In a one-to-one personality contest, the opposition leaders are very weak vis-à-vis Narendra Modi. They need to define their own agendas.
In a country beset with serious socio-economic problems, where job creation is at a record low and farm distress shows no signs of relenting, we are busy debating cows, statues and couples in love.
While tensions in Kashmir are on the rise again, numerous large cracks are beginning to show in the ruling coalition.
Despite its legendary non-performance, the BJP has zoomed ahead in the MCD polls by turning it into a popularity contest between Kejriwal and Modi.
Results of state assembly elections can have extended consequences on the composition of the Rajya Sabha.
Scientists and engineers taking up the Election Commission’s EVM challenge have said to understand what kind of tampering is possible, it is important to perform actions that insiders or criminals may attempt.
Muslim women will stand to lose the most as BJP appropriates the issue of triple talaq to further the Hindu right’s communal agenda.
As the agitation in Manipur’s hill district crosses its 600th day and eight bodies still await burial, the protesters witnessed their struggle nearly reach a resolution this month, but then suddenly head back into a deadlock.
A look at the sequence of events – compiled from news reports and residents’ accounts – shows that the riots may well have been pre-planned.
The government’s impressive claims of saving electricity by switching to LED bulbs are based on overly optimistic assumptions made in a 2015 report, not actual usage.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.
Protesters demand an updated voters’ list as per the sixth schedule of the constitution before the next autonomous council polls are held.
The tradition in Bengal was to not bring out weapons to intimidate others, for none will believe that Bhagawan Ramachandra ever did so.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
Despite the many challenges before it, what AAP has achieved in Delhi during its two years in power is commendable. When compared to the purely negative campaigns of other parties, the decision is clear.
Babri Masjid Demolition A ‘National Crime,’ Said SC in Judgment Reviving Conspiracy Charges Against Advani
“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
As the next hearing in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan vs Union of India approaches, activists are trying to raise awareness on the deep-rooted problems in MGNREGA implementation.
While the big talk is valuable, it shouldn’t distract from the Modi government’s actual performance so far.
The Krantikari Mazdoor Morcha, which has been working for the well-being of workers, will field candidates from three areas in Delhi.
Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
MCD elections need candidates and issues with a hyperlocal touch.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken expressed astonishment at the development, especially since Lovely was campaigning for the party even last night.
The move comes days after Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh resigned from the state government citing ‘interference’ to his authority.
Polarisation over Kashmir and Jadhav, and the rise of rhetoric in India and Pakistan, only serves to feed into the narrative of aggressive nationalism that’s taken centre stage in India’s political discourse.
The Narendra Modi government claims “the Indian army has a record of maintaining the highest level of humanity,” but cases from Manipur and Kashmir indicate otherwise.
The RSS and BJP will hope that Jamir’s election as vice president will help showcase the Modi government as being secular.
The party has also promised to work towards a Delhi “as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
Throughout India’s freedom struggle, the RSS was subservient to the British, with its leadership prohibiting participation in mass movements.
Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey and the Return of Strongmen shows how the air of contemporary politics across the world, is filled with xenophobia and a fear of the democratically-elected autocrats.
Telegu Desam Party leaders predict that within a year, Naidu’s son will be made party president and will be pitched as a youthful face for the 2019 general elections.
The lowest voting percentage in almost three decades is an indication of how the space for mainstream politics in the Valley has dramatically shrunk.
Faced with BJP’s aggression and a dwindling support base, and bereft of its plank of moral politics and good governance, AAP’s political fortunes look bleak.
Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh said that he had been working with certain “visions” that may not materialise due to “interference”.
Jammu and Kashmir’s power crisis could potentially worsen given the state’s lack of control over the major hydropower projects it depends on for its electricity needs, delays in getting new projects off the ground and the challenges posed by Pakistan.
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.