Shashi Tharoor calls Yogi’s ‘love jihad’ charge an absurdity

Reacting to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who hit out at the LDF and UDF for not addressing the issue of ‘love jihad’ in Kerala, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said that love jihad is an absurdity as a proposition. Continue Reading

Jairam Ramesh responsible for UPA-2’s policy paralysis: Veerappa Moily

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily alleged today Jairam Ramesh was responsible for ‘policy paralysis’ during the UPA-2 government as he hit out at him over his controversial remarks on the Prime Minister.

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Tharoor gets bail in defamation case for referring to Modi as scorpion

In October 2018, Tharoor had triggered a controversy at the Bengaluru Literature Festival by recalling an old news article where an “unnamed RSS source” had compared PM Modi to a scorpion sitting on a Shiva Lingam. Continue Reading

2019 LS polls: Congress-led UDF set to win in Kerala

Current trends indicate Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) would win in Kerala.  Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Polling smooth but moderate in phase-3

The third phase is crucial as it will decide the fate of the heads of the BJP and Congress — Shah, who replaced L K Advani as party nominee from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, and Rahul Gandhi, contesting from Wayanad in Kerala besides his traditional Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh. Continue Reading

Unfair affairs

This was a scandal waiting to be unwrapped. That in IPL more sensational games were played off the field was obvious from the start. Transparency in deals, running to billions that were ultimately picked from the public’s pocket by exploiting a public fad, has always been elusive. It’s now official that BCCI insiders privy to critical info as well as rank outsiders who can’t tell a team captain from a cheer leader, all have their hands deep in the honey pot and little wonder media bees too are attracted no end. Continue Reading

Thrift after theft?

Just as a bad advocate can spoil a good case, a sound cause gets silenced simply because it is taken up by hypocritical politicos. Indeed, the on-going economy drive runs the risk of fizzling out on that count soon enough. But the sudden surge of austerity sentiments amidst the ruling ‘elite’ actually exposes the real-time splurge till date. Continue Reading