West Bengal Assembly Polls: Orakandhi sentiment a ‘game changer’ for BJP in Matua belt

West Bengal Assembly Polls: Orakandhi sentiment a ‘game changer’ for BJP in Matua belt

Thakurnagar: At a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party are trying to woo the Matua voters which are a deciding factor for many constituencies, the Matua community at Thakurnagar seemed to be already saffronised especially after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Orakandhi in Bangladesh. Jogesh Haldar, a first time voter in […]

Why India’s farmers fight to save a broken system

Jaswinder Singh Gill at his home in Amritsar, India, on Feb. 25, 2021. Gill had plowed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot, but new laws could make the farm virtually unsustainable. (Rebecca Conway/The New York Times)

Jaswinder Singh Gill had ploughed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, just a dozen miles from the border with Pakistan. He has eked rice out of the sandy, loamy soil with the help of generous government […]

Amit Shah Releases BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ for West Bengal Polls

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Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah while releasing BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ (election manifesto) for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls on Sunday promised 33 per cent quota for women in government jobs, various task forces against corruption and Rs 11,000 crore ‘Sonar Bangla’ fund. The manifesto broadly covered all the areas from […]

‘Meetings like Corruption Hackathons, politics based on bullying’, PM tears into Cong-DMK

'Meetings like Corruption Hackathons, politics based on bullying', PM tears into Cong-DMK

Ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a public meeting in Coimbatore where he asserted that the BJP-led NDA was driven towards ‘development-oriented governance’. Sharing the recent developmental projects in the state, PM Modi said, “The grand temples of this region and Tamil Nadu draw people from all over the […]

BJP wants double engine govt in Bengal to siphon off public money: Abhishek Banerjee

India oi-Madhuri Adnal | Published: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 8:26 [IST] Nagrakata (WB), Feb 21: Senior TMC leader and MP, Abhishek Banerjee, on Saturday criticised the BJP’s slogan of “double engine government” (same party rule in Centre as well as state) in poll-bound West Bengal, alleging that the saffron party wants this mechanism to misappropriate […]

OP-ED: The toolkit for targeting India’s youth

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When there is a democratic protest, who draws the red lines? Anxiety and outrage erupted in urban India on Valentine’s Day earlier this week, when the New Delhi police force swooped all the way down to the southern city of Bengaluru to arrest the 22-year-old environmentalist (she works in a start-up specializing in vegan food) […]