The CBI had started a preliminary enquiry on the basis of a complaint filed by the vigilance department of the Delhi government which had found irregularities in the process of hiring an advertising agency to promote the programme.
No candidate’s names have been announced so far by the ruling party or the opposition.
“Your chelas may be good at counting votes and notes, but I cannot bring myself to keep quiet in the face of the creeping institutionalised shoddiness in India’s political life and public space.”
While the BJP had said its three-member committee will meet the Congress on Friday to select a consensus presidential candidate, Congress insists it has not received any formal proposal yet.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.
In the sixty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a growing culture of intolerance against political opposition and the status of the “Accessible India Campaign”.
Shah’s remark not only reduces Gandhi’s status by identifying him only by his caste, but is also a stunning reminder of how pervasive caste prejudices are.
Speaking at the All India Hindu Convention, Sadhvi Saraswati also asked Hindus to rear cows in order to protect them.
While the minister said “everything will be done in the true spirit of democracy,” he added that it was necessary for the other parties to “respect the mandate of the people which is with us”.
Vinod Dua discusses the impact of demonetisation in light of SBI’s recent admission that it has led to a slowdown in Indian economy, and Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi.
General secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury discusses various aspects of current national politics with Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
Even as the Indian Medical Association head claims he was unaware of the polarising VHP leader’s past, others say he could help doctors gain attention to their demands.
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.