To improve the lives of farmers and ensure development, stakeholder consultation must be a priority, not simply more intellectual property rights.
Narendra Modi should have shown more sensitivity by announcing that the Centre would not celebrate the achievements of the government until the condition of the 350 million people affected by the drought improved.
Elections are not merely about victories and defeats; they’re also about the growth and decay of political parties.
Several commentators have been left disappointed by Modi’s – and India’s – handling of international relations in the past two years. The record shows otherwise.
Will NEDA be able to put together enough political will needed to resolve the long pending border issues between the states?
The US will see if its legal parameters and requirements are being met, the Obama administration has told lawmakers.
An excerpt from Rana Ayyub’s ‘Gujarat Files: The Anatomy of a Cover-Up’
Melting down the traditional gold headgear without assessing its antique and commercial value is against the letter and spirit of the constitutional protection to antiquities, the petitioners have argued.
On May 19, two artists working on a public, Delhi-government approved project to celebrate the city’s culture were allegedly threatened by a group of RSS members and then treated aggressively by the police.
Although the Congress today is in no position to coherently challenge the BJP, a small event can galvanise the party.
The order is likely to empower RTI activists and citizens to obtain information previously denied by an over-guarded senior executive
As the Supreme Court noted, the real reason why the disabled feel handicapped is not because they are looked down upon by society, but because their ability to realise their full potential is hampered by the inability of society to meaningfully assimilate them into the mainstream.
India will invest billions of dollars in setting up industries in Chabahar and transport corridors around it.
The Modi government needs to take swift action to bring down interest rates drastically if it wants to kick start an economic recovery
Instead of asking whether the guilty have been punished, the questions around the Ishrat Jahan ‘fake encounter’ continue to be about if she was an LeT operative.
Modi will have to make a finely-balanced foray into a sharply polarized region, but extremely vital for India’s security and energy interests.
If India is indeed Modi land, then surely West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala remain in a defiantly secessionist mood, happy to receive whatever tattered blessings their regional leaders have to bestow.
Strong anti-incumbency against the Tarun Gogoi government aside, what the Congress failed to address was the shift of the ethnic Assamese voters from their cultural and linguistic identity to a religion-based one.
He plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah and Congress President Sonia Gandhi to garner support for the draft bill.
A Bharatiya Janata Party poster for the just concluded Kerala assembly elections reveals a lot about its strategy in a state which has consistently rejected the lotus. It provides the best clue yet as to why the party which is unlikely to make much political headway in the near future is […]
The Apple CEO’s goal could also be about demystifying the company while making it more accessible to the government, the country’s tech ecosystem and Indian consumers.
The party believes it has been successful in denting Modi’s expensively cultivated image of being a development man but it is not clear what it stands for or whether it knows how to get what it wants.
A few Hindu families from Pakistan began to settle at Majnu ka Tila in 2011 and the process has continued. But how welcoming has their new home been?
As many as 62% of children in India attended a government primary school in 2014, compared to 72.6% in 2007-08–indicating a surging preference for private schools.
The paradox of Kerala is not one of development but of redistribution in gender and caste terms.
The Pakistani army will probably always be suspicious of Nawaz Sharif when he talks to his Indian counterpart.
The Modi government’s ideal for India is built at the cost of our collective conscience, furthering oppressing the already marginalised.
With some criticising Modi’s comparison of Kerala with Somalia, World Bank data shows that 13 African countries have better infant mortality rates than India.
The finance minister was wrong to say the courts are destroying the edifice of India’s legislatures “step by step, brick by brick.”
An independent inquiry may solve all possible angles of corruption in the VVIP chopper scam but will the BJP-led government at the Centre let it happen?
The prime minister’s assertions about Kerala are factually incorrect and objectionable, but the protestors also need to introspect about why being compared to an African country makes them so angry.
The BJP president and finance minister were stampeded into holding a press conference on the PM’s academic qualifications. Both came out looking unconvincing and diminished. But such is the allure of confrontation that sobriety and reasonableness become dispensable qualities. This is the Swamy effect.
Fake encounters have become common but India needs to get back to rule of law, however weak and slow it may be.
In the past two years, politicians from the ruling parivar have said the most atrocious things without being reprimanded by their leadership
The Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on yesterday’s Uttarakhand assembly floor test, confirming that the Congress government won with 33 of the 61 votes.
Panagariya’s claims that the Modi government is responsible for an “infrastructure turnaround” are irrelevant, misleading or simply false.
“We have checked our records and it has been authenticated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree is authentic. He cleared the examination in 1978 and was awarded the degree in 1979,” said Tarun Das, the DU registrar.
The Uttarakhand episode is an object lesson for the BJP leadership, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah
AAP held a press conference to suggest that the degrees could be fake and accused the BJP of misleading the nation.
In this extract from Hindutva or Hind Swaraj, the celebrated writer dwells on the theme of crime and punishment.