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SABARIMALA TEMPLE ISSUE: The BJP’s Ploy and the Congress’ Folly

THE RSS and the BJP have been desperately trying to capture a space for themselves in the political sphere of Kerala for the past many decades. The RSS has been working in Kerala for more than seven or eight decades and has been trying to revive all sorts of obscurantist and superstitious practices and customs.  They infiltrated into hundreds of temple committees and became active in temple festivals and other religious functions.

On the Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

THE 22nd Congress of the CPI(M), April 2018, adopted a special resolution calling upon the country to observe the centenary of the Jallianwala  Bagh massacre throughout the year until April 13, 2019. This observation is currently on in India through a variety of events and programmes being organised all over the country. The CPI(M) specifically called for using this occasion “to revisit the lessons of the struggle and to understand the people’s resolve to free India from the colonial yoke.”

On the Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

THE 22nd Congress of the CPI(M), April 2018, adopted a special resolution calling upon the country to observe the centenary of the Jallianwala  Bagh massacre throughout the year until April 13, 2019. This observation is currently on in India through a variety of events and programmes being organised all over the country. The CPI(M) specifically called for using this occasion “to revisit the lessons of the struggle and to understand the people’s resolve to free India from the colonial yoke.”

Ease of Living Index: Far Away from Reality!

RECENTLY the union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA),  has released a list of 111 cities, which were ranked on new criteria called the ‘ease of living index’ (EoLI). According to the list, Pune tops the cities in the country, which is supposedly easiest to live and of the 111 cities, Rampur in UP ranks the last. Well, this is just for the given numbers of 111, those which do not figure in the list are worse than the present lot and this means that living a decent life is a serious challenge in such cities!

India-US Talks: For India 2 + 2 = 0

THE journey to becoming a subordinate ally of the United States has reached a decisive stage.

The first two-plus-two ministerial dialogue comprising the foreign and defence ministers of the United States and India, held on September 6, has given the India-US strategic alliance an institutional character.  The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the secretary of defence, James Mattis, visited Delhi for this inaugural meeting.  The 2+2 dialogue will be an annual one.

On Modi’s Claims about Development

 

NARENDRA Modi, the prime minister of India while speaking at the public meetings in Uttar Pradesh boasted about the ‘enhanced pace of completion of developmental projects’ by him and his government. He remarked that the previous governments were responsible for stalled projects in the country, particularly in UP. According to him, a list of incomplete projects was prepared and the target was set (though four years of the government have already passed) for their completion.

The DPRK-US Singapore Summit

COMING out of the historic summit that took place in Singapore on June 12, between the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the US, the president of DPRK, Kim Jong-un declared, “The world will see a major change”. Donald Trump, US president joined, stating that “Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace!” Analysts across the world, including nay-sayers are poring through the one and half page declaration adopted in the summit and passing their judgements.

Four Years of Modi Govt: Disaster for the Urban Populace

THE BJP party which was considered to be an urban party-having more influence in the cities was supposed to address the urban issues better than its predecessors in ruling. But, four years of the BJP rule at the centre with a clear majority of its own has completely disappointed the people living in the cities.

Today more than 1/3rd of the people live in urban centres. There are over 7,935 small and big towns and 468 class 1 cities. These cities are those which hold a population of above 1, 00,000. Nearly 70 per cent of the urban populace lives in these class 1 cities.

Vice-Like Grip of India-US Relations

THE real consequences of the strategic alliance with the United States have begun unfolding. Not in the way the Modi government wanted to project it, but in a manner counterproductive to India’s national interests and security concerns. 

Two recent developments highlight how India’s military and strategic ties with the US are rebounding and harming our vital interests. 

TARGETTING IRAN

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