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India

Nadda to turn full-time BJP president on 20 January

The setbacks BJP suffered in state elections is partly attributed to the absence of a full-time organisational head; Nadda will fill the void

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Crime

Police say 40% of masked goons who attacked JNU identified

Delhi Police has submitted its report, based results from a facial recognition software used to trace missing persons, to the government

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India

JNU activists, communist politicians target Rashtrapati Bhavan

Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, D Raja and Sharad Yadav accompanied JNU students in the march but were detained on the way

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Entertainment

Chhapaak on Twitter: Why change villain’s name from Nadeem to Rajesh?

Laxmi Agarwal, on whom Nadeem Khan threw acid on 22 April 2005, is the inspiration of Meghna Gulzar’s film Chhapaak featuring Deepika Padukone

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India

ABVP angry, SFI moves to grudging acceptance of guilt: Latest in JU

ABVP activists’ march from Gol Park to Jadavpur University was blocked by Kolkata Police today even as an SFI leader indirectly confessed they had indeed assaulted Union minister babul Supriyo last Thursday, albeit as a mark of ‘resistance’

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India

Babul Supriyo in JU: 5th FIR accuses guards of molestation

Even as Babul Supriyo assured Debanjan Ballav’s mother that he would file no complaint against her son, the Sanskrit College student who had allegedly assaulted the Union minister lodged this complaint at the Jadavpur police station

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India

DUSU removes Bose, Savarkar, Singh busts

The busts of the trio were installed on 20 August by outgoing DUSU President Shakti Singh without taking permission from the varsity authorities

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India

Jaitley: ‘Technically’ the first satyagrahi against Emergency

Jaitley, senior BJP leader and former finance minister, died on Saturday at the AIIMS hospital, two weeks after he was admitted following complaint of breathlessness. He was 66

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India

Arun Jaitley, Modi govt’s Lutyens interface, dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, while standing for probity in public life, had a vast social network, with the help of which he guarded Narendra Modi against a hostile Lutyens’ media

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India

NSUI seeks pride in blackening bust of Veer Savarkar

Around midnight, 20 NSUI activists blackened the bust of Savarkar and offered a shoe chain to it, the student union of the Congress claimed