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’.
Stress, the daily threat of violence, issues their families are facing at home and long hours are pushing personnel to the brink, triggering the need for preventive measures.
History shows that whenever rules have been forcefully imposed instead of a participative student-teacher approach, there has been turmoil on campus.
The killing of constable Mohammad Ramzan Parrey is the third such incident of security personnel being attacked while on vacation at home.
While the army stated it did not cross the international border, an NSCN (K) leader has claimed the encounter took place on the outskirts of Langkhu village, which is located “10-15 kms” inside Myanmar.
Free electricity connections for the poor have been part of the Centre’s electrification programme since the UPA regime, though the prime minister has tried to sell it as new.
Fiscal policy is a potent instrument that must be used to alleviate the unemployment crisis, but first, supply-side constraints need to be systematically united.
Jayant Patel resigned after he was denied elevation as the Karnataka high court chief justice and transferred to the Allahabad high court instead.
At least ten people were made to hand over their lungis as punishment. Their clothes were returned only after they pledged not to defecate in the open again.
Terms of reference of the EAC would be to “analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the prime minister and advising him thereon,” an official statement said.
The Delhi high court has ordered the state-run Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to grant Digant Jain, who cleared two rounds of counselling, admission in a medical college.
The Central Information Commission said the questions raised before the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights were in “public interest”.
The much-touted increase in budgetary allocations to states has been offset by less talked about decreases on other counts.
The students said the police lathi-charged without provocation and that they even tried to enter the women’s hostel.
Mehrishi, a 1978 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Rajasthan cadre, completed his two-year fixed term as the home secretary last month.
Border forces have been authorised to use “rude and crude” methods to stop any attempts by the Rohingya to cross the India-Bangladesh border.
The cashless future that demonetisation promised never came, and many in rural Marathwada scoff at the idea.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
Vinod Dua discusses why Arun Jaitley had to finally admit that the economy has slowed down and why gold imports have tripled compared to last year.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
The government is finalising a pilot project in line with NITI Aayog’s recent suggestion that children and mothers be given cash transfers instead of cooked or uncooked food.
Central assistance up to Rs 2.5 lakh per house made by private builders will be provided to buyers, even if the construction is on private land.
Banerjee’s government restricted idol immersions to 10 pm on September 30, the day of Vijaya Dashami, and banned it completely the next day – which is Muharram.
Of the 30.67 lakh candidates who had been trained or were undergoing training across the country in June 2017, only 2.9 lakh received placement offers.