POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 20:55 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 20:55 IST

It showed up first in a weekly gossip column some 10 days back:

In Gujarat, Modi kept a close watch on what his Cabinet colleagues and others in the party were up to. The PM seems to have developed an effective feedback mechanism in Delhi as well. Recently, the son of a minister was reportedly asked to come to Modi’s residence. The PM praised him for his good work, but then slipped in a remark that had the young man rattled. Modi said it had come to his knowledge that some money had exchanged hands for the posting of an official. Modi asked him to return the money. The son and his father certainly got the message.

The rumours in the Delhi grapevine had of course done the rounds earlier, but once it reached the mainstream press gossip columns, it was soon on Twitter, with the ever-faithful Modi bhaktas presenting it as the great deed of their Great Leader.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 20:55 IST, Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 20:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 19:46 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 19:16 IST

A video purportedly showing BJP's controversial Loksabha MP from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath, making incendiary comments has brought the focus back on the BJP's Hindutva agenda and the attempts to polarise people on religious and communal lines.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 19:46 IST, Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 19:16 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 23:42 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 23:42 IST

Outlook archives: U.R. Ananthamurthy

Renowned historian Ramachandra Guha was one of the many leading public figures to pay rich tributes to U.R. Ananthamurthy today. Guha insightfully tweeted: UR Ananthamurthy had three simultaneous careers; as novelist, educationist, and controversialist: and he was influential in all. And true to form, controversy marked the Jnanpith awardee's death as well

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 23:42 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 23:42 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 14:15 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 14:15 IST

Finane minister Arun Jaitley has caused shocked anger at his callous remarks about the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in 2012.

While addressing a conference of state tourism ministers on Thursday, August 21, Jaitley said:

"One small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world over is enough to cost us millions of dollars in terms of lower tourism"

When a storm of protest broke over his shocking statement that seemed to trivialise the Dec 16, 2012 rape that shook India, the finance and defence minister merely said that he regretted his remark was misconstrued.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 14:15 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 14:15 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 23:59 IST

Meerut. A man is riding a motorcycle. A young woman is riding pillion. The motorcycle brushes against a car. Five young men get out of the car and brutally attack the motorcycle rider. Onlookers watch. No one comes to the man's rescue. Finally, the young woman joins in and helps beat up the assailants.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 23:59 IST
     
 
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