Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Topic: Gujarat

Hardik Patel awarded two-year imprisonment by Gujarat court

Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel gets 2-year jail in 2015 rioting case

Hardik is an accused in a 2015 case when a rally of Patel community seeking reservation turned violent.
Former PM Indira Gandhi with her principal secretary P. N. Haksar |

Jairam Ramesh recounts what really happened behind the scenes of the Simla agreement

Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh in his new book ‘Intertwined Lives’, drawing on P. N. Haksar’s archives, presents a compelling chronicle of the pe...

Anandiben Patel broke down 2 years ago. Her remark on breastfeeding is now making women cry

A 33 per cent reservation in Parliament will do little for women if leaders like Anandiben Patel make sweeping, sexist remarks.
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Modi’s inability to transform economy isn’t a personal failing, it’s a structural problem

Commentators may have missed that the Indian state is less equipped now to provide the resources and political direction necessary to effectively support industrial development.
Vijay Rupani speaks during an interview on Gujarat elections in 2017

Gujarat CM says farmer protest a political stunt of opposition

Chief minister Vijay Rupani asks Gujarat farmers to not get misled by the opposition.
Debris of the Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet that crashed | PTI

Pilot killed as IAF Jaguar crashes in Gujarat

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, one of several over the past few years to hit the Indian armed forces.
Smriti irani

Gujarat Congress claims Smriti Irani misappropriated MPLAD funds, official denies

Anand’s district collector, whose ‘order’ the Congress is quoting, said the inquiry and allegations were against officials and contractors but not Irani.
Narendra Modi

Modi has established himself as Hindutva’s militant voice. There’s no need for reiteration

Narendra Modi avoided talking of Hindutva in Baghpat. That doesn't mean, in the least, that he has risen above the narrow ideology of Hindu fundamentalism.
Narendra Modi

Superbrand Narendra Modi: Cast in Titanium, not merely coated with Teflon

He’s our most polarising leader, deeply hated by many but equally loved by more, especially the young. To extrapolate BJP’s struggles in Gujarat and Karnataka to 2019 is fatally complacent.
Ambedkar memorial

In his last years, Ambedkar said he could do nothing for rural dalits

Ambedkar knew the importance of land in the emancipation of dalits, but he also knew it would not be easy to secure it for them, writes Anand Teltumbde in a new book titled ‘Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hindutva’.

Modi’s I-Day speech: Should ISRO focus on human spaceflight or refine robotic missions?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech announced a manned mission to space by 2022. This comes over half a century after Americans, Russian...