Home Politics Page 235

Politics

BJP National President Amit Shah | PTI

BJP set for major overhaul, many states likely to get new party chiefs ahead of LS polls

In a series of marathon meetings at the party headquarters Sunday, president Amit Shah and other top leaders discussed the strategy for next year’s polls.
Protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Amritsar on Monday

Dalit groups protest Supreme Court order on SC/ST Act across India, Rahul Gandhi blames BJP

The protestors are demanding a review of the recent Supreme Court order in the SC/ST Atrocities Act. 
Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

Nitish Kumar: The man who would be king is now bracing for the worst

Nitish stayed silent on communal clashes in Bihar, didn’t act against BJP-linked suspects. It’s a far cry from the time he was touted as Modi’s worthy opponent.
Rahul Gandhi

Congress ‘high command’ gets younger as Team Rahul begins to take shape

47-year-old party chief announces some members of his new team, replacing several of the old guard with younger faces like Rajiv Satav and Jitendra Singh.
Amrish Tyagi | Facebook

Did Amrish Tyagi actually work as a consultant for Donald Trump, Nitish Kumar – or anyone?

The man in the eye of the Cambridge Analytica storm in India does not seem to have proof for any his earlier claims. And he is now contradicting himself.
Rajya Sabha Budget Session

Data shows Parliament has sunk to a new low as govt and opposition parties slug it out

This is the least productive budget session since 2014, with the Rajya Sabha also witnessing meaningful activity for just 35% of the planned time.
Anna Hazare at indefinite hunger strike

Anna Hazare’s hunger strike comes to an end, with some assurances and much bitterness

Team Anna members say their leader accepted the assurances because without strong public support, they didn’t have as big a bargaining chip as needed.
Voters

PM Modi gets a report that backs his pet plan of ‘one nation, one election’

Report is based on a two-day seminar held in January; shows how simultaneous polls can reduce the massive expenditure on elections, and the burden on govt staff.
Indian passport | Commons

Government officials facing corruption charges won’t get passports

The competent authority can, however, take a view wherein foreign travel is necessitated due to urgent situations like medical emergencies.
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal dellivering a speech in assembly during the budget session

Punjab assembly budget session sees unprecedented aggression and crude language

The session witnessed several acerbic exchanges between known enemies but some players were seen to have stooped to unprecedented lows.

On Camera

Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?