Angry that its earlier orders about inflammatory advertisements had been ignored, the Election Commission says only pre-certified ads can be published on polling day.
‘The BJP has supported the issue of justice to the victims of 1984 genocide for 30 years and it also used this issue as a shield for 2002 Gujarat riots’, alleges lawyer representing the victims.
India and Indonesia are civilisational cousins yet neither Indians nor Indonesians are cognizant of their historical closeness – in matters of language, culture, religion and world view.
‘We are all students of Ram Manohar Lohia, who advocated a constant campaign against the establishment. Today, the BJP and RSS are the establishment,’says Nitish Kumar
It is almost certain that he and Amit Shah will not be able to run the party with the same level of centralised control as they do now if the NDA fails to do as well as expected in Bihar.
“The industrialists who meet the Prime Minister don’t speak whole truth. After meeting the PM, they wonder what is happening and say ‘please do something’. And in front of the media they give the government 9 out of 10,” Shourie claimed.
“Nobody will be allowed to take away your reservation and give it to any other community in pursuit of their vote bank politics,” the Prime Minister told OBCs and Dalits at an election rally on Monday.
In this excerpt from his new book, T.N. Ninan looks at how the tension between these two goals is playing out in Indian today
While diplomatic relations are expected to deepen, trade and investment remain hobbled by global and domestic factors
In India, an entire industry is busy creating excuses to defend the Prime Minister from various misdemeanours by his associates
We need to worry not about the future of cows or beef-eating but the status and fate of Muslims in India.
In the wake of the ongoing protest by writers and artists over the government’s response to incidents of violence and intolerance, sociologists have expressed their disquiet at the PM’s ‘late response’ and his failure to assert the rule of law will be defended
With his growing investments in renewable energy which is a big part of Narendra Modi’s Make in India policy, Gautam Adani may not have any use for his coal mine in Queensland. What will he do with it?
India needs political leaders who can make people understand and accept that even if Hinduism is the dominant religion, men and women cannot be killed because what they write or what they eat offends Hindus.
‘Dadri incident is sad and unwelcome but has nothing to do with the Central government,’ says the Prime Minister.
Strangely enough, or perhaps characteristically, the Prime Minister did not promise severe action against the killers of writers, rational thinkers and ordinary people suspected of eating beef.
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, author Nayantara Sahgal answers her critics about her decision to return the Sahitya Akademi award
As Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi in Gujarat, G.C. Murmu was caught on tape intimidating even senior officials from testifying against his boss
Her announcement comes in the wake of three other awardees having returned their Akademi trophies protesting the persecution of rationalists.
Riots in the city after the local administration refuses permission to Hindu groups who want to immerse idols in the Ganga
New Delhi: After eminent writer Nayantara Sahgal, former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman Ashok Vajpeyi has returned his Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the “assault on right to freedom of both life and expression”. Voicing displeasure over the Dadri lynching incident and and a string of killings of rationalists, he also […]
If companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft stand to earn revenues from Digital India, they should be made to contribute to the Universal Service Obligation fund which, in turn, can be used to advance public interest in specific ways.
Unless there is a real attempt to overhaul the election funding system, no dent will be made in the black money economy
Forget about your right to eat what you want. The fight is now over your right to not be killed for what you eat.
Modi’s one-hour long speech, which was peppered with jokes, rhetorical flourishes and history lessons, was a logical culmination of his Silicon Valley and US tour.
With a strong emotional pitch, softball questions and Facebook HQ as friendly ground, the PM hits a home run – with one eye firmly on home
It’s not that Indians are dirty but that the Indian state has never invested in the complete sanitation chain
New York: India, Japan, Germany and Brazil today declared themselves “legitimate” candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a “fixed timeframe”, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately. Hosting a summit of leaders of Germany, Japan and […]
Modi carries the message of poverty elimination to ensure sustainable development
It is time for India and the G4 to adopt a strategy of non-cooperation towards the UNSC and the United Nations as a whole
Dublin: With Irish children welcoming him by reciting Sanskrit shlokas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at secularists back home saying had this been done in India it would have raised questions. Addressing a gathering of Indian diaspora here, Modi, who made a five-hour brief stop-over […]
Wooing the big digital players to invest in India is all very well, but Indian companies will be looking for a level playing field too
New Delhi: “Ma’am, can I go to the toilet?” asked Sunehra (she uses only one name), a bubbly 12-year-old fifth-standard student of Nigam Pratibha Vidyalaya, a school run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi in the south-eastern neighbourhood of Sangam Vihar. Since there isn’t a working toilet, she […]
Why are liberal souls losing their shirt just because the Prime Minister and his ministerial colleagues all chose to put in an appearance before the RSS chief and his advisers?
Narendra Modi makes his first visit to Bhopal as Prime Minister on September 10.
The Modi government’s attack on Sathiyam TV is another manifestation of the Indian state’s paranoia of the medium of film and television, and consequently, the irrational controlling impulse of the law
The earlier coyness of the RSS is gone. It will now play an even bigger role in Indian politics
The Prime Minister may not be in the habit of reading written texts. But were some of the questions and answers on September 4 prepared in advance?
With the security of tenure becoming more uncertain, it is worrisome that 60 officers have sought voluntary repatriation to their state cadres.
What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the sangh and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society