Fresh from Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after a bitter and often divisive campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about inclusivity and pitched for building a 'new India' by 2022 that would have made the nation's founding fathers proud. 5 state assembly elections 2017 IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses supporters at the party headquarters in New Delhi to celebrate victory in assembly elections. Photograph: Kamal ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘The Congress or Kejriwal may be corrupt but at least you will not be thrashed black and blue. Your children will not be threatened by those regimes.’ ‘Journalists’ jobs are less secure today. So they are more scared about challenging what they are told to do and what not to do.’ ‘If the Aurangzeb road memory is valid, then the memory of the 2002 Gujarat riots is also valid.’ IMAGE: Journalist-turned-activist Teesta Setalvad. Photograph: PTI ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Angered by what they say is “stifling of voices,” hundreds of university students and teachers took out a protest march on Tuesday aimed at the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad as a controversy over free speech in the country gathered pace. Faced with alleged rape threats and a virulent social media backlash, the young woman at the centre of the storm, Gurmehar Kaur, withdrew her protest against the ABVP, the ruling party-affiliated students group, which has been accused of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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