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.
Gandhi alleged that the government was orchestrating violence against minorities to polarise society for narrow political gains.
While the media, and the political class, focuses on other players, it is Nikhil Merchant who is truly experiencing ‘Achche Din’ as public sector firms line up to do business with him.
A fortnightly column on contemporary society and politics.
The Modi government’s attempts to reshape the economy lie entirely in the financial realm; they come on the back of concerted efforts to strip workers of legal protection in not just the informal sector, but also the formal.
Vinod Dua discusses the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and state of governance in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag.
The next time a Vinay Katiyar makes a claim to turn mosques, mausoleums and memorials into temples, the least one can do is cite Mookerjee’s impartial view.
Vinod Dua discusses Amit Shah’s defence of Modi’s ‘pakoda’ comment in the Rajya Sabha.
New analysis shows that India’s place on the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ index would have been much more modest when methodological changes are ironed out.
We need a foreign policy approach that thinks beyond event management.
Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that opposition party leaders were being treated as “potential terrorists” and their phones were being tapped.
The government will need to take strides over the next few months to pass the auxiliary reforms necessary to actualise its renewed vision for a truly digital India
Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance is old wine in a new bottle as over half the target beneficiaries proposed to be covered already stand covered under existing schemes.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The diasporic narratives, both in US and India, often paint the Indian-American community with a broad brush, suggesting a unified community. A closer look, however, suggests this narrative to be only partially true.
According to Pilot, a “lot of people who had been swayed by the BJP’s propaganda have now returned to the Congress”.
Vinod Dua discusses allocation to agriculture in the Union Budget 2018 and VIP culture in India.
The finance minister has discovered the garib and has felt compelled to make a pretence of quelling the farmers’ anger, just as he has given a cold shoulder to the urban middle classes.
The BJP’s by-poll defeat in Rajasthan and West Bengal will likely be a big cause of concern for the Modi-Shah duo.
Even as schemes have received minimal allocations, this budget signals an important shift in the political narrative. Gone is the focus on jobs, skills, aspirations and empowerment.
The government’s announcement of the National Health Protection Scheme for 10 crore families is, in fact, a massive insurance scheme for 50 crore of India’s poorest.
Vinod Dua breaks down the Union Budget 2018.
According to the opposition, the budget is mere ‘lip-service paid in the name of the farmers and the poor’ and will not have any real impact.
Welcome to The Wire’s live blog on the Modi government’s last full budget before 2019 elections.
What does this New India wooed by Modi, and his new friends in the East alike, mean for the Indian at home?
A column reflecting on contemporary society and politics.
There is a striking similarity in the economic performance of both NDA governments – and their neglect of agrarian and rural distress.
“The forum is for leaders who are concerned with the prevailing situation in the country,” Sinha said.
Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the communal violence in Kasganj and hooliganism by members of the Karni Sena with Smita Gupta from The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy and Vinod Agnihotri, Consulting Editor at Amar Ujala.
Citing “security concerns”, the PMO had earlier denied the request made by the appellant under the RTI Act.
There has been no improvement in India’s track record in prosecuting journalist murders, but the time for justice is long overdue.
The open letter, signed by 67 retired officers, catalogues the “continuing incidents of mindless violence” that have engulfed India these past few years.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.