Politics

Saffron outfits turn up the heat on Ram temple

Saffron outfits turn up the heat on Ram temple

December 1, 2018

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections next year, Saffron outfits have turned the heat demanding the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. Will it polarise the millions of voters on communal lines even as India faces farm distress and joblessness?

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Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

Statue of Unity built on ironies and paradoxes

October 31, 2018

Playing on Sardar Patel’s epithet, ‘Iron Man of India’, the then Gujarat CM skilfully tried to weave in the sentiments of the farming communities and their pride with the statue that is named as the Statue of Unity. However, the farmers fume at the USD 430 million cost of t...

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Will Rajasthan help Congress reboot?

Will Rajasthan help Congress reboot?

October 12, 2018

Of the five poll-bound states going to elections in November and December this year, Rajasthan in western India seems to be most promising for the Congress, which has been decimated from power in most states.

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Semi-finals ahead of general elections 2019

Semi-finals ahead of general elections 2019

October 8, 2018

India will witness five crucial assembly elections in November and December this year, before the mother of all electoral battles — the general elections 2019.

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Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

September 27, 2018

The Supreme Court of India declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but declared some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions, as unnecessary.

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Everybody loves cows in India!

Everybody loves cows in India!

September 6, 2018

Revered in India for millennia, ruling the roads and traffic, killed on railway tracks with alarming regularity, the four- legged-animal cow has emerged as the latest fad in competitive politics aimed at forthcoming Assembly polls in several states, which are being touted as the ...

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Census operation 2021 to collect OBC data

Census operation 2021 to collect OBC data

September 1, 2018

India decides to count Other Backward Classes (OBC) for the first time in the Census to be held in 2021. Data will alter caste calculation and political programmes in Indian politics. Consequently, it will lead to a policy framework to suit the OBCs’ demand.

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Turn welfare scheme beneficiaries into voters

Turn welfare scheme beneficiaries into voters

August 29, 2018

With an eye on the general elections next year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to convert millions of beneficiaries of anti-poverty schemes into voters.

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India’s caste equations

India’s caste equations

August 27, 2018

Over 70 years after independence, there is a strange race amongst India’s multitude of castes and sub-castes to be declared a backward community, in order to gain preference in jobs and education. In the world’s fastest growing economy, this is a troubling sign of the ground ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The man who legitimised the BJP, is no more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The man who legitimised the

August 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, who breathed his last on August 16, served twice as India's prime minister. He not only founded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but also helped it gain wider political legitimacy.

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