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Assam NRC: Government must move beyond identifying illegal immigrants
The final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Monday has found 40-41 lakh people in Assam as technically not Indian. With this, the BJP’s long-standing demand of identifying illegal immigrants has been met at least in regard to this eastern state thanks..... Read Full Article Here
BJP must keep off fishing in troubled waters in Assam and West Bengal
There is brinkmanship being played out on the illegal immigrants issue a few months short of the Lok Sabha elections, with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatening a ‘civil war’ and a ‘bloodbath’ and BJP president Amit Shah talking of weeding out the (Bangladeshi) infiltrators..... Read Full Article Here
All about New York Times bet on Baba Ramdev for India’s PM post
In what is being called back home an election year, The New York Times has floated the idea of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev “running for the post of Prime Minister of India”. For now, it looks highly unlikely. And it may be so in the near future. It has four-five days since such a guess was made by one of the leading US newspapers. Yet, Ramdev has been conspicuously..... Read Full Article Here
The Modi-Imran peace line and the cold reality
It is heartening that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has responded to virtual Pakistan prime minister-designate Imran Khan’s olive branch held out to him by congratulating him on his party’s election victory through a phone call. Modi is no stranger to symbolism. He had made an unscheduled halt to meet the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on his way back from an overseas trip on December 25, 2015.....Read Full Article Here
Trump insulting Modi will only hurt long-standing India-US ties
US President Donald Trump has a penchant for rubbing world fellow-leaders on the wrong side. His brushes with German Chancellor Angelo Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and his visibly cold relations with many other world leaders have attracted worldwide.....Read Full Article Here