who gave birth to Kanhaiya Kumar in the first place? The government should think over this. He has been wrongly labelled ...

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10 Quotable Quotes of Kanhaiya Kumar in Nagpur, RSS Headquarters

In his second-famous speech after the famous JNU Homecoming speech, JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar made RSS his target when he ciriticised several policies being pursued by the Sanghi people in the country. Here are some quotable quotes which will make people stand up and think: — “Nagpur is Deekshaboomi, not Sanghbhoomi. It belongs to Ambedkar, not Golwalkar.” — “Modi is ...

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Schedule of Assam Elections

Assam Assembly elections will be held on Monday for 65 seats and here is the schedule of elections released by the Election Commission. In all, a total number of 19,984,486 voters are eligible to vote though the expected percentage of voting is around 65% this year. The major problem for the ruling Congress is anti-incumbency factor as it recieved flak ...

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