The leader of the BJP in the state assembly Tamiyo Taga is expected to be inducted in the Khandu cabinet.
The politicisation of national security comes from Narendra Modi’s desire to be projected as India’s Rambo prime minister.
As the BJP’s attempts to forge caste coalitions in poll-bound states seem to be failing, it has gone back to its age-old Hindutva campaign by whipping up a military frenzy.
The prime minister would do well to ponder over the Constitutional relationship between the Union of India and Kashmir and use that a starting point
Where are we headed as a society when a Muslim cannot pay his honest respects to the ‘Imam-e-Hind’ Lord Ram just because of his religious faith?
Ever since the Modi government came to power, first Muslims and now Dalits are being targeted on the pretext of protecting cows, she said.
With their new uniform, RSS volunteers can now look forward to some of the taunts they have been subjected to by critics of the Sangh – ‘nickkar’, ‘half-pantiya’, etc. – gradually falling into disuse.
After the Kargil war in 1999, the brass had opposed attempts by the Sangh parivar to use the army for political purposes.
Nandini Sundar’s meticulously researched The Burning Forest is a searing indictment of how the government and the Maoists fail to deliver constitutional rights.
The commission has asked whether the existing personal laws and customary practices need codification and whether it would benefit people
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
The BJP today asked the two not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani “propaganda”.
Bihar’s new prohibition law could land liquor sellers and consumers in jail for up to seven years and make them poorer by Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
As attacks and arrests increase in the name of gau raksha, this Muslim community in Rajasthan is on the run.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao likely feels that an English newspaper will be able to project his party’s programmes in a positive light and its news items will resonant with national audience.
Irom Sharmila talks about her plans to form her own party and about seeking support from Arvind Kejriwal for the upcoming assembly elections in Manipur.
Political reactions to the Indian Army’s ‘surgical strikes’ include concerns about continuing diplomatic and political solutions to ensure lasting peace.
This has been one of the primary demands of the Maratha protests across the state.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The right-wing student group has demanded that students and teachers who staged Draupadi at the Central University of Haryana be arrested.
The party is holding small meetings across the state to campaign for the upcoming elections, using alleged corruption and inefficiency in the Congress government as their plank.
The BJP government in Chhattisgarh, led by chief minister Raman Singh, allegedly purchased an AgustaWestland helicopter at an escalated price.
The key to peace in the region is to tackle the roots of the tension, which is the dispute over Kashmir.
In conversation with Asaduddin Owaisi on his experiences in the recent all-party delegation to Kashmir and how he thinks peace could be restored in the Valley.
With Delhi caught in a tussle between the Centre and state government, the city is a perfect example of how democracy is undermined in union territories.
A tribute to the advocate, writer and social activist who stood up for Dalits and the rights of the poor and the marginalised.
While citizenship rules along the lines of religion are not unknown in India, the new Bill has made this distinction explicit.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
International leaders have condemned the Uri attack, while Pakistan has denied any role in it.
The mass quitting of Congress MLAs on Friday to join People’s Party of Arunachal indicates that the party is once again set to lose power in the northeastern state.
Modi and his band of cheerleaders are discovering now that there is no magic wand.
The Bill was introduced by the Deve Gowda government in 1996 and was passed by the upper house in 2010 after being tossed around for various reasons.
By making Onam ‘Vamana Jayanthi’ – an upper caste Hindu festival – the BJP aspires to create a Hindu vote bank in Kerala and destabilise the state’s deep cultural coherence, unity and diversity.
The Aam Aadmi Party has ambitious plans but can it expand to deliver nationally?
Apart from the impracticality of the idea, competition is the essence of democracy and it would not be desirable to have an “opposition mukt Bharat”.
The government should hold multiple rounds of talks, engage with experts on the possible solutions already laid out and be ready to work with Pakistan.
How committed to women’s issues are the parties contesting in Delhi University?
Academics are worried that NBT’s decision to discontinue printing Chandra’s book, Communalism- A Primer, signals an authoritarian regime settling in.
Testimonies provided by Christians to a fact-finding team show a surge of communal attacks – threats, violence and persecution – against the community.
According to Rajkhowa, he was asked to resign because of his “ill health”, though his treatment is complete and he has returned to work.