In 2016 alone, 47 cases were registered for attacks on media persons.
The independent probe, which has been endorsed by various human rights organisations, alleges that the Rajasthan police sought to diminish the enormity of the crime from the outset.
The bus service is to connect interior areas of the state, where the BJP government is planning to build “gaurav paths,” or link roads to villages of martyred soldiers.
Ten of the alleged criminals were killed in the 48 days before September 14.
Capital expenditure has been cut for police services, public construction and ironically various agriculture-associated sectors.
The BJP’s politics of social engineering aims to create a united universe of nationalism and poses an ideological challenge to the ‘separation’ thesis of the Ambedkarite movement.
Ghulam Mohammad was murdered allegedly because he was suspected of helping his relative, a Muslim man, elope with a Hindu girl.
A look at the sequence of events – compiled from news reports and residents’ accounts – shows that the riots may well have been pre-planned.
If the rioting by ruling party affiliates had occurred in the earlier regime, the BJP would have charged “goonda raj”. Now the boot is on the other leg.
It will be interesting to see if UP’s new farm loan waiver expands into a new social policy for the state.
Over the years, the focus of the government and peasant organisations has gone from making agriculture profitable to different forms of de-peasantisation, and therein lies the problem.
The commission shared the results of its investigation into claims that EVMs were giving out BJP slips regardless of which button was pressed during a demonstration in Bhind, MP
Inaction of state government to regulate abattoirs in the past cannot be a shield for imposing “a state of almost prohibition” on meat, says Allahabad high court.
Under the guise of upholding Indian tradition and protecting women, an anti-modern cultural imperialism is taking shape, which will not hesitate to erase the very idea of equality from Indian civilisation.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
Kavita Vemuri and her students design games to enhance the working of networks in the brain for neurorehabilitation at her lab, Serious Gaming.
For the RSS, Adityanath’s elevation sends a subtle signal that no one is above the organisation and nobody is indispensable.
The prime minister’s win should bode well for foreign portfolio investment in India.
The opposition’s tirade against surgical strikes and demonetisation, along with Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati’s loss of credibility added to Modi’s appeal.
Mayawati rejected the results and asked the Election Commission to hold fresh elections in the state.
Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the election results and said parties should move beyond criticising Modi and actually offer voters an alternative agenda.
They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
A wave of resentment rocked the BJP’s confidence after it denied popular MLA Shyamdev Roy Chaudhury, or Dada, a ticket, prompting a visit from Modi himself.
The BSP and Congress-SP alliance are focusing on minority votes, the BJP is hoping that Muslim votes are split between the other parties.
‘There are 25 crore Muslims in the country, where will you fling them? If you throw them in the ocean, it will dry up; if you think of burying them, there won’t be enough land for it. The only solution is that you embrace them.’
As the BSP and SP lock horns in the fourth phase of UP’s assembly elections, the BJP hopes to accrue the benefits of this competition.
Special mobile apps, software, infrastructure, training for personnel and feedback mechanisms have been created to make voting easier for persons with disabilities.
The ten-point commitment will include loan waivers for farmers and reductions of power tariff for them – a long-time demand of the Congress party’s.
A look at the lives of a few Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in a resettlement camp in Kairana.
Speaking at a rally in Patna, the politician said that a dishonest vote is bad for the entire nation whereas a woman’s honour only impacts a village.
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
The commission notice issued last night said prima facie he has violated the model code of conduct with his recent inflammatory statements.
Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger brother is now demanding he be given back of all his portfolios and the reinstatement of his favourite bureaucrat Deepak Singhal
Sonia was in Varanasi to kick off her party’s campaign for the Assembly elections due next year.
Of the total 3,325 people killed in the 198 riots, Delhi accounted for 2,733 deaths.
Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo recently appointed a person accused of sexual harassment as his Officer on Special Duty.
With stricter laws and harsher punishments being enforced for cow slaughter and beef consumption, it would seem there has never been a worse time in India to be a butcher or someone who eats beef.