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Amit Shah’s ‘people from various states should speak in Hindi, not English’ remark draws flak

India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remark – on last Thursday – that people from various states should speak in Hindi, not English, and that Hindi should be regarded as an alternative to English, is drawing sharp criticism, Time of India reports.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Rahul Gandhi detained during protest in Delhi

Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s opposition party Congress, was detained today after he led a protest and sat on a road in the heart of India’s capital New Delhi while his mother Sonia Gandhi was being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate, reports NDTV.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Amit Shah’s ‘people from various states should speak in Hindi, not English’ remark draws flak

India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remark – on last Thursday – that people from various states should speak in Hindi, not English, and that Hindi should be regarded as an alternative to English, is drawing sharp criticism, Time of India reports.

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Facebook’s systematic interference in India’s electoral politics must stop: Sonia Gandhi

India’s main opposition Congress party President Sonia Gandhi today alleged “systematic interference” by Facebook and other social media giants in the country’s electoral politics.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

The Tale of Two Oath Takings

A work permit system for those who want to work in India is the need of the hour. India, in consultation with Bangladesh, needs to work out a system which allows the workers to work and remit their money through legal channels and ensure that they are not being exploited.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

The receding of the Congress tide

The pattern of voting and the places where the BJP has won show that the party has uprooted a well-entrenched Congress. What it means in real terms is not the success of the BJP's ideology but people's exasperation over corruption in the Congress.

October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015

‘Muslims should stop eating beef’

A senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that Muslims living in the country should give up consuming beef.

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015

The hardliners behind Modi

An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.