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Political crisis deepens further in Sri Lanka

Brother of new Prime Minister and former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa was among three ministers sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena. Meanwhile, Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said, an opportunity must be provided for the majority opinion on a stable government when Parliament meets next Wednesday. He said this after a meeting of ... Read More »

Induced changes to political attitude can last over time

Cognitive scientists at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have demonstrated that experimentally induced changes in political attitudes can last over time. Notably, participants’ who verbally motivated these “false attitudes” exhibited the largest changes. This is the first time a lasting effect of the choice blindness phenomenon has been ... Read More »

NRC Assam issue sends political temperatures soaring

The BJP accused Congress of adopting different stands in govt and opposition while emphasising that the soul of Assam Accord signed by then PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 is in NRC. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to place before it an SOP to deal with claims of those ... Read More »

Law Commission holding meeting with political parties

The Commission has prepared a draft paper on “Simultaneous Elections – Constitutional and Legal Perspectives” and has sought opinions of all stakeholders including political parties, constitutional experts, bureaucrats, academia and public on the paper, before finalising its report and sending it to the government. In its draft, the law panel ... Read More »

PM : UPA used poor people for political gain

A government that is open to feedback, one that interacts with beneficiaries, it is for the first time that a Prime Minister regularly uses technology to reach out to people. Continuing the series of interactions via the Namo app, Prime Minister Modi interacted with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas ... Read More »

Political deadlock ends in Italy as new cabinet gets sworn-in

Newly appointed Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a little-known law professor, will lead a cabinet that includes the two coalition party heads, the League’s Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio of the 5-Star Movement. Both Salvini, head of the far-right, anti-immigrant League, and Di Maio, who leads 5-Star, a grassroots movement ... Read More »

Putin meets Assad, calls for ‘political process’ on Syria

A day after UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura warned a regime assault on the rebel-held area of Idlib could affect 2.3 million people, Putin yesterday met Assad in the southern Russian city of Sochi. “After the success of the Syrian government army in the fight against the ... Read More »

Google to now show who is behind US political ads

Policy changes being rolled out come as online ad ‘duopoly’ Google and Facebook strive to avoid being used to spread misleading or divisive ads aimed at voters. “Our work on elections goes far beyond improving policies for advertising,” Google senior vice president Kent Walker said in a blog post. “We’re ... Read More »

Political temperature heats up ahead of Assembly polls in Karnataka

Apart from Prime Minister Modi, party’s national president Amit Shah and party’s CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Ananth Kumar are also holding rallies across the state. BJP President visited Sringeri Math in Chikmanglur in Karnataka on Tuesday. The math holds a lot of significance, the BJP president met ... Read More »