Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Politics

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje warns Rajasthan BJP workers against bid to sabotage her campaign

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje is said to be out of favour with BJP chief Amit Shah and the RSS.
File photo of Nikki Haley | @nikkihaley/ Twitter

Nikki Haley steps down as US ambassador to United Nations

Haley was the senior most Indian-American official in the Trump administration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting at Sampla in Rohtak

Modi turns statue unveiling in Haryana into stage to woo Jats and farmers across India

Jats hold they key in states such as UP and Rajasthan, which will vote this year-end. BJP is also trying to assuage farmer anger in different parts of the country.
BSP supremo Mayawati addresses a press conference in Lucknow | PTI

Mayawati says BSP will fight alone than beg for seats in alliance

BSP supremo also said that her party will continue to strive to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party government.
Manjit Singh G.K.

Punjab’s Akali Dal crisis reaches Delhi, gurdwara body president steps down

Manjit Singh G.K. was assaulted twice in the US by members of Sikh diaspora who are angry at way Akali Dal handled Guru Granth Sahib desecration cases.  

Sikh radicals at rebel AAP rally sparks fears party is flirting with separatists again

The AAP rally saw pro-Khalistani slogans being raised, and the presence of Khalistan inscribed flags.
Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

How ‘manyavar’ Kanshiram stood up for a colleague and changed Indian politics

Dalit leader Kanshiram, who died on 9 October 2006, was the force behind the Bahujan Samaj Party, an important powerbroker on the Indian political scene.
Mike Pompeo and Wang Yi in Beijing | Bloomberg

Donald Trump has a new Asian headache as Pompeo gets snubbed & lectured

Secretary of State Pompeo flew to Asia and found himself facing the limits of Trump’s efforts to woo Kim Jong Un while confronting China.
EPS

In Modi meeting EPS, a message for Tamil Nadu 2019

Meeting shows BJP is keeping all channels open in Tamil Nadu ahead of general elections but also that for party, EPS is the main leader of fractured AIADMK.
PM Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat at the state's first business summit

BJP’s balancing act ahead of 2019: Hold business summits while talking about welfare

Uttarakhand latest among BJP-ruled states to hold investor summit in a bid to reach out to business community.
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.