Ravish Tiwari

Articles By Ravish Tiwari

A new Lal: Manohar Lal Khattar holds steady in Haryana

A few months ago, BJP won all 10 LS seats and more than half the votes in Haryana. However, it is not this alone that is holding Manohar Lal Khattar steady. From a feeble, divided Opposition to a successful job hiring scheme and appeal of Art 370, The Indian Express travels across the state to find out why BJP is sitting pretty

Amid trade negotiations, RSS chief cautions Govt: Don’t yield too much

Bhagwat invoked Dattopant Thengadi to advocate Swadeshi, and suggested that the country “create and expand trade relations with the world on the basis of our strength and terms”.

Yogi Adityanath interview: ‘People now have faith that if I work as per law, I will get security, government will support me’

September 19 is the halfway mark of Yogi Adityanath’s term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Last week, at his residence, he spoke to The Indian Express on the work done — and the task ahead.

Yogi Adityanath interview: ‘If need be, Uttar Pradesh can look at NRC in phases… Assam an example’

Speaking to The Indian Express in an interview, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government will “respect” the verdict in the Ayodhya case that is being heard in the Supreme Court.

NRC final list released: 17 resolutions later, tally steals BJP’s migrant bogey thunder

While underscoring that people excluded from the NRC will not be deported as this “option is not on the table”, a senior government source said that the NRC exercise would not be attempted in other states.

Farewell Arun Jaitley: Firefighter goes down fighting

The body of Jaitley, 66, will be taken to the BJP headquarters on Sunday morning for leaders to pay their last respects. The cremation will be held in Delhi in the afternoon.

Explained: What fertility rate data show

PM has flagged ‘challenges’ posed by India’s ‘population explosion’. While India is expected to soon overtake China as the world’s most populous country, the total fertility rate has been falling almost everywhere in India

PM Modi flags population boom: Fertility rate falling, 7 key states over India average

Seven states — UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand — that account for about 45 per cent of the total population in the 2011 Census, recorded a higher TFR than the national average.

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech: Decisive against protracted issues, solicits people’s participation

Speaking to the country on Independence Day, PM Modi appeared to use the opportunity for a larger objective to wipe off the hangover of socialist outlook of the past when he told the nation that “unless wealth is created, we can not distribute wealth” and consequently the wealth creators should not always be suspect in public eyes.

Modi brings 2014, 2019 election themes to table: Focus on growth and opportunity

Referring to hope, aspiration and opportunity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the people of J&K that withdrawing the state’s special status was not about claiming territory but an instrument for their development and prosperity.

No chest-thumping please, long haul ahead: PM Modi’s message to party

The Prime Minister, according to this source, reminded his ministerial colleagues that being the ruling party, BJP leaders should be aware of the “repercussions” of such a decision and its effect on a section of people.

Sushma Swaraj passes away

Youngest Minister in 1977 to External Affairs in 2019, BJP’s fighter-in-chief blended grit and grace.

Stripping J&K of its special status: Ideological project began with Shyama Prasad Mookerjee

For the BJP, Article 370 has been a lightning rod. But political compulsions forced it to keep it on the backburner when it had to run coalition governments during 1998-2004.

India moving: In the times of NRC, a look at where the migrants fit in

Census 2011 counted 14.2 crore migrants in the decade preceding it, intra-district to inter-state. Women moved for marriage, men for work, economic reforms drove the change, and Surat emerged as No. 3 destination while Chennai fell far behind.

Articles of Faith

Beliefs are flexible according to political expediency. As Prime Minister in the late ’90s, Vajpayee had suspended the political belief of the 1970s. But beliefs have a survival instinct that sustains them in adversity.

The first Budget, 5 years apart: From please-all to the $5-trillion dream

In 2014, then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced over two dozen schemes, many with a token allocation of around Rs 100 crore. Five years on, the confidence of a second term with an enhanced majority was apparent in Sitharaman’s speech, in which she avoided new announcements with token budgetary allocations

Criticism from the field: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman raises red flags over MPLADS

The MPLADS scheme was launched during the Narasimha Rao Government in 1993 ostensibly to provide funds for developmental works recommended by individual MPs.

On CMs’ table today: Plan to revamp permit-raj food laws

The proposal holds significance given that the EC Act arms the government with powers to impose stock limits and movement restrictions on agricultural commodities.

Each minister must have a 5-year plan: PM Modi to Cabinet

“Prime Minister’s vision, implementation and monitoring is very robust,” one of the sources said, suggesting that ministers have to be conscious about these parameters while drawing up five-year visions for their ministries.

Explained: BSP minus Samajwadi Party, between the lines

While calling off the alliance with SP, BSP chief Mayawati has blamed an erosion of SP’s Yadav votes. The fact, however, is that BSP did gain from the alliance in the Lok Sabha polls. What explains the announcement?