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Friday, Jan 17, 2020
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 (800 results)
Oct 22, 2019 02:24
The Centre announced the Jiyo Parsi Scheme in September 2013 to check the declining Parsi population. According to the Union minority affairs ministry, the population declined from about 114,000 in 1941 to 57,264 in 2011. read more
Oct 19, 2019 00:24
The provocation by the acting head of the Akak Takht, Giani Harpreet Singh was RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remark that India was a “Hindu Rashtra.” RSS hasn’t responded directly to the ban call although its affiliate, the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, said the... read more
Oct 10, 2019 10:28
The SJM’s announcement comes even as a crucial ministerial meeting on RCEP begins in Bangkok today. Even as negotiations are underway on whether India should join the 16 country Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the RSS is vehemently opposed to the trade ... read more
Oct 08, 2019 22:58
Hectic parleys have been on since Monday over matters related to RCEP in the government, the BJP, and among the party’s associates. read more
Oct 08, 2019 22:41
Bhagwat also stressed that belief in a “Hindu Rashtra” did not mean being “anti-minority”, and drew a distinction between the Sangh’s call for cow protection and the violence by vigilantes, asserting that the Sangh’s cadre are not involved in lynching,... read more
Oct 08, 2019 10:43
Mohan Bhagwat asked the government to take quick and stern action against those who break the law and disrupt peace. He also backed the government for making attempts to bring economy back on track. read more
Oct 07, 2019 03:50
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) general secretary incharge for the Maharashtra assembly polls, Bhupender Yadav, spoke to Smriti Kak Ramachandran about the seat-sharing talks with the Shiv Sena, the party’s focus on national issues versus regional... read more
Oct 05, 2019 23:45
While the government has not yet begun the process of regulating over-the-top (OTT) platforms, RSS functionaries said content creators have a larger role to play in ensuring self-regulation. read more
Oct 04, 2019 22:54
The event comes amid discontent over the August 31 publication of the final National Citizens Register (NRC) in Assam, aimed at identifying and weeding out illegal immigrants, that excluded 1.9 million people. read more
Oct 04, 2019 03:47
Biren Singh, who was in the national capital, met Union home minister Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda, said party functionaries aware of the developments. read more
Oct 01, 2019 08:48
A long-time functionary of the RSS, Sunil Ambekar in an interview to the HT spoke about the Sangh’s stance on issues such as a reservation, Hindutva and the need to educate the youth about the concept of dignity of labour. read more
Sep 28, 2019 00:00
While the Narendra Modi government has described the slowdown, which pushed economic growth down to an over six-year low of 5% in the quarter to June, as a cyclical process, the Opposition has blamed its economic policies for the downturn evidenced by... read more
Aug 06, 2019 00:10
On Monday, union home minister Amit Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha. read more