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Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

Water as political capital in Bihar

Bihar goes to the hustings in a few months. The primary issue seems to be rural livelihoods. This is a significant achievement for Nitish Kumar. Although law and order, public infrastructure and socia...
By Somnath Bandyopadhyay in

World  /  Published 29.06.20

Anger at ‘white power’ retweet

US President Donald Trump retweeted a video showing one of his supporters in Florida shouting “white power” at protesters of his administration, drawing an immediate rebuke from the only black Rep...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 31.07.20

HK postpones elections to 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a September 6 election for the city’s legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy op...
By Reuters in Hong Kong

Books  /  Published 30.07.20

Caste: The swing of Dalit votes

Unlike the above instances of movements of radical empowerment that undermine ethnic voting praxis, the social mobilization processes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have not led to significant changes in ...
By Sharmila Purkayastha in

World  /  Published 30.07.20

Trump suggests a delay in election

Since the pandemic began, Democrats have feared that President Trump would seek to cancel or postpone November’s general election. On Thursday, for the first time, Trump in a tweet suggested th...
By New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 29.07.20

Biden unveils plans to tackle racism

Joseph R. Biden Jr. unveiled wide-ranging plans on Tuesday to address systemic racism in the nation’s economy, saying this year’s election was about “understanding people’s str...
By Thomas Kaplan and Katie Glueck in Wilmington, Delaware

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.20

Bengal: BJP rift over rosy picture

Some BJP leaders in Bengal are upset at not being invited to Delhi where the party’s polls strategy for the 2021 Assembly polls is being discussed since last Wednesday. “The sad part is t...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.07.20

Manipur: Notice to 2 Congress MLAs for cross-voting in RS polls

The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has issued show-cause notices to two of its MLAs for allegedly cross-voting in favour of the BJP candidate in the recently-concluded election to the state's ...
By PTI in Imphal

Sports  /  Published 25.07.20

EFI entangled in self-made mess

The Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) has been drawing flak for several reasons. Holding elections not in compliance with the 2011 National Sports Code being the chief among them.  Early this...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

World  /  Published 25.07.20

Trump ridiculed for dementia test boast

Presidents and those who would be President often boast of their qualifications — their education, their experience, their achievements. And then there is President Trump, who is boasting about ...
By Peter Baker in Washington


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