Nagaland awaits Solution - that's new Year gift: President's Rule will be celebration bonus
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the rest of India in making foray into the new calendar year 2023.No Indian state and no community will be awaiting the Prime Minister's political decision in the new year with so much expectation as the state of Nagaland and of course the Nagas in Nagaland and also in neighbouring states of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. For Nagas - Prime Minister Modi resembles an image of a Hope. But the cautionary line is more the 'hope'; more can be the frustration if the country's most decisive Prime Minister fails to take a final call.
Lata Mangeshkar to Pele: The legends who departed in 2022
In India, the passing away, on February 6, of Lata Mangeshkar (92), the voice of generations of Hindi film heroines from Madhubala to Madhuri Dixit and many more, ended a long standing melodious career, while the death of United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II (96) - for many generations of Britons, the only monarch they knew - on September 8 after a record over 70-year-long reign ended the second Elizabethan era.
Are Baloch and Pashtun rebels now working together against the Pakistani State?
The seemingly coordinated attacks, at least in terms of timing, if not operations, has triggered speculation that the Pakistan Taliban, formally called Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), have begun to work together against the Pakistani state.
India's stand on Ukraine comes between New Delhi and Washington
The relationship had been sailing high until then, fueled mainly by US President Joe Biden's escalation of engagements with the Quad carrying over from 2021 and the focus on the Indo-Pacific, with China in the crosshairs. Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine in February changed all that, testing India-US ties like no other issue in recent years.
Year 2022 sets up Biden for 2024, but will he go for second term?
Biden's party has historically lost congressional elections in the first midterm of their first term, and by big margins. Former President Barack Obama called his defeat -- 63 seats -- a "shellacking". His successor President Donald Trump also got a walloping -- 40 seats -- but didn't care to find a word for it. So how badly would Biden lose? Polls predicted a disaster for him and a "red wave" of support for Republicans.
Conservatives have thrown in the towel despite Sunak's best efforts
2022 has been one of the most bruising years in the Conservatives' history. former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, lacking substance, full of scandals, but a great survivor, finally bit the dust in July after a three-year roller coaster ride. He was succeeded by Liz Truss, described as "a human hand-grenade", who predicted self-destruction in 44 days, thus setting a dubious record for the shortest occupancy of 10 Downing Street.
Is Astrology really fraud? Here's what you need to know
The creator of the video claimed how millions of Indians are being 'fooled' into believing astrology and it is nothing but just a sham. The video's claims regarding the veracity of astrology and other mystical disciplines like numerology seem too bold to be supported by any evidence or in-depth understanding of the topic presented.
CLOSE-IN: Legends are blessed, but one needs the 'Hand of God' too
The phrase "Hand of God" made famous by Diego Maradona, in what is termed in a very loose way, somehow always seems to find itself blessing the legends of the sport. Messi, the champion footballer, was the one to receive it when most required at this World Cup. Argentina was one of the favourite sides not only because of the way they play the game of football but also because one wished Messi to win it for his immense contribution to the sport.
Will 2022 be the last year of Pakistani occupation?
Six things would be of utmost importance in making the dream of freeing my people come true.First and foremost is the establishment of an umbrella organisation that could unite all political parties and organisations which are fighting for social, political and economic justice in PoJK/GB.
Will Russia-led CSTO survive the Ukraine war?
At a recent summit meeting of the heads of the member states of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation held in Yerevan, Armenia, the host country refused to sign the summit declaration, calling into question the effectiveness of the alliance.