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.
Perhaps the BJP national managers know that the Modi spell is over. Shrewd operators that they are, they must be cognisant that shoddy goods have been sold to gullible Gujaratis for nearly two decades.
Kamal Mitra Chenoy referred to the Gujarat “genocide” and called the BJP “anti-Muslim” in his comments on Al Jazeera.
According to both government records and officials in charge of disaster management, much of the flood relief operations were complete before the Himachal Pradesh elections were announced on October 12.
The West Bengal chief minister also asked her party leaders to begin a ‘black day’ campaign condemning demonetisation from November 8.
Hardik Patel and others are accused of ransacking the office of Visnagar MLA Rishikesh Patel during the protest rally of Patidar community in July 2015.
Vinod Dua discusses why the Gujarat assembly election dates weren’t announced earlier and the government’s decision to recapitalise banks.
The CPI(M)’s unclear stance on joining the protest reflects a divide within the organisation on whether to align with other parties.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Authorities at the hotel have confirmed sharing the CCTV footage with the police for security reasons.
The prime minister, who now spends several days a week campaigning in Gujarat, is reduced to blaming the Congress party, who he says did not allow development.
The bill amends CrPC, 1973, and restricts the media from naming a public servant until the Rajasthan government allows the case to be investigated.
Investigations into accusations of public officials’ corruption need to be sanctioned by the government before they begin, a new state ordinance says.
While the party has been relentlessly campaigning for simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies, it has not expressed unhappiness with the decision not to align Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
The 2013 deluge came as a windfall for him. The media was too ready to build and hand over to the country, a strong man, a Rambo, a rescuer. We clung to him. From the heights of Kedarnath thus began the fall of this nation.
Comments range from seeing it as an attack on media freedom to an attempt to keep information hidden from the public.
Maya Mirchandani discusses the claim of some BJP leaders that the Taj Mahal is not representative of Indian cultural heritage. With historians Sunil Kumar and Sohail Hashmi.
When it comes to social media posts critical of government, parties across state lines are clamping down on free speech.
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Janata Dal (United) spokesman-turned-dissident takes on the Election Commission, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath.
Despite widespread violations of workers’ entitlements, the BJP government as well as the opposition have shown nothing but apathy.
Between 2003 and 2007, Modi, as Gujarat CM, took about 100 chartered flights worth Rs 16 crore. But Congress leaders have not been transparent about their use of charters either.
BJP MLAs Sanjeev Raja and Anil Parashar refused to allow Rajasthan officials to even seize the ultrasound machine at the facility.
Vinod Dua discusses BJP MLA Sangeet’s Som’s comments on Taj Mahal and the RSS affiliated trade union Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh’s criticism of the BJP’s economic policies.
Two ‘private citizens’ are now in the eye of a political tug-of-war for their business dealings, one the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the other the son of BJP president Amit Shah.
Instead of emphasising the Hindu origins of Muslim monuments and staking a claim over them, the new RSS strategy is to belittle their importance and denounce them so as to denigrate Muslims by suspecting their ‘Indian-ness’.
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
Suresh Mehta, who quit the BJP in 2007, argues that successive governments in Gujarat have pushed the state towards becoming permanently trapped in debt.
The BJP MLA’s remarks came after the monument was excluded from a Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet earlier this month.
How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.