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.
“They are everywhere, in protected areas, in buffer zones, in sanctuaries and national parks – we are used to seeing them in the backdrop, and generally fail to recognise the threats they pose.”
Massive central funding for health and development goes missing on the ground, leaving residents of remote districts to fend for themselves.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
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Brzezinski helped Carter contend with several international issues, including the Iranian revolution that overthrew the Shah and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Antara Ganguli’s Tanya Tania takes us back to Mumbai and Karachi of the 1990s, weaving a tale of a friendship fraught with complex realities.
The 1964 National Film Award winner Shehar Aur Sapna, like many of Abbas’s films, deals with contemporary realities in its exploration of Bombay and its dwellers.
In the ten years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
Today’s ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they’re an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.
When the onslaught of majoritarianism or the assertion of narrow identities is taking us to a dark, segmented world, are we ready to hear the call of his lost voice?
Bhat is said to have been the operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir.
Fairness and dignity along with the guarantee of work and security are at the heart of the Labour Party leader’s campaign and politics – promises that Corbyn has stood by despite fierce opposition from the mainstream establishment.
For a long time, it has been the same kind of loud, eye-catching architecture that is deemed iconic. Thankfully, that is changing.
Duterte said the presence of foreign fighters in street battles in Marawi City was proof that ISIS had gained a foothold on the restive island of Mindanao, but there was still a chance for peace.
Players complain of high levels of mismanagement and nepotism among state and national parasport committees.
The raids followed the attack on a bus of Coptic Christians going to a monastery. The Christian population continues to feel the state cannot protect them.
Pyongyang has carried out repeated missile tests in the past year, prompting an array of countries to demand tougher economic sanctions to push the isolated country towards dismantling its weapons programmes.
The offer by aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska comes amid growing attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, one of several Trump associates under scrutiny by the FBI.
Landslides have resulted in over 100 people going missing, with officials saying more rough weather is expected in the coming days.
Dissenting voices in Bangladesh are being hemmed in from both sides, fearing attacks by militant groups and retribution by state forces for speaking up.
The declassified ‘Netaji Files’ reveal how Prime Minister Nehru and chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy took care of Subhas Chandra Bose’s family.
Gulzar Ahmed Wani was a 28-year-old PhD student when he was picked up by the police. After being tried in 15 different cases, he is finally going to walk out of jail.
It is slowly but surely becoming socially acceptable to start talking about periods, a biological fact as old as womankind itself.
Without functioning hand pumps or any government intervention, villagers are being forced to drink contaminated water, exposing them to skin infections and diseases.
The ‘invisible’ and ‘utterly invisible’ violence that is inflicted on us from the day we are born leaves a profoundly damaging impact on us.
While experts have raised doubts over the legality of such a demand, film-makers Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla are determined to fight against the CBFC’s request to get permission from Modi and other senior politicians.
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.
In the fifty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about how the government and TV anchors are making a spectacle of the military and the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
AAP stays away but sends another letter, Congress abstains while the BJP, CPI and RJD prefer to be observers.
It’s nearly impossible to be objective about Sachin: A Billion Dreams. Because Tendulkar, for me and for a million others, wasn’t just a player, he was our childhood.
The court will frame charges after the BJP leaders appear.
Agricultural policy continues to focus on production and not the living condition of farmers – which is what got us to this miserable position in the first place.
In the Middle East and North Africa, conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to progress, with most of the countries across the region requiring humanitarian and food assistance.
As human rights take a backseat in US foreign policy, a coalition of Indian Americans released a comprehensive report on human rights abuses in India on Capitol Hill.
The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition is a database created to protect the rights of those people who are often marginalised and discriminated against, covering everyone from sex workers to migrants.
The latest in a series of deadly attacks on Coptic Christians in the recent months has left 26 dead and another 26 wounded.
The Modi government’s pulses promotion programme raised hopes of a lot of tur farmers. But a bumper crop later, weak state procurement and an export ban is forcing them to sell at prices well below the MSP.
A report prepared by a group of civil society organisations has painted a bleak picture of governance and social justice in the country.
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.