The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there’s no sign that the old order has been challenged.
Will the G20’s new ‘Compact with Africa’ succeed in combatting poverty and climate change and deter the exodus of African economic migrants?
“It is a reckless, inhuman act to silence the voice of free press in the country and an assault on the freedom of press.”
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.
It is time for India to fully fund and implement its ambitious health policies, and translate them into better health outcomes for its millions. Without health, little else matters.
Consumers with high hopes of driverless vehicles improving safety might be looking past the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference. It happened before – more than 60 years ago.
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.
No charges have been pressed against BJP leader Sangeeta Varshney or members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, who allegedly roughed up the couple.
“I am writing to request you to take advantage of your majority in the Lok Sabha to now get the women’s reservation bill passed in the Lower House as well,” Gandhi said in the letter.
The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
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.
Young Indians need jobs and the Modi government’s record of creating them is worse than ours, said the Congress vice president.
Has communal hatred seeped into the Bengali-speaking middle class psyche?
North Korea’s foreign minister likened US President Donald Trump to a “barking dog” on Thursday, after Trump warned he would “totally destroy” the North if it threatened the US and its allies.
The plea filed by Rohingya refugees offers an opportunity for the Supreme Court to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive policies and binding obligations under international law.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are included in the list that indicts 29 states as using a host of violent, retaliatory measures to silence human rights activists.
As the US deploys 3000 additional troops to Afghanistan, Trump’s “regional approach” to security and tough talk on Pakistan has won a stamp of approval from President Ghani.
Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley has given the Congress a reason to cheer, but there’s much to be done if it wants to capitalise on the growing dissatisfaction with the BJP.
In a speech in the Italian city of Florence, May will set out on Friday her vision for future ties with the European Union and try to fill an apparent policy vacuum.
Although basic public services have been restored, economic, commercial and educational activities have come to a halt.
The reason is simple. The national intellectual landscape is verdant. The Dravidian landscape, on the other hand, is an arid desert, and Periyar was the only cactus plant to have bloomed in it.
Vice President Thio assured aid “to all those in need without discrimination”, adding security forces have been asked to exercise maximum restraint to avoid harming civilians in Rakhine.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses whether student politics have national implications.
The four countries called for an “early reform” of the UN Security Council and enhanced role for developing countries as major contributors to the UN.
Police efforts to stop the referendum have intensified in recent days as the wealthy northeastern region shows no signs of halting it.
“We don’t foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan. I think it will just complicate the situation and it will not resolve anything.”
The protest was testament to rising communal animosity that threatens to complicate the delivery of vital supplies.
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.
The Centre said convicted MPs or MLAs need not be automatically disqualified from parliament or state legislatures since they can appeal convictions.
The data on which rivers are running low and which are carrying surpluses is not publicly available. There is also no conceptual clarity of the indicators needed for defining ‘deficit’ and ‘surplus’.
A brutal history of disease and violence shows that leaving them alone is necessary for their very survival, yet their unique isolation also means they can’t participate in the political system.
Despite a high court order, the local police station refused to file an FIR. The case has now been transferred to a different station.
The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
Public investments across all industries, with a policy focus on increasing female labour force participation, can go a long way in improving India’s economic growth performance.
For megacities, it’s time to start planning for a disrupted future.
Resistance should be free of uniformity, as much as our polity must be reflective and respectful of our diversity.
As the post-conflict justice system takes shape in Colombia, there are many individual rights violations and atrocities to be addressed.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the crisis at home is starkly duplicitous and false.