On the long, illustrious history of protest in India, and the moral duty of standing against injustice
Protest in India has a long and illustrious history. Until 72 years ago India was a colony ruled by Britain. The country gained freedom, and its people went from being imperial subjects to free citizens, because of a long series of protests. Mahatma Gandhi, who is still considered the father of the Indian nation, taught the people of this country the power of peaceful protest. Those lessons were not forgotten after Independence.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Hundreds of people queue outside leader's residence; some travel from other states to pay last respects
Hundreds of people queued up outside the residence of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi on Friday morning to pay their last respects to the departed leader.
Opposition flays idea of holding simultaneous polls, terms Law Commission proposal 'a complete misadventure'
The DMK was of "the firm opinion that the proposed call for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state legislatures goes against the Constitution."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday indicated that his government may bring in a legal framework under which doctors will have to prescribe generic medicines, which are cheaper than equivalent branded drugs, to patients.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday criticised Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his "Pakistan is hell" remark and sought to know whey he did not object when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leader LK Advani visited the neighbouring country
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a two-day visit to the US from 7 June during which he will address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress.
After triple rebuffs from Pakistan and China, India must connect the dots and prepare for antagonistic moves
Once we are done pillorying the PM and the NSA for having tried to engage with Pakistan, serious questions need to be asked about where all this is heading.
Sena criticises Modi's Lahore visit, says Pakistan's 'cursed' soil a death knell for politicians' careers
Citing examples of AB Vajpayee and LK Advani, Shiv Sena said that political careers of leaders who got too close to Pakistan have been on the wane.
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who created a flutter by voicing apprehensions of imposition of Emergency again in India, on Friday said he was against "one-man shows" in political parties and that today's leaders should be modest like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s.
The BJP chief has also made 40 senior leaders from across the country special invitees to the national executive.
The local administration has laid a three-tier security cordon around the twin cities of The local administration has laid a three-tier security cordon around the twin cities of Ayodhya and Faizabad.
Doval is now being compared to his celebrity predecessor Brajesh Mishra. But is this comparison fair? Is Doval more powerful than Mishra?
Advani has not been anywhere as lucky as Sonia. In fact, he has constantly been sidelined in the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) over the last five years. And unlike Sonia, who continues to enjoy the spoils of the hard-work of her husband's ancestors, Advani built the BJP right from scratch.
Opposition Congress on Monday mocked BJP over the visit of a Pakistani delegation to the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, believed to be a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the party leader Shankersinh Vaghela saying that the saffron party has apparently diluted its stand against Pakistan.
At Rajya Sabha discussion on Israel's aggression in Gaza, MPs ask govt not to reverse Vajpayee's foreign policy
Ties with China continue to be an "important item" in the priorities of the new Indian government, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Tuesday as China expressed its keenness to establish personal-level contacts with the country's new leadership.
BJP president Rajnath Singh broke the record of victory margin held by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he was declared victorious from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency.
Terming China as an "old friend" of India, BJP has sought to assure Beijing that it will make efforts to resolve the boundary dispute through amicable dialogue and ensure "better" bilateral relations if the party wins the general election.
He said that Vajpayee had even failed to handle Narendra Modi whom he wanted removed as Chief Minister in the wake of Gujarat riots in 2002.