Kanhaiya Kumar's speech at JNU: Brilliant, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has applauded Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at the JNU post his release from the jail. He tweeted, “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…” #KanhaiyaKumar became the top trending topic on microblogging site Twitter following the speech. Many students were seen wiping tears during Kanhaiya’s address. JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition 20 days ago, was released from the Tihar Jail here on Thursday evening

A fact check on what HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Under intense attack, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday made a forceful statement in Lok Sabha, saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves. The Smriti Script One liners from HRD minister Smriti Irani’s speech in the Lok Sabha, Some of the voices are uttered in choking voice. Mujhe sooli par chadhana chahte ho… Amethi ladne ki saza doge mujhe?

Amit Shah: Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether "anti-national" slogans should be tolerated

BJP chief Amit Shah, on Wednesday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for supporting Jawaharlal Nehru University students and accused him of “votebank politics”. Amit Shah, has demanded clarification from Rahul Gandhi on whether “anti-national” slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech. “Today debate is being held in the Parliament whether raising anti-national slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech or not,”

Delhi Police being used by BJP, RSS as their private army, alleges Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as RSS and BJP’s “private army” under a political dispensation that is at “war” with students across the country. He condemned police’s purported assault on protesters, including women, demonstrating over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula near the RSS head office on January 30. “Delhi Police being used by BJP/RSS as their private

VK Singh wanted me to pay Ulfa, alleges Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has alleged that then Eastern Army Command chief General VK Singh, now a Union minister, advised him to “buy” insurgent groups of the state to bring them back to the mainstream. Singh, who went on to become army chief in 2010 before joining politics after retirement, denied the charge. In an interview on Friday, the chief minister said that Singh’s advice was about financial payments

Sack vice chancellor, Smriti Irani must apologize, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded the dismissal of the vice chancellor of Hyderabad University over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar. Addressing a gathering of students at the campus, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also asked Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to apologize for “playing caste politics” over Rohith Vemula’s suicide. “The VC should be removed immediately,” Kejriwal said to applause from the students

Country is running according to the thinking of RSS: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday told students of a private college here that setting rigid boundaries and getting trapped in narrow definitions can never bring about change. “Change is not as easy as it looks. If you want to lead institutions, if you want problems to be solved, don’t set rigid boundaries for yourself, don’t get trapped in narrow definitions. You need to understand that everything is connected

Anna Hazare writes to PM Narendra Modi, reminds him of unfulfilled poll promises

Social activist Anna Hazare dashed off another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reminding him of his unfulfilled poll promises and said there is “no visible difference” between his government and the previous Congress-led UPA regime. Wishing Modi for the New Year, the 78-year-old anti-graft crusader in his three-page letter took a swipe at the prime minister, saying he may have forgotten the things which he promised during the 2014

Congress leader: 'RSS' dictionary words used in Congress mouthpiece

A senior Congress leader while accusing the party’s city unit chief Sanjay Nirupam claimed that the terminology used in the articles in Congress mouthpiece criticizing Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi was borrowed from the “RSS” dictionary. Yesterday, former minister Naseem Khan while accusing Nirupam for bringing disgrace to the party on the occasion of its 131st Foundation Day, demanded his ouster from the post. Even BJP and Shiv Sena ridiculed

'Buddhu' Rahul Gandhi has no future: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, the lone petitioner in the National Herald case, has termed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as ‘Buddhu’. In an interview to Aaj Tak news channel, Swamy, a known baiter of Sonia Gandhi and her son, said that the mother-son duo have a habit of lying. When the BJP MP was asked about Sonia and Rahul’s claims in the National Herald case, he said, they have

RSS and BJP stopped me from entering temple in Assam: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed he was stopped from entering a temple in Assam by BJP and RSS workers during his recent visit to the state. “The BJP and RSS stationed a few women at the gate to stop me from entering the temple. Who are they to stop me from entering a temple,” Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament. The incident allegedly happened at the Barpeta Satra in

BJP playing politics over Ram temple: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said BJP was playing ‘politics’ in the name of lord Ram. “BJP has been playing politics in the name of Ram and it has nothing to do with faith (shraddha) in him,” Nitish Kumar told media persons here in reference to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on the Ram temple issue. The chief minister said BJP was keen to keep alive the issue of