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Caste, communalism and coup

Jawed Naqvi, Delhi,

There were at least two occasions in recent memory when the exultation on Indian TV channels was telling.Gen Musharraf staged a military coup in Pakistan and at about the  same time, in India, then prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was heading for the majestic British-built presidential palace for a swearing-in ceremony of his newly elected government.

BJP’s loss, Third Front’s gain

For the BJP, its breakup with the BJD will erode its bargaining power with other NDA allies

Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi, Hardnews

The 11-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Biju Janata Dal snapped on Saturday. This could well be the game-changer, as CPM general secretary Prakash Karat put it.

For one, it makes the going for BJP tough and dims hopes for the NDA to come to power at the Centre. But, it has helped resurrect the idea of a Third Front.

Kathua rape: BJP’s Lal Singh holds another roadshow, seeks CBI probe

The BJP leader was earlier forced to step down from Mehbooba Mufti’s Cabinet after public uproar over a rally taken out to demand a CBI probe.

Days after stepping down from the Mehbooba Mufti dispensation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Basholi, Choudhary Lal Singh, held a road show in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua on Tuesday to support the kin of the accused in the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl from Muslim nomad community.

Yashwant Sinha lambasts Modi govt, asks BJP MPs to speak up

Sinha said that after spending four years in power and presenting five budgets, the BJP government has used up all the opportunity to show results

Lamenting that after completing four years of their rule at the Centre, the NDA government has lost its way and the confidence of the voters, rebel BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called on party MPs to “speak up and save democracy and the country.”

Kathua rape: Accused demand narco test, next hearing on April 28

The victim’s father has moved the SC seeking safety and security of his family members and shifting of the trial from Jammu and Kashmir to Chandigarh

One of the accused in the Kathua gangrape on Monday demanded from the court a narco-test for all those accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal community. However, the Chief Judicial Magistrate has postponed the next hearing of the case to April 28, court sources here told UNI. They also said that the court has directed that copies of the chargesheet be provided to all the accused.