Liz Mathew


Govt plans to promote Kumbh Mela as international event, invite foreign dignitaries
Fri, May 25, 2018

According to a state government official, both the central and state governments want the Kumbh Mela this time to go beyond sadhus and become a tourism event.

Growing anxiety among minorities: Cardinal Oswal Gracias
Thu, May 24, 2018

Oswal Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai who recently took over as the president of the CBCI, the apex decision-making body of the Indian Catholic Church, also said that there have been "more attempts" to polarise society in the last four years.

Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah criticise Delhi Archbishop for 2019 poll remark
Wed, May 23, 2018

Criticising Couto, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said there was “no discrimination against anyone”, while BJP president Amit Shah said “polarising people in the name of religion” was “not appropriate”.

Why are you cheering? The vote was against you, Amit Shah tells Congress on Karnataka
Tue, May 22, 2018

“The Congress is now starting to have faith in Constitutional bodies like the Supreme Court, Election Commission, and they even like EVMs,” Amit Shah said, adding that he hopes that the Congress will continue to show the same faith when it loses and is unable to form government.

How BJP was on top, then slipped: Rushing to Governor, pushing rivals closer, ‘shopping’ tapes, SC laying down the law
Sun, May 20, 2018

Among the “mistakes” the party made after it emerged with the highest tally of 104 was “the haste” with which it decided to approach the Governor seeking invitation to form the government.

Meeting of BJP morchas for 2019: Politics of hard work has replaced politics of dynasty, says PM Modi
Fri, May 18, 2018

Addressing the office-bearers of the party’s morchas, BJP chief Amit Shah asked them to work towards winning 50 per cent of the votes in the general election.

On table for BJP in Karnataka: Abstentions by MLAs, rehabilitation as MLCs
Thu, May 17, 2018

The BJP has 104 of the 222 MLAs elected on Tuesday, and needs another eight to cross the halfway mark. Party leaders said the sole Independent MLA has joined the BJP, taking its tally to 105.

Karnataka Election Results 2018: Tables turned, BJP scrambles to ‘explore all possibilities’
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: BJP leaders appeared surprised by the Congress alacrity this time, given that it had failed to move in Goa and Manipur.

Congress is trying to change the mandate, BJP will not allow it: P Muralidhar Rao
Wed, May 16, 2018

"The mandate is understood by the people there and everyone out there. It is against the Congress. It’s true that we have not got majority. How can you say it was not against the Congress?"

Karnataka assembly election results 2018: Numbers give BJP big boost ahead of 2019 LS polls
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka assembly election results 2018: The results, meanwhile, could make BJP allies like Shiv Sena and SAD, which have bitter sweet ties with the ruling party, and former allies like TDP review their stance.

Karnataka Election Results 2018: BJP emerges as single largest party, here is what it means for them
Tue, May 15, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: The re-emergence of the BJP in Karnataka – after 2008 when it formed the government with 110 seats and later secured majority by splitting the JD (S) - has increased BJP's winnability in the southern states and enhanced its acceptability among the regional parties in the south.

Will return in 2019, won’t rest until BJP govt in 26 states: Amit Shah
Tue, May 15, 2018

According to BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, who briefed the media along with party spokesperson Sudhansu Trivedi, Shah said the party had already belied those who said the massive win in 2014 was a “fluke” by winning 11 Assembly polls then.

J-K separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and mother get passports for Umrah
Sun, May 06, 2018

Sources said while the government was initially reluctant to grant the passports to Mirwaiz, the leader of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, it later agreed to his request to “take his mother for pilgrimage to Mecca”.

BJP faces feuds, leadership crisis in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh
Sat, May 05, 2018

The party’s Andhra Pradesh unit chief K Hari Babu had resigned on April 17, followed by his Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Parnami the following day, in order to give way to new appointments.

Uma Bharti: I will be purified if Dalits come to my home, eat food I serve
Thu, May 03, 2018

“I never take part in social harmony lunches because I don’t consider myself Lord Ram,” Uma Bharti said.

Rajnath Singh: Must act with restraint, respect towards everyone
Wed, May 02, 2018

Singh’s remarks come at a time when the BJP is under fire for playing the “Hindu card”, a criticism triggered by statements made by some party leaders in election-bound states.

Kerala church row: Jacobites seek govt intervention to resolve century-old dispute
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

On March 19, the Supreme Court headed by Justice Arun Misra issued yet another order upholding its July 3 verdict, but the Jacobite leaders said it was done “without considering the arguments of our counsels and the scope of the case”.

Supreme Court may send name of Uttarakhand Chief Justice to govt again: Justice Kurian Joseph
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Last Thursday, the Government returned for reconsideration the Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice K M Joseph even as it notified the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a judge of the apex court.

It’s business as usual for Justice KM Joseph
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

"If a jurist of his calibre is not being elevated to the Supreme Court, then I don't know who should be. I am yet to see a jurist as learned and as humble as Justice KM Joseph," says Senior Advocate at the High Court Avtar Singh Rawat

Rajasthan: After poll defeats, BJP tries damage control
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Party sources said the central leadership may not oblige the demands of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who despite enjoying support of the majority of MLAs, has “earned too many enemies” during the last four years in the state unit.