Liz Mathew


Bill for new panel for backward classes today
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The decision is seen as a move to further consolidate the backward communities behind the BJP.

A football for every MP, to draw 11 million kids
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The idea, apparently the brainchild of Sports Minister Vijay Goel, is to reach out to 11 million children and “create football fever” across the country.

‘Judiciary cannot transgress MPs’ rights… it has a role to play against fear psychosis’
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

"Judicial freedom is the need of the hour when Narendra Modi is ruling the country and their freedom cannot be curtailed."

Minister backs flying ban on MP, PMO for tough stand
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Raju’s response drew applause from some Opposition members who were locked in a verbal duel with Sena MPs.

Government: Crackdown only on illegal Uttar Pradesh slaughterhouses
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Owaisi sought to know what the government was doing to get China to allow buffalo meat exported by India.

Opposition questions the way government tables GST bills
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi also opposed the way the GST bills were introduced.

PM Narendra Modi to Gujarat, Rajasthan MPs: ‘Be ready for polls at all times’
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

BJP chief Amit Shah too addressed the MPs.

Being a yogi, CM doesn’t know difference between obscenity and family: Ranjeet Ranjan
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress, Lok Sabha, speaks to The Indian Express.

PM Narendra Modi asks UP MPs not to seek favours from CM Yogi Adityanath
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

An MP said the prime minister was trying to remove the impression of many MPs that the UP government’s work in future should be in such a way that Hindus in the state get consolidated.

Opposition frets about ‘anti-Romeo’ squads in Uttar Pradesh, Rajnath says no need for ‘fear pyschosis’
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Raising the issue of the newly launched “anti-Romeo squads” in parks, colleges and public spaces, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan alleged that the “majority the BJP has received in the election cannot be used to ridicule the Constitution, the freedom of youth, girls and boys nor for making rules to harass them”

If nation can trust PM Modi with n-button, why not in appointing judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on, Prasad did not hide the government’s reservation on the apex court’s move to overturn a new law on appointment of judges.

Eye on Karnataka elections, BJP inducts Congress veteran SM Krishna
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Welcoming Krishna into the party at a function at the BJP headquarters, party chief Amit Shah said: “He will increase the BJP’s strength in Karnataka.

PM Narendra Modi tells MPs they must be regular in Parliament
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Modi’s rebuke came after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar made an appeal in the meeting that the MPs should not be absent.

MP Yogi Adityanath promises ‘sabka vikas’ with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Yogi Adityanath also joked about the BJP’s poll rivals Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav.

In Lok Sabha, 40 laws amended with Finance Bill, Opposition objects
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

Arun Jaitley noted the Opposition’s argument was that “it is only taxation proposals and nothing else, which is incidental, really can find a place as far as the money bill is concerned”.

Elevation of Adityanath surprises most, disappoints some in his party
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

"If one leader gets elected continuously for six times, he has obviously done something,’’ BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav said

The shrinking of Indian National Congress
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

With every electoral defeat, the party finds its footprint shrinking and questions being asked of Rahul Gandhi’s ability to take it forward.

PM Modi asks BJP MPs to push govt schemes, Amit Shah sounds alert for more poll battles
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Describing polling booths as power centres, the Prime Minister asked all leaders to ensure that they visit every booth.

Enemy property bill passed, govt calls it natural justice
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

For families that migrated to Pakistan and China during Partition, no claim to properties in India

Amit Shah moved swiftly to ensure BJP retains Goa
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Sources said that Shah was “quite confident” that it would not be a tough job for former Goa Chief Minister Parrikar, who has strong ties with most politicians in the state, to help the party form the government.

Poll win underlines New India, says PM Modi; Poor want leg-up, not handout
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

The Prime Minister set 2022 as the target year for bringing in this New India. “I don’t live by election calculations. My target is 2022, not 2019. 2022 will mark 75 years of India’s Independence."

UP election results 2017: The Chief Minister hopefuls
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Among these candidates, only Shrikant Sharma has been elected in the current Assembly elections.

UP election results 2017: Poor have put their faith in PM Modi, says Amit Shah
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Both Modi and Shah have indicated that the party will focus more on the pro-poor image.

UP after BJP victory: Who will PM Modi and Amit Shah choose as CM?
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The BJP parliamentary board will meet on Sunday and is expected to discuss the issue. Going by past experience, Modi could pick a rank outsider for the position.

It’s Modi, Modi and Modi in Uttar Pradesh
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Narendra Modi clearly spearheaded the BJP's campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

5 Questions: MP V Maitreyan on why some AIADMK MPs disrupted Parliament over Jaya’s death
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

In the R K Nagar bypoll, the fight will be between us and DMK, Sasikala’s candidate will be a remote third, says Maitreyan.

Opposition seeks government intervention over ‘ill-treatment’ of jawans
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar refused to comment on it, but said the Army has been asked to work out a mechanism to ensure that the complaint is addressed.

Budget Session 2017: AIADMK MPs seek probe into Jayalalithaa death
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

As the House met, eight party MPs rushed to the Well with placards showing pictures of Jayalalithaa’s body and raised slogans calling for a CBI probe into her death.

Interview: This is not the first time a threat has been issued to Kerala CM, says P Karunakaran
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

It is the duty of the Centre, Prime Minister and Home Minister to act. There is no justification.

What the election results in 5 states on March 11 will mean for the BJP
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Going by the ground reports from these states, especially from Uttar Pradesh, and the crowd at PM Narendra Modi's rallies prove that he is still the most popular politician in the country.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: In low voting, multiple readings by parties
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The Muslim population share in the 11 districts that voted in the fifth phase is higher than the state average.

Gurmehar Kaur faces rape threat, Minister Rijiju asks who’s polluting her mind
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Intimidating the young girl is wrong, will be dealt with strongly: Prasad

Who’s polluting the young girl’s mind, asks Minister Kiren Rijiju
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

“A strong Arm Force prevents a war. India never attacked anyone but a weak India was always invaded."

UP polls 2017: Few wear religion on their sleeve, fingers crossed over polarisation, says BJP on PM Modi’s kabristan-shamshaan remark
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Voters from Allahabad to Rae Bareli, Faizabad to Gonda and even in the temple town of Ayodhya, where the BJP’s presence is stronger in discussions as well as in the demonstration of support to the party, react coldly to the remark.

If BJP gets RS majority, temple will be built, says Vinay Katiyar
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Katiyar said the country should have a uniform civil code and “triple talaq is an injustice to Muslim women” and has to be “banned”.

UP Elections 2017: The needy voter says he doesn’t mind note ban, the trader and homemaker do
Fri, Feb 24, 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.