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Monday, December 16, 2019



Maharashtra: Hindutva, farmer loan waiver on BJP agenda

December 16, 2019 1:44 am

The BJP, which is the single largest party with 105 MLAs, is set to play the role of an aggressive opposition, led by former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

'Rahul Jinnah' more appropriate name for Rahul Gandhi: BJP

December 14, 2019 6:50 pm

Addressing the Congress' mega "Bharat Bachao Rally" at Ramlila grounds here, Gandhi had rejected the BJP's demand for an apology for his "rape in India" barb at the Modi government, saying his name was Rahul Gandhi not Rahul Savarkar, and that he will never apologise for speaking the truth.

5 Questions with Jothimani S: 'Rahul spoke in favour of women's safety...BJP are politicising the issue'

December 14, 2019 1:06 am

Congress Lok Sabha member Jothimani S trooped to the Well protesting against BJP MPs demanding an apology from her party colleague Rahul Gandhi. She spoke to The Indian Express on why she protested.

Will not apologise for rape remark, attempt to divert attention from Northeast protests, says Rahul Gandhi

December 13, 2019 1:25 pm

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he will not apologise for his 'rape in India' remark, saying it was a diversion attempt by the Modi government to take away attention from the Northeast where violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill are underway.

As part of CAB push, Delhi BJP leaders head to Majnu ka Tilla

December 13, 2019 10:56 am

With around 130 households, the camp has 700-odd refugees who fled Pakistan starting 2010 due to “religious persecution” and came to India on tourist and pilgrimage visas.

Speaking Sanskrit keeps diabetes, cholesterol in control: BJP MP in Lok Sabha

December 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Speaking during the debate on the Sanskrit Central Universities Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha, Singh claimed as per a research done by a US-based academic institution, speaking in Sanskrit can have a number of health benefits.

No reason for people of Assam to be concerned: CM Sonowal on CAB protests

December 12, 2019 6:56 pm

“Whatever violent incidents took place during the course of these protests yesterday (Wednesday), Assam's peaceful society has criticised in the strictest terms... People of Assam want peace,” Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal said.

Bill wrecks Constitution... targets Muslims: Oppn parties unite to speak up on CAB

December 12, 2019 6:52 am

The nearly eight-hour fiery debate saw the Opposition opposing the controversial Bill on several grounds. The Congress, which led the charge, focused largely on Constitutional aspects.

Brute majority

December 13, 2019 11:30 am

Poisonous Citizenship Amendment Bill should have been stopped in the House. The Judiciary must rise to the Constitution’s defence

CAB protests: Situation very tense, people worried and confused, admit Assam BJP MPs

December 12, 2019 7:00 am

Three party MPs from Assam told The Indian Express that there is a “lot of misunderstanding over the Bill” but stressed that “this is not the way to protest”.


Article 370 'scrapped': BJP supporters celebrate across the country

August 07, 2019 9:36 am

Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.

Scenes from Rashtrapati Bhavan as PM Modi and Cabinet of ministers take oath

May 31, 2019 8:44 am

Narendra Modi was sworn-in as Prime Minister for a second five-year term Thursday evening. Ahead of the ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and visited the National War Museum.

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Meet the key winners

May 24, 2019 12:35 pm

The results of the 17th Lok Sabha elections, which were held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19, were declared on Thursday. Here’s a list of all the key winners.

BJP workers celebrate as Narendra Modi leads party to massive win

May 24, 2019 11:28 am

BJP Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Celebrations LIVE Updates: As the trends came in, pointing to another tenure of Narendra Modi as prime minister, celebrations broke out in the BJP's party offices across the country with people dancing to the sounds of drums.

Big fight: Rahul Gandhi, Nitin Gadkari, Kanhaiya Kumar among key candidates

May 24, 2019 11:09 am

Spread across seven phases, the bitterly contested Lok Sabha election spanned from April 11 to May 19. As the results start pouring in, let's take a look at some of the prominent candidates.

Exit polls predict another term for Modi, Congress far away from majority mark

May 22, 2019 10:09 am

The BJP-led NDA government is projected to get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha elections, according to various exit poll results telecast after the mammoth seven-phase polls came to an end on Sunday.

Calm after storm: Delhi women candidates unwind after hectic campaign

May 15, 2019 10:17 am

After being soaked in hectic election campaigns and rallies for Delhi Lok Sabha polls, the women candidates unwinded in varied ways like running daily errands, spending time with family or reading their favourite book.

A day after Modi's show of strength in mega roadshow, PM files nomination from Varanasi

April 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Senior leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the BJP by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

April 17, 2019 10:36 am

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.

Hema Malini's colourful election campaign

April 10, 2019 9:47 am

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini is re-contesting from the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh this year after her win in 2014.


Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

December 22, 2018 10:30 am

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

‘The notion that your neighbour is your kin, regardless of faith, is a real thing in South India’

December 16, 2018 4:21 pm

Historian Rajmohan Gandhi talks about the need to chronicle Southern history and why he feels that the region is ‘losing voice’ in Delhi. In a discussion with journalists from Indian Express, he calls the recent lynchings ‘tragic, shameful’.

BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

December 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

December 11, 2018 6:36 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

December 10, 2018 8:21 pm

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

December 10, 2018 7:36 pm

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

December 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

November 29, 2018 11:22 am

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Speech analysis: How Amit Shah is toning down his attack on illegal migrants

November 22, 2018 2:07 pm

As they say, timing is key. And an analysis of BJP President Amit Shah shows that before a key event across the border, he has dialed down his ferocious speeches against illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

November 20, 2018 11:37 am

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.