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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul refuses to apologise for his ‘rape in India’ remark, instead says Modi should

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kicked up a controversy for his remarks on the incidence of rape, with several BJP leaders, including Smriti Irani, accusing him of using the term as a political tool.
Students hold up placards during a protest against the rape in New Delhi, 2012 | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Kidnappings double, rape cases up as Haryana sees sharp rise in crimes against women

CM Manohar Lal Khattar tells Haryana assembly that since 2014, rapes have increased 1.5 times — from 961 cases to 1,413 till date. 

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.