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Campaign of lies and hate targets Christians in MP

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Campaign of lies and hate targets Christians in MP

Madhya Pradesh: The peace and amity of the country is being systematically dismantled as ‘fringe groups’ of anti-socials claiming to be Hindu groups have let loose a campaign against Christians. In Sagar, the  Catholic diocese has appealed to the  government reign in radical these Hindu groups that are spreading  malicious campaigns against the Church. “Well […]

UP minister slams Taj baiters

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UP minister slams Taj baiters

Lucknow: The ‘Backward Caste’ minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, in a dig at some of his ‘vocal’ colleagues, has suggested that “those who are against the Taj Mahal or the Mughals” should stop visiting the Lal Quila or taking the Grand Trunk Road, which too have been built by Muslim rulers. “Agra’s Taj Mahal […]

BJP not serious about Gorkha interests in Darjeeling: locals

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BJP not serious about Gorkha interests in Darjeeling: locals

Kurseong: Realization is slowly dawning across the Darjeeling Hills that the ruling BJP at the centre is in the habit of making promises but doesn’t follow through! In the last election it got the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to support a non hill person of the BJP as the Darjeeling MP. For some strange reason, they […]

Is Nitish the junior partner in Bihar’s NDA alliance?

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Is Nitish the junior partner in Bihar’s NDA alliance?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar has, instead of cementing the bond between Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United), has caused uneasiness––if not tension––in the relationship between the two ruling coalition partners in the state, says veteran journalist Soroor Ahmed in a recent article. There was hardly any poster, hoarding and advertisement of chief minister […]

BJP ruled states ‘wow the cow’!

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BJP ruled states ‘wow the cow’!

The cow has never had it so good , and the BJP-ruled states are falling over one another to ‘wow the cow’, says an article in an Indian newspaper. Now the police at Haridwar will form a “cow family protection squad”. Haryana will launch “PGs for cattle” so that the people high-rise buildings will experience […]

It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

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It’s official: Demonetization was a flop show!

Demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1000  and Rs 500 on 8 November 2016 shook India, disrupting normal behaviour in Indian politics, economy and society. The ‘ruling coalition’ tom-tomed about this  ‘big-bang step to unearth black money’, impair terrorism funding and weed out ‘fake currency’ from the system. The opposition on the other […]

Meat sellers in UP face livelihood issues

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Meat sellers in UP face livelihood issues

New Delhi, Sep 12: Why are the BJP ruled states, led by Uttar Pradesh denying  meat, fish, and poultry sellers from Muslim and Dalit communities licences to carry on their trade? That’s a question being asked, and there are no clear answers. The meat business in Uttar Pradesh has badly been hit, affecting the livelihood […]

Nitish brings Bihar  into NDA fold

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Nitish brings Bihar into NDA fold

PATNA: Less than a day after resigning as Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar is set to take the oath at 10am on Thursday as the head of a new Bihar government that will include BJP and its allies. After meeting governor Keshari Nath Tripathi late on Wednesday, Kumar, accompanied by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi […]

Does India’s future president consider minorities as ‘aliens’?

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Does India’s future president consider minorities as ‘aliens’?

“Islam and Christianity are alien” to India, NDAs Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind said seven years ago when he was just appointed a BJP spokesperson. Kovind, then a little known BJP leader, addressed a press conference at the BJP headquarters here on March 26, 2010, sought that the Justice Ranganath Misra Commission, which had recommended […]

Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

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Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Harassment of Christians grows more frequent in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. A Catholic nun and four girls accompanying her were on June 13 forced out of a train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, reports Matters India (14 June). Government Railway Police detained them at Satna station in the state after right […]

Experts: Demonetization cost may exceed benefits!

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Experts: Demonetization cost may exceed benefits!

India’s poor are paying  the heaviest price for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘bold’ demonetization move. The current pain could eclipse long-term benefits and hurt the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), some say. The November 8 ban on high-value currency notes has sent India’s economy into a tailspin. Citizens struggle to get their hands on new […]

Is ‘Janus-faced’ Nitish losing support?

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Is ‘Janus-faced’ Nitish losing support?

Sir, While not being political, I must say there is a point made by the BJP. Nitish Kumar is indeed getting more double-faced by the day. The BJP’s Jharkhand unit has termed Bihar government’s decision of tax holiday to liquor factories in that state as “contradictory’ while demanding a ban on booze in other states. […]

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