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Ashok Upadhyay

Ashok Upadhyay

Editor, India Today Televisionashok.upadhyay@aajtak.com
Editor, India Today Television.

By Ashok Upadhyay

Is the coronavirus hitting hard at minorities?

Health experts and academics are researching on the factors that could be driving the association between Covid-19 and ethnicity.

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Godse vs Jinnah: How the BJP treats admirers of the two historical figures

There is no known action on Sadhvi Pragya over appreciative remarks on Godse. In contrast, senior leaders like LK Advani and Jaswant Sinha faced the BJP's door for praising Mohd Ali Jinnah.

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Muzaffarpur AES deaths: How callous political leaders are compounding a cruel tragedy

From a late visit by CM Nitish Kumar to hospitals, to a minister asking for cricket scores during a meeting on the crisis, India's political leadership is failing its children.

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Can Priyanka Gandhi defeat Narendra Modi in Varanasi?

Though this is a tough option, here's how the arithmetic could stack up.

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How the BJP ignored court's observations in the Sajjan Kumar verdict

India needs a law that deters rabble-rousers from manufacturing riots in the country.

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Rafale controversy: What India Today RTI queries revealed about HAL and Dassault 'negotiations'

Dassault Aviation and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited are working together on Mirage upgrade and some overhaul projects.

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Eight tweets by PM Modi which may come to haunt him in the CBI infighting case

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made several comments against the government on Twitter when he was in the Opposition. Will he regret them now?

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Why HAL wasn't given the offset contract in the Rafale deal

Here's what supporters of the move have had to say.

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7 reasons why Prashant Kishor's entry into JD(U) is good news for Nitish Kumar

From a credible young face to upper caste vote banks, the political strategist has much to offer.

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Promises washed away? RTI reply reveals the depths of failures around the Namami Gange mission

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had said the Ganga would be ‘70 to 80 per cent’ cleaner by March 2019. But official data shows a starkly different picture.

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How the Assam NRC draft has left the BJP confused

While the party is keen to free India of illegal residents, it remains confused about the role it has to play in identifying them.

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When President Ram Nath Kovind ignored his own advice on Rajya Sabha nomination

In 2010, Kovind had opposed the nomination of Mani Shankar Aiyar as he was an active politician. Now, he has appointed an active BJP politician to the upper house.

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BJP-PDP break-up: Is Kashmir ready for fresh elections?

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the imposition of governor's rule in the state.

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1.5 years on: Why RBI is so clueless about demonetised currency

The apex bank has refused to reply many of the RTI queries filed by India Today.

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How Rahul Gandhi's Mandsaur speech has started a war of facts between Congress and BJP

Arun Jaitley wrote a Facebook post blasting the Congress president. A counter by Randeep Surjewala followed soon after.

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Why appointing KG Bopaiah as pro tem speaker is a controversial decision

The Supreme Court had earlier made strong observations on a floor test the BJP MLA conducted in October 2010.

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Karnataka verdict: Options ahead of the governor

Vajubhai Vala can go with majority party or invite an alliance.

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7 crucial factors that worked for BJP in Karnataka Assembly elections

The saffron party has delivered a crushing blow to the ruling Congress' chances of remaining a force in national politics.

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BJP may hate Jinnah, but come elections it can't do without Pakistan

Party president Amit Shah once again tried to drag Pakistan into its poll debate, this time in Karnataka.

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Why Modi government's arguments against elevating justice KM Joseph to SC fail

Here a look at the four reasons cited by the government and how tenable they are.

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10 reasons why India is facing a cash crunch and ATMs are running dry

There are several reasons being cited for this man-made crisis.

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10 things Ambedkar said in his lifetime that BJP wouldn't bear to hear

As the Dalit icon gets appropriated today with saffron hue, let us look at what he actually said.

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This is not fake news. Smriti Irani made fastest U-turn by a minister in India’s history

Let’s look at other such decisions by past governments.

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BJP sees humiliating defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-polls: 10 takeaways

The message for the Opposition is is clear - get united to stop the saffron tsunami, or remain divided and get drowned.

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Rajya Sabha polls: When senior lawyers made a strong case for themselves

Voting to elect 58 members to the upper house of Parliament will take place on March 23.

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What made Mayawati join hands with Akhilesh Yadav

The forthcoming Uttar Pradesh by-polls may set a 2015 Bihar-like experimental template in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

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Why I think the Modi wave is officially over

Neither the 'exclusive' interviews of prime minister got traction nor BJP saw any success at recent by-polls.

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Modi may be hitting corruption hard, but what has jail for 3 former CMs to do with him?

In none of the court cases involving the three political bigwigs now 'rotting in jail' did the PM or his government has a role to play.

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BJP double standards: Why Shivraj Singh Chouhan could get away with slapping a bodyguard

Rajdhani Yadav, who occupies a low rung on the party leadership ladder, has been arrested for a similar crime.

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Anant Kumar Hegde, Gyandev Ahuja and Hansraj Ahir: BJP's new big mouths

These elected leaders are only lowering the level of political discourse.

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