Tathagata Roy claimed he was merely “quoting, not advocating” when he mentioned a diary entry by Syama Prasad Mookerjee that said the only solution to the “Hindu-Muslim problem” was a civil war.
The tight media censorship and backlash against dissent in the country has resulted in 36 such incidents since 2015.
Many tourists are cancelling visits to the ‘Queen of hill stations’ after continued agitations by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the state.
In ‘The Case That Shook India’, Prashant Bhushan describes the debate that followed the EC granting the cow symbol to the Indira Gandhi-led Congress.
The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
Opposition parties will meet to take a final decision on their strategy on June 22.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
In a similar move in 2015, two truck loads of stones were brought in, but the then Samajwadi Party government banned any further import.
Supporting senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s assurance to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in light of alleged terror threats, Saifuddin Soz also said that the “absurd vilification” of Kashmiris was only leading to their alienation.
The pace of construction of houses under the Modi government is actually five times slower than during the Manmohan Singh regime.
The Congress has spurned the BJP’s appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition will take a call on contesting the poll after a meeting on June 22.
Language may have triggered off the current round of violence, but the basic demand is for statehood.
The visit to Jain’s house, which AAP has termed a ‘raid’, took place in pursuance of a preliminary enquiry registered by the CBI in April.
Dalit leader Kovind is a two-time Rajya Sabha member, former BJP national spokesperson and headed the party’s Scheduled Caste Morcha between 1999 and 2002.
The CM was responding to DMK leader M. K. Stalin and Congress members who raised the issue of EC asking the state chief electoral officer to lodge a police case on the alleged bribing of voters in R K Nagar constituency in north Chennai.
The case was transferred to the CBI on May 16, after the Delhi high court said the police were diverting attention instead of carrying out a proper investigation.
If push comes to shove, tourism and allied business interests is what will dictate the BJP’s beef policy – at least in Goa.
Shiv Sena Slams BJP Chief Amit Shah, Says Party Should Focus on Kashmir Instead of Maharashtra Polls
In an editorial in Saamana, the Shiv Sena also said Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and blaming soldiers for the tense situation in the Valley.
The Bill increases reservations in jobs and educational institutions for backward sections of the Muslim community to 12% from the earlier four.
Jammu and Kashmir police recently lost six young men in an ambush. But social media warriors seem to care only for likes and shares.
American citizens have long favoured information and government openness over secrecy. But the landscape is changing with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric.
“India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India.”
The true professor begins to exist only when we have freed her from all quantifiable evidence, from everything that can equally be manipulated and falsified.
Zafar Hussein intervened and tried to stop municipality officials from taking pictures of women defecating in the open, but was kicked, punched and beaten to death by them.
The notification has created apprehensions in the minds of Goans, who fear that the government wants to turn everyone vegetarian, state agriculture minister Vijai Parsai said.
Though the Centre had first agreed to send four paramilitary companies to Darjeeling, the delay was apparently issued after a meeting with their ally, the GJM.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
A case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has been registered against two people, according to the police.
The elected Congress government has alleged that Bedi interferes in the political functioning of the UT, disrupting daily functioning.
The CBI had started a preliminary enquiry on the basis of a complaint filed by the vigilance department of the Delhi government which had found irregularities in the process of hiring an advertising agency to promote the programme.
No candidate’s names have been announced so far by the ruling party or the opposition.
In Somalia, the UN reports that 3.2 million people – that’s one third of its estimated 11 million inhabitants, are now on a ‘hunger knife-edge.’
Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by UIDAI by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational.
“Your chelas may be good at counting votes and notes, but I cannot bring myself to keep quiet in the face of the creeping institutionalised shoddiness in India’s political life and public space.”
While the BJP had said its three-member committee will meet the Congress on Friday to select a consensus presidential candidate, Congress insists it has not received any formal proposal yet.
A Brazilian teenager accused of theft had “thief” and “scum” tattooed to his forehead despite his protestations of innocence, while social media cheered on the vigilantism.
The court found five of the seven accused guilty of conspiracy, convicted Riaz Siddiqui under TADA for other charges but not conspiracy, and acquitted Abdul Qayyum of all charges.
The custodial death of a tribal man and the incarceration of a Dalit and two Muslims, all arrested for cattle slaughter, is seen by locals as part of an extortion racket.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.
MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy has been banned by all domestic airlines due to his unruly behaviour at Visakhapatnam airport after he was denied boarding.