Ravish Tiwari


Gujarat elections: Non-Patels weigh their choices, many of them unmoved by quota stir
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A number of Durbar community members who run autorickshaws from a stand outside an engineering college in Bhavnagar Rural, on the other hand, declare their preference for the Congress.

In sugar belt in south, prices keep farmers happy
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Singh says farmers here are paid about Rs 2,500 a tonne for their standing crop, approximately Rs 350 a tonne for harvesting and another Rs 200 for transportation.

Gujarat elections: Patidar agitation created an illusion, but Congress formula constitutionally impossible, says Amit Shah
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

The BJP govt was sensitive to the fact that the slump in the commodity prices of groundnut and cotton, as well as the inconvenience caused by the GST, was hurting a large section of the population in Gujarat, Shah said.

Amit Shah interview: ‘Gujarat won’t vote on caste, it will vote for vikaswaad’
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Amit Shah on Gujarat Assembly elections: 'No matter what some people argue, industrial development has happened because of Vibrant Gujarat. GDP figures bear testimony to industrial development.'

NK Singh likely to head 15th Finance Commission
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The Central government needs to constitute the 15th Finance Commission to recommend the sharing of resources between the Centre and the states as well as among states from the divisible pool for the five years from April 2020 to March 2025

For every temple visit, a sustained BJP attack on Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Apart from countering Rahul’s GST-related attacks and mocking the Congress’s negotiations with new-age leaders such as Hardik Patel, BJP leaders have made Rahul’s temple the target of a consistent attack in the last one month.

As BJP looks east, south, can’t find full-timers
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

For the 1,109 constituencies in West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the party could rope in just 470 full-timers, to work dedicatedly for six months to one year.

Bank cleanup roadmap: Capital infusion first, restructuring later
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

With recapitalisation bonds adding to government equity, banks will have more equity to dilute and raise more capital.

Eye on farmer unrest, govt sheds NDA-I’s cautious line and hikes crop MSP
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The latest rise in wheat MSP is the highest since the Rs 150-per-quintal hike effected over a decade ago in 2005-06 and 2006-07 during the Congress-led UPA-I government.

For 2019, BJP plans fulltime cadre for each Assembly segment
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

These fulltimers are separate from the over three lakh volunteers who have devoted 15 days to booth-level work over the last one year.

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.