Monday, 22 January, 2018

Politics

Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Achal Kumar Joti along with the Election Commissioners, Shri O.P. Rawat and Shri Sunil Arora | PIB

Will 20 AAP MLAs be disqualified? Here’s the controversy that might cost them their...

Poll panel declines to comment on the matter, final call rests with President. Case relates to Kejriwal appointing MLAs as parliamentary secretaries in 2015.

Indian Jews’ 3 wishes for Netanyahu: Cultural exchanges, direct flight, minority status

About 25 Indian Jews met the Israeli PM in Mumbai, and gave ideas about how to improve their own lives, and the two countries’ relations.
Man giving speech

After 40 years in the Congress, Ahmed Patel says the party needs young blood

Senior leader bats for opposition unity ahead of 2019 general elections, questions BJP’s unlimited resources and election ‘management’.
Waseem Rizvi, head of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board

Waseem Rizvi: Meet the most ‘anti-Muslim’ Muslim man in India

Rizvi has expressed views contrary to most Indian Muslims in the recent past, uniting Muslims against him. Even Hindutva groups are unsure of his motivations.
A collage of the headlines of reports about the IAS official allegedly calling the judge

क्या लालू की सजा पर फैसले को प्रभावित करने की कोशिश हुई भी थी?

जज शिवपाल सिंह ने इन खबरों का खंडन किया है कि उनके गृह जिले के डीएम मन्ना अख्तर ने उन्हें लालू यादव को नरमी से सजा सुनाने के लिए दबाव डालने की कोशिश की.
A file photo of Rana Gurjeet Singh

Amarinder’s dilemma—to throw out ‘corrupt’ minister Rana Gurjit or not?

After a slew of corruption allegations and a clean chit in a probe, Rana Gurjit has sent his resignation to the CM, who says he’s considering it.

This lady has worked for 2 months to hand-weave a tribal dress for Narendra...

BJP hand-picks tribal artisans to weave garments for PM. It’s trying hard to woo the community in its bid to defeat Manik Sarkar’s Left Front govt.

VHP’s Pravin Togadia makes startling claim: ‘There’s a plot to encounter-kill me’

Togadia refuses to name person(s) behind alleged plot, claims IB is working against him and there’s a conspiracy to get him tangled in a web of false cases. 
Trinamool MPs protest

Mamata Banerjee may be worried but Bengalis in Assam confident about NRC acceptance

Mamata Banerjee recently alleged BJP govt was trying to drive out ethnic Bengalis, but even those whose names are missing from first draft aren’t worried.
Yashwant Sinha talking to press

Yashwant Sinha backs Supreme Court judges’ protest, says democracy is ‘threatened’

Rebel BJP leader says with Parliament sessions ‘not being held’ and all not well in the Supreme Court, democracy is in danger.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.

Talk Point: Can the disqualification of 20 Delhi MLAs trigger public sympathy for AAP?

The Delhi High Court is set to hear the case of disqualification of  20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs by the nation’s President for holding an office of profit. ThePrint asks experts to weigh in.