Assam tackling illegal migration, Bengal is not: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday while praising the BJP-led Assam government for strongly tackling illegal migration, alleged that the West Bengal government was not cooperating with the Centre in dealing with the problem. Addressing a public rally to mark the first anniversary of the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led NDA government in Assam, Shah said … Read more

Nitish Kumar says he gives ‘no importance’ to Prashant Kishor’s assessment of his performance

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday asserted that he attached “no importance” to his administration’s uncharitable assessment of Prashant Kishor, who has taken the political plunge giving up his earlier role of a backroom operator for other players. Kumar was asked by journalists about the remarks of Kishor, popularly known as PK, who on … Read more

Shah reviving CAA to hide failure of not fulfiling poll promise: CPI(M)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was reviving the issue of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to hide the BJP‘s failure to give credence to its pre-poll promise of implementing it, the CPI(M) claimed on Friday. CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty claimed that Shah’s reiteration that CAA will be implemented in West Bengal was … Read more

India story gone awry | Book review | To Kill a Democracy: India’s Passage to Despotism

A disturbing read citing many instances of democracy failures with ruinous social consequences. By Amitabh Ranjan Aishwarya Reddy, 19, daughter of a tailor mother and a motor mechanic father, broke through formidable social barriers to get a seat for a major in mathematics at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. In November last year, this bright … Read more

Shantanu Thakur likely to meet Amit Shah, JP Nadda over Matua issue

Minister of State (MoS) Shantanu Thakur is likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President J P Nadda on Monday on the Matua issue and also likely to discuss suspended BJP leaders Joy Prakash Majumdar and Ritesh Tiwari. Thakur is likely to meet Nadda and union home minister after the budget. … Read more

Allahabad HC sets aside proceedings against Kafeel Khan for Aligarh speech

The Allahabad High Court has set aside criminal proceedings against suspended pediatrician of BRD Medical College Kafeel Khan for a speech that he gave in Aligarh during anti-CAA protests. The judgement comes almost a year after the HC had dismissed charges against Khan under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) , which was also slapped … Read more

View: Modi’s principal challenges are likely to be less internal, more external

Narendra Modi’s term in office has entered an interesting new phase, one where his principal challenges are likely to be less internal, more external. In fact, even what may traditionally appear domestic — be it Kashmir, farm laws or the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) — would acquire political relevance largely through the traction they get … Read more

Cong always backed illegal migrants, BJP checked cross-border influx: Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the Congress has always sided with the illegal immigrants while his government has managed to plug all cross-border infiltration and protect the identity of the Assam people. Even as anti-CAA sentiments linger, the CM told ET that the BJP has protected all communities and there have been … Read more

Mamata Banerjee should come out with white paper on killings, CAA will be implemented: Amit Shah

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Friday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to come out with a white paper on the political killings in the state and wondered why the state government has not sent the statistics of crime to the National Crime Record Bureau. Stating that the Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented, Shah … Read more

CAA delayed by coronavirus, to be implemented soon, says BJP chief JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda said Monday that the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the law will be implemented soon. JP Nadda said the party is committed to the execution of the CAA. Addressing party workers at a meeting in West Bengal, … Read more