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  • Pallab Bhattacharya

    Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

  • Who after Rahul? Jockeying starts in Congress

    Post-Rahul Gandhi’s exit as Congress president, an intense power struggle has begun within the party to choose his successor amidst a raging debate over whether the mantle should fall on the shoulders of a young Turk or a veteran.
  • Modi’s budget for 2019-20: ‘Gaon, garib and kisan’

    Any government in an elected parliamentary democracy invariably seeks to strike a balance in its annual budget between the imperatives of politics and the pressing needs of the economy.
  • The contagion effect of NRC in Nagaland

    When the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam began two years ago, it was expected to have a contagion effect in the rest of northeast India where identity politics has always been pronounced. The first sign of that has come in the public domain with the government in Assam’s next-door neighbour, Nagaland, having announced a move to draw up a digital database of all indigenous inhabitants of the state.
  • NRC: A test for Modi’s ‘sabka viswas’ vision

    On June 26, the contro-versial National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was pruned down considerably. The names of slightly over
  • Zaira Wasim Announces ‘disassociation’ with acting

    National award-winning actor Zaira Wasim, who shot into fame with her role in Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal three years ago, announced her “disassociation” with acting yesterday, saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her religious faith.