The Registrar General of India has sought permission from the Supreme Court to push the deadline for updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam to July 31 2018.
Breaking down the details of the defence contract and key political debates around it.
“If you vote for us, you will be better off. If you don’t vote for us, the difficulties will become obvious to you.”
The state government’s letter also says that the censor board should take into account “people’s views” while making a decision on the film.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
The Supreme Court’s interim order asking the Centre to respond with a scheme to set up special courts to try politicians involved in criminal cases may not offer a lasting solution to the problem.
Slowly but surely, the Congress is shuffling back into the game and Rahul, the man who everyone, including his own party, gave up on, is chiefly responsible for that.
‘In the last three years, we have been witness to an unfortunate vilification campaign around you and your ideas about freedom, secularism and socialism.’
The chief minister also said that “distorting history” is akin to sedition and that “Pakistan” is used as an abuse in Europe, as is “Paki”.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
While many say that GST and demonetisation have dealt a severe blow to their livelihoods, some still remain hopeful that the Modi government will take steps to address the fast deteriorating conditions.
The decision taken by the GST Council will have a revenue implication of Rs 20,000 crore annually.
Vinod Dua discusses how the BJP has started resembling Congress and solutions for the Delhi smog.
We must have an exhaustive investigation of every minute aspect of this whole disastrous experience. This includes a government-led comprehensive one, resulting in a white paper or report tabled in Parliament.
One year later, the stated objectives of Modi’s shuddhi yagna stand unmet, while India’s poor and most vulnerable continue to bleed. “Demonetisation is not the end but the beginning of a ‘long, deep and constant’ battle against black money and corruption and will benefit the poor and the common […]
The former RBI governor, hesitant about appearing politically partisan, has apparently agreed to consider the Delhi chief minister’s offer.
Party leaders in Rajasthan are joining the chorus against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film and threatening to stall its release.
Urmilesh discusses BJP’s promise of a paradise in 2022 with senior journalist Rahul Dev and historian Mridula Mukherjee.
The ruling party’s embrace of Vallabhbhai Patel, who openly opposed the RSS’s subversive activities, indicates the lengths to which it will go to win back the support of Gujarat’s Patel community.
In Gujarat, there is a general apathy of the ruling party towards Muslims, matched only by the apathy of the common Muslim towards the electoral process.
An article in The Wire had pointed out the conflict of interest involved in the think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval’s son and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav Varanasi.
Thirty-two civilians, including political workers, have been killed in South Kashmir allegedly by militants this year, the police have said.
Former MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki is the prime accused in the 2010 murder of Amit Jethwa, whose family is still fighting for justice.
While the BJP is trying to keep the anger alive and blame the state government for the incident, the Congress is attempting to shift the focus to development.
The National Security Act will allow the Uttar Pradesh police to keep Chandrashekhar, who was granted bail on November 2, under further detention.
Haasan had said that right-wing Hindutva groups cannot deny the existence of Hindu extremism.
Roy had resigned from the Rajya Sabha and quit the Trinamool Congress earlier this month.
Senior CPI (M) and J&K leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has stated that the issue may snowball as it comes at a time when a sense of alienation among the people in the Kashmir valley is growing.
All college and school students enrolled in the NSS have been told to participate.
From declaring towns in the state as official pilgrimage sites to his colour drive, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister is going all out in his obvious push for Hindutva.
“Section 67 is the new Section 66A. This action smacks of political censorship.”
The state’s Congress unit has written to the Prime Minister’s Office demanding a probe into “misuse of government machineries” by the Union minister of state for home.
Sikhs have for long been deeply wary of the RSS’s scheme of a Hindu Rashtra and its subversive movement to merge the Sikh identity with Hinduism.
Vinod Dua discusses the BJP’s attempt to appropriate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the government’s decision to rope in the Indian Army to rebuild the Elphinstone bridge in Mumbai.
The movement for “azadi” – which Chidambaram rightly said was more about restoring autonomy than independence – is driven by the fact that many in Jammu and Kashmir feel their political space is being constrained by New Delhi.
Gujarat’s minorities may have a common enemy in the ruling party and government for now. However, the state’s recent history provides many instances of clashes between these sections of the population.
Former finance minister P. Chidambaram talks about the Modi government’s handling of the GST, Robert Vadra, Karti Chidambaram, attacks on the opposition, Gujarat elections and more in an interview with journalist Swati Chaturvedi.
The West Bengal chief minister is protesting the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes.
The Supreme Court’s decision holds particular interest in poll-bound Tripura as the BJP is looking to corner the Manik Sarkar government on the issue.
The Bill seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action.