T.R. Zeliang’s son is the managing director of the firm to which funds were allocated under the Chief Minister’s Road Development Fund.
Ravish Kumar on the dismal state of Indian politics and journalism
Public-private partnerships offer little assurance in providing integrated and universal healthcare, and act as means for the expansion of the private sector.
The petitioners have demanded action against the people threatening Sandhya Ravishankar, saying their actions violate the freedom of press.
A clear and decisive narrative of Hindutva as an integral component of the larger economic development project is already out there. Various facets of this will soon unfold.
The charge of moral hazard reeks of double standards. However, will India’s fiscal deficit targets allow for such a waiver?
In deal, UNC leaders to be released from jail, BJP govt to begin consultation with “all stakeholders” over creation of new districts
If we assume no major changes in the state elections held in 2018 and 2019 (a strong but unavoidable assumption since we can’t predict the future), the NDA approaches a Rajya Sabha majority only in 2020.
Each move Modi made awed us, even when he spewed venom. We were too ready, too eager to legitimise everything he did.
Adityanath’s appointment is his latest move. The task before us will now be to find virtue in what has been done.
How the BJP’s Yogi Adityanath hopes to use religious polarisation to trump caste fragmentation in the battle for Uttar Pradesh.
The militant Yogi has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow mayor Dinesh Sharma will be deputy chief ministers.
Karnataka wants to make manual scavenging legal, but as the documentary Kakkoos shows, there are several overwhelming reasons to oppose it.
The 1998 case helped Justice Prabha Sridevan understand the social fabric of India. And, she writes, it convinced her that of all the institutions of a democracy, the court was the most crucial.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The exhibition is a culmination of a two-year long project in which six artists from India and five from Sri Lanka traveled together to Varanasi in India and Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.
The oblique nature of structural violence leaves invisible marks on a Dalit student’s body and psyche that no autopsy can reveal.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu are protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against state apathy towards their concerns.
If there are broader policy issues which have regional ramifications, there should be space for consultation, says Baburam Bhattarai
Alleging that Mridula Sinha’s consultation with Arun Jaitley constituted a breach of constitutional norms, the opposition forced Rajya Sabha to adjourn.
Rawat fought and won the assembly election from the Doiwala constituency in Dehradun district.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.
Egypt is hoping that the discovery will lead to renewed interest in its ancient past, which could be a boon for its tourism industry – a vital source of foreign currency.
The party’s campaign was run by enthusiastic volunteers but in the end was no match for the experienced and familiar Amarinder Singh.
The new policy unveiled in parliament also envisages an increase in the health budget to 2.5% of GDP but only by 2025.
As the state gears up to present its 2017-18 budget, utilisation of funds in 2016-17 has been below 15% in some “high-priority” areas.
While politicians governing sports bodies is not an aberration, the political expediency which seems to colour Supriyo’s appointment is troubling.
Why is it only in Irom Sharmila’s case that we are told that hope must be roundly defeated? That we should grow up, get real, get with the times?
The people resettled in around Chutka village in Madhya Pradesh may be displaced again due to the construction of a nuclear plant.
Of the 233 IIM faculty members the authors received data on, only two were from the SC category and five from the OBC.
It is now considered harsh to call a spade a spade. One has less and less and sometimes no right to one’s truth. Ascendant is the truth of the strong, particularly the strong man.
The uneven pattern in the party’s electoral fortunes across the seven phases of the election is evidence that ‘Good News’ can indeed help swing an election.
In a liberal democracy that rests on the will of the people, the means to an end is as important as the end itself.
Globally, women are paid at least 23% lower than men and in countries like Turkey the gap can be as much as 75%.
In the seventeenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua reminds Narendra Modi of his yet to be fulfilled promises and discusses Mamata Banerjee’s autocratic decisions in West Bengal.
One of the primary forms by which Dalit students are discriminated against is their lack of fluency in English, say activists and scholars.
N. Biren Singh, a former Congress minister, becomes the 24th chief minister of Manipur.
India’s problem of mob violence is not restricted to a few rogue citizens. It stems from a culture of violence.
Was the impassioned focus on Sharmila’s electoral fate merely to delude ourselves that we are also concerned about Manipur and not just the numerically important ‘mainland states’?