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  • BJP heads for defeat in Delhi election

    India's ruling party is projected to lose a key state election, the vote count showed, in its first electoral test since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago.

  • JP Nadda elected new BJP chief

    Seasoned politician Jagat Prakash Nadda is elected unopposed as the President of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is set to be handed over the baton by his powerful predecessor and Indian Home Minister Amit Shah.

  • Assam NRC

    Assam NRC puts BJP in quandary

    The final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which left out around 19.6 lakh people in Assam, puts India’s and the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a quandary.

  • Modi’s cabinet: Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath defence

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is appointed India’s new Home Minister as Prime Minister Narendra Modi allocates portfolios a day after being sworn in for a second straight term as the head of government.

  • Amit Shah to be part of Narendra Modi’s cabinet

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah is all set to be inducted into the cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi who will be sworn in for a second straight term at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

  • Cabinet calls: Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani among top names

    All eyes are on the Cabinet that will take oath with Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in India.

  • Lok Sabha Election 2019: Gloomiest phase for Gandhis

    The Congress helmed by its President Rahul Gandhi, his sister and General Secretary Priyanka Vadra and their mother Sonia Gandhi today stared at one of the gloomiest phases for the party after the Bharatiya Janata Party won a historic mandate in parliamentary elections. The Gandhis

  • Modi vows citizenship to Bangladeshi minorities if re-elected

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto for upcoming parliamentary polls that says all trade movement with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan will be conducted through integrated check-posts after completion of 14 more such check-posts by next four years.

  • Modi's dilemma: Hindutva or Vikas?

    Hardline Hindutva or livelihood issues? Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is in the throes of an internal debate about which of the two issues should occupy a

  • Indian media slams Amit Shah

    'Termite' Remarks: Indian media blasts BJP president

    Indian media yesterday came down heavily on ruling Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah for terming illegal immigrants from Bangladesh “termites” and “vermin” and said it “coarsens discourse and deepens divides” and risks “ruining relations” with the neighbour.

  • Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

    Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns

    Chief Minister of India’s Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti resigns today after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ends its alliance with People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

  • Modi's party emerges strongest in southern India state poll

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is set to win the largest number of seats in a big southern state election, giving him momentum for a re-election bid next year and opening a path for more reforms.

  • Yashwant Sinha quits BJP saying India's democracy in danger

    One of India's best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quits the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is undermining democratic institutions.

  • Awami League leaders visit India

    19-member AL team to visit India tomorrow

    A 19-member delegation of the ruling Awami League-led by its general secretary Obaidul Quader is going to India responding to an invitation of the Indian ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Is a federal party possible?

    When former Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that they would not allow the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to return to power, she hinted at joint action on the part of the Opposition. It also means that she does not want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to run for a second term. On its own, the Congress does not have the numbers to pose any threat to the BJP-run government or Modi.

  • BJP backs Ram Nath Kovind for president of India

    India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) proposes that Ram Nath Kovind, a politician from a low caste, become the next president, its top strategist says, in a move to consolidate the party's support among poorer voters.

  • West Bengal and Assam election results and its impact on Bangladesh

    The Election Commission in India needs to be congratulated for conducting a free and fair election in Assam and West Bengal, among others, as no party has alleged any rigging in the outcome of elections. Both Trinomool Congress and BJP did much better than expected in the two states.

  • How to read the State Assembly elections results in India?

    The recent elections to four Indian states and one union territory are being interpreted by many as the march of the BJP and the decline of the Congress party.

  • The receding of the Congress tide

    The pattern of voting and the places where the BJP has won show that the party has uprooted a well-entrenched Congress. What it means in real terms is not the success of the BJP's ideology but people's exasperation over corruption in the Congress.

  • Mamata, Jayalalithaa retain power, BJP wins Assam, Left bags Kerala

    West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress crushes the opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  • West Bengal Assembly elections

    Mamata, Jayalalithaa set to retain power, BJP takes Assam

    For the first time in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to form government in the northern state of Assam.

  • Money makes the mare go

    Understandably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a panel of officials from the income-tax department, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Enforcement Directorate to probe the matter and apportion responsibility. Yet, nothing concrete would come out of it because the persons connected with the dealings have political clout.

  • Hema Malini accused of 'land-grabbing' for dance school

    Bollywood dreamgirl Hema Malini's plans to start a dance academy on a plot of land in Mumbai's Andheri area hit a roadblock on Thursday, as an RTI activist accuses her of land-grabbing.

  • Unimportance of awards

    This charge will remain because the selection is done by people who are nominated by the government. You can include the opposition leader in the selection panel, but he or she would be in the minority.

  • Jammu and Kashmir to get first woman chief minister

    Chief of People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti is chosen as the next Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • BJP thrashed in Bihar

    The Grand Alliance called Mahagatbandhan of three parties led by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav humiliated the BJP-led NDA in the Bihar...

  • Has Modi's magic waned?

    Whether or not the Narendra Modi magic has waned or whether the strategy of campaigning has been faulty, the fact remains that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has been routed in Bihar.

  • Modi’s BJP defeated in Bihar polls

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party has been defeated in a stunning outcome to the electoral battle in the country's third-most populous state Bihar where a coalition of regional parties led by Nitish Kumar swept back to power.


    India's religious pluralism is looking less secure every day. It's a turning point for India, a country that has taken pride in being a secular democracy where citizens...

  • India’s most polarizing animal

    This is not the first time the cow has become mixed up with politics. Conflicts over cow slaughter sparked religious riots in India.