Addressing a sizeable gathering of Indian Americans, Modi also praised Sushma Swaraj for her “good governance” and listed the highlights of his tenure.
Crack down on beef and leather trades has jeopardised the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits, straining India’s social fabric and economy.
What makes the call significant is that FMSA head Jasim Mohammad was one of the first Muslim activists to welcome Modi after he won the May 2014 election.
India backed Mauritius’ resolution referring British control of the Archipelago to the ICJ but says it supports the US military presence in Diego Garcia.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
The all out attacks on minorities and on opposition governments show that the BJP and the Modi government have no regard for democracy
Kovind also said that he had ceased to belong to any political party after he became governor of Bihar in 2015.
Narendra Modi’s focus should be on establishing good chemistry with Donald Trump, reassuring the latter that India is a reliable partner democracy for the US.
Modi’s two-day visit to Washington, where he will be meeting US President Donald Trump for the first time, begins on Sunday
Will Kovind as president be a champion for Dalit justice? Will he uphold the values of the constitution?
The opposition missed out on a big opportunity to show its solidarity with Dalit movements across the country by not nominating a Dalit candidate of its choice before the Modi government did.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Like Jeremy Corbyn, the party and its leader must stick by their principles no matter what the situation, only then will it eventually pay off.
State transport department officials were put on full-time duty, even working over time, to ensure that participants reached the International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow.
US executives are increasingly being asked by their CEOs to explain and assess the impact of the apparent rise in communal violence in India.
Given Kovind’s views on social justice and empowerment, choosing a leader like him as the presidential candidate was a more natural choice for the Sangh parivar than any radical shift in its traditional position on the caste system.
Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4% to Rs. 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8% to Rs. 4,320 per 100 kg.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
The pace of construction of houses under the Modi government is actually five times slower than during the Manmohan Singh regime.
The government has quietly tweaked rules relating to special economic zones – and the new rules specifically favour the Adani Group.
When India needed urgent military equipment in 1971, Israeli leader Golda Meir’s foresight on the potential of diplomatic ties allowed Israel to come to India’s aid, albeit secretly.
The heft of the prime minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
In the sixty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a growing culture of intolerance against political opposition and the status of the “Accessible India Campaign”.
Shah’s remark not only reduces Gandhi’s status by identifying him only by his caste, but is also a stunning reminder of how pervasive caste prejudices are.
For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
General secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury discusses various aspects of current national politics with Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire.
Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and the Smart Cities project were all aimed at creating jobs for the country’s youth, but the government has failed to deliver on that promise.
Announcing the visit from June 25, the external affairs ministry today said the Modi-Trump discussions will provide a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement.
The Emergency, imposed 42 years ago this month, holds lessons for the Indian media.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
With none of the issues which have kept them apart for two years resolved, and the Jadhav case now casting its shadow, the outlook for progress is not good.
Senior journalists and other eminent citizens have unequivocally viewed the targeting of NDTV as Modi government’s attack against critical media.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
Rahul Gandhi blamed both Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Chouhan for the deaths of five farmers in Mandsaur on Tuesday.
The rise of centralising authoritarians has accentuated the fragmentation and regionalisation of world politics, diminished the capacity for compromise and made relations between competitive powers much more fraught than in the past.
Abattoirs and meat sellers in UP, the country’s top buffalo meat exporting state, went on strike in March after a crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs.
India’s remaining competent in both domestic and global markets is hinged on building a society upon the four pillars of technology, institutions, infrastructure and incentives.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?