Narendra Modi has learnt never to engage with his opponents; he sets the agenda and a hapless opposition and media try to keep up.
After allegations of favouritism over the awards that carry a one-time payment of Rs 11 lakh and a lifetime monthly pension of Rs 50,000, the SP leader encouraged the current BJP government to do the same.
The danger of Hindutva politics lies not in creating a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ but in the destruction it will wreak and the lives it will destroy during its dominance and in its aftermath.
Though power has alternated between the NDA and Congress in Punjab or the INLD, Congress and the BJP in Haryana in the last few decades, politicians from all sides cultivated him and protected him.
The Bill was tabled by the Sikkim Democratic Front, a part of the BJP’s North East Democratic Alliance.
In conversation with Congress leader and former tribal affairs minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo about the Modi government’s track record, the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and more.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has since 2014 tightened surveillance of non-profit groups, saying they were acting against India’s national interests.
The by-election victory has taken the BJP’s tally up by one seat only, to 14 MLAs. With 16 seats, the Congress is still the single largest party in the 40-member House.
An event scheduled in Delhi University to try and initiate conversations of various kinds was cancelled due to ‘security concerns’, only highlighting how free academic spaces have shrunk.
Questions over excessive police firing and the issue of why Panchkula wasn’t cleared of Dera followers before the court order was pronounced remain unanswered.
Eight candidates are in the fray in the election, which is being carried out at 379 polling stations. The counting will take place on August 28.
If all the suspects are declared innocent, the responsibility for whatever happens must lie with the victims, for victims are the only certainties in any case.
Vinod Dua discusses the landmark Supreme Court verdict on instant triple talaq and asks why BJP leaders keep referring to 2022.
Pradyot Manikya Burman talks to The Wire about the indigenous people’s demand for separate statehood and the 2018 elections where BJP will attempt to dislodge the CPI(M) government, which has been in power in Tripura since 1998.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly talked about the importance of ‘cooperative’ federalism. But his party’s actions show that this is merely lip-service.
In a questionnaire sent to all political parties and the Election Commission, the panel has cited the UP elections to argue that first past the post may not be the “best suited system”.
The merger of the NCRB and the Bureau of Police Research and Development seems like an attempt to gain more control over security-related data.
NE Dispatch: Rally Against BJP Policies in Assam; Nagaland Village Chiefs Meet Modi Over Naga Accord
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
JD (U)’s homecoming has cemented the Bihar chief minister’s position as an ideological partner of the BJP.
The West Bengal chief minister blamed the Centre for threatening the opposition and hampering the country’s economy by introducing demonetisation and alleged that education was being saffronised in the country.
While Ram Nath Kovind, in his independence day address, talked about Nehru’s efforts to strike a balance between the traditional and the modern; Amit Shah, a few days earlier, had said Nehru “borrowed western ideas” and ignored India’s glorious past.
O.P. Rawat stressed on the fact that a democracy could thrive only when elections were free, fair and transparent.
A great responsibility falls upon the democratic and secular parties – whatever be their differences on policy matters – to come together and defend the country’s values.
The platform for unity was called the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting and was hosted by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who appeared to emerge as a rallying point for the Opposition.
A dispute over whether RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat should have been allowed to hoist the national flag at a school in Kerala has morphed into questions over whether appropriate flag protocol was followed.
Without a doubt, Ansari was the target of the prime minister’s wrath because he is the senior-most Muslim in public life.
With tractors replacing bulls in agriculture and in the absence of a cattle market due to BJP’s cow protection drive in Uttar Pradesh, stray cattle has become a menace for villagers.
Adivasi leaders and activists say that behind the recent communal legislations is the state government’s hidden agenda to transfer community land to corporates and deflect attention from its failure to address crucial developmental issues plaguing the state.
The Trinamool Congress today was ahead of its rivals in all seven urban local bodies, where elections were held on August 13.
High Court Raps Airport Authority for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises
The bench was not convinced by the AAI’s defence that the meeting was spontaneous, asking how the many visible arrangements could be made quickly.
A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the grace to correct it before it does any more harm. The prime minister, unfortunately, has shown no signs of having either of these virtues.
In any sane democracy, the death of over 60 children in a few days would have been a career-ending event. Not here.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
At an event on Sunday, senior BJP leaders including Union minister Radha Mohan Singh began yelling at Drèze as he criticised the Jharkhand government and demanded that he be removed from the stage.
While the state BJP president has justified the move as an attempt at integrating Assam into mainstream India, student bodies and several others see it as a way of suppressing sub-nationalism and spreading the Hindutva agenda.
“The feeling of patriotism cannot be forced down someone. It is a sentiment that is already there in all Indians.”
A desperate attempt is underway to change the narrative over the death of scores of children.
The management of the institution has been so abysmal in the last few years that tragedies like these have been a daily occurrence.
The quotation published in a newspaper ad is misleading and mischievous. It is erroneous and puts words in Gandhi’s mouth that are not his.
With Palanisamy adopting resolutions against Sasikala and AIADMK deputy general secretary Dinakaran, all eyes are now on the Panneerselvam camp for a possible merger.