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HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition wins floor test, BJP walks out

HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition wins floor test, BJP walks out

Earlier, in another embarrassment for BJP, its candidate for Speaker’s post withdrew nomination and Congress nominee was elected unanimously Amid hyped fears of cross-voting and...
Behind the deadly Tuticorin affair: Centre tweaked rules to help Vedanta avoid public hearing

Behind the deadly Tuticorin affair: Centre tweaked rules to help Vedanta avoid public hearing

When local opposition to Vedanta owned Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi (earlier 'Tuticorin') exploded in an aggressive protest leading to violence and police firing...
Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Mudda examines speculations ahead of Karnataka trust vote, lists ways how party can hold on to power, wonders if RJD’s Tejaswi Yadav will move...
Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be telecast live

Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be...

Pro Tem Speaker of Karnataka assembly KG Bopaiah will preside over the floor test at 4 pm today, Saturday, May 19, for BS Yeddyurappa...
Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

After the Supreme Court order to appoint a pro-tem Speaker to conduct the floor test in Karnataka assembly at 4 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May...
Karnataka prompts Congress, RJD 'Me too' campaign, stake claim to form govt in Goa, Bihar

Karnataka prompts Congress, RJD ‘Me too’ campaign, stake claim to form govt in Goa,...

Old RSS hand Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of swearing in BJP's BS Yeddyurappa as chief minister as the head of the single largest...
Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

As charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the Karnataka Governor's fraught invite to BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief...
Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

The predictions of Karnataka assembly election results are as confusing as was the campaign. Claims and counter claims from both major parties, Bhartiya Janata...
Rajasthan board Class 8 book labels Bal Gangadhar Tilak as father of terrorism

Rajasthan board Class 8 book labels Bal Gangadhar Tilak as father of terrorism

A Class 8 reference book for social studies in Rajasthan described freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak as the 'father of terrorism'. Page 267 of the...
“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

Karnataka election outcome hotly debated as Mudda speakers analyze how it will impact coming contests and the future of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi The...
Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

New Delhi-Kathmandu ties in fresh focus as Prime Minister Modi takes off to meet Oli, Mudda panellists feel some work needs to be done...
Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

J&K government’s proposal for unilateral ceasefire in the state ahead of Ramzan up for debate, Mudda panellists concerned by rise of Wahhabism in Valley J&K...
BJP lawmaker supports early marriage to avoid “love jihad”

BJP lawmaker supports early marriage to avoid “love jihad”

Continuing barrage of irresponsible statements without considering law of the land, another BJP lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh has supported child marriage for avoiding incidents...
Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next week

Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next...

In its Karnataka election campaign, BJP has been propagating that 23 of their workers had been killed by ‘jehadi’ forces in the past five...
“Large scale medical reforms needed in UP”

“Large scale medical reforms needed in UP”

Mudda worried at administrative apathy in wake of dust storm deaths, panellists slam government for not taking matter seriously even after one year in...
Winners May Be Losers In Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

Winners May Be Losers in Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

~By Saeed Naqvi It was what a film director would have described as a perfect take. “You are a beginner” says he, grinding his teeth...
Row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

Row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

BJP MP from Aligarh Satish Gautam has sought an explanation from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Gautam...
Congress releases 'Nava Karnataka' manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in 'Mann Ki Baat' of state's people

Congress releases ‘Nava Karnataka’ manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in ‘Mann Ki...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the party's manifesto for Karnataka elections at Mangaluru, away from the state capital Bengaluru, on Friday, April 27, promising...
Why CMs have failed to implement Rera

Why CMs have failed to implement Rera

Mudda takes up poor regulation of real estate business one year after passing of law; panellists feel sluggish bureaucracy main reason behind the failure Friday’s...
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign 'to save democracy'

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign ‘to save democracy’

Senior BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha, served in Atal Behari Vajpayee government as finance and foreign minister, quit the BJP on...
BJP changes its party president in MP; change expected in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh too

BJP changes its party president in MP; change expected in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh...

After the setbacks it suffered in by-elections in poll-bound states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the BJP has gone in for a change of...
BJP CM in Tripura Biplab Deb: Internet, satellite tech used in Mahabharata times lakhs of years ago

BJP CM in Tripura Biplab Deb: Internet, satellite tech used in Mahabharata times lakhs...

BJP's recently elected chief minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb has contributed his bit to the growing compendium of Hindutva knowledge of science in India,...
“It is a government of events, not of works”

“It is a government of events, not of works”

Mudda panellists feel that the government’s economic plans continue to falter, which is why banks are facing mounting NPAs, and some states are running...

“First end militancy, then start the talk”

Mudda panellists feel the government should focus on ending militancy in Kashmir Valley in wake of statements from army chiefs of India and Pakistan...
Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Amid attacks from opposition and trying hard to combat the anti-Dalit image of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and...
“Hoo-ha over Ambedkar just politics of symbols and symbolisms”

“Hoo-ha over Ambedkar just politics of symbols and symbolisms”

On birth anniversary of iconic leader, Mudda panellists unanimously assert that eating at Dalit homes and building structures to his name will not make...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
BJP politician congratulates government for “prompt action” in Unnao case

BJP politician congratulates government for “prompt action” in Unnao case

Unnao, Kathua under spotlight as authorities come under lens for inaction in gang rape cases; Mudda panellist feels custody death after audience from Chief...
“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

Modi’s hunger strike to protest disruption of parliament during the second part of the Budget Session under spotlight on Mudda, panellists call it political...
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is being protected: Congress

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is being protected: Congress

APN debates Unnao gang-rape case, ruling party spokesperson proclaims all justice will be provided to victim, former DGP wants legislator’s arrest The BJP legislator Kuldeep...
Quotas should stay: BJP; April 2, April 10 Bharat bandhs different: Congress

Quotas should stay: BJP

Mudda panellists feel that parties should rise above vote politics to make a real difference in the lives of underprivileged, ruling party spokesperson clarifies...
BJP accuses ally Nitish Kumar Govt of partiality towards minorities in riot cases

BJP accuses ally Nitish Kumar Govt of partiality towards minorities in riot cases

BJP's Bihar unit has accused the Nitish Kumar government of 'arresting of innocents and partial action' as several BJP leaders were arrested for indulging...
“Two nights in Dalit village shame or damage control?”

“Two nights in Dalit village shame or damage control?”

Mudda panellists discuss change in BJP attitude towards the community, wonder if it is not an expedient response to anger among them in wake...
“Responsible leaders on both sides should have intervened”

“Responsible leaders on both sides should have intervened”

Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed unproductive session of the parliament, shortest discussion on budget since 2007, NDA decision of not taking salary The second budget...
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BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

An FIR was registered against BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Pralhad Joshi for making inflammatory comments against Muslims in Karnataka which is in...
BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

Several BJP leaders have come out in defence of Mahesh Vikram Hegde, co-founder and editor of right-wing propaganda website Postcard News which has been...
Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi remain shut as traders protest sealing drive

Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi remain shut as traders protest sealing...

Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi stayed shut on Wednesday, March 28 due to traders’ protest against the ongoing sealing drive in...
“Parleys are on, but too early for an alternative Front to emerge”

“Parleys are on, but too early for an alternative Front to emerge”

Mudda panellists feel that for the opposition to truly challenge the BJP in 2019, it needs to get stronger and united The TDP, YSR Congress, Congress and CPM (M) are...
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Efforts for an anti-BJP front: Mamata Banerjee meets leaders of different political parties

Once again, there are moves to form a common front against the dominant political party in the country, the BJP this time. Bengal chief minister...
Bhagalpur communal clash: Union Minister calls FIR against son Arijit piece of garbage

Bhagalpur communal clash: Union Minister calls FIR against son Arijit piece of garbage

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat, against whom Bhagalpur court issued an arrest warrant...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...
“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

Mudda panellists feel that more than an “oust-Modi campaign” is needed for a new alternative to emerge for 2019 polls Will the opposition ever get united...
Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh criticise govt of committing mistakes in J & K

Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accused BJP led NDA government for “mismanaging the Jammu and Kashmir issue like never before,”...
"Needed, common agenda to throw BJP out of power"

“Needed, common agenda to throw BJP out of power”

Mudda speakers explores points of opposition unity, ponder if other NDA members may walk out on largest party should no-trust motion be brought in parliament As...
“It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019”

“It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019”

Muddapanellists discuss saffron outfit’s defeats in Phulpur, Gorakhpur and Araria, ask if setback is the beginning of the end for the centre’sruling party The BJP...

“SP is kingmaker, cannot be taken for granted”

Muddapanellists discuss Samajwadi Party’s surprise win in Yogi stronghold after Lok Sabha bypoll results come out; acknowledge change in political mood and opine that...

Game On 2019: Sonia’s dinner brings 20 Opposition party leaders together

Kicking off the first concrete effort to unite non-NDA parties in the battle to halt the Modi-Shah juggernaut from rolling the BJP back to...
“Today’s politics is only power-driven”

“Today’s politics is only power-driven”

The Mudda panel debated at length on Hardoi MLA Naresh Agrawal leaving SP to join BJP and his uncouth remarks related to Jaya Bachchan In...
rajya sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

Rajya Sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced names of their nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls to be held on March...
“Farmers should not be treated merely as vote banks”

“Farmers should not be treated merely as vote banks”

While throwing their lot with farmers, the Mudda panel felt that loan waiver is not enough to meet their just demands Nearly 40,000 farmers across...
Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi forgiven father’s assassins

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi forgiven father’s assassins

Taking a tough emotional move Congress President Rahul Gandhi  has said that he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have "completely forgiven" his father Rajiv...
Tripura Ends CPM Tedium by Trading Decency for False Eldorado

Tripura Ends CPM Tedium by Trading Decency for False Eldorado

~By: Saeed Naqvi The extraordinary feat the BJP has pulled off leaves one breathless. Which other Chief Minister in the country will have a decorated Director...
RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

BJP's parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday re-elected Bhaiyyaji Joshi as the organisation's sarkaryawah (general secretary). Joshi was re-elected sarkaryawah for the fourth...

“Need to strengthen intelligence, increase covert options”

Mudda discusses procedural lapse in granting, renewing Farooq Takla passport, speakers feel it is police who must shoulder responsibility and prompt action is needed...
“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

Throwing out the BJP government cannot be the sole purpose of any party or forum if it wants to win elections, say Mudda speakers...
TDP-BJP differences strain NDA, but things may change in a year

TDP-BJP differences strain NDA, but things may change in a year

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP have parted ways, their members resigning from governments led by each other's leaders, and the former would consider...
BJP: Our workers not to blame for destruction of statues

BJP: Our workers not to blame for destruction of statues

Mudda discusses vandalism of political icons’ images; speakers denounce violence, sound alarm on future of democracy in the country The incidents of destroying statues of...
After Lenin and Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s statue vandalised; Modi wakes up

After Lenin and Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s statue vandalised; Modi wakes up

Centre kept mum as Lenin’s statues were razed in Tripura by suspected BJP supporters; Modi intervened after a bust of Jana Sangh founder was...
Attacks on CPI(M) cadres in Tripura after BJP voted to power

Attacks on CPI(M) cadres in Tripura after BJP voted to power

Soon after the BJP snatched a poll victory bringing to an end the 25-year CPI(M) rule in Tripura, the state erupted in violence with...

Opposition parties need to have a strong agenda for 2019

Mudda panellists feel something more is needed than merely an “oust Modi campaign” for an impact, time for negative politics is over, must find...
Conrad Sangma to be Meghalaya CM, BJP to join ruling alliance

Conrad Sangma to be Meghalaya CM, BJP to join ruling alliance

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav In scenario reminiscent of Manipur and Goa elections, despite emerging as the single largest party, Congress loses the number game for...
BSP and SP Join Hands to 'Eliminate the BJP' in UP bypolls

BSP and SP Join Hands to ‘Eliminate the BJP’ in UP bypolls

BSP supremo Mayawati clarified that the coalition will be limited to the upcoming bypolls only, to ensuring victory for the strongest non-BJP candidate. Indicating the...
Meghalaya elections: Congress meets governor, stakes claim to form government

Meghalaya elections: Congress meets governor, stakes claim to form government

The major worry for Congress is that the BJP – which won only two seats – is rooting for an alliance with the regional...

Hung assemblies in Nagaland and Meghalaya hold out hopes for a BJP on the...

Having swept Tripura, the BJP had made significant gains in Nagaland and Meghalaya, the other two states where assembly elections were held last month...
BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP bagged Tripura, its most significant headway in its expansion into north east India, scoring a big win in what has been a formidable...
Tripura Election Results: BJP, CPI(M) sound confident ahead of vote counting

Tripura Election Results: BJP, CPI(M) sound confident ahead of vote counting

The assembly elections in Tripura witnessed a turnout of over 75 percent of the total 2536589 voters in the Left-ruled state on February 18. A...
Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI at Chennai airport, produced before magistrate at Patiala House Court

Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI at Chennai airport, produced before magistrate at Patiala House...

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Son Karti Chidambaram, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai on Wednesday (February...
“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

A hindrance to governance and a drain on public exchequer, multiple elections should go and one nation one election policy should be implemented, say...
Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...
Bihar hit-and-run: BJP under fire for not expelling accused party member

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP under fire for not expelling accused party member

BJP first attempted to rule out claims that the accused belongs to the party, later suspended Baitha from primary membership for six years on...
Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Ahead of the National science day on February 28th, PM Modi congratulated the scientific community –mentioning the achievements of Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman. Addressing...
BJP terms attack on Delhi Chief Secretary as “constitutional crisis”

BJP terms attack on Delhi Chief Secretary as “constitutional crisis”

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Kejriwal’s decision to call the chief secy at his residence and the alleged assault on him was a...
Arvind Kejriwal

Can Corporate Media Allied With Executive Oust Popularly Elected CMs?

By Saeed Naqvi Every time AAP walks into a carefully laid trap by the establishment and the media bays for its blood, I suspect the...

Primitivism at play: Rajasthan assembly haunted with ‘evil spirits’, suspect MLAs

Sharing their fears with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, some of the state legislators have urged the CM to call priests and clerics to pacify...
Tripura elections 2018: Over 75% turnout in peaceful assembly polls

Tripura elections 2018: Over 75% turnout in peaceful assembly polls

Reportedly, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT were reported from around 180 polling stations – thereby slowing down the balloting. The assembly...
Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Mudda panel grapples with Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,300 crore fraud in face of over two lakh farmer suicides, wonders if authorities can bring unscrupulous...
“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

Mudda panel congratulates activist SN Shukla for taking the initiative after apex court says not just candidates, their spouses and dependents, too, should reveal...
Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

With BJP intensifying its election campaign in Tripura, former Assam CM TarunGogoi was the only senior Congress leader to campaign in the poll bound...
BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

Congress shared the video with a text which reads, “Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of...
Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Panellists feel that government should address Mehbooba’s question on talks with Pakistan, spell out clearly rules of engagement with LeT, JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen...
“Irresponsible statements demoralise the army”

“Irresponsible statements demoralise the army”

Mudda panellists feel that political leaders should be careful before shooting off remarks that can be hurtful, many feel that all he meant to...
Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media head Divya Spandana claimed that despite several limitations Rahul Gandhi's team is doing a really good job with tweeting. In a bitter...
NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

The NC MLA’s slogans came amid BJP MLAs sloganeering against Pakistan to protest the ongoing terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp. Triggering a chaotic...
BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed when the saffron party formed government in the southern state, there were “scams one after the other”. Taking a fresh...
BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain attracts Tripura Muslims

BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain attracts Tripura Muslims

In a new twist in Tripura assembly election campaign, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, a Muslim face in the party, has said that Muslims in...

“We should disregard LoC, begin low-intensity ops in Pak”

Mudda panel debates ways and means to boost army’s flagging morale after officer’s father files petition in court seeking quashing of FIR against him...
Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an aberration: Sonia Gandhi

Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an...

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Feb 8, accused Narendra Modi government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding...
“Pak cannot be contained by homeland security”

“Pak cannot be contained by homeland security”

Mudda panel debates policy post border killings, feels army hamstrung by bureaucracy and cannot do anything more than just follow orders The Indian army indicated...
Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 7, annulled all iron ore mining leases in Goa, ordering that all iron ore mining activity in Goa...
Empty talk won't help, pro-active policy a must

Empty talk won’t help, pro-active policy a must

Mudda panellists feel that firmer action needs to be taken to tackle Loc flare-ups Tensions have flared up with the death of Captain Kapil Kundu and three other...
Congress missing while BJP, Left gears up for Tripura polls

Congress missing while BJP, Left gears up for Tripura polls

Tripura is scheduled to go for polls on February 18, while other two northeastern states – Meghalaya and Nagaland – will have elections on...
In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

Over Congress’ objection to PM Modi's recent statement on selling ‘pakodas’, Shah stated that working hard to earn a living is better than being...
Taj Mahotsav to centre on Ram; BJP MP backs fake history of Taj being Hindu temple

Taj Mahotsav to centre on Ram; BJP MP backs fake history of Taj being...

The theme for this year’s Taj Mahotsav will be centred around Lord Ram, rather than India's Mughal heritage. The Taj Mahal is the latest among...
Needed, an overhaul in strategy on Pak ceasefire violations and terrorism

“Time to be pro-active”

Mudda panellists feel that the strategy to deal with Pak-sponsored terrorism must change Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan as an Army Captain and three...
Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

After BJP’s Rajasthan bypoll loss, the party’s OBC wing president in Kota district wrote to the party president Amit Shah, demanding for a change...
Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu first adjourned the house after Samajwadi Party MPs staged protest against the alleged encounter killings in UP. Amid continuing uproar...
UP police “staging encounters” for promotion: Samajwadi Party

UP police “staging encounters” for promotion: Samajwadi Party

On Saturday, two people were injured after a police sub-inspector opened fire at them in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida sector 122. Hitting out at the Bharatiya...
Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over Nagaland peace accord

Rahul Gandhi: Modi- the first PM whose words mean nothing

He cited that the Nagaland peace accord, signed in 201, is yet to see the light of the day. Taking a fresh jibe at Prime...
Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu amid TDP stir

Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP

BJP president called up TDP supremo and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and asked him not to take any “tough decisions”.   Days after the Telugu Desam...
SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow Foreign Funding To Pol Parties

SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow...

Already facing a Supreme Court notice on petition challenging amendments in law through money bill to legalise foreign funding to political parties, the government...

Delhi sealing: DDA clears key proposals even as traders’ stir continues

On Friday, almost 750 market associations and 20 industrial areas participated in the two-day bandh called by the CAIT against the recent sealing drive. In...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
Shopian firing: Soldiers opened "controlled fire in self-defence", says Army

Shopian firing: Soldiers opened “controlled fire in self-defence”, says Army

In a “counter-FIR”, the Army detailed how four of its vehicle in the administrative convoy, were surrounded and attacked by the violent mob. Amid continuing...
A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

Mudda panel examines BJP legislators’ demand for withdrawal of FIR against security forces; claims that a case should be registered against stone-pelters who provoked...
“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

Mudda panellists feel that the sealing drive in Delhi should not lead to blame game amongst parties, AAP government should issue an ordinance to...
Pinarayi Vijayan at Modi government’s pro-America, anti-China policies

Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Modi government’s ‘pro-America, anti-China’ policies

Kerala CM alleged that India is becoming a strategic US partner in its efforts to form a large defense alliance against China   Taking fresh jibe...
Communal violence continues for the second day in UP's Kasganj

Communal violence continues for the second day in UP’s Kasganj

Communal violence continued unabated for the second day on Saturday in Kasganj district of western Uttar Pradesh, the fresh outbreak coming after the cremation...

BJP objects to Tipu Sultan portrait in Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal asks them for names...

The row over Tipu Sultan has spread from Karnataka to Delhi. While BJP has been trying to paint Tipu Sultan as a villain, presenting its...
“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

Mudda looks for a solution after fringe groups go on rampage in six states opposing Padmaavat release, decides that authorities are to blame as...
“Prioritise women’s rights, move beyond mere legislation”

“Prioritise women’s rights, move beyond mere legislation”

On National Girl Child Day, Mudda panel discusses gender inequality in areas like education, nutrition, legal rights, healthcare and safety, concludes that change should...
Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday, January 23, announced its decision to part ways with its alliance partner for 29 years, BJP and contest the...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Petitioner Subramanian Swamy has submitted fresh documents alleging that Young Indian, a firm floated by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, was a tax offender The...
“Not confidence but frustration on part of Pakistan”

“Not confidence but frustration on part of Pakistan”

Mudda discusses ceasefire violations at Jammu & Kashmir border and ponders what would be the correct strategy, both in military and diplomatic terms Saturday’s Mudda...
“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

Mudda examines defence strategies in the wake of repeat ceasefire violations; says preemptive strikes possible in context of infiltration control, but open warfare must...
“Effective military, sharp diplomacy have exposed Pakistan”

“Effective military, sharp diplomacy have exposed Pakistan”

Mudda panel debates China reaction to Army chief’s latest remark on border focus; feels India is doing well which is proved by the United...
Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Photo caption: VHP leader Praveen Togadia with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in 2005. File picture.  Days after he stunned political observers with his...
Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Result for the Assembly polls to the three north-eastern states to be declared on March 3, BJP eying big gains in last standing Left,...

“Spend Haj subsidy saving on poor”

APN debates merit of government move to withdraw fund The government of India has withdrawn the subsidy for Haj pilgrims. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas...
“Rising oil prices is toppling common man’s budget”

“Rising oil prices is toppling common man’s budget”

Mudda panellists feel that the government should consider bringing oil prices under the GST umbrella, it has been using these as revenue source with...
Govt can either ensure tax compliance or go for higher FDI

Govt can either ensure tax compliance or go for higher FDI

Mudda discusses move to bring in foreign investment for Air India, says airline enjoyed monopoly for too long even as interest burden touched Rs...
Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

The PDP MLA’s statement came a day after he asked legislators in the J&K assembly to not express happiness over the killings of Kashmiri...
Hindus should vote for BJP, Muslims for Congress, says Rajasthan BJP minister

Hindus should vote for BJP, Muslims for Congress, says Rajasthan BJP minister

The controversial comment was made by Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav, Rajasthan’s Labor and Employment minister and the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha bypolls in...
Trader who took poison at BJP headquarter to protest demonetization, GST dies

Trader who took poison at BJP headquarter to protest demonetization, GST dies

Prakash Pandey stumbled into the BJP headquarters in Dehradun on Saturday and claimed that he suffered “immense” losses due to note ban & GST. Giving...
Modi govt relaxes FDI rules, will allow foreign airlines to invest in Air India

FDI rules relaxed, debt-ridden Air India opened for foreign investment

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves slew of changes in FDI rules, 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in single brand retail allowed Over three years...
Karnataka woman driven to suicide by moral policing; BJP leader arrested

Karnataka woman driven to suicide by moral policing; BJP leader arrested

The 20-year-old woman hung herself after right-wingers allegedly harassed her for having connection with a Muslim man from her college. In yet another instance of...
“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that irresponsible statements by politicians regarding the situation in the Valley create confusion and leaders should defer from doing that Senior Congress...
It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

Senior advocate Amarendra Sharan, appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in a petition seeking re-investigation of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi 70 years...
Arun Jaitley

Electoral bonds key to bring transparency in political funding: FM Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there is a need to “consciously” choose between the existing system of substantial cash & other transparent options like cheque or electoral...
“Misbehaviour, blame game dual offences by IndiGo”

“Misbehaviour, blame game dual offences by IndiGo”

Mudda examines statement by airline president Aditya Ghosh saying that young people in India did not have talent and people hired from “mohalla/village schools”...
“When accountability leaves, corruption takes its place”

“When accountability leaves, corruption takes its place”

Mudda panellists discuss Modi government’s lukewarm attitude towards Lokpal bill, worry about its watered down provisions while suggesting ways to revive it Friday’s Mudda discussed...
No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

Centre refuses to yield to Opposition’s demand for referring anti-triple talaq Bill to a RS select committee, will try to move the Bill again...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Hindutva activist hacked to death in Karnataka; BJP demands NIA probe

Hindutva activist hacked to death in Karnataka; BJP demands NIA probe

Hours after the Killing, all four suspects – Naushad Ullanje of Mulki, Rizwan, Pinky Nawaz and Nirshan – were taken to police custody. Days after...

Army men die every day, says BJP MP on Pulwama martyrs, then apologises

Two days after 5 CRPF jawans were gunned down by militants in Pulwama, BJP MP from Rampur Dr Nepal Singh says no device can...
Rajinikanth declares political entry; to contest next assembly polls in TN

Rajinikanth declares political entry; to contest next assembly polls in TN

Says it was time to “change the government, change the system”.   After much speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikath finally declared his entry into the political space...
From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

PM Modi stressed on ‘Swachh Bharat’ and announced  for cleanliness survey during first quarter of  2018 On his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of 2017 –...
Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

BJP leadership has successfully resolved Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel’s dissatisfaction by allotting him Finance portfolio and avoided any possibility of political uncertainty. He...
“The Focus should be on development”

“The Focus should be on development”

Mudda panellists feel that political parties should leave aside caste and religion, and talk and work more on development issues Of late, Prime Minister Narendra...
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Faced with death threats, administrator to delete popular Humans of Hindutva FB page

The administrator, who has requested anonymity, claims he was receiving death threats over posts on the account that parodied activities of right-wing forces  Trolls and...
Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

All amendments moved by the Opposition members fall, Modi government to now work on floor management in Rajya Sabha to get Bill passed In a...
“India should temper policy towards Pakistan”

“India should temper policy towards Pakistan”

Mudda discusses what the government’s stance should be in the wake of slights suffered by the family of ex-navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who went...
“India being viewed as a hard state”

“India being viewed as a hard state”

Mudda panellists feel that India has handled the Pakistan action at LoC well and says the Modi government has been performing commendably on this...
Jignesh Mevani to attend 200 year commemoration of Dalit victory on Peshwas

Jignesh Mevani to attend 200 year commemoration of Dalit victory on Peshwas

Newly elected Vadgam MLA, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, will attend the event commemorating the victory of 200 years of Battle of Bhima Koregaon in...
Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Pepped up by the improved performance of his party in Gujarat assembly polls in which the rival BJP, reduced to double digits for the...
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Mother Of All Paradoxes: Muslims Indispensable For The Hindutva Project

By: Saeed Naqvi  The Hindutva project would come down like melting ice cream if there were no Muslims, no Kashmir and no Pakistan to hate....
“Vinod Rai, BJP in a quid pro quo relationship”

“Vinod Rai, BJP in a quid pro quo relationship”

Mudda discusses existence of 2G scam post CBI special court verdict, wonders why CAG called press conference to announce it; panelists ponder changed fortunes...
Raja was sure he would be exonerated one day

“Raja was sure he would be exonerated one day”

Mudda panellists discuss 2G acquittal, remember how he had told India Legal magazine that the case against him was one of vengeance and he...
Hindu Jagran Manch

Christmas for RSS affiliate HJM: Occasion to threaten Christian schools

An outfit affiliated to RSS, the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), has warned schools in Aligarh against celebrating Christmas, saying if they do so, it...
Rahul Gandhi

BJP good at propaganda and marketing, but its model is hollow: Rahul Gandhi

“Modiji has a credibility problem. He talks non-stop about corruption, but he does not utter a word on the issue of Rafale and Jay...
“Modi magic is on the wane, BJP graph shows downward trend”

“Modi magic is on the wane”

Panelists feel that poll results have ensured strong opposition in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh After the BJP win in the two states of Gujarat and Himachal...
BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal Pradesh

BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal...

It succeeded in beating incumbency and returning to power for the fifth straight term in a state it has ruled for 22 years, though...
Everyone living in India, even Muslims, is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Everyone living in India, even Muslims, is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Claiming that India is a land only for the Hindus, Bhagwat claimed that “tortured” from different parts of the world come to India seeking...
Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh. Following continuous ruckus from...
ELECTION RESULTS LIVE

ELECTION RESULTS LIVE

It is the day of reckoning, seen as the litmus test for the top leadership of both BJP and Congress which are in direct...
Jignesh Mevani in the lead​

Jignesh Mevani in the lead​

Jignesh Mevani who is contyesting as an independent candidate from Banaskantha district’s Vadgam seat with the supporty of Congress and a host of other...
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“Rahul Gandhi must ditch his Hindutvavadi image”

Mudda discusses timing of Congress presidential election, wants party to continue with its secular agenda instead of developing a neo-Hindu image Just two days before...
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“How can you call your own officials anti-national?”

Mudda discusses chaotic start to winter session, why it was deferred, why Modi should not cast aspersions on high-level meeting at Aiyar’s home and...
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BJP wins in all exit polls for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections

The BJP was headed for a clear win in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh according to the exit poll results that came in as...
Mudda-12-13-2017

A Swachh Rajniti Abhiyan under way: BJP

Party claims credit for special courts move as Mudda participants hope that these will be effective in convicting 1,581 tainted MPs and MLAs and...
Bullying politician: BJP MP threatens to make IAS officer’s life difficult

Bullying politician: BJP MP threatens to make IAS officer’s life difficult

BJP parliamentarian Priyanka Singh Rawat was caught on camera threatening SDM Ajay Trivedi – who was leading an anti-encroachment drive. A parliamentarian of the ruling...
JMM legislators stir up controversy over kissing competition, BJP calls it an attack on culture

JMM legislators stir up controversy over kissing competition, BJP calls it an attack on...

An annual tribal fair, named ‘prem ka chumban’ or ‘kiss of love’ according to reports quoting the local legislator Simon Marandi, is in the...
Nana-Patole

BJP’s Maharashtra MP attacks Modi government, quits party, resigns from Lok Sabha

A blow dealt, a jolt received: as the BJP went after suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar over his comments against Prime Minister Narendra...
Aiyar calls Modi ‘neech aadmi’, Rahul says apologise as PM hits out at Congress

Aiyar calls Modi ‘neech aadmi’, Rahul says apologise as PM hits out at Congress

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar slams Prime Minister for criticising Congress at Ambedkar International Centre launch, Modi cries foul in Gujarat poll rally In comments...
As election race hots up, it is GST vs Gujarat model

As election race hots up, it is GST vs Gujarat model

Mudda panellists feel questions are being raised on what was Modi’s 2014 election plank and the Congress did make life difficult for the BJP...
Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Modi should declare how Amit Shah was made BJP president: Congress

Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for criticising election of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president With Prime Minister...
Congress candidate against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani detained in Rajkot

Congress candidate against Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani detained in Rajkot

Indranil Rajyaguru and his supporters were protesting near Rupani’s residence after BJP supporters vandalised their campaign posters In an action that smacks of intimidation, Indranil...
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Gujarat needs Gandhian bottom-up model of development, says Sam Pitroda

Hitting out at the saffron government in Gujarat, Pitroda said that the state must discard the top-down approach which mostly favors the top corporates....
Modi-Gujarat

Gujarat elections: UP knows Congress well & so does Gujarat, says PM Modi in...

PM claims, “BJP storm has hit Kutch, Saurashtra and Gujarat and there is no chance for Congress” Stepping up the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s...
Also punish muftis who okay triple talaq: Mudda

Also punish muftis who okay triple talaq: Mudda

Panel explores strands of opinion on the issue, Muslim community leaders pay lip service to social reform even as Congress left red-faced over “missed...
Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP indeed was a clear winner, but...

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: BJP was ahead of rival parties, BUT…

In the noise about BJP ‘sweeping’ the Uttar Pradesh civic body elections on Friday, some aspects got overlooked in the initial reports. Elections to...
BSF martyr’s daughter dragged out of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani’s rally

BSF martyr’s daughter dragged out of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani’s rally

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for “height of arrogance”; disturbing video of the woman being dragged by security personnel goes viral In an...
Arvind Kejriwal

Left, Right, Centre? Or Does AAP Defy Simple Definitions?

By Saeed Naqvi I probably move in the wrong circles, because nobody I know has a good word for the Aam Aadmi Party. You mention...
Congress laments low morale of cadre in municipal defeats

Congress laments low morale of cadre in municipal defeats

The fact that the party declared its candidate for a politically important seat like Lucknow at the last moment shows its lack of seriousness,...
“Rahul Gandhi should see Shehzad Poonawalla now”

“Rahul Gandhi should see Shehzad Poonawalla now”

Mudda discusses Congress leader’s claims of rigged party president polls, slams dynastic politics even as family distances itself and criticises media confession Congress leader...
CBI court gags media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

CBI court gags media from reporting on Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case trial

Court’s order comes at a time when the mysterious death of CBI judge BH Loya in 2014, who at the time was presiding over...
Now, Rahul’s name in Somnath Temple’s non-Hindu visitor book kicks row

Now, Rahul’s name in Somnath Temple’s non-Hindu visitor book kicks row

Congress claims image of Rahul’s name in non-Hindu visitor book circulating on social media is a mischief by the BJP, releases copies of original...
All are equal in the eyes of law: donkeys jailed, let out after four days

All are equal in the eyes of law: donkeys jailed, let out after four...

All are equal in the eyes of law. Donkeys being jailed was an exemplary case of enforcing this principle in Uttar Pradesh. It was...
Raje govt orders SC, ST and OBC hostels to play national anthem to instill patriotism

Raje govt orders SC, ST and OBC hostels to play national anthem to instill...

Vasundhara Raje government orders all 789 government-run hostels across Rajasthan to make students recite National Anthem at 7 am every morning While the ongoing massive protests across...
Shivraj-Singh

Shivraj cabinet proposes death penalty for rapists if victim is Under-12

BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh tops the country in rape statistics, has the second highest incidence of sexual offences against children If a Bill approved by the...
MUDDA

“Courts have the final call on what should be done”

Mudda panellists feel dialogue is the essence of democracy, but executive should not get ambitious and try to clip judiciary’s wings A day after Union...
Attacking Congress, playing victim, PM Modi dismisses criticism saying Lotus blooms in muck

Attacking Congress, playing victim, PM Modi dismisses criticism saying Lotus blooms in muck

In Gujarat on a 3-day visit, PM Modi on Monday started his poll campaign from Bhuj in Kutch district, sticking to the script rehearsed...
File photo of the violent Jat Andolan that hit Haryana in 2016. Photo credit: PTI.

Haryana tense as rival Jat community factions threaten massive stir

Above: File photo of the violent Jat Andolan that hit Haryana in 2016. Photo credit: PTI. Haryana is once again on the brink of violent...

Assam BJP minister Himanta Sarma says ‘cancer is divine justice’, gets trolled

Despite video footage showing him clearly saying ‘cancer is divine justice for sins committed’ by a person, the BJP leader, on Thursday denied making the remark In...
UP civic body polls: 1st phase underway amid reports of faulty EVMs, political clashes

UP civic body polls: 1st phase underway amid reports of faulty EVMs, political clashes

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath declares BJP will win all 230 civic bodies that will go to polls in three phases, Samajwadi Party alleges...
Nityanand-Rai

Chop fingers raised against PM Modi, says Bihar BJP chief

Nityanand Rai, BJP MP from Bihar’s Ujiyarpur constituency later claimed his comment was misinterpreted and that he was merely quoting a Hindi proverb At a...
Mukul-roy

Scam accused Mukul Roy says his phones are tapped, moves Delhi HC

Saradha scam accused former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mukul Roy, who recently joined BJP, is now complaining about his phones being tapped. Roy, who was...
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Family of deceased BJP leader protest with his body in Greater Noida

The relatives of deceased Kumar came out to protest with his body and blocked the sector71 road in Greater Noida, demanding immediate arrest of...
Gujarat Election 2017

BJP announces first list of Gujarat poll candidates, Congress to follow

The BJP, letting a day go by after the meeting of BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) in New Delhi, on Friday released the first...
Rahul-Gandhi

After EC bars “pappu”, BJP uses “Yuvraj” to hit out at Rahul Gandhi

Recently, BJP’s Gujarat wing shared a video where a grocery store owner’s assistant says, “Yuvraj has come”. After the Election Commission (EC) barred the ruling...
Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

Won’t accept money from donors now, to form new party, says Kamal Haasan

On the money he received from donors, Kamal Haasan said that he won’t accept any economic helps to launch a new party. Launching yet another...
Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

Pakistan not weak to let India take over PoK, says Farooq Abdullah; BJP counters

BJP hit out at the former Kashmir CM, and claimed that Abdullah is doing free advocacy for Pakistan. In yet another controversial comment, National Conference...
Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Modi far ahead others in popularity, majority of Indians favour dictatorship

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Seven-in-ten Indians are now satisfied with the way...

Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha should resign from party: BJP spokesperson

Krishna Saagar Rao alleged that Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha become vocal against the party only when BJP goes for an election. Lashing out at...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
Amid sex CD controversy, Hardik Patel accepts Congress formula; to announce final decision later in the day

Amid sex CD controversy, Hardik Patel accepts Congress formula; to announce final decision later...

As Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) accepted the Congress formula to get constitutionally tenable reservation for Patidars, two videos of the Patidar...
“Parties should focus on ramrajya ideal instead of votes”

“Parties should focus on ramrajya ideal instead of votes”

Panellists criticise raising of Ayodhya bogey for gains in the UP civic polls, feel that development has taken a back seat in the city...
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Political killing in Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in alleged ‘revenge’ attack

The victim is an accused in the killing of a CPI(M) activist In yet another instance of political killings in Kerala, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak...
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Chitrakoot bypoll: Congress retains power, defeats BJP by over 14,000 votes

By-election was necessitated after Congress MLA Prem Singh’s demise In a major setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its key opposition Congress on Sunday...
Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul in Gujarat:Unlike BJP, Congress believes in self-introspection

Rahul Gandhi claimed that while Congress spots the faults of Narendra Modi and BJP, it will never disrespect the PMO On the second day of...
Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

Congress credits Rahul Gandhi for GST rate cuts

After senior Congress leader P Chidambaram thanked Gujarat for forcing BJP government to reduce GST rates on several items, Congress on Saturday chose to...
Mudda 2017-11-11

BJP hard pressed to explain babus’ politics of saffron

Mudda panellists discuss saffronisation of Uttar Pradesh, accuse Yogi Adityanath of condoning wastage of money by officials, appeal for end to frivolous activity Fifty-four of...
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) raises bogey of religious tourism

BJP raises bogey of religious tourism

Mudda panellists debate unnecessary saffronisation of Uttar Pradesh, wonder when the Yogi government will deliver on promises of development From public transport to the towels...
Pradyuman murder case

Pradyuman murder case: Bus conductor to sue Gurgaon police for torture, forced confession

Ashok Kumar was arrested by Gurgaon police for allegedly murdering Pradyuman, CBI has now arrested a Class 11 student for the crime Ashok Kumar, the...

Tight security arrangement in ‘tense’ Karnataka amid Tipu Jayanti celebrations

Violence reported from Kodagu district, Congress and BJP continue to spar over legacy of Tipu Sultan, the 18th Century ruler of Mysore Karnataka remained tense, on Friday,...

Over 70 per cent voter turnout in Himachal, fate of Virbhadra, Dhumal hangs in...

Strong voter turnout in Himachal. Congress struggles to retain power while BJP hopes to win hill state by unleashing publicity blitzkrieg, attacking Virbhadra Brisk polling...
“It’s a public health emergency, do not politicise it”

“It’s a public health emergency, do not politicise it”

Mudda talking heads hunt for solution to Delhi air pollution crisis, puts it down to policy failure and call for greater use of public...

Mudda yields mixed views on demonetisation

While some believe it was a tragic step by the government, others think it may hurt now but will generate long-term benefits The whole country...
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After Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad mocks people who lost jobs after DeMo

Union minister for information technology, law and justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad says those who lost jobs after demonetisation were not skilled enough Weeks after Union...
Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Nitish gives reservations a make-over, Bihar to extend quota on outsourced services

Bihar CM tweaks reservation rules; quota system to apply if government hires somebody for its work through outsourcing company and pays salary from its...
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Congress used terror groups to defeat one man, says Arun Jaitley

Congress has switched to "strange campaign" by ridiculing development in Gujarat, he alleges   In a strong remark against the Congress,  Union Finance Minister, Arun...
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If Freelance Muslim Spokesmen Do Not Shut Up, Its Advantage BJP

By- Saeed Naqvi It is one of the great ironies of our times that Muslims are a problem for all political parties, except the BJP....
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PM Modi calls Himachal election ‘one-sided contest’, alleges Congress for corruption

“I will only regret one thing in these elections, that I am not having fun because Congress has left the battlefield," Modi said at...
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Hindu terror remark: Prakash Raj hits out at BJP; Kamal Haasan faces defamation case

Prakash Raj questioned if instilling fear in the name of religion and morality is not terrorism, then what defines the term. Amid heated uproar from...
Rahul on campaign trail: Gujarat a fight between truth and falsehood, truth on our side

Rahul on campaign trail: Gujarat a fight between truth and falsehood, truth on our...

Rahul Gandhi launches all out attack at PM Narendra Modi, BJP on last day of his 3-day Saurashtra campaign, set to meet Dalit leader...
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Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joins BJP and Modi fan club

Former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has finally joined the BJP officially, it was announced on Friday. “Happy to inform that Mukul Roy is...
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BJP youth leader killed by militants in south Kashmir

The incident is not new,  when it comes to attack on political party functionaries.  Two weeks back a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)  party worker was shot...
BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

BJP likens Kamal Haasan with Hafiz Saeed over actor’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark

Haasan had said that “right wing cannot challenge talk of Hindu terrorists because terror has spread into their camp as well”, BJP says comment...
Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Eye on Gujarat’s Rajputs votes, BJP and Congress unite against Bhansali’s Padmavati

Congress, BJP want the Deepika Padukone-starrer to be banned in Gujarat or its release deferred till elections are over, say distortion of history shouldn’t...

PM Modi in Himachal: Congress a laughing club, get rid of 5 monsters

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says BJP on way to victory, says Congress symbolizes corruption, caste-ism and dynasty With less than a...
CBI clean chit to Shivraj in Vyapam scam shifts spotlight to Digvijaya

CBI clean chit to Shivraj in Vyapam scam shifts spotlight to Digvijaya

CBI has named 490 accused in its chargesheet, including 3 Vyapam officials, 3 racketeers, 17 middlemen, 297 Solver & Beneficiary candidates and 170 guardians The...
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Amit Shah names BJP veteran Dhumal as party’s CM face in Himachal

Prem Kumar Dhumal is a former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh and arch rival of incumbent Virbhadra Singh BJP president Amit Shah, on Tuesday, named former...
Uddhav-ThackerayIndia for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

India for Hindus first, others later: says Shiv Sena in Saamana editorial

Statement comes days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat claimed that Hindustan is a country of Hindus but belongs to others too if they adopt...

Rahul Gandhi fires another anti-demonetisation torpedo at PM Modi

Congress vice president hits out at Narendra Modi and BJP for proposed celebration of noteban anniversary, calls demonetisation an out and out disaster Keeping up...
Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Chidambaram: Would have resigned if insisted to implement demonetization

Cong leader took a fresh jibe at PM Narendra Modi over “hasty” implementation of demonetization, GST Almost a year after the implementation of demonetization, former...
File photo of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti founder Hardik Patel. Photo credit: Agencies

Hardik tells Congress to clear Patidar quota stand by Nov 3 or face protests

Hardik Patel reportedly wants Congress to publicly commit to ensuring 20 per cent reservation for economically backward classes if it is voted to power Hardik...
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CPM: Modi faking war against corruption, black money while claiming to fight them

The CPM has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of taking one step after another "to shield corruption and allow the rich...

DSP Ganapathy suicide: CBI files FIR against Karnataka Minister George, two IPS officers

KJ George is accused No.1 while Pronab Mohanty and AM Prasad are accused No. 2 and 3 respectively. Days after the Supreme Court issued directions...
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Journalist Vinod Verma arrested over sex tape of Chhattisgarh minister

Police charge the veteran journalist for extortion and blackmail as Opposition parties and mediapersons express shock, say this is an attack on press freedom Veteran...
Yogi at Taj Mahal

Yogi tries to sweep controversy, BJP MLA insists Taj Mahal was a Shiva Temple

Amid raging controversy triggered by BJP leaders’ attacking Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh chief minister visits monument, initiates cleanliness drive Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath,...
Mamata

Aadhaar, mobile number linking an attack on privacy, won’t do it: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee dared telecom authorities to disconnect her phone, said she won’t link number with Aadhaar under any circumstance Hitting out...
President Ram Nath Kovind attending ‘Vajramahothsava’ – diamond jubilee celebrations of Karnataka’s Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Photo credit: PIB

Prez Kovind praises Tipu Sultan in Karnataka Assembly, BJP cries foul

The President’s remarks on the former ruler of Mysore came days after Union minister Anantkumar Hegde described Tipu as a mass rapist and brutal...
AK Joti

Finally, EC declares Gujarat polls for Dec 9 and 14, result on Dec 18

Amid allegations of delaying announcement of poll schedule at the behest of the BJP, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti declared a two-phase election for...
Gehlot says BJP snooping on its leaders as channels air footage of Hardik Patel in Guj hotel

Gehlot says BJP snooping on its leaders as channels air footage of Hardik Patel...

Hotel where Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Ashok Gehlot stayed in Ahmedabad confirms it gave CCTV tapes to police As video clips...
83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

83000-km worth highway projects, including Bharatmala, get Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet approved highway projects worth around Rs 7 trillion on Tuesday, Bharatmala project finally approved In a move that paves the way for a...
Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena takes fresh jibe at BJP, says only one party possesses “unlimited money

Shiv Sena said that the people are watching which party “indulges in horse-trading backed by the power of money”. Yet again hitting out at its...
Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar hits out at BJP leader over “low IQ” remark; tweets “How dare...

During an interview, BJP’s GVL Narasimha Rao said that most Indian film stars have “very low IQ and very low general knowledge”. Following demeaning remarks...

Patel leader in Gujarat says was offered Rs 1 cr to join BJP, another...

BJP’s troubles in poll-bound Gujarat increase as Congress’ attempts to consolidate Patel-Dalit-Adivasi-Minority votes gain momentum A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third...
Vasundhara

No probe against Rajasthan babus without Vasundhara govt’s sanction, media gagged too

Proposed Bill which will replace an Ordinance passed by Vasundhara administration last month assures judges, babus immunity from probe till government grants sanction On September 7,...
Anant Hegde

Won’t attend “brutal killer, mass rapist” Tipu Sultan’s Jayanti: Skills minister Hegde

The BJP has been opposed to the Karnataka government’s celebration of Tipu Jayanti since its inception in 2015 Stirring a fresh controversy over the Karnataka...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Narendra Modi

55 % Indians support autocracy, 85 % trust Modi govt: Pew study

Pew research also says that while 27 per cent Indians want a strong leader, 46 per cent trust the government will do what is...
RSS leader Ravindra Gosain

RSS leader Ravindra Gosain shot dead near his home in Ludhiana

Gosain, 58 was head of Raghunath Nagar Mohan Shakha of RSS in Ludhiana and an office bearer of district BJP Ravindra Gosain, a member of...
Uddhav Thackeray

Ally Shiv Sena criticizes BJP for intolerance against criticism

Saamana editorial says social media used by BJP for running down the Opposition has now begun to unmask the saffron party The Shiv Sena, on Monday,...
Saroj Pandey

We’ll gouge out eyes of political rivals in Kerala: former BJP MP Saroj Pandey

Pandey, a national general secretary of the BJP, also claims that her party can “dismiss” Kerala’s Left Front government  Weeks after BJP national president Amit...
Sangeet Som

Taj Mahal a blot on Indian culture, says BJP MLA Sangeet Som

Som, accused of inciting Hindu mobs during Muzaffarnagar riots, says the UNESCO World Heritage site was built by traitors, BJP disowns remarks Weeks after the...
Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business with Govt

Amit Shah says son Jay Shah did not wrong as he done no business...

BJP president Amit Shah sought to defend his son Jay Shah’s business growing 16000-fold after his party came to power, saying his company had...

Charges against Amit Shah’s son should be investigated if there is evidence: RSS leader

News portal The Wire has alleged that Jay Amit Shah’s firm’s turnover has increased 16,000 times after the BJP came to power. Amid political...
Amit-Shah

In Rahul’s bastion of Amethi, Amit Shah reiterates ‘Italian glasses’ jibe

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union I&B minister Smriti Irani hit out at Congress vice president in his pocket borough As Congress vice president...
Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

Jay Shah says he will sue news portal for Rs 100 crore

BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay Amit Shah has released a statement (see below) saying that he will sue the author, editor (s) and...
Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Narayan Rane floats his Maharashtra Swabhiman Party, alliance with BJP on cards?

Rane’s induction into the BJP blocked after opposition from the party’s ally, Shiv Sena, but the Kudal strongman may join the Fadnavis government soon A...
“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

“Don’t teach patriotism” – Uddhav Thackeray lashes out against BJP at Dussehra rally

The Shiv Sena chief made a sarcastic swipe at PM Modi saying if history of India is re-written, we will see only one person’s...
Arun jaitely and Yaswant Sinha

If I was a job applicant, Jaitley wouldn’t have been finance minister: Yashwant Sinha

War of words between Sinha and finance minister Arun Jaitley intensifies, BJP margdarshak says those who haven’t seen face of Lok Sabha are attacking...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Mukul and Mamata Banerjee

Mamata’s key aide Mukul Roy says he’s quitting TMC; party suspends him for 6...

Amid rumours that the former Union railway minister may be joining the BJP, Mamata’s main concern would be the information Roy may carry to...
Durga was defense minister, Lakshmi the finance minister: Vice President Naidu

Durga was defense minister, Lakshmi the finance minister: Vice President Naidu

Speaking at the ISB’s annual leadership conclave, the vice president defined the ‘portfolio allocation’ of Indian goddesses Inaugurating a two-day leadership summit at the Indian...
Narayan Rane

Narayan Rane quits Congress, warns of exodus by other leaders soon

Maratha strongman, who joined the Congress in 2005 after being sacked by the Shiv Sena, likely to join the BJP, says decision to be...
Shantanu Bhowmik

Journalist Santanu Bhowmik beaten to death by IPFT activists in Tripura

The 28-year-old reporter was returning to Agartala after covering a rally by Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura in Mandwai when he was attacked A 28-year-old...
amit shah and rahul gandhi

Nobody listens to “failed leader” in India: Amit Shah on Rahul’s US speech

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday came under scathing attack of BJP leaders for his speech at University of California in Berkley. Gandhi had slammed Prime...
Ram Chandra Guha

BJP youth wing send legal notice to historian Ram Guha for comments on Lankesh...

BJYM seeks unconditional apology from Ramachandra Guha for suggesting that the murderers of Gauri Lankesh came from the RSS Historian and acclaimed author Ramachandra Guha,...

SC issues notices to Centre, Haryana on CBI probe for Ryan student’s murder

Apex court to also examine, suo moto, issue of safety measures for students studying in private schools The Supreme Court, on Monday, admitted a plea filed...

BJP unites Left, loses JNU Students Union elections

ABVP failed to win elections for any major post in the premier institution but emerged as the second biggest political force in a traditional...
Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

Jethmalani hangs his lawyer’s coat, set for a ‘different mission’

The nonagenarian jurist, known for his high-octane and controversial jibes at politicians of all hues – including Prime Minister Narendra Modi – says he...
Maya Kodnani

Get Amit Shah to testify for you by Tuesday: Court to Gujarat riots accused...

Former minister in the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government in 2002, Kodnani claims she doesn’t know the address on which to send summons for Shah In...
Gauri Lankesh murder: Journalist’s brother claims naxal hand, sister says “he has no clue”

Gauri Lankesh murder: Journalist’s brother claims naxal hand, sister says “he has no clue”

A day after claiming that Gauri had no personal enemies, Indrajit says she was getting hate mails from Naxals, their sister Kavita refutes the...
Alphons

BJP has no problem with Kerala consuming beef: newly inducted union minister Alphons

- By Abhishek Kumar With eyes set on expanding political base in the south, north-east India, is BJP trying for an image makeover as far...
Adityanath, his 2 deputies and ministers to enter UP Assembly as MLCs, not MLAs

Adityanath, his 2 deputies and ministers to enter UP Assembly as MLCs, not MLAs

Uttar Pradesh chief minister shies away from contesting by poll to enter state Assembly, election for UP Vidhan Parishad scheduled for September 15 At a time...
Bypoll results: Expected wins for BJP in Goa, massive setback in Delhi as AAP wins Bawana

Bypoll results: Expected wins for BJP in Goa, massive setback in Delhi as AAP...

BJP wins Panaji and Valpoi by-elections in Goa, TDP victorious in Andhra Pradesh’s Nandyal seat and sweet revenge for AAP in Delhi’s Bawana constituency Results...

He is PM of India, not BJP: Angry Punjab & Haryana HC after Dera...

Day after pulling up the BJP-led Manohar Lal Khattar government for “complete collusion” with Dera Sachha Sauda followers, a furious Punjab and Haryana High...

Something rotten in the politics of Punjab and Haryana

Ram Rahim is in prison but the troubles of cultic violence are not over ~Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The convulsion and commotion among the followers that...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee: No Durga idol immersion on Muharram

The CM made the announcement after meeting with puja organisers and Muharram committee members in Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday...
Rahul Gandhi visits Gorakhpur, CM Adityanath targets him and blames previous govts for deaths

BJP will stay in power for at least 50 years: Amit Shah

BJP national president is on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110-day nationwide tour that is being touted as the...
BJP, Congress slam Hurriyat’s Umar Farooq for saying killing each militant will give birth to 10 new ones

BJP, Congress slam Hurriyat’s Umar Farooq for saying killing each militant will give birth...

Released from his 57-day house arrest, the Mirwaiz, head priest of the Kashmir Valley, had said that the Indian government’s belief that killing all...
OP Rawat

Winning elections at all costs without ethics is new normal in politics: EC

The comments by Election Commissioner OP Rawat come in the backdrop of the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat where the Congress and other...
BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012

BJP bags over Rs 705 crore in corporate doles since 2012, Congress distant second...

Analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) of donations received by five national political parties between financial year 2012-2013 and 2015-16 shows that...
Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav detained in Unnao, stopped from attending protest rally in Auraiya

The former UP chief minister was on way to Auraiya to attend a rally organised by his party to protest against alleged police brutality...
Sharad Yadav

Sharad Yadav’s show of strength with opposition parties on Thursday

In an another move towards an impending split in JD(U), its senior leader Sharad Yadav announced that he would organise a 'Sajha Virasat Bachao...
Over 60 children die in Gorakhpur hospital; BJP says Govt not to be blamed

Over 60 children die in Gorakhpur hospital; BJP says Govt not to be...

The tragedy has set off a war of words between the various political parties ~By Deepti Jain As many as sixty-three children have died in a...
Bofors Case: CBI likely to reopen the case

Bofors Case: CBI likely to reopen the case

The agency also indicated the parliamentary panel that it can support the SLP pending in the S In a fresh turn of events, the...
Yechury with Karat

CPI(M) headed for a Bengal-Kerala Split?

~By Sujit Bhar The Communist Party of India (Marxist), currently marginalised in national politics and even in its natural habitat West Bengal – where the...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...
IAS officer hails daughter who was stalked by Haryana BJP chief’s son for taking on ‘worst form of chauvinism’

IAS officer hails daughter who was stalked by Haryana BJP chief’s son for taking...

In a series of Facebook posts which have gone viral, Virender Kundu, additional chief secretary in the BJP-led Haryana government, and his daughter –...
Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Hit by defections, the Congress brought back its 44 MLAs from Bengaluru on Monday, only to lock them up again at a resort in Anand....
Haryana BJP chief’s son arrested for stalking IAS officer’s daughter, released on bail later

Haryana BJP chief’s son arrested for stalking IAS officer’s daughter, released on bail later

Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish – both law students – were allegedly stalking an IAS officer’s...
Narendra modi and Amit Shah

Mission 2019 of BJP: Get stronger, demolish opposition

Already the dominant national political party, BJP is vigorously pursuing an action plan to consolidate and expand its base and reach in the country...
Bihar health minister says ‘Virgin means Unmarried Girl’, kicks up row

Bihar health minister says ‘Virgin means Unmarried Girl’, kicks up row

The minister, Mangal Pandey, had said there was nothing wrong in Patna-based Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) asking doctors to declare their...

Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

The party had earlier also urged the Election Commission to scrap the option of NOTA  in the ballot papers for Aug  8 polls The...
NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya resigns

Handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2015 to head the revamped version of the Planning Commission, Panagariya wants to return to academia,...
Kerala tense after RSS leader’s death

Kerala tense after RSS leader’s death, BJP calls bandh

Eight arrested for brutal murder The BJP called for a statewide bandh in Kerala on Sunday to protest the killing of RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode...
After Bihar & Gujarat, political turmoil hits SP, BSP; Akhilesh alleges BJP conspiracy

After Bihar & Gujarat, political turmoil hits SP, BSP; Akhilesh alleges BJP conspiracy

Resignations came hours after Amit Shah arrived in Lucknow for a 3-day visit, could pave the way for induction of Yogi Adityanath and his...
Nitish Kumar & PM Modi

Conscience calls; Nitish dumps Mahagathbandhan for Gathbandhan with his foes-turned friends

BJP's Sushil Modi back as Bihar deputy CM, JD (U) likely to join NDA at the Centre while RJD and Congress cry foul over...
Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar Quits as Bihar CM, says it had become difficult to function

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar quit as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday evening following a weeks-long tussle with alliance partner Lalu Prasad-led RJD over corruption...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee calls for a ‘BJP quit India’ movement

 Mamata Banerjee announced ‘BJP Bharat Charo’ programme in Bengal which will be held from August 9 to August 30, where workers would take out...
BEATING THE FAVOURITES: India celebrate winning their Women’s Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia at Derby, Britain. Their win was led by 19-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten knock of 171 which stood out for its brilliance, Reuters/UNI

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Karnataka forms nine-member panel on separate flag for state, legal sanctity

Karnataka forms nine-member panel on separate flag for state, legal sanctity

The Karnataka government has set up a nine-member committee to submit a report on having a state flag and its legal sanctity, officials said...
Shahi imam bukhari

RSS, BJP condemns Imam Bukhari’s letter to Nawaz Sharif

Shahi Imam asks Sharif to defuse situation in Kashmir RSS and BJP has on Saturday condemned the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s historic Jama Masjid...
MAMATA BANERJEE

Enemy’s Enemy Is My Friend: BJP, CPM Target Mamata

By Saeed Naqvi On the eve of the May 2016, West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked...

BJP leader dares women to survive in Bengal without getting raped within 15 days

A day after BJP MLA Brijbhushan Rajput threatened to stop Haj pilgrimage, another BJP leader in Bengal courted controversy by her statement on violence...

First time in India; AAP Govt. launches Free Surgery scheme in Delhi

Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a new health scheme to enable capital’s residents avail free surgery in private hospitals at government’s...
Mamata blames Centre for failure of law and order in West Bengal

Mamata blames Centre for failure of law and order in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday blamed the Centre for the current state of chaos in North 24 Parganas and Darjeeling. At a...
Bengal Riots

Why do people love to hate?

Ranjona Banerji And once again, India is heading towards what journalists of old used to call a “communal tinderbox”. Sectarian hatred, which sadly simmers below...
Ravindra Bawanthade arreste

BJP leader arrested on rape charges after video of him kissing woman went viral

Maharashtra BJP leader Ravindra Bawanthade was arrested on Tuesday after a 20-year-old woman filed a case of rape against him and alleged he promised...
Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Mamata; Governor Tripathi acting like BJP block president

Governor surprised at CM’s attitude The political tug of war between the Centre and West Bengal government reached new heights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has...
AK Joti to be the next Chief Election Commissioner

AK Joti to be the next Chief Election Commissioner

President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared Joti’s appointment Achal Kumar Joti, a former Gujarat Chief Secretary has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)...
Ram nath kovind

BJP eyeing Northeast to expand support for Ram Nath Kovind

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a tour of Northeast India from July 6 to maximize support in...
Shreshtha thakur

Yogi govt. transfers woman cop for tough act against BJP cadre

In a swift move U.P. government has transferred 234 police officers on Sunday. Among the transferees included senior officer Shreshtha Thakur who stood up...

BJP leader arrested for lynching in Jharkhand

Victim was allegedly carrying beef A local BJP leader was arrested by the Jharkhand police on Saturday over last week’s mob lynching of meat trader Alimuddin Ansari...
Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

Presidential Election 2017 : Meira Kumar files nomination in presence of Congress chief Sonia...

Meira Kumar will commence her poll campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad The Congress-led Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for...

2017 Presidential polls: Meira Kumar says the caste system should be buried deep down...

Will contest the Presidential polls on the plank of democratic values, says Meira After she was nominated by the Congress - led opposition as its...
Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Politics of iftar parties: holding them, avoiding them

Above: Finance Minister Jaitley seen at an earlier iftar party at Rashtrapati Bhavan Modi Government was unrepresented at President’s last iftar party By Rajesh Sinha For quite...
Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Election 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind files nomination in presence of PM Modi

The Opposition led by Congress announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the Presidential polls NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind...
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs BJP pick

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs BJP pick Ram Nath Kovind for President

In what could be called a major setback to the possibility of fielding a united Opposition candidate in the presidential elections, Bihar Chief Minister...
Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential nominee

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s Presidential nominee

The Bhartiya Janta Party on Monday announced the name of incumbent Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the Presidential election after...
Two more farmers commit suicide in MP, Hardik Patel prevented from meeting families of farmers killed in firing

Two more farmers commit suicide in MP, Hardik Patel prevented from meeting families of...

New Delhi: The ongoing farmers’ strike in Madhya Pradesh got an indirect boost on Tuesday with the arrest of Gujarat’s Patidar quota stir leader...
Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Jyotiraditya Scindia

CM’s indefinite fast v/s Congress’ Satyagrah

Jyotiraditya Scindia jumps into farmer’s stir The ongoing farmers stir in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing political innovations by ruling as well as the opposition parties....
Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

Debt is just one aspect, farming is almost a terminal disease in India

The core problems faced by farmers have not been taken seriously or been treated in an ad-hoc manner. By Ranjona Banerji The anger of farmers across...

Cattle sale ban: Supreme Court to hear plea challenging Centre’s new rule on June...

The Centre’s notification banning cattle trade for slaughter was met with strong opposition in several parts of the country with several state chief ministers...
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi denied permission for visiting Mandsaur

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan blamed the Congress for provoking the violence. Rahul Gandhi has been denied permission to visit Mandsaur where six people were killed...

Beef ban costs BJP its Meghalaya leader

Bachu Marak has accused his party of not accepting "Garo culture, traditions and food habits" Amid the beef ban row, Bachu Marak, a BJP leader in Meghalaya,...
BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

BJP chief Amit Shah lands in Kerala for three-day visit

He is expected to meet the bishops in Kochi on Saturday and build bridges with the Christian community. BJP chief Amit Shah landed in Kochi...
BSY is BJP’s CM face in Karnataka

BSY is BJP’s CM face in Karnataka

Announcement aimed to quell dissent in state unit BJP president Amit Shah has announced that its Karnataka chief, BS Yeddyurappa, would be the party’s chief...
India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years: Amit Shah

India achieved more in 3 years of NDA rule than in last 70 years:...

The BJP chief praised the surgical strikes by Indian Army on several terror launch pads in retaliation to the terror attack in Uri. BJP president...
Kapil Mishra starts missed call campaign to reach out

Kapil Mishra starts missed call campaign to reach out

People of Delhi received an SMS where suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra asked them to join him by giving him a missed call. From the...
Shatrughan Sinha advises Rajinikanth to enter politics, and takes a dig at BJP again

Shatrughan Sinha advises Rajinikanth to enter politics, and takes a dig at BJP again

BJP has given so many direct and oblique invitations to Rajinikanth to which the actor has not replied yet. Bollywood actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday...
K Chandrasekhar Rao

KCR slams Shah on Muslim quotas

Telangana Chief Minister highlights ‘contradiction’ in BJP policy, criticises its president for ‘wrong’ fund allocation figures   A war of words between Telangana Chief Minister K...
B.S. Yedyurappa

Yeddyurappa faces untouchability complaint on eating hotel-made food in Dalit home

The BJP released a video in which the host says he got idlis from a hotel since there were too many people. A Dalit youth...
Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

Shatrughan Sinha says he supports Lalu and Kejriwal

The BJP MP’s remarks came at a critical time when the party has been claiming both the leaders of being involved in corruption cases BJP...
Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari want Rajinikanth to join the BJP

Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari want Rajinikanth to join the BJP

BJP has an appropriate place for Rajinikanth, says Nitin Gadkari BJP leaders Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari have invited Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to join their...
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi government to scrap minority quota

Move follows termination of Samajwadi Awas Yojana The Yogi Adityanath government in UP has proposed to end the minority quota under various schemes launched by...
BJP leader Neeraj Shakya arrested for running online sex racket in Bhopal.

BJP leader Neeraj Shakya arrested for running online sex racket in Bhopal

Probe revealed that those operating the racket were scanning CVs of women urgently needing jobs The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has found itself in...
Lalu says he’ll uproot BJP government from Centre

Lalu says he’ll uproot BJP government from Centre

He dared the media to list the 22 properties of his or his family’s which were raided. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Yadav on...
RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna after raids on Lalu Prasad’s kin

RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna after raids on Lalu Prasad’s kin

Lalu claimed the raids are a conspiracy by the Centre Violent clashes took place between workers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the BJP...
Trinamool wins four municipalities

Trinamool wins four municipalities

GJM retains three, but Mamata has made inroads in the hills The Trinamool Congress, led by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, has won four of...
Kerala BJP chief booked

Kerala BJP chief booked

Kummanam Rajasekharan posted a video on social media claiming it showed CPM workers celebrating RSS worker’s murder Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan has been booked...
Trinamool leading in WB civic polls

Trinamool leading in WB civic polls

Setback to Mission Bengal as ruling party makes inroads in hills West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has established its lead in all of the...
Congress, Nitish agree to support Pranab Mukherjee for second presidential term

Congress, Nitish agree to support Pranab Mukherjee for second presidential term

The Bihar CM suggested the BJP should hold talks with the opposition to reach consensus for electing Mukherjee. The Congress on Tuesday indicated that it...
Arvind Kejriwal

AAP-BJP’s deathly duel

Why the AAP imbroglio is more than an internal squabble By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Many Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters, who are also ardent anti-BJP...
Aadhaar-PAN linkage: Finance ministry exempts residents of 3 states, the elderly, foreign citizens

Citizens don’t have absolute rights over their body, says Centre in Supreme Court

The apex court is hearing three petitions challenging the constitutional validity of an amendment made in the Income Tax law during Parliament’s Budget Session...
kc-patel

BJP MP KC Patel honey-trapped for Rs 5 crore, accuses woman lawyer

The MP alleged he was drugged and filmed by a woman in compromising positions and that she later claimed that he had raped her. BJP...
Manoj Tiwari’s house stormed, 2 arrested

Manoj Tiwari’s house stormed, 2 persons arrested

The Delhi BJP claimed some 10 people had barged into his residence. Police New Delhi Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s residence in the city was ransacked...
Kejriwal A Dangerous Idea: No Establishment Will Let Him Survive

Kejriwal A Dangerous Idea: No Establishment Will Let Him Survive

This visceral hatred for Kejriwal in the media remains something of a puzzle By Saeed Naqvi The wag has a point. The 2017 Delhi Municipal Corporation...
PM Modi says triple talaq should not be seen through political prism

PM Modi says triple talaq should not be seen through political prism

The Prime Minister had also raised the issue at the recently concluded BJP National Executive in Bhubaneswar during his valedictory address Demanding equal rights for...
Politicians who polarise people should be punished

Speakers in APN show: Politicians who polarise people should be punished

APN’s Aap ki rai discusses why BJP leaders end up making communally charged statements At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh...

Feud involving BSY colours Karnataka BJP hopes

The first state in South India where BJP came to power in 2008, Karnataka is scheduled to go for assembly polls next year Prime Minister...
UP school orders students to sport Yogi haircut

UP school orders students to sport Yogi haircut

The controversy came to light on Thursday when some students were not allowed to enter the school for not having “proper haircuts”. A school in...

MP threatens cop, says will skin him alive

Priyanka Singh Rawat from Barabanki later repeated her words to the media Priyanka Singh Rawat, a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh, was caught on camera...
VICTORIOUS: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu address a press conference after the party's victory in MCD elections 2017, at Delhi BJP office in New Delhi, UNI

MCD polls: BJP wins all three bodies by huge margin, AAP blames EVMs

BJP bettered its performance by winning 7 more wards in North, 12 in South and 14 in East corporations. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
BJP leading in all three corporations

BJP leading in all three corporations

AAP in denial, blames EVM tampering, says no Modi wave The BJP, which is in power at the centre, is sweeping the elections to New...
A TV grab shows a Kashmiri youth assaulting a CRPF jawan; (right) a Kashmiri man tied to the hood of an army jeep as ‘protection’

Unfrozen Turbulence

Only someone who has travelled in Kashmir can understand the enormity of the disaster unfolding in the Valley   By Dilip Bobb Two videos that have...
Modi-wavers learn it the hard way

Modi-wavers learn it the hard way

Anti-Congress need not equal pro-BJP By Ranjona Banerji One has to admire how so many great fans of the Indian prime minister are a bit upset...
Opp wants paper ballot back

Opp wants paper ballot back

Leaders meet CEC, discuss EVM tampering By APN Bureau A delegation comprising representatives of 16 opposition parties have met the Election Commissioner on April 10 and...
APN show marks BJP foundation day

APN show marks BJP foundation day

It spoke about the party’s ideology, history and gradual growth from two Members of Parliament in 1984 to 282 in the 2014 elections By APN...
BJP leader takes PM’s advice, rides horse cart

BJP leader takes PM’s advice, rides horse cart

Parveen Chauhan, APN Vineet Agarwal Shardha, president of the UP BJP Traders’ Cell, rode on a horse cart in Meerut on Wednesday in a bid...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi post its massive victories in the UP and Uttarakhand elections

BJP to say ‘Thank you’ through National OBC Commission

Constitutional status at par with the SC and ST commissions By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is playing caste cards shrewdly. It...
The pressure came from the party’s ideological mentors, the RSS.

Firebrand Adityanath emerges UP CM

By APN News Service In what seems a victory for the RSS over the BJP in a post-poll victory tussle, the firebrand Yogi Adityanath was...
BACK IN OFFICE: Parrikar with the governor and his own ministers

As expected, Parrikar rules the floor

But the smaller parties to have supported the BJP have extracted their pound of flesh in the form of plum cabinet posts  By Sujit Bhar Manohar...
THREE’S COMPANY: Senior BJP leader LK Advani with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley light the ceremonial lamp to inaugurate a BJP National Executive Meeting, UNI

Advani is BJP’s presidential candidate

With Rajya Sabha in his kitty, Prime Minister Modi is finally ready to give the veteran leader the perfect sendoff By Sujit Bhar Prime Minister...
Opinion Verdict 2017

Modi won. The voter lost

The Congress won three (states) but lost two because the BJP has fulfilled LK Advani’s prophecy that it is Congress Part 2 By Ranjona Banerji Who...
Manohar Parrikar has taken oath as Goa CM and will face a floor test on March 16

How Congress in Goa snatched defeat from the jaws of victory

Though they got 17 seats and was the single largest party, the BJP which secured only 13 had by Sunday sewn up deals with...
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BJP crosses 300 in UP; Congress grabs Punjab

The BJP wave grew into a tsunami and threw all calculations awry. Once considered a small challenger, the saffron party emerged the biggest victor...
Opinion Verdict 2017

Modi mirage works wonders

Janta sold on the promise of a better life as packaged and promoted by PM By Sujit Bhar Was the media disoriented while reporting about the...
Sometimes, misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh

Sometimes, misinformation works better than facts: Akhilesh

Perhaps, the people did not appreciate the expressways, says UP CM A despondent UP chief minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav held a press conference around 5pm...
Opinion Verdict 2017

UP verdict in perspective

There is no need to be overwhelmed by BJP’s superlative performance  By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The temptation to focus exclusively on the verdict in...
Verdict 2017

Amit Shah: People have rejected dynasty and appeasement politics

BJP president Amit Shah held a press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi at around 3.45 pm on March 11 and the...
Verdict 2017

Celebrities log in

Tandav time for BJP, says Shobhaa De As usual celebrities have logged into the poll jingle and have been tweeting in their comments. Some are...

A happy Holi for BJP

Modi cool on mega-win, congratulates Amarinder first The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is over the moon. Probably even they failed to anticipate the magnitude of...
Verdict 2017

SP in shock; BSP in denial, wants a repoll

While the Samajwadi Party (SP) was in shock, Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was in complete denial. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has...
Verdict 2017

BJP sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Verdict 2017

“A vote for change”

BJP spokespersons articulated the party’s position vis-a-vis the huge victory it is heading towards. Talking as guests at APN, UP’s top news channel, here are...
Verdict 2017

In UP, a saffron Holi

The colour of Holi this year is just one, saffron. So it seems ever since the Uttar Pradesh results started coming in. All exit polls, as...
Verdict 2017

Hurrah! A social media party!

This spring, various political parties went on social media with all guns blazing canvassing respective vote banks as well as undecided electors. While some...
A blinkered view gives a pretty picture where the party accesses large sections except Muslims

Why the BJP is (over)confident that it will win in UP

A blinkered view gives a pretty picture where the party accesses large sections save Muslims By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr There is little doubt that the...
AGGRIEVED: Hari Shankar and his family. Shankar has sustained a head injury while his wife, Sunita, had to fend off gropers

Dalit family evicted from home for voting BJP

By Mohammad Sameer, APN, Sitapur Reports of intimidation of voters are being received from Uttar Pradesh where the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party...
Big B, SRK lookalikes lure voters in BJP campaign

Big B, SRK lookalikes lure voters in BJP campaign

Candidate Brijbhushan Rajput from Charkhari has hired them By Anand Kumar, APN, Mahoba Political parties and their candidates have been using all possible means to attract...
Priyanka Gandhi

“UP doesn’t need an outsider for development”

To Modi overture, Priyanka delivers a crushing comeback By Sujit Bhar The Congress finally found the fresh voice it was waiting for. As expected, Priyanka Gandhi...
Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on the BJP campaign trail

Modi, Amit Shah lookalikes on BJP campaign trail

Electorate highly amused by Dahiya and Bohra’s antics By Rohit Tripathi, APN correspondent in Bijnor Campaigning for the UP assembly elections has been ramped up as...
Voters wait in queue to casting vote during Punjab assembly polls at a polling station in Hoshiarpur on February 4, UNI

AAP to sweep Punjab: Opinion poll

Its results indicate UP heading for a hung assembly, BJP winning Uttarakhand By Nora Chopra There are clear indications that no party is likely to get...
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on APN News Face2Face show

“There is no non-BJP ruled state where CBI is not conducting investigation: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, is fighting a lone battle as he takes on an aggressive BJP in the upcoming assembly elections....
Sena, BJP part ways for Mumbai civic polls

Sena, BJP part ways for Mumbai civic polls

Opponent in Goa is now adversary in Maximum City By Sujit Bhar The Shiv Sena and the BJP have parted ways, at least in the Mumbai...
Union minister for electronics & information technology and law & justice Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference on the ‘Achievements of UIDAI’, in New Delhi on January 27. Also seen are minister of state for electronics & information technology and law & justice PP Chaudhary, secretary, ministry of electronics & information technology, Aruna Sundararajan and the director general and mission director, UIDAI, Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Aadhaar, Modi’s magical wand

111 crore UID card-holders; NDA government basks in the warmth of sunny numbers By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad seemed...
It looks like that the SP-Congress alliance, with its eye on capturing the Muslim vote, would push the BJP to try for the consolidation of the so-called Hindus cutting across caste, making it into a Hindu-Muslim divide.

UP’s psychedelic play of castes

There is visible desperation in Akhilesh Yadav reaching out to Congress Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Tactics are very important, and battles need to be won...
Protestors at Marina Beach, Chennai, demanding that the ban on jallikattu be lifted. Photos: UNI

Jallikattu: Political rumblings on the Marina?

Making sense of mass protests against the ban on jallikattu SS Kumar The jallikattu protests animating Tamil Nadu over the last week are not really about...
ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

ND Tiwari Ditches Congress for Son Rohit

After refusal from SP, veteran Congressman ND Tiwari switches side and joins BJP just so his son gets a ticket By Sujit BharNarayan Dutt...

Behind Mamata’s fire and fury on demonetization

The feisty CM may just use it to advantage How does West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee plan to handle the mess resulting from the...
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s interview with BBC News

Arvind Kejriwal directly pointed BBC News when they said that how the death of 55 people is related to demonetisation directly because as per...
PM Modi

Modi turns to vox populi on demonetisation

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr For the first time in his two-and-a-half-years as prime minister, Narendra Modi—who has been using the social media, television and radio...

BJP executive meet sets off in UP to form poll strategy

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BJP executive meet sets off in UP to form poll strategy

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Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh targets BJP

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Reporter murder in Bihar

Journalist Rajdev Ranjan shot dead in Bihar

Senior journalist Rajdev Ranjan shot dead at Siwan town in Bihar. BJP terms situation in Bihar- 'MahaJungleraj'.
Minister Giriraj Singh demands for 2 kid norm for all religion

Minister Giriraj Singh demands for 2 kid norm for all religion

BJP Leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh demanded that both Hindu and Muslim should be allowed only two children. This remark has invited fresh...

Govt is committed to promote ‘Dalit’ entrepreunership: Arun Jaitely

Finance Minister Arun Jaitely today said that the NDA government wants to boost Dalit entrepreneurship. "We are also hoping to win in the five...
Congress & opposition attacks BJP over Vijay Mallya

Congress & opposition attacks BJP over Vijay Mallya

Congress, along with other opposition members have launched a scathing attack on BJP over Vijay Mallya's case.
UP Assembly Polls 2017: Mohan Bhagwat to visit Lucknow on March 28-29

UP Assembly Polls 2017: Mohan Bhagwat to visit Lucknow on March 28-29

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will visit Lucknow on March 28-29 as run up to UP Assembly polls in 2017. Bhagwat is likely to meet...
Opposition trains guns at BJP over Ram Shankar Katheria's hate speech in Agra

Opposition trains guns at BJP over Ram Shankar Katheria’s hate speech in Agra

BJP leader Ram Shankar Katheria has the opposition up in arms for targeting Muslims in the speech he made at Agra. BSP Supremo Mayawati...
Manoj Tiwari

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, Cabinet Minister Venkaiah Naidu hopeful of economy boosting budget

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said that PM Modi was relentless in his pursuit to develop the country. For more news, keep watching APN News(TataSky 481)

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HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition wins floor test, BJP walks out

HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition wins floor test, BJP walks out

Earlier, in another embarrassment for BJP, its candidate for Speaker’s post withdrew nomination and Congress nominee was elected unanimously Amid hyped fears of cross-voting and...
Behind the deadly Tuticorin affair: Centre tweaked rules to help Vedanta avoid public hearing

Behind the deadly Tuticorin affair: Centre tweaked rules to help Vedanta avoid public hearing

When local opposition to Vedanta owned Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi (earlier 'Tuticorin') exploded in an aggressive protest leading to violence and police firing...
Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Anti-defection law poses challenge to BJP

Mudda examines speculations ahead of Karnataka trust vote, lists ways how party can hold on to power, wonders if RJD’s Tejaswi Yadav will move...
Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be telecast live

Karnataka floor test slated for 4 pm by Pro Tem Speaker Bopaiah, to be...

Pro Tem Speaker of Karnataka assembly KG Bopaiah will preside over the floor test at 4 pm today, Saturday, May 19, for BS Yeddyurappa...
Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

Now Karnataka Governor breaks convention to appoint BJP MLA as pro-tem Speaker

After the Supreme Court order to appoint a pro-tem Speaker to conduct the floor test in Karnataka assembly at 4 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May...
Karnataka prompts Congress, RJD 'Me too' campaign, stake claim to form govt in Goa, Bihar

Karnataka prompts Congress, RJD ‘Me too’ campaign, stake claim to form govt in Goa,...

Old RSS hand Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of swearing in BJP's BS Yeddyurappa as chief minister as the head of the single largest...
Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor asking Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM

As charges and counter-charges flew thick and fast over the Karnataka Governor's fraught invite to BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief...
Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

Karnataka Exit Polls Predict Uncertain Results

The predictions of Karnataka assembly election results are as confusing as was the campaign. Claims and counter claims from both major parties, Bhartiya Janata...
Rajasthan board Class 8 book labels Bal Gangadhar Tilak as father of terrorism

Rajasthan board Class 8 book labels Bal Gangadhar Tilak as father of terrorism

A Class 8 reference book for social studies in Rajasthan described freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak as the 'father of terrorism'. Page 267 of the...
“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

“Voter should punish those who breach democratic rights”

Karnataka election outcome hotly debated as Mudda speakers analyze how it will impact coming contests and the future of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi The...
Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

New Delhi-Kathmandu ties in fresh focus as Prime Minister Modi takes off to meet Oli, Mudda panellists feel some work needs to be done...
Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

Terrorists, stone-pelters voted for Mufti: BJP

J&K government’s proposal for unilateral ceasefire in the state ahead of Ramzan up for debate, Mudda panellists concerned by rise of Wahhabism in Valley J&K...
BJP lawmaker supports early marriage to avoid “love jihad”

BJP lawmaker supports early marriage to avoid “love jihad”

Continuing barrage of irresponsible statements without considering law of the land, another BJP lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh has supported child marriage for avoiding incidents...
Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next week

Spate of fake news, spurious claims from BJP camp ahead of Karnataka polls next...

In its Karnataka election campaign, BJP has been propagating that 23 of their workers had been killed by ‘jehadi’ forces in the past five...
“Large scale medical reforms needed in UP”

“Large scale medical reforms needed in UP”

Mudda worried at administrative apathy in wake of dust storm deaths, panellists slam government for not taking matter seriously even after one year in...
Winners May Be Losers In Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

Winners May Be Losers in Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

~By Saeed Naqvi It was what a film director would have described as a perfect take. “You are a beginner” says he, grinding his teeth...
Row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

Row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

BJP MP from Aligarh Satish Gautam has sought an explanation from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Gautam...
Congress releases 'Nava Karnataka' manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in 'Mann Ki Baat' of state's people

Congress releases ‘Nava Karnataka’ manifesto promising 1 cr jobs, Rahul calls in ‘Mann Ki...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the party's manifesto for Karnataka elections at Mangaluru, away from the state capital Bengaluru, on Friday, April 27, promising...
Why CMs have failed to implement Rera

Why CMs have failed to implement Rera

Mudda takes up poor regulation of real estate business one year after passing of law; panellists feel sluggish bureaucracy main reason behind the failure Friday’s...
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign 'to save democracy'

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign ‘to save democracy’

Senior BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha, served in Atal Behari Vajpayee government as finance and foreign minister, quit the BJP on...
BJP changes its party president in MP; change expected in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh too

BJP changes its party president in MP; change expected in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh...

After the setbacks it suffered in by-elections in poll-bound states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the BJP has gone in for a change of...
BJP CM in Tripura Biplab Deb: Internet, satellite tech used in Mahabharata times lakhs of years ago

BJP CM in Tripura Biplab Deb: Internet, satellite tech used in Mahabharata times lakhs...

BJP's recently elected chief minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb has contributed his bit to the growing compendium of Hindutva knowledge of science in India,...
“It is a government of events, not of works”

“It is a government of events, not of works”

Mudda panellists feel that the government’s economic plans continue to falter, which is why banks are facing mounting NPAs, and some states are running...

“First end militancy, then start the talk”

Mudda panellists feel the government should focus on ending militancy in Kashmir Valley in wake of statements from army chiefs of India and Pakistan...
Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Ambedkar Jayanti: PM, other politicians pay tribute, day marked by Dalit protest

Amid attacks from opposition and trying hard to combat the anti-Dalit image of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and...
“Hoo-ha over Ambedkar just politics of symbols and symbolisms”

“Hoo-ha over Ambedkar just politics of symbols and symbolisms”

On birth anniversary of iconic leader, Mudda panellists unanimously assert that eating at Dalit homes and building structures to his name will not make...
UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

UN Secretary General terms Kathua gangrape and murder horrific, asks India to ensure justice

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the Indian authorities should ensure that the perpetrators of the “horrific” Kathua rape and murder...
BJP politician congratulates government for “prompt action” in Unnao case

BJP politician congratulates government for “prompt action” in Unnao case

Unnao, Kathua under spotlight as authorities come under lens for inaction in gang rape cases; Mudda panellist feels custody death after audience from Chief...
“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

“We are fasting for the country’s transformation”

Modi’s hunger strike to protest disruption of parliament during the second part of the Budget Session under spotlight on Mudda, panellists call it political...
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is being protected: Congress

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh is being protected: Congress

APN debates Unnao gang-rape case, ruling party spokesperson proclaims all justice will be provided to victim, former DGP wants legislator’s arrest The BJP legislator Kuldeep...
Quotas should stay: BJP; April 2, April 10 Bharat bandhs different: Congress

Quotas should stay: BJP

Mudda panellists feel that parties should rise above vote politics to make a real difference in the lives of underprivileged, ruling party spokesperson clarifies...
BJP accuses ally Nitish Kumar Govt of partiality towards minorities in riot cases

BJP accuses ally Nitish Kumar Govt of partiality towards minorities in riot cases

BJP's Bihar unit has accused the Nitish Kumar government of 'arresting of innocents and partial action' as several BJP leaders were arrested for indulging...
“Two nights in Dalit village shame or damage control?”

“Two nights in Dalit village shame or damage control?”

Mudda panellists discuss change in BJP attitude towards the community, wonder if it is not an expedient response to anger among them in wake...
“Responsible leaders on both sides should have intervened”

“Responsible leaders on both sides should have intervened”

Friday’s edition of Mudda discussed unproductive session of the parliament, shortest discussion on budget since 2007, NDA decision of not taking salary The second budget...
POPE WITH A CONSCIENCE: Pope Francis arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, Reuters/UNI

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BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for inflammatory comments against Muslims

An FIR was registered against BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Pralhad Joshi for making inflammatory comments against Muslims in Karnataka which is in...
BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

BJP leaders jump to defence of Postcard news founder arrested for peddling fake news

Several BJP leaders have come out in defence of Mahesh Vikram Hegde, co-founder and editor of right-wing propaganda website Postcard News which has been...
Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi remain shut as traders protest sealing drive

Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi remain shut as traders protest sealing...

Lakhs of shops in major markets of Delhi stayed shut on Wednesday, March 28 due to traders’ protest against the ongoing sealing drive in...
“Parleys are on, but too early for an alternative Front to emerge”

“Parleys are on, but too early for an alternative Front to emerge”

Mudda panellists feel that for the opposition to truly challenge the BJP in 2019, it needs to get stronger and united The TDP, YSR Congress, Congress and CPM (M) are...
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

Efforts for an anti-BJP front: Mamata Banerjee meets leaders of different political parties

Once again, there are moves to form a common front against the dominant political party in the country, the BJP this time. Bengal chief minister...
Bhagalpur communal clash: Union Minister calls FIR against son Arijit piece of garbage

Bhagalpur communal clash: Union Minister calls FIR against son Arijit piece of garbage

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s son Arijit Shashwat, against whom Bhagalpur court issued an arrest warrant...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...
“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

“Centre’s policies are finally under the scrutiny of the people”

Mudda panellists feel that more than an “oust-Modi campaign” is needed for a new alternative to emerge for 2019 polls Will the opposition ever get united...
Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh criticise govt of committing mistakes in J & K

Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accused BJP led NDA government for “mismanaging the Jammu and Kashmir issue like never before,”...
"Needed, common agenda to throw BJP out of power"

“Needed, common agenda to throw BJP out of power”

Mudda speakers explores points of opposition unity, ponder if other NDA members may walk out on largest party should no-trust motion be brought in parliament As...
“It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019”

“It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019”

Muddapanellists discuss saffron outfit’s defeats in Phulpur, Gorakhpur and Araria, ask if setback is the beginning of the end for the centre’sruling party The BJP...

“SP is kingmaker, cannot be taken for granted”

Muddapanellists discuss Samajwadi Party’s surprise win in Yogi stronghold after Lok Sabha bypoll results come out; acknowledge change in political mood and opine that...

Game On 2019: Sonia’s dinner brings 20 Opposition party leaders together

Kicking off the first concrete effort to unite non-NDA parties in the battle to halt the Modi-Shah juggernaut from rolling the BJP back to...
“Today’s politics is only power-driven”

“Today’s politics is only power-driven”

The Mudda panel debated at length on Hardoi MLA Naresh Agrawal leaving SP to join BJP and his uncouth remarks related to Jaya Bachchan In...
rajya sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

Rajya Sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced names of their nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls to be held on March...
“Farmers should not be treated merely as vote banks”

“Farmers should not be treated merely as vote banks”

While throwing their lot with farmers, the Mudda panel felt that loan waiver is not enough to meet their just demands Nearly 40,000 farmers across...
Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi forgiven father’s assassins

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi forgiven father’s assassins

Taking a tough emotional move Congress President Rahul Gandhi  has said that he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have "completely forgiven" his father Rajiv...
Tripura Ends CPM Tedium by Trading Decency for False Eldorado

Tripura Ends CPM Tedium by Trading Decency for False Eldorado

~By: Saeed Naqvi The extraordinary feat the BJP has pulled off leaves one breathless. Which other Chief Minister in the country will have a decorated Director...
RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

RSS avoids change in guard before 2019 polls, Bhaiyyaji Joshi re-elected Gen Secy

BJP's parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday re-elected Bhaiyyaji Joshi as the organisation's sarkaryawah (general secretary). Joshi was re-elected sarkaryawah for the fourth...

“Need to strengthen intelligence, increase covert options”

Mudda discusses procedural lapse in granting, renewing Farooq Takla passport, speakers feel it is police who must shoulder responsibility and prompt action is needed...
“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

Throwing out the BJP government cannot be the sole purpose of any party or forum if it wants to win elections, say Mudda speakers...
TDP-BJP differences strain NDA, but things may change in a year

TDP-BJP differences strain NDA, but things may change in a year

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP have parted ways, their members resigning from governments led by each other's leaders, and the former would consider...
BJP: Our workers not to blame for destruction of statues

BJP: Our workers not to blame for destruction of statues

Mudda discusses vandalism of political icons’ images; speakers denounce violence, sound alarm on future of democracy in the country The incidents of destroying statues of...
After Lenin and Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s statue vandalised; Modi wakes up

After Lenin and Periyar, Shyama Prasad Mookerji’s statue vandalised; Modi wakes up

Centre kept mum as Lenin’s statues were razed in Tripura by suspected BJP supporters; Modi intervened after a bust of Jana Sangh founder was...
Attacks on CPI(M) cadres in Tripura after BJP voted to power

Attacks on CPI(M) cadres in Tripura after BJP voted to power

Soon after the BJP snatched a poll victory bringing to an end the 25-year CPI(M) rule in Tripura, the state erupted in violence with...

Opposition parties need to have a strong agenda for 2019

Mudda panellists feel something more is needed than merely an “oust Modi campaign” for an impact, time for negative politics is over, must find...
Conrad Sangma to be Meghalaya CM, BJP to join ruling alliance

Conrad Sangma to be Meghalaya CM, BJP to join ruling alliance

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav In scenario reminiscent of Manipur and Goa elections, despite emerging as the single largest party, Congress loses the number game for...
BSP and SP Join Hands to 'Eliminate the BJP' in UP bypolls

BSP and SP Join Hands to ‘Eliminate the BJP’ in UP bypolls

BSP supremo Mayawati clarified that the coalition will be limited to the upcoming bypolls only, to ensuring victory for the strongest non-BJP candidate. Indicating the...
Meghalaya elections: Congress meets governor, stakes claim to form government

Meghalaya elections: Congress meets governor, stakes claim to form government

The major worry for Congress is that the BJP – which won only two seats – is rooting for an alliance with the regional...

Hung assemblies in Nagaland and Meghalaya hold out hopes for a BJP on the...

Having swept Tripura, the BJP had made significant gains in Nagaland and Meghalaya, the other two states where assembly elections were held last month...
BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP storms red fort of Tripura, leaves Left decimated, Congress wiped out

BJP bagged Tripura, its most significant headway in its expansion into north east India, scoring a big win in what has been a formidable...
Tripura Election Results: BJP, CPI(M) sound confident ahead of vote counting

Tripura Election Results: BJP, CPI(M) sound confident ahead of vote counting

The assembly elections in Tripura witnessed a turnout of over 75 percent of the total 2536589 voters in the Left-ruled state on February 18. A...
Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI at Chennai airport, produced before magistrate at Patiala House Court

Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI at Chennai airport, produced before magistrate at Patiala House...

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Son Karti Chidambaram, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai on Wednesday (February...
“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

“Implementation is a challenge, but first step should be taken”

A hindrance to governance and a drain on public exchequer, multiple elections should go and one nation one election policy should be implemented, say...
Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed Darwinian theory

Laws of motion were codified in mantras, says junior minister for education who trashed...

India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, whose job is to take care of the country's education system, has said the...
Bihar hit-and-run: BJP under fire for not expelling accused party member

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP under fire for not expelling accused party member

BJP first attempted to rule out claims that the accused belongs to the party, later suspended Baitha from primary membership for six years on...
Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi’s 41st radio address

Ahead of the National science day on February 28th, PM Modi congratulated the scientific community –mentioning the achievements of Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman. Addressing...
BJP terms attack on Delhi Chief Secretary as “constitutional crisis”

BJP terms attack on Delhi Chief Secretary as “constitutional crisis”

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Kejriwal’s decision to call the chief secy at his residence and the alleged assault on him was a...
Arvind Kejriwal

Can Corporate Media Allied With Executive Oust Popularly Elected CMs?

By Saeed Naqvi Every time AAP walks into a carefully laid trap by the establishment and the media bays for its blood, I suspect the...

Primitivism at play: Rajasthan assembly haunted with ‘evil spirits’, suspect MLAs

Sharing their fears with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, some of the state legislators have urged the CM to call priests and clerics to pacify...
Tripura elections 2018: Over 75% turnout in peaceful assembly polls

Tripura elections 2018: Over 75% turnout in peaceful assembly polls

Reportedly, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT were reported from around 180 polling stations – thereby slowing down the balloting. The assembly...
Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Government won’t table bill with bail-in clause: BJP

Mudda panel grapples with Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,300 crore fraud in face of over two lakh farmer suicides, wonders if authorities can bring unscrupulous...
“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

Mudda panel congratulates activist SN Shukla for taking the initiative after apex court says not just candidates, their spouses and dependents, too, should reveal...
Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

Congress stands no chance in Tripura: Former Assam CM TarunGogoi

With BJP intensifying its election campaign in Tripura, former Assam CM TarunGogoi was the only senior Congress leader to campaign in the poll bound...
BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

Congress shared the video with a text which reads, “Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of...
Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Mudda: When will there be peace in Kashmir?

Panellists feel that government should address Mehbooba’s question on talks with Pakistan, spell out clearly rules of engagement with LeT, JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen...
“Irresponsible statements demoralise the army”

“Irresponsible statements demoralise the army”

Mudda panellists feel that political leaders should be careful before shooting off remarks that can be hurtful, many feel that all he meant to...
Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media team lacks access to resources unlike BJP: Ramya

Congress social media head Divya Spandana claimed that despite several limitations Rahul Gandhi's team is doing a really good job with tweeting. In a bitter...
NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

NC MLA triggers uproar with pro-Pakistan slogan in J&K assembly

The NC MLA’s slogans came amid BJP MLAs sloganeering against Pakistan to protest the ongoing terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp. Triggering a chaotic...
BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

BJP broken “world records” in graft in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi claimed when the saffron party formed government in the southern state, there were “scams one after the other”. Taking a fresh...
BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain attracts Tripura Muslims

BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain attracts Tripura Muslims

In a new twist in Tripura assembly election campaign, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, a Muslim face in the party, has said that Muslims in...

“We should disregard LoC, begin low-intensity ops in Pak”

Mudda panel debates ways and means to boost army’s flagging morale after officer’s father files petition in court seeking quashing of FIR against him...
Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an aberration: Sonia Gandhi

Modi govt destroying democratic institutions, but winds of change are coming; 2014 results an...

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Feb 8, accused Narendra Modi government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging democratic traditions and eroding...
“Pak cannot be contained by homeland security”

“Pak cannot be contained by homeland security”

Mudda panel debates policy post border killings, feels army hamstrung by bureaucracy and cannot do anything more than just follow orders The Indian army indicated...
Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

Supreme Court annuls all iron ore mining and fishing leases in Goa

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 7, annulled all iron ore mining leases in Goa, ordering that all iron ore mining activity in Goa...
Empty talk won't help, pro-active policy a must

Empty talk won’t help, pro-active policy a must

Mudda panellists feel that firmer action needs to be taken to tackle Loc flare-ups Tensions have flared up with the death of Captain Kapil Kundu and three other...
Congress missing while BJP, Left gears up for Tripura polls

Congress missing while BJP, Left gears up for Tripura polls

Tripura is scheduled to go for polls on February 18, while other two northeastern states – Meghalaya and Nagaland – will have elections on...
In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

In maiden speech at Parliament, Amit Shah hits out at Congress over ‘Pakoda’ jibes

Over Congress’ objection to PM Modi's recent statement on selling ‘pakodas’, Shah stated that working hard to earn a living is better than being...
Taj Mahotsav to centre on Ram; BJP MP backs fake history of Taj being Hindu temple

Taj Mahotsav to centre on Ram; BJP MP backs fake history of Taj being...

The theme for this year’s Taj Mahotsav will be centred around Lord Ram, rather than India's Mughal heritage. The Taj Mahal is the latest among...
Needed, an overhaul in strategy on Pak ceasefire violations and terrorism

“Time to be pro-active”

Mudda panellists feel that the strategy to deal with Pak-sponsored terrorism must change Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan as an Army Captain and three...
Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

Rajasthan BJP leader demands Vasundhara Raje’s ouster after bypoll loss

After BJP’s Rajasthan bypoll loss, the party’s OBC wing president in Kota district wrote to the party president Amit Shah, demanding for a change...
Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu first adjourned the house after Samajwadi Party MPs staged protest against the alleged encounter killings in UP. Amid continuing uproar...
UP police “staging encounters” for promotion: Samajwadi Party

UP police “staging encounters” for promotion: Samajwadi Party

On Saturday, two people were injured after a police sub-inspector opened fire at them in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida sector 122. Hitting out at the Bharatiya...
Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi over Nagaland peace accord

Rahul Gandhi: Modi- the first PM whose words mean nothing

He cited that the Nagaland peace accord, signed in 201, is yet to see the light of the day. Taking a fresh jibe at Prime...
Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu amid TDP stir

Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP

BJP president called up TDP supremo and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and asked him not to take any “tough decisions”.   Days after the Telugu Desam...
SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow Foreign Funding To Pol Parties

SC Notice Doesnt Deter Govt, Uses Fin Bill Again To Amend Law To Allow...

Already facing a Supreme Court notice on petition challenging amendments in law through money bill to legalise foreign funding to political parties, the government...

Delhi sealing: DDA clears key proposals even as traders’ stir continues

On Friday, almost 750 market associations and 20 industrial areas participated in the two-day bandh called by the CAIT against the recent sealing drive. In...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
Shopian firing: Soldiers opened "controlled fire in self-defence", says Army

Shopian firing: Soldiers opened “controlled fire in self-defence”, says Army

In a “counter-FIR”, the Army detailed how four of its vehicle in the administrative convoy, were surrounded and attacked by the violent mob. Amid continuing...
A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

A crack in the BJP-PDP coalition in J&K?

Mudda panel examines BJP legislators’ demand for withdrawal of FIR against security forces; claims that a case should be registered against stone-pelters who provoked...
“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

“Traders’ demands need to be considered”

Mudda panellists feel that the sealing drive in Delhi should not lead to blame game amongst parties, AAP government should issue an ordinance to...
Pinarayi Vijayan at Modi government’s pro-America, anti-China policies

Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Modi government’s ‘pro-America, anti-China’ policies

Kerala CM alleged that India is becoming a strategic US partner in its efforts to form a large defense alliance against China   Taking fresh jibe...
Communal violence continues for the second day in UP's Kasganj

Communal violence continues for the second day in UP’s Kasganj

Communal violence continued unabated for the second day on Saturday in Kasganj district of western Uttar Pradesh, the fresh outbreak coming after the cremation...

BJP objects to Tipu Sultan portrait in Delhi Assembly, Kejriwal asks them for names...

The row over Tipu Sultan has spread from Karnataka to Delhi. While BJP has been trying to paint Tipu Sultan as a villain, presenting its...
“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

“Every state government has the resources to stop such protests”

Mudda looks for a solution after fringe groups go on rampage in six states opposing Padmaavat release, decides that authorities are to blame as...
“Prioritise women’s rights, move beyond mere legislation”

“Prioritise women’s rights, move beyond mere legislation”

On National Girl Child Day, Mudda panel discusses gender inequality in areas like education, nutrition, legal rights, healthcare and safety, concludes that change should...
Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

Shiv Sena Splits With BJP, Decides To Go It Alone In 2019

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday, January 23, announced its decision to part ways with its alliance partner for 29 years, BJP and contest the...
President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

President approves EC recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

EC sought disqualification claiming they had held offices of profit by occupying parliamentary secretaries’ position President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission’s recommendation...
Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Delhi court adjourns trial in National Herald case till March 17

Petitioner Subramanian Swamy has submitted fresh documents alleging that Young Indian, a firm floated by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, was a tax offender The...
“Not confidence but frustration on part of Pakistan”

“Not confidence but frustration on part of Pakistan”

Mudda discusses ceasefire violations at Jammu & Kashmir border and ponders what would be the correct strategy, both in military and diplomatic terms Saturday’s Mudda...
“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

“Pak a rogue country, military must be proactive”

Mudda examines defence strategies in the wake of repeat ceasefire violations; says preemptive strikes possible in context of infiltration control, but open warfare must...
“Effective military, sharp diplomacy have exposed Pakistan”

“Effective military, sharp diplomacy have exposed Pakistan”

Mudda panel debates China reaction to Army chief’s latest remark on border focus; feels India is doing well which is proved by the United...
Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Togadia drags Narendra Modi into his fake encounter plot claim

Photo caption: VHP leader Praveen Togadia with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in 2005. File picture.  Days after he stunned political observers with his...
Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Assembly polls for Tripura on Feb 18, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Feb 27

Result for the Assembly polls to the three north-eastern states to be declared on March 3, BJP eying big gains in last standing Left,...

“Spend Haj subsidy saving on poor”

APN debates merit of government move to withdraw fund The government of India has withdrawn the subsidy for Haj pilgrims. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas...
“Rising oil prices is toppling common man’s budget”

“Rising oil prices is toppling common man’s budget”

Mudda panellists feel that the government should consider bringing oil prices under the GST umbrella, it has been using these as revenue source with...
Govt can either ensure tax compliance or go for higher FDI

Govt can either ensure tax compliance or go for higher FDI

Mudda discusses move to bring in foreign investment for Air India, says airline enjoyed monopoly for too long even as interest burden touched Rs...
Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

Kashmiri militants “our brothers, martyrs”: PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir

The PDP MLA’s statement came a day after he asked legislators in the J&K assembly to not express happiness over the killings of Kashmiri...
Hindus should vote for BJP, Muslims for Congress, says Rajasthan BJP minister

Hindus should vote for BJP, Muslims for Congress, says Rajasthan BJP minister

The controversial comment was made by Dr Jaswant Singh Yadav, Rajasthan’s Labor and Employment minister and the BJP candidate for Lok Sabha bypolls in...
Trader who took poison at BJP headquarter to protest demonetization, GST dies

Trader who took poison at BJP headquarter to protest demonetization, GST dies

Prakash Pandey stumbled into the BJP headquarters in Dehradun on Saturday and claimed that he suffered “immense” losses due to note ban & GST. Giving...
Modi govt relaxes FDI rules, will allow foreign airlines to invest in Air India

FDI rules relaxed, debt-ridden Air India opened for foreign investment

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves slew of changes in FDI rules, 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in single brand retail allowed Over three years...
Karnataka woman driven to suicide by moral policing; BJP leader arrested

Karnataka woman driven to suicide by moral policing; BJP leader arrested

The 20-year-old woman hung herself after right-wingers allegedly harassed her for having connection with a Muslim man from her college. In yet another instance of...
“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

“We are building a success story in Kashmir”

Mudda panellists feel that irresponsible statements by politicians regarding the situation in the Valley create confusion and leaders should defer from doing that Senior Congress...
It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

It Was Godse Who Killed Gandhi, No need to re-investigate: Amicus to SC

Senior advocate Amarendra Sharan, appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in a petition seeking re-investigation of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi 70 years...
Arun Jaitley

Electoral bonds key to bring transparency in political funding: FM Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there is a need to “consciously” choose between the existing system of substantial cash & other transparent options like cheque or electoral...
“Misbehaviour, blame game dual offences by IndiGo”

“Misbehaviour, blame game dual offences by IndiGo”

Mudda examines statement by airline president Aditya Ghosh saying that young people in India did not have talent and people hired from “mohalla/village schools”...
“When accountability leaves, corruption takes its place”

“When accountability leaves, corruption takes its place”

Mudda panellists discuss Modi government’s lukewarm attitude towards Lokpal bill, worry about its watered down provisions while suggesting ways to revive it Friday’s Mudda discussed...
No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

Centre refuses to yield to Opposition’s demand for referring anti-triple talaq Bill to a RS select committee, will try to move the Bill again...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Hindutva activist hacked to death in Karnataka; BJP demands NIA probe

Hindutva activist hacked to death in Karnataka; BJP demands NIA probe

Hours after the Killing, all four suspects – Naushad Ullanje of Mulki, Rizwan, Pinky Nawaz and Nirshan – were taken to police custody. Days after...

Army men die every day, says BJP MP on Pulwama martyrs, then apologises

Two days after 5 CRPF jawans were gunned down by militants in Pulwama, BJP MP from Rampur Dr Nepal Singh says no device can...
Rajinikanth declares political entry; to contest next assembly polls in TN

Rajinikanth declares political entry; to contest next assembly polls in TN

Says it was time to “change the government, change the system”.   After much speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikath finally declared his entry into the political space...
From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

From Republic Day to women’s liberty: PM Modi’s last Mann ki Baat of 2017

PM Modi stressed on ‘Swachh Bharat’ and announced  for cleanliness survey during first quarter of  2018 On his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of 2017 –...
Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

Nitin Patel to get Finance portfolio, crisis defused

BJP leadership has successfully resolved Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel’s dissatisfaction by allotting him Finance portfolio and avoided any possibility of political uncertainty. He...
“The Focus should be on development”

“The Focus should be on development”

Mudda panellists feel that political parties should leave aside caste and religion, and talk and work more on development issues Of late, Prime Minister Narendra...
humans of Hindutva

Faced with death threats, administrator to delete popular Humans of Hindutva FB page

The administrator, who has requested anonymity, claims he was receiving death threats over posts on the account that parodied activities of right-wing forces  Trolls and...
Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

Lok Sabha passes Bill banning instant triple talaq, Rajya Sabha hurdle ahead

All amendments moved by the Opposition members fall, Modi government to now work on floor management in Rajya Sabha to get Bill passed In a...
“India should temper policy towards Pakistan”

“India should temper policy towards Pakistan”

Mudda discusses what the government’s stance should be in the wake of slights suffered by the family of ex-navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who went...
“India being viewed as a hard state”

“India being viewed as a hard state”

Mudda panellists feel that India has handled the Pakistan action at LoC well and says the Modi government has been performing commendably on this...
Jignesh Mevani to attend 200 year commemoration of Dalit victory on Peshwas

Jignesh Mevani to attend 200 year commemoration of Dalit victory on Peshwas

Newly elected Vadgam MLA, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, will attend the event commemorating the victory of 200 years of Battle of Bhima Koregaon in...
Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Rahul goes to Gujarat after a humorous ‘Lie Hard’ dig at BJP

Pepped up by the improved performance of his party in Gujarat assembly polls in which the rival BJP, reduced to double digits for the...
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Mother Of All Paradoxes: Muslims Indispensable For The Hindutva Project

By: Saeed Naqvi  The Hindutva project would come down like melting ice cream if there were no Muslims, no Kashmir and no Pakistan to hate....
“Vinod Rai, BJP in a quid pro quo relationship”

“Vinod Rai, BJP in a quid pro quo relationship”

Mudda discusses existence of 2G scam post CBI special court verdict, wonders why CAG called press conference to announce it; panelists ponder changed fortunes...
Raja was sure he would be exonerated one day

“Raja was sure he would be exonerated one day”

Mudda panellists discuss 2G acquittal, remember how he had told India Legal magazine that the case against him was one of vengeance and he...
Hindu Jagran Manch

Christmas for RSS affiliate HJM: Occasion to threaten Christian schools

An outfit affiliated to RSS, the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), has warned schools in Aligarh against celebrating Christmas, saying if they do so, it...
Rahul Gandhi

BJP good at propaganda and marketing, but its model is hollow: Rahul Gandhi

“Modiji has a credibility problem. He talks non-stop about corruption, but he does not utter a word on the issue of Rafale and Jay...
“Modi magic is on the wane, BJP graph shows downward trend”

“Modi magic is on the wane”

Panelists feel that poll results have ensured strong opposition in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh After the BJP win in the two states of Gujarat and Himachal...
BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal Pradesh

BJP manages to wrest a victory in Gujarat, get a resounding win in Himachal...

It succeeded in beating incumbency and returning to power for the fifth straight term in a state it has ruled for 22 years, though...
Everyone living in India, even Muslims, is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Everyone living in India, even Muslims, is a Hindu: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Claiming that India is a land only for the Hindus, Bhagwat claimed that “tortured” from different parts of the world come to India seeking...
Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh. Following continuous ruckus from...
ELECTION RESULTS LIVE

ELECTION RESULTS LIVE

It is the day of reckoning, seen as the litmus test for the top leadership of both BJP and Congress which are in direct...
Jignesh Mevani in the lead​

Jignesh Mevani in the lead​

Jignesh Mevani who is contyesting as an independent candidate from Banaskantha district’s Vadgam seat with the supporty of Congress and a host of other...
Mudda-16-12-2017

“Rahul Gandhi must ditch his Hindutvavadi image”

Mudda discusses timing of Congress presidential election, wants party to continue with its secular agenda instead of developing a neo-Hindu image Just two days before...
Mudda-15-12-2017

“How can you call your own officials anti-national?”

Mudda discusses chaotic start to winter session, why it was deferred, why Modi should not cast aspersions on high-level meeting at Aiyar’s home and...
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BJP wins in all exit polls for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections

The BJP was headed for a clear win in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh according to the exit poll results that came in as...
Mudda-12-13-2017

A Swachh Rajniti Abhiyan under way: BJP

Party claims credit for special courts move as Mudda participants hope that these will be effective in convicting 1,581 tainted MPs and MLAs and...
Bullying politician: BJP MP threatens to make IAS officer’s life difficult

Bullying politician: BJP MP threatens to make IAS officer’s life difficult

BJP parliamentarian Priyanka Singh Rawat was caught on camera threatening SDM Ajay Trivedi – who was leading an anti-encroachment drive. A parliamentarian of the ruling...