SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh, a long-time supporter of the BJP, is a man whose industry and political connections have crisscrossed more than once.
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.
The recent cabinet reshuffle has exposed the fault lines within the ruling alliance. With the BJP now calling all the shots and its allies increasingly sidelined, does this sound the death knell for the NDA?
As more cows reach the non-productive age, the number of abandoned cows will swell and spill over to fields. Will ear tags and bovine sanctuaries end the farmers’ curse?
An overview of all defence scams and scandals can be traced to opacity and secrecy. Within the confines of confidentiality and secrecy, there is a need to inject transparency through disclosure and deterrence.
The decision to do so came just months before a crucial set of Supreme Court hearings against the Aadhaar project began.
Given that Indians belong to varied socioeconomic background, there should be flexibility in financial schemes designed for different segments of the unbanked population.
A more important issue for the Indian growth story is that FDI cannot entirely meet the country’s capital needs and that it needs to rustle up its own capital.
The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led UP government’s proposal to rename the station after the Jan Sangh leader in a bid to revive his legacy.
The amount is to be deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within two weeks.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
The ascendancy of Deendayal Upadhyay, who abhorred the idea of secularism, opposed Hindu-Muslim unity and aimed to build a Hindu rashtra, in current political discourse is a sign of things to come.
A nine-judge constitution bench is hearing arguments in the case on whether right to privacy is a fundamental right.
Data from 2013 and even 2011 – before the Modi government was in power – was referenced in a Lok Sabha session to answer queries on the current issues in the agriculture sector.
As Rajya Sabha Debates Lynching, Opposition Alleges RSS Role, Naqvi Says Violence Not About Religion
Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP was the only party benefitting from such incidents and urged it to give up “vote politics.”
The Supreme Court collegium had in March rejected nearly every contentious clause that the Centre had insisted upon in appointing judges to the higher courts.
As democratic institutions – cabinet, bureaucracy, media, presidency and judiciary – weaken, the Modi establishment is riding high on overconfidence. This is bad news for the Indian polity.
In India’s Big Government: The Intrusive State and How It’s Hurting Us, Vivek Kaul paints a grim picture of the economy and focuses on areas from banks to education in which the government plays a decisive, and all too often negative, role.
With its engrained anti-Muslim agenda, the current political regime may find it problematic to hold up its image as a champion of Muslim women.
Contrary to what a recent article has claimed, the increase in FDI to India has, in fact, been in line with the historical trend and the previous UPA government is the one that deserves credit for decontrolling diesel prices.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, convicted in the Rs 7,000 crore Satyam scam, had also audited accounts of Vijay Mallya’s firm and the Global Trust Bank, which collapsed.
Failure to address the clash between ‘Make in India’ and ‘America First’ policies, and any changes in the narrow business interests of the US in China could prove problematic for India.
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.
Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and the Smart Cities project were all aimed at creating jobs for the country’s youth, but the government has failed to deliver on that promise.
A free press guarantees the critical space where people respond to the government’s declarations and methods, and voice their criticism and dissent. To governmentalise the press through coercion would mean dissolving that space.
While civil society activists say journalistic malpractice fuelled the recent mob lynching, the media has blamed the police’s lack of timely intervention.
Farmers are once again wondering which crop will fetch them guaranteed good returns.
Does the Centre have the power to make rules prohibiting the slaughter of animals for food and religious sacrifice, or on their sale for these purposes?
Unemployment has risen and the corporate sector has taken a hit, but the Modi government is relying on statistics to create an illusion of economic growth.
While the Modi government is determined to make regional connectivity its aviation centrepiece, it is yet to satisfactorily answer questions over infrastructure development and its plan for Air India.
In the 60th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter and Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign.
While the labour ministry thinks the government has a successful job creation record, a recent report has shed light on growing joblessness and the shift towards informal and low-paid employment avenues.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
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.
Conditionalities related to utilising health services do not make any sense in the absence of a service guarantee and only serve to blame the victims and not the system for its failures.
In the 53rd episode of Jan Gan Man ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the successes and failures of the BJP-led government and the predicted major layoffs in the IT sector.
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.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has questioned whether the BJP is attempting to marginalise the minority Christian community.
Despite the hardships, why do many people continue to back what most economists and analysts have termed a bad policy?
Social Security Provisions for Assam’s Tea Garden Workers in Budget a Step Towards Amending Plantations Act
Centre has allocated Rs 771.10 crore for a social security scheme, which is likely a move towards doing away with the ‘in kind’ component of wages paid to the plantation labourers.