Monday, 22 October, 2018

Politics

File photo of an Afghani policeman casting his vote at a polling station in Kabul | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Afghans vote in defiance of Taliban threats and poll delays

The Election Commission is likely to extend the elections into Sunday for polling stations that could not open Saturday.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh during 'Bharat Bandh' protest in New Delhi

Ghulam Nabi Azad is wrong, mass appeal matters & not religion: Congress leaders

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said few Hindu candidates called him for campaigning any more, but local leaders deny that it’s because he’s Muslim.
PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah

Scared of being dumped, Madhya Pradesh BJP MPs queue up for assembly tickets

The BJP led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah is known to replace incumbent MPs and MLAs in elections to beat anti-incumbency.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Vijay Dashmi function in Nagpur | PTI

BJP allies react with unease as RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calls for law to build Ram temple

Most BJP allies want to let Supreme Court decide the matter, and one says Ram temple was never on NDA’s common minimum programme.
Narendra Modi at the centenary year celebrations of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi in Shirdi | @BJP4India/Twitter

Congress governments were not serious about poverty alleviation, says PM Narendra Modi

While addressing a gathering at Shirdi, PM Modi said the sole objective of Congress was to promote the 'name of a particular family'
File photo of Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal | @officeofssbadal/Twitter

Punjab govt failed to incentivise farmers for stubble burning, says SAD chief

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said a 'huge scam' was in the making and would be uncovered in the coming days raising doubts over the utilisation of Rs 385 crore.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai | PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad

Thackeray takes Ram temple battle to BJP, allies set to fight for tag of ‘more Hindu party’

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray issues ultimatum to Modi govt to build Ram temple at Ayodhya, says if you don't, we will.
N.D. Tiwari | Commons

N.D. Tiwari was the only politician to rule two states, but his personal life eclipsed that

N.D. Tiwari was perhaps also the only Indian politician to accept a son after DNA testing, and was involved in a sex tape controversy as governor of Andhra.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Vijay Dashmi function at RSS headquaters in Nagpur | PTI

Full text: Here’s what RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said in his Vijay Dashami speech

Mohan Bhagwat told the Swayamsevaks that an organised Hindu society is the bedrock of unity, integrity and sustainable progress.
MoS for shipping and finance Pon Radhakrishnan | Twitter/@PonnaarrBJP

#MeToo launched by people with perverted minds, says union minister Radhakrishnan

MoS for shipping and finance Pon Radhakrishnan alleged that the #MeToo movement has tarnished the image of India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Supreme Court cannot become the priest between Indians and their Gods

Sabarimala verdict is an example of why the Supreme Court shouldn't intervene in religion.