Anand S.T Das

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Knife, two pens found in man’s intestines

Two pens and a knife were found by doctors in the intestines of a 35-year-old man in Bihar who had apparently swallowed them nearly a year ago and had been claiming to be experiencing only minor disco

Leadership worries grip JD-U afresh

With Bihar’s state government, led by the unassuming Jitan Ram Manjhi and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar wilfully occupying the back benches, the party was gripped with worries over its future leadership

Nitish Speaker’s ‘Maoist links’ spark controversy

The alleged Maoist links of Bihar Assembly Speaker and the ruling JD(U)’s Lok Sabha poll candidate Uday Narayan Chaudhary, as cited by a Central intelligence report, sparked a storm in the poll campai

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.