Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Politics

Kairana

Why the BJP is sleepless over Jats & Muslims joining hands in Uttar Pradesh poll

Many will vote for RLD but only because the candidate is a Muslim; say Jat-Muslim unity thing of the past.
Major Leetul Gogoi

Army Chief assures exemplary action if Major Gogoi is found guilty in Srinagar fracas

Major Leetul Gogoi, who arrived in a Srinagar hotel with a young woman on Wednesday, was questioned by the Srinagar police after an alleged altercation with the hotel staff.
Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi

Faced with funds crunch, Congress taps Twitter for crowd funding

An internal party document shows Congress needs Rs 1,000 crore in the next four months for election campaigns in the year-end state polls. As of 2017, the party’s donations are Rs 225 crore.
M.Kulasegaran was the first Indian-origin minister to be sworn-in to the Malaysian cabinet | @kulasegaran | Facebook

Malaysia’s two Indian-origin ministers latest desi netas abroad

From Leo Varadkar to Harjit Sajjan, leaders with Indian roots have become household names in their countries after successful runs for office.
Donald Trump

Trump isn’t the only one blocking people on Twitter. Indian politicians have done it too

The issue of users being blocked on Twitter isn’t unique to the US. Powerful Indian politicians and governments have indulged in the same
Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple

Kumaraswamy’s religious dash ahead of trust vote: 11 temples, 4 mutts, a church & a mosque

Besides the customary trip to Vokkaliga mutts, chief minister Kumaraswamy also visited mutts belonging to the Lingayats, the other major community in Karnataka.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

After Karnataka loss, Putin brings a smile to Modi’s face while Kohli leaves him sweating

It is in Modi’s interest to push a Modi vs The Rest narrative, and keep the opposition off-kilter so that it isn’t able to push its own regional strengths.
Haradanahalli Devegowda Kumaraswamy is the president of Karnataka State Janata Dal (Secular)

Karnataka countdown: State gets ready for new Speaker and government

BJP doesn’t let up, fields candidate for speaker post in an apparent bid to force test of strength ahead of trust vote.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

This is the BJP’s slogan for Modi’s re-election in 2019

Modi govt will launch a three-minute video showcasing its achievements over the last four years and release its slogan for re-election on 26 May.
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata, Naidu pitch for all regional parties to come together

Banerjee and Naidu emphasised the need to strengthen regional parties at Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony, which saw a galaxy of opposition leaders come together.
pregnant woman

Bar council rule implies women can’t juggle pregnancy & legal profession

When the court said maternity leave cannot granted to a “professional course”, it deepened the notion that in a woman’s life professionalism and family cannot go hand in hand.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

How should the Indian army ethos handle Major Gogoi’s case?

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat has said that 'exemplary punishment' will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi, if he is found guilty of violation of Army rules. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Did you know Indian and Pakistani spies can plot peace too?

Some untold or barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spymasters making peace on the sidelines of war.