The loss of livelihood and ecological devastation that followed the expansion of a part of the Kalka-Shimla highway can be prevented if local communities, workers and authorities work in co-operation with each other on such projects.
The latest refusal to cut rates, and the MPC’s decision to decline meeting with finance ministry officials before its deliberations on monetary policy, will be hailed by those who are interested in good governance.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the PAN-Aadhaar link but partially stayed the penal provisions for non-compliance so that PAN cards not linked to Aadhaar will continue to remain valid.
Despite a committee recommending a new method of wage calculation, the Narendra Modi government has failed to increase salaries under the MGNREGA in real terms.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was protesting against the government’s decision that Bengali will be compulsorily taught in schools.
The encounter took place on Tuesday night at Tijit near Lappa of Mon district, nearly 340 km north of the state capital Kohima.
Proponents of Aadhaar have used several derogatory names for those raising questions about the project. But what motivated people to challenge the government’s plan in the first place?
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
Thos leading the protest said they were “satisfied” with what the Shivraj Chouhan government was offering.
The ambassador to the UN pointed out that just because the US has ‘opted out of a club’ doesn’t mean they won’t work towards stopping climate change.
The two political parties which had earlier registered as ‘challengers’ refused to take part, saying they only wanted to understand the process.
This village in Maharashtra has been sending soldiers to the armed forces since the First World War, and though many of the families have not received their dues from the government, the passion for the services runs deep.
A hunt has been undertaken to capture the militants behind the attack.
There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir.
The closure of slaughterhouses in the state has left many jobless and exacerbated the socio-economic scenario.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority will look to improve governance, land acquisition and maintenance issues in the city.
A bill effectively limiting parties from forming contenders to current leaders by eliminating “non serious” candidates, is about to be passed in Kazakhstan.
The court has directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal.
Mike Dubke started off with President Trump three months ago, and says he will leave only after he sees through the president’s overseas trip.
The High Court has decided to stay the ban for four weeks amid anger and chaos from state governments and non-BJP parties.
While a loan from the federal government as well as an amendment to land ownership laws is yet to cement, the mining project is on track.
The leader remains optimistic about North Korea’s new missile programme despite technical restraints and says he will retaliate to US military provocation.
As a police leader, K.P.S. Gill was a disaster – one that others had to pay for.
Several villagers in three hamlets of rural Bundelkhand have claimed they are being denied wages for work done as long as a year ago.
Tomorrow, the use of human shields could become standard operating procedure. Instead of the difficult process of flushing out militants by armed assault, the army could line up civilians and use them to breach a position.
The former Prime Minister believes that a voting system modelled after Germany’s would allow the new parliament to get to work without losing time.
In the last decade, the US has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic healthcare to low-income countries.
“In fact, I wish these people, instead of throwing stones at us, were firing weapons at us. Then I would have been happy. Then I could do what I (want to do),” he said.
On narrow nationalism, why minorities, especially Muslims, must be made to feel safe in India, and the need to replace the short ‘jhadoo’ with a long-handled broom.
However much Modi tries to convince people that things are better today than in the pre-NDA era, his government has struggled to make considerable progress in most areas of India’s political economy.
Issues of terrorism and global trade were much talked about, but disappointment was rife when Trump didn’t talk about Russia or back a climate change deal.
Bhat is said to have been the operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir.
Without functioning hand pumps or any government intervention, villagers are being forced to drink contaminated water, exposing them to skin infections and diseases.
Political leaders in Kerala and industry associations for buffalo meat exporters have slammed the move, saying that the move will destroy a sector that employs thousands of people.
The Sukhoi-30 jet had gone missing after taking off for a routine training sortie from the Tezpur Salonibari Air Force station in Assam on Tuesday.
China is under pressure by the US to apply more sanctions on North Korea, and quickly, as its missiles programme continues to grow.
Honour is essential to a professional army. But the top brass in Indian defence, at both the military and the ministry level, seem to have forgotten that.
The bridge, inaugurated by the prime minister on May 26, is the country’s longest, connecting the remotest parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The court has also appointed advocate Zoheb Hossain to meet people who have been unable to avail ration benefits due to Aadhaar being made mandatory.
Publishers in India have written repeatedly to the International ISBN Agency to complain about the many problems they have been facing in obtaining ISBN numbers.