Twists and turns in TN politics

Kalyani Shankar Even Chief Minister Panneerselvam and AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan put together cannot replicate the aura and charisma of J Jayalalithaa. But if they get into opposing camps, the party will be in deep difficulty. There are winds of change in Tamil Nadu politics, with both the Dravidian parties – the AIADMK and

Blistering attack on opposition

Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Ghani Lone launched a blistering attack on National Conference and Congress saying they were playing politics over dead body of Burhan Wani. This shows the political game plan of opposition leaders to not run the State Legislative Assembly smoothly. Taking a dig at the opposition NC and Congress, Sajjad said, “I

Obstruction during Guv’s address

The opposition created ruckus and forced the Governor N N Vohra to cut short his speech during address and left the House. As the Governor’s address is the customary and it was sad for the state to face this kind of misbehavior from the opposition parties. It is very unfortunate that opposition parties don’t believe

State of the U.P. battleground

A. K. Vermann All parties in the fray are not just positioning themselves against each other – they need to bring clarity on many issues before the Assembly elections The Uttar Pradesh Assembly election of 2017 has become interesting for a variety of reasons. One, since 2007, people are giving clear mandate to a party,

CRPF lacking winter clothing in valley

Over 200 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), called during unrest in Kashmir Valley, have been left at the mercy of God without any infrastructure in bone chilling weather. This is a matter of grave concern for both security forces as well as for government. Even during the time of Kashmir unrest, government has

Trump’s nuke rhetoric: New proliferation threat

Manan Dwivedi With US President-Elect Donald Trump attempting to expand the ambit of the nuclear capability of Washington and Russia intending to build up forces, the possibility of the revival of Cold War-era arms race looms large The ideals of non-proliferation of nuclear weaponry and attestations by the nuclear weapon owners were established upon the

Govt tough on separatists

Fed up with the ongoing Kashmir valley unrest, the state government decided to tighten the noose around the separatists and in this regard police department taken the coalition partners into confidence. This is really appreciable decision of government. However, the intelligence agencies had received inputs that in the past around a month, the separatists “misused

No closure to Nirbhaya’s agony

Shreya Kedia Justice in the shocking case remains half-done, four years down the line. Such delays lead to erosion of people’s faith in the efficacy of the judiciary. This also calls into question the apex court’s strange priorities in dealing with issues of public importance What happened on the cold night of December 16, 2012,