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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Smriti Kak Ramachandran


Smriti covers an intersection of politics and governance. Having spent over a decade in journalism, she combines old fashioned leg work with modern story telling tools.

articles by Smriti Kak Ramachandran (722 results)
Jun 18, 2019 07:37
The ministry is mandated to oversee the anti-drug policies and programmes. It has prepared a national action plan for drug demand reduction for 2018-2025 to focus on preventive education, awareness generation, counselling and treatment and rehabilitation... read more
Jun 16, 2019 23:10
Bhagwat said efforts were underway to derail India from its path towards progress and divisions within the polity and society will only aid the external forces that want so. read more
Jun 15, 2019 23:43
These communities are counted among the most backward, and over 265 such communities have not been able to benefit from caste-based quotas in government jobs and educational institutions, according to a 2018 report of the government-appointed Idate ... read more
Jun 13, 2019 19:32
The information and broadcasting ministry has also sought a report on the incident, which was caught on camera. read more
Jun 06, 2019 19:11
The BSM, however, wants the government to ensure that academics and not bureaucrats are in charge in key positions in the education sector. It has cited the example of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) that is headed by a scientist. read more
May 31, 2019 07:24
Discussions on critical issues had been on for months and there are no disagreements of the sort that marked the Sangh-BJP equation during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime, one of the functionaries said on condition of anonymity. read more
May 29, 2019 07:19
The RSS is the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janata Party that has stormed back to power by winning 353 seats along with its allies in the Lok Sabha polls read more
May 28, 2019 07:13
In an attempt to increase its footprint in the southern states, the BJP  will recast itself as a pan-Indian party and not a “Hindi-speaking outfit” in time for the next Lok Sabha election, senior functionaries said read more
May 24, 2019 22:18
Bhupender Yadav, general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of governance struck a chord with the people, so they elected him for the second time in a row. read more
May 24, 2019 08:26
Delivering a rousing speech at the BJP headquarters that was teeming with loyalists, mediapersons and security personnel, Modi likened himself to a fakir (ascetic), even as the party chose to crown him as the leader of the fiercely fought election. read more
May 24, 2019 07:23
For the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) big win is not only a referendum on the saffron party’s performance on national security and on economic and international fronts, but also a sign that its social engineering has... read more
May 23, 2019 16:06
During the five-year-term, efforts were made to take schemes to the poor in a transparent manner, decisions were taken in national interest, said the BJP leader. read more
May 22, 2019 07:12
Disagreement over the procedure followed for deciding MCC cases erupted in the poll body following Lavasa’s objection to the process followed to give clean chits to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Congress... read more
May 21, 2019 17:54
According to a functionary at the poll panel, Lavasa has been insisting on setting a process in place for dealing with MCC cases. read more
May 18, 2019 12:22
According to a person aware of the developments, Lavasa first wrote to Arora on May 4, pointing out the need for more “transparency” in deciding issues related to model code of conduct violations. read more