Ravish Tiwari


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.

RSS enters last leg of BJP deliberations on next President
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

“The RSS has not given any name. It will have no objection to the name suggested by the party after wider consultations,” a source said. The Sangh hopes that the BJP will arrive at a choice after consulting its top leaders.

Presidential election: BJP has nomination papers ready, name column blank
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

“We have almost 3 lakh votes more than the required number in the presidential electoral college,” said a senior leader referring to the additional support the BJP has managed to get from parties outside the NDA.

‘All political appointees must go with govt change. Governors were chosen for loyalty’
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

The overall positive mandate has led to a greater responsibility.

PM-party chief bond is a break from trend
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Amit Shah is said to have a sense of Modi’s mind on most issues.

MP, Chhattisgarh red-flag Paswan’s foodgrains order
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

We have demanded the central government to cancel this directive, said Chhattisgarh Food Minister.

To replace collegium, govt gives fresh push to Judicial Commission
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

In the past two years, more than half-a-dozen names recommended by different High Courts for appointment as judges were returned due to allegations.

Modi govt will have to deal with some members of Sonia’s NAC
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Jairam released Rs 200 cr to society registered by NAC members; NDA will have to pay it Rs 300 cr over 2 yrs.

Gadkari calls meet with states to review land Act
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

The landmark Land Acquisition law made by the UPA government is being called for a review by the Centre.

Swept by ‘new NDA’ in Bihar, Nitish gets closer to Lalu
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Their parties together out-polled NDA in 28 seats including 19 lost, have little other option in assembly polls

Modi rejigs cabinet panels, keeps Paswan out of CCEA
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Ministers won’t have say in senior-level appointments

View from the right: Pakistan Postmortem
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

An editorial in the Organiser also chimes in: “Pakistan is a fuming like volcano and the general proposition that a ‘peaceful and democratic Pakistan [is] useful for India’ looks a distant dream”.

Advani once told UPA: your firing of Govs dangerous, against democracy
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

As the Leader of Opposition, Advani had forced a discussion in the Lok Sabha under Rule 193 over sacking of the NDA-appointed Governors.

Sharad elected unopposed
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

RJD sources said there was a minimal chance of RJD voting with arch rival BJP against JD(U) nominees.

Inclusion is key theme of Narendra Modi’s first Lok Sabha speech
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Modi said that he did not consider “focused activity” for the welfare of Muslims as 'appeasement'.

Mandate for hope is plan for change: Modi government outlines ambitious agenda
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS z By 2022, every family to have pucca house with bijli, sadak, paani, toilet, promises Govt

BJP’s plan for Opposition: Divide in Lok Sabha, rule in Rajya Sabha
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

LS Deputy Speaker, PAC chairman, Finance panel chairman on offer.

Rs 16 lakh cr stalled investment greets new govt
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

In enabling the clearance of 152 projects, the PMG resolved about 300 issues, the sources say.