Yeddyurappa’s son ‘compensated’; made BJYM gen secy

Bengaluru: In an apparent placatory move, the BJP appointed Karnataka unit chief BS Yeddyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra as its youth wing general secretary today, a day after protests erupted over the denial of party ticket to him for the 12 May assembly elections. Union minister Prakash Javadekar announced Vijayendra’s appointment as the Bharatiya Janata Yuva […]


Less inequality in India and other truths: Economic Survey

New Delhi: The Economic Survey presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Monday has relied upon analysis of the new data to highlight 10 new economic facts. We start by testing the assertion about inequality in the country by the likes of Oxfam. India’s exports are unusual in that the largest firms account for a […]


‘Burden of proof on Ashutosh Maharaj’s alleged son’

Chandigarh: Advocate General of Punjab Atul Nanda concluded his arguments today in the case of the fate of Ashutosh Maharaj’s body in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He pleaded that, in the case of a writ petition, the onus to establish a case is on the person whose fundamental rights were breached. In the […]


Son-Rise In ‘Modified’ India?

How dare Maneka Gandhi promote her son under a prime minister who never favoured his family in public life! The headline “Maneka Gandhi bats for son Varun in UP Politics Again” can be one of the most insulting descriptions of a minister in the Modi era. Narendra Modi shunned his family for politics. There is […]