The government announced safety audit for all mines in the country in the wake of one of the worst open cast mine disaster in Rajmahal, killing at least 18 people.
India clearly lacks the adequate infrastructure required for becoming a cashless system. Among BRICS nations, in this regard, it is a laggard.
While manufacturing emerged as the largest employer outside the agricultural sector in 2005-2013, livestock farming employed double the amount of workers during the same period.
While offsets from the Rafale and other deals will start coming in over the next year, other FDI proposals have been rejected while Parrikar’s key ‘strategic partner’ document is still missing.
RTI activists Anjali Bhardwaj and Venkatesh Nayak talk about their hopes and expectations from the Centre for the year ahead.
Protestors in Kashmir are repeatedly detained under the Public Safety Act, often for long periods of time, even when security forces know the cases won’t stand in court.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security issued an order in this regard after a request from the CISF.
Fear of unemployment, reduction in aid for poor and marginalised communities grows as Centre continues its clampdown on foreign funding for NGOs.
The government body meant to uphold the RTI has said they are too understaffed and overworked to collect and collate all the information sought by applicants.
While the prime minister is partly right, it isn’t the whole picture and there is certainly more than enough blame to go around.
The idea of seniority came about to avoid any ‘politicisation’ of the military. In its overzealousness to ensure an apolitical military, India has picked as army chief the senior most rather than one whose career is most stellar, until now.
MEA adopts panel recommendations to make passport processing more humane.
India, on the other hand, said it it is ready to intervene if a formal request is made by the mother.
The Modi government is looking to tap into the sporting nature of most Indians, yet refuses to legalise the larger betting and lottery industry.
While both leaders have helped create a spectre of interactive political communication that shields the politician from any real accountability, Trump has turned immaturity into a political doctrine.
A hard look at our politics and society suggests it may be a good idea to go by seniority alone till we become more complete ‘Indians’ and our approach to governance is more professional.
The telecom regulator also takes aim at India’s Universal Service Obligation Fund and says it should be tapped for providing free 100 MB to rural Internet users.
Deposits in excess of Rs 5,000 will only be credited once, and that too after the depositor is questioned as to why the notes weren’t deposited earlier.
At stake is the eventual legal status of weapons that are activated without direct human intervention.
The factors the CCS may look at in evaluating a candidate for army chief may include his risk taking profile, decisiveness, tolerance of complexity, tolerance of ambiguity and synergy with other stake holders.
The greater and longer the pain of demonetisation, the greater is the degree to which one of its key premises is undermined.
Over the past two decades, six of eight army chiefs have been from the infantry and the other two from the artillery division.
The defence ministry was also announced that Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa will take over as the Air Force chief.
The new black money disclosure scheme will start from December 17 and continue up to March 31, 2017.
The prime minister also pointed out that demonetisation should have been carried out in 1971 by Indira Gandhi, as was recommended by the Wanchoo committee.
Self-censorship by Amazon comes at a time when the company is worrying about regulatory and legal obstacles on the e-commerce front in India and when our political atmosphere is going through a particularly prickly phase.
The first phase of Modi’s demonetisation exercise, until December 30, 2016, could be viewed as a “sunk cost”, after which the old notes be remonetised.
Despite the work of the the Delhi Commission for Women showing results for the first time in years, its autonomy is being compromised, its head says.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mechanically-run government programme without a strong economic and environmental foundation and accompanying consciousness about what toilet cleanliness means.
India falls well short of the pre-requisites needed to become a digital economy.
Leveraging the job creation opportunity presented by the digital economy is a ‘natural fit’ for India, with demonetisation the perfect exercise for it.
Though the MEA cited Annexure K as a solution for such cases, the required magistrate’s attestation on the form has allegedly become another source of hassle and harassment for some.
Even as the Modi government pushes India towards a digital and cashless economy, the premier body for legally resolving cyber-fraud disputes is a practically non-functioning entity.
Digital payments are largely one-sided click-wrap agreements that come with an absence of data and legal protection.
What do the hackers behind the Rahul Gandhi, Mallya and NDTV account breaches want? Are they all part of the same group? How did this happen? Why did this happen? The Wire breaks it down.
Everyone knows why the previous governor of RBI had to leave. Urjit Patel understands the circumstances under which he assumed charge but has still risen to the occasion.
The court also asked why senior officer R K Dutta, who was supervising the 2G and coal scam cases, was shifted out.
During initial investigations, most attention was centred on Tyagi whose cousins allegedly received kick-backs through various north Indian shell companies.
Nineteen billion notes of Rs 100, 50 and 10 denomination released so far, says the RBI. Would engaging foreign printing presses have helped with the Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 note supply crunch?
Since the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes, foreign diplomatic missions in Delhi and other Indian cities have faced hurdles due to strict withdrawal limits and a shortage of cash.