Nirmala Sitharaman’s insistence that currency fluctuations are the “new normal” hides a crucial fact: that the “real effective exchange rate” is affected by the fiscal decisions of central and state governments.
The government seems to either not notice or not care about the many glitches in the Aadhaar system, as it enters more and more parts of our lives.
An injured jawan, brought to a hospital in Raipur, said the CRPF patrol was attacked by around 300 Maoist guerrillas.
The farmers have called off their 40-day agitation after chief minister Palaniswami promised to meet their demands but say they will resume protesting if Palaniswami doesn’t meet their demands.
The fall in prices of agricultural commodities is always seen as nothing more than a game of numbers that is played routinely, year after year.
Activists have said that the government’s rehabilitation efforts in Bawana are inadequate and that precautionary measures weren’t taken after a very similar fire four years ago.
Various former judges believe that rejecting post-retirement appointments on the basis of Intelligence Bureau inputs is discouraging and troubling.
Over the course of a judicial inquiry into a 2012 incident that left 17 people dead, villagers in Bastar have come together to question the role security forces’ played.
So far, erratic and anecdotal research has informed the Aadhar debate. As a result, a number of concerns have remained insufficiently analysed.
In conversation with Anirudh Krishna, whose research has focused on poor communities and individuals in developing countries.
Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra is not like garden-variety trolls; he sits in judgment over others at the Armed Forces Tribunal.
As the next hearing in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan vs Union of India approaches, activists are trying to raise awareness on the deep-rooted problems in MGNREGA implementation.
The Krantikari Mazdoor Morcha, which has been working for the well-being of workers, will field candidates from three areas in Delhi.
The debate surrounding tax treaty arbitration in India has largely been dominated by the misplaced sovereignty argument.
Officials said authorities had found BSF jawan Teg Bahadur Yadav guilty of making false accusations.
In a recent discussion in Washington, the chief economic adviser talked on Aadhaar failure rates, pushing Universal Basic Income forward and how demonetisation’s popular response humbled him.
Harjit Singh Sajjan’s remarks come a week after the Punjab chief minister accused him of being a “Khalistani sympathiser”.
Beneficiaries of government pension schemes are burdened with issues like irregular pension payments, high collection costs and discontinuation of pensions due to Aadhaar-related issues.
The discourse around non-performing assets (NPAs) remains largely focused on private corporations, while NPA concentration in public sector undertakings flies under the radar of scrutiny.
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
A number of internal loopholes within the Housing for All scheme seems to be denying housing to those who need it most.
Bedi deleted her tweet after being criticised for seeking votes for the BJP.
The proposed Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Bill does not achieve its basic objective – to constrain absolute government discretion to deviate from the path of fiscal consolidation.
The RTI Act has faced resistance from the courts in recent years, especially when information is sought about their functioning as public authorities, a new report says.
Of this, 63.3% is for MGNREGA project materials, 34.6% for wage payments to labourers and the remaining for administrative costs.
The state’s monopoly of violence is accepted only if it follows the rule of law; if it doesn’t, it justifies the breaking of its monopoly by individuals, mobs and insurgents.
Farooq Ahmad Dar says he was beaten with gun butts and wooden sticks, and paraded through many villages while tied to the jeep.
Senior Pakistani official Sartaj Aziz on Friday listed the formal appeal options that Jadhav has under the country’s legal system.
The sad fact is that there are severe institutional capacity challenges within government departments that handle systems with sensitive data.
Reached for a response, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the Srinagar-based spokesman of the Ministry of Defence told The Wire, “The contents of the video are being verified and investigated.”
Sixty-seven years ago, on November 25, 1949, B.R. Ambedkar addressed India’s Constituent Assembly for the last time. Here is the full text of his speech.
Experience shows that these MNCs enjoy a dominant position. It is a position of strength that enables them to act independently of competitive forces.
The Supreme Court’s ban on liquor sale on highways is a flagrant breach of the basic constitutional principle of separation of powers.
The government mapping agency wants to restrict its digital open series maps to Indian citizens by using Aadhaar authentication. But Aadhaar isn’t proof of citizenship.
The government claims to have improved urban development, with a multiplicity of schemes to address a number of issues. But the numbers tell a different story.
Focusing solely on getting rid of Aadhaar, or destroying it, is a waste of powder. The underlying issues of online privacy and civil liberties will still remain.
In 2010, the government lost the folder containing public comments on the draft proposed RTI rules.
The Shiv Sena had threatened to disrupt Air India operations in Mumbai and Pune if the ban were not lifted.
Activists have demanded removal of clauses in the draft rules that permit the withdrawal of an application and say appeals proceedings end with the applicant’s death.
In March, the BMC demolished the huts of 30 families, mostly Dalits, and destroyed or seized all their belongings.