His election is a key element of the party’s strategy for the 2019 election, and its aftermath.
Married at the age of 16, Laxmiben now marches and fights for Dalit women issues including access to basic healthcare services.
The order may or may not bring closure and peace to the victims’ families, but it has renewed hope for justice in areas where the AFSPA is in force.
In late June of 2017, Khabar Lahariya visited three such villages across three districts of Bundelkhand to find them still deprived of basic facilities.
“If government policy changes from killing militants to arresting them, and ends monetary rewards, there will be no such encounters and no protests,” a rights activist says.
While some people allege they have been excluded from the MGNREGA system altogether because their Aadhaar cards weren’t linked, others say wages are going into wrong accounts because of incorrect seeding.
According to a US space expert, India which recently launched a record 104 satellites in one go, would continue to do so and “saturate” the orbits.
Contrary to what certain online campaigns are propagating, a population control law is not going to fix all of India’s problems.
A centralised and inter-linked database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Top bureaucrats in the civil aviation ministry and at Air India have been asked to present a report on how a Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) could be offered to some 15,000 of Air India’s 40,000 staff, including contractors.
A struggling e-commerce and start-up community says it has become nearly impossible to build a sustainable business.
Activists opposed to displacement and mining in Gadchiroli speak about the new wave of state repression, adivasi culture, their own struggles with higher education, government policies and people’s movements.
India’s employed force grew from 401 million in April 2016 to 406.5 million in December 2016, it fell to 405 million between January and April this year.
The defence ministry is far too big and complex to be managed part-time as an additional charge by another minister, no matter how competent and cerebral he may be.
While transaction costs have increased in the PDS and vulnerable people are being left out of the government pension system after Aadhaar linkage, the benefits aren’t clearly visible.
Indian and Chinese troops have entered the fourth week of a stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region, but according to all reports, while they are at close proximity, the situation remains calm at the location.
Members of parliament and legislators in 31 states today turned out in large numbers to vote for the next president of India.
The decision to nominate Venkaiah Naidu was taken at today’s parliamentary board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 68-year old Naidu currently holds the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting and Housing and Urban Affairs.
Sajad Ahmad, who was killed in an encounter in Budgam last week, went underground on June 29, had been making regular court appearances till then.
The families gathered in Srinagar and protested under the banner of ‘Parents of Victims of 2010’.
The public broadcaster – which runs Doordarshan and AIR – has apparently been asked to give up its PTI and UNI subscriptions and rely instead on Hindustan Samachar.
According to a RTI, cases in J&K have seen the least amount of compensation being offered for rights violations while Assam has the most.
As democratic institutions – cabinet, bureaucracy, media, presidency and judiciary – weaken, the Modi establishment is riding high on overconfidence. This is bad news for the Indian polity.
While the vote recommended against allowing the Supreme Court to try the president, it is non-binding and the full house must still vote on the charge, which would only be approved if two-thirds of legislators vote for it.
Criminality within the Indian Police Service is a serious problem – one that will take more than a few good men and women to solve.
In conversation with Abhijit Mazumdar, the son of Charu Mazumdar, who led the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) in its violent confrontation with the Indian state until his death in 1972.
As economic growth and rising inequality take centre stage, it is vital to understand the history of data, how it is produced and what numbers represent.
The plea claimed that directions were issued under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 by the CPCB chairman on July 21, 2015 to 318 thermal power plants.
The Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have also submerged 2,500 villages, destroyed 1.06 lakh hectares of crop-land and damaged infrastructure.
When the bench asked ECI to clarify its stand, its lawyer said the poll panel is supporting the cause to the extent of decriminalisation of politics.
Can Tejaswi Yadav be the leader Bihar needs? Does he have the courage to tell his party that despite the trust they put in him, he must resign because something much bigger is at stake?
Unable to clear the class 10 board exams after being made to appear as part of correspondence programmes, most students now have no remedial options.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
In the eightieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent spate of fake news published by some members of BJP and Air India’s decision to not provide non-veg meals for its domestic economy passengers.
Zeliang, claiming support of 41 of the 59 MLAs in the assembly, had on Sunday written to Acharya for inviting him to form a new NPF-led DAN government.
The traders have incurred a loss of over Rs 5000 crore in the last 22 days, while 15 lakh labourers have lost their jobs due to the shutdown.
The bench took note of the Centre’s statement that it was reconsidering the cattle trade notification by taking into account various objections.