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Explained | Politics, history and the current row over Hindi language

POLITICS

Explained | Politics, history and the current row over Hindi language

Seeking to put a rest to the controversy over his remarks on Hindi, Amit Shah said he never asked for imposition of Hindi anywhere in the country but advocated its use as the second language

State exchequer footing income tax of Uttar Pradesh CM, ministers since 1981: Here's all you need to know

POLITICS

State exchequer footing income tax of Uttar Pradesh CM, ministers since 1981: Here's all you need to know

In the current financial year, the income tax bill of Adityanath and his council of ministers was around Rs 86 lakh, which was footed by the state treasury.

Tolstoy or Biswajit Roy: How the books caused 'War and Peace' in Bombay High Court

INDIA

Tolstoy or Biswajit Roy: How the books caused 'War and Peace' in Bombay High Court

Published in 2012, War and Peace in Junglemahal – People, State and Maoists is a collection of essays by well-known activists and academics. The essays have been edited by Kolkata-based senior journalist Biswajit Roy

How to check names in the final NRC, appeal against exclusion: Here's the full guide

INDIA

How to check names in the final NRC, appeal against exclusion: Here's the full guide

The final list of NRC, a document touted to be a proof of Assamese identity, is scheduled to be published on August 31.

From slamming Oppn in Parliament to attacking Pakistan in UN, remembering Sushma Swaraj's powerful speeches

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From slamming Oppn in Parliament to attacking Pakistan in UN, remembering Sushma Swaraj's powerful speeches

Swaraj thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for abrogating Article 370. “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime,” read her last tweet

'Will bring you back from Mars': How Sushma Swaraj used Twitter to address grievances of Indians across the globe

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'Will bring you back from Mars': How Sushma Swaraj used Twitter to address grievances of Indians across the globe

Sushma Swaraj, who had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls 2019 for health reasons, left behind a legacy of an easily-accessible minister who helped the diaspora in distress with her revolutionary social media outreach

Article 370 revoked in J&K: A look at 10 other states in India with special provisions

POLITICS

Article 370 revoked in J&K: A look at 10 other states in India with special provisions

Congress MP Manish Tewari raised queries over the fate of states who have been bestowed with special rights in the Constitution of India

Rajasthan govt tables bill to tackle mob lynching: Here's all you need to know

INDIA

Rajasthan govt tables bill to tackle mob lynching: Here's all you need to know

The bill named proposes "rigorous imprisonment" and fine for those who are found guilty

Kapu reservation row in Andhra Pradesh: Here's all you need to know

POLITICS

Kapu reservation row in Andhra Pradesh: Here's all you need to know

The community has been demanding that they be brought under the ambit of backward classes and given reservation in education and employment

Karnataka political crisis: Section 144 imposed in Bengaluru - here's all you need to know

POLITICS

Karnataka political crisis: Section 144 imposed in Bengaluru - here's all you need to know

Section 144 of the CrPC of 1973 empowers a district magistrate, a sub-divisional magistrate or an executive magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than four persons in an area

Sheila Dikshit passes away: Veteran Congress leader and 3-time Delhi Chief Minister who championed women's welfare

POLITICS

Sheila Dikshit passes away: Veteran Congress leader and 3-time Delhi Chief Minister who championed women's welfare

The Congress candidate in 2019 Lok Sabha polls from North East Delhi constituency, Dikshit was admitted to Escorts hospital a few days ago. She breathed her last around 3.55 pm.

Run-ins with Punjab CM, pictures hugging Pak army chief: The many controversies of Navjot Singh Sidhu's political life

POLITICS

Run-ins with Punjab CM, pictures hugging Pak army chief: The many controversies of Navjot Singh Sidhu's political life

The most controversial row in Sidhu's political career came in 2018 when he visited Pakistan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of PM Imran Khan. He grabbed the spotlight for all the wrong reasons as he was pictured embracing Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury — Bengal's 'street fighter' who became Congress' leader in Lok Sabha

POLITICS

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury — Bengal's 'street fighter' who became Congress' leader in Lok Sabha

Chowdhury replaced senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge as the party’s leader in the Lower House

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s tenure as Andhra Pradesh CM — a timeline

POLITICS

Jagan Mohan Reddy’s tenure as Andhra Pradesh CM — a timeline

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is the second chief minister of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh

Operation Blue Star: A look at what happened in Amritsar 35 years ago

POLITICS

Operation Blue Star: A look at what happened in Amritsar 35 years ago

The operation was carried out by the Indian Army in 1984 to flush out militants hiding in the Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple complex, in Amritsar

After Amit Shah gets charge of Home Ministry, who will fill the vacant post of BJP President?

POLITICS

After Amit Shah gets charge of Home Ministry, who will fill the vacant post of BJP President?

Amid speculations on the name of a probable BJP supremo, JP Nadda has emerged as the likely replacement for Shah.

Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: What is a strongroom? How is it secured ahead of Counting Day?

POLITICS

Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: What is a strongroom? How is it secured ahead of Counting Day?

On Counting Day, strongrooms are opened in the presence of the candidates or their agents and EC observers under videography

Andhra Pradesh Assembly election 2019: Exit polls show mixed predictions for TDP, YSRCP

POLITICS

Andhra Pradesh Assembly election 2019: Exit polls show mixed predictions for TDP, YSRCP

While some exit polls predict a landslide win for YSRCP, others have predicted the ruling TDP to retain power.

Lok Sabha polls: Average assets of re-contesting MPs rise by 41%

POLITICS

Lok Sabha polls: Average assets of re-contesting MPs rise by 41%

A large number of these MPs who were elected in 2014 and are seeking re-election this time, have seen their assets grow substantially in the last five years.

Lok Sabha election Phase 7 | 278 crorepatis, 170 with criminal cases in the fray

POLITICS

Lok Sabha election Phase 7 | 278 crorepatis, 170 with criminal cases in the fray

ADR report analyzes 909 of the total 918 candidates on the basis of disclosures made in their respective election affidavits

Rejection of my nomination a political conspiracy, says ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

POLITICS

Rejection of my nomination a political conspiracy, says ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

The sacked BSF jawan spoke to Moneycontrol about his decision to contest against PM Modi in Varanasi, his future course of action and what he feels about the prime minister

Lok Sabha polls Phase 6 | 311 crorepati candidates, 189 with criminal cases in the fray

POLITICS

Lok Sabha polls Phase 6 | 311 crorepati candidates, 189 with criminal cases in the fray

189 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves. This makes 20 percent of all contenders in the sixth phase

Lok Sabha elections Phase 5: 184 crorepati candidates, 126 with criminal cases in poll fray

POLITICS

Lok Sabha elections Phase 5: 184 crorepati candidates, 126 with criminal cases in poll fray

Of the 51 constituencies, 20 are red alert constituencies, which means these seats have three or more candidates with criminal cases against them.

Jayapur: A look at PM Narendra Modi's first adopted village

POLITICS

Jayapur: A look at PM Narendra Modi's first adopted village

The village now has banks, ATMs, power supply, pure drinking water, skill academy, computer centre, toilets and other facilities

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