'Modi's idea of India is to make it less liberal, less tolerant and a less accommodative of diversity.''We are headed, if Modi continues, to become an illiberal democracy.''Vajpayee was fundamentally decent, tolerant and fair. He played by the rules of the game. Modi is a different story.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Speaker Paul Ryan of the US House of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, June 8, 2016. Photograph: Press Information Bureau Former Union minister ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The stage is for a contest in the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana even as union ministers Piyush Goyal and Suresh Prabhu, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav and all six nominees of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu were elected unopposed. IMAGE: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was elected unopposed from ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Chidambaram, MJ Akbar, Prabhu in the fray for RS nominations Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Nirmala Sitharaman shifting states for Raya Sabha polls, speculation is rife that BJP may field party general secretary Ram Madhav from Andhra Pradesh. The tenure of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is also coming to an ...DNA, 1 month ago
The special category status to Andhra Pradesh (AP), promised by then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, has turned out to be a major source of embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It literally caught the BJP in paraskevidekatriaphobia ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
With the poll fray coming close to its conclusion, is the BJP realistic in its bid to conquer the lands south of the Vindhyas. Aditi Phadnis and Archis Mohan take a state by state takedown of the party’s chances in the states. IMAGE: A woman casts her vote at a polling station in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Photograph: Babu/Reuters Kerala Sangh Parivar units have been functioning in Kerala since 1942, when three Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharaks, including the former ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Hijacking of an aircraft will now entail capital punishment in the event of death of "any person" as Parliament on Monday passed a bill to provide widen the ambit of the law in dealing with this crime. The anti-hijacking bill, 2014, was approved by Lok Sabha by voice vote. It was passed by Rajya Sabha earlier. In the earlier bill, hijackers could be tried for death penalty only in the event of death of hostages, such as flight crew, passengers and security personnel. In the amended law, the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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