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MG Vaidya also worked as the chief editor of Tarun Bharat, a mouthpiece of the Sangh Parivar. (Photo @RSSorg)

RSS ideologue MG Vaidya dies at 97

Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:03 PM IST
A former Sanskrit professor of a local Christian missionary college, MG Vaidya also served the RSS as Akhil Bharatiya Bouddhikh Pramukh (chief of intellectual cell of RSS) and the spokesman of the organisation for over eight decades
Sushil Kumar Modi has been serving as the deputy CM of Bihar since 2017.(ANI photo)
Sushil Kumar Modi has been serving as the deputy CM of Bihar since 2017.(ANI photo)

Sushil Modi to step down as deputy CM, Tarkishore Prasad might take over

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Sushil Kumar Modi thanked the BJP and the Sangh Parivar for the 40 years of his political life and said that he would discharge whatever responsibility would be given to him in a tweet.
Police have ruled out political angles in the latest killing.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Police have ruled out political angles in the latest killing.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

CPI (M) worker stabbed to death in Kerala, Marxists blame right wing groups

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Local people said a clash between two groups led to the murder.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the measure in Malda district while attending a mass marriage of tribals organised by the administration.(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the measure in Malda district while attending a mass marriage of tribals organised by the administration.(PTI PHOTO.)

Weeks after taking a swipe at RSS-affiliated outfits, Mamata attends mass marriage for tribals

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Banerjee had condemned mass marriages of tribal people from poor economic backgrounds conducted by different Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated organisations in February. She had alleged that these events were the Sangh Parivar’s attempt to convert the followers of the Sari/Sarna religion of the tribal people into Hindus.
A mas marriage organised buy the VHP in Kumargran in Bengal’s Alipurduar district in December 2018.(Sourced)
A mas marriage organised buy the VHP in Kumargran in Bengal’s Alipurduar district in December 2018.(Sourced)

Sangh Parivar’s mass marriage of tribal people hits speed breaker in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The Mamata Banerjee administration has started treating mass marriages as “conversion drive”.
A file photo of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat(HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat(HT PHOTO)

RSS to hold meeting of highest policy-making body for the first time in Odisha

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 09:22 AM IST
Political observers point to the significance of the timing of the RSS meeting in Odisha, coming at a time when the BJP is making rapid strides and has emerged as the main opposition party in the state.
An archival image of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Film exploring his last days is being opposed by the party he formed.(HT Archival Photo)
An archival image of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Film exploring his last days is being opposed by the party he formed.(HT Archival Photo)

Party formed by Netaji to move court against makers of Gumnaami; alleges saffron camp influence

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 03:10 PM IST
The Bloc has also called for a mass boycott of Gumnaami, released on October 2, and alleged that the movie shows Bose as Gumnaami Baba under the influence of the Sangh Parivar. Gumnaami Baba was a monk with no social identity, who lived in Uttar Pradesh and was believed by some to be Bose in disguise
Nagpur: Bollywood veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty pays tribute to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader K B Hedgewar during a visit to RSS headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra.(PTI Photo)
Nagpur: Bollywood veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty pays tribute to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader K B Hedgewar during a visit to RSS headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra.(PTI Photo)

Actor Mithun Chakraborty meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur

Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradeep Kumar Maitra
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The Bollywood actor and former Trinamool Rajya Sabha member is learnt to have spent an hour at the RSS headquarters and then visited the Hedgewar memorial.
Bhagwat often holds such interactions with the journalists in the national capital and in states, but this is perhaps the first time that the RSS chief is meeting journalists working for foreign publications.(HT image)
Bhagwat often holds such interactions with the journalists in the national capital and in states, but this is perhaps the first time that the RSS chief is meeting journalists working for foreign publications.(HT image)

Mohan Bhagwat to meet 70 int’l journalists to explain the functioning of RSS

New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:58 PM IST
An RSS leader said that the idea for such an interaction was being discussed within the organization since the April-May parliamentary elections when a section of the foreign media reportedly presented the Sangh parivar affiliates in a poor light.
Khaibar Ali (43) along with his father Jahur Ali (73) and mother Sarifa Bebi (54) check the names in the recently published final list of the National Register of Citizens, Baska district, Assam, September 1, 2019(PTI)
Khaibar Ali (43) along with his father Jahur Ali (73) and mother Sarifa Bebi (54) check the names in the recently published final list of the National Register of Citizens, Baska district, Assam, September 1, 2019(PTI)

NRC: Assam Accord is the legal shield for many of those excluded from the updated register

By Sushanta Talukdar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 04:30 PM IST
New narratives may influence the demand for making 1951 the cut-off year for identification of “Illegal Bangladeshi migrants” pushed by the BJP and the Sangh Parivar as well as those opposed to the cut-off date of 1971
The BJP and the Sangh parivar consider the 18th century ruler of Mysore a tyrant who has killed many Hindus and forced many to convert to Islam.(HT Photo)
The BJP and the Sangh parivar consider the 18th century ruler of Mysore a tyrant who has killed many Hindus and forced many to convert to Islam.(HT Photo)

BJP MLAs ask Yeddyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:50 AM IST
In his letter, Bopaiah has petitioned the chief minister to order the withdrawal of cases against Hindu activists charged for protesting against Tipu Jayanti.
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)

BJP MLAs ask Yediyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

BENGALURU | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:38 AM IST
In 2015, the Sangh had opposed former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s move to start Tipu Jayanti celebrations. Severe protests had then erupted across the state, especially in Kodagu district where one person died.
In September 2017, the government denied permission for BJP president Amit Shah’s meeting at Netaji Indoor Stadium saying that it was already booked.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
In September 2017, the government denied permission for BJP president Amit Shah’s meeting at Netaji Indoor Stadium saying that it was already booked.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Left party wants permission to hold anti-BJP meet in Bengal. Mamata says yes

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 07:58 PM IST
The conference titled Sanghati Ebong Protirodh (Solidarity and Resistance) will be held on July 30 at the Netaji Indoor Stadium that has a seating capacity of about 12,000 people. The CPI (ML)(Liberation) is a faction of the CPI(ML).
BJP Parliamentary Board is expected to meet in Delhi on Wednesday to give a go ahead to Yeddyurappa regarding government formation. (ANI Photo)
BJP Parliamentary Board is expected to meet in Delhi on Wednesday to give a go ahead to Yeddyurappa regarding government formation. (ANI Photo)

‘Awaiting orders from Delhi’: Yeddyurappa on Karnataka govt formation

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 04:36 PM IST
The 14-month old Congress-JDS coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy collapsed on Tuesday after losing the vote of confidence in the assembly in a climax to three-week long intense power struggle.
In 2019, the election was very clearly posited as one between those who wanted Modi as prime minister and those who did not want Modi(Bloomberg)
In 2019, the election was very clearly posited as one between those who wanted Modi as prime minister and those who did not want Modi(Bloomberg)

Opinion| Is India turning more presidential?

Hindustan Times | By Prashant Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:31 PM IST
May 23 won’t just give us a new government, but also a glimpse into the new turns in Indian politics
Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, a 10.5 ft tusker has been banned from public display after it killed two persons in February.(HT PHOTO)
Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, a 10.5 ft tusker has been banned from public display after it killed two persons in February.(HT PHOTO)

Ban on celebrity jumbo threatens to take sheen out of Thrissur Pooram

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 07:23 PM IST
The tallest domesticated jumbo in the state at 10.5 ft, Ramachandran plays a key role in Pooram festivities every year but has been banned from public display this year.
Behind Rangaswamy’s fandom, an industry of saffronization has been at work in Karnataka. That story begins on top of a lush green hill three hours, or a 150 kilometres away, in the popular vacation spot of Chikmagaluru.(PTI)
Behind Rangaswamy’s fandom, an industry of saffronization has been at work in Karnataka. That story begins on top of a lush green hill three hours, or a 150 kilometres away, in the popular vacation spot of Chikmagaluru.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sangh push to Karnataka BJP campaign

By Revati Laul and Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 07:47 PM IST
The “bring Baba Budangiri back to the Hindus” movement gained currency over the following two decades. It turned the hilltop into the Sangh Parivar’s Ayodhya of the South.
Women work in a MGNREGS project in Churachandpur, a Kuki stronghold in Manipur.(Revati Laul)
Women work in a MGNREGS project in Churachandpur, a Kuki stronghold in Manipur.(Revati Laul)

BJP aims to strike a fine balance

Hindustan Times | By Revati Laul
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 07:24 AM IST
In Manipur, therefore, the party and the umbrella of Hindu nationalist institutions that make up the Sangh Parivar, have had to shift gear to enable their candidates to compete.
Both the RSS and VHP have asked the government to hold the perpetrators to account, but the bombast is missing.(PTI)
Both the RSS and VHP have asked the government to hold the perpetrators to account, but the bombast is missing.(PTI)

In poll year, RSS affiliates tone down rhetoric on Pulwama attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 07:32 AM IST
In contrast with the aggressive reaction to the Pathankot attack, the response of the Sangh Parivar to the Pulwama car bombing has been muted. The VHP and RSS have toned down calls for retribution and statements issued by key functionaries convey their faith in the government.
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said a magnificent Ram temple would come up in Ayodhya .(PTI)
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said a magnificent Ram temple would come up in Ayodhya .(PTI)

Ram temple will come up in Ayodhya, government doing everything it can: RSS chief Bhagwat

Allahabad | By Pawan Dixit/Kenneth John
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 11:07 PM IST
A proposal for the temple was approved at the meet where saints called upon people to give another term to the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
Award-winning Malayalam film director Priyanandan alleged he was manhandled and attacked with cow dung by a group of RSS and BJP activists in Kerala’s Thrissur on Friday morning.(Facebook)
Award-winning Malayalam film director Priyanandan alleged he was manhandled and attacked with cow dung by a group of RSS and BJP activists in Kerala’s Thrissur on Friday morning.(Facebook)

Malayalam film director Priyanandan alleges cow dung attack by RSS workers in Kerala’s Thrissur

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Malayalam film director Priyanandan was in the news recently for posting a comment on Facebook about the ongoing agitation in Sabarimala. The director alleged that he was overpowered by a group of men, who flung cow dung at him and manhandled him when he went out of his house to fetch milk.
The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was closed Sunday marking the culmination of the over two-month-long stormy annual pilgrimage season.(AFP)
The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was closed Sunday marking the culmination of the over two-month-long stormy annual pilgrimage season.(AFP)

Sabarimala closes gates but political slugfest continues

Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 10:52 PM IST
Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandmayi, who was the chief guest at the gathering, called temples pillars of India civilisation.
A bomb blast was reported from Perambra in Kozhikode district, while a CPI (M) worker’s house was attacked.(PTI)
A bomb blast was reported from Perambra in Kozhikode district, while a CPI (M) worker’s house was attacked.(PTI)

Kerala tense over Sabarimala, 1,800 arrested; cops take out flag march

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Kannur, which is notorious for clashes between RSS and Left workers that claimed more than 300 lives in three decades, a RSS office was set on fire early on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on Ram temple had come amidst heightened demands for an ordinance to allow the temple construction.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on Ram temple had come amidst heightened demands for an ordinance to allow the temple construction.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

PM’s statement on Ram Temple goes against secularism of nation: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2019 04:38 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments had come amidst heightened demands by Hindutva organisations, including the RSS, for an ordinance to allow the temple construction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(REUTERS file photo)

‘Let judicial process be over’, says PM Modi on ordinance for Ram Temple

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 07:01 PM IST
The BJP, as articulated in its manifesto, wants building of a majestic Ram temple in Ayodhya. Recently, there has been a renewed pitch within the party as well as by its sister organisations in the Sangh Parivar for expediting the process of construction of the temple.
As the Hindu right-wing outfits have started raising the pitch for the Ram temple, Uddhav has not wasted any time to pick up the issue.(HT FILE)
As the Hindu right-wing outfits have started raising the pitch for the Ram temple, Uddhav has not wasted any time to pick up the issue.(HT FILE)

Will the Ram temple issue help Shiv Sena?

Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 07:44 AM IST
The Ram temple issue has not become that big, though some outfits are planning to take it across India. So why is the Sena doing this now?
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday justified police action in Sabarimala, saying those who tried to create trouble were arrested on Sunday night.(PTI)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday justified police action in Sabarimala, saying those who tried to create trouble were arrested on Sunday night.(PTI)

They weren’t Ayyappa devotees’: Kerala CM justifies police action in Sabarimala

Kozhikode(Kerala) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Asserting that his government was with the devotees, Vijayan said it was being targeted for trying to implement the Supreme Court order permitting entry of all women into the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.
Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away in Bengaluru on Monday. He was undergoing treatment for cancer.(HT File Photo)
Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away in Bengaluru on Monday. He was undergoing treatment for cancer.(HT File Photo)

Ananth Kumar: A strategist who anchored BJP’s growth in Karnataka

Hindustan Times | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:43 PM IST
A staunch Advani loyalist in his early years , he was part of the party’s quartet of strong leaders, the others being Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu
Shah said that the Opposition attempts at cobbling together an alliance to take on a “Modi-fied BJP” was no threat to the party.(HT file photo)
Shah said that the Opposition attempts at cobbling together an alliance to take on a “Modi-fied BJP” was no threat to the party.(HT file photo)

Shah, Sangh discuss ways to unite Hindus, leverage Kumbh mela

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2018 11:48 AM IST
BJP chief Amit Shah and leaders from several Sangh Parivar affiliates discussed the importance of a Dalit outreach ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Supreme Court had opened the doors of Sabarimala to women of all ages in a 4-1 judgment on Friday, annulling the age-old tradition of the temple to deny the right of worship to women aged between 10 and 50 years.(AP File Photo)
The Supreme Court had opened the doors of Sabarimala to women of all ages in a 4-1 judgment on Friday, annulling the age-old tradition of the temple to deny the right of worship to women aged between 10 and 50 years.(AP File Photo)

Sabarimala verdict: Kerala govt asks shrine board to implement SC order, BJP for ordinance to restore status quo

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 07:12 PM IST
The BJP and the broader Sangh Parivar affiliates have called for a meeting on October 8 at Kochi to chalk out a strategy and are planning to move a review petition in the Supreme Court.
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