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Year One of Adityanath Rule: Joblessness, Communal Violence and Dying Children

Year One of Adityanath Rule: Joblessness, Communal Violence and Dying ChildrenThe BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has failed to live up to its promises to the farmers or those on healthcare and law and order, and only seems to be committed to Hindutva. File photo of Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: PTI On a… Read More »

Visva Bharati University in the Eye of Another Storm

Visva Bharati University in the Eye of Another StormPresident Kovind’s decision to renege on VC’s appointment is yet another instance of government meddling in educational institutions. Visva Bharati. Credit: University website President Ram Nath Kovind’s unprecedented decision to retract the appointment of Swapan Kumar Dutta as head of Santiniketan’s Visva Bharati University comes at a… Read More »

Adityanath Claims UP Govt Gave Farmers Rs 80,000 Cr. Fact: It Gave 1/6th That Amount

Adityanath Claims UP Govt Gave Farmers Rs 80,000 Cr. Fact: It Gave 1/6th That AmountFact-checking five claims made by the UP CM on direct benefit transfers, ease of doing business, riots, dues paid to sugarcane farmers and hours of power supply to farmers. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath. Credit: PTI Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi… Read More »

Gujarat Home Minister Continues Hate-Mongering, Says Butchers, Bootleggers Didn’t Vote for BJP

Gujarat Home Minister Continues Hate-Mongering, Says Butchers, Bootleggers Didn’t Vote for BJP“I (will) tell you who did not vote for us. It was those butchers who were angry at us for introducing a tough anti-cow slaughter law.” Gujarat home minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja. Credit: Facebook New Delhi: Speaking in the Gujarat assembly on Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party… Read More »

Asphyxiated by Politics, Secularism Gasps for Breath: Can the Supreme Court Rescue It?

Asphyxiated by Politics, Secularism Gasps for Breath: Can the Supreme Court Rescue It?Secularism has been reduced to a prosthetic limb as implicit attacks on it have become more direct and visible with the BJP even calling it the ‘biggest lie played on Indian citizens’. Secularism is intrinsic to Indian constitutional identity. Credit: Reuters Secularism is… Read More »

Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political Territory

Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political TerritoryDuring a seminar, Rawat hinted at a possible link between the expansion of AIUDF in Assam to a ‘planned immigration that is taking place because of our western neighbour (Pak)’ with support from ‘our northern neighbour (China)’. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Credit: Reuters New… Read More »

Allahabad High Court Dismisses Petition Against Adityanath in Hate Speech Case

Allahabad High Court Dismisses Petition Against Adityanath in Hate Speech CaseThe case pertains to one of Adityanath’s alleged hate speeches during the 2007 Gorakhpur communal riots. UP chief minister Adityanath. Credit: PTI New Delhi: The Allahabad high court on Thursday dismissed a plea to overturn the state government’s earlier decision to initiate prosecution against the… Read More »

Rough Edges: Long Arm of the Law Falls Short When It Comes to the Rich and Famous

Rough Edges: Long Arm of the Law Falls Short When It Comes to the Rich and FamousNever before has the establishment been so publicly audacious in preaching one thing and practicing another. Even as all the big scammers run amok, the BJP has been increasingly vigilant in monitoring dissenters. If Manmohan Singh was accused of… Read More »

‘Assault’ on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash: Two AAP MLAs Get Two-Day Judicial Custody

‘Assault’ on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash: Two AAP MLAs Get Two-Day Judicial CustodyAAP cries foul, says action not being taken on its counter-complaints; BJP, Congress delegations meet L-G to demand the protection of officers and action against hooligans. Amanatullah Khan (left) and Prakash Jarwal. Credit: Facebook A day after Delhi chief secretary complained that… Read More »

Bhanubhai’s Charred Body Is Proof That Casteism Remains a Burning Issue

Bhanubhai’s Charred Body Is Proof That Casteism Remains a Burning IssueBhanubhai Vankar died protesting the rampant injustice and apathy that continues against Dalits in broad daylight, re-packaged and marketed as the ‘Gujarat model’. Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor meet relatives of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar. Credit: PTI Another soldier has given his life… Read More »