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Kanishka Singh


Kanishka Singh is a Senior Sub-Editor and writes opinions and analyses for He writes mainly on politics, national security and diplomatic affairs.
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O Panneerselvam’s revolt against Sasikala hints at possible groundswell of support for him
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

In a dramatic late night move on Tuesday, the usually passive Panneerselvam claimed that he was forced to resign as chief minister to pave the way for Sasikala. Within minutes, he was sacked from his position as party’s treasurer.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Here are the key poll issues of BJP, SP, BSP
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The seven-phase Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections is beginning on February 11 when 73 constituencies of 403 assembly will vote.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: PM Modi finally speaks on demonetisation in Parliament, just before first phase of UP polling
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

PM Modi avoided the backlash of initial days when the country was suffering from a severe cash crunch and chose to speak on the matter only in election rallies and his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address to the nation.

SCAM, RSVP: Narendra Modi’s wordplay with acronyms continues
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

One of the more curious highlights of election campaigns by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his penchant for coining acronyms to promote his schemes and to attack his opponents.

Road ahead seems challenging for ‘Chinamma’ Sasikala Natarajan
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Questions raised over her lack of experience in running the government along with the disproportionate assets case do little to ease her situation.

Sasikala’s ascent to top Tamil Nadu post was only natural, but wasn’t smooth
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Some of the developments leading to the day’s events also hint that the transfer of reins between O Panneerselvam and Sasikala may not have been amicable.

Ghosts of Bihar election: Mayawati makes the most of RSS’ anti-reservation remarks in Uttar Pradesh elections
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The party faced similar trouble in Bihar last year during the state Assembly elections, when anti-reservation comments by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat ticked off millions of pro-reservation voters, ultimately adding to the party’s defeat in the election.

BSF rejecting VRS plea of jawan who posted video on social media seems a vindictive stand
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Yadav alleged in his post that several officers were siphoning off money meant to pay for the food of jawans and on many occasions they had to go to bed empty stomach.

Union Budget 2017 on February 1: What to expect from FM Arun Jaitley’s budget
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Jaitley will break away from tradition and after a period of 92 years of separate presentation of Union Budget and Railway budget, both will be presented as a combined document on an advanced date than the commonly followed schedule of end of Wednesday.

National security issue key for PM Modi to woo voters in Punjab?
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

PM Modi’s bid to invoke national security seems to be an attempt to dispel the negative perception built over the past five years about the Akali-led government and reinvent the party’s image as one that will handle national security issues best.

Expectedly, BJP’s UP manifesto is laced with communal overtones
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

The election manifesto is silent on justice for several thousand victims of Muzaffarnagar riots who have been moved from now-disbanded relief camps to settlement colonies.

At show of strength, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav refuse to talk on key issues
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Questions on the poll strategy in Uttar Pradesh and contentious Ram Mandir issue went unanswered