Action taken against Kerala BJP chief over communal remark

April 19, CPM leader VP Sivankutty filed a writ petition with the court, asking that the Election Commission be directed to take action against Pillai. Murali Purushothaman, counsel for the Election Commission, filed... Read more »

Twitter Deletes Yogi’s Controversial Tweets after EC Notice

April 19, In a rally at Meerut on April 9, Yogi had said, “The Muslim League is a virus. If someone is affected by this virus, he cannot survive, and today’s main... Read more »

Snow in Himachal dampens poll arrangements, but voters gung-ho

BY VISHAL GULATI  Manali, April 19 (IANS) Accumulation of snow and extreme cold climatic conditions in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh is affecting arrangements for the May 19 Lok Sabha poll. But... Read more »

Two lakh people are forcibly displaced in 2018 and 11.3 live under the threat of eviction

April 19, A new publication by a civil rights organization, Housing and Land Rights Network India (HLRN), “Forced Evictions in India in 2018: An Unabating National Crisis”, has discussed different dimensions of... Read more »

Rahul “SP, BSP caused immense damage to UP”

Badaun, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), saying they are scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and they caused... Read more »

Arch-rival Mulayam-Mayawati’s joint rally in Mainpuri

Mainpuri, April 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will share a stage at a joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri on... Read more »

Adityanath’s Temple Tourism a type of “Veiled Campaigning”?

April 18, On Monday April 15, the Election Commission barred Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 am on Tuesday. This was in wake of his highly communal remark about Ali... Read more »

Jharkhand Adivasi lynched to death by mob “chanting” Jai Shri Ram

April 18, On April 10, 2019, Prakash Lakda, a 50-year old Adivasi of Jurmu village of Gumla’s Dumri block, was lynched to death by a mob of men from the Sahu community... Read more »

Clean fuel? Modi’s Ujjwala fails: Poor households 2.5 times “less likely” to use LPG

By Rajiv Shah April 18, The Government of India’s (GoI) Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, launched in 2016 in order to promote the use of clean cooking fuel to villagers by subsidizing liquid... Read more »

Mayawati “Fair polls are impossible with Yogi’s actions”

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said it was impossible to hold free and fair Lok Sabha elections if Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kept visiting temples and houses... Read more »

Open fight for Maharashtra’s 9 reserved LS seats

Mumbai (IANS) The contest seems wide open for the nine reserved Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra that are currently held by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine. Of the 23 assembly segments... Read more »

Parties shift strategies for UP 2nd phase polls

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The second phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will test the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) popularity and also see a shift in strategies by all parties. The eight seats... Read more »

Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh

Azamgarh, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Azamgarh. Akhilesh Yadav, who arrived here in the morning, reached... Read more »

Mayawati “EC is ignoring the code violation by BJP”

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has alleged that the Election Commission was turning a blind eye to “blatant violation of the model code of conduct” by Uttar Pradesh... Read more »

BSP alleges fake voting by burqa clad women

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Kunwar Danish Ali, the BSP candidate from Amroha Lok Sabha seat, has alleged fake voting in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by people wearing burqa. He said... Read more »

Himachal voters ask for tribal status action plan

Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Over 2.50 lakh voters of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday asked the two national parties — the BJP and the Congress — to come out with a... Read more »

10 LS seats in Maharashtra to vote on Thursday

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Ten of Maharashtra’s 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, including three reserved for Scheduled Castes, will go to the polls on Thursday. The Election Commission (EC) has made elaborate arrangements by... Read more »

Muti-religious, caste Jallianwala matyrdom lies hidden in dark rooms of National Archives

By Shamsul Islam Today India has turned into a grazing field for all kinds of religious bigots led by the Hindutva gang. Even the Prime Minister of the country, who took oath... Read more »

Epic war against caste system is the constitutional responsibility of an elected government

Edited by well-known Gujarat Dalit rights leader Martin Macwan, the book, “Bhed-Bharat: An Account of Injustice and Atrocities on Dalits and Adivasis (2014-18)” (available in English and Gujarati*) is a selection of... Read more »

Why are 30 villages in Jharkhand not voting?

As many as 30 villages in Jharkhand’s Khunti district have declared that they will not vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled in the area in the fifth phase on May... Read more »