The former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda spoke to the Hindu, a leading newspaper of India, Â on the impact of demonetisation and the evolving political situation.
TH: In a recent speech, you compared the Emergency imposed by Indira... More
"Until such time that the leaders of SAARC decide to leave bilateral
issues aside and address the common problems together in a workmanlike
manner to realise the enormous potential of the region, the SAARC will
remain a disappointment and an... More
In a visit to a seminar organised by the Nuclear Law Association of India in Delhi, Stephen Burns, Chairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, spoke to The Hindu about the countryâ€™s support for Indiaâ€™s entry into the... More
Cutting ties to Pakistan is not in the interest of the PM /REUTERS
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on why Bangladesh pulled out of the SAARC
summit, bilateral ties with India, and tensions with Pakistan. This is
the first part of... More
The BJP has tried to make all elections in India go the presidential way – Narendra Modi versus the rest. The results of elections in five states, which became clear by December 11 evening, may not change that but the Modi magic suddenly appears to be fading.
It is not just the election results in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where Modi campaigned extensively before the polls. The stunning resignation... More
China is increasing its pressure on the Myanmar government in an effort to consolidate its strategic position in Beijing’s march westward. China is also trying to capitalise on Myanmar’s increasing disaffection with the West, and the opportunity offered by the latter’s own cautious realignment and recently developed strategic vision, with the newly launched ‘Look East’ policy.
A number of high-power senior Chinese government officials have visited the capital Naypyitaw, all... More
The Trump administration's renewed push to seek Pakistan's help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table comes as a striking contrast to what the US president had only very recently said in one of his interviews about Pakistan not doing anything in Afghanistan to help the US win the war, or even get out of it. Coming from a president who is famous for his unpredictable habit of... More
One of the central problems of Imran Khan’s government is the quality and commitment of his range of advisers, not only for day-to-day politics but for short and long-term decision-making processes. The PM has been more than once given the perception of taking off-the-cuff decisions through speeches and interviews. Even good advisers do not matter until there is a due process for diligence and analysis to not only sort... More
In Dhaka’s swirling political speculations and gossip, the latest is about who among the electoral candidates is wealthy and who is not. On paper, many have declared their wealth and almost none have been found credibility among the public. They know that to survive in politics you need to make and spend a lot of money which, going by wealth levels, would be impossible.
Politics is not just about power... More
The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More