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WINNERS & LOSERS

Wickets have started falling even before the poll game has started in a big way. Former Union minister, Bollywood star and loudmouth Shatrughan Sinha has been denied the BJP ticket in Bihar this time. His seat has been allotted to Union…

BJP LIST SANS ADVANI

With the BJP having come up with its candidates list in part, the heat at the hustings has risen but marginally. There are no major surprises, while attention is concentrated on the “grabbing” of the Gandhinagar seat by party chief Amit…

LOKPAL, FINALLY

The Centre, upon a directive from the Supreme Court, has finally set up the Lokpal. This is one of the NDA government’s last acts. With a panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi clearing the name of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the…

NEW LEADERSHIP FOR GOA

Deceased Manohar Parrikar’s successor, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, lost no time in winning the confidence vote in the state assembly Wednesday, a day after he was sworn in as CM. Sawant has proven beyond doubt that his government will be…

Election disenchantment

Normally when elections are announced there is excitement in the air. People who are disillusioned by their sitting MPs and MLAs feel they have an opportunity to vote them out and usher in change. They begin to discuss issues from the…

A Gentleman- Politician Passes On

Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parikkar has been ailing for a while now and it was perhaps only a matter of time before his body would give up the fight. Parikkar, four times chief minister of Goa - an otherwise politically unstable state…

NEW TWIST TO TERROR

White Supremacists were lying low for a long time, but Friday’s shooting in two New Zealand mosques demonstrate their lethality yet again. Some 50 people were killed in the shootings in two mosques, five of them Indians, and the ire was…

Democracy on a roll  

Election time is also time for gimmicks, trading of accusations, and floor-crossing by disgruntled elements. The BJP might be doing a disservice to itself by encouraging defections of the worst kind. Note the hurry with which it issued…

JAISH CONUNDRUM AT UN AGAIN

Predictably, China stepped in again to put a spoke into India’s Jaish wheel at the United Nations as it did repeatedly in the past. Beijing blocked the plea that sought a UN ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed and declaration of its chief Masood Azhar…
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