Politics at Play

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Nitish Kumar's plan to create a new front against the BJP seems to be working quite well as is evident from the West Bengal and Tamil Nadu win.
A Syrian refugee, who is stuck in between the Jordanian and Syrian borders, cries and holds her child as she waits to cross into Jordan after a group of refugees had crossed into Jordanian territory, near the town of Ruwaished at the Hadalat area, east of the capital Amman, May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2CVI1

Paying Turkey a sizeable sum for taking in refugees defies the entire concept of a country's moral obligations of helping those seeking refuge.
An Indian fisherman sews his fishing net outside his damaged hut after a tsunami hit the southern In..

Mere months ago, Vizhinjam was one of the many small fishing villages dotting Thiruvananthapuram's beaches. Today, it's a site of displacement and upheaval.
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Europe's future Will be determined by the conflicts in the Middle East as well as the issues of migration and the influx of jihadists into the region.
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For all we know, the government might as well ban serious journalism tomorrow and replace it with 'entertainment' and 'sansani'.
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But while Trump seems more about all-talk, double standards and no action, opponent Clinton's approach to war is only marginally better.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata, India, April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri - RTX2ABQ7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always boasted that one may question other things, but nobody can question his political understanding.
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The Tamil Nadu government's focus on sand and stone mining sector despite various implications associated with it is quite perplexing.
Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27, 2015. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2AJJG

But can countries like Greece and Italy, which are already facing an economic crisis, afford to help refugees at the cost of financial depression?
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Buckingham Palace, London, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool - RTS6TQD

The Kohinoor, whether or not it is returned to us, will long remain a post-colonial vestige and a topic for amusing debate.
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Universities have been consistently targeted since 2014 with the likes of FTII, HCU, JNU and Jadavpur University being attacked as hubs of anti-nationalism.
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We urgently need to reevaluate how we view development and the fact that it can mean many different things for different sections.
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फासीवाद अगर देश से भागेगा तो केवल नरेंद्र मोदी को सत्ता से हटाने से नहीं, बल्कि जब सभी शोषितों को उनका अधिकार मिलेगा। इसमें छोटी से छोटी लड़ाइयां शामिल हैं।
Hardik Patel smiles during a news conference in New Delhi, India, August 30, 2015. Patel, a sword-wielding 22-year-old activist, has emerged overnight as the most pressing political threat to Narendra Modi, accusing the Indian prime minister of breaking a promise to provide jobs that helped him win last year's general election. Picture taken August 30, 2015. To match INDIA-PROTESTS/ REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - RTX1QDH8
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Families with an income cap of Rs. 6 lakh per year will be eligible to avail the benefit.
A Sikh farmer walks through a parched paddy field carrying fodder for his animals in the village of Morinda in India's northern state of Punjab, August 3, 2002. Rainfall across India was 30 percent lower than normal during the first two months of the monsoon season, causing the country's worst drought in a decade, [farm minister Ajit Singh said on Thursday.] - RTXLGMC

While farmers are killing themselves over meager sums of money, the shameless political elite of the state have gorged up funds worth thousands of crores.
The newly appointed chief minister of eastern Indian state of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress (TMC) Mamata Banerjee addresses her supporters during a rally in Kolkata July 21, 2011. The annual rally was held to commemorate the July 21, 1993 event where 13 political party workers were killed by the police, and also to celebrate their historic win in the recent concluded state elections, TMC leaders said on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2P4H0

In West Bengal, when it comes to politics, only one name comes to mind – Mamata Banerjee.
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The real issue at hand here isn't the Kohinoor itself, but our own inconsistent histories.
A tribal woman sits with her child in the forest village of Phuldomer near the mining site of Vedanta Alumina refinery, about 362 km (224 miles) west from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, March 16, 2007. Their thick, ancient forests shelter leopards, elephants and even the odd tiger, their slopes a home to an isolated tribe, but the "curse" of eastern India's Niyamgiri hills lies beneath the soil. Massive deposits of bauxite have brought Britain's Vedanta Resources to this remote corner of the state of Orissa, where they have already built a $900 million alumina refinery. To match feature INDIA-VEDANTA/MINE  REUTERS/Parth Sanyal (INDIA) - RTR1O2XK

The Dongaria Kondhs, a vulnerable tribe of Odisha have had a decade-long fight against London-based Vedanta Resources and there's still a long way to go.
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As an Indian, how you experience India depends on your birth and the people you meet in your life.
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Leaving the EU would mean the British economy would lose 2.2% of its GDP by 2030.
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The proposal for the same was first mooted during the UPA government’s tenure in 2013.
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Youth Ki Awaaz speaks to young voters and leaders in West Bengal amidst the ongoing Assembly elections.

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