Courting Hardik, ridiculing GST: Rahul Gandhi's blunders hurting Congress' prospects; party deserves better future
Congress's Gujarat campaign has been a test case of such myopic political behavior. Rahul Gandhi, on whom rests the party's future, has not only shown a marked inability to understand the bigger picture, he has also steadily eroded Congress's strengths.
At the end of his three-day visit to Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met tribal students and skilled workers in Godhara. Twitter@OfficeofRG
Swaraj at 70 Part 8: Politicising of human rights issues has pushed liberal discourse into corner, says Kalyani Menon-Sen
Firstpost spoke to Kalyani Menon-Sen about Swaraj, who has been a part of feminist struggles for human rights at the national and international level.
Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP government at Centre of subverting democracy and said the TMC will work with all opposition parties to oust the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Two recent events have brought up a subject the middle class does not like: Reservation. Union minister Ramdas Athawale has asked for reservation in cricket, saying that the Indian team has a poor record. If it were to include more communities, Athawale says, it could perform better. Before we look at the issue, let's look at the data. Is Athawale right in saying that India's national team loses more than it wins? The answer is: yes.
Adivasis played a major role in the fight against the colonial rule and the feudal system but their efforts, sacrifices have been forgotten, said Pinarayi Vijayan.
On a sunny, winter afternoon here on India’s eastern edge, in a land where mothers die in the highest proportion nationwide, a few men, children, and about 40 women–either pregnant or cradling infants–listened to a robust, articulate woman talk in the local Sadri dialect about a text message that could save their lives.
Many Americans felt offended by an order of their new president banning immigrants from seven nations. Donald Trump had made a campaign promise to end terrorism by stopping the entry of Muslims coming into the United States. He said this ban would remain till he could 'figure out what's going on'.
Mahasweta Devi was one of the first to bring adivasis into the literary limelight, long before it became fashionable to take up their cause.
Amnesty International India in its report — When Land Is Lost, Do We Eat Coal?: Coal Mining and Violations of Adivasi Rights in India — released in New Delhi on Wednesday has reported rampant violation of human rights in coal mining areas in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Rahul Gandhi alleged that not only in Chhattisgarh but in the entire country, farmers, Adivasis, Dalits and other weaker sections are being suppressed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused opposition parties of misleading people on the issue of tribal and forest land.
The recovered arms and ammunition include two improvised explosive devices, nine detonators, two 7.65 mm pistols, ten rounds of 7.65 mm ammunition, five rounds of 7.62 mm pistol ammunition and a packet of ball bearings, Assam Police IGP LR Bishnoi said.
The hypocrisy of BJP is evident from the fact that it didn’t shed tears when NDFB shot dead 50 Bengali-speaking Muslims in May last year in Assam.
The militant has been identified as Jailing alias Jagat Basumatary and carried a reward of Rs five lakh on his head for his alleged 'direct involvement' in the 23 December killing of adivasis in Pakhriguri area of the district, a police official said.
At least 81 people, mostly Adivasis, were killed in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, and Chirang districts by heavily-armed militants belonging to the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
Holding the bureaucrats responsible for the menace, Das said the root cause of naxalism was unemployment and lack of basic amenities, which the government was committed to address on priority basis.
The BJP leader also interacted with the inmates of six relief camps spread over Changmari, Malapara, Dakshin Haldibari areas of Kumargram and called upon the two governments of Assam and West Bengal to ensure their safe return by setting up Army pickets.
Around 2.11 lakh people taking shelter in relief camps in the affected districts of Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang and Udalguri gradually returning home, the chief minister said.