Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
Despite repeated reminders from courts that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory, government violations continue.
There is clear conflict of interest in Rajeev Chandrasekhar being part of the parliamentary committee on defence and investing in private defence manufacturing.
General Bipin Rawat may be right to warn those who try to obstruct anti-militancy operations, but labelling separatism and militancy with terrorism is not the solution.
Ending the 10-day impasse in Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami has been invited by the governor to form the government and seek a vote of confidence as soon as possible.
The court was responding to a petition from a Channapatna-based tailor who had raised concerns over the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for PDS.
The key to dealing with internal security is to keep the focus on both the people and society, and on the rule of law that, regrettably, ‘has been undermined by the rule of politics,’ says Vice President Hamid Ansari.
The implosion of the Rafale deal and the disappointing indigenous LCA opens up a gold-mine for American, European and Russian firms.
Both the former and current RBI governors are surely acquainted with the Gujarati saying “Kona Baapni Diwali”. This cannot be the Centre’s stance when it comes to solving India’s NPA crisis.
A golden median between an ex-ante and ex-post approach is possible to achieve, if flexibility is at the core of TRAI’s regulatory ethos.
Unusual citations in the survey could indicate the awkward situation of the chief economic adviser, in the face of interference by the finance minister or even the prime minister’s office.
Computer emergency response teams are looking into the incident, an official said.
Three other soldiers were injured but are now stable, an official said.
The US company is keen to switch F-16 production to India, as long as the Indian government agrees to order hundreds of the planes, but concedes it needs to get the Trump administration on board first.
India Gears Up to Defend its Internet Rights Regime as it Fully Operationalises Mass Surveillance Project
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
With the implementation of central criminal tracking databases going slow, the Telangana police is effectively building its own StateGRID without any major cyber security or privacy protections.
Even as various Competition Commission hearings loom, a prominent US-based equity research group has effectively accused Reliance and the Modi government of crony capitalism.
Where do Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur stand in terms of mental healthcare? And why is it necessary for politicians to take the issue more seriously?
There’s very little sensitivity being shown in forcefully shoving India’s small traders and producers into the formal economy. To what extent will this affect the BJP’s support base?
Given the imperious attitude of new leaders to institutions of the old order, the questioning of central bank independence is a given.
Using military activities to shop for votes will lead to political mud-slinging, to the detriment of the honour and sanctity of the special forces.
CAPFs face infrastructural deficiencies, poor personnel management, lack of medical facilities and inadequate promotional opportunities, which affects the morale of officers and leads to a high attrition rate.
The BSF has denied arresting Tej Bahadur Yadav and claimed that his voluntary retirement plea was rejected on the grounds that a court of inquiry into his allegations is pending.
The survey does not lift the mist of confusion on India’s macroeconomic situation after demonetisation, while the conservative fiscal stance being proposed will only lead to an aggravation of the problems confronting the economy.
Inflationary concerns aside, we also have to realise that fiscal deficits are always accompanied by trade deficits.
Despite emphasis on ’empowerment’ over ‘entitlements’, which comes with its own set of problems, health and education remain invisible in the Modi government’s social policy agenda.
Rs 119.70 crore was owed to Air India by the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of chartered flights by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
From potentially slashing middle-class subsidies as a method of funding a UBI, to eyeing the RBI’s reserves as a means of creating a ‘Bad Bank’, this year’s Economic Survey tackles three pressing issues.
The economy requires a massive increase in government expenditure to overcome the drastic impact of demonetisation. But will this cause foreign capital to depart?
Relieving the cash constraints of the poor is a critical way forward in the light of the high dependence of the poor upon non-institutional lenders.
Violations of regulations continued unchecked under both Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, while successive governments at the Centre chose not to act either.
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
After demonetisation, the NDA government needs to get its affairs in order: starting from reviving private investment to delivering on social programmes.
Army chief Bipin Rawat may have benefitted from the ‘invisible hands’, but he should take a strong stance on keeping the army free from ideological penetration.
The Madras high court is inching closer to a final verdict on allegations of large-scale loot, with official collusion, of precious minerals from the coast of Tamil Nadu
The first step should encouraging an innovation culture that encourages people to solve mundane and everyday problems in a decentralised way.
With no helpline or information centre to go to, parents from economically weaker sections wanting to admit their child in a private school through the Right to Education Act struggle to gather basic information about the policy.
Long term trends suggest India’s growth story is kept alive through higher government expenditure: GDP from public administration has now surpassed the GDP from the agriculture sector.
The charge was refuted and dubbed as a ploy to defame the civic bodies that are controlled by the BJP.
The RBI must now revisit its blanket refusal to answer an RTI query on demonetisation and provide a proper reply in a fortnight’s time.