India  /  Published 16.08.22

Spotlight on broken promises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to the country on Monday to empower women, fight corruption and stay united might reflect noble objectives but his record suggests a credibility crisis, par...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.08.22

Fascists’ fear of a ‘next govt’ drives vendetta

Stopping the ascendancy of Hindutva will necessitate looking beyond neo-liberalism, with the broadest possible unity of non-BJP political parties around the twin agendas of restoration of democracy an...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta

India  /  Published 15.08.22

Govt hurting federal values: KCR

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday tore into the ruling BJP at the Centre over the freebies debate, alleging it was "insulting" to dub welfare schemes as freebies. Rao, ...
By PTI in Hyderabad

India  /  Published 15.08.22

Sonia Gandhi slams 'self-obsessed' govt

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday alleged that a "self-obsessed" government is hell-bent on "trivialising" the sacrifices of freedom fighters and the party will strongly op...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.08.22

When bulldozers flatten homes, where do we fly the Tricolour?

The TV anchor onscreen gleefully informed us: “Crores of flags have been sold.” The 75th year of Indian Independence will be celebrated in style. The flags need not be hand-spun khadi any ...
By Banojyotsna Lahiri


India  /  Published 15.08.22

Partition ‘fodder’ for hate

The Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of looking to use the traumatic experience of Partition as “fodder” for his current political battles that are sustained by fuel...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.22

Display picture shows TMC-BJP link: Rivals

The conspicuous absence of several distinguished luminaries of the Independence movements such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad from a collage of freedom fighters th...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 15.08.22

Social media gag on govt staff

The Meghalaya government has directed its employees against airing their views in the press or social media, which are critical of any of its “recent” policy or action. Non-complianc...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 14.08.22

Rajasthan: Thrashed Dalit boy cremated

A nine-year-old Dalit boy who died after allegedly being thrashed by his school teacher in Rajasthan's Jalore district was cremated on Sunday, amid tension at his village where some "outsider...
By PTI in Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.22

BJP bent on destroying my image: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led Centre, questioning the reason behind the CBI arrest of TMC leader Anubrata Mondal, who is known to enjoy her trust. Mam...
By PTI in Calcutta


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