Ashutosh Bhardwaj


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.

RSS to put ‘nationalism on stage’ with awards, mega show
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

To be held at Banaras Hindu University’s campus somewhere between September-December next year, the Sanskriti Naimisheya will be a “grand assembly of sages, scholars and artists” lasting over three days.

Muslim population share decides their mentality: RSS women wing wisdom
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

These remarks were made by Asha Sharma, Akhil Bhartiya Sahkaryavahika of the Samiti, at a seminar in New Delhi — the topic was ‘Religious Terrorism: A Global Threat’.

No film stars invited for Sangh’s UK event, says RSS
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

The global wing of the RSS, the HSS has branches in 43 countries. A Sanskriti Mahashibir (mega cultural camp) will be held from July 29 to 31 in Hertfordshire, in England.

Eye on Uttar Pradesh polls, BJP showcases Pakistan Dalit minister who ‘came back disillusioned’
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Party leaders are finding ways to drive a wedge between the two communities who add up to around 40 per cent of the electorate in that state.

International Yoga Day: In Delhi, mats, bottles and various opinions on yoga
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said its benefit for humankind has been “scientifically proved”.

Secretary under cloud, Ministry seals Lalit Kala Akademi’s record room
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Sharma’s reinstatement last October had artists protesting but he then had the full support of the Ministry. MoS Mahesh Sharma defended the reinstatement.

BJP’s ambitions grow in Tripura
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Its vote share rising at expense of Congress, BJP now targets CPM support base

Pakistan not a state but a state of mind: Sangh journal
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

India Policy Foundation’s honorary director Rakesh Sinha, who regularly appears on TV channels as a senior RSS ideologue, is the editor-in-chief, the first one dedicated to Pakistan by any right-wing body.

Banning RSS members from joining govt service unjust: Manmohan Vaidya
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The Centre, by its 1966 order, had banned government employees from participating in activities of RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami.

Is Adi Sankaracharya India’s ‘national philosopher’?
Mon, May 30, 2016

Govt is considering a proposal to observe May 11, birthday of Adi Sankaracharya, as National Philosophers’ Day. Who was Sankara, what was his philosophy?

Book review: The Outsider Inside
Sat, May 28, 2016

The biography of a Brahmin homosexual, written in the 1930s, is a testament to Nirala’s radical talent.

It’s Uttar Pradesh 2017 between the lines of PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Saharanpur
Fri, May 27, 2016

Narendra Modi calls himself UP wala, posters say BJP 265-plus: ‘I am on my way’

Central Procurement: Publishers’ forum alleges favouritism in purchase of Kendriya Vidyalaya books
Thu, May 26, 2016

This is the first time that KVS has procured books centrally for all schools.

UP Assembly polls: In queue for BSP tickets, some sitting SP MLAs
Tue, May 24, 2016

The MLA, Rampal Yadav, was among the oldest members of the SP — until two weeks ago when CM Akhilesh Yadav expelled him for “illegal activities”.

Congress believed Nehru Museum only for showcasing Nehru or his family: Mahesh Sharma
Mon, May 23, 2016

The Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Tourism discusses achievements and controversies with Ashutosh Bhardwaj.

BJP’s struggle against regional players continues
Sat, May 21, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed Thursday’s Assembly poll results as "extremely encouraging" for the BJP.

UP assembly polls: BSP quietly finalises potential candidates — Muslims, upper caste leaders, sitting SP MLAs
Tue, May 17, 2016

Several sitting SP MLAs are also likely to be among the probable nominees, sources said. While BSP leaders confirmed the development, those from the ruling Samajwadi Party refused to rule out the possible defections.