The Supreme Courts verdict barring appeals to lingual identity for votes has put a question mark on one of Goas biggest political flashpoints ahead of the assembly election next month. On 31 December, the apex court ruled that "religion, race, caste, ... catchnews.com, 1 month ago
'Of course, I would like a world in which candidates don't ask for my vote on religious (etc) grounds.''But will we ever live in a world free of such appeals?''More important, will a Supreme Court verdict, by itself, ever deliver such a world?' asks Dilip D'Souza.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Not long ago, a bright young film student dropped in to have a chat about the way religion influences our lives. It was well-timed, because I was still seething over a line I had heard in a sermon ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
From son of soil to Hindutva and from the BJP to Hardik Patel, the Shiv Sena has changed its stand time to time to reinvent itself, notes Aditi Phadnis. Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections (which incidentally features at least one candidate with assets over Rs 680 crore), the Sena broke ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra. But last we checked, ministers from the Shiv Sena continued to serve in the Union Cabinet. They don't seem to be going anywhere. The ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Michel Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept but as Theresa May prepares to launch Brexit negotiations some EU officials wonder if Brussels' man can really figure out what she ...Sify, 1 week ago
Despite the BJP's displeasure over Sasikala's elevation as AIADMK general secretary, the Dravidian party has sent a message to the Modi government that it will not be cowed down, says N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: V K Sasikala keeps the AIADMK resolution which appointed her as party general secretary before a portrait of J Jayalalithaa, the late AIADMK leader. Photograph: AIADMK/Twitter By passing a unanimous resolution urging V K Sasikala to take over the reins of the party, the All India Anna ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
"I am just an accused. You will have to talk to my advocate," says Muvanth Sriramulu, 27, almost as an opening line to guard himself against a possible interview, when he picks up the phone. A student of German at the Hyderabad-based English and Foreign ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago For no fault of hers: how an HCU teacher was hounded by a group of Dalit students catchnews.com, 2 months ago
As in life, so in death, Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu's six-time chief minister, was an enigma at a personal as well as at a political level. Popularly referred to as Amma, Puratchi Thalaivi, Thanga Gopuram, Thanga Chillai and Thanga Tharagai (Golden ...Sify, 2 months ago
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