The philosophical malaise in Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan and Ek Pradhan offers just cause for asymmetrical federalism in India
The entire Kashmir policy of the Government of India, right from 1947, is that of misplaced intrigue. Trying to hammer something which is brittle into malleability.
India gained her Independence amid the violence of Partition. But did my 92-year-old grandmother ever win hers?
In Odisha's Kendrapara district, Bangladeshi Hindus told to 'quit India' rejoice over CAA, but remain wary of U-turn on citizenship
The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 has brought relief to the 1,551 families of Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks in Kendraparain district in Odisha, who were served with a 'quit India' notice under Foreigners Act
Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated
The BJP's goal of cultivating the support of a large chunk of Bengali Hindus in Assam using the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 could very well be based on misconceptions if the available Census data is taken into account
Ex-Assam guv SK Sinha's report on illegal immigration in state is riddled with contradictions, dubious data
In November 1998, Srinivas Kumar Sinha, the then Governor of Assam and also former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, penned a rare report.
'Double-edged' Citizenship Amendment Bill will turn Bangladesh into Pakistan, say country's prominent Hindus
Prominent Bangladeshi Hindus have criticised the NDA government’s determined bid to push through Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, stating that the move may pave the way for Bangladesh to become an Islamic theocratic state like Pakistan
'Indira hatched a conspiracy to dismember Pakistan': 'Professor' Hafiz Saeed pens column on Kashmir in Urdu newspaper
Hafiz Saeed is now a columnist. The mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks has written a column for a leading Urdu newspaper, stirring a debate among journalists.
BJP bets on citizenship bill to make inroads in Assam, West Bengal as TMC's 'U-turn' leaves legislation up in air
The BJP has an opportunity to get cosier with Bengali Hindus, many of whom are eagerly waiting for the bill to become a law.
Indira Gandhi 101st birth anniversary: From nationalising banks to liberating Bangladesh, Iron' Lady's key decisions revisited
Today is the 101st birth anniversary of India's former and only woman prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Indira, who was known as the "iron lady" of India is remembered for the tough decisions she took during her tenure as the prime minister of India and how she surprised her Opposition to come back in power for a fourth term in 1980.
Of no fixed abode: Social worker Masuma Begum, left out of NRC, says wait to become an Indian 'citizen' will be agonising
Masuma Begum, a 25-year-old social worker, has lost count of the number of camps she and her friends have held in remote areas of western Assam in the past three years, telling people that they should welcome the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and helping them gather documents to establish their identity as Indians.
In Facebook note on Assam NRC, Arun Jaitley claims Congress, TMC compromising sovereignty for 'imported vote bank'
Though Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi took a particular position in 1972 and 1985 for the deletion and deportation of foreigners, Rahul Gandhi takes a contrarian position and his party turns turtle.
Pakistan Army says it will play 'no direct role' in election, but country's history is replete with coups and dictatorships
Pakistan's powerful military says it is taking 'no direct role' in the 25 July election, but a history of coups and dictatorships is fuelling fears over the balance of power in civil-military relations
Assam's demographic mess engineered from outside and within: Bipin Rawat has just stated the obvious
General Bipin Rawat is right to say that it will be problematic to segregate illegal immigrants in Assam, especially since a corrupt machinery has been providing documentation to illegal migrants for decades now
Kiren Rijiju says rights of Arunachal Pradesh's indigenous people will not be compromised by influx of Chakma, Hajong refugees
Rijiju said on Sunday that the rights of indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh would be protected and they would not be "let down" because of Chakma and Hajong refugees
Sheikh Hasina has hit out at Pakistan, saying its army launched a "heinous" military operation in 1971 which triggered a "genocide" in Bangladesh.
Kiren Rijiju says Centre will approach SC for 'modification' of order granting citizenship to Chakma, Hajong refugees
Kiren Rijiju said the central government will soon approach Supreme Court to seek a "modification" of its order to grant citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees
India needs to work towards strengthening its democracy rather than weakening it, which could well be the case if these "break India forces — the tukde gang" of few campuses have their way
India celebrates 'Vijay Diwas', the 45th anniversary of its military victory against Pakistan.
The International Crimes Tribunal has sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman to death for his role in mass killings during the Liberation War. India ended Kamaruzzaman’s savageries—but now, caught between geostrategic imperatives and local politics, is impaled on the fence