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Aging leaders BJP has set the example, is Congress ready to dump the deadwood?

Aug 29, 2014

Aging leaders BJP has set the example, is Congress ready to dump the deadwood?

I am not saying that they (senior leaders) should retire, but posts that need a lot of running around and physical capacity should be held by people younger. There are other responsibilities which elder leaders can take up. #Politics #India #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Jairam Ramesh #Rahul Gandhi #Janardan Dwivedi #aging leaders #young command
UP bypolls Congress slams BJP for making Adityanath in-charge

Aug 29, 2014

UP bypolls Congress slams BJP for making Adityanath in-charge

Congress on Friday criticised BJP for choosing controversial Hinduvta face Yogi Adityanath to steer its campaign for the September 13 bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, saying the party wants to create an "atmosphere of communalism and tension". #Uttar Pradesh #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Manish Tewari #Yogi Adityanath #Suresh Rana
Bihar bypolls Lalu, Nitish honeymoon will be short-lived, says Paswan

Aug 29, 2014

Bihar bypolls Lalu, Nitish honeymoon will be short-lived, says Paswan

With a buoyant RJD, JD(U) and Congress planning to take their "secular alliance experiment" outside Bihar after the bypoll victory, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said their happiness would be "short-lived" as they won by "fluke". #UPA #Congress #Samajwadi Party #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #NDA #Ram Vilas Paswan #Lalu Prasad
Pentagon's relatively small Iraq costs may jump with escalation - analysts

Aug 29, 2014

Pentagon's relatively small Iraq costs may jump with escalation - analysts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A big escalation in U.S. military activity against Islamic State militants could force the Pentagon to seek more money from Congress as policymakers draft next year's budget, though it should be able to pay for the current pace of operations from existing funds. #India #Business #Congress #Brazil #France #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico
Pre-poll bonaza Maharashtra plans OBC status to Lingayat community

Aug 28, 2014

Pre-poll bonaza Maharashtra plans OBC status to Lingayat community

In July, the Congress-NCP ruled state government in Maharashtra announced 16 percent reservation in government jobs and education for the politically powerful Maratha community and 5 percent reservation for Muslims. #Politics #Congress #PoliticsDecoder #Lok Sabha #OBC #Maharashtra #NCP #Lingayat #Dhangar

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High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Aug 08, 2014

High court comes tough on illegal hoarding, will civic bodies comply?

Politicians, and more often their followers, put them up either to proclaim their own or their leaders birthdays or appointments either in government or to some nominal post within the partys borough branch itself. They curry favour with leaders, thanking them for support. #Congress #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #Bombay High Court #Election Commission of India #Maharashtra Navnirman Sena #Illegal hoardings #civic bodies

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What next for Sonia, Rahul? Diary entries from the future

Aug 28, 2014

Listening Post: Asking Congress to Back ISIS Strikes Is Tricky for Obama

A broad authorization of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria would carry echoes of the Bush era, outrage President Obama’s liberal base and raise the specter of an open-ended conflict... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq
What next for Sonia, Rahul? Diary entries from the future

Aug 28, 2014

'The Congress' envisions a future dystopian virtual reality

In "The Congress," an ambitiously trippy and compulsively watchable dystopian saga from Israeli writer-director Ari Folman ("Waltz With Bashir") adapting a novel by Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem, Robin Wright gamely and effectively plays a versi... #Syria #Barack Obama #Iraq
What next for Sonia, Rahul? Diary entries from the future

Aug 27, 2014

China Expects Fallout After Announcing Decisions On Hong Kong's Political Reform This Sunday

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress began discussing reform proposals for electing Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017 today in Beijing. The meeting finished at 5:30 p.m. Asia time, and no substantial details have been announ... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong