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.
In episode 55 of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the practice of triple talaq and job losses in Narendra Modi’s term as prime minister.
India and Palestine also signed five agreements on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, IT and electronics, health, and youth affairs and sports.
NITI Aayog’s research on drug deregulation continues unabated, even as two Union ministers have said they will follow the prime minister’s vision on affordable healthcare.
Multiple indicices show that the economy may not have recovered fully from the demonetisation move yet, indicated by slow rises in output and employment.
The three year-long CBI investigation into Jatin Mehta’s Winsome Diamonds has finally come to an end. While there are a number of questions still remaining, will the guilty be punished?
Global experience shows that implementing GST caused severe short to medium term disruption in countries’ economies – we shouldn’t expect better from India’s half-baked version either.
With his elevation to the Congress top post imminent, many feel Rahul Gandhi will fail as successive debacles have shown he is not fit for the job.
In the eighteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the roles and responsibilities of the parliamentary opposition and explores why Irom Sharmila lost in the Manipur assembly elections this year.
This ‘moral cleansing’ project of the prime minister has played a big role in enabling him to break through caste barriers to create a larger social coalition.
They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
It remains to be seen whether the consumer affairs ministry plans on levying a nominal fee or issuing a public statement that criticises the companies’ actions.
A wave of resentment rocked the BJP’s confidence after it denied popular MLA Shyamdev Roy Chaudhury, or Dada, a ticket, prompting a visit from Modi himself.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
After demonetisation, investors and those within the BJP intellectual community are confused: Will Modi take a socialist path or will he stick to being a market-friendly prime minister?
The employees of Khadi Village Industries Commission plan to stage “a silent, soul-cleansing” protest wearing black bands on their mouths against the use of the prime minister’s image.
Obedience and conventionality seem to have reasserted themselves as core values, as the rebellious spirit of Delhi declines.
The impact of the contractionary demand shock triggered by the note ban will gradually radiate from cash-intensive activities to virtually every sector of the economy.
The next stage of the ArthaKranti proposal is the introduction of a bank transaction tax – a taxation system that is not based on sound economic reasoning.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire, discuss the politics and economics of demonetisation in a Facebook live chat.
Watch what people from working class and poor sections of our society have to say about demonetisation.
A series of articles that analyse what happened, the reasons behind it, its effects and what to expect next.
Was the November 11th target for re-opening of ATMs unreasonable? Long-term neglect and quality-of-service issues aren’t helping either.