The BJP’s politics of social engineering aims to create a united universe of nationalism and poses an ideological challenge to the ‘separation’ thesis of the Ambedkarite movement.
Addressing a group of “eminent persons” in Chhattisgarh, he also said the Congress party was “merely an instrument of gaining independence”.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Pinarayi Vijayan also said his party was facing “false propaganda and threats” across the country because the RSS had “realised” that CPI(M) hinders the RSS’s agenda of “leading the country into fascism”.
Old age and extensive travels cited reasons as exemptions of appearance in court.
“Aaj main suspend ho jaunga, par tujhe joota zarur marunga (Even if I get suspended today, I’ll make sure I beat you up),” a police officer allegedly told one of the journalists.
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In 45ºC heat, farmers are walking from market to market to sell their cattle but others are reluctant to buy, knowing it will be difficult to get rid of them later.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
“I cannot compromise on the sentiments of the Garos,” Bachu Marak said while resigning.
The National People’s Party, the BJP’s ally in the Northeast, has written to Narendra Modi asking that he de-notify the recent directive banning cattle trade for slaughter.
Unemployment has risen and the corporate sector has taken a hit, but the Modi government is relying on statistics to create an illusion of economic growth.
The struggle to punish the killers of Pansare, Kalburgi and Dabholkar is linked to the struggle to preserve democracy in India, says Pansare’s daughter.
The state BJP leader Bernard Marak said that the party would instead regulate the price of beef and other meats to make it more affordable for the poor.
Cultural transformations and a growing fear of socio-economic alienation are breeding a deep sense of social angst among adivasis against those perceived as ‘outsiders’.
AAP stays away but sends another letter, Congress abstains while the BJP, CPI and RJD prefer to be observers.
Two senior police officers have been suspended and 30 have been arrested in connection with the violence.
The BJP is making inroads among Dalits but at the same time, Dalits come together when they are attacked by upper castes
The activists have alleged that “the concerned investigating officer of the said case has gone missing after the submission of the final report.”
Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das is likely to start a radio address on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann ki Baat – an idea which is expected to be emulated by other states as well.
It is unlikely that President Pranab Mukherjee will find himself elected for a second term because he has not endeared himself sufficiently to the ruling establishment.
An RSS man at heart and in mind, Dave had replaced Prakash Javadekar as environment minister at the Centre in July 2016.
“Capital investments from foreign countries are not going to make us a great nation.”
Dave was best known for crafting BJP’s strategy to unseat Congress chief minister in Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh in 2003.
The party today is a pale, forlorn shadow of its once vibrant self.
Several parties have raised concerns about the vulnerability and security of Electronic Voting Machines
The firebrand Hindutva leader had owned up to his hate speech and even justified it in a TV interview; yet the UP government says there is no ‘conclusive’ evidence that he made the speech in question.
State BJP members have sought Amit Shah’s “urgent” intervention in reorganising the party leadership in the poll bound state.
The country is witnessing the law of the living in the space of death.
With municipal slaughterhouses shut since 2012 and private ones now forced to down their shutters, buffalo-meat sellers have nowhere to go.
While the State Bank of India in Arunachal’s capital has blamed the RBI for the shortage, the public and business establishments continue to bear the brunt of the cash crunch.
The Students’ Federation of India has alleged that Nabarun Deb and his family were brutally attacked by ABVP activists over what they say is a false charge.
The changes come after Amanatullah Khans accused Kumar Vishwas of colluding with the BJP to split AAP.
While many concerns remain unanswered, it is clear that if simultaneous elections are implemented, the government’s accountability to the people will reduce.
The chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader has finally stopped blaming EVMs for his party’s loss in the polls and begun looking inwards.
There are many opportunities for the opposition, but the question is, are they up to it?
“The websites www.srishtanews.com and www.dainikbharat.com are spreading reports claiming that JNU students are glorifying the Sukma Naxal attack,” JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.
Stylish and handsome, the star had a legion of swooning female fans even though he often played the villain
In a one-to-one personality contest, the opposition leaders are very weak vis-à-vis Narendra Modi. They need to define their own agendas.
In a country beset with serious socio-economic problems, where job creation is at a record low and farm distress shows no signs of relenting, we are busy debating cows, statues and couples in love.