Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for 5 days on grounds of “highly unbecoming conduct” during their protests over lynchings.
The ambitious Modi-Shah duo are keen to break Congress chief minister Madhav Sinh Solanki’s record 149 seats out of 182 in the 1985 elections – a mark they could not cross even when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
The complainant has alleged that Rohit Tilak, a National Youth Congress leader, had sex with her after promising marriage and beat her when she tried to make him live up to that promise.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The Election Commission introduced special pens, posters for the presidential polls. Counting is to take place on July 20.
The strength of the first-ever BJP-led coalition government in Manipur has increased to 40 in the 60-member House, with two Congress MLAs joining.
In a tweet to Rahul Gandhi, Madhur Bhandarkar asked the leader whether he approved of the ‘hooliganism’ demonstrated by Congress supporters.
Under US law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran’s compliance with the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
“There is a genuine leader in India. That is Nitish Kumar. He is a leader without a party, the Congress is a party without a leader.”
R. Kannan’s biography of MGR offers an objective insightful portrait of a matinee-idol turned politician who had monopolised the story of Tamil Nadu.
The US plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms, a move sure to anger China, whose help President Trump has been seeking to rein in North Korea.
The Congress has repeatedly been an obstacle to opposition unity, and it is time it comes to terms with the fact that it is no longer a national party, and thus no longer has the right to demand a pre-eminent position in a coalition of parties.
Kovind also said that he had ceased to belong to any political party after he became governor of Bihar in 2015.
The decision to support the former Lok Sabha Speaker was taken in a meeting of 17 opposition parties at the Parliament Library today.
Unwilling to support a candidate with an RSS background, the Left parties have shared their own list of candidates with the Congress, and the final decision will be taken at an opposition meet on June 22.
Ambedkar says the opposition parties can still make a real contest out of the presidential elections if they put forward the right candidate.
The Congress has spurned the BJP’s appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition will take a call on contesting the poll after a meeting on June 22.
The elected Congress government has alleged that Bedi interferes in the political functioning of the UT, disrupting daily functioning.
The hotly-debated program announced by President Obama, which would have let around 4 million undocumented people live in the US was ultimately rescinded after a protracted political tug of war.
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.
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”.
A free press guarantees the critical space where people respond to the government’s declarations and methods, and voice their criticism and dissent. To governmentalise the press through coercion would mean dissolving that space.
The Madhya Pradesh chief minister started his fast for restoration of peace amid the widespread farmers’ agitation in the state.
Addressing a group of “eminent persons” in Chhattisgarh, he also said the Congress party was “merely an instrument of gaining independence”.
Rahul Gandhi blamed both Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Chouhan for the deaths of five farmers in Mandsaur on Tuesday.
AAP stays away but sends another letter, Congress abstains while the BJP, CPI and RJD prefer to be observers.
Former FBI director James Comey decided that he would first like to speak with the special counsel addressing the issue of Trump’s ties with Russia.
The former Assam chief minister was blocked from going to the site of the bridge because of “security concerns” ahead of Modi’s visit to inaugurate it.
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.
Several parties have raised concerns about the vulnerability and security of Electronic Voting Machines
Although Trump has said the Republicans are happy, his government has failed to get any major legislation through the Congress despite holding 52 seats.
While many concerns remain unanswered, it is clear that if simultaneous elections are implemented, the government’s accountability to the people will reduce.
In the forty-second episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the failure of Congress and PM Narendra Modi’s poor governance.
Despite its legendary non-performance, the BJP has zoomed ahead in the MCD polls by turning it into a popularity contest between Kejriwal and Modi.
Scientists and engineers taking up the Election Commission’s EVM challenge have said to understand what kind of tampering is possible, it is important to perform actions that insiders or criminals may attempt.
The navy’s 2017 shipbuilding plan looks to increase the size of the fleet to 308 ships, which will cost $21.2 billion per year to implement over 30 years.
As the agitation in Manipur’s hill district crosses its 600th day and eight bodies still await burial, the protesters witnessed their struggle nearly reach a resolution this month, but then suddenly head back into a deadlock.
IAS officers of the 1968 batch have petitioned Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, demanding that the gau rakshaks responsible for Pehlu Khan’s death be arrested at once.
Asked for details of the reform, an administration official said, “We will outline our broad principles and priorities” on Wednesday.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.