Opinion  /  Published 09.10.21

Vallabhbhai Patel and the peasantry

In 1931, the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress was held in the port city of Karachi. Vallabhbhai Patel was elected president. Early in his address, Patel remarked: “You have called ...
By Ramachandra Guha

India  /  Published 05.10.21

Youth killed, Hindu group activists held

Seven people linked to a Right-wing Hindu organisation and a Hindu girl’s father have been detained after the dismembered body of a Muslim youth was found near a railway track in Belgaum last we...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.21

Bengal: Leftists back strike

Left activists blocked roads and railway tracks across Bengal on Monday in support of the Bharat Bandh, while normal life remained largely unaffected in the state. Markets and shops were opened as us...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.09.21

Rajnath questions power politics

The developments in Afghanistan raised questions about role of power politics and the use of terrorism as a tool to change State structures and behaviour, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturd...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.09.21

Punjab gets first Dalit CM in Charanjit Singh Channi

Central observers Ajay Maken and Harish Chowdhary and the general secretary in charge of the state, Harish Rawat, then began seeking the views of individual MLAs. But state leaders like finance minis...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.21

Assault cry against Bengal BJP leader

A homeguard was allegedly slapped by a BJP leader who arrived at the NRS hospital morgue on Thursday afternoon to claim the body of a party worker. A TV footage shows a man resembling BJP leader Debd...
By Our Special Correspondent in Sealdah

Books  /  Published 10.09.21

The outsider in the charmed circle

The story of Baru’s unputdownable book is my story too. To describe this book as “unputdownable” is to borrow the original description of this newspaper when it was launched by one o...
By K.P. Nayar

India  /  Published 07.09.21

Baghel's father sent to jail

The Raipur Police have arrested Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar Baghel from Delhi in a case registered against him for allegedly making derogatory remarks against a ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Raipur

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.21

Visva: 30 teachers protest against VC

A group of 30 Visva-Bharati teachers on Monday evening participated in an open protest, demanding the removal of vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty and vowed to be with the ongoing students’ mov...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.21

Agra: Changes in the heartland

Agra’s majestic Mughal heritage illustrates the ideological contestations shaping urban politics in the heartland state of Uttar Pradesh. Hindu nationalist ideologues portrayed the Mughals as fo...
By Ravi Shankar Jayaram


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