Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Malappuram district: Centre’s fears

Government Of Kerala

The internal affairs committee of the Cabinet to-day [December 11, New Delhi] discussed the political situation in Kerala, with Special reference to the proposed creation of Malappuram district having a Muslim majority. While recognising that the question fell within the State jurisdiction and the Centre could not direct the Nambudiripad …

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Northern comfort


The Congress’s performance in the Hindi heartland will enthuse it in the run-up to 2019 For a party that had appeared to be lost in the political wilderness over the past few years, the Congress has plenty to cheer about following the results in the recent round of Assembly elections. …

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Unstoppable in Telangana


K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s welfare schemes helped the TRS surge ahead despite discontentment in some regions The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by K. Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, has registered a huge win in the Assembly elections. This can be seen as a vote for welfare. The formation of …

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Signs of a revival

anti-BJP formation

The Congress has placed itself firmly as the nucleus of any anti-BJP formation Of the few States where the Congress confronts the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) face to face, three will likely have Congress Chief Ministers now. Last year, the party gave the BJP a scare in the fourth, Gujarat. …

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Never waste a good crisis

good crisis

The situation created by Urjit Patel’s resignation should be used to push through much-needed reforms Among the quintessential traits of a central banker is to be unpredictable in action so that the markets can be kept guessing. Urjit Patel exhibited this quality in ample measure when he announced his decision …

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A fiercely contested landscape

contested landscape

The Congress has struggled to subdue the BJP in these State elections, but the setback to the BJP is indisputable If celebrations have broken out in Congress offices across the country, few will grudge it considering that its success in the Hindi heartland comes after four years of defeats, self-doubt …

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Warming is heating up the Arctic fast

Warming is heating

Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the mid-latitudes, a major U.S. scientific report said on Tuesday. Persistent heat records have rattled the fragile Arctic in the past five years, a record-long warming streak, said the …

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A rare blitz for trees

A rare blitz for trees

Blitzes are swift, vigorous attacks and usually part of military parlance. But there was nothing military about citizens as they looked up at trees across India on December 1 and 2: they were on a ‘bioblitz’, recording the flowering and fruiting of common trees. The Winter Tree Quest’s results now …

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