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George Fernandes: The Socialist who refused to make the faustian bargain with Gandhis

George Fernandes: The Socialist who refused to make the Faustian bargain with Gandhis

George Fernandes was a principled socialist leader who became active in Mumbai local politics in the 1960s

A sordid tale of Emergency: The illegal detention and torture of George Fernandes’ brother

As tributes flow in, Congress seems to have forgotten how they treated George Fernandes during the Emergency, when he was alive
George Fernandes passes away at 88

Goodbye, George Fernandes

I am no socialist, but yes I am capable of looking beyond that to appreciate a man with sincerely held beliefs. And a working moral compass.
PM Modi changes narrative: Opposition does self goal while opposing Modi govt's 10% reservation for economically backward

Narendra Modi’s latest move in the Ram Janmabhoomi case bound to put Congress in a fix

Modi government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking permission to release the land acquired around the site of Ram Janambhoomi at Ayodhya
Priyanka Vadra and Rahul Gandhi

I questioned Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and got threatened with ‘consequences’, are some leaders beyond question?

I asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra 5 innocuous questions in a video, and the party then proceeded to try and curb my freedom of expression

Modi government files petition in Supreme Court to release the excess land around Ram Janmabhoomi: Reports

In a massive development in the ever-burning Ram Janmabhoomi issue, the Modi government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to acquire the land around Ram Janmabhoomi

Kashmir: The three block war

In the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India, we are battling a multi-pronged hybrid war against terror.
Rohingyas travelling to southern states

No UN, just because Rohingyas hold a refugee card, India is not obligated to accept them

UNHCR has claimed that 27 of the 31 arrested are registered with the global agency as refugees and that they had been living in Jammu for the last several years

A history of India as it happened: Not as it has been written

The revisionism of India’s history books has gained ground in recent decades. Among many such soldiers of truth is Francois Gautier, a foreign French journalist who loved India so much that he stayed put in this country since 1971.
How Shekhar Gupta led The Print and the Telegraph spread dangerous lies about Polio vaccination

Fact-check: The Print and The Telegraph spread dangerous lies about Polio vaccine in India

It is indeed worrisome how big media like The Print, which is run by the Editors Guild chief Shekhar Gupta, no less and The Telegraph spread rumours and lies about the Polio vaccine
OpIndia Evening Dispatch: Here is everything that happened in the day

OpIndia Evening Dispatch: Sunday, 27th January 2019

Selected stories of the day for your evening reading.

Nambi Narayanan: A victim of India’s greatest politico-bureaucratic nexus, costing us huge accomplishments

The story of Nambi Narayanan is nothing short of a Bollywood thriller which unfortunately pushed India back a couple of decades in space technology.

Chhattisgarh: CM Bhupesh Baghel disrespects Indian National Flag by unfurling a pre-1947 Congress flag during Republic Day celebrations

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh chose to unfurl the flag adopted by the INC in 1931 instead of India's national flag causing disrespect to a national symbol

Twitter user lists out various initiatives of military modernisation under Modi government

The axiomatic call of duty rooted in a soldier has always been respected by this Government and given utmost importance

PM Modi’s first ‘Mann ki Baat’ with nation in 2019: Key takeaways

PM Modi addresses the nation through Mann ki Baat

Karnataka: Two die, 11 hospitalised after consuming prasad in Gangamma temple, one woman arrested

In December, too, a seer and his accomplices were arrested for allegedly poisoning 15 people to death by mixing pesticide in prasad

Around 430 small and marginal farmers and farm labourers in Punjab committed suicide in last one year: Bhartiya Kisan Union

Despite the farm loan waiver scheme, the farmer suicide seems to be on a rise.

You are wrong, NYT: It is our time now

The commentator, through the article in The New York Times, tries to make personal jibes at the Indian Prime Minister Modi without offering any data to substantiate the tall claims that are being made.
Priyanka Gandhi , the new Taimur of Indian politics

I was a Modi supporter, but with the entry of Priyanka Gandhi into active politics, I am all for Congress now

I am hereby declaring, with all the intellectual, suave English speaking power at my disposal, that I am now a Priyanka Gandhi Vadra fan
Prominent Christian politician creates rift in Kerala's ruling Communist alliance

Fact-check: On Republic Day 2019, Sitaram Yechury lies about the Constitution of India

Sitaram Yechury blatantly lies about the provenance constitution of India, which in its initial version didn't have 'Secular' and 'Socialism' in its Preamble

Republic Day 2019 Parade: An event of many firsts in pictures

The overall theme for the Republic Day celebrations this year is the 150th birth anniversary of MK Gandhi and most of the tableaux were themed on the remembrance of the freedom fighter.
Modi government gave Padma Bhushan to scientist Nambi Narayan: Here is how secular Govts wronged him

Padma Bhushan for Nambi Narayan, scientist whose life was destroyed by India’s ‘secular’ govts

Indian secularism finished Nambi Narayanan. It took India 20 more years to build the cryogenic engine Nambi Narayan was working on

‘Timing of the award might be misconstrued’: CM Naveen Patnaik’s sister, Gita Mehta, declines Padma award

The NDA government had conferred Padma Shri to Gita Mehta, sister of CM Naveen Patnaik, in the 'Foreigners' category for her distinguished work in Art and Literature

All you need to know about Republic day 2019: An occasion of many firsts

The 26th of January, 2019, will mark India's 70th Republic Day celebrations. The momentous occasion will be one of many firsts as well.
OpIndia investigates: How true is Congress claim that no planes are available for charter because BJP booked them all

OpIndia investigates: How true is Congress claim that no planes are available for charter because BJP booked them all

Rahul Gandhi led Congress party claimed that BJP had booked all available chartered planes for 2019 and that Congress was not struggling

Rahul Gandhi accidentally reveals he had a secret meeting with Chinese ministers during his Kailash visit

While talking about automation, Rahul Gandhi revealed that he had met Chinese ministers during is Kailash Mansarovar visit

Rahul Gandhi lies: This time about hate mongering

Rahul Gandhi conveniently forgets that it is his party leaders like Kamal Nath and Alpesh Thakor who have recently tried playing hate politics
Vivek Agnihotri speaks to OpIndia, calls The Wire report on movie 'No fathers in Kashmir' malicious and fake news

‘The movie is not stuck, the makers are’: CBFC member Vivek Agnihotri explains how The Wire twisted facts around ‘No fathers in Kashmir’

The media reports about the movie 'No fathers in Kashmir' meeting a roadblock with CBFC seems to be patently false

With Priyanka Gandhi’s wild card entry into active politics, Congress is all-in

With Priyanka Gandhi getting active in politics, (the announcement came when she was actually abroad, and she will take charge once she is back in India in February), Congress has put all the cards on the table.

The Print indulges in scaremongering, spreads fake news about shortage of polio vaccine in the country

The Print published an alarming report saying that India doesn’t have polio vaccine for the next round of immunization, which turned out to be fake

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