Friday, 19 October, 2018

Politics

File photo of Uddhav Thackeray | Mandar Deodhar/India Today Group/Getty Images

BJP will be all ears when Uddhav Thackeray addresses Shiv Sainiks on Dussehra

Uddhav Thackeray makes his Dussehra address at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, at a time when the Shiv Sena & the BJP are struggling to look eye to eye.

Supreme Court failed to take faith of crores into account: Mohan Bhagwat on Sabarimala row

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says the Sabarimala verdict has given rise to unrest in place of peace.
File image of Narayan Dutt Tiwari with Rohit Shekhar (R) after accepting him as his son, at a press conference | Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Former Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari dies at 93

N.D. Tiwari served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice and once as the chief minister of Uttarakhand.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Vijay Dashmi function in Nagpur | PTI

Between the lines of a speech by chief of ‘apolitical’ RSS lies an overtly political pitch

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pushes for construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya by bringing in a law, a direct pitch to BJP's core voter ahead of elections.
Mohan Bhagwat

Building Ram temple is necessary for India’s self-esteem, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat added that the temple's construction would improve the country's 'self-esteem' and unity.
File image of Amit Shah | @AmitShah/Twitter

From clown prince to cockroach — how India’s political leaders refer to each other

Cutting across the political spectrum, India's leaders have often picked some of the choicest epithets to take a jibe at one another. Here are a few.
BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Why BJP leadership is silent on Sabarimala Temple controversy

Stung by #MeToo, the BJP brass is worried that supporting the Sabarimala Temple protests may hand the opposition another weapon.
MJ Akbar

Worried about ‘untenable’ situation, BJP gets minister MJ Akbar to quit

Accused of sexual harassment, M.J. Akbar resigns as MoS external affairs. BJP members say his marching orders came from the 'very top'.
File image of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with Prashant Kishor | PTI

Strategist to Nitish Kumar’s right-hand man: What makes Prashant Kishor so special

Nitish Kumar's No.2, who has worked with both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, will be crucial to Bihar CM's plans in 2019.
Nishikant Dubey | Facebook

BJP wants to erase Mughal emperor Akbar’s legacy, but its MP models himself on him

A video listing achievements of BJP MP Nishikant Dubey indirectly portrays him as Akbar with the song Azeem-o-Shaan Shehenshaah playing in the background.
Potted cannabis plants | Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

High time India, the land of bhang, legalises marijuana

Regulation allows cannabis buyers to know what they’re consuming and moderate their intake, in the same way that a drinker can distinguish and choose between a whiskey and a beer.
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.