Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Politics

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.
Benjamin Netanyahu

Seven levels of security, special kitchen supplies monitoring unit for Netanyahu visit

The Israeli PM will be in India on a six day visit and security agencies have elaborate systems in place to ensure his safety. 
Former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi | Flickr

NRC creates confusion, doubts among people; BJP playing divisive politics: Tarun Gogoi

Ex-CM of Assam claims NRC alone can’t solve problem of illegal migrants if voters’ lists are not corrected.
A file photo of Manvendra Gohil

My family built a palace similar to Windsor Castle. I’m making it a safe house for LGBTQA

When I came out some years ago, my parents publicly disowned me and disinherited me from the ancestral property, writes Manvendra Gohil.

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.
Former CAG Vinod Rai who A Raja has alleged was a vigilante

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.