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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 [...]

Syrian Kurds Liberate Kobani from ISIS

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Syrian Kurds Liberate Kobani from ISIS

By Rakesh Raman The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG), which is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan, claimed Monday that it has taken back the Syrian city of Kobani from the Sunni extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after nearly four months of fighting. Earlier, U.S. Army Gen. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

US Condemns the Murder of Japanese Hostage by ISIS

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US Condemns the Murder of Japanese Hostage by ISIS

Despite airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies on ISIS, the terrorist organization is continuously expanding its regime. By Rakesh Raman As reports are pouring in about the killing of a Japanese hostage by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the U.S. has condemned the murder. The White House issued an [...]

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 [...]

Obama Seeks Congress Nod to Use Force Against ISIS

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Obama Seeks Congress Nod to Use Force Against ISIS

President Obama is seeking Congress support to use force against ISIS because the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve to combat ISIS terrorism has proved to be ineffective. By Rakesh Raman In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama called on Congress to authorize the use of military force against [...]

ISIS Demands $200 Million to Release Japanese Hostages

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ISIS Demands $200 Million to Release Japanese Hostages

As the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to visit London to consult with the Counter-ISIL Coalition partners to defeat ISIS ( Islamic State or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the terrorist organization has responded with an execution threat against two Japanese hostages. Incidentally, the militants are demanding the same amount of [...]

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 [...]

John Kerry to Discuss Plan with UK to Defeat ISIS

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John Kerry to Discuss Plan with UK to Defeat ISIS

While the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve to combat ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terrorism is underway, the U.S. has decided to take more active steps against the terrorist outfit. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London, U.K. on Thursday, January 22, to consult with the [...]

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