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Trouble Intensifies In West Bengal BJP Over Organisational Revamp

Jan 15, 2022 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Amid growing turbulence, Sukanta Majumdar, the state unit president of the BJP in West Bengal, dissolved all departments and cells on Friday night.

Centre Is Saddling States With Debt: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Jan 13, 2022 Ashutosh Sharma

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel talks about the challenges and achievements of his government after completing three years in office.


2022: What Awaits In Politics, Business, Technology, Sports And Movies

The world enters 2022, a new year, with a hope of normalcy. Let's have a look at how politics, sports, business and tech are going to look like in the upcoming year.

Naseeruddin Shah Slammed For Referring To Mughals As 'Refugees'

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has landed in trouble yet again and this time for referring the Mughals as refugees in a viral video.


'SKM Not Contesting Any Election; Not Joining Politics': Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait made his comment in context of farmers’ organisations creating a political front to contest upcoming Punjab elections scheduled in February.

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25 December, 2021

Russian Government Blocks Website Of Group That Keeps Tabs On Political Arrests

Outlook Web Desk

OVD-Info operates as a legal aid group as well, dispatching lawyers to help detained protesters at police stations and in courts


24 December, 2021

Harbhajan Singh To Join Politics? Says, He Needs To Think About Lot Of Factors

PTI

Recently, the chief of Congress' Punjab unit Navjot Singh Sidhu posted a picture with Harbhajan Singh on Twitter and captioned it a 'picture loaded with possibilities'. This led to speculation of him joining the party.


07 December, 2021

After BJP Filed Complaint, Gurgaon Comedy Festival Drops Munawar Faruqui

Outlook Web Bureau

“I had tweeted on December 4 first, saying that his shows shall not be allowed in Gurgaon or elsewhere. I filed a complaint with ACP Sohna today," said Haryana's head of the BJP's IT department, Arun Yadav.


01 December, 2021

‘BJP Would Be Defeated If Regional Parties Unite’: Mamata Banerjee

Outlook Web Desk

Mamata Banerjee, who is West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo said: ‘BJP is not safe and the need is to keep the country safe’. She also said UAPA is being ‘misused’ in the country.


30 November, 2021

Arjuna Ranatunga, Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain, Quits United National Party

PTI

In a letter to UNP leader and former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday, Arjuna Ranatunga said the UNP has not managed to revive and rebrand itself after the recent electoral losses, which led him to resign.


27 November, 2021

‘In Politics, Bhakti Or Hero Worship Is A Sure Road To Degradation’

Malvika Raj

It is this over-a-lakh-word-long document of Constitution of India that ensures guarantees to the underprivileged that those in positions of power remain accountable to the people


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15 November, 2021

Lucky Ali On Rumours Of Him Joining TMC In Goa: I Am Not A Politician

Samarth Goyal

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, the ‘O Sanam’ singer talks about the rumours of him joining politics.


13 November, 2021

Iran: President Raisi's Hard-Line Government Stalling On Progress

Deutsche Welle

President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?


28 October, 2021

BJP To Be Centre Of Indian Politics For Many Decades: Political Strategist Prashant Kishor

Outlook Web Desk

The political strategist Prashant Kishor said the problem with Rahul Gandhi is that: ‘he thinks it's just a matter of time that people will throw him (Modi) away. That's not happening’.


21 October, 2021

Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Vikas Pathak

Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually shifted to the BJP over the last seven years.


21 October, 2021

Farooq Abdullah Accuses BJP Of Spreading ‘Hate’ In Jammu For UP Elections

Outlook Web Desk

The sitting Parliamentarian from Srinagar constituency and NC president Farooq Abdullah accused BJP of spreading ‘hate’ in Jammu in order to win the upcoming UP Assembly elections.


12 October, 2021

Kirron Kher On Her Ongoing Cancer Treatment: 'It's Something I Had To Accept'

Outlook Web Bureau

The 69-year--old said she has been trying to work, alongside her treatment.


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09 October, 2021

Mehbooba Mufti Targets Centre Again, Says ‘Muscular Policy’ Used In J&K For ‘Political Dividends’

Outlook Web Desk

The former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the Centre is ‘outraged only in cases where hate politics can be lapped up to polarise people’.


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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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