Has demonetisation hurt the BJP’s chances in upcoming UP polls?

By Soroor Ahmed,

A month after demoentisation, politics in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh is in a state of flux. Till the first week of November. The Samajwadi Party was in a state of turmoil. The situation reached such a stage that political observers started conjecturing that an overwhelming number of its core support base, that is, Muslims and some other backward castes, may shift to Bahujan Samaj Party. Even Yadavs were finding themselves in a dilemma.

With 21.3 per cent Dalit and 19.3 per cent Muslim population, the BSP was looking quite hopeful.

All pain, little gain: Demonetisation math does not add up

New Delhi : Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia's startling admission on Tuesday that the government expects all scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to come back to the banking system raises questions about the very purpose of the disruptive demonetisation exercise, as well as its supposed benefits, say analysts.

बाबरी मस्जिद की शहादत : अभी ज़रुरत है निर्णय की

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6 दिसंबर की तारीख हिंदुस्तानी मुसलमानों के लिए एक डरावने सपने की तरह है क्योंकि इसी दिन शांति के दुश्मन हिंदू कट्टरपंथियों ने सदियों से खड़ी उज्ज्वल इतिहास की गवाह बाबरी मस्जिद को शहीद कर डाला था और यही वह दिन था जब महान भारत में हिंदू और मुसलमानों के बीच नफरत की मज़बूत दीवार खड़ी कर दी गई थी. इसलिए विचारक और बुद्धिजीवी उसी दिन को मौजूदा सांप्रदायिक दंगों बुनियाद मानते हैं.

बाबरी मस्जिद : आज तो क़ातिल ही हुक्मरान हैं

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Jayalalithaa's legacy: Industrial, social, crime rankings among India's best

By Prachi Salve

Tamil Nadus 19th Chief Minister (she was also the 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th) J. Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5, 2016, was known for gifting her 72 million people a record set of freebies, but she also leaves behind a state that ranks among Indias top five in many social, crime and industrial indicators.

After 74 days of struggle, Jayalalithaa is dead

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai : Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending an era in Tamil Nadu politics and plunging the state in immense grief. She was 68.

Jayalalithaa, a spinster, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals just before midnight, over 24 hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest that derailed the halting progress she had been making on the health front.

Can national anthem really instill patriotism?

By Shiba Aamir for,

On November 30, the Supreme Court of India ordered all the cinema halls in India to play national anthem to ‘‘instill committed patriotism and nationalism’’. It said, ‘‘all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem.”

Muslims cannot, and should not, surrender their claim on Babri Masjid

By Mudassir Ahmad Qasmi for

On the 24th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, we appeal to the Supreme Court of India for a speedy judgment so that political mafia would not continue to play their political games with the sentiments of the people in the name of religion

How Modi changed (and changed) the demonetisation narrative

By Praveen Chakravarty

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on November 8, 2016 to announce the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

The speech (in English) lasted 25 minutes. The Prime Minister uttered the phrase "black money" 18 times in this speech. He mentioned "fake currency" or "counterfeit" five times in the same speech.

It was unambiguously clear from the Prime Minister's speech that the primary motivation for the sudden withdrawal of nearly 86 per cent of the country's currency was the evil of black money.

राष्ट्रगान : क्या ये अनिवार्यता सिर्फ़ आमजन के लिए है?

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