Nanded is Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan’s home turf and it saw an aggressive campaign, with BJP making all efforts to wrest control of the civic body.
Vinod Dua talks about the curious announcement of election dates for Himachal Pradesh but not for Gujarat and a decline in shopping levels during Diwali season.
The Bhadbhut weir project on the Narmada river, which the prime minister inaugurated, will ruin their livelihood, the fisherman say.
By announcing the dates of the Himachal Pradesh elections but failing to do so for Gujarat, the EC has ensured that the Model Code of Conduct does not kick in yet in Modi’s state.
Now that the government has stepped in to bat for BJP president Amit Shah’s son, it should clear up questions about Rajesh Khandvala’s KIFS – with which he has had business dealings.
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
Statement suggests the BJP and its ideological mentor may not be on the same page on how to tackle the issue.
Like the New York Times v. Sullivan case fifty years ago, The Wire defamation case too is about the “breathing space” of free speech, criticism and truth.
The bus service is to connect interior areas of the state, where the BJP government is planning to build “gaurav paths,” or link roads to villages of martyred soldiers.
Even when SLAPPs are of uncertain merit, they immensely damage prospects of free journalism, fierce criticism and accountability of power.
Vinod Dua talks about the UP chief minister’s plan to build a Ram statue as part of religious tourism in the state and the lack of strong public policies for the elderly.
Chauhan’s appointment as chairman in 2015 had been met with protests, with FTII students holding a 139-day strike.
BJP Reaction to The Wire Story on Jay Amit Shah Shows Loss of Moral High Ground, Says Yashwant Sinha
The BJP leader also described the defamation cases Jay Amit Shah is filing against The Wire as an attempt to “suppress the voice of the media.”
Hindutva is a political invention that has re-defined Hinduism for its political purpose, which is to declare India a Hindu rashtra.
After he received bail, sedition charges were also allegedly added.
Vinod Dua compares the political reactions to Robert Vadra’s corruption scandal and Jay Amit Shah’s remarkable business growth, and discusses the Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the dramatic increase in some of the businesses of Jay Amit Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah, with Rohini Singh, author of the investigative report on Jay Shah’s business ventures.
Despite the well-documented adverse effects of demonetisation, Modi government’s continued support for it reflects the arrogance of the behavioural ideology that thrives in its sense of certainty, far removed from the struggles of everyday people.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The Sangh parivar has chosen to pay heed only to the orthodox parts of Malaviya’s personality, turning a blind eye to his progressive public outlook.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
The EU has shown no interest in an independent Catalonia, despite an appeal by Puigdemont for Brussels to mediate in the crisis.
Permission was sought – and given – two days before The Wire’s article on the BJP president’s son had even appeared.
The proposal, presented to governor Ram Naik, is part of the state tourism department’s initiative to promote religious tourism.
Behind the savaging of a land and its people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a murky tale of resource appropriation and prospects of spoils from reckless industrial development.
Over a span of one week in August, over 63 children died at the same hospital due to disruption in oxygen supply.
The activist was one of the leaders of the Dalit Asmita Yatra last year and the co-convenor of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch.
The prosecutor has called for jail sentences of up to 15 years on terrorism charges for a group of rights activists including the local head of Amnesty International.
In a video, Om Prakash Rajbhar is reportedly seen addressing a party gathering and speaking vociferously against those who failed to send their kids to schools.
Jay Amit Shah’s response to Rohini Singh’s report.
ICDS plays a vital role in a country which is home to 190 million undernourished people – the highest in the world.
Though the need for serious police reform has been raised again and again, there seems to be no political will to do anything about it.
Manik Dogra, Jay Amit Shah’s lawyer, responds.
BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, has seen a dramatic increase in some of his businesses since Narendra Modi became prime minister.
Congress held a press conference to ask whether Modi, who had earlier said he would neither take bribes nor allow it, would order a probe into Jay Shah’s firm.
The UGC-HRDC director must restore the course to the Centre for Women’s Studies, otherwise this can only be seen as a feminist phobic sustained attack on academics.
Behanan had been the lone casualty in the tug of war between Chandy and the then-KPCC chief V.M. Sudheeran ahead of the 2016 assembly elections.
While state-level leaders insist otherwise, Amit Shah’s early exit from the ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ suggests even the BJP recognises its failure.
Most anganwadi workers make less than minimum wage, yet their demands for better wages and facilities are ignored.
The Kerala police is competent enough to conduct the investigation, the state government’s affidavit says, and would have sent a report to the Centre if any scheduled offences were discovered.