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Dhanush plays the main lead in Karnan.

Karnan to become first 50 crore grosser for Dhanush in Tamil Nadu

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 08:36 PM IST
  • Directed by Mari Selvaraj, Dhanush starrer Karnan is a hard-hitting portrait of caste divide and police brutality. It has already grossed an estimated 47 crore.
Sai Pallavi and Prakash Raj in a segment by Vetrimaaran.
Sai Pallavi and Prakash Raj in a segment by Vetrimaaran.

Paava Kadhaigal movie review: Shockingly realistic film on honour killing

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Paava Kadhaigal movie review: Netflix’s anthology film touches upon a number of taboo subjects such as same gender love, love involving a transgender character, caste politics, rape and inter-caste marriage.
File photo of Congress leader Jitin Prasada. (Photo @BrahamSamvad)
File photo of Congress leader Jitin Prasada. (Photo @BrahamSamvad)

Congress leader’s T-20 move to aid UP Brahmins. Narrow mindset, says BJP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Congress leader Jitin Prasada said there is a spurt in crime, and targeted attacks against Brahmins have come to the party’s notice.
Girraj Dandotia admitted to writing to police stations but insisted it was a routine information gathering on his office’s part(PTI)
Girraj Dandotia admitted to writing to police stations but insisted it was a routine information gathering on his office’s part(PTI)

MP: Minister’s office asks for details of police personnel, opposition blames him for caste politics

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Girraj Dandotia’s office wrote to the police stations last week after he faced a protest at Datterhra village during his tour in the constituency
The Sunderbans.(Shutterstock)
The Sunderbans.(Shutterstock)

Review: Blood Island by Deep Halder

Hindustan Times | By Prerna Madan
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Deep Halder’s Blood Island attempts to present the truth about the 1979 Marichjhapi massacre.
New Delhi, India - July 5, 2017: Sushil Kumar Modi BJP opposition leader in Bihar briefs the media personnel at Delhi BJP Headquarter(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - July 5, 2017: Sushil Kumar Modi BJP opposition leader in Bihar briefs the media personnel at Delhi BJP Headquarter(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘This verdict is a slap on the faces of those who banked on caste politics’

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:01 AM IST
State BJP spearhead and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said the same tempo would be maintained in the 2020 assembly elections in the state
Buoyed by the sweep in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi says the tempo will be maintained in the 2020 assembly elections.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Buoyed by the sweep in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi says the tempo will be maintained in the 2020 assembly elections.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘State polls will be walkover for NDA’, says Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi

Hindustan Times | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 08:07 AM IST
“The verdict is a slap on the face of those who banked on caste politics [and] treated voters as [their] fiefdoms,” Sushil Kumar Modi said.
‘The BJP, she asserted, is not coming to power again and Modi’s dream of becoming the PM again will not be fulfilled.’ BSP supremo Mayawati.(HT Photo)
‘The BJP, she asserted, is not coming to power again and Modi’s dream of becoming the PM again will not be fulfilled.’ BSP supremo Mayawati.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘He hasn’t faced the pain of casteism’: Mayawati hits back at PM Modi

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Mayawati’s attack came in the backdrop of PM Modi’s attack on SP-BSP alliance at his Azamgarh rally on Thursday where accused the BSP and SP of indulging in caste politics.
Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘AAP will face problems. The party is new, so is its W Delhi candidate’: Mahabal Mishra(HT Photo)
Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘AAP will face problems. The party is new, so is its W Delhi candidate’: Mahabal Mishra(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘AAP will face problems. The party is new, so is its W Delhi candidate’: Mahabal Mishra

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The party’s only Purvanchali candidate, Mishra said he would win with his ‘Sarvanchali’ (reach to people from all regions) approach.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally for the Lok Sabha polls, in Banda, Thursday, April 25, 2019.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally for the Lok Sabha polls, in Banda, Thursday, April 25, 2019.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | ‘BSP, SP busy distributing my caste certificate’: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Addressing an election rally in UP’s Banda on Thursday, PM Modi accused at the SP-BSP-RLD alliance of indulging in caste politics.
With Jatavs rallying behind the BSP, the BJP is concentrating on the non-Jatav Dalit vote bank in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
With Jatavs rallying behind the BSP, the BJP is concentrating on the non-Jatav Dalit vote bank in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP ramps up its Dalit outreach, eyes non-Jatav votes in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Th BJP’s move to mobilise Dalit voters in Uttar Pradesh comes even as political observers says the SP- BSP alliance will give a tough fight to the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls in the state.
Activists holds portraits of 20th century social reformer BR Ambedkar during a protest in Kolkata.(AFP File Photo)
Activists holds portraits of 20th century social reformer BR Ambedkar during a protest in Kolkata.(AFP File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Why caste trumps class in political strategy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 08:56 AM IST
. According to the NFHS, the population share of upper castes, OBCs, SCs and STs in India is 24%, 45%, 21% and 9%, respectively.
Vidisha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_25_2018_000181A)(PTI)
Vidisha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections campaign, in Vidisha, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_25_2018_000181A)(PTI)

They threatened to bomb us, now roaming with begging bowl: PM’s jab at Pak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 09:54 AM IST
Modi also hit out at the Congress for indulging in “caste politics and touching a new low in politics” in a reference to the main opposition party’s leaders comment on the Prime Minister’s caste and his parents.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav at a conference in New Delhi on September 18.(PTI File Photo)
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav at a conference in New Delhi on September 18.(PTI File Photo)

Caste-based untouchability has ended but ‘political untouchability’ has been invented, says Ram Madhav

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Ram Madhav says speaking at an event to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela.
ABVP activists campaign ahead of Delhi University students’ union elections.(Amal KS /HT Photo)
ABVP activists campaign ahead of Delhi University students’ union elections.(Amal KS /HT Photo)

DUSU elections: No caste-based vote appeals, police tell candidates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 03:41 AM IST
Ahead of the Delhi University students’ union elections, Delhi Police has issued an advisory stating that strict action will be taken against any caste-based vote appeal or any gesture that may hurt feelings of any community.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari alleged that AAP feels that Atishi’s caste surname might be “politically damaging”, and hence, she was “compelled” to drop it.(HT File Photo)
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari alleged that AAP feels that Atishi’s caste surname might be “politically damaging”, and hence, she was “compelled” to drop it.(HT File Photo)

BJP accuses AAP of playing caste politics after Atishi Marlena drops surname

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 07:19 PM IST
A source in the AAP had said Atishi’s surname was Singh and the second name, Marlena, was given by her parents, apparently after Communist thinkers Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. The party has rejected reports that it forced Atishi to change her last name because it was “Christian-sounding”.
MLA and outgoing state BJP president Ashok Parnami at a press conference in Jaipur on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
MLA and outgoing state BJP president Ashok Parnami at a press conference in Jaipur on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Congress has throttled democracy in last 70 years, says Parnami

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Parnami claimed that the BJP would be able to form the government in Karnataka with 112 MLAs.
File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meeting the Lingayat community Seers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meeting the Lingayat community Seers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka election results 2018: RSS says Congress’ Lingayat card backfired

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 06:47 PM IST
The RSS, which perceives the proposal to recognise the Lingayats as a religious minority as a move to divide the Hindu electorate, has, however, maintained a diplomatic stance on the issue.
Members of the Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against Supreme Court’s judgement diluting provisions of the SC-ST atrocities Act, near Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Members of the Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against Supreme Court’s judgement diluting provisions of the SC-ST atrocities Act, near Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

SC/ST Act: Centre’s review plea politically motivated, says BJP MLA

PTI, Ballia | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Surendra Singh, a BJP MLA from Baira, said the Supreme Court had not changed the SC/ST Act, but has only said that its misuse should be stopped and innocent people should not be harassed.
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