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  • Changing Regimes: Raising Hopes of Peace in Kashmir ?

    |Shahid Lone and Adfar Shah|  Kashmir has always been the centre stage for Indo-Pak conflicts and unfortunately, both sides have failed to give reasonable concessions to each other in order to solve the problem. Nearly six decades of separatist revol...

  • Delhi Assembly Elections: Live Coverage

    #AAPSweep The sweep that was. #AAPSweep pic.twitter.com/qYmob5RTj8 — Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) February 10, 2015 Kiran Bedi Loses in Krishnanagar #DelhiDecides — PointBlank 7 (@pointblankseven) February 10, 2015 How The Graph Changed Within A Year!...

  • Ten years after the Boxing Day tsunami, are coasts any safer?

    |By Emily Heath,Lancaster University|The Conversation| Ten years ago we witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in history, when a huge earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered a devastating tsunami which swept across the Indian Ocean. An e...

  • DK Ravi : When honesty and integrity is silenced by political might

    D. K. Ravi , a 2009-batch IAS Officer, was notable for his fight against the land and sand mafia.   It was under Ravi’s 2014-15 audit alone, that about Rs 130 crores of tax evasion was recovered from a group of established realty firms. Si...

  • Decoding parties’ campaign strategies

    By Anuj Shrivastava Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha are turning out to be quite an entertainer with headliners slugging it out big amongst themselves to hog attention of the voters. With just three more polling phases to go now, campaigning is at its...

  • Negative campaigning gets aggressive as Delhi elections draw closer

    |By Shreeshan Venkatesh| New Delhi : While political parties spend crores in promoting their candidates in run-up to elections, most rely heavily on negative campaigning and slinging mud at the opposition. And this only increases with each passing el...

  • Delhi EC crack down on violation of model code

    By Shivnarayan Rajpurohit Even as India’s largest political drama is preparing for its final run, the Election Commission(EC) has tightened the noose around the neck for all the political parties and their candidates. To ensure that the party candida...

  • AAP’s internal rift: Utopia vs Real Politics

    [By Narendra Kaushik] New Delhi: As you look up at Neeti Villa, the three-storied office of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), located about a few hundred metres from Patel Nagar metro station, Arvind Kejriwal’s face and broom stares back at you. ‘Janata K...

  • Delhi-NCR’s vulnerability to disasters: Some Do’s and Don’ts

    [By Col NN Bhatia] The devastating earthquake in Nepal has brought to the fore the vulnerability of  the Delhi-NCR region to natural as well as man made disasters. It is in Delhi that there are drastic ecological and climatic changes. More heat waves...

BJP on a Mission Rajya Sabha now

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi, May 17: Having achieved its 272+ mission in the 543-elected member Lok Sabha, the directly elected House of Indian Parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now embarking on a two-pronged plan to rustle up numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House, where the party-led NDA has only 64 members, 57 short of a simple ...

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Live: Election Results 2014

The world’s largest democracy exercised its right to participate in the democratic process in April and May 2014, with high voter turnouts in 122 constituencies. It is judgment day for India’s big and small political parties, as the Election Commission begins the process of counting votes on May 16, 2014 at  8 am. We’ll bring you the latest successes, defeats ...

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Exit polls , enter bookies

|By Sanjay Pandey| If the exit poll projections are to be believed, the Modi wave – brewing since the announcement of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate last September and turning into a ‘tsunami’ of sorts for the rival parties in the run-up to elections – has finally made a landfall. Most exit polls say that the NDA is likely to sail past ...

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Party cadres confiscate voters’ ID cards on poll eve in WB

|By Sanjay Pandey| Nadia: Mita Roy, 50, was looking forward to exercising her franchise for the first time ever at least this year. But just like the past four decades, she was robbed of the basic right once again when cadres of the ruling party (this time the TMC) allegedly barged into her house and forcefully took away all her identification ...

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High turnout, boycott: Voter’s forceful assertion

|By Anuj Shrivastava| In less than 6 days from now the nation will know who will form the next government at Centre, the voters’ verdict already being sealed in the EVMs in 502 Lok Sabha constituencies. The sharp rise in polling percentage (an aggregate turnout of 66.27% for 502 seats , over 57.94% in 2009) is being hailed everywhere even as ...

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When Modi faced the nation – A Round Up

#ModiSpeakstoArnab will run govt with everyone.We say lot of things in elections.But that does not mean that is how we will run govt #wow — PointBlank 7 (@pointblankseven) May 8, 2014 Hinduism is not a religion, it's a way of life.. #Modispeakstoarnab — PointBlank 7 (@pointblankseven) May 8, 2014 #ModiSpeaksToArnab on Snoopgate: “Go to Supreme Court, Dont trap me.Why should ...

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Haryana writes new rules to humour Priyanka Gandhi

By Narendra Kaushik Wish to see how the state congress governments bend backwards to accommodate the wishes of Gandhi-Nehru dynasty, visit Kamaspur, a non-descript hamlet located on the right of National Highway (NH) 1 less than 50 kilometres from Delhi. Thanks to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the scion of the first family who faces heat over property allegations against her husband Robert ...

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Elections 2014: Factors influencing the voting landscape (A Brief)

Correspondent | Team PB7 For the rest of the world, elections in the biggest democracy on Earth are an overwhelming cause for concern. The Indian Election Commission has estimated that about 788 million people are eligible to vote in this year’s elections – an electorate more than double the size of the entire population of the US. How the country carries ...

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Political ‘cold war’ altering people’s social life in Bengal

By Sanjay Pandey Kolkata: Heated arguments and intermittent clashes between supporters of rival political parties are common during an election season. But political rivalry in Bengal takes an ugly turn in Bengal often signaling the start of a never-ending ‘cold war’. A “cold war” between the loyal cadres of rival parties stretches from one election to the other, often invading ...

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Dacoits’ reward for relinquishing crime: Betrayal and harassment

By Sanjay Pandey There was a time when the sound of horses’ hooves resonating through the town of Madhepura made the men, women and even the police force scramble for cover. Rifles slung across their shoulders, groups of masked men on horseback thundered through the town, looting shops, breaking into houses and violating the dignity of women. The police would arrive only after ...

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