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.
Two factors now seem to guide the nation – vigilante groups working to ensure the supremacy of a ‘Hindu’ way of life and a stony silence from the political leadership. Bihar has now achieved both.
The platform for unity was called the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting and was hosted by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who appeared to emerge as a rallying point for the Opposition.
Activists accuse government, UIDAI of not taking corrective steps and challenge CEO Ajay Pandey to put up details of those who have been punished for Aadhaar-based exclusion.
Vinod Dua discusses how Modi and the BJP took potshots at outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari, and where you can find over 65 lakh books for free.
There is no official data to back up the prime minister’s claim that the use of “Aadhaar and technology” had led to the discovery of nearly 4 crore bogus ration cards.
The partnership defies 20th-century notions of a public private partnership and offers a glimpse of the private sector tipping its hat to the sovereign function and prerogative in identifying and authenticating the beneficiaries of a digital service.
Former chief election commissioners believe that it will spark anger among migrant workers who have long asked for a similar option.
In the eighty-third episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remaining term and the problem of unemployment.
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.
People of Indian origin in Israel will get Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards even if they underwent compulsory army service, Prime Minister Modi said.
Manufacturing growth slowed last month with cool down in domestic consumption as optimism of future output wobbles amidst concerns over the newly implemented GST.
Both the US State Department and Energy Secretary Rick Perry had positive things to say about the meetings and claimed that Indo-US ties could only grow stronger, with Trump claiming India had a “true friend” in him.
Donald Trump welcomed India’s entry into the International Expedited Traveller Initiative, saying it would facilitate closer ties between India and US.
The deal comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Donald Trump.
Issues such as the “protectionist” policies of Modi’s “Make in India’, the H1B visa system for Indians and a ease of business policies to be in contention.
Narendra Modi is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump to discuss “strategically important issues”, and hold interactions with the Indian-American community and 20 leading US CEOs.
The deal is being termed “a game changer” for US-India relations as it finally operationalises India’s status as a “major defence partner” for the US.
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Dmytro Firtash, accused of orchestrating bribes worth $18.5 million to Indian officials, has argued that the charges against him should be dismissed because the Indian government is not pursuing criminal charges.
In addition to boosting trade and investment ties between Central Asia and South Asia, it could serve as a future platform for India-Pakistan dialogue.
At the SCO summit, the two leaders bonded over Dangal and agreed to give a positive spin to discussions relating to trade, connectivity investment and global security.
Modi refrained from answering a question on Russian interference in American elections, saying that the issue didn’t need the perspective of “a lawyer” like him.
However much Modi tries to convince people that things are better today than in the pre-NDA era, his government has struggled to make considerable progress in most areas of India’s political economy.
With increasing communal polarisation, the festival is an an effort by a variety of people to capture the more inclusive essence of Varanasi.