Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Politics

‘Indira, Sanjay ruined everything that Feroze Gandhi stood for’

‘Indira, Sanjay ruined everything that Feroze Gandhi stood for’

Swedish author Bertil Falk claims Feroze Gandhi was marginalised not only by his family but also by the Congress party in the past
The Rahul Gandhi US tour is being projected as a successful one but it doesn't help the Congress that still doesn't have a clear plan on coming back to power.

Rahul Gandhi’s US tour can’t change fact that Congress has no clarity on its...

There is no grand re-organisation or an ideological rethink in the Congress Party that a stunning electoral debacle like 2014 should have prompted.
‘CM on bail, IG in jail’ — BJP’s slogan in poll-bound Himachal

‘CM on bail, IG in jail’ — BJP’s slogan in poll-bound Himachal

BJP hopes to dislodge Virbhadra Singh government by focusing on corruption and ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation in the state.
Portrait of Sanjay Raut

NDA is in coma, things were different when Vajpayee was PM: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader talks about BJP’s one-upmanship and growing pitch within his party about withdrawing from the BJP-led coalition.
BJP keeps up Dalit outreach, Modi to unveil 2 Ambedkar memorials in Delhi

Modi keeps up Dalit outreach, to unveil 2 Ambedkar memorials in Delhi

Political analysts say BJP has started wooing Dalits across the country with an eye on 2019
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has said that JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar joining the BJP is unfortunate for the opposition.

Nitish joining BJP is unfortunate for India’s politics: Manish Sisodia

Delhi’s deputy CM rules out any opposition alliance, says there is no party which has ideas and vision similar to AAP
RSS is tired of renting venues for its events, and wants to build its own

Coming soon: A swanky north Indian base for the RSS near Panipat

So far, RSS had to rent venues for its events in Delhi-NCR. Now, its state-of-the-art campus can even host the BJP meetings and seminars.  The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has finally zeroed in on a piece of land that...
Amit Shah has testified that Maya Kodnani was in the assembly, not in Naroda during the 2002 Gujarat riots

Amit Shah testifies: As Naroda Gam burned in 2002, Maya Kodnani was in Gujarat...

Former minister Kodnani is a key accused in the Naroda Gam case, but 14 witnesses have told a special court that she wasn’t in Naroda when the riot took place.  Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit...
Buoyed by response to Rahul Gandhi's interaction in UC Berkeley the Congress is planning a similar event in Bengaluru later this year.

Congress plans UC Berkeley-like event in Bengaluru

Congress says Rahul’s speech at UC Berkeley generated a lot of interest from professionals abroad.
Arif Khan says that he will ensure that his father's killers are brought to justice

Won’t rest until father’s killers are punished: Pehlu Khan’s son

Rajasthan police give clean chit to five men accused of killing Pehlu Khan in April

Opinion

A picture of TN Ninan, chairman of Business Standard Private Limited

Failure in the good times

Since Mr Modi and his team expect to win the 2019 elections, the groundwork for improved performance in their second term should be done now.

National Interest

The notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting after the Punjab & Haryana HC bail order in a gangrape case.

Anyone here been raped and likes sex?

And smokes, drinks and has condoms in her room? Notion that young Indians leading liberated lives are asking for trouble needs revisiting.

Talk Point

Security agencies resort to internet shutdowns to control violent protests, but is this really a solution?

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?