Nitish Kumar seems to have forgotten the BJP’s communal propaganda cost it votes in Bihar.
Once a way to socialise, Chandigarh’s well-ingrained culture of men aimlessly cruising through the streets and following women around has now become an everyday form of harassment.
In 2013, Rajiv Kumar had advocated that a troubled Indian economy should approach the IMF for help. Today he believes that India is better off without foreign academic and institutional help.
After the girl alleged inaction, the Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the police to submit a status report on the investigation against Kuldeep Barala and others.
Partition as memory is still an oral world embedded in silences, caught in a language of despair that refuses to heal 70 years later.
The Congress persuaded the EC to invalidate the votes of two of its MLAs who switched sides, and also managed the backing of a rebel BJP MLA.
While the opposition parties called the variance in Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes the “biggest scam of the century,” the Centre dismissed it as a “frivolous” issue.
Vinod Dua discusses the stalking and alleged abduction of a woman in Chandigarh and the Maharashtra education board’s attempt to erase Mughals from school history textbooks.
The PM had famously said the law will take its course but “parents … have a responsibility” too. By not penalising the Haryana BJP chief, he is sending out a retrograde message.
Going on with business as usual would not be enough to defeat the challenges posed by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the former Union minister said.
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In a Facebook post, that has now been deleted, a member of the Barala family shared a photo of DJ Varnika Kundu with two men and implied that she was drunk at the time of the incident.
Lafiqul Islam Ahmed, president of a minority students’ body and a critic of the state’s BJP-led government, was shot dead on August 1.
The People’s Democratic Party, the BJP’s ally in the state, and the National Conference have spoken out strongly against the Centre’s call for ‘larger debate’ on the future of Article 35A.
The role of emperor Akbar in revised history textbooks has been reduced to just three lines, with all focus now on Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha empire.
A more important issue for the Indian growth story is that FDI cannot entirely meet the country’s capital needs and that it needs to rustle up its own capital.
An excerpt from Manjari Katju’s ‘Hinduising Democracy: The Vishva Hindu Parishad in Contemporary India’.
The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led UP government’s proposal to rename the station after the Jan Sangh leader in a bid to revive his legacy.
By giving up on opposition unity and aligning with the BJP, which he criticised so intensely, Nitish Kumar has destroyed his own and the country’s future.
Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government’s changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare.
The meat is believed to have been obtained from an illegal slaughterhouse and has been sent for testing.
By consistently deterring students from dissenting against illegitimate and regressive practices, the current administration seems determined to crush JNU’s commitment to social justice.
Both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the Election Commission’s decision to introduce the NOTA option, saying it went against the constitution.
An Association for Democratic Reforms report has also found the average assets of 29 ministers in the Nitish Kumar-led cabinet to be Rs 2.46 crore.
The choice today is not between authentic and hypocritical politicians. In fact, the only choice is between harmless, risky and dangerous forms of hypocrisy and the JD(U) chief has mastered the first.
The Wire brings you a breakdown of what’s going on in parliament – up front and behind the scenes.
A fierce critic of the Assam’s BJP-led government, Ahmed campaigned against corruption, child labour and child marriage.
Vishal Rana is the 14th person to be given bail among the 18 accused of killing Mohammad Akhlaq.
Officials familiar with the the details of the early morning raids said a team of IT sleuths also reached the resort where D.K. Shivakumar was staying to question him.
In a statement, the party has clarified that the sudden increase in Amit Shah’s assets is due to the properties he inherited after his mother’s death in 2013.
The Bihar chief minister also said that the opposition had no real agenda and that he had no option but to break his alliance with Lalu because of the corruption charges.
The Congress’s backing of the demand is being seen as an attempt to woo Lingayat votes and undercut the BJP’s push for Hindu consolidation.
Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya sidestepped questions on jobless economic growth and the impact of demonetisation after admitting to ‘jobless growth’.
“We have the right to consider holy any animal we like but to hope that followers of another religion will consider it equally sacred is nothing but to incite violence.”
In a memorandum submitted to the Election Commission, the Congress alleged that the BJP was using money power and threats to get MLAs over to their side before the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.
When he harboured ambitions of being the opposition’s key to power at the Centre, Nitish Kumar made many a scathing comment against the BJP and its allies.
After his chief ministerial term ends in 2019, Nitish Kumar will have to deal with a BJP which is suspicious of regional leaders like him.
Nitish has always been careful to ensure that his amenable secular conscience does not come at the cost of his government.
The ruling coalition of the JD(U), BJP and others got 131 votes while the opposition secured 108 votes.
The ascendancy of Deendayal Upadhyay, who abhorred the idea of secularism, opposed Hindu-Muslim unity and aimed to build a Hindu rashtra, in current political discourse is a sign of things to come.
Vinod Dua talks about Nitish Kumar’s alliance with the BJP and RSS pracharak and national executive member Indresh Kumar’s plan to defeat China.