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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. […]

BJP formally joins Arunachal government

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BJP formally joins Arunachal government

GUWAHATI: It’s official. Arunachal has an NDA government. BJP on Friday added Arunachal Pradesh as the 14th state in its kitty by joining the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) government after having extended outside support for a month. This is the second time in 13 years that BJP has been in power in the frontier […]

Catholic School victimised?

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Catholic School victimised?

A Catholic school in Dewas district of   Madhya Pradesh is being investigated after three Hindu teachers complained against the school’s authorities for allegedly hurting their religious sentiments. The administration of Dewas district in the state Oct. 7 ordered a probe by an education officer into the allegations against the Holy Trinity School. The teachers — […]

Don’t drag Army into ‘ultra-patriotism’ politics

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Don’t drag Army into ‘ultra-patriotism’ politics

A deeply disturbing outcome of the “surgical strike” on Pakistani across the line of control in Kashmir is how the ruling and opposition parties, as well as some retired army officers are trying to  drag the Indian Army into politics. The politicians’ of course, are motivated by the coming Uttar Pradesh elections. The greater blame […]

Speedy decision for Uttarakhand, Five month delay for Arunachal Pradesh?

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Speedy decision for Uttarakhand, Five month delay for Arunachal Pradesh?

Sir, What the Supreme Court could do for the state of Uttarakhand in a few weeks, a five-judge Constitution bench has not been able to achieve in four months for Arunachal Pradesh. The matter is similar, so why the delay? Let me explain. In both states, the Centre, with the help of rebels of ruling […]

Rajasthan’s new textbook deletes  Nehru

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Rajasthan’s new textbook deletes Nehru

Can you imagine the Indian National Movement without a reference to Jawaharlal Nehru? The new Social Science textbook for Class VIII in schools of Rajasthan has erased Nehru from the pages of history. It does not mention who India’s first Prime Minister was. Uploaded on the website of publisher Rajasthan Rajya Pathyapustak Mandal — http://www.rstbraj.in […]

Bajrang Dal disrupts wedding, BJP leader wants sedition charges against Christians!

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Bajrang Dal disrupts wedding, BJP leader wants sedition charges against Christians!

The rhetoric gets crazier. Here is a BJP leader in the State of Madhya Pradesh who wants to ‘slap sedition charges on Christians’ for waging war against the country! A MEMBER of the Madhya Pradesh Backward Classes and Minority Welfare Department who enjoys minister of state status, Laxmi Yadav, was present when Bajrang Dal activists […]

Supreme Court to hear Kanhaiya bail plea today

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Supreme Court to hear Kanhaiya bail plea today

New Delhi : The Supreme Court has invoked its inherent powers to directly hear a plea for bail, saying it would take up JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s petition tomorrow.  The bench of Justices J. Chelameshwar and A.M. Sapre brushed aside objections to bypassing the multiple layers of lower courts as it agreed that […]

If anti-national means this, then God save our Country!

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If anti-national means this, then God save our Country!

[Kanhaiya Kumar , the JNU students’ union president, addressed a gathering on the campus on Thursday evening. The following day, Kumar was arrested on the charge of sedition for taking part in a march on Tuesday where anti-India slogans were raised.  The following is the near-complete Hindi speech Kumar delivered on Thursday, translated by JP […]

Cops say BJP VP killed for property deals

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Cops say BJP VP killed for property deals

Patna: A shutdown in four districts: Buxar, Rohtas, Bhabhua and Bhojpur, called in protest against the murder of BJP state unit vice-president Visheshwar Ojha affected the daily life. According to the sources, the supporters of Ojha, instigated by the political forces, forced the markets to shut down, burnt tyres and blocked the Ara-Patna, Ara-Sasaram, Ara-Mohania main roads. […]

Jaitley and Chidambaram: revoke denial of Gay rights in India

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Jaitley and Chidambaram: revoke denial of Gay rights in India

NEW DELHI: In the face of right wing conservatives who would sacrifice human rights at the altar of tradition, two top leaders of BJP and Congress on Saturday came out in support of LGBT rights, saying that the Supreme Court must reconsider its decision upholding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Speaking at the […]

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