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Hamid Nihal Ansari with Sushma Swaraj | Twitter

Hamid Nihal Ansari is back from Pakistani jail, but CBI still lists him as ‘missing’

The CBI website lists Ansari as having a ‘Yellow Notice’ against his name — an Interpol global alert issued to help locate missing persons.
Memorial for assassinated journalist Shujaat Bukhari | ThePrint.in/Rahiba R. Parveen

At Shujaat Bukhari memorial, Hamid Ansari says must question if free society being impaired

India's former vice-president calls Kashmiri editor a 'thinking citizen'; Congress leader Manish Tewari says 'Shujaat’s martyrdom should strengthen all of us'. New Delhi: Former vice-president Hamid Ansari Wednesday said the country should “stop and question” if its open and free society is being impaired. He was speaking at a memorial service for slain senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari in New Delhi. “Someone said many years ago that when freedom is in peril, the first symptoms are to be found in those who carry the voice and sentiments of the people to a larger audience.  Shujaat's death is an example of it. It’s not the only example; we have had other instances including in Bengaluru. Therefore, as a people, we have to stop and think about where we are going. We used to take pride in being an open and free society. We still take have the pride but we need to stop...

RSS affiliate campaign to reach out to Muslims after Hamid Ansari’s criticism

Muslim Rashtriya Manch will also urge Muslims to refrain from cow slaughter during Bakra Id.
Hamid Ansari’s concern over unease among Indian minorities

Do Minorities Matter?

Hamid Ansari's concern over unease among Indian minorities came just after Pakistan swore in its first Hindu cabinet minister in 20 years. Truth is contrary to this click bait. Shekhar Gupta

Ansari gets bouquets from Modi, brickbats from PM’s supporters on last day as VP

The PM's supporters came down heavily on Ansari for his comments on the atmosphere of intolerance and the feeling of insecurity among Indian Muslims. Pragya Kaushika

‘Partisan’ Rajya Sabha TV to become neutral under Venkaiah: BJP vice-president

BJP believes that Rajya Sabha TV would finally shed its anti-BJP agenda with Venkaiah Naidu taking charge as vice-president and chairman of the channel. Pragya Kaushika

Sahasrabuddhe to Vice-President Ansari: Parliament reports lack seriousness

In a letter addressed to the vice president, BJP MP from Rajya Sabha Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has called for changes in the way reports are produced by the Department Related Standing Committees. He has called the current approach to the reports "traditional" and "non-serious".  Pragya Kaushika

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.