Category: Breaking News

President poll: UPA trump card catches NDA camp on wrong foot

By Pradeep Kaushal New Delhi: Their entire poll arithmetic centred around Shivraj Patil so far, poll managers of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat may be forced to re-draw their strategy with the UPA-Left combine fielding Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil for presidency. “We have to reckon with the first woman President factor, instead […]

Rashtrapati Pratibha?

By Aloke Tikku What shall we do with the word Rashtrapati if we have a female president someday, a blogger asked two years ago in a write-up on gender-biased words. A woman as a Rashtrapati appeared a near possibility on Thursday as ruling coalition named Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil as […]

Prathiba Patil India’s next President

India’s first woman President, Left opposition forced Congress to drop Shivraj Patil By Saroj Nagi THE UNITED Progressive Alliance (UPA) has a candidate for the country’s top post. And it’s not the Patil who was expected to get the nod. It’s Pratibha Devisingh Patil, a veteran Congress leader from Maharashtra. […]

G-8 Summit: China-India refuse to be taken for a ride

By Kalyani Shankar Are the two Asian giants, India and China, coming closer? Has expediency brought them together in their fight against the industrialised countries? The G 8 watchers at Heiligendamm summit could not miss the new alliance forged by the two to oppose the efforts of developed countries to […]

Nepal Maoists ask youth not to join UK or Indian armies

By Ashish Biswas KOLKATA: Nepali youths should not join the British or Indian armies as fighting Gurkha soldiers anymore, according to the Maoists, who are now a part of the government in the Himalayan kingdom. Instead, they should get opportunities to fulfill their ambitions at home. Press reports from Kathmandu […]