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Hug to Barack Obama: Damage Control Attempt by Narendra Modi

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Hug to Barack Obama: Damage Control Attempt by Narendra Modi

Although the invitation to Barack Obama was made to appear like an Indian attempt to improve trade ties with America, Narendra Modi perhaps had a hidden agenda behind his hug. By Rakesh Raman When the U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India as a chief guest for India’s Republic Day function on January 26, Indian [...]

Beware ! Congress Hand Appears Again in Delhi

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Beware ! Congress Hand Appears Again in Delhi

With pictures of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi on the title page, the Congress manifesto screams “दिल्ली बनाई थी, दिल्ली बनायेंगे” | By Rakesh Raman After a deep hibernation of almost eight months since its debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Congress is getting ready – albeit sluggishly – for [...]

Kiran Bedi Invites Arvind Kejriwal to Join BJP. Will He?

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Kiran Bedi Invites Arvind Kejriwal to Join BJP. Will He?

Since Kiran Bedi has asked Arvind Kejriwal to join BJP, the chances of BJP winning the Delhi election will increase if Kejriwal decides to accept the offer. Will he? By Rakesh Raman It’s an open invitation. No strings attached. Kiran Bedi, who is the chief ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the forthcoming [...]

Despite Opposition, India Signs Defense Deal with U.S.

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Despite Opposition, India Signs Defense Deal with U.S.

The U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel expressed his satisfaction Sunday over the new defense cooperation with India. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi have announced agreements on defense cooperation between India and the United States during Obama’s ongoing visit in India as the chief guest for India’s Republic Day today, [...]

Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

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Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

Women who clean dry toilets in rural areas often are not paid cash wages, but instead receive leftover food, grain during harvest, old clothes during festival times. While the recently formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has embarked upon an expensive “Clean India” campaign, a new report reveals that government officials are ignoring [...]

Communist Party: Barack Obama, Hands Off India

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Communist Party: Barack Obama, Hands Off India

The Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (CPI-Marxist) has voiced its strong protest in view of the U.S. President Barack Obama’s ongoing visit in India. Obama is visiting India as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26. The CPI-M has warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government [...]

President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

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President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

The U.S. President Barack Obama may be coming under the title of a chief guest in India, most are not ready to welcome him here. By Rakesh Raman The U.S. President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26, had to cancel his visit [...]

Repression in China Growing at Cost to Party Power

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Repression in China Growing at Cost to Party Power

Chinese Communist Party repression has intensified under the leadership of Xi Jinping, but has also trapped the party in a vicious circle whereby increasing coercion breeds growing resistance, requiring ever more intense crackdowns, according to a new Freedom House report, The Politburo’s Predicament. “There is a clear change in how Xi Jinping is managing the [...]

Political Sibling Rivalry in Delhi Election

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Political Sibling Rivalry in Delhi Election

Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi have forgotten about the anti-corruption crusade that brought them to limelight while corruption persists in the country. By Rakesh Raman The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today declared Kiran Bedi, a former police officer, as its candidate for the post of Chief Minister in the Delhi election, scheduled to take place [...]

Congress Releases Book to Target Arvind Kejriwal

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Congress Releases Book to Target Arvind Kejriwal

By Rakesh Raman As the blame game intensifies among politicians ahead of Delhi Assembly election scheduled for Feb. 7, today Congress party released a document detailing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal‘s lies that he has been telling during the past couple of years. Titled “49 Dino Ki Ultee Chall, Dilli Hui Behal: U [...]

Communist Party’s Opposition to Fuel Prices in India

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Communist Party’s Opposition to Fuel Prices in India

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed its displeasure over the handling of fuel prices by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a statement issued Saturday, CPI(M) said the Central Government has for the fourth time since November hiked the excise duties on petrol and diesel which will bring [...]

Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

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Can ‘Clean India’ Clean India? No Way.

After the initial ballyhoo, Narendra Modi doesn’t know what to do with this ‘Clean India’ thing which has become an albatross around his neck. By Rakesh Raman More often than not, Bollywood movies are made for the intellectually challenged Indian hoi polloi. And, in particular, actresses have hardly any role in these movies. But those [...]

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