Rai asked everyone to be proud of Modi’s achievements.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
Modi government ministers should take a leaf from the younger Doval’s playbook and stop the demonisation of Pakistan and Pakistanis.
Modi blamed the former prime minister, saying that if she had done what needed to be done, “the nation wouldn’t have been in this situation today”. How true is this? The Wire breaks it down.
It’s hard to look at any measure of data and argue that southern states need to catch up with any BJP-ruled state. If anything, it’s Modi and his chief ministers who need to learn from Karnataka.
The devastating floods of June 2013 highlighted the need for sound planning and construction in the high-altitude terrain of the Himalayas. That lesson and concerns of geologists, however, are being ignored in its reconstruction.
If the rupee’s purchasing power has dipped from 19.77 yen in 1985 to 1.72 yen today, then after 50 years can a rupee buy anything more than just a fraction of a yen?
While ministries and Central government institutions have enthusiastically pushed khadi and khadi products, the actual sales figures haven’t quite touched the numbers touted by the prime minister in his latest Mann Ki Baat address.
Two years have lapsed since the present RTI appeal on the N. N. Vohra panel findings was filed. The application still seems to be going around in circles.
The movement for “azadi” – which Chidambaram rightly said was more about restoring autonomy than independence – is driven by the fact that many in Jammu and Kashmir feel their political space is being constrained by New Delhi.
Perhaps the BJP national managers know that the Modi spell is over. Shrewd operators that they are, they must be cognisant that shoddy goods have been sold to gullible Gujaratis for nearly two decades.
Modi, while inaugurating a RoRo ferry service in Gujarat, said it was the first of its kind. But RoRo vessels have been used by companies to move cars, coal and fertiliser across the country for some time now.
The external affairs ministry statement comes days after the US secretary of state criticised China and a week before Tillerson’s visit to India.
Vinod Dua discusses why PM Modi chose to speak about GST and the Congress in his recent speech in Gujarat; and India’s rank in the Global Hunger Index.
At a recent top-level meeting, it was mooted that a change in the ‘power surplus’ narrative would help in tackling India’s abnormally low capacity utilisation levels.
How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Congress held a press conference to ask whether Modi, who had earlier said he would neither take bribes nor allow it, would order a probe into Jay Shah’s firm.
Changes to GST rates may open a Pandora’s box, while the jewelry-PAN decision sees the government walking away from its fight against black money.
Rushdie offers no easy answers, but the spirit of questions The Golden House helps provoke, makes it a great book and a worthwhile investment.
The decision to nominate BJP workers as non-official directors makes a mockery of the party’s 1998 manifesto and the government’s own guidelines issued in 2015.
Vinod Dua discusses Yashwant Sinha’s article attacking Arun Jaitley and detainment of BHU students in Delhi.
The current challenge in rural electrification is not just giving connections, but providing sufficient, affordable, quality supply.
The ‘extended’ national executive meet showcased what will likely be the BJP’s strategy as the 2019 general poll nears.
Nearly 50% of the $44 billion that came in as foreign direct investment inflows in 2016 went towards brownfield projects.
Opposition parties and leaders may or may not be able to cobble together a coherent counter-narrative, but citizens are beginning to take note of the abuse of public confidence and poll promises.
Young Indians need jobs and the Modi government’s record of creating them is worse than ours, said the Congress vice president.
The sad truth is it’s almost impossible to convert plantations to montane grasslands unless the successive waves of invasive weeds and saplings are held back.
From ruling out competitive bidding to fighting against low-cost airlines, there are many economic factors that will determine the success of the project.
Over 50 years, the loan repayment value will be much higher based on the inflation differential, which is bound to persist between Japan and India.
The corrosion of institutions and mechanisms to create democracy are so decayed that it is perhaps not even possible now for the best-intentioned governments to deliver democracy.
According to NGO Common Cause, Modi missed an opportunity to to set a high benchmark to fight systemic corruption by not putting in place an accountable system to appoint the new Comptroller and Auditor General.
Each killing — whether of an RSS man or of someone of an opposite ideology — is condemnable and the condemnation should be unqualified.
The pledge also says, “from today, I will throw garbage and dirt in the dustbin, will not dirty my country and not let anyone dirty the country”.
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?
The train is expected to reduce travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to less than three hours from the current seven hours.
“MLAs who have adopted schools in their region will go there and promote PM’s message of cleanliness as part of the celebrations,” MOS for basic education said.
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.
Nana Patole has claimed that when he tried to discuss the farmers’ plight with Modi, he got “very angry”.
Senior Indian diplomats insist that the Rohingya issue is not just about security but also contain developmental and humanitarian elements.