D.K. Shivakumar arrested in money laundering case; Congress alleges #39;vendetta politics #39;Will ED case put a dampener on Shivakumar #39;s political career?
Political adviser to the prime minister Lopeti Senituli told The Associated Press that Pohiva died at the Auckland City Hospital about 9 a.m. local time after being medically evacuated to New Zealand a day earlier. Before that, Pohiva had been hospitalized in Tonga for two weeks suffering from pneumonia before his condition turned critical, Senituli said.Pohiva was an immensely significant figure in Tonga. He was behind the push for democracy and getting away from politics dominated by the royal family, said Graeme Smith, a research fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at Australian National University.
Perhaps denial is Narendra Modi's idea of solving an old problem in a new wayOne hundred days may not be a long time in politics. Nonetheless, such a time period, it is believed, can offer an assessment of the initial performance of an elected government. It can be argued that having been returned to power with an overwhelming mandate, the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party had been exposed to several steep challenges in the course of its first 100 days in office. Even the prime minister, who seldom acknowledges the enormity of some of these problems, tacitly admitted in a speech in Haryana that India, facing a diverse set of problems, is now demanding new solutions. Indeed, some of the solutions offered by Mr Modi and his government have been quite unprecedented. Article 370, which granted certain special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, has been abrogated in the name of fuller integration of the region with the nation and two Union territories carved out of the erstwhile state. This step Mr Modi s political opponents have been vocal in their criticism of the unitary nature of this intervention has been accompanied by a severe clampdown in Kashmir which, much like the repealing of Article 370, remains unrivalled. The road to economic prosperity has been strewn with even sharper thorns. India s growth curve has slipped to a six year low figure of five per cent. Nearly every sector, the automobile industry and agriculture being the obvious examples, is in distress. Concurrent job losses have coincided with sluggish demand as well as shaky confidence among investors. The Centre s response in the face of such a crisis has remained unmatched. One of Mr Modi s colleagues recently insisted that India s economy remains on a strong footing . Wearing blinkers so as not to notice a fire has not the National Democratic Alliance government been stubborn in its denial of the slowdown? is perhaps Mr Modi s idea of solving an old problem in a new way.
Politics06 Sep 2019New Delhi: Three days after she met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, MLA Alka Lamba said, on Friday, that "the time had come to say goodbye " to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). She said that she would shortly join the Congress in Sonia 's presence.
Comments Jason Hopkins Immigration and politics reporter August 31, 2019 1:10 PM ET Emilio Carrasco Hernandez was arrested in Montgomery County, Maryland, for allegedly raping a minor, making him at least the seventh illegal alien to be recently arrested for sex crimes.Carrasco Hernandez, a 37 year old Honduran national, was arrested by local authorities for allegedly raping a 15 year old girl, according to a police report first obtained by ABC 7 News. He was previously deported from the U.S. in April 2017, but was able to re enter the country sometime afterward.
Figures from the UK show an estimated 23,500 tonnes of waste are produced by music festivals each year Image: REUTERS Petr Josek 28 Aug 2019 Simon Torkington Formative Content Join our WhatsApp group Sign up here Most Popular Turning Europe into a giant wind farm could power the entire worldSimon Torkington 27 Aug 2019 This is how New Zealand is leading the world in parent friendly politicsCharlotte Greenfield Thomson Reuters Foundation trust.org 29 Aug 2019 Climate change is reshaping 50% of the world s coastlinesMark Hemer, Ian Young, Joao Morim Nascimento, and Nobuhito Mori The Conversation 29 Aug 2019 More on the agenda Explore context Climate Change Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis It s been 50 years since the legendary Woodstock music festival was staged in New York State. Performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker helped establish music festivals as a celebration of counterculture. Opposition to military campaigns, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction were embraced by the hundreds of thousands of music fans that went to Woodstock and millions who attended subsequent festivals.The UK s Glastonbury Festival is now one of the biggest in the world. The logos of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Greenpeace still adorn the various stages. But in recent years, it's been the images of the festival site after the revellers have gone home that have made headlines.
(Dan E. Way, Liberty Headlines) Pete Buttigieg wants to be the first professed gay president of the United States.
FilmPolitics15 hours agoMumbai: Nearly ten years after his maiden political venture as a Samajwadi Party candidate failed to take off from Uttar Pradesh, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is set to re enter politics, according to a minister from Maharashtra.
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New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) Delhiites on Friday woke up to a hot morning, with minimum temperature being recorded at 24.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal.The relative humidity till 0830 was pegged at 78 per cent.
CHANDIGARH: A war of words, bitter bickering and petty politics amid heated tempers assumed importance over academic issues at the PU Senate meeting today, which was attended by over 75 members, including MP Kirron Kher, Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash and Punjab Minister of Higher Education Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.Muskan Oberoi is a Zomato Gold user, and, over the last few days, feeling the pinch. The discounts seem to have dropped, not many BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) out there and #Logout trending Result: food aggregators, restaurant bodies and customers, all equally at sea.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Dancing with the Stars has unveiled its celebrity competitors for season 28, but host Tom Bergeron isn #x2019;t pleased with one of the selections.Just hours after ABC announced the cast on Wednesday, Bergeron, 64, posted a lengthy message on Twitter, revealing that he met with the #xA0;DWTS executive producer several months ago and tried to steer the show away from politics.
Halperin has resurfaced from seclusion to author yet another one of his supposed insider looks at Washington politics, this time with the none too subtle headline, How to Beat Trump: America s Top Political Strategists on What It Will Take. In writing the book, the disgraced political pundit collaborated with 75 Democratic strategists and powerbrokers, including former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile, former Obama campaign guru David Axelrod, MSNBC contributor and former senior Hillary Clinton advisor Adrienne Elrod, SKDKnickerbocker managing director Anita Dunn, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and Clinton s 2016 national political director Amanda Renteria.
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New Delhi: In the wake of a complete communication shut down and a communication blockade in Kashmir, following the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, told news agency IANS that the people had supported the Centre s steps.Stating that the people who had opposed the decisions were usual vested interest groups, political dynasties and those who sympathised with terror and some friends in the Opposition," Modi said that the people, regardless of their political preferences have supported the steps taken in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh."