With the second phase of the Manipur assembly elections set to begin on March 8, The Wire takes you through the candidates contesting from 22 constituencies.
US report also says that while demonetisation “addresses the problem of counterfeit currency, it does little to mitigate long term money laundering risks.”
Indian shares rose on Monday, with the NSE index moving close to breaching a key psychological level of 9,000, on hopes the ruling BJP would win the ongoing elections in UP.
Till the third phase of the UP assembly elections, the BJP had a relatively quiet campaign, but it seems to have changed its tactic mid-way through the fourth phase, making excessive use of the prime minister.
For the third time, the commission has refused information in connection to the prime minister. This time, a petition sought documents pertaining to Modi’s passport applications.
The VC, who acknowledges his sympathies for the RSS, vehemently denies being present at the prime minister’s rally.
Defence policy in India should not be seen as the final ‘good’ that nobody can disagree with.
Much is at stake for every political party: the survival of the BSP and of Mayawati as a Dalit leader, the credibility and standing of two young leaders Rahul and Akhilesh and the future of the BJP as a dominant Hindu nationalist party.
As the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur begins, The Wire takes you through the history of elections and power shifts in the northeastern state.
The differences between Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee’s recent speeches are as clear as day and night. What should we take away from them?
While an important measurement, GDP is far from adequate to judge a country’s economy and socio-economic conditions.
The beginning to countering the politics of hate lies in self-reflection, in digging deep into the everyday discourses we participate in that mark the “other” and in recognising the “other” in the “us”.
The BJP has been capitalising on an anti-Yadav sentiment that has been brewing against the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.
Campaigning in eastern UP, Modi has tried every trick in the book – polarisation on communal lines, fiscal giveaways and pitting the poor against the rich.
Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on the incident, but Narendra Modi remains mum.
The visit will mark 25 years of diplomatic relations with Israel and will be the first time an Indian leader will skip visiting neighbouring Palestine.
What is to become of us if communal, majoritarian language continues to be used and we do not oppose it?
Forcing people to use digital payment methods will require the government to increase the cost of using cash, which will be a greater burden for the poor.
Despite the hardships, why do many people continue to back what most economists and analysts have termed a bad policy?
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have raised the communal temperature in the state from the fourth phase onwards, but it remains to be seen whether the party will be able to get its critical mass of Hindu votes cutting across various castes.
Pahlaj Nihalani, with his love for the Modi government and its agenda, has chosen to take the ultra-conservative view in banning this film.
Playing fast and loose with facts to a willing audience has not hurt either Narendra Modi or Amit Shah.
Modi called Ibobi “Mr 10%” at an Imphal rally, but hurried through an issue that weighs heavily against the BJP – the “secret” framework agreement between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M).
Even as the election fever in Uttar Pradesh continues to mount, the Sultanpur MP has gone missing from the BJP’s list of star campaigners.
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.
In the fifth episode of Jan Ki Baat, talk about the prime minister’s recent remarks and the incident at Jodhpur university.
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.