Suhasini Haidar

  • Bangladesh: Time for India to reciprocate

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    Ten years ago, the results of such a survey would have sent shockwaves. After all, in 2003, Bangladesh was considered a dangerous terror hub for...

  • 'Good journalism will change you'

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    Dear Journalism Students: Good journalism will change you, or at least it will build your abs. Congratulations on graduating! Today I want to ...

  • India must find its voice in West Asia

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    For a small group in the audience in Parliament, the omission seemed glaring. Yet, as President Pranab Mukherjee completed his address to the joint session...

  • Narendra Modi can't ignore massive shifts the world has undergone during election

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    Sometime in 2005, goes the story at the Indian Embassy in Beijing, the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi got in touch as he wanted...

  • Narendra Modi's swearingin: Kickoff point for a new foreign policy 24-05-2014 12:02 PM

    By inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders to his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has sent out a powerful message on foreign policy. After an electoral campaign where "Candidate" Modi had made several disquieting statements about the region - from criticising Bangladesh for its treatment...
  • Naveen, Jaya, Mamata: The three CMs who won big despite the Modi wave 17-05-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: Three Chief Ministers who did beat the trend this election are West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik who won big in their states, holding their own against Narendra Modi. In TamilNadu, Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has taken the state, winning a whopping...
  • How Modi won, dream run to Delhi scripted by the man himself 16-05-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: From the moment that he was anointed the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate to now, Narendra Modi's dream run to Delhi has been scripted by the man himself. In the past eight months, when he declared the election season open, Modi has addressed more than 450 rallies around the...
  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe 14-04-2014 08:24 PM

    The former coal secretary, PC Parakh, has now demanded that the Prime Minister's role be probed by the CBI. He claimed that the PM's authority was undermined and he allowed it to happen. In his tell-all book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths', to be released on Tuesday, Parakh...
  • Power of 49: Voters' check list 14-04-2014 07:55 PM

    Women form 49 per cent of the total electorate and they must check the background of every candidate before voting. ...
  • Kings & Queens: Will Jayalalithaa be the kingmaker in 2014 LS polls? 11-04-2014 11:24 PM

    In this episode of Kings and Queens, CNN-IBN discusses Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and whether she would be the kingmaker in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • News 360: EC bans Amit Shah, Azam Khan rallies in UP 11-04-2014 08:40 PM

    The Election Commission has banned BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan from holding public meetings, processions or road shows in Uttar Pradesh. The EC has claimed that the "public utterances are not only violative of the model code of conduct and but also constitutes serious offences under...
  • News 360: Boys commit mistakes, don't hang them for rape, says Mulayam 10-04-2014 08:57 PM

    In a highly shocking statement on rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that "sometimes boys make mistakes." Yadav even went on to add that if his government comes to power, they will try to amend the law. ...
  • Voting on in 91 constituencies in 11 states and 3 union territories 10-04-2014 12:40 PM

    As many as 91 constituencies voted in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. ...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on 'Kargil War' remark, Azam Khan defiant 09-04-2014 08:29 PM

    A day before the first phase of polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the polarisation of voters along communal lines continues. A defiant Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that he stands by his comments on the religion of Indian Army soldiers arguing that there is nothing wrong in saying that...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Tamil Nadu campaign diary

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    Election fever At about 40 degrees, and 80% humidity just past noon, there isn't a single spot of shade available in the entire rally ...

  • Time to move on from the Khobragade issue: Sujatha Singh 09-04-2014 10:32 AM

    Months after India snapped talks with the US over the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, it is ready to move on from the issue. While denying any role in the resignation of US ambassador Nancy Powell. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh says it is time to repair the...
  • 'The Syria Dilemma': The only flaw is essays aren't arranged 09-04-2014 09:43 AM

    Simply put, there is no good option in Syria. Not only has the time passed for the international community to be able to effect an internal solution to the crisis inside the country, the geopolitical dynamics outside Syria are also changing at a rapid pace. So even if there was...
  • News 360: Huge turnout on first poll phase in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:15 PM

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. ...
  • With LS polls round the corner, Jayalalithaa steps up election campaign 06-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is campaigning aggressively for the Lok Sabha elections as the AIADMK has chosen to go solo in the polls. She held a massive rally in Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

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    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • News 360: Dissent in BJP over Sabir Ali's induction 28-03-2014 09:08 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party spokeperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has openly revolted against party's decision to induct expelled JDU leader Sabir Ali on Twitter. ...
  • India should have supported UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram 28-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that New Delhi should have supported it. "Congress took a neutral stand at UNHRC by abstaining from voting on the Sri Lanka resolution....
  • Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen in custody 28-03-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: As a goodwill gesture for India's decision to abstain from voting against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed his government to release all Indian fishermen in their custody. The arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka is a poll issue...
  • News 360: War crimes resolution against Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC 27-03-2014 09:20 PM

    The US-backed resolution seeking international probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka was passed by 23 countries at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday. ...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External...
  • News 360: Sonia, Rahul attack Modi, say he will divide India 26-03-2014 08:52 PM

    At the release of Congress's manifesto, party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying his ideology will divide India. Rahul said, "Modi is an ideology which divides people. This ideology is dangerous for the country and every Congress leader...
  • News 360: MH370 crashed into southern Indian Ocean, says Malaysian PM 24-03-2014 08:43 PM

    A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. ...
  • Power of 49: Parliament takes issues of women seriously, says Sibal 21-03-2014 09:45 PM

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal stressed that the Parliament takes the issues of the women very seriously. The Union Minister asserted that leaders across the political divide have always come together to address the problems of the women. ...
  • News 360: Norway ship reaches site of suspected Malaysian plane debris 20-03-2014 08:43 PM

    Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday. ...
  • Emotions run high as Malaysian plane continues to be untraceable 18-03-2014 10:21 PM

    Emotions are running high for the families of the 239 men, women and children on board the MH370 that has been missing for 11 days now. ...