Liz Mathew


Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Tears, grief across political faultlines, state funeral today
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Thousands are expected to turn out Friday when his mortal remains will be taken in a procession from the BJP headquarters on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg to Smriti Sthal near Vijay Ghat in central Delhi.

Vajpayee’s comrades, LK Advani to Murli Manohar Joshi
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: A brief look at Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s close associates in the party and government, and where they are now.

When PM Vajpayee gave a young reporter special chance to ask her question
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Vajpayee was one of those rarest of rare politicians who would exude warmth. You get angry at him, his policies, the position of his party – but the moment you stand before him, it melts away

PM Modi looks back, sees 2019: I am impatient, restless…we are changing India’s image
Thu, Aug 16, 2018

PM Modi praises Vajpayee’s Kashmir line, no bullets, no abuse; focuses on women

BJP chief Amit Shah to Law Commission: Simultaneous polls can be implemented
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

In his eight-page letter to commission chairman Justice B S Chouhan, Shah argued that one election would check expenditure and ensure that the nation is not in “election mode” throughout the year.

Somnath Chatterjee, the ‘headmaster’ who rose above party lines to conduct Lok Sabha
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

At a time when we look for personalities who rise over partisan views and party affiliations at the constitutional posts, the demise of Somnath Chatterjee, the 14th Speaker of Lok Sabha, is a grave loss.

Govt yields: Triple talaq FIR only by victim, blood relatives
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Announcing the changes approved Thursday by the Cabinet, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government did not want “anyone to misuse the law while ensuring that justice is done”.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election: BJP claims it has numbers, Congress says fight still on
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Crucial for the election are the votes of the nine members from BJD, which BJP leaders said would be cast for the NDA candidate.

PM Modi: Brought ‘August Kranti’ with OBC, SC/ST Bills for ‘social justice’
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Pointing out that the government was quick in bringing the legislation to strengthen the law to prevent atrocities against Dalits, Modi told party MPs during BJP Parliamentary Party meeting that the ongoing Monsoon Session will be remembered for steps taken by his government for social justice. 

Monday in Lok Sabha: Congress MP throws books, Telugu Desam Party member tears papers
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s reluctance to respond to her allegation — that evidence got destroyed in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case — provoked Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to give constitutional status to OBC panel, Congress criticised
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

The passage of the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, making NCBC a panel with full powers to safeguard rights and interests of the OBCs, could give a fillip to the BJP’s attempts to posture itself as a party that stands for backward communities.

Ram Madhav: NRC limited to Assam, but all Rohingya will be deported
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

BJP General Secretary and in-charge of the party’s affairs in the northeast, Ram Madhav told The Indian Express said that though NRC had the word ‘national’ in its name, its mandate was only for Assam only as of now.

Amit Shah draws NRC line: Security prime, all parties must clear stand on illegals
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Amit Shah asked the Congress and TMC to spell their stand on Assam's draft National Register of Citizens,

‘Double badhai’ to ‘immature’ Opposition for trust vote: PM to MPs during BJP Parliamentary Party Meet
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

PM Modi, who was felicitated by MPs and ministers for the win in no-trust motion, is learnt to have said that opposition parties are now trying to “save their skin” by raising “unnecessary issues” against the BJP-led NDA government.

Assam NRC draft: BJP says West Bengal is next stop
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

“If the final draft (of the National Register of Citizens) in Assam found 40 lakh illegal residents, the number could run into crores in West Bengal. In Assam, the Supreme Court has monitored it. This can be done in West Bengal too,” Kailash Vijayvargiya said.

Eminence tag: Rs 1,000 crore govt grant only for IITs, IISc, says Prakash Javadekar
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

To TMC’s Saugata Roy, who asked whether the HRD Ministry will reconsider the decision with regard to Jio Institute, Prakash Javadekar said it has “nothing to do with the government”

Assam NRC: No one will go to detention camps, assures CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Sonowal also said that there should not be any insecurity or fear among people because “the entire NRC is being carried out in an impartial, transparent and meticulous manner, and would continue to remain the same”.

Sarbananda Sonowal interview: ‘Final NRC will be win-win situation for all’
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

The government of India has already said that before taking any steps on the Bill, the people of Assam would be taken into confidence, said CM Sarbananda Sonowal.

Confessions in churches being misused, govt should end it, says national women’s panel
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

The National Commission for Women (NCW), submitting a report on the two sex scandals in churches in Kerala, has recommended the government should abolish confessions in churches as “they come in the way of security and safety of women.”

Govt assures flood-hit Kerala: No discrimination
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Rijiju said he has visited the flood-hit areas and appreciated efforts taken by the district administration.