In an interview, Adityanath also denied any incidents of cow-related violence in UP since his government came to power.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP and its allies were able to form the largest majority government since 1984. The NDA’s combined vote share was at 38.5%.
The manner in which the state machinery, including the police, intimidates family members of whistleblowers or those who report scandals, has become a recurring pattern, one that should not go unpunished.
Low budget, poor pay, delays in payment are being used as tools to lower the interest of people in the scheme, say activists.
There a growing chasm between corporate India’s hiring strategy and the aspirations of India’s young workers
At the heart of the work of both the Kannada journalist and the Pakistani human rights activist was a desire to eradicate class and caste divides.
BJP MP Paresh Rawal on Sunday got called out on Twitter for playing fast and loose with facts.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
The train is expected to reduce travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to less than three hours from the current seven hours.
Modi has been called out several times for following abusive Twitter handles, most recently after the murder of Gauri Lankesh, but he doesn’t seem to care.
“MLAs who have adopted schools in their region will go there and promote PM’s message of cleanliness as part of the celebrations,” MOS for basic education said.
The prime minister will be addressing a student leaders’ convention in the capital to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address at the World Parliament of Religions on Monday.
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
Despite widespread accusations against the Myanmar government of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas, India has planned to deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees.
The Intelligence Bureau has been investigating the funding of NGOs working to reduce tobacco usage. It is unusual for health sector organisations to be investigated by the highest agencies.
The Trump regime has informed the Congress that it “strongly supports” transfers of F-18 and F-16 fighter proposals put forth by Boeing and Lockheed Martin respectively.
An audit of tweets, handles and hashtags the government wants Twitter to block makes it clear that official censorship is being deployed not just against terrorism but legitimate political speech as well.
Under Prabhu’s tenure, five northeastern states were included in the broad gauge network and 29 new trains introduced.
The status of cases against the likes of Vijay Mallya, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and former IPL chief Lalit Modi is the same as theirs – lost in transit.
“One of the important points that was made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity in the border areas was a prerequisite for further development of our relationship,” the Indian foreign secretary said.
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.
Three almost simultaneous developments, each of which would normally have dented the government’s image in only minor ways, show how Modi’s image is beginning to lose its shine.
The meeting comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Doklam area.
It’s not easy to defend a failing flagship policy, especially when the central premise is shaky. When the foundation is built on wishful thinking, the supporting ‘evidence’ is bound to stray into fiction too.
With the reshuffle, the strength of the Union council has gone up to 76, just six short of the maximum cap of 82 imposed by Article 72 of the constitution.
The price of demonetisation’s “success” is now clear – slowing economic growth. What makes matters worse is that India has made very little headway in solving its twin balance sheet problem.
Nana Patole has claimed that when he tried to discuss the farmers’ plight with Modi, he got “very angry”.
Unlike earlier social media campaigns, the current effort to counter the negative perception generated by the RBI’s own data has seen the deployment of cabinet ministers too.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest RBI data on demonetisation and appeals to the prime minister to apologise to the public.
Economist Arun Kumar explains how demonetisation failed to tackle black money, but had a severely negative effect on the unorganised sector and the white (formal) economy.
Narendra Modi has learnt never to engage with his opponents; he sets the agenda and a hapless opposition and media try to keep up.
Nine months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, it is clear that his government has not had one single, consistent reason for conducting the notebandi exercise.
The influential think tank, whose goal is to safeguard ‘American interests’ globally, is also seen by Indian businesses with strong US partnerships as a way of lobbying the Indian government.
Raghavan headed a probe that cleared Narendra Modi of involvement in the 2002 Godhra riots.
The danger of Hindutva politics lies not in creating a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ but in the destruction it will wreak and the lives it will destroy during its dominance and in its aftermath.
“There is huge potential for cooperation between China and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said, without giving details.
We have an agrarian crisis today because we have failed to think through what kind of agriculture we need.
In conversation with Congress leader and former tribal affairs minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo about the Modi government’s track record, the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and more.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has since 2014 tightened surveillance of non-profit groups, saying they were acting against India’s national interests.