Shatrughan Sinha, a BJP MP, came out in support of his party colleague after Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister, critcised Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for their handling of the economy.
India this month blindsided the auto industry by almost doubling the maximum levy on luxury cars and sport-utility vehicles – just weeks after first setting the rate as part of a major tax change.
The current challenge in rural electrification is not just giving connections, but providing sufficient, affordable, quality supply.
Free electricity connections for the poor have been part of the Centre’s electrification programme since the UPA regime, though the prime minister has tried to sell it as new.
Gogoi was accused by the state police of instigating the public to take up arms against the government at a rally held in Moran town near Dibrugarh on September 12.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The TOI report was not only embarrassing for the Modi government at the Centre, but also for Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
The Bharatiya Jana Sangh fudged evidence in order to blame its leader’s murder on a conspiracy, but Justice Chandrachud saw through these efforts.
Political families exist across the country and in many parties. And until Indian democracy matures, the people will have to put up with such dynasties.
Did Upadhyaya’s mysterious death have something to do with the factional tussle within the Jana Sangh? Why did his body go unnoticed for hours at the Mughal Sarai station yard?
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
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?