Ravish Tiwari


Independence Day 2018: PM Modi’s speech underlines he’s acted with pace and purpose, impatient to do more
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

In his characteristic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last speech from Red Fort before seeking a fresh mandate in 2019 sought to project that he has provided an assured stewardship of the leap of faith taken by the electorate in him in 2014.

From promises to work, PM Narendra Modi’s four Independence Day speeches to 125 crore Indians
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Through his repeated invocations to Mother India (2014), Team India (2015) and New India (2017), Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s referred to his fellow “125 crore” Indians 31 times during his previous four speeches from the Red Fort.

Karunanidhi: Champion of social justice who left his mark in Delhi
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Be it Lalu, Mulayam or Ram Vilas Paswan, the leaders of the Hindi heartland who championed the cause of social justice always viewed Karunanidhi as an icon and guardian. Paswan said the DMK patriarch had a major role in implementing the Mandal Commission report. 

Justice KM Joseph’s downgrade: AG Venugopal met CJI Dipak Misra, Govt claims it followed all-India seniority
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Justice Joseph is also the longest-serving Chief Justice of any high court in India and will have a tenure until June 16, 2023.

Deadlock to end, Govt clears Supreme Court Collegium’s move to elevate Justice KM Joseph
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

This move assumes significance in the wake of the public standoff between the Government and judiciary over the issue of appointments in the higher judiciary.

40 lakh not in register cannot be called illegal, says Assam official behind NRC
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Assam NRC: The man at the centre of the NRC exercise said that only a “judicial scrutiny” can establish whether a person can be called an illegal migrant or not.

‘This exercise touches lives and souls of every individual in Assam, should not allow any misinformation’: Prateek Hajela, NRC state coordinator
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Any speculation in a legal process is absolutely uncalled for. It would not be appropriate on my part to make speculative estimates, says Prateek Hajela

No-confidence motion: How PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi pitched their lines for 2019
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Speaking ahead of the Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi refrained from referring to ‘secularism’, invoking instead the theme of protecting ‘Ambedkar’s Constitution’ as the main narrative to indicate his broad theme for the 2019 campaign.

Government walked BJP tightrope on Section 377: said yes — and a no as well
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The carefully drafted affidavit filed before the Constitution Bench reserved its right to object to anything “other than” Section 377 if it were to be considered during the course of adjudication.

Supreme Court spells out ‘moral’ message: Trust vital between Centre, states
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The verdict finds particular resonance given today’s fractured politics where functionaries at the Centre and states are often locked in a fierce political contest.

Government set to announce highest increase in MSP for paddy crop
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

The massive hike in MSP is one of the two (the other being Rs 5-lakh health protection cover for over 10 crore families) major schemes announced by the Modi government as it enters the last lap of its term.

Jammu-Kashmir: BJP ends its alliance with PDP, cites national interest, security slide
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Blaming the PDP for the fall of the alliance government, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, told reporters in New Delhi that “continuance in the government had become untenable... responsibility for this kind of scenario lies with the other side”.

Jammu-Kashmir: BJP pulls out of Mehbooba Mufti government, says alliance with PDP untenable
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

The BJP, which has been championing abolition of Article 370, had entered into an alliance with PDP, which was perceived as soft towards separatists within the BJP, after protracted negotiation in 2015.

United, they?
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

1971, 1977, 1989 — the Opposition united to take on the ruling behemoth with mixed results. Does history point to what the future holds? The Indian Express goes back to explain what the emerging battlelines for 2019 may mean

Rafale fighter deal on CAG radar, GSTN too
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

The figure of Rs 525 crore or approximately Euro 79 million per Rafale aircraft which Opposition parties were citing, government sources had said, was based on the manufacturer’s 2007 bid at the then exchange rate (I Euro = Rs 66.60).

On ICICI Bank charges, Centre makes it clear: Will not interfere
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

The remarks by the official, who is aware of the government’s position on the issue, is significant since the government has a nominee on the bank’s board.

Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll result: Behind RLD win are Jats, Muslims who stepped over riot faultlines to vote together
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Present in 10 Lok Sabha seats, RLD key factor if votes pooled

Prohibition in Bihar: Why Nitish Kumar says no to liquor
Thu, May 31, 2018

Prohibition In Bihar: After quotas in local body polls, bicycles for schoolgirls, prohibition was his idea for carving out a new political constituency of women. Two years on, it has paid off: more women vote than men in Bihar.

Politics is not about hatred; BJP is not afraid of Opposition unity, says Rajnath Singh
Thu, May 31, 2018

Rajnath Singh listed the achievements of the government, and said that the opposition parties were getting together as they “need each other’s support”, but the BJP “is not scared”.

Rajnath Singh interview: ‘Opposition parties need each other’s support… we are not scared’
Mon, May 28, 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the government’s achievements, Kashmir, Maoists and the 2019 challenge.