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Former WWE wrestler ‘The Great Khali’ joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Professional wrestler and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Dalip Singh Rana, better known as ‘The Great Khali’, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Khali visited the party headquarters in Delhi on Thursday. His inclusion comes ahead

BJP leader upset over advertisement featuring Aamir Khan

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has raised objections against an advertisement featuring Bollywood star Aamir Khan in which he has raised awareness against bursting crackers. Aamir Khan has recently acted in an advertisement in which he is seen promoting a tyre.

Modi’s U-turn on IoK

Indian Prime Minister Modi will hold an all-parties meeting with Kashmiri political leaders in New Delhi where the revocation of the autonomous status of the region and fresh elections are on the cards. The meeting is certainly a walk back

Modi’s BJP suffers setback after losing West Bengal election

KOLKATA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party suffered a setback when it lost the fiercely contested polls in West Bengal. Over the past month, India held its biggest democratic exercise in two years, with 175 million people eligible to

Saffron wave in Hyderabad

The saffron wave continues to spread across India. Its next target is the Muslim-majority historical city of Hyderabad where municipal elections have been held. The BJP is spreading its hate-filled Hindutva ideology and is making inroads further south in the

India’s opposition seeks probe into Facebook’s treatment of Modi’s party

NEW DELHI India’s main opposition Congress party has called for a parliamentary panel to investigate favourable treatment by Facebook’s India team towards the country’s ruling party. Citing a report published a leading US daily, the party said employees of Facebook

India repeats itself

11th December 2019 marked a key event in the recent political history of South Asia. India – the region’s de facto power – enacted a federal law amending the Citizenship Act 1955, confirming the fears of Muslim communities, civil societies

Deteriorating conditions of Indian Muslims

Progressive thinkers including myself used to criticise the partition project on the basis of religion and  romanticise the secular nature of the Indian constitution which bestows equal rights to its subjects irrespective of caste, creed, and religion. However, since Modi’s

BJP suffers crushing defeat as AAP sweep Delhi state polls

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was giving a crushing defeat in the crucial Delhi state elections amid ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act and divisive policies. The ruling Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made a

Modi’s BJP party defeat shows outrage against CAA in Delhi polls

NEW DELHI: In Modi’s first electoral test since violent anti-government demonstrations erupted nearly two months ago, India’s ruling party was expected to lose an important state election, the vote count revealed on Tuesday. The demonstrations, in which at least 25

A jolt to Modi

Progressive voices in India are alive and are set to deliver a huge blow to the fascist BJP government in the crucial Delhi state elections. Exit polls suggest that the Aam Admi Party (AAP) led by maverick anti-corruption campaigner Arwind

Indian SC gives BJP govt more time to explain citizenship act

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court rejected appeals on Wednesday to postpone the enforcement of new citizenship law, ruling that a five-judge constitutional bench was needed to hear all the legal challenges which critics said discriminate against Muslims. The Indian Supreme

Dissent in India

For more than a month now, men and women, both young and old, have gathered in large numbers outside university campuses and in the streets across India to protest the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act. New voices have emerged from within

Indian govt defends controversial citizenship law through video

NEW DELHI: The ruling Indian government has officially released an advertisement of an animated video across the country in which the party has defended the controversial citizenship law. India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party earlier launched a video with animated Muslim

Anti-Muslim citizenship bill

India has taken another step towards being a Hindu state by introducing a controversial citizenship act. The legislation fits into the Hindutva agenda of the fascist Modi government to marginalise the 200 million Muslims in India The bill seeks to

BJP accused of being financed by gangster Dawood Ibrahim

NEW DELHI: India’s incumbent government has been accused of being financed by underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Read more: Will no longer allow water to Pakistan: Indian PM Modi The recent reports from Indian news have revealed that the Bhartiya Janta

NCP chief Sharad Pawar will meet Narendra Modi today

New Delhi: Amid Maharashtra stalemate, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament. NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik confirmed that the meeting will take place at 12 pm at the Parliament. “Nationalist Congress

BJP leader ousted from summit for interrupting Suri over IoK speech

PHNOM PENH: Security ousted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Joly from the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 after he angrily tried to interrupt the speech of National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. According to details, Vijay Joly angrily

Srinagar mayor placed under house arrest for criticising India

Srinagar: Mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu was placed under house arrest after returning from New Delhi on Tuesday. Mattu criticized BJP led government for repealing Article 370. The Indian News Website, Quint Reported. As per media reports Mattu was placed