Disregard for local leaders and dependence on the Left may push the ‘grand old party’ to the third position in Tripura for the first time in the state’s history.
Maya Mirchandani speaks to former union minister and advocate Salman Khurshid on the latest triple talaq judgment and how the Gujarat elections were a sign of Congress’s revival.
Seven national and 16 regional parties collected a total of Rs 1,503.21 crore during 2017 assembly, but spent only Rs 494 crore.
At a function to celebrate three years of ‘good governance’, Kejriwal highlighted the good works undertaken despite having to fight through numerous roadblocks put up by the Centre.
The resolution proves that the difference between the two factions – Sitaram Yechury’s and Prakash Karat’s – is only semantic and not the big rift it was made out to be.
The Centre’s stance on the Haryana forestry scam case runs contrary to constitutional provision for the protection of civil servants.
The publication of monthly reports is mandated, but only 13% of ministries and 5.7% of departments are actually following through.
The prime minister used his recent speech in Parliament to mount both an attack on the opposition and a defence of his government. But how well do his claims stack up? The Wire breaks it down.
The shutdown, which is an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress, is the second this year under Donald Trump.
Clearly on the defensive, was the prime minister’s speech in parliament another example of his belief that people will swallow anything he says provided he does so with sufficient bravado?
The need of the hour is not simultaneous elections, but a drastic change in the whole election process.
Gandhi alleged that the government was orchestrating violence against minorities to polarise society for narrow political gains.
The events of the last four years have hugely damaged our democratic institutions. Left parties need to grab every opportunity to ensure that the BJP is kept off the seat of power.
The direct contest between the Congress and the BJP has become a triangular fight with the entry of a regional party.
The order, which warns of ‘strict disciplinary action’ against erring personnel, also restricts members of the police from sharing any political messages on social media.
Saying that it was ‘Modiji who personally got the deal done’, the Congress president’s barb comes a day after after the defence minister claimed that a secrecy pact between France and India prevented her from divulging details.
Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that opposition party leaders were being treated as “potential terrorists” and their phones were being tapped.
In his maiden Rajya Sabha speech, the BJP chief also pitched for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
The roots of the rise of Hindutva lie in substantial measure in the nature of Congress rule and in particular the UPA governments of 2004 to 2014.
The proposed amendment to the already repealed FCRA 1976, tucked away in the last page of the Finance Bill, is akin to trying to conduct a heart or liver transplant on a person who has been dead for seven years.
In an interview, Sangma talks about why the NPP is contesting only 53 of 60 seats without the BJP as its ally and the party’s plans to expand its base in the Northeast.
According to Pilot, a “lot of people who had been swayed by the BJP’s propaganda have now returned to the Congress”.
The results in Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh bypolls clearly show that the Vasundhara Raje government is on a sticky wicket, and that sans development, the BJP’s poll strategy of polarisation may not always work
Even as schemes have received minimal allocations, this budget signals an important shift in the political narrative. Gone is the focus on jobs, skills, aspirations and empowerment.
The government’s announcement of the National Health Protection Scheme for 10 crore families is, in fact, a massive insurance scheme for 50 crore of India’s poorest.
Vinod Dua breaks down the Union Budget 2018.
According to the opposition, the budget is mere ‘lip-service paid in the name of the farmers and the poor’ and will not have any real impact.
The parties will now get a free pass for violations of the law going back 40 years.
The unlawful change in land use is not even being discussed by the political class.
According to sources, representations had poured in from Indians and non-resident Indians, ministries and state governments.
Karan Thapar interviews former three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit about her memoir ‘Citizen Delhi – My Times, My Life’.
The court was hearing a PIL which says the decision to introduce orange passports for those who are non-matriculate is discriminatory on several grounds.
To highlight the ‘threat to the Indian constitution’ posed by BJP, opposition parties held an alternative Republic Day event in Mumbai.
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the internal debate in his party about joining forces with the Congress, his proposed move to impeach the Chief Justice of India, strategies to counter the BJP and the upcoming Tripura assembly elections.
The minor Adivasi girl had alleged that she had been gangraped by ‘four men in uniform’.
What masquerades today as an argument for constitutional morality or political propriety is actually a mask for the politics of malice, vendetta and plain bullying.
The MEA has termed reports about infrastructure, albeit ‘temporary’, at Doklam as ‘mischievous’, says there has been no change in status quo.
The outcome appears to be in BJP’s favour as NPF leader Neiphu Rio quit the party and is poised to join the newly-formed NDPP and become the joint CM candidate.
The agency is investigating the FIPB approval granted by P. Chidambaram, the then finance minister, in the Aircel-Maxis FDI case.
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 180: SC Judges’ Press Conference And Challenges Before The Indian Judiciary
Vinod Dua discusses the historic press conference by four rebel Supreme Court judges and the challenges before the Indian judiciary.