articles by Debobrat Ghose

Politics

Congress' win in MP bypoll sparks power tussle; newly-elected Jhabua MLA Kantilal Bhuria becomes top contender for state party chief's post

Bhuria is also known for his proximity to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. This had ensured a ticket for him despite resistance from a section of the party.

Politics

Haryana Assembly polls: Ex-Dy PM Chaudhary Devi Lal's legacy gets boost after five relatives from different political stripes win seats

The five Chautalas to have emerged winners this Assembly election — though representing different political parties — are Dushyant Chautala (Uchana Kalan seat), Abhay Singh Chautala (Ellenabad), Ranjit Singh Chautala (Rania), Naina Chautala (Badhra) and Amit Sihag (Chautala) from Dabwali.

Politics

Sonia Gandhi's cancelled Haryana rally raises more questions about disarray within the Congress

The Congress' sudden and unexplained cancellation of Sonia Gandhi's rally at Mahendragarh in Haryana this afternoon and subsequent deletion of the tweet related to it, has become fodder in the hands of speculators

India

India Innovation Index 2019: Naming and shaming of states through ranking would lead to growth, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Delhi has emerged as the best performer among the group of Union Territories and city states with a score of 42.98 – which is the best-performing state among all the Indian states taken as a whole.

Politics

Jyotiraditya Scindia unlikely to quit Congress for BJP; verbal volleys against Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh aimed at regaining lost ground

Jyotiraditya Scindia lost the Lok Sabha poll at a time when beleaguered Congress party had just made a stellar comeback in Madhya Pradesh politics, after staying out of power for 15 years.

World

Imran Khan’s war rhetoric at UNGA ignores basic principles of UN, reflects futility of Pakistan's Kashmir project

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s impassioned 50-minute speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday seems to be the last ditch attempt by the country to drum up global support for 'the cause of Kashmir'

India

Chhattisgarh Police may get custody of woman Maoist leader Sujatha wanted in several attacks in Bijapur district

According to a source in Bijapur district police, woman Maoist leader Sujatha alias Nagaram Rupa has been brought to Chhattisgarh from Central Jail in Warangal on a production warrant

India

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

India

Maoist commander who helped plan 2017 Sukma attack on CRPF jawans surrenders before Chhattisgarh Police

Sudhir Korsa aka Prakash, a Maoist platoon commander, who was a part of the dreaded Battalion-1 of the banned CPI (Maoist), and who helped plan the 2017 Sukma attack on CRPF jawans, surrendered before the Chhattisgarh Police in Bijapur district on Wednesday

Politics

Congress plans agitation to mark Gandhi Jayanti: Party must introspect on factionalism, lack of cadre base before taking on BJP

The Congress received a big jolt after Rahul Gandhi stepped down from the post of party president following its debacle at the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Politics

Congress to appoint coordinators to rebuild cadre; outreach role was originally cut out for Seva Dal workers

Earlier, it was the Seva Dal workers, who were tasked with the responsibility of connecting with the Congress workers at the grassroot level and carry out the same functions which have now been assigned to coordinators. So, why is the party stuffing old wine in a new bottle?

India

Crisis in Madhya Pradesh Congress: Bid to stay relevant for Rajya Sabha seat behind battle for unit chief's post

In November, Jyotiraditya Scindia lost out the position of Madhya Pradesh chief minister to Congress veteran Kamal Nath.

Politics

Factionalism, infighting in Madhya Pradesh Congress over state president' post shows Gandhi family's grip on party is slipping

Political pundits see this infighting in the state as a clash between the old guards and the young generation leaders to grab the attention of the high command.

Politics

'Opposition is using killing power': Pragya Singh Thakur's statement is embarrassment for BJP; time party took stern action against her

Pragya Singh Thakur's irresponsible remarks, including her latest comment about Opposition using killing power to harm BJP leaders, are clearly out of sync with the party's and the government's collective image projected to the voters and the world at large

Politics

Babulal Gaur dies at 89: 'Accidental chief minister' of Madhya Pradesh was known for humility, development work in Bhopal

In Madhya Pradesh politics and especially in the BJP, Gaur’s contribution was immense both as an able administrator and as a grassroots politician.

Politics

Bhupinder Singh Hooda's half-revolt against Congress over Article 370 in Kashmir reveals extreme restlessness of cadre

Hooda's comments and the growing dissent within the Congress is also symptomatic of the restlessness that has gripped the party since its defeat in the second successive Lok Sabha elections in May this year, and the consequent abdication of Rahul Gandhi from the post of party president.

India

Surrendered women Naxals participate in Independence Day parade at Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Dantewada

Naxals oppose national festivals like Republic Day and Independence Day, and hoist black flags as a mark of protest against the Indian State

India

Banned Maoist outfit’s Bastar division calls for struggle against State, fight for identity of adivasis on World Tribal Day

On the occasion of the Vishwa Adivasi Diwas (World Tribal Day) on Friday, the Maoist cadre in Chhattisgarh asked the tribals to observe it as a ‘day of struggle to protect the rights and identity of tribals’

India

Security forces gun down Maoist in Jharkhand's in West Singbhum district, seize huge cache of arms

According to the sources in Jharkhand, acting on a tip-off, a joint operation was conducted by a team comprising 94 Battalion of the CRPF and Jharkhand Police.

India

Kashmiri Hindus welcome steps to abrogate Article 370, dream of returning to their homeland

One of the biggest things achieved by the government by rendering Article 370 inoperative on Monday is to have brought the focus squarely on one set of people who have been at the receiving end of the decades-long high voltage tension in Jammu and Kashmir — the Kashmiri Hindus