Taking a cue from the massive victory of the Grand Alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said such a tie-up was possible in the state where assembly elections are due in early 2017. "A Grand Alliance is possible in the state," Yadav told reporters when asked about possibility of such a coalition materialising in UP to take on BJP in 2017 assembly polls. The chief minister, however, did not elaborate. His remarks came a day ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The French have scored a diplomatic coup by reversing the order of proceedings in such summits. Beginning with Rio de Janeiro in 1992, national leaders arrive at the end of the summit to ratify what negotiators have painstakingly thrashed out. In Paris, they are descending on the very first day on Monday to announce a Paris accord, committing negotiators to a fait accompli. Senior journalist Darryl D’Monte reports exclusively for Rediff.com from Paris. Demonstrators clash with ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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