'Putting Yogi Adityanath in the CM's seat two years before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls is something to be read carefully.''Opposition parties would be dishonest themselves and unfair to secular people if they failed to unite and work as a single force to defeat the BJP.' Justice (retd) Rajinder Sachar headed the Sachar Committee which studied the socio-economic and educational status of Muslims in India. A champion of civil liberties for decades, the 93-year-old former chief justice of the Delhi ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Project Hindu Rashtra: Ghar wapsi for more than 2 dozen Muslims in Ambedkar Nagar. Is this just the beginning?
Ghar wapsi (reconversion) is back as an issue in Uttar Pradesh. Recently, over a dozen Muslims left Islam to embrace Hinduism in the Alapur area of Ambedkar Nagar, a district adjoining Faizabad. Local Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) leader KC Srivastava ...catchnews.com, 8 hours ago
It's a tough time for the Shiv Sena . Its five-decade-old dream to rule Mumbai and Maharashtra on its own lies in tatters, and its deteriorating relationship with natural ally Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be at a point of no return. What's worse, the BJP's ...catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
Criticising various provisions in the proposed GST regime, Moily said it will be a "technological nightmare" and the anti-profiteering provisions in it are "far too draconian." India lost a whopping Rs 12 lakh crore due to years of delay in implementation of the GST due to the stiff opposition by the BJP when the UPA government was in power, the Opposition said on Wednesday. Initiating a discussion on the four GST bills in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Veerappa Moily said what the NDA ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to decriminalise suicide attempt by mentally ill people and provides for the right to better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness. ‘The Mental Healthcare Bill’ also has a provision to protect and restore the property right of the mentally ill people, Health Minister J P Nadda said in the Lok Sabha, just before it was passed by the House by a voice vote. All the amendments moved by the opposition members were defeated.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Opposition parties now recognise that the king on one side of the chessboard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is ensconced, and unlikely to be shaken, although on his side there are no identifiable kings, queens, rooks, bishops or knights,' says Radhika Ramaseshan. With a little over two years to go before the next Lok Sabha election, some pieces on the national political chessboard have started moving, thinking up the scenarios that could evolve from the prospective realignments emanating from ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Opposition on Wednesday criticised the general budget as one lacking in vision and offering no growth prospects, as it again targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he ‘followed’ Pakistan in deciding on demonetisation and launching a surgical strike ‘on our own people’. Congress leader Veerappa Moily initiated the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Union Budget 2017-18 in which he picked holes in the government’s economic policy and targeted Modi over a host ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Monday took the government to task for ignoring the woes of the common man hit hard by demonetisation and attacked Bharatiya Janata Party members for only painting a ‘rosy picture’ to the prime minister as they were ‘scared’. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, participating in a debate on the Motion of Thanks for President’s address, said it was a ‘disappointment’ as there was nothing new in it. He said every speaker from ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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