Category archives: Politics

'Why is the PM silent on Padmaavat?'

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s most outspoken member of Parliament has implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak out on the Padmaavat controversy. “Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are being criticised for not coming out to openly condemn the protests against Padmaavat. But why must we in the entertainment industry be expected to take a stand on political issues when the honourable prime minister is quiet?” asks Shatrughan Sinha. “Mr […]

'I just don't like Muslim people': Donald Trump's apointee Carl Higbie quits after CNN unearths racist rants

A US official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show he used to host, the news network reported. Carl Higbie resigned from his post as external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to a statement from CNCS spokeswoman Samantha Jo Warfield, CNN said. Higbie, the CNCS – an agency that […]

Indian constitution is the greatest public policy, says Justice Chelameswar

Justice Chelameswar, one of the top four judges who dissented against the Chief Justice of India over allocation of cases, on Saturday asked the youth to value the constitution, the biggest public policy document which was prepared after sacrifices of numerous freedom fighters. Chalmeshwar said, “The greatest public policy is the Indian constitution itself and the centre which created it is the Constituent Assembly.” Talking about the relevance of the […]

According to me, Modi, Hegde, Amit Shah are not Hindus: Prakash Raj Hits out at PM, BJP

“They say I’m anti-Hindu… No. I am anti-Modi, I am anti-Hegde, I am anti-Amit Shah. And according to me, they’re not Hindus.” With these words, Prakash Raj is once again in the eye of a storm. The actor was part of a panel discussion at the India Today South Conclave on Thursday, moderated by India Today anchor Rahul Kanwal. Along with him on the stage were actor Vishal, director Sasidharan […]

20 Delhi AAP MLAs face disqualification: All you need to Know about 'Office of Profit' case

The Election Commission of India is learnt to have recommended to the President of India the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for holding office of profit. In its opinion sent to President Ram Nath Kovind, the Election Commission reportedly said that by becoming parliamentary secretaries, they held office of profit and were liable to be disqualified as MLAs of the Delhi Assembly. What is Office of Profit case? […]

Will solution to Supreme Court crisis come today? Here are 10 developments so far

When will the crisis within the Supreme Court be resolved? Even though the Bar Council of India assured things will be fine soon, Chief Justice Dipak Misra is yet to reach out to the four rebel SC judges. With the Bar Council scheduled to address a press conference on Monday afternoon, here’s a quick look at the top developments in the CJI vs SC judges case: 1. A seven-member BCI […]

Democracy At Stake, Things Not In Order: 4 Supreme Court Judges - 10 Points

Democracy in India is at stake, said four senior Supreme Court judges today as they went public with complaints against the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. The “rebel” judges – the four most-senior at the top court after the Chief Justice – said that “things are not in order” with what they described as “the administration of the Supreme Court”. An independent judiciary is essential for a functioning democracy, […]

Not targeting media or shooting the messenger: UIDAI's full statement on FIR against reporter who exposed Aadhaar leaks

An FIR was registered against a journalist from The Tribune newspaper after a report on how easily Aadhaar data could be leaked went viral on social media, the Indian Express reported. According to reports, UIDAI – the governing body that handles Aadhaar data – sent a letter to newspaper, demanding to know if the reporter could view fingerprints and iris details with Aadhaar number. After coming for severe criticism, UIDAI […]

Vladimir Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Launches Presidential Bid

As a presidential campaign with predictable results kicks off in Russia, opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced his dark-horse bid despite the government’s warnings that he will be disqualified before the ballots are printed for the March election. In a small forest and dacha community on the outskirts of Moscow, exactly 742 supporters raised small red voting cards in support of the whistleblower turned opposition leader, who over the past half-decade […]

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad lodged in Ranchi's Birsa Munda jail

A special CBI court in Ranchi convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in one of the six fodder scam cases on Saturday. Lalu, alongwith 15 others, has been found guilty while former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and five others were acquitted in the case. The sentencing will be on January 3, 2018. The fodder scam is a collective term for a set of 64 cases, of which […]