The two are often equated and while there are similarities, like both relate to the timely delivery of public services by the government and both have digitised databases, there are some critical fundamental differences.
The businesses that moved have left a deep legacy on the economic and developmental policies in both India and Pakistan.
The Trinamool Congress today was ahead of its rivals in all seven urban local bodies, where elections were held on August 13.
High Court Raps Airport Authority for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises
The bench was not convinced by the AAI’s defence that the meeting was spontaneous, asking how the many visible arrangements could be made quickly.
With this, India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, joins Asian countries like South Korea, Japan and China in buying American crude
If I Allow Namaz on Streets, How Can I Stop Police Stations from Celebrating Janmashtami: Adityanath
Ahead of Janmashtami, the UP chief minister had told the police to celebrate the festival in a ‘traditional, grand and decent’ way.
The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.
A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the grace to correct it before it does any more harm. The prime minister, unfortunately, has shown no signs of having either of these virtues.
In any sane democracy, the death of over 60 children in a few days would have been a career-ending event. Not here.
Vinod Dua scrutinises Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from Red Fort on this year’s Independence Day, and explains why The Wire Urdu was launched.
Sikh siblings Gurbachan Kaur and Ajit Singh recount the days of Partition when they had to flee from Pakistan to India.
In his speech, Sarkar said the spirit of secularism is under attack across the country.
Modi’s remarks of seeking a peaceful resolution to the issues plaguing the Valley have been welcome by several leaders, but many worry his words are simply symbolic without any concrete action on the ground.
Meanwhile in Kerala, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat went against the CPI(M)-led state government to hoist the tricolour at a school in Palakkad district.
The apex court has issued a notice to Karti and four others in the case and posted the matter for hearing on August 18th.
Vinod Dua discusses the journey of independent India through development indicators.
Shortage of textbooks in schools in Banda shows the farcical state of primary education in rural Bundelkhand.
The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deendayal Upadhyaya reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections and has triggered a backlash.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.
‘Freedom First! is a protest movement in Kerala that is made up of collective, continuous, simultaneous acts of freedom that anyone, anywhere can commit.’
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy’s United Bengal Plan That Could Have Changed the Course of India’s History
Suhrawardy, a largely forgotten figure today, was Bengal’s chief minister in 1946 and is often mis-remembered as a Hindu-hating communal leader.
Officials said the services were suspended on Independence Day as a precautionary measure.
Despite economic troubles, a questionable education system and a booming healthcare sector catering fabulously to its minuscule elite, it is religion that is on the tip of every politician’s tongue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that faith-based violence was “unacceptable” and that the Kashmir problem can’t be solved by “guns and abuses”.
Sasikala’s nephew was joined by at least 23 MLAs and four MPs at the rally near Madurai.
Today there is an attempt at portraying the Congress party – and its leaders during independence and Partition – in very different hues from the inclusiveness, tolerance, democracy and secularism it upheld in very trying times.
“One can keep blaming us for things but this is an exercise which has been neglected for the last 20 years in the state of UP, Bihar, Assam,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
The ‘spiritual age’ Sri Aurobindo visualised is strikingly different from what present-day proponents of religious fundamentalism talk about with their politics of culture and religion and the stigmatisation of the ‘other’.
At an event on Sunday, senior BJP leaders including Union minister Radha Mohan Singh began yelling at Drèze as he criticised the Jharkhand government and demanded that he be removed from the stage.
While the state BJP president has justified the move as an attempt at integrating Assam into mainstream India, student bodies and several others see it as a way of suppressing sub-nationalism and spreading the Hindutva agenda.
The National Human Rights Commission has asked the UP government to submit a report on what happened and how it is compensating families.
Former minister Ramai Ram, ex-MP from Sheohar Arjun Rai, former MLA Raj Kishore Sinha and ex-MLC Vijay Varma were among those suspended from primary membership.
Though the idea is still at a “very nascent stage”, it is apparently on the agenda of some top-level officials.
By banging on doors and barging into houses, the African students association has alleged, the police is making it look like they are responding to serious crimes rather than carrying out regular permit checks.
The India at 70 that some of us had imagined and hoped for wasn’t one where discussions on hate, the right to dissent, nationalism and proving our patriotism dominate discourse.
“The feeling of patriotism cannot be forced down someone. It is a sentiment that is already there in all Indians.”
A desperate attempt is underway to change the narrative over the death of scores of children.
“Neutrality” that draws equivalences in order shame the liberal voice into not speaking out actually ends up helping the forces of illiberalism.
Religious Freedom Bill Cleared by Jharkhand Assembly; Tribal Leaders Call It ‘an Attempt to Break Our Unity’
The politically motivated Bill threatens to rip apart the tribal society in the state which had managed to forge unity among the Sarnas and the Christian groups.