A former transport secretary L.K. Joshi-led committee had termed the cancellation of 26 allotments as unjustified and had recommended the urban development ministry to withdraw the cancellation.
After demonetisation, investors and those within the BJP intellectual community are confused: Will Modi take a socialist path or will he stick to being a market-friendly prime minister?
The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration over Maharaj’s comments that Muslims are responsible for the population-related problems in India.
NE Dispatch: BJP Forms Government in Arunachal; RSS Sloganeering At Assam Heritage Site Triggers Protests
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The BJP has continually attempted to build political inroads into the seven states in Northeastern India in 2016 and not entirely without success.
Rs 500 crore was deposited in the head office of the ADC Bank, in which the BJP president is a director, within three days of the demonetisation announcement.
Despite the hardships being faced by the working class due to the note ban, the rhetoric of fighting corruption and targeting the wealthy means they are bearing the pain in silence.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
Demonetisation may be unprecedented as an economic policy, but there is nothing novel about this kind of politics, as the Sangh parivar knows all too well.
The RSS has been very picky about which parts of Ambedkar they praise and quote, careful to ignore his repeated and detailed criticisms of Hinduism.
Hiding behind the soldier allows the government to get away without answering any serious questions about the disastrous effects of demonetisation.
Both campaigns revolved around illegal immigration, promises to bring about a change in governance and the demonisation of Islam.
Why did Khudiram Bose, Chandrasekhar Azad and others need a certificate of being freedom fighters from Gandhi, asks the Varanasi chief of the RSS
This week’s column looks at communalism, debt bondage and the life of prisoners in the UK.
An extract from Kate Brittlebank’s Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan.
Aniruddha Rajput received 160 votes, topping the Asia Pacific group, in voting that was held by way of secret ballot yesterday.
M. Hashim Kidwai’s memoir recollects the student movements at Lucknow University, the role of Muslims in resisting Partition, and their participation in politics and academics after Independence.
Privileging “greater injustices” faced by the Muslim community in India over gender justice within Islam is counterproductive and further marginalises Muslim women.
Banning cow slaughter is a goal of the RSS and this has led to the emergence of hundreds of groups that go around attacking Dalits and Muslims.
The defence minister continues to use the army’s surgical strikes to attack the opposition and claim credit for the government – and now the entire Sangh parivar.
Political violence in the state has increasingly become a show-down between the party ruling the country and the party ruling the state.
How Aniruddha Rajput – who was still a Ph.D. student when nominated – came to be selected is a closely held secret with the Ministry of External Affairs unwilling to answer questions about why it made its choice.
As the BJP’s attempts to forge caste coalitions in poll-bound states seem to be failing, it has gone back to its age-old Hindutva campaign by whipping up a military frenzy.
The prime minister would do well to ponder over the Constitutional relationship between the Union of India and Kashmir and use that a starting point
Ever since the Modi government came to power, first Muslims and now Dalits are being targeted on the pretext of protecting cows, she said.
With their new uniform, RSS volunteers can now look forward to some of the taunts they have been subjected to by critics of the Sangh – ‘nickkar’, ‘half-pantiya’, etc. – gradually falling into disuse.
As attacks and arrests increase in the name of gau raksha, this Muslim community in Rajasthan is on the run.
The complainant had filed a criminal defamation case against Gandhi that he had brought down the image of the RSS by saying he was not allowed by RSS members to enter a 16th century Vaishnavite monastery in Assam in December 2015.
As strike enters day nine, one worker has already been suspended for ‘liking’ a Facebook post.
The right-wing student group has demanded that students and teachers who staged Draupadi at the Central University of Haryana be arrested.
Most media coverage is Israeli-centric, so what most Indians pay attention to are India-Israel ties, not Palestinian lives. GAZA51 hopes to change that.
Just as M.N. Roy moved away from Marxism and Nehru from the socialism of his earlier years, the Jana Sangh leader left the Hindu nationalism of Golwalkar to chart his own course
The key to peace in the region is to tackle the roots of the tension, which is the dispute over Kashmir.
The constitution that Sardar Patel compelled the RSS to adopt, clearly eschewing all concern with politics, needs to be restored, and there must be a clear avowal if any changes have been made in it and whether these are justified by law.
By making Onam ‘Vamana Jayanthi’ – an upper caste Hindu festival – the BJP aspires to create a Hindu vote bank in Kerala and destabilise the state’s deep cultural coherence, unity and diversity.
On the eve of Kerala’s most important festival, the BJP president’s greeting has people in the state up in arms
The ABVP finished with its worst-ever performance in recent history at JNU, having struggled to retain its traditional voters. Meanwhile, AISA has emerged as a formidable party at DU.
Growth rate among Muslims is slowing down faster than among Hindus and this fact is widely known
As elections to the state near, the hardliners think the BJP is being too soft on the church and its educational policies.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s grandson says Dalits have now got together for a fight to the finish with the forces that want to subjugate them