In a graphic: How Goa’s politics could take a turn because of five new politicians

Since joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 29, tennis icon Leander Paes has become the party’s face in Goa, doing rounds of the state and meeting with citizens across the social spectrum. In these meetings, he frequently highlights his Goan roots, insisting he is a son-of-the-soil who might have been away from the state, but not from its culture. His father, Vece Paes, is from Assolna in Velim constituency, a Congress bastion till 2017. Paes has been focusing on the issues like unemployment, women’s safety and mining. He has…

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Politics heat up over varsity recruitment case

Politics has heated up once again in Rajasthan over a case being pursued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) regarding the alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in the Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur, after the Supreme Court released the university’s former Vice-Chancellor B.S. Rajpurohit on bail on Monday. The ACB had last week arrested six persons, including former Congress MLA Jugal Kabra who was earlier a Syndicate member in JNV University, in connection with the case involving appointment of teachers during the previous Congress regime in 2012 allegedly in…

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Politics Over OROP Suicide Gets Uglier, Rahul Detained For Third Time in 2 Days

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was detained – for the third time in two days – when he attempted to lead a protest march at Jantar Mantar on Thursday evening over the suicide of an army veteran. The march was held to pay tributes to Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide protesting delay in the implementation of one rank, one pension. ALSO READ: Aren’t You Ashamed: Rahul Hits Out at Cops for Detaining Veteran’s Kin After a few hours of chaos and denials, Delhi police later in the…

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