Alok Mehta

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Congress trying to create new hurdles by demanding MSP

New Delhi: Despite the announcement of withdrawal of the three farm laws, many political parties, including the Congress, are trying...

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Time to separate genuine NGOs from ‘anti-national’ ones

Not all NGOs can be called anti-national, but there are those which carry out anti-India activities by taking foreign funding....

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Nehru’s dreams: What we gained and what we lost

‘Nehru’s critics, BJP or socialist, are adopting the basic principles of his socialist policies and foreign policy, despite enumerating his...

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Parties stare at unemployment, migration, political challenges

Real problem in India is that the implementation of schemes and programmes is not done properly in different areas.  ...

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Opposition parties latch on to Malik’s charges

Malik’s outbursts against the Centre have become a huge concern and crisis for the Central government and the BJP.  ...

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Congress can’t produce second-line leaders

Why can’t leaders with long experience and good organizational ability be picked to lead the party?   In the last...

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When will Kashmiri Pandits celebrate Diwali at their homes?

There is no doubt that the limits of suffering and patience of Kashmiri Pandits are breaking.   After a webinar...

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Tardy investigation, delay in punishment increasing financial crimes

New Delhi: Though the Pandora Papers and other such revelations as the Panama Papers, Bofors papers, and fodder scam papers...

Lessons to be learnt from Germany on real election issues

Lessons to be learnt from Germany on real election issues

Democracy will be strong only when voters and leaders get their priorities right and turn them into issues.   This...

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Temples, akharas, and their tax-free existence

Property disputes of many religious institutions are pending in courts and cases of murder of some chiefs or heirs have...

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Dark spots in the government’s books

The leaders of the Central and state governments, along with other political parties, make big announcements in Parliament, legislative Assemblies,...

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How babudom is derailing PM Modi’s big projects

The Prime Minister cannot be accused of personal interest, corruption, but if there are issues at the lower level, then...

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Rahul should take a leaf out of Indira’s ‘formula’ to revive Congress

When there is dependence on pliable, ‘yes-man’ leaders and assistants, the power and organisation start crumbling. New Delhi: An elderly...

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When prisoners sit in jailer’s chair, get involved in illegal businesses

New Delhi: It is not about any movie scene. During the 1989 elections, I sent one of my experienced correspondents,...

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The game that foreign powers play to bring in regime changes

Little is known about Soviet Union’s conspiracy to topple the Morarji Desai government. In recent months, protests against the Narendra...