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  • Pallab Bhattacharya

    Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

  • Assam’s NRC data conundrum

    After the Indian Supreme Court recently rejected the Indian central and Assamese governments’ plea for sample re-verification of names included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), politics has begun playing out afresh over the issue. On August 1, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Assam released, in the legislative assembly, data related to inclusion and exclusion of names in 33 districts of Assam in the draft final NRC, which was released in July, 2018, and called into question the fairness of the exercise of updating the NRC.
  • The second coming of Sonia Gandhi

    In 2017, it was widely expected that the top leadership position of the Congress Party would be extended to a member of the Gandhi family.
  • Life after Article 370

    It was a dramatic momentous Monday for Jammu and Kashmir. In one go, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government put the militancy-hit state in a new template of its future journey along a path that is set to be very different from the one it has treaded for the last seven decades since the accession of the princely state to India after Partition in 1947.
  • Priyanka as Congress chief?

    Is Priyanka Gandhi Vadra emerging as the favourite to become the new president of the Congress facing a top leadership crisis?
  • Modi government thwarts Rajya Sabha resistance

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government scored significant legislative, political and ideological victories in getting the opposition-dominated Rajya Sabha nod to two key bills in the space of about four days.