The Congress nominee talks about being a young politician in Uttar Pradesh, her father’s legacy and more.
Farmer suicides and hunger deaths plague flagship village of SP government.
Modi’s unwitting embrace of Bachchan’s two phenomenally popular avatars contributes significantly to his popularity among today’s youth.
The rationales behind the surprise move – targeting black money, terror financing and building a cashless economy – have all failed to elicit results. Why then was this exercise undertaken at all?
Muslim voters have more faith in Mayawati than in the Samajwadi Party
A whole lot of issues that differ from region to region will dictate the electoral outcome in Uttar Pradesh, not leadership in political parties.
The state government, however, termed the allegations of corruption against senior leaders and politicians made by the former chief minister in his suicide note as “totally baseless, false and without any evidence.”
Between 35-40% of candidates in the UP elections have a criminal record. Many criminal acts have ideological legitimacy, resulting in reward rather than punishment, as seen in the case of the UP BJP president.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
Akhilesh Yadav’s development initiatives could give him an edge, anti-incumbency notwithstanding, while Narendra Modi’s development agenda retains some aura despite the demonetisation debacle.
Manipur faces a tough choice between the BJP, a party that has a track record of dividing people on religious lines, and the Congress, whose 15-year rule in the state has been marred by corruption and misgovernance.
What bearing will a loss in the assembly elections have on the BJP ? Narendra Modi’s position remains unassailable, but will Amit Shah be safe?
India and Russia are nearing a joint venture to make light helicopters in India, reviving a plan announced by Vladimir Putin in 2015.
There is limited interest to ‘tear up’ the Iranian nuclear deal in Washington. Even as New Delhi monitors these moves closely, it should consider a coordinated approach with Asian partners who continue to engage with Iran.
The nation’s foreign currency reserves were depleted after it bought a $140 million bond to pay the GMR group $240 million as compensation for cancelling a contract.
India has, over time, cultivated a culture of exerting no effort towards justice for the survivors of communal violence, finds Warisha Farasat and Prita Jha’s book.
Was the Supreme Court’s judgement on January 11 in the Sahara-Birla papers case truly free from bias?
If an economic slowdown occurs due to demonetisation, the self-worth and honour of the extremely backward castes communities may be affected. How this plays out in the upcoming state assembly elections remains to be seen.
The recent Delhi high court ruling exempting the attorney general’s office from disclosing information raises questions about how it aids Mukul Rohatgi.
India and other Asian buyers are expected to intensify efforts to develop indigenous warplanes due to anxieties that the US may be less engaged in the region under Trump.
When a man has his back to the wall, he sometimes loses control over his tongue.
At the root of India’s problems, the authors of ‘Dragon on Our Doorstep’ write, is the erroneous belief that a large and well equipped military alone can win wars.
The stakes in the Mumbai municipal corporation elections are very high for the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
When it comes to the art of enjoying a shower without getting wet, Narendra Modi is many shades better than Manmohan Singh.
If India continues to rely on PILs to litigate corruption, it shall forever remain wedded to the courts, stopping Indian justice from flourishing.
From following the same accounts as Narendra Modi, it appears that his personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
Sources say the chief minister has been in talks with the BJP to move with his supporters to that party if the pressure on him to resign heightens further.
There have been multiple complaints of comments made in the Rajya Sabha being edited out of the official records.
“I want to see Narendra Modi coming to Mumbai and campaign for BMC polls. I want to see Sena’s win after his rally here,” Thackeray said
Using military activities to shop for votes will lead to political mud-slinging, to the detriment of the honour and sanctity of the special forces.
The Budget appears to be pro-poor and pro-business, but it fails to address the reforms actually needed to structurally transform the economy.
Scientists think there is a mismatch between the government’s rhetoric on bettering India’s research output and how much it is willing to spend for the cause.
The Japanese company’s decision to withdraw will deal a major blow to the construction of six AP1000 plants in India.
The Budget does nothing to assure incomes for farmers, lift them out of indebtedness or protect them from natural calamities.
The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn’t wait for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation. Today, the village is one of the cleanest in the country.
Given the massive hit taken by informal workers after demonetisation, the Budget’s provisions for them are quite inadequate and will be seen as such.
Dealing with demonetisation aftereffects requires a fiscal and monetary boost, but the government appears to be in no mood to deliver it, for obvious reasons – the fiscal cushion that Narendra Modi’s brainwave was supposed to provide never materialised.
Rs 119.70 crore was owed to Air India by the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of chartered flights by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is also making discrimination against Muslims a key ingredient of its refugee and immigration policy.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.