The writer is Union minister for urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation, and parliamentary affairs.
Article 352 of the Constitution, which vested powers with the president to declare Emergency because of threat to the country’s security due to external aggression or war or armed rebellion (internal disturbances) was misused in 1975.
Rapid urbanisation brings with it enormous challenges. The Modi government has framed the agenda to meet them
The silence of the human rights activists after an attack in which security forces are killed is telling
The people want development. And corruption-free governance. That’s the message from Uttar Pradesh
BJP’s victory in recent polls demolishes theories that its fortunes would decline after demonetisation
From ‘anar dada’ of Banaskantha to Vadodara’s ‘highway messiah’ and the oldest woman exponent of Kalaripayattu, this year’s award-winners can inspire us all.
At the halfway-mark, the Modi government has brought transparency, bolstered the economy and focused on the welfare of the vulnerable
With a commitment to empowering the citizen and fighting graft, Narendra Modi carries forward Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision for governance
Demonetisation is aimed at a behavioural change necessary for building a new India.
The fight against black money is a mahayagna. Let us all join to celebrate this festival of integrity.
Islamic scholars and women’s organisations have held that the practice has no religious or Quranic sanction and yet the AIMPLB is opposing any attempt at reform as an interference in religious matters.
Andhra Pradesh will get all the Central assistance — and more — that it would have been entitled to had it been given special category status. Opposition parties are creating a false controversy.
As we reflect upon our glorious past, we also need to chalk out a roadmap for the future and strive to realise the dream of Mahatma Gandhi — that of ushering in Ram Rajya, where there is no discrimination.
Discrimination and atrocities against Dalits are a national shame.
The anti-Modi, anti-BJP and anti-government frenzy is increasing proportionately to the expansion of the BJP across the country.
Even as the economy revives, quick decision-making and out-of-the-box thinking, apart from a slew of reformist policies and programmes, have defined the Modi government.
NDA has kept its promise to make local self-government more meaningful. Time for states to do their bit
In JNU, as in Hyderabad Central University, gullible students are being targeted by forces inimical to the country. Let’s not forget that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
The special sitting of Parliament to commemorate Ambedkar only saw parties try to score brownie points. Opposition must realise that the people are tiring of confrontational politics.
On every front, India is moving ahead under Narendra Modi's leadership. The disinformation campaign against him by political opponents also targets the image of the country, the interests of the people.
Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddys untimely death is a setback to Andhra Pradesh and the Indian National Congress. A hard working chief minister,YSR was known for taking bold decisions. A doer in true sense,he believed in keeping his contact with the masses alive. When I heard about the chopper crash,I was shocked. I met his […]