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Drive against ULFA

The NIA is up against the banned ULFA which is reported to have a strength of 400 cadres  mostly taking shelter in Myanmar. Its charge sheet has been filed to initiate extradition proceedings against the outfit’s chairman, Dr Mukul Hazarika…

Nawaz Sharif indicted

A Joint Investigative team appointed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court probed the Panama Papers and indicted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children for financial skulduggery. The Judiciary takes its cue from the Army. A weakened Sharif will…

Vice Presidential nominee

The BJP has sprung another surprise on the Opposition by nominating its senior functionary – the Minister for Information and Public Relations and Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu. This time the combined Opposition parties barring Nitish…

Presidential election: flip flop stances

The die for the Presidential election is cast. That Ram Nath Kovind will be the next President is a foregone conclusion and Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma too seems prepared for the verdict. In fact, he was not saying anything…

Great leap backward

Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiabo was a prominent dissident who died in a Solzhenitsyn style Cancer Ward. Beijing even denied him treatment abroad. It was a tragedy reminiscent of the Nazi times. Liu was the moving spirit behind Charter 08…

Sen and the Censor

 Pahlaj Nihalani has become quite a stellar attraction with his censorial scissors. Since he became chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in January 2015, he has been in the limelight for the wrong reasons. He has…