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‘We will look for domination of the BJP in the entire Northeast’

Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home, is relaxed over a cup of tea at his official residence.

29 May 2016 6:08 AM

‘In the next 3-4 years, all trains will run fast and on time’

Indian Railways is poised to become India’s principal engagement with foreign countries.

22 May 2016 2:00 AM

Congress-Left was an unholy alliance: Firhad Hakim

Firhad Hakim, popularly known as Bobby Hakim, is one of the most important ministers in the outgoing Mamata Banerjee government. He is urban development and municipal affairs minister.

20 May 2016 4:54 AM

‘No one kisses as well as I do’

Images on 70 mm screens embed themselves in our hearts and heads so distinctly that the real men and women behind those images never quite fit. Emraan Hashmi is no different.

08 May 2016 3:30 PM

‘I don’t mind IPL being a punching bag. Sometimes it also helps...’

The Indian Premier League as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India have been in the news almost from the inception of the high-profile Twenty20 tournament in 2008.

08 May 2016 1:03 AM


Drought is man-made: Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh, known as the ‘Waterman of India’, has visited drought-hit Latur several times this year.

04 May 2016 11:16 PM

‘In the absence of work, we’ll have to beg or join the flesh trade’

Eight years after the Congress-NCP state government took a moral stand and banned dance bars in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court, in 2013, ruled against the ban and ordered that they be reopened.

01 May 2016 4:14 AM

‘BJP, RSS have accepted Ambedkar only physically, not ideologically’

Lately, a growing number of political parties have been vying with each other to be seen ideologically aligned with Babasaheb Ambedkar, especially around his 125th birth anniversary.

20 Apr 2016 3:08 AM

‘Decision to go with BJP was dictated by realities thrown up by 2014 polls’

Syed Naeem Akhtar Andrabi, Jammu and Kashmir minister for education and chief spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, tells Yusuf Jameel that the clash between

17 Apr 2016 7:07 AM

‘A natak is going on as the BJP does not want Didi to lose Bengal election’

Surjya Kanta Mishra was elected Communist Party of India (Marxist) state secretary in March 2015 when, after suffering back-to-back electoral debacles, the party was in total disarray

10 Apr 2016 12:52 AM


This award is special... it is for a film that I lived with for so many years: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have won National Awards in various categories before, but this is the first time Mr Bhansali has won the National Award for Best Director for his magnum

03 Apr 2016 7:01 AM

‘The AAP in Punjab is more hype than substance’

Amarinder Singh, the former chief minister of Punjab and state Congress president, wants a drug-free and debt-free state. In an interview to Tanveer Thakur, Capt. Singh explains why political parties are already in election mode though the Assembly elections are 11 months away.

27 Mar 2016 7:31 AM

‘When politics decides your future, decide what your politics is’

Aparajitha Raja, president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University unit of All-India Students Federation, tells Sanjay Kaw that fascist forces are hell-bent on portray

16 Mar 2016 7:17 AM

‘Govt swears by the Constitution. Why then is it perpetrating violence ’

Soni Sori, a human rights activist from Bastar, Chhattisgarh, and Aam Aadmi Party leader, talks about the recent attack on her, her fight against Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri, police and Naxal violence and the state of tribals, in an interview with Ishaan Mital.

13 Mar 2016 1:09 AM


‘Admit that you made the draft. Don’t hide behind the MHA & IB.’

G.K. Pillai, former home secretary, minces no words on former home minister P.

06 Mar 2016 12:40 AM

Students must be released as they’ve been arrested without any evidence: Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan, senior SC lawyer and a human rights activist, says that the attempts to portray JNU students as anti-nationals is part of a larger conspiracy by a section of the BJP and the RSS to s

28 Feb 2016 6:38 AM

‘The BJP wants to consolidate Hindu vote bank... to divide, create, rupture’

Sitaram Yechury was the students’ union president of JNU in 1977-78. Now he’s the Marxist chief, lashing out at the Narendra Modi government and its attempt to whip up nationalism like ‘Hitler and Mussolini’. The CPI(M) general-secretary speaks to Sanjay Basak and Namrata Biji Ahuja on the government crackdown on JNU.

20 Feb 2016 11:53 PM

‘Dalits face Rohith’s ordeals daily... It’s a pity we have no Lincoln’

Udit Raj, Bharatiya Janata Party MP and dalit leader, firm in his belief that untouchability against dalits is all-pervasive, says that Rohith Vemula’s suicide could have been pre

31 Jan 2016 3:39 AM