Ashutosh Bhardwaj


Civil services examination: Old office memorandum rules change OBC quota
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The OBC certificates of the candidates had been verified by the UPSC when they had filled the exam form.

Multi-agency panel formed to track black money
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

It is learnt to have been formed on the directives of the Prime Minister’s Office and the first of its daily meetings to review the situation was held on Thursday.

1.4 lakh students in 2,000 schools to take RSS science exam
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

The syllabus for the exam has been designed by Vijnana Bharti, which has distributed two booklets on the subject as study material to students.

Nothing called marital rape, marriage is sacred, says Seetha Annadanam of RSS women’s wing
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

“There is nothing called marital rape. Marriage is a sacred bond. Coexistence should lead to bliss. If we are able to understand the concept of this bliss, then everything runs smooth.”

Chhattisgarh and the Maoist issue: How the public’s silence allows the state to act against activists
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

For instance, several years ago, the Raipur-based journalist Prafulla Jha was jailed and termed a ‘hardcore Naxal’ when there was not a shred of evidence available against him.

In divided Kairana, Rajnath Singh pitch: Dekhenge, kitna ma ka doodh piya
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Hukum Singh said that whenever he raised the issue of the exodus of Hindus, “secular” people said he was “communal”. To protect the lives of these people, he said, “I am ready to become communal.”

BSP chief Mayawati reaches out to Muslims via loyalist’s 28-year-old son
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

It’s not just SP — the rift within the party has gifted BSP a big opportunity — but Afzal has targeted the BJP, too.

No end to crisis in Samajwadi Party, but many in party rally behind Akhilesh Yadav
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Minutes into Mulayam Singh’s press conference at the party headquarters in Lucknow Tuesday, supporters of Akhilesh began raising slogans outside.

Meanwhile, for faithful, hope lies in Akbar-Birbal story of migrant crows
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

"This crowd is full of people who have bought Shivpal’s photographs but are now raising Akhilesh Zindabad slogans. The same goes for the other side,” Shashi Kumar Saxena, who sells party paraphernalia said.

Left to Write
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

What is the politics of literature? A critical study of two Indian writers attempts to answer.

Scrap English requirement, references that insult India: RSS education wing to HRD
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The RSS wing demands emphasis on Indian languages at all levels of education and gradual removal of English as a medium of instruction.

Five more ‘Naxals’ held near Delhi; ATS credits ‘aware citizen’ for arrests
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

The ATS said the 10 accused were “experts in bombmaking”, and Ravidas was “the main person”. The National Investigation Agency is planning to also question the accused.

Near RSS function in Nagpur, a Dalit event stands in contrast
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Prashant Ramteke claimed the Dalit event has been a counter-narrative to the RSS event for six decades, but RSS dismissed the notion.

Cadre story: Longing for knickers, warming up to trousers
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

While several other components of the Sangh ganvesh have changed over the years, the khaki knickers went on to become perhaps the most representative identity of a swayamsevak.

Vijayadashami speech: Limit to tolerance, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Gau raksha is validated by Constitution, science, tradition, and is beneficial for country: Bhagwat

Sanghs support to Modi govt was larger theme of Mohan Bhagwats Vijayadashmi address
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

This year's address will also be remembered for the most significant change in the Sangh's uniform so far, a change that suggests not just some outer but inner churning too.

A defining moment in history, India has emerged as a mature power, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

“This is a defining moment in the history of India,” Prasad said in an interview to The Indian Express.

Rat on your ‘subversive’ relatives: Top law school’s draft service rules
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

These are some of the controversial provisions in the new draft service rules being discussed by the WBNUJS — a premier institute of legal education

No Muslim judge in Supreme Court, first time in 11 years
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, elevated respectively in December and April in 2012, retired this year.

Picking chief of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library: The controversy and background
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Probably India’s most prestigious centre for historical research has frequently been a battleground for competing ideologies and styles of working.

Bhagwat presiding, RSS gives couples a presentation on fertility and culture
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

While Hindus, the presentation noted, have a fertility rate of 2.1 per cent, the “other community” has more than eight per cent.

Kicking off Uttar Pradesh poll campaign, Mayawati slams BJP-RSS, SP, is soft on Congress
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Launching her election campaign with a huge rally in Agra, Mayawati kept the focus on Dalits, Muslims and the most backward.

Polo Association takes IAF to Delhi High Court over fencing of ground
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

The IAF has not denied the construction of the wall, but said it is only for security purposes.

Despite dissent, NMML panel went with ‘RSS choice’
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

With little time given to applicants, the committee received only about 30 applications for the coveted post.

Simply put: The Dalits and the Cow, in the Sangh’s words
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

When the RSS recently spoke for ‘SC brothers’ and condemned Gau Rakshaks, it broke from an established tradition.

Prime Minister speaks out again: If you have to shoot, shoot me, but not my Dalit brothers
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

RSS, BJP echo PM Modi’s second call in two days against attacks by gau rakshaks.

PMO wants deemed varsity tag for NSD, institute disagrees
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, NSD Director Waman Kendre said he is not aware about the PMO’s suggestions.

Govt questions OBC status of many in UPSC list, Backward panel warns of stir
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

The guidelines formulated by DoPT list certain categories that fall under the creamy layer. While categories like Constitutional posts, Group A/Class I and Group B/Class II are thoroughly enumerated, some categories are not.

Dalit CM nominee will up BJP’s chances in Uttar Pradesh, says MP Ram Shankar Katheria
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

At present, the BJP does not have any Dalit leader in the state to successfully counter Mayawati.

Searching for Dalits: A yatra by Buddhist monks taking BJP to Dalits across UP
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls, a yatra by Buddhist monks across the state is perhaps the party’s biggest Dalit outreach at a time when it battles a backlash

Ex-ASI official BR Mani who led digging in Ayodhya named National Museum DG
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Mani and his team courted controversy in 2003 when their excavation report stated that features of a 10th-century temple were found beneath the site where the 16th-century Babri Masjid stood until its demolition in 1992.

In season of GST, states go to apex court over crores due in entry tax
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

The states fear that the GST would abolish a lot of taxes and that the apex court should lay down laws related to their authority to impose taxes.

View From The Right: On South China Sea
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

While the Philippines is celebrating now, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are also happy with this ruling according to the article.

Did you act in Ramlila, what’s your cell number, they ask PM Narendra Modi
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

RTI queries and replies posted on PMO website, one applicant wanted to know how many cylinders PM used.

Grading writers, artistes is new brainwave of Culture Ministry
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Ranking system: O (Outstanding), P (Promising), W (Waiting)

Does PM (Rao) want me in jail, Sonia had asked: Margaret Alva
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Her book mentions an incident when the Rao government appealed against Delhi High Court’s decision to quash complaints in Bofors case.