All stories by Jatin Takkar
Can't allow judiciary to run down Parliament: Vice PresidentRediff.com11 Jan 2023
Parliamentary sovereignty cannot be permitted to be diluted or compromised by the executive or the judiciary, he said in his strongest remarks yet against alleged judicial interference in the working of Parliament.
Kangana seeks nod to shoot 'Emergency' inside Parliament premisesRediff.com18 Dec 2022
Her letter is under consideration but she is unlikely to be granted permission, they said.
BJP's change of CMs, cabinet rejig pay off in Guj; no similar tactics in HPRediff.com8 Dec 2022
With the strategy working in its favour, the BJP could be encouraged to undertake similar steps in states, including Karnataka, where elections are due next year, to counter factors that might work against it.
BJP banks on Bhagwat confidant to win Modi's hometownRediff.com2 Dec 2022
As one moves towards Vadnagar, local issues such as high prices of cattle feed and inflation becomes louder.
'If the country is not secure, how can Gujarat be secure?'Rediff.com30 Nov 2022
'I do not want to get into the number game. This time, the BJP will get unprecedented seats and vote percentage in Gujarat.'
RSS chief, Muslim intellectuals discuss plan to strengthen communal harmonyRediff.com21 Sep 2022
In the meeting, which has come at a time when the Gyanvapi mosque issue is being heard in courts, it was decided to build a platform for strengthening communal harmony in the country.
INLD plans mega Oppn rally on Sep 25, invites Pawar, Akhilesh, MalikRediff.com6 Sep 2022
An invitation will also be sent to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Punjab polls: No single party may get clear majority, says AmarinderRediff.com14 Feb 2022
Asserting that he is neither retired nor tired, Singh says the urge to make Punjab and the country a better place keeps him going at this age.
Dissociate from Hindutva, Muslims not untouchable, says BJP ally Apna Dal-S chiefRediff.com7 Feb 2022
Stressing that the Apna Dal-S stands for social justice, Union minister Anupriya Patel on Monday dissociated her party from "Hindutva and all those issues" and said it is ideologically different from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Want AFSPA repealed, but with Centre's nod: Manipur CMRediff.com23 Jan 2022
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said the people of his state, including himself, want the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act but only after mutual understanding with the Centre as national security is their top priority.
RS deputy chairman seeks 'sunset clause' for redundant lawsRediff.com17 Nov 2021
Addressing the centenary year celebrations of the All India Presiding Officers Conference organised in the Himachal Pradesh State Assembly, Harivansh suggested various reforms to make law making legislatures more dynamic.
Develop resources for better governance: PM to council of ministersRediff.com14 Nov 2021
The 77 ministers have been divided into eight groups to develop technology-based resources, create a pool of professionals for recruiting in their teams and other similar initiatives to be adopted in the offices of all ministers' offices to bring more transparency and further improve and efficiency of the Modi government, the sources said.
Modi talks of simplicity, tiffin meetings at ministers' chintan shivirRediff.com14 Sep 2021
At the meeting, presentations were made by Union ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Dharmendra Pradhan on efficiency and time management. Four more such "Chintan Shivirs" will be held for further improving governance, they said.
Peace restored along Assam-Mizoram border: SarmaRediff.com9 Aug 2021
Noting that the border disputes go back to the British era, Sarma in an said Assam has been holding talks with other states too and faulted the previous Congress governments for not clearly demarcating boundaries while carving out new states.
Hopeful of launching Covovax by Oct: Adar PoonawallaRediff.com6 Aug 2021
On production capacity of Covishield, the vaccine being manufactured and supplied by Serum in India under a licensing agreement with Oxford and AstraZeneca, he said the present capacity is 130 million doses per month and always try to increase it further.
Lynching in the name of cows against Hindutva: RSS chiefRediff.com5 Jul 2021
He, however, said that there have been some 'false cases' of lynching at times that have been filed against some people. Addressing a book-release function in Ghaziabad, Bhagwat said the DNA of all Indians are the same.
Govt has lost trust of entire farming community: HarsimratRediff.com7 Jan 2021
Expressing her anguish over the pain of farmers, Badal, leader of the ruling BJP's erstwhile ally, said, "It is strange that farmers are spending nights in open during the chilling winters and even then their demands are falling on deaf ears."
When polls arrive Mamata will be alone in TMC: Amit ShahRediff.com19 Dec 2020
Addressing a party rally in Midnapore, Shah alleged the Mamata Banerjee government was steeped in corruption resulting in alienation of the masses.
Why triangular: All you need to know about new Parliament buildingRediff.com10 Dec 2020
Indian Parliament's new building will have a triangular shape to reflect the importance of triangles being a sacred geometry in various religions, while its interiors will have three national symbols as their main themes -- Lotus, Peacock and Banyan Tree.
Vice Prez cautions against judicial overreachRediff.com25 Nov 2020
He said the legislature, the executive and the judiciary are bound to work within their respective domains as defined in the Constitution. Addressing the 80th All India Presiding Officers' Conference on 'Harmonious Coordination between Legislature, Executive and Judiciary -- Key to Vibrant Democracy', Naidu said harmony lies in each organ doing its job without interfering with that of the others.