Hinduism is a lifeline and a rich tradition that cannot flow in the veins of those who justify killing cows and eat beef.” Thus began UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s address to a crowd of over 4,000 people in a packed outdoor venue at Vijayanagar in Bangalore on Sunday.
Repercussions of Monday’s violence in Pune that broke out at an event where the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle was being commemorated, spread across other districts in Maharashtra on Tuesday.
In the light of the BJP-IPFT alliance announced on Friday for the Tripura Assembly elections to be held on 18 February, the INPT (Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura) has decided to unite all other indigenous parties and will try to form a grand alliance with Congress to counter the BJP’s move and overthrow the CPM[…]
Darjeeling, West Bengal: Blanket internet ban in Darjeeling to impair the communication and coordination of those agitating for a separate state, has also stifled reportage of the unrest from ground zero.
Saharanpur: There has seldom been any love lost between the Thakurs and Dalits of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. And the death of Sachin Walia on the afternoon of 9 May, a member of the Dalit Bhim Army in the district, from a bullet wound has raised the hackles of both communities again in this sensitive region.
Bhubaneswar: It has turned out to be a tall claim by the Narendra Modi government – that it had brought electricity to the remotest villages in the country through its rural electrification programme.
Bengaluru: At the top level, there is the war of words, Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi, Siddaramaiah versus Amit Shah. While at the ground level, it seems to be a war of manifestos. The Congress released its manifesto recently in Mangaluru, which contained separate sections and promises for the state’s five main regions — coastal, old[…]
Bengaluru: Contrary to popular perception and probably in variance with the situation in several other states, Karnataka has never exhibited a clear caste-wise preference in voting patterns
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: On Wednesday, police caned students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and on Friday, internet was suspended in the district. While it is Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait — mounted in the student union hall — that is in the eye of the storm, professors and students hold the right-wing responsible for creating chaos over[…]