Shaikh Hasina will face tremendous pressure from her country to push for an agreement on the Teesta waters on her upcoming trip to Delhi.
Whether the Modi government can succeed in assuring the independence of India’s tribunals from the executive remains to be seen.
After February’s marginal cut in service headcount, the sector in March created jobs at the fastest pace in nearly two years.
Trump’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan will not impact the policies of other countries, but moving money away from climate research will.
The court must hear pending cases on Aadhaar urgently, before the government further inhibits people’s rights and liberties under the facade of ’empowerment’.
Far from being a historical practice, vegetarianism in Gujarat is actually a state-sponsored value system that only became institutionalised under the BJP.
The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 52.5 in March, from 50.7 in February, the third month in a row that is has been above the 50 mark.
Bilateral talks were mutually beneficial, helping India to make a stronger statement against terrorism while Malaysia stood strong on the South China Sea issue.
The Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill was passed in the absence of Congress MLAs, who were suspended for a day for creating ruckus in the house.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Some IIM-C staff members say the BJP misled them into attending the event in the guise of resolving a decades-old administrative issue.
Banks are deducting ‘crop insurance premiums’ from farmers’ current accounts without their knowledge.
With the end of the crisis in sight, the gains and losses from demonetisation can be assessed with some confidence.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The corporate sector is responsible for 70% of the country’s NPAs, but their loans are being waived off while waiving farming loans is still being frowned upon.
Villagers in Kashmir, who used to remain aloof from the conflict, are now prepared to die in order to save militants under siege.
In the twenty-fifth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the Modi government’s reluctance to implement the Lokpal Bill and the Mental Health Care Bill.
With his elevation to the Congress top post imminent, many feel Rahul Gandhi will fail as successive debacles have shown he is not fit for the job.
While there are some striking similarities, the Netherlands’ participatory representative democracy highlights what’s missing in India, especially when the space for debate and discussion is increasingly under siege.
On the last two days of the UNHRC session, India voted in 15 resolutions and made a statement on Myanmar, the only resolution that did not go to a vote.
Indore’s relatively small size, the rapid urbanisation of its villages and the high rate of pre-existing latrine coverage make its open-defecation free status unique.
Local prices for oilseeds have plunged around 40% in the last six months, while pulses have dropped by nearly a third.
For the RSS, Adityanath’s elevation sends a subtle signal that no one is above the organisation and nobody is indispensable.
In a short period of time, Adityanath decimated the political mafia that existed in his area, emerged as a prominent force and polarised the region.
The Sawalkot hydroelectric power project could be very damaging for Pakistan, reducing flows to the already water-stressed country.
If we assume no major changes in the state elections held in 2018 and 2019 (a strong but unavoidable assumption since we can’t predict the future), the NDA approaches a Rajya Sabha majority only in 2020.
Each move Modi made awed us, even when he spewed venom. We were too ready, too eager to legitimise everything he did.
Adityanath’s appointment is his latest move. The task before us will now be to find virtue in what has been done.
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.
Despite the strong mandate, Modi still faces a struggle to implement reforms to boost growth and jobs.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
It is now considered harsh to call a spade a spade. One has less and less and sometimes no right to one’s truth. Ascendant is the truth of the strong, particularly the strong man.
The uneven pattern in the party’s electoral fortunes across the seven phases of the election is evidence that ‘Good News’ can indeed help swing an election.
In the seventeenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua reminds Narendra Modi of his yet to be fulfilled promises and discusses Mamata Banerjee’s autocratic decisions in West Bengal.
If the BJP is hegemonic today, it is so because its brute power enjoys popular endorsement. Counter-hegemony is the principal political challenge of our times.
While BJP may have swept the elections, data shows that the vote-share of other parties have actually increased since 2014.
The BJP had promised a resolution to the Bodoland issue as part of its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Several in the Congress believe Rahul Gandhi made poor choices in UP, for which he needs to take responsibility.
The prime minister’s win should bode well for foreign portfolio investment in India.
Modi has turned India into a military and diplomatic ally of the US. In China’s eyes, this has transformed India from a like-minded country that shared its opposition to the US’s attempt to create a unipolar world, into an adversary.
At the moment of his resounding success, Modi has also deepened a fault-line for the Indian state.