Zeeshan Shaikh

Articles By Zeeshan Shaikh

Maharashtra farmers protest: 7,500 farmers reach Nashik, march to Mumbai from today

The march is set to end on February 27 at the state Legislative Assembly in Mumbai, when the Budget Session would be in progress.

Dissatisfied by Maharashtra govt’s assurances, sea of farmers converge in Nashik for protest march

The protesting farmers have reached Nashik to take part in the march, even as the police refused to grant permission to them. The 'long march' to Mumbai called by AIKS will now take place on Thursday morning.

Nashik police denies nod to farmers’ long march

In March last year, around 40,000 farmers had undertaken a march towards Mumbai to stage a protest outside the state Legislature against the government’s response to the distress in the farm sector. The farmers’ “long march” had been called by Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, which is affiliated to the CPI(M).

Explained: Lok Sabha electorate larger, Muslim candidates got fewer votes

What has been the extent of Muslim representation in elections & results? Data from the last two parliamentary elections underline a low vote count for Muslim candidates, and a low representation in Lok Sabha.

Maharashtra: Central board study indicates depletion of groundwater, presence of lead and nitrate

Ingestion of such heavy metals can lead to learning disabilities in children, besides methemoglobinemia or “blue baby” disease — a blood disorder, experts say.

Asaduddin Owaisi: ‘If the contest becomes between Modi and Rahul, it’s not good. It gives RSS, Modi huge advantage’

We are not a part of the Mahagatbandhan. Now whether this alliance will deliver is a different matter altogether, said Asaduddin Owaisi.

How changing demography could affect Mumbai’s politics

Shiv Sena’s projection of everyone other than native Marathi speakers as outsiders paid electoral dividends and helped change the political landscape of the city as well.

Mumbai’s growing Hindi heartland

Mumbai is slowly becoming a predominantly Hindi-speaking city, fuelled by demographic changes caused by migration. The number of Hindi-speaking people in the city is on the rise.

Pre-poll alliance: Why the Shiv Sena and BJP are blowing hot and cold

Since they joined hands in 1989, the alliance has helped the Shiv Sena use the BJP to gain grounds in national politics. At the same time, it ensured that the BJP gained greater penetration into Maharashtra, thanks to the Sena.

Doval, Wang hold border talks: Modi-Xi meets helped develop ties, say officials

The remarks were made by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval at the 21st Special Representatives’ Meeting on the China-India Boundary Question in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province.

China decides to shelve plans of lifting ban on trade of rhino horn, tiger parts

The shelved plan would have put India’s one-horned rhino population under increased threat from poachers. Concerns had been raised in India as well In with Assam Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya raising concern that the decision may give a boost to rhino poachers.

China says will lower tariffs, open its markets for imports further

President Xi claimed that the country will buy goods worth over $30 trillion from other countries over the next 15 years, and said the country was committed to globalisation.

Support Pakistan’s ‘quest for peace through dialogue’ with India: China

After Pakistan PM Imran Khan met the Chinese leadership for the first time, the joint statement also expressed support for Pakistan’s engagement with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), while Beijing continues to block India’s bid in becoming a member of the NSG.

China vows to give ‘necessary support’ to Pakistan, 16 agreements signed

Countries affirm their commitment to proceed with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, will extend industrial ties

President Xi Jinping assures help as Imran Khan laments Pakistan’s financial crisis in first official China visit

China and Pakistan refer to themselves as “all-weather friends”, sharing close economic and military ties. Pakistan has, over the years, received billions of dollars from China, which were used to fund infrastructure projects.

The making of world’s longest sea bridge, China mainland to Hong Kong

Zhuhai is a city on the Chinese mainland, which will be connected with the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

China strips two ex-generals of rank over corruption

In January, Fang was reported to have been under investigation for bribery and corruption. Fang served as chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Guangzhou Military Area Command from 2003 to 2007.

Smoking could affect Beijing residents’ chances to get loans

People with low scores can be banned or blacklisted from accessing services like bank loans and access to flight and train travel. The Chinese government aims to have all 1.35 billion of its citizens subject to the system by 2020.

China tweaks law to legalise internment camps for Uyghurs in Xinjiang

China over the past few months has faced flak over its counter-terrorism policies in Xinjiang which included creating internment camps in which up to a million Uygur Muslims were detained and subjected to ideological reorientation.

China: Interpol chief arrested for bribery

Meng, 65, is a vice minister of China’s Public Security Ministry and had been chief of Interpol since 2016 until he resigned by email on Sunday.