No charges have been pressed against BJP leader Sangeeta Varshney or members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, who allegedly roughed up the couple.
Banerjee’s government restricted idol immersions to 10 pm on September 30, the day of Vijaya Dashami, and banned it completely the next day – which is Muharram.
Has communal hatred seeped into the Bengali-speaking middle class psyche?
Between university elections, Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Berkeley and the BJP’s defensive attitude, it seems as though the grand old party may be re-emerging as a political alternative.
Biswal, who the CBI had quizzed four times in the past, denied the charges levelled against him and said that his arrest was politically motivated.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The upheaval the CPI(M) is going through in West Bengal can be attributed to a split in the central and state party lines. Unless resolved, this could lead to further outbursts from party members.
“Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam, she was inside the state assembly at 8:30 am. From 9:30 am to 9:45 am I was at the Civil Hospital and I met Maya Kodnani there.”
Patel said that with the state elections around the corner, the BJP would offer the Patidar community many “lollipops” in their fight for reservation.
Sweeping assertions filled with vitriol against the Rohingya have now entered the formal pleadings. The court should not allow unfiltered communal speech.
Vinod Dua discusses why students and youth of India are getting increasingly disillusioned with PM Modi and BJP.
Vinod Dua discusses why Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs an efficient team of ministers for governance and BJP’s doublespeak on Kashmir.
The RSS chief also said that his organisation does not support trolling on social media as it amounts to “hitting below the belt”.
The pledge also says, “from today, I will throw garbage and dirt in the dustbin, will not dirty my country and not let anyone dirty the country”.
Adityanath’s visit to City Montessori will provide legitimacy to a school which doesn’t honour the orders of his government or administration and flouts the national law openly.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of causing “tremendous damage” to India’s economy.
In an interview, Adityanath also denied any incidents of cow-related violence in UP since his government came to power.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP and its allies were able to form the largest majority government since 1984. The NDA’s combined vote share was at 38.5%.
In an interview the day after Lankesh was killed, Guha said, “It is very likely that her [Gauri Lankesh’s] murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of [Govind] Pansare, [Narendra] Dabholkar and [M.M.] Kalburgi came.”
Gauri Lankesh was the key brain for the impetus to give Lingayat’s separate religion status. Perhaps that is why she had to lay down her life.
At the heart of the work of both the Kannada journalist and the Pakistani human rights activist was a desire to eradicate class and caste divides.
Clashes in the Ramganj area that led to the death of one man in police firing indicate a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the police among its mostly Muslim residents.
There is an all-out effort by the Right to change the nature of higher education institutions because universities like JNU do not follow their ideologies of sectarianism, violence and intolerance.
Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
Denying consent to one section of married women, either adult or minor, is problematic and would suffer from arbitrariness.
As more cows reach the non-productive age, the number of abandoned cows will swell and spill over to fields. Will ear tags and bovine sanctuaries end the farmers’ curse?
The tourism minister appears to be backtracking on his statement that people in Goa, Kerala are free to eat beef and says tourists who want some should eat it before they come.
The effectiveness of India’s strategy will be measured not by the length of road China may build at the tri-junction but by the diplomatic bonds it establishes with Bhutan.
Vinod Dua discusses three years of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and how the opposition parties have failed to build a mass movement to keep the ruling party in check.
Gauri Lankesh was the victim of the same ideology that claimed the lives of other rationalists. Handing over her case to a ‘caged parrot’ like the CBI would be dangerous.
Gauri Lankesh’s lawyer B.T. Venkatesh is clear that the killing was a sinister and pre-planned act by Hindu terror units and had nothing to do with all the defamation cases filed against her.
“Now there is a BJP government in the state, so there is no problem and no hurdles in the way of the construction of the Ram mandir.”
An overview of all defence scams and scandals can be traced to opacity and secrecy. Within the confines of confidentiality and secrecy, there is a need to inject transparency through disclosure and deterrence.
The proposal seeks to justify dropping ‘Nehru’ on the grounds that the organisation has now “acquired a truly national character” covering 623 districts.
She was the editor of the weekly Gauri Lankesh Patrike – a magazine that has been described as an “anti-establishment” publication – and recently faced attack for her views on communalism.
The status of cases against the likes of Vijay Mallya, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and former IPL chief Lalit Modi is the same as theirs – lost in transit.
One of the most important features of our administrative structure is the position of the district as a self-contained unit of governance. The BJP in Haryana has ignored that.
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.