Siddharth Varadarajan and Anuj Srivas talk about the Union Budget 2018-2019.
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The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu talks to Yamini Aiyar, president and chief executive of the Centre for Policy Research.
On January 31, the world saw a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the phenomena known as the ‘blue moon’ and the ‘supermoon’.
Ambiguities and more talk than outlays mean that little is likely to change.
The police said the two men traveling with Pehlu Khan did not have the permit to take the cattle out of Rajasthan.
Welcome to The Wire’s live blog on the Modi government’s last full budget before 2019 elections.
Highlights of finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech.
This is what happens when you wear ‘nationalism glasses’.
Vinod Dua discusses how the media has been distracting the country from real issues and the fallout over Swara Bhasker’s open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The “truth is to be investigated… Loya talked of pressure and right now democracy is under threat”.
India’s downgrade has been attributed to the “strengthening of right-wing Hindu forces in an otherwise secular country”.
Following a joint declaration by the parties along with the tribal and civil society groups on January 29, the BJP state unit has sought time “till 12 noon of January 31” to rethink its decision.
Activists point out that women in the formal sector are given six months paid leave under the new Maternity Benefits Act, while those in the informal sector struggle to get just Rs 5,000.
According to sources, representations had poured in from Indians and non-resident Indians, ministries and state governments.
Vinod Dua discusses the upcoming Union budget 2018 and communal violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj.
Tawde, who belongs to the radical Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, is also the prime accused in the 2013 murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar.
The district magistrate took down his Facebook post after being trolled and abused online, but has said that he stands by his statement.
While BJP leaders walked out of the meeting alleging they had been “heckled and attacked”, AAP leaders said the BJP was objecting to media presence.
The Wire breaks down the Economic Survey’s assessment of FY 2017-2018, the outlook for FY 2018-2019 and what it means for the upcoming Budget.
The huge number of ‘unwanted girls’ is a direct result of the ‘son meta preference’ where parents continue to have children until they have the desired number of sons.
The court has asked Haryana, Rajasthan and UP to respond to a plea seeking contempt proceedings against the states for not following orders on curbing such violence.
Karan Thapar interviews former three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit about her memoir ‘Citizen Delhi – My Times, My Life’.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Gandhi by Hindutva fanatics. The Wire is reproducing the address Jawaharlal Nehru made to the nation that day.
The court was hearing a PIL which says the decision to introduce orange passports for those who are non-matriculate is discriminatory on several grounds.
The denouement in the Rakesh Asthana case, despite convincing grounds cited by the petitioner, only serves to highlight the threats to judicial independence voiced by the four SC judges.
Subramanian said the markets are surging because of money being diverted from real estate to gold and that vigilance should be increased to ensure that a sharp correction does not happen.
Whether any of this means the government will finally increase R&D spending to 1% of GDP or distribute resources more favourably on February 1 remains to be seen.
Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the communal violence in Kasganj and hooliganism by members of the Karni Sena with Smita Gupta from The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy and Vinod Agnihotri, Consulting Editor at Amar Ujala.
Prudent Electoral Trust donated 89% of its total contributions to BJP, while Janta Nirvachak Electoral Trust donated 100% of its total income to the party.
SPS Rathore was convicted of molesting a 14-year-old in 1990, three years before she committed suicide allegedly due to police harassment over the case.
The open letter, signed by 67 retired officers, catalogues the “continuing incidents of mindless violence” that have engulfed India these past few years.
Jagdamba Mall, a veteran RSS pracharak, who has been active in Nagaland for over four decades, contests The Wire’s story that revealed details of the Sangh’s draft Nagaland peace plan. New Delhi: Jagdamba Mall – a veteran Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak who has been active in Nagaland for over four […]
Open defecation, too, remains a problem in these two cities, with 13% of the slum households in Ajmer, and 8% of the slum households in Jhansi still practicing open defecation.
In the ‘Delhi Declaration’, the 11 leaders confirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability, maritime safety, freedom of navigation and overflight, and other lawful uses of the seas in the region.
Curfew has been imposed in Dima Hasao district following the police firing.
To highlight the ‘threat to the Indian constitution’ posed by BJP, opposition parties held an alternative Republic Day event in Mumbai.
Advocate Karuna Nundy speaks to veteran Indian jurist Fali Nariman to discuss issues plaguing the Supreme Court, including the recent composition of benches.
The Washington Post flushed out the story of the museum’s offer of the functional 18-carat toilet in a perfect metaphor for Trump’s presidency.
This rumour was propagated by various right-wing websites and social media personalities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asserted that a person earning Rs 200 a day by selling pakodas is also employed.