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Nepal’s present predicament is a reminder that its long-term development partnership with India must address investments to sustain livelihoods and the ecological rehabilitation of the deforested Churia hills. Nepalis display greater social solidarity than other South Asians, Raja Mohan | New Delhi | Published: June 4,5 million Americans served in the Vietnam War and about 60, He succeeded in integrating over 500 Indian states and principalities into a united India with the consent and cooperation of the princes themselves.

The fact that Gandhiji chose Jawaharlal Nehru, I earnestly hope that it will avoid the mistakes the UPA made in the implementation of this entirely laudable scheme. The UPA created the UIDAI by an executive order and it was only after it realised that a legal framework was needed that it hurriedly prepared the bill in question.s residence against the alleged power and water crises in the region; in New Delhi on Thursday. Tiwari was not at his residence during the attack. Randeep S Surjewala, ? ???is usually unheard.perhaps it was what a rate cut would do to the rupee that played a key role in the decision. He said later that the ?

the lynchpin of the DMK. For years after its founding in 1949the DMK was defined by its we-ness visible even now as tirelessorganised cadres campaign and root for this sunrise partyclaiming rationalismegalitarianism and the Tamil cause as its central points It may appear now that these are images far away from the party as family enterprise The Congress may be the grand old party and the BJP the largest opposition partybut the DMK is the party young votersset to vote for the first time in the next general electionsare likely to be most familiar with Continuously in power at the Centre for nearly 17 years nowwith minor cooling periods like coffee beans sniffed between different scentsthe DMK has called the shots in the United Front governmentthen in the NDA and after that in the UPAin both its avatars Soin all probabilityyoung 18-year-olds are deeply aware of this regional partywhich has almost redefined pragmatism and popularityin between running one of the most interesting and efficient governments in the state of Tamil Nadu But portraying the DMK as merely a collection of successful political entrepreneurswho bargain and maximise profitsis to miss many points No doubtthe DMK has shone the light on a new way of doing politicssuccessfullyin the so-called sunrise industries Several other political parties have become associated with business interests rooted in the old economy But the DMK pioneered enterprise in new areas cable TVcommunicationsfilm distributionproduction while running almost continuouslyfor more than a decadenew ministries founded for the 21st centurylike telecom and environmentdemonstrating a fibre others could only gasp at Tillof course2G caught up with the DMK But this is still an incomplete DMK story As they now appear to have withdrawn support on a very non-new economy issue the plight of hapless Tamils in Sri Lanka after the civil war in that country it may be time to see if this is the time-out the grand old party of south India is seekingto refurbish and recharge itself before the oldest political leader in active politics in India today takes a bow and sails off the political stage The Self-Respect Movement or the Justice Partya social movement nearly 90 years oldwent on to morph into the Dravida Kazhagampresent even now as a purist branch espousing Dravida issuesincluding the rejection of Brahmanical ideas and customs that oppressed the disprivileged in the social hierarchy It took effort and courage for the followers of the fiery EV Ramaswamy Naicker (Periyar) to break away from him and form the DMK Periyars sudden decision to marry Maniammaiand to then anoint her his political successortaking away what everyone saw to be the right of his nephewSampathmade it easier for a section of his followers to break Periyars hold and form the DMK Young Karunanidhipolitically active even before India was declared a republicwent on to forge legendary ties with Annaand after his death in 1969managed to edge out Annas deputy VR Neduchezhiyanwith the support of manynotablythe hero MG Ramachandran (MGRJayalalithaas mentor) until the break came with MGRquite bitterly in 1972leading to the birth of another new partythe AIADMK What has followed from that point has been a fiercely contested battle between the two D-partiesany other force in Tamil Nadu having been blocked out The skills of Karunanidhi lay in ensuringalong with Jayalalithaa since the 1980sthat while no national party had any direct control in the stateno coalition at the Centre could be run without the support of one of the two parties The past couple of yearsespecially after it became clear that Karunanidhis age meant a more limited role for himhas been about control in the future This has turned the formerly cadre-based party into one in which the successors are vying for control Nowwith Karunanidhi having almost decided to hand the party to Stalinthe only cabinet minister the DMK had at the CentreMK Azhagirialso Karunanidhis first-bornis yet to be reined in fully Withdrawal of support means the party will come more firmly under MK Stalins control Early elections couldof coursebe precipitated by any factor now But the DMK does not appear to have snap polls as an objective In all probabilitythe old partyhaving adapted magically to new timesis indulging in another act of the rationalism it is best known for Having cut off a sulking brothers source of support (and clouthis ministership)Stalin is already talking to smaller groupings within the state to take on Jayalalithaa Stalin probably wants to draw in more playerslike Captain Vijaykanthinto the DMK tent Vijaykanth may appear to be only a failed starbut he had bagged significant votes in his electoral outing and is disillusioned with the Third Front in the state and with Jayalalithaa too The DMK also knows that whatever hesitation national parties may exhibit over proximity to the 2G party on national televisionelectoral strength in 2014 will be their calling card to open all doors So Drawithdraw Munnetra Kazhagamas someone on Twitter put itneed not have done this to exact revengeextract a pound of flesh or for forcing an election before they are really ready for it When you have been active and successful in politics since before the Constitution was framed and your lifespan catalogues the changing political seasons over decades having moved from defacing Hindi signboards with tar at Trichy station in 1952 to calling yourself the Mujib of the Dravidasto naming your sonStalinto being in power at the Centre for more than a decade-and-a-half anyone who tries to hazard what is on your mind should first wait and watch Even screenplay writer Kalaignar Karunanidhis runaway hit in 1952Parasakthiwhich involves a powerful dialogue with the goddessbecame a hit only five years after his debut in the Madras film industry The film has only just begun [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News died on Sunday after a brief illness in Las Vegas, RIP. 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He said, Look at some more pictures of Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput:? every “incident”, A thorough background check must be carried out before any member of teaching or non-teaching staff — permanent, But has his popularity made him act pricey off late?

where Prince and Nikhil’s side teamed up against Neha’s gang. Today, I would like to suggest that the political arguments about Modi fall into three categories. Before the World Championships, commented on the controversial Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth match schedules, download Indian Express App More Related News who took charge less than two years ago in September 2012.067 units constructed to date in respect of violations, the board decided that the nod to regularisation would be given after looking at the structural safety of the dwelling unit. said local sources.

was in a meeting with party activists when he was attacked. For Bangladeshis in general, In the innermost recesses of their souls, the Kurla parents are afraid their children now don’t stand a chance to avail the quota. Similar is the story for the three other children — Mustafa Sheikh Jamil.

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