Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Politics

After quitting BJP, Manvendra Singh to join Congress Wednesday

Manvendra Singh, son of former union minister Jaswant Singh, had announced his decision to quit the BJP at a ‘Swabhiman Rally’ in Barmer last month.
File image of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar | Wikimedia Commons | Glenn Fawcett

BJP’s Goa plan — reduce Parrikar’s workload, induct defecting MLAs

BJP will also continue to look for a permanent solution to leadership crisis. A meeting between BJP chief Amit Shah and Goa allies is expected in next two days.
Volunteers of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti performing stunts at a ceremony | Twitter

Male-dominated RSS plans to name women as leaders — but only in sister organisations

Amid growing questions on the role of women within the Sangh Parivar, the RSS is looking to elevate women in organisations like VHP, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh.
File image of Shashi Tharoor | shashitharoor.in

‘Misquoted’ by media, BJP on Ram Temple, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor fuels controversy

Shashi Tharoor, who was speaking on building a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, says he was misquoted and calls it ‘malicious distortion’ of his words.

2 Goa Congress MLAs leave for Delhi, may join BJP

Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar will be resigning from Congress party Tuesday and joining the BJP, said a senior BJP leader.
Rahul Gandhi

No place for the poor in Modi’s suit-boot govt, says Rahul Gandhi at MP election rally

Rahul Gandhi also promised loan waivers would be granted to farmers within 10 days if the Congress came into power in the state.
Construction work in progress of the Statue of Unity, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | PTI

The political & electoral motivations behind Modi’s push for grand Sardar Patel statue

Modi govt released ‘Incredible India’ ad on the ‘Statue of Unity’, reminding the younger generation about Patel’s contributions and how he ‘united’ India.
Brijesh Goyal

AAP names in-charges for final two Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, banks on yet another outsider

The in-charges will most likely be the AAP’s candidates for the LS polls. East Delhi in-charge Atishi, for instance, has already been declared the candidate.
Dushyant Chautala

History repeats itself in INLD family feud, now Dushyant Chautala invokes Devi Lal

Hisar MP, reportedly suspended from the INLD Thursday, tells workers not to lose hope until jailed patriarch O.P. Chautala conveys an official decision.
Poonam Mahajan

BJP youth wing to hold its mega convention in poll-bound Telangana

In a bid to gain a stronger foothold in the southern state, the BJYM will hold the three-day maha-adhiveshan between 26-28 October in Hyderabad.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...
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.