Rahul Gandhi resisted naming him the Chief Minister candidate until days before the vote, and there were efforts until the end to undermine his leadership.
The last of the conspirators, bombmaker Inderjit Singh Reyat, walked free on February 16, with no criminal responsibility fixed for what a Canadian judge called ‘the largest mass murder’ in the country’s history.
In the cheering and applauding audience are hundreds of women, heads and faces veiled, sitting on dhurries placed on the uneven ground.
Fighting for a third term and versus first-time AAP, Akalis have back to the wall
At Marina, an ‘apolitical’ protest and an unresisting government short-circuit due process.
"Amma is irreplaceable,” says Selvi, an AIADMK women’s wing worker from Erode, her head covered in a white scarf with the red-white-black AIADMK border as she rests on a grassy patch at the memorial.
For over three decades, Sasikala lived in the shadows of the late Jayalalithaa. As she now looks to step out and gain control over the AIADMK, her family, once loathed by Jayalalithaa and viewed with suspicion by others in the party, could prove the biggest hurdle.
Jayalalithaa had given clearance for the project much ahead as part of her ambitious plan to increase power generation to 3000 MW.
Multiple sources in AIADMK said there were indications that Sasikala could be elected the powerful general secretary of the ruling party.
PM sets the tone: Silence, inaction will embolden terrorists and their masters
Thanking Pakistan for pledging USD 500 million assistance for the reconstruction of Afghanistan, president Ghani said the money was of no use until there was peace and stability in his country.
The declaration also demands “an immediate end” to all forms of terrorism, “as well as all support to it, including financing of terrorism”.
“Whenever India is ready, we will be ready. Terrorism is a subject under the comprehensive dialogue, when we meet, we can discuss that also,” Sartaj Aziz said.
India and Pakistan are among the 14 member countries of the Heart of Asia process, which also includes Turkey, China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia among others.
Why conflict resolution between India and Pakistan remains a tough ask.
A diary with pages of the past, a carefully wrapped family photograph, a bicycle that has seen better days. What do people take when conflict pushes them out of their homes?
Instead of the easy familiarity that Hillary Clinton would have brought to India-United States ties had she become President, New Delhi is now faced with a set of “unknown unknowns” with a Trump presidency.
The “Panamagate” scandal in which Sharif is embroiled relates to a slew of off- shore investments held by three of his four children, one of whom, daughter Maryam, is seen as his political heir.
The jailing of Khurram Parvez appears unjust — and against the government’s own self-interest in these troubled times in Kashmir.
Conceptualised by Congress poll strategist Prashant Kishor, the form is being distributed across Punjab.
Starting from Chamb in Jammu northwards to the point where it disappears into the snow of the Siachen Glacier, the dotted line on the map is symbolic of the existential hostility between India and Pakistan that has played out for 70 years.
In Rajaoke, where most families have left the village, leaving one person behind to look after their house and cattle, those who remain are hoping that this routine silence of the night will never be shattered.
Day after the Punjab government, acting on the Union Home Ministry’s advice, ordered evacuation of all villages in a 10 km radius of the border, even the prettiest sight takes ominous hues.
The Indus Treaty, MFN status are up for review. But despite often tense relations, India, Pak have built up a portfolio of confidence building measures and pacts that have survived the relationship’s many downs
Intifada is an Arabic word that means to shake off. It came into popular usage in December 1987 when the Palestinians used it to describe their uprising against the Israeli presence in West Bank and Gaza. In a 1989 essay titled Intifada and Independence, Edward Said, the scholar-intellectual who taught at Columbia University, described the […]
As the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi works on an answer to the terror at Uri, a look at how the governments of Manmohan Singh and A B Vajpayee — also faced with surging public anger and difficult choices in similar situations — reacted.
Uri attack: PM Narendra Modi’s image as a strong leader is at risk if he doesn’t offer an effective response.
In 1977, Sri Lanka switched to malathion, considered less harmful to humans than DDT.
Mohammed Nasheed said he believed “India is very, very, aware that democratic institutions must be strengthened in all Indian Ocean countries for the stability of the Indian Ocean region”.
Nasheed was granted asylum by the United Kingdom in April this year after he was allowed to leave Male, where he was under arrest on alleged terrorism charges since March 2015.
A Sri Lankan navy officer’s account of his time as an LTTE prisoner of war shows that it is possible to rise above hatred and enmity.
India has supported some human rights causes and ignored others.
Modi has announced the opening of a new chapter on relations with Pakistan. It does not read well, and it has discredited the Baloch struggle.
The event was advertised only through social media and word of mouth, and it was free.
Michael D’Antonio’s biography is a powerful treatise on how the US got to the point where they are prepared to vote in a person like Donald Trump
China has a history of troubled relations with the foreign media, a trait that India has managed to overcome in this century, despite its instinctual suspicion of foreign journalists.