Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicBharatiya Janata Party

Topic: Bharatiya Janata Party

Rakesh Sachan — ‘controversial’ UP minister who pulled ‘disappearing’ act after guilty verdict

Lucknow: The recent disappearance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Rakesh Sachan from court, and his subsequent reappearance has caused much drama in Uttar...

Jaishankar on Tharoor turf, Meghwal in Amritsar: BJP gets cracking on seats where it lost in 2019

BJP has identified 144 Lok Sabha constituencies where it's 'weak' but can win in 2024 if an effort is made. Senior leaders have been assigned to look after & regularly visit these seats.

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.

Maharashtra: BJP prepares to stake claim to govt, hopes to wrap up nitty-gritty in 2 days

Rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has said discussions with the BJP on the next cabinet or prospective ministers were yet to take place, but would happen soon.

Arab world angered over anti-Prophet remarks, India says act by ‘fringe elements’

Angered by anti-Islamic statements by BJP spokespersons, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran summoned Indian envoys and handed diplomatic notes expressing disappointment and condemnation.

This Gujarat BJP ex-rebel is Modi’s point person in Varanasi, key architect of wins since 2014

Sunil Oza quit BJP in 2007, rejoined in 2011, and was handpicked by PM to take responsibility of his seat Varanasi in 2014. He works in the background, but is known for astuteness.

Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik targets Centre again, says ‘Don’t mess with farmers’

Farmers can use violence if talks fail, protests will begin again if govt doesn’t take their rights seriously, said Malik at an event in Jodhpur Friday.

NRIs in the US asked me these 5 questions about Yogi Adityanath: Biographer

At various events across US, Indian diaspora from Harvard and Stanford asked me tough questions — from Yogi's electoral to policy success.

Jana Sangh was formed on this day 70 yrs ago. How its ideology is reflected in today’s BJP

The establishment of the BJS was significant as it was the foremost counter-measure to challenge the Nehruvian paradigm of politics and present an alternative paradigm.

Modi is the unreliable narrator of India. But there’s a little help from Salman Rushdie

A politician’s career is all about the narrative arc. But Modi’s 20 years of public service – from Gujarat CM to becoming the PM – doesn’t show one.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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