Threats, insults and attacks are now part of the ‘occupational hazards for journalists in India

April 19, In what may prove to be a major embarrassment for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when he is seeking a second term in office from India’s electorate, the... Read more »

Adityanath’s Temple Tourism a type of “Veiled Campaigning”?

April 18, On Monday April 15, the Election Commission barred Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 am on Tuesday. This was in wake of his highly communal remark about Ali... Read more »

Only 42% of Nirbhaya fund released for projects since 2015

BY NIVEDITA SINGH  New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government at the Centre, which has been highly vocal about women security and empowerment, has failed to spend even half of the... Read more »

TN’s caste knots in cluttered LS contest

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Caste intricacies has tied up the elections in Tamil Nadu in several knots because of a cluttered four-cornered contest throwing up new factors. The four corners in the poll... Read more »

Justice K.M. Joseph “A Biased Media can Weaken Democracy”

April 12 He wrote, “If freedom is enjoyed by the Press without a deep sense of responsibility, it can weaken democracy. In some sections, there appears to be a disturbing trend of... Read more »

Elections started with violence, EVM glitches, missing names, ink controversy

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Death of two people in Andhra Pradesh clashes, an IED blast in Maharashtra, reports of EVM glitches and multiple complaints from voters about their names not being on... Read more »

BJP drops Christians and Parsis in election manifesto

New Delhi, April 10, The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, cleared by the outgoing Lok Sabha, proposed providing citizenship to “Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan”. But in... Read more »

Maheshwer Peri “We vote to change!”

By Maheshwer Peri, Chairman & CEO, Careers 360 April 8, A well-wisher asked me whether we shouldn’t be voting for a leader with vision *(Narendra Modi)* than bring in a khichdi government... Read more »

The young RJD leader is yet to earn the trust of the crowd and many senior party members

April, 8, It was 1998 and Lalu Prasad in Bihar was at the height of his power. Despite being involved in the fodder scam, Prasad looked confident before the Lok Sabha election. When... Read more »

The Modi government has all but actually declared a war on its own people

By Teesta Setalvad April 6, Its been a challenging  five years. Between 2017-2019 (between when the book was first published) until now, the lines have been even more sharply drawn. Between the vast... Read more »

Interesting facts about Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) With the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections all set kick off on April 11, IANS has compiled some interesting facts about India’s general elections. * The first Lok Sabha... Read more »

Overcentralization: Reason why MGNREGA may be seen as destined to be a failure

By Debmalya Nandy April 4, Successive governments have almost did everything they could possibly have done to destroy the spirit of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005. MGNREGA is a... Read more »

BJP leads election ad spend on Google platforms

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Political parties in India spent over Rs 3.7 crore on 831 elections ads on Google platforms from February 19 till April 3, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party... Read more »

Did Facebook downplay BJP-linked fake accounts?

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Facebook that has created a mini-storm in the Indian political corridors by revealing it removed fake Pages, Groups and accounts linked to the Congress Party surreptitiously skipped mentioning... Read more »

Facebook clean-up proved to be more expensive for BJP than Congress

New Delhi, April 2, The clean-up drive by social media giant Facebook ahead of the national elections which involved the removal of nearly 700 pages and accounts appears to have proved more... Read more »

Men accused of lynching were spotted in front raw at BJP rally

Noida, April 1, The group of men accused of beating Mohammad Akhlaq to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri were reportedly seen cheering Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a rally on Sunday. NDTV reported that... Read more »

BJP scores big on national security, Congress pushes back on economic welfare

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) While the warmth of Indias tough response on the Pulwama bombing remains more or less intact for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJPs prospects going forward for the... Read more »

Amethi farmers new ‘chowkidars’ courtesy stray cattle menace

By Anand Singh Amethi, March 30 (IANS) It’s 8 p.m. and Kushi Ram, a resident of Baraulia village, is preparing to go to go to save his farm from the menace of the... Read more »

Royalty? My family ended princely privileges

By Anand Singh Ayodhya, March 30 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has slammed the BJP for equating the Gandhi family with royalty and pointed out that it was her grandmother Indira Gandhi... Read more »

SC “Time had come to enact a law to cleanse the polluted stream of politics”

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Election Commission (EC) on a contempt plea for its failure to take steps to enforce a top court... Read more »