We travelled to Tripura where the Left Front government has been in power for the past 25 years. Watch what voters have to say about CM Manik Sarkar’s governance and the problem of unemployment.
The battle in 2019 is not just to remove the BJP – it is to detox our democracy.
Vinod Dua discusses the recent Punjab National Bank Scam and Nirav Modi’s role.
The BJP in its current campaign seems to be raising the issues that were raised by the Congress in 2008. The difference is the intensity in the BJP’s ongoing campaign.
With ‘Make in India’ struggling to make headway, the Modi government has fallen back on hiking import duty in the latest Budget. Will India’s trading partners retaliate?
The Left Front government has been in power in the state for the past 25 years and just the possibility of change seems exciting to many young people.
The public broadcaster which runs DD and AIR baulked at the high salaries the I&B ministry proposed, which was way out of line with current levels.
The public has largely missed the most sinister thing that Bhagwat’s comments alluded to – the increasing militarisation of society where conformists drive dissenters into the shadows.
“The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit to the disputed area.”
On mastering the spiritual and political strength required as a Hindu to resist the ugliness that goes on in the name of ‘Hindu honour’ in contemporary India.
Say No to ‘Hindus for Trump’: India Civil Watch Tears into the Bigotry of US Hindus Supporting Trump
Even as ‘Hindus for Trump’ rally behind the US president’s policies on immigration and his infamous border wall, others part of the Indian diaspora slam the group’s policies for being bigoted and vindictive.
PM Modi announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana in December 2016, narrowing down the financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to the first birth only.
“The Centre has drawn up a health plan in which 40% of the fund has to come from states. But why should the state spend on another programme when it already has its own?”
Stating that the demands for intervention were a threat to Maldives’ independence and security, the statement called on all parties to “refrain from such calls”.
The resolution proves that the difference between the two factions – Sitaram Yechury’s and Prakash Karat’s – is only semantic and not the big rift it was made out to be.
The unseemly haste with which the finance minister has replaced ‘permanent establishment’ with ‘significant economic presence’ will open up the floodgates for international tax disputes.
If Like-Minded Forces Come Together, I Won’t be Surprised if We Form the Government (in 2019): Pawar
After several failed attempts in the past, the NCP supremo has once again set the ball rolling to form a coalition of “like-minded parties” to challenge PM Modi and the BJP-led NDA in 2019.
The RBI’s relentless high interest rates are killing the new entrepreneurial class and has forced India’s growth rate to fall below the average of the past 30 years.
Vogele’s unceremonious deportation comes just days after India denied visas to a team of Australian journalists for having written a story on Gautam Adani.
Urmilesh discusses selective reporting by the media on issues such as the judge Loya case and Uttar Pradesh’s ‘encounter policy’ against criminals with senior journalist Gaurav Lahiri and MK Venu, founding editor of The Wire.
With a hike of 50% in both domestic and farm electricity rates, farmers from Shamli district, angry with the Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath government, talk about the growing economic crisis.
Physical progress in implementation of rural electrification aside, there is a big question mark over the potential impact of the programme as many households in ‘electrified’ villages continue to live without power.
The state has in comparison set aside a total of Rs 3.25 lakh for books on Mahatma Gandhi.
Asked about the deadline for finishing the counting of demonetised notes, RBI said “specified bank notes are being processed in an expedited manner”.
The Sangh parivar’s desperation to quickly try and recover lost ground before its goals are thwarted is cranking up the hatred quotient in India.
The shift in nuance means the Modi government is no longer insisting that Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory be ended in toto.
The Centre’s stance on the Haryana forestry scam case runs contrary to constitutional provision for the protection of civil servants.
Gujarat was declared open defecation free in October 2017 based on the number of toilets constructed as part of the Swachh Bharat mission, but the ground reality is different in the rural areas of the state.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
“Patel consistently offered Kashmir to Pakistan, but Liaquat Ali Khan was stubbornly obsessed with an imaginary idea of getting Hyderabad-Deccan.”
Digital India goes www.kaput in rural Uttar Pradesh. Guess who pays the price?
The opposition party says the lack of transparency over pricing is proof the Modi government struck a more expensive deal than the UPA had. New Delhi: Stepping up its offensive on the Rafale deal – which it cites as an example of ‘crony capitalism’ under Narendra Modi – […]
India was one of the earliest champions of the Palestinian cause but in recent years turned to Israel for high-tech military equipment and anti-terrorism cooperation.
The White House said the two leaders pledged to continue working together to enhance security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
The publication of monthly reports is mandated, but only 13% of ministries and 5.7% of departments are actually following through.
Our constitution requires better from our executive, and our democracy is surely capable of generating more compassion than the current meanness of spirit we display towards Kashmir and Kashmiris.
Clearly on the defensive, was the prime minister’s speech in parliament another example of his belief that people will swallow anything he says provided he does so with sufficient bravado?
The need of the hour is not simultaneous elections, but a drastic change in the whole election process.
Vinod Dua discusses Modi’s speech in parliament and asks why details of the Rafale deal have not been publicly disclosed.
Communal tension grew in the state after 2013, and now amidst speculations of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Bihar assembly polls, communal clashes are rising in an unprecedented manner.