Liz Mathew


UP Elections 2017: The needy voter says he doesn’t mind note ban, the trader and homemaker do
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Sahu does not vote for the BJP; he is a committed supporter of Raghuraj Pratap Singh, or Raja Bhaiyya. Yet he feels demonetisation was not a bad decision.

UP Elections 2017: Caste and vote divide, not vikas, are what drive local chatter
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

In mohallas, in marketplaces and among backroom managers, caste and community are once again the theme.

Uttar Pradesh elections: In Allahabad, BJP senses ‘hawa’ in place of ‘wave’, still banks on Modi
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Party workers disappointed not everyone shares their enthusiasm

Tenth GST council meet: Bill for compensating states gets nod; CGST, IGST hang in balance
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Clashes between Centre and states over minutes of previous meet

Tamil Nadu: O Panneerselvam alone for now, AIADMK friends have bigger things in mind
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

As Edappadi Palaniswami was sworn in as Chief Minister, Panneerselvam’s house came under attack, stoned by men suspected to be supporters of the rival camp.

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Unsure about western UP, BJP wants more of Modi
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: Citing internal surveys, BJP leaders now say Modi’s “image” and the “goodwill” he enjoys remains the party’s “biggest advantage”

GST Council meeting: States allowed to tweak taxpayer division after consulting Centre
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Concession over & above 90:10 division of taxpayers below Rs 1.5-cr threshold.

BJP relies on ‘vacuum’ to get toehold in Tamil Nadu
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The party also indicated that Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao has to take “credibility” into consideration while inviting any leader to form the next government.

Can’t judge patriotism of another: Mohan Bhagwat
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The RSS chief, who recently said that every person born in India is a Hindu, also said patriotism doesn’t have existence on own.

Demonetisation brought fake currency trade to ‘total halt’
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

The ministry officials are learnt to have told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that RBI is still working out the exact number of Specified Bank Notes (SBN), or scrapped currency deposited in banks.

State funding of polls not in tune with reality, says Arun Jaitley
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Jaitley spoke at length on the advantages of demonetisation, a “less-cash” economy and GST and the need to bring in transparency for political funding in elections.

Sasikala with ‘too much baggage’, BJP wants O Panneerselvam as Tamil Nadu CM
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

OPS vs Sasikala: A BJP leader said that the party cannot sit back and just watch the events unfold in Tamil Nadu.

Day after earthquake, PM Modi says: Mother earth sad after (Rahul) saw virtue of service in scam
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

PM Modi said the Congress always tried to promote the contribution of one family — a reference to the Gandhis — and neglected contributions of Veer Savarkar, even Bhagat Singh.

5 Questions: Demonetisation and subsequent notifications were illegal, says RSP leader Premachandran
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

N K Premachandran, RSP MP from Kollam (Kerala), tells the Indian Express that the government’s move to bring a Bill on note ban is illegal.

PM Modi tears into Cong, takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi: Earthquake finally took place
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Trying to allay apprehensions over the demonetisation exercise, the Prime Minister said it was a well-thought-out decision taken for the good of the country.

State focusing on leadership, not work, says P Muralidhar Rao
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

BJP general secretary P Murlidhar Rao tells Indian Express that his party’s politics in Tamil Nadu was never linked to the developments in AIADMK.

PM Modi starts UP contest dubbing rivals ‘SCAM’
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

PM Modi said, “No matter how I try to help UP from Delhi, if the state government is not in our side, nothing can take place.”

Row over E Ahamed death stalls Lok Sabha
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Lok Sabha adjourned as Opposition disrupts proceedings.

Arun Jaitley, Saugata Roy trade jibes over note ban Bill
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

When Roy opposed the introduction of the Bill, Jaitley said that the TMC veteran’s objection was something other than legislative competence.

Why Punjab election is crucial for both AAP, Congress
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

A victory in Punjab would lead Rahul Gandhi’s official taking over of the party and his headaches will be more within the party than outside.

The uncanny similarities between Bihar & UP polls that make BJP unnerving
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The BJP, which initially planned to highlight surgical strike and demonetisation in UP, is now banking on consolidation of Hindu votes, so there is much focus on Kairana exodus of Hindus at least in debates.

Goa Church finds state government ‘unconcerned’ about the poor
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

A recent pastoral letter, read out in all churches under the archdiocese, criticised demonetisation and also red-flagged the destruction of Goa’s natural resources.

‘CM not yet decided… why would govt be under Parrikar?’
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

'AAP is not a challenge as it will take Congress votes, mainly minority votes.'

People have a wish, we’ll consider later: Manohar Parrikar
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

A large number of Christians are seen as having backed Manohar Parrikar when he was in charge in Goa.

No fake currency was seized from November 8 to December 30, Finance Ministry tells PAC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

During the period, there was an increase of 136 per cent in the number of groups searched than the last year.

System getting ready for digital economy, RBI Governor tells PAC
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Need to work on infrastructure, increase availability of swipe machines: central bank officials

Ticket to Turncoats: Anger over first list reaches BJP headquarters
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

While scores of workers raised slogans inside the party office compound against the leadership’s decision to field “turncoats”, a larger crowd protested outside.

Decision 2017: Turncoats and relatives crowd BJP list
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP

Ignoring local leaders and an Opposition alliance: could these weaken BJP’s chances in UP?
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Sidelining the local leadership was the major mistake BJP made in Bihar where it had to face a humiliating defeat in 2015.

Eyes on UP prize, BJP plays the OBC card in first candidate list
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

There are at least 26 Thakurs and 15 Brahmins in the list, too. There are 15 Jats and four Gujjars in the list and all are in western UP.

Turncoats and relatives crowd BJP candidate list in election-bound states
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In Uttarkhand, reward for all inductees from Cong including three who joined in morning; Kalyan Singh’s grandson fielded in UP.

China finally agrees to import buffalo meat from India
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Making China agree for direct import of bovine meat from India has been a top priority for Indian government since Narendra Modi government took over in May 2014.

‘Worst over’, BJP positive of note ban
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s frequent public addresses since November 8 “kept the momentum for us” and insulated the party from “any deep dent” in image, a BJP leader said.

2016: A year of buoyancy for the BJP but the real challenge lies ahead in 2017
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

The year concludes on a note of confusion and apprehension over how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation exercise will affect the party’s prospects in upcoming Assembly elections.

Baseless charge, Rahul Gandhi is scared of Agusta: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

He wondered why Rahul never raised his voice against corruption during UPA rule.

In BJP’s poll plan, a road project to bring Ram Temple to fore
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

With EC expected to announce dates for UP elections any day, the BJP-led Central government is announcing a series of road projects in the state to woo the voters.