The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.
Yechury said that the non-NDA parties will take the decision “keeping in mind the country’s history that the ruling and opposition parties contested the polls on all occasion except once”.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.
In 2012, the BJP’s presidential nominee testified in support of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was eventually convicted of corruption.
Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4% to Rs. 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8% to Rs. 4,320 per 100 kg.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had last month directed the authorities to make a comprehensive plan in the matter, while the civic bodies are keeping a tab on mosquito-breeding through regular monitoring.
Chandramma, a former revolutionary, speaks of the trials and tribulations of her time underground as a Naxalite in Andhra Pradesh five decades ago.
The vaccine has shown promising results in mice, and researchers estimate that it will be available on the market by 2025. However, a wariness about its cost remains.
Ruling out any further slippage in the timeline, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Indian small business has been given enough time to prepare.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
Devoid of the context of pregnancies in India, one wonders if the guidelines are a tool to further control women by invoking, through a lens of patriarchy, principles from traditional medical systems.
Hundreds of UN staff from various agencies and services took part in token work stoppage on June 16, to protest a proposed cut of over 7.5% to salaries.
Rather than deploying more forces to curb the ongoing crisis in Darjeeling, the state government should initiate dialogue with the protesting parties to find a middle ground.
Data reveals that a substantial portion of India’s FDI inflows comes from foreign investors claiming bigger stakes in Indian start-ups and brownfield ventures across various sectors. What does this mean for job creation?
Data from two trials together involving over 20,000 patients with type 2 diabetes shows most of them can be effectively managed with the safe, effective and more affordable human insulin.
Fighting in Marawi City has entered a fifth week and nearly 350 people have been killed.
All hands are on deck to battle the worst forest fire in the history of the country, as citizens demand an explanation for the unprecedented crisis.
The pan-American organisation stood at a deadlock regarding a resolution to criticise the Venezuelan government for the crisis, while Venezuela itself pulled out in protest.
Tathagata Roy claimed he was merely “quoting, not advocating” when he mentioned a diary entry by Syama Prasad Mookerjee that said the only solution to the “Hindu-Muslim problem” was a civil war.
Potential Trump administration responses also include redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and eventually downgrading Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally.
Otto Warmbier was released after spending 17 months being imprisoned by the North Korean government for allegedly stealing an item bearing a propaganda slogan.
Many tourists are cancelling visits to the ‘Queen of hill stations’ after continued agitations by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the state.
The planets are rocky and 1.75 times the size of Earth, and are being referred to as ‘super-Earths’ or ‘mini-Neptunes’.
This week: What ten years of Pornhub data tells us about human sexuality, how smartphones are altering us as individuals and the internet’s transient memory.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
France is counting on its new president to bring down unemployment and public debt – will he be able to do it?
Although the Maharashtra government has announced a loan waiver, Marathwada’s indebted farmers still do not know how they will get the money to buy farm inputs this sowing season.
The dual-track market approach, township-village enterprises and enhanced fiscal-federalism are important lessons the Modi government must imbibe if it wishes to enhance economic efficiency.
In ‘The Case That Shook India’, Prashant Bhushan describes the debate that followed the EC granting the cow symbol to the Indira Gandhi-led Congress.
The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
A club in Pune’s Walhe village – one among dozens run across 13 states in India – is creating a safe space for women and helping them bargain for more agency.
Opposition parties will meet to take a final decision on their strategy on June 22.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
In a similar move in 2015, two truck loads of stones were brought in, but the then Samajwadi Party government banned any further import.
Sporting disciplines that do not feature within the mainstream are deemed unworthy of our attention unless they bring glory – a selfish idea with little to say for the development of Indian sport.
Supporting senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s assurance to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in light of alleged terror threats, Saifuddin Soz also said that the “absurd vilification” of Kashmiris was only leading to their alienation.
The pace of construction of houses under the Modi government is actually five times slower than during the Manmohan Singh regime.
The government has quietly tweaked rules relating to special economic zones – and the new rules specifically favour the Adani Group.
Al-Qaeda and ISIS have both encouraged would-be terrorists to use vehicles like cars and trucks as weapons.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.