The Response of CARICOM Armed Forces to Hurricane Maria

The Response of CARICOM Armed Forces to Hurricane Maria

Sanjay Badri-Maharaj* The Category 5 storm, Hurricane Maria, struck the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on September 18, 2017. The Commonwealth of Dominica, with a population of a mere 72,000, was devastated by the storm. 27 people were killed and...
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CPI urges government to ensure security of bank deposits

CPI urges government to ensure security of bank deposits

New Delhi (NIK): Communist Party of India has asked the Union government to ensure safety and security of bank deposits. According to a press statement CPI general secretaryry S Sudhakar Reddy has urged the government not to play with depositors’...
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Japan Ready to Play Prominent Role in Indo-Pacific, says Ambassador

Japan Ready to Play Prominent Role in Indo-Pacific, says Ambassador

New Delhi: Elaborating upon Japan’s role in the shifting geopolitics in Asia, the Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu said Friday that his country’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy’ is a statement of Japan’s aim of improving the inter-...
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It is make or break for Alpesh Thakor at Radhanpur

It is make or break for Alpesh Thakor at Radhanpur

Gujarat Key Constituencies: Radhanpur By Deepak Parvatiyar In Radhanpur, a town in North Gujarat’s Patan district, it is the test of the strength of thirty five year old Alpesh Thakor. He, one the of the three young turks, other being...
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Water activists from riparian states resolve to end Cauvery issue

Water activists from riparian states resolve to end Cauvery issue

By Deepak Parvatiyar* Madurai: Over 100 water activists from South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra deliberated for two days and resolved to end the over century old Cauvery dispute by looking at the river “beyo...
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In Gujarat what does 68% voters turnout in first phase signify?

In Gujarat what does 68% voters turnout in first phase signify?

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 By Deepak Parvatiyar* Ahmedabad: On 13 December 2012 Gujarat had witnessed 70.75% of record breaking voting in the first phase of polling. That was a time when the BJP’s tallest Patel leader and former chief minister...
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Anna Hazare tells farmers, ‘Chalo Dilli’

Anna Hazare tells farmers, ‘Chalo Dilli’

Gandhian Anna Hazare to launch yet another andolan from Ram Leela Maidan on March 23 next year;  this time for the cause of agrarian crisis. By Deepak Parvatiyar* Madurai:  Gandhian activist Anna Hazare has decided to once again launch an...
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Guns and Gangs rule Gandhi’s Porbandar

Guns and Gangs rule Gandhi’s Porbandar

By Deepak Parvatiyar* Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace wears an old city look and lacks modern infrastructure. With limestone, port and tender mafia ruling the roost in the district for years, the ironically became synonymous with gangs and guns. Noted gangsters ...
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Gujarat Elections, which way Surat will vote?

Gujarat Elections, which way Surat will vote?

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 By Deepak Parvatiyar* Surat: Last Sunday in Patel dominated Varachha area of Surat over a lakh strong crowd surged to the rally of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel. Many had ‘Sardarvanshi’ printed on their.....
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Gujarat Key Constituencies: Mehsana

Gujarat Key Constituencies: Mehsana

Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel fighting hard to retain his seat in the Mehsana constituency By Deepak Parvatiyar* A hotbed of Patidar quota agitation, Mehsana in north Gujarat had seen the very first rally for the quota on 6 July...
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