Ravish Tiwari


On PM Modi’s Economic Advisory Council table today: Speeding up growth and generating jobs
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to Ministry of Finance, is slated to present the state of the economy at the first meeting of the EAC-PM chaired by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2017: Molecules of life, captured in 3D
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The use of cryo-electron microscopy, developed separately by the Laureates, allows biomolecules to be frozen mid-movement, and to be portrayed at atomic resolution. This technology, the Nobel Committee said, ‘has moved biochemistry into a new era’.

PM Narendra Modi’s mention in BJP’s resolutions: 191 times, 3 years
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

In fact, references to Modi as Prime Minister are almost three times the number of mentions Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee found in BJP resolutions during the rule of NDA I.

Official proposal: Drop Nehru from Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

The proposal also argues that “re-naming” Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan as National Yuva Kendra Sangathan won’t change the acronym NYKS and so will protect the “brand that it has painstakingly built over last three decades”.

Cabinet reshuffle: For Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, more power comes with task cut out
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Piyush Goyal, who was in charge of Power, has got Railways and will continue to handle the Coal portfolio. Dharmendra Pradhan, who continues to handle Petroleum, has been given additional charge of Skill Development. Nirmala Sitharaman was given Defence.

Nirmala Sitharaman breaks glass C(CS)eiling, Opposition says go beyond symbolism
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman became the Defence Minister to join External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the CCS, apart from the PM.

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Rail, Dharmendra Pradhan Skills
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

The elevation of Sitharaman, Goyal and Pradhan brings them in the league of other leaders under 60 years of age, such as Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda and Smriti Irani, in the Union Cabinet and furthers the BJP’s plan of political promotion for its third generation of leaders.

On eve of reshuffle, allies JD(U), Sena say have no news
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

JD(U) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claimed in Patna that there had been “no such talk of the JD(U) joining the Union Cabinet”. “No talks were held on the issue (between the BJP and JD-U),” he said.

Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow at 10 am: Who will enter CCS? At Rajnath Singh’s house, top ministers in a huddle
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

After Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Bandaru Dattatreya quits; big question: rejig within Cabinet Committee on Security

Modi’s 3rd cabinet reshuffle: Stage set, Rajiv Pratap Rudy on his way out
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The first indication of the cabinet reshuffle came late afternoon when junior HRD Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey was named as the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit chief by Shah. Pandey, therefore, is set to exit the Narendra Modi government.

Demonetisation: As money flowed back in, how goalposts were shifted
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Demonetisation: A scrutiny of RBI’s earlier provisional disclosures and the government’s structured public remarks reveal a pattern: aware that much of the money would return, the government and the political establishment kept shifting the goalposts.

After Nitish Kumar, Congress ‘missing’ Mayawati’s hints: Fix Opposition alliance details now
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

"Any one party walking out of the proposed alliance due to last-minute hiccup over seat-sharing will be branded as being hands in glove with BJP. That will bring discredit to both the alliance and the party walking out. That’s another reason the contours of alliance need to be fixed.”

A to Z of Privacy
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The Supreme Court’s landmark verdict making individual privacy a fundamental right will impact daily lives in ways that range from eating habits to online behaviour, and from sexual preferences to welfare scheme benefits.

Haryana CM may have lost face but his job safe, for now
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Asked if a replacement was being considered, Anil Jain, BJP general secretary in-charge of Haryana, told The Sunday Express that “there is no such consideration”. Jain had a meeting with party president Amit Shah earlier in the day.

Right to Privacy: Supreme Court links privacy to plurality, warns against state control
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

“Privacy protects heterogeneity and recognises the plurality and diversity of our culture,” Justice D Y Chandrachud wrote in his order for himself and Chief Justice J S Khehar and three others.

Right to Privacy: Judges flag need for personal space in times of intrusive tech
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Since the nine-judge bench only had to answer whether right to privacy is a fundamental right, the judgment did not spell out the contours of the right to privacy on the Internet that technology giants must respect.

Cabinet approval for panel to study quotas within OBC quota
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Announcing that the Cabinet has approved the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Jaitley said that the former National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) as well as a Parliamentary Standing Committee had recommended such a sub-classification.

Government, BJP hail triple talaq verdict, will ‘wait and watch’ on legislation option
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “We will consider the issue in a structured manner. Prima facie, the court has categorically held it unconstitutional and illegal... It is a great dawn for women in the country."

SC verdict raises questions on fundamental rights, other forms of talaq
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

"We have also come to the conclusion that the practice being a component of 'personal law' has the protection of Article 25 of the Constitution," read the minority judgment by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer

From promises in 2014 to Majestic India of 2022
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

PM Modi's four I-Day speeches: initiatives, resolution of legacy issues, delivery of promises, new dreams

Rivers overflow at half the stations, breach record at 3
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Three of these places have been marked as going through “unprecedented flood” conditions — Balrampur (UP), Dumariaghat (Bihar) and Jhawa (Bihar) — with Monday’s levels in these forecasting stations exceeding their highest ever flood levels.

Centre plans post Mandal: Sub-quotas within OBC share
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

”There are two potential ways to explore it. Either through a commission for sub-categorisation/classification on a socio-economic basis within OBCs or by re-constituting the NCBC with a term of reference for sub-classification,” said sources.

Mamata Banerjee interview: This is a govt of agencies, by agencies, for agencies. People are scared…scare politics won’t be a success
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Hoping to stitch an Opposition alliance in the run-up to 2019, Mamata Banerjee speaks on the exit of Nitish Kumar, her willingness to work with rivals Congress and Left, her fight against the BJP, Darjeeling agitation, the challenges she faces.

2019 in mind, Mamata Banerjee calls for united Opposition, says she can work with Congress, CPM too
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Mamata Banerjee said that all willing regional parties should be taken into confidence and underlined the need for a structured mechanism for coordination among this “grand alliance” of opposition parties.

In three years as BJP chief, Amit Shah attended 575 rallies, 800 poll management meetings
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

According to records, Shah has visited 325 of the 680 districts across the country during his tenure. In the course, sources said, he has spent 300 days outstation for organisational purposes — or more than 25 per cent of his tenure as BJP president outside Delhi.

‘Mughalsarai’ off railway map: ‘What’s in a name change? A political project, push for a wider iconography
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The life and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay has been celebrated since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, and gained momentum after the party’s triumph in the UP Assembly elections earlier this year.

Advantage BJP: Why the Patna play sets stage for the grand game of 2019
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Nitish Kumar's resignation is more than just another case of political realignment confined to a state. It’s been said that in politics, Bihar shows the way. Tonight’s drama in Patna may presage the grand 2019 theatre of Lok Sabha elections.

As fewer Indians went to Gulf, Pak, Bangladesh filled the gap
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

From 2014-16, number of emigrating Indian workers fell 35%. Govt blamed lack of demand — actually, nature of South Asian Gulf labour pool is changing.

Centre’s proposal to states: Enact your own Aadhaar Acts too
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The central Act makes Aadhaar mandatory for any “subsidy, benefit or service” for which the expenditure is borne fully or shared partially by the Consolidated Fund of India.

JD(U) wants RJD to take call on Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish Kumar invokes LK Advani
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Earlier on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation had carried out raids in four cities in connection with a corruption case, in which RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi are among the accused.

Presidential polls: Congress moves to placate JD(U) but strain remains in alliance
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

In Patna, Nitish described the “grand alliance” in Bihar, including the RJD and Congress, as “unbreakable”. But he also said that on the national stage, the Congress “is the biggest party in Opposition” and “has to take the initiative to set an agenda”.

FSSAI rejects National Anti-Doping Agency’s request to frame food supplement standards
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Concerned about the burgeoning range of off-the-shelf food supplements and the possibility of at least some of them containing banned performance enhancing substances, NADA had recently approached the FSSAI with a request to frame standards for these supplements.

Modi’s US visit: One-on-one meetings with top CEOs
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Though there is no Madison Square-like event planned given the hectic schedule, Modi is likely to interact with the Indian community in Lisbon and also participate in community events in Washington and Amsterdam.

A morning walk route that is set to change soon
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The apartment allotted to Ram Nath Kovind was taken over by the security establishment after he was named the NDA choice for the next President

Ram Nath Kovind as NDA’s presidential candidate: Ear to the ground, eye on 2019
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Before that, the BJP had managed to engineer a rebellion by Nitish Kumar’s handpicked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, another Dalit, and bring him into the NDA.

‘Too early for a declaration in Modi-Trump meet’
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

“The visit is mostly getting to know each other. The visit will be recognised for broadening the understanding between the two leadership,” a source in the government said.