articles by Debobrat Ghose

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Exclusive: Not the time to play politics over appointment of health minister, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan; MP may extend lockdown if needed

The immediate concern is fighting and winning this war against coronavirus and the safety of the people, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tells Firstpost.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: AIIMS' Dr Prasun Chatterjee on elder care, best hygiene practices and boosting immune system

Dr Prasun Chatterjee, associate professor, Department of Geriatric medicine, AIIMS Delhi and consultant, WHO SEARO, also a founder president of Healthy Aging India, TEDx speaker and an author, speaks to Firstpost on various aspects of COVID-19 with a special emphasis on the elderly.

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Madhya Pradesh politics: Kamal Nath government wilts, but Congress stalwart's career far from finished

Kamal Nath, not long ago the great hope for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, has left the party exactly where it was 15 months ago: battered, confused, faction-ridden, and in the Opposition.

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Madhya Pradesh crisis: Disgruntled ministers, MLAs accuse Kamal Nath of ignoring them; CM doles out freebies to prevent further resignations

In a desperate move to contain the growing frustration within the government and party, Nath has appointed some of the Congress leaders to state commissions and in the Pradesh Congress Committee.

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Delhi riots aftermath: As rumour-mongering grips capital, police, state government battle hard to contain hearsay, assure citizens

The spread of rumours through Facebook and WhatsApp was not limited to residential areas or markets, but also hit inter-state highways on Sunday, which was quite unusual.

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Congress emerges clear loser in Delhi Assembly election: Lack of intent, infighting and missing cadre base contributed to party's poll rout

The Congress, a party that ruled the National Capital for 15 long years has registered a blank in the recently-concluded polls.

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From anarchist to 'everyman's CM', Delhi election sees a mature Arvind Kejriwal focussed on development, governance

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal began his tenure as an aggressive and confrontational chief minister, but has now mellowed and matured into a politician whose electoral plank is his work and governance

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Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Arvind Kejriwal anoints himself 'bada beta' of National Capital households, focusses on amenities not issues

Devoid of any acerbic attacks on opponents and steering clear of controversy, the strategy of Arvind Kejriwal aims at strengthening the goodwill he already enjoys with the citizens.

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Congress backed NSUI, IYC fail to capitalise as Left steers youth surge against CAA-NRC through SFI, AISA across campuses

NSUI was hardly visible and failed to drive this movement by the students, not just in Delhi but even in the Congress-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh or Rajasthan.

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Gujarat is ready for CAA and will implement it as per Centre's direction, CM Vijay Rupani tells Firstpost

Amid widespread protests that have hit campuses across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani is determined to implement the CAA in his state, in line with his determination to implement social sector initiatives through his experiments in Gujarat

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Maharashtra govt formation: Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine took far too long to reach consensus, should introspect rather than blame BJP

It would have been puerile for Sena-NCP-Cong alliance to assume BJP would wait on the sidelines and let the opportunity to get back into power in the state pass without exploring all possibilities. Ajit Pawar seemed to give Fadnavis that very opportunity that the BJP was looking for on Saturday.

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Government-formation in Maharashtra: A look at equations between the BJP, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress

Political equations in Maharashtra are still fluid despite the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress having apparently agreed to a common minimum programme

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Maharashtra political crisis: Lending support to Shiv Sena will be a risky deal in the long run for Congress

The Congress that once had a pathogenic hatred for the Sena and accused its founder and patriarch Bal Thackeray of playing the 'religion card' in politics, will be making a major ideological compromise at the national level if it finally extends support.

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Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Narendra Modi appeals for restraint but past conduct of BJP fringe elements does not inspire confidence

It remains to be seen if the advisories by the prime minister and the top brass of the BJP and RSS succeed in reining in fringe right-wing elements.

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Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible

What is more alarming is the fact that choking of Delhi post-Diwali is an annual phenomenon while the Union environment ministry and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana, who should have ensured to take care of their bit, have again been found napping.

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Delhi, adjoining areas gasp for breath as Punjab, Haryana govts fail to prevent stubble burning; environmentalists decry apathy

The thick, smoky haze hanging over the National Capital Region has led to a sudden rise in cases of respiratory illness, breathing difficulty, itchy throats and watery eyes.

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Authorities in Delhi seek to tackle worsening air quality with odd-even scheme, green crackers and free masks, but experts unsure of execution

Declaring a war of sorts, both the Delhi state government and the Centre have come up with plans at various levels to firefight the air pollution menace in the National Capital Region

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'Throw out the opportunist, fraud polling parties': Ahead of Chitrakot bypolls, Maoists nail warnings on trees for Bastar villagers

Chitrakot Assembly bypolls: The Bastar police has claimed that the Darbha Committee of the CPI (Maoist) even put a wooden plank at village panchayat office at Toynar with a handwritten note asking villagers: 'Throw out the opportunist, fraud polling parties'

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Jhabua bye-election emerges as make-or-break situation for Congress, Kantilal Bhuria; win could reverse tribal leader's fortunes

There can't be a better opportunity than the Jhabua bye-election for the Congress to add another Assembly seat to its tally in Madhya Pradesh and for five-time MP Kantilal Bhuria to reverse his dwindling political fortunes