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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)
May 18, 2019 07:20
Lavasa has insisted that he will do so only after dissent notes and minority decisions are included in the orders of the commission. read more
May 17, 2019 07:31
According to a person aware of developments, two of BJP’s main demands that were met included the removal of Rajiv Kumar and increasing deployment of central forces in the state. read more
May 15, 2019 07:20
Voter turnout in each of the six phases concluded thus far has been 1-2% more than in 2014, with a significant increase in some states such as in Kerala and in some seats in Madhya Pradesh (MP). read more
May 13, 2019 07:32
Volunteers of the VKA, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), are holding daily meetings and making door-to-door visits to ensure tribal votes do not drift away from the BJP again, as had happened during the 2018 assembly polls, resulting... read more
May 09, 2019 07:54
With 17 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats going to the polls on May 12 and 19, the BJP is aspiring to pull off as good a showing in Bengal as it did in Uttar Pradesh in 2014. read more
May 07, 2019 07:30
For most of his life, Ramnaresh Jatav spend most of his income on his son’s education, but without complaint. After all, he reasoned, the expense was an investment in his family’s future. read more
May 06, 2019 07:47
Within minutes of Congress president Rahul Gandhi calling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah a “murder accused” at a rally in Madhya Pradesh on April 23, the legal cell of the BJP got busy. read more
May 03, 2019 07:38
The first documentary, Bhagva Atank Brahmajal (saffron terror illusion), according to the producer Raj Chawla, is based on case diaries. read more
May 03, 2019 07:30
Pragya Thakur’s candidacy is seen by analysts as signalling the return of Hindutva as one of the poll planks of the BJP, which has been juggling between economic development and nationalism as its central themes in the ongoing Lok Sabha election cam... read more
May 03, 2019 07:17
Part of the much-neglected Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, voters in the Khajuraho Lok Sabha seat complain of issues ranging from water scarcity, slow pace of development to the absence of political will to change the fortune of the city and its... read more
Apr 27, 2019 07:15
Pragya Thakur, who is out on bail in a terror case, has also been targeting Singh for allegedly coining the term “saffron terror”. Singh had later clarified that terrorism had no colour, and saffron symbolised valour, and had religious connotations. read more
Apr 18, 2019 22:58
The RSS writ ran large in the selection of Malegaon blast-accused Pragya Thakur as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. read more
Apr 18, 2019 05:59
Even as BJP has promised to double farm incomes by 2022 and claims to have increased the minimum support price of crops to 1.5 times the cost of production, farmers across the state are unhappy over unpaid dues for sugarcane and having to sell their... read more
Apr 11, 2019 09:24
This comes after the Election Commission (EC) wrote to the ministry on Tuesday about airtime coverage given to various political parties being “disproportionate and not balanced”. read more
Apr 10, 2019 06:37
Bhupender Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary in charge of Bihar and Gujarat, spoke to Hindustan Times about the party’s recently released manifesto. read more