Are the hauntings at Mussoorie and Landour just practical fictions amidst the solitude of the hills?
The VNR-Bihi variety of guava, which often weighs more than half a kilo and has a long shelf life, is being grown by enthusiastic farmers across the country in large numbers for its handsome returns.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
Ending the 10-day impasse in Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami has been invited by the governor to form the government and seek a vote of confidence as soon as possible.
India and Russia are nearing a joint venture to make light helicopters in India, reviving a plan announced by Vladimir Putin in 2015.
The nation’s foreign currency reserves were depleted after it bought a $140 million bond to pay the GMR group $240 million as compensation for cancelling a contract.
A tea garden worker in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal runs a unique ‘bike ambulance’ free of cost for villagers. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri.
At the root of India’s problems, the authors of ‘Dragon on Our Doorstep’ write, is the erroneous belief that a large and well equipped military alone can win wars.
Speaking to a Washington audience on Friday,Husain Haqqani said that both the US and Pakistan needed to rethink their positions.
The pigeon made its escape when the head constable opened the captive’s cage because he was “curious”. The police have informed intelligence agencies of the blunder.
Vedanta CEO Tom Albanese said coal is still needed but can only be phased out when carbon capture technology is developed further.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
India Gears Up to Defend its Internet Rights Regime as it Fully Operationalises Mass Surveillance Project
New topics in India’s draft UPR report include a section on state control of the Internet, with a reference to the Centralised Monitoring system.
The Jackie Chan-starrer is formulaic and predictable, and tries a little too hard to be funny.
The Japanese company’s decision to withdraw will deal a major blow to the construction of six AP1000 plants in India.
The Budget does nothing to assure incomes for farmers, lift them out of indebtedness or protect them from natural calamities.
The largest slice in the foreign aid pie is still reserved for Bhutan, though it has dropped by one-third compared to the initial allocation for 2016-17.
Expert views on Union Budget 2017-18.
Given the massive hit taken by informal workers after demonetisation, the Budget’s provisions for them are quite inadequate and will be seen as such.
Dealing with demonetisation aftereffects requires a fiscal and monetary boost, but the government appears to be in no mood to deliver it, for obvious reasons – the fiscal cushion that Narendra Modi’s brainwave was supposed to provide never materialised.
Expectations for higher taxes for investors have increased since Modi said that market participants needed to make a “fair contribution” to nation-building.
The bulletin cited nuclear volatility, especially as the US and Russia seek to modernise their atomic arsenals and remain at odds in war-torn countries such as Syria and Ukraine.
The first step should encouraging an innovation culture that encourages people to solve mundane and everyday problems in a decentralised way.
When states fight over territory and governments bicker over geography, lives are lost, children are separated from their parents and people get split into different countries. Call it collateral damage.
In early 2004, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was prime minister at the time, mooted the idea of an extension for foreign secretary Shashank. However, the IAS lobby is said to have raised all sorts of procedural objections and Vajpayee was forced to back down. Modi, evidently, enjoys much greater influence among the mandarins of Lutyens’ Delhi.
The biggest lesson India has to share is the importance of creating a diverse public sphere that is inclusive and welcoming to all.
The paper discusses issues like the Korean nuclear crisis and the South China Sea dispute, as well as ties with the US and India. But it is important to read between the lines to understand the Chinese perspective.
What makes a state ‘authoritarian’? How do we recognise one, and under what conditions does it prosper?
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
Tellis is very well known to the current foreign policy leadership, especially foreign secretary S. Jaishankar, as both were involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement.
The launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile is likely to heighten long-running tension between India and Pakistan.
Urmi Nanda Biswas, an applied social psychologist, talks about her recent comparative study on female foeticide in Orissa and Gujarat.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the US. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa and General Bipin Rawat have very different roles and challenges ahead. One controls the polity, while the other is controlled by it; one has complete freedom to function, while the other is hemmed in by politicians and bureaucracy.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
Internet shutdowns in 2016 cost India $968 million, Saudi Arabia, $465 million and Morocco $320 million due to reduced economic activity.
India, on the other hand, said it it is ready to intervene if a formal request is made by the mother.
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s trip there last month angered China, which considers him a dangerous separatist.
Trump’s protectionist policies, which will have global ripples, are bound to affect the financial stability of South Asian economies.