The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.
The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.
While the AAP must take stock of the current political climate, the BJP needs to wade away anti-incumbency that appears to be brewing in the states it rules.
While AAP has lost nearly 44,000 votes in the constituency, Congress managed to increase its vote share from 12% to 33%, a trend the party hopes to carry into the municipal elections.
The Seva Dal has been the Congress’s grassroots organisation since the 1930s, but the party’s failure to promote the Dal is costing it dearly in its battle against the BJP and RSS.
The proposed amendments not only make approaching the information commission more cumbersome and legalistic but also defy the diktat of the Supreme Court.
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Meanwhile, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has questioned whether the BJP is attempting to marginalise the minority Christian community.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
The reversals on Russia and NATO could reassure US allies in Europe who were rattled by Trump’s overtures toward Moscow during the campaign.
The UN chief has a tough task ahead, especially with Donald Trump at the helm in the US.
Trump’s missile strike against Assad’s gassing of Syrians could be the beginning of an international law and consensus against use of chemical weapons.
“From the first week of May, experts, scientists, technocrats can come for a week or ten days and try to hack the machines,” an official source said.
In the thirty-third episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about Pakistan sentencing former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav to death and farmers from Tamil Nadu stripping in front of the prime minister’s office.
Since coming into effect 21 years ago, PESA has been grossly misused and underutilised, disenfranchising Adivasi communities all over the country.
The recommendation of compulsory prenatal sex determination is aimed at preventing foeticide, but doing so will target every woman bearing a female foetus and impact their already poor access to safe abortion.
Whether Tata Tea or Pepsi, the ads mock the work done by activists, reducing them to caricatures.
“The future challenge (for the RSS) would be to create a meta-narrative which can end all sectarian and narrow divisions,” Rakesh Sinha told The Wire.
There is one basic question no one is asking – where does the money come from?
The threat was issued by Yogesh Varshney, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, after he alleged that the police beat up people participating in a Hindu religious procession.
As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against ‘blasphemy’, leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
Rather than taking steps to protect information seekers, the change in RTI rules, as presented by the government, will make RTI activists more vulnerable to attacks.
The introduction of a cow surcharge in Rajasthan means that anyone who makes a lease agreement, loans money or rents property, will have to pay an additional surcharge of 10% on stamp duty.
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The International Labour Organisation’s chief, Guy Ryder has urged governments and social partners to work together to build a world of work that leaves no one behind.
Journalist Rana Ayyub posted screenshots of abusive private messages with sexual overtones sent to her by Bincylal Balachandran.
The Supreme Court’s ban on liquor sale on highways is a flagrant breach of the basic constitutional principle of separation of powers.
The court’s interim order raises crucial questions on why the Centre has failed to monitor and curb the illegal mining of atomic minerals from Tamil Nadu’s shores.
The time has come for the judges of the Supreme Court to sit together to apply their minds and devise a way for these serious documents to be thoroughly investigated.
Universities exist for the sake of free inquiry and uninhibited debate. If that’s not what they are doing, they may as well cease to be.
It will be interesting to see if UP’s new farm loan waiver expands into a new social policy for the state.
Bondita Acharya was allegedly threatened on social media by Bajrang Dal activists with death, rape and acid attacks for condemning the Jorhat arrests.
An IT department probe, following widespread allegations of bribery, revealed that Rs 89 crore was likely routed for distribution to voters in R.K. Nagar.
The BJP’s consolidation of power in many states has given activities driven by the RSS ideology – represented by issues like cow protection and the Ram Temple – a fillip.
Satyam Babu was convicted after the Andhra Pradesh police used him as scapegoat in a rape and murder case to protect a politically influential family.
IT searches revealed a routing of Rs 89 crore for “distribution to voters” in the constituency, which was set to vote on Jayalalithaa’s successor on April 12.
NIA officials from Hyderabad have said that they received orders from the headquarters not to appeal Aseemanand’s bail.
Several polling booths in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency had to be closed due to protests, and eight protestors died in security force firing.
Muslims must say that they are here to stay, that nobody has a right to tell them to leave the country, that they will live here with their Muslim-ness just as Hindus live with their Hindu-ness and think that it is the only Indian way.