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INDIA

IS AMIT SHAH THE ‘HEIR-APPARENT’ OF PM NARENDRA MODI?

KASHMIR, ROHINGYAS, ASSAM TO KEEP HOME MINISTER BUSY
Author: Amulya Ganguli - Published 01-06-2019 11:02 GMT-0000
If Narendra Modi had asked Amit Shah his preference for a ministry when the two had conferred for over five hours over the list for the new council of ministers, the BJP president would have undoubtedly asked for home.
INDIA

TOUGH TASKS ARE AHEAD OF SITHARAMAN

REVIVING PRIVATE INVESTMENT IS TOP PRIORITY
Author: Anjan Roy - Published 01-06-2019 11:00 GMT-0000
What do the stars foretell, as Shakespeare was fond of his lead actors saying this in various forms.
INDIA

NARENDRA MODI’S VISIT TO MALDIVES HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT

BILATERAL TIES TO GET A BIG BOOST
Author: Barun Das Gupta - Published 01-06-2019 09:57 GMT-0000
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first port of call after his second swearing in will be Maldives. He is expected to make a two-day visit to capital Male on June 7 and 8. There is a possibility of his making a short trip to Sri Lanka as well either on his way to or on way back home from Maldives.
INDIA

CONGRESS HAS A LONG HISTORY OF INTERNAL IDEOLOGICAL BATTLES

PARTY BANKS ON A NEHRU-GANDHI AT THE HELM TO MEND FAULT LINES
Author: Harihar Swarup - Published 01-06-2019 09:55 GMT-0000
The Congress is facing its worst crisis in its long history, having been limited to mere 52 seats in the Lok Sabha (though still a gain of a few seats from their previous 44 seats in 2014). The party president, Rahul Gandhi, has rightly owned the responsibility of the defeat and is adamant on resigning. Attempts are being made by senior leaders and the party cadre to persuade him not to quit, but he is not yielding. The only concession he has made is to continue for three months and asked party leaders to find someone in the meanwhile.
INDIA

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR INDIAN YOUTHS IN NEXT FIVE YEARS

ECONOMY NEEDS CREDIBLE AND TIMELY DATA ON GROWTH AND JOBS
Author: Gyan Pathak - Published 31-05-2019 10:18 GMT-0000
The General Election results show that Modi is particularly popular among the Hindu youths with their ideas of a hero of medieval romance. They wanted an authoritative commanding personality as their leader primarily for political dominance. Though the level of joblessness had become worst in the last 45 years, they did not find any fault in him or in his policies in spite of his failure in delivering his 5-year old promise of ‘work with dignity for every hand’. Rather, they believed that only a strong leader like Modi can overcome this crisis.
INDIA

MODI'S CABINET SUITS BJP AGENDA

SHAH IN HOME WILL WORK FOR ‘HINDU RASHTRA’
Author: Sushil Kutty - Published 31-05-2019 09:52 GMT-0000
If 2014 was about tricks ‘n treats, 2019 exorcised Narendra Modi from any promises. There will be tricks played on the Indian public, but he has this time gotten away, is neither beholden to keep promises made in 2013-14 nor has he made any in 2019 unless ‘Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai’ is an election promise. The point is Modi has willy-nilly sheared all links with the unfulfilled promises of 2014 and cannot be made to walk the plank in 2024 for failures on any bread and butter front.
INDIA

APPOINTMENT OF V. MURALIDHARAN AS MINISTER

KERALA BJP TO GET A BOOST
Author: P. Sreekumaran - Published 31-05-2019 09:48 GMT-0000
The appointment of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala, V. Muralidharan, as a minister of state in the new Modi Ministry is a step in the right direction.

SINGAPORE IS NOW LARGEST FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTOR TO INDIA

MNC SUBSIDIARIES ARE MAJOR PLAYERS
Author: Subrata Majumder - Published 31-05-2019 09:44 GMT-0000
Breaking the legacy of Mauritius, Singapore topped in the foreign direct investment (FDI) race in India. In 2018-19, FDI flow from Singapore was US $ 16,228 million, as compared to US $ 8,084 million from Mauritius. It was third time that Singapore edged out Mauritius in FDI race in India. Nevertheless, in 2018-19 the significance of Singapore’s outnumbering Mauritius in FDI race was that it was on the binge for a sparkling growth, in contrast to FDI shrinking from Mauritius. In 2013-14 and 2015-16 when Singapore edged out Mauritius, it accounted for 24.6 percent and 34.3 percent share respectively of the total FDI flow in India. In 2018-19, its share went up further high when it accounted for 36 per cent of total FDI flow in the country.

KEN LOACH’S FILM “SORRY WE MISSED YOU” IS A REVELATION

STRUGGLES AND ALIENATION OF GIG WORKERS ARE SENSITIVELY PORTRAYED
Author: B. Sivaraman - Published 31-05-2019 09:40 GMT-0000
A harried father struggles hard to earn some meager amount of money to bring whatever goodies he could afford to buy for his demanding son. But the kid, driven by socio-cultural and peer pressures, contemptuously rejects whatever the father has brought and demands more. The angry father breaks into an outburst at his callous son not showing any empathy about his own travails. The upset mother goes and consoles the unruly son and pleads for some understanding even while urging her husband not to get angry.
INDIA

RE-UNIFICATION OF COMMUNIST MOVEMENT IS NEED OF THE HOUR

LEFT AND SECULAR FORCES HAVE TO CARRY ON THE FIGHT
Author: S Sudhakar Reddy - Published 31-05-2019 09:33 GMT-0000
The meeting of the National Executive of the Communist Party of India which discussed in detail the results of General Election 2019 and the party’s performance came to the conclusion that the Left defeat in the election is a very big setback and has resulted in an unprecedented challenge to our party. Our party could get representation only from Tamil Nadu in understanding with the DMK under the leadership of M K Stalin. CPI (M) also had to its credit an equal number of two seats from Tamil Nadu and one seat from Kerala. The entire Left is reduced to five seats in the new Parliament, which is the lowest ever representation of the Left after independence.