Like every crisis, the one at Elphinstone Road will also be used to delegitimise our public institutions and processes, and attack the very conception of public goods.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Nearly one in ten Indians is over 60 years old, a fact often lost amid the economic bombast of India’s ‘demographic dividend’.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
Only 6% of banks have given loans to Dalits or Adivasis, and less than 25% to a woman.
Small and medium sized businesses across the country report tumbling sales, undermining job creation and damaging sentiment in industries crucial to Modi’s political powerbase.
The Supreme Court had called for applications three months before the post of the chief information commissioner fell vacant but no notification was issued in the state.
Five air force and two army personnel were killed in the early hours of October 6 after an MI 17 chopper crashed at at altitude of 17,000 feet in Tawang.
ICDS plays a vital role in a country which is home to 190 million undernourished people – the highest in the world.
The Supreme Court recently decided to make its proceedings public. Shouldn’t the same degree of transparency be attached to all key constitutional posts?
Though the need for serious police reform has been raised again and again, there seems to be no political will to do anything about it.
Most anganwadi workers make less than minimum wage, yet their demands for better wages and facilities are ignored.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
Land owners as well as builders have been affected by the Jaipur Development Authority’s botched up housing project.
The Indian Air force has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident that took place while the chopper was on a maintenance mission.
The government’s re-launched universal immunisation programme had a target of achieving full immunisation by 2020. It has now decided to advance it to 2018.
Within just three years of coming to power, the BJP government has already named a large number of schemes after some of the prominent leaders of the Sangh.
Vinod Dua discusses Narendra Modi’s speech on Indian economy and continued attacks on journalists in India.
The situation in Hajin, where a BSF constable was killed last week, continues to be volatile, with the police and army conducting search operations and locals allegedly supporting militants.
Zakia’s petition sought that Narendra Modi and 61 others be named as accused for being part of a conspiracy that facilitated the Gujarat riots.
A CBI team visited Guwahati to begin work on the case, besides submitting a copy of the FIR against company officials to the high court on October 3.
Dozens of farmers had gathered outside the collectorate in Bundelkhand’s Tikamgarh district to present a list of demands to the district administration.
By renaming the Kandla port as Deendayal Port, a “grateful nation would be remembering the invaluable contributions made by one of the greatest sons of India”, a statement said.
In a note to the PMO, external affairs and labour ministries, and the NSA, the IB said the report could potentially harm India’s image.
The drop in exports of leather products comes as a setback for PM Modi who has sought to create millions of jobs by more than doubling the leather industry’s revenues.
The duty reduction will lead to a Rs 13,000 crore loss of revenue to the government during the remaining period of the fiscal.
Innovate methods are being used to encourage people to end open defecation, but issues like the underutilisation of funds and use of coercive methods to achieve targets remain.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
The chief minister also said the state government will launch various campaigns against all types of addiction.
Electoral bonds, as proposed in Union Budget and passed by parliament, would only add to opaqueness in funding, claims a Delhi-based NGO.
The petition demands that Menon be reinstated immediately as chairperson of the Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory at JNU.
The Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) scheme, recently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, has no mention of the men and women who form the police force.
A group of militants, whose exact number could not be known immediately, stormed the BSF camp located just outside the main gate of the high-security Srinagar International Airport at 4:00 am.
If each of us don’t find the courage and conviction to speak up against injustice and hate then celebrating Gandhi Jayanti with pomp and splendour is a farce.
We are at a juncture where it is possible to think of a ‘clean India’ without looking at the issue of urban sewage workers who clean the society’s filth.
Authorities had earlier asked the family of Assam’s first speaker to prove their citizenship.
Scores of journalists gathered to condemn the recent spate of killing, threats and violence directed at the press.
How would Gandhi have responded to the glaring contradictions in India today?
Thanks to the uneven utilisation of funds, actual spending on amenities like foot overbridges has seen negative growth in recent years.
Maya Mirchandani discusses a new book on the Bharatiya Janata Party as India’s ‘greatest election machine’.