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CPM plans its first ever campaign to celebrate Independence. BJP calls it ‘existential crisis’

Kolkata: Claiming that the 'Idea of India' is under threat, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has announced a year-long programme to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence. The national flag will also be hoisted across its offices on 15 August this year, for the first time since the party's formation in 1964. While there is no rule against hoisting the flag within the party, CPI(M) leaders and members have rarely been seen doing so. A communique issued by the party's central committee Monday asked its members to begin the year-long campaign to "revive real history of the freedom struggle" and to highlight the role of communists in the freedom struggle. "The Central Committee decided that the Party will observe this anniversary highlighting the role of the Communists in the freedom struggle; Communist Party’s contributions to the building of modern India and consolidating the 'Idea of India'; the complete absence and at...
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday amid Opposition uproar | ANI

‘Not what we wanted’ — why opposition rejected govt’s ‘debate offer’ on farmers in RS

Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday as Oppn accused govt of not allowing discussions on some of the most prickly issues raised by them, including repeal of farm laws.
Visuals from the spot where the BJP sarpanch and his wife were shot dead during an attack by terrorists in J&K's Anantnag | Twitter/@ANI

BJP sarpanch, wife shot dead by LeT terrorists inside their house in J&K’s Anantnag

The incident took place in the afternoon when two LeT terrorists entered the rented accommodation of Ghulam Rasool Dar and shot him and wife Jawhara Begum at Lal Chowk area in Anantnag.
BJP president JP Nadda, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP leaders at an event on Saturday | ANI

‘Booth vijay abhiyan’, village & dalits reach out, Nadda draws up plan for 2022 UP poll win

On a two-day visit to UP, the BJP president, met the CM, ministers and the BJP state unit's core committee members to focus on the party's preparations for coming elections.

Nadda attacks Opposition in UP, says those with ‘narrow mindset’ should not be elected

The BJP national president who is in Uttar Pradesh Saturday on a 2-day visit, addressed a meeting of the newly-elected chairpersons of zila panchayats and block panchayats Saturday.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with leaders of Opposition parties addresses media on the issue of the Pegasus Project in New Delhi Wednesday, on 28 July 2021 | PTI

There’s a new Rahul Gandhi, and he’s taking ‘active’ charge of building Opposition unity

Over the course of the Monsoon Session, Rahul Gandhi has held joint meetings, press conferences, and done a cycle yatra with leaders from Opposition parties, strategising over ‘unity’.
File photo of Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs | Twitter | @mp_kaushal

BJP to campaign in UP with inclusive slogan ‘Jai Ambedkar’ not ‘Jai Bheem’: MP Kaushal Kishore

Kaushal Kishore, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, says BJP has worked for the welfare of all while BSP and Samajwadi Party are involved in appeasement politics.
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinagar | PTI

Abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 only complicated ‘dispute’ over J&K, says Hurriyat

Hurriyat also alleged that the Indian govt continues to 'assault' locals by incarcerating political prisoners and 'intimidating' them through arrests and arbitrary laws.
The Mizoram Police post (left) and the Assam border post at Kulichera are separated by just a nullah I Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Assam, Mizoram agree to ‘amicably resolve’ inter-state border dispute

The two state govts agreed to not send their respective forest and police forces for patrolling, domination, enforcement or for fresh deployment to any of the conflict areas.
File photo of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference, at the BJP headquarters in Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

With booth abhiyaan & mobile app, BJP begins prep for 2022 Maharashtra civic polls

Under the BJP's 'Samarth Booth Abhiyaan', every party MP, MLA and district president has been asked to take responsibility of a certain number of booths in their constituencies.