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Lakhimpur Kheri: Five Reasons Why Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Should Resign

Oct 12, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

In 1996, veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani had resigned as an MP following allegations of his involvement in the Hawala scam. He was subsequently re-elected in 1998 after his name was cleared.

Lakhimpur Tragedy May Singe Ashish Mishra Aka Monu Bhaiya’s MLA Dreams

Oct 09, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

This time, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish Mishra had put himself out as a contender from the BJP for the Nighasan seat in the assembly elections scheduled early next year.

Aftermath Of A Bloodbath: What The Forensics Team Got From Trampled Crime Scene In Lakhimpur Kheri

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: The bloodstains had been washed away in the rain. The fingerprints too had been erased by the fire. A broken pair of spectacles, mangled shoes, a tattered pair of jeans and some metal scrap were among the things that they recovered.

Bhupendra Patel, The New Gujarat CM: Why BJP Chose Him

Sep 12, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Patel won the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections from Ghatlodia constituency, defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel. A qualified engineer, and also a builder, he is considered close to former chief minister Anandiben Patel

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat To Meet Muslim Intellectuals In Mumbai

The Hindu nationalist organization is reaching out to the Muslims with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat scheduled to meet intellectuals of the community in Mumbai later today.

01 September, 2021

BJP Plans 70 Meetings In Poll-bound UP To Mobilise OBC Voters

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The BJP has tasked state OBC leaders Keshav Prasad Maurya and Swatantra Dev Singh to be “arms of CM Adityanath” and lead the party to victory

27 August, 2021

With Immersion Of Kalyan Singh’s Ashes In Ganga, BJP Starts ‘Asthi Kalash Yatra’ In Poll-Bound UP

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The OBC leader brought together Hindutva and caste identity in a potent blend—exactly what BJP needs in poll-bound UP.

25 August, 2021

Ahead Of Local Polls, Rane's 'Tight Slap' Remark And Arrest Add Fuel To Maha Fire

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The atmosphere is only going to get more acrimonious and the BJP-Shiv Sena ties more strained.

22 August, 2021

The Buzzing Backchannels Behind Evacuation From Afghanistan

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Sources in India's security establishment say that the entire process of evacuation from Afghanistan is being personally overseen by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

21 August, 2021

BJP Not Worried About Opposition Unity, Aiming For 50 Percent Vote Share

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The BJP leaders believe that the Opposition parties have to deal with several contradictions internally, like the Congress, and also among one another before they are ready to take on the saffron party’s might.

20 August, 2021

Is Nitish Planning Another U-Turn, Or Is He Jittery About Bihar?

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After breaking ranks with the BJP on issues such as caste-based census and demand for a probe into the Pegasus snooping, Nitish Kumar is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation from Bihar.

18 August, 2021

Taliban Tremors Reach Poll-Bound Uttar Pradesh

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Within days of the Taliban taking Kabul, the Yogi-led BJP government announced setting-up of an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Deoband, a town known for its Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband

17 August, 2021

India Needs To Strategically Engage With Taliban: Geopolitics Expert Seshadri Chari

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Former editor of the Organiser and an expert in international geopolitics and strategic studies Seshadri Chari speaks to Outlook Magazine on the developments in Afganistan and why the Taliban is not going to get into any confrontation with India.

11 August, 2021

BJP Eyes Socio-Economic Caste Census As A Long Term Project

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Sources tell Outlook that a Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) is under 'active consideration' and this would not be a part of the decennial census but undertaken later as a longer-term project.

09 August, 2021

OBC Bill: 127th Constitutional Amendment Bill And Why Opposition Is Supporting It

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The Amendment Bill seeks to restore the powers of states to notify backward classes, bypassing a May 2021 Supreme Court ruling that said only the Centre could notify socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs).

07 August, 2021

Manipur CM Says Only Centre Can Solve Border Disputes In Northeast

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Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, in an exclusive interview to Outlook, says that maintaining peace in his state and the entire region is a priority.

05 August, 2021

Manipur CM: The Killer Instinct Of Manipuri Athletes Makes Them Win

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In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh speaks about the ‘sporting spirit’ of Manipur.

30 July, 2021

August 5: What Could Be BJP's Big Announcement This Year...

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The political corridors are now abuzz with speculations about whether the Modi government is going to make another big announcement on August 5, virtually marking the day as a ‘Nav Bharat’ Divas.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz