A series of articles that analyse what happened, the reasons behind it, its effects and what to expect next.
Diplomatic sources have said that the supplementary document was prepared to ensure the smooth implementation of the main treaty, and is “legally binding”.
Demonetisation aims to eradicate black money, but the move deflects attention from the core issue to a dramatic action that may fail to tackle the problem.
Looking beyond Asia, India and Japan have also raised the stakes by including Africa in their development strategy, implicitly setting up a rival to China’s One Belt, One Road.
Doesn’t the BJP’s argument from 2014 apply to their current policy of demonetisation?
Any shift in India’s doctrine cannot be based on Pakistan’s actions and neither will the consequences remain confined to the Islamabad-New Delhi dyad. There is a more formidable nuclear state to consider – China.
Although demonetisation will deal a severe blow to the black economy, corruption, inflated pricing and tax evasion, terrorism – which is cheap and can be funded by kosher resources – will remain largely unaffected.
Reuven Rivlin will be the first Israeli president to travel to India since 1996 and will be accompanied by a defence industry delegation in addition to a business delegation.
The Confederation of All India Traders said small and medium businesses were severely impacted, and appealed that they be authorised to accept at least one higher denomination note from consumers with KYC details.
How will Modi’s so-called surgical strike on black money play out for people with varying occupations and with various reasons for dealing with large cash transaction?
Nitish Kumar said the move would be beneficial in the long run, but others like Mamata Banerjee, Sitaram Yechury and Thomas Isaac were critical of it.
The US has not just elected an economic populist with a policy agenda designed to rescue neglected classes. It’s chosen a royalist who has never for a moment dwelt among ordinary Americans, a man whose monstrous egocentrism amounts to clinical solipsism.
While Bhutan has set a deadline for people to exchange their demonitised notes for smaller denominations, Nepal has banned all transactions in INR.
The Wire spoke to experts in the field on whether or not they thought this was good idea, whether it was a useful move in curbing black money and what other possible impacts it could have.
A significant lesson for Britain as it prepares to leave the EU is that it cannot run a strict visa regime and at the same time expect open doors for goods and services.
Aimed at combating corruption and black money, this move will also cause a lot of short-term pain and chaos for the working class, small businesses and anybody who deals with cash on a daily basis.
In a sudden announcement, the prime minister has declared that 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer legal tender, and will be replaced by newly designed 500 and 2000 rupee notes.
There are several points still up for discussion before the India-Japan nuclear accord becomes a reality, including Japanese apprehensions on India misusing nuclear technology.
The condition is that India has to speed up the process of taking back those who have violated visa regulations in the UK.
The UK Prime Minister’s upcoming visit may result in negotiations for a special and preferential relationship between both countries
There are many inconsistencies in what is officially said and what is actually happening.
Legitimacy, political respectability and electoral advantage are being sought to be derived from the soldier and his martyrdom, while unthinkingly, new space, new respect and new autonomy are being ceded to the army brass and other security forces.
This week’s column looks at the relationship between legislation and rights.
“I thought it was a bit too much to receive a journalism award from a man so contemptuous of journalists,” winner of the award for best non-fiction book Akshaya Mukul said after boycotting the event.
Ram Kishan Grewal’s letter to defence minister Manohar Parrikar alleged that he was still not receiving the pension owed to him under the OROP scheme.
Inviting the American ambassador to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is bound to provoke China.
I felt a sense of unease as I read the words of the first servant of the nation: it was as if a dagger, thrust in my heart, was being twisted and I could sense the delight of the hand behind it.
Sangh Parivar’s fraternal organisations are worried that some of the Narendra Modi government’s recent decisions might add ammunition to claims of it being pro big-business made by its political rivals.
The Indian government knows it cannot pursue military modernisation without access to advanced US weaponry and technology.
The Delhi Chief minister’s allegations that there is a “widespread fear” that the phones of judges are being tapped, drew ire from the law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who denied the charges.
In his new book, Sanjaya Baru makes the convincing argument that Narasimha Rao’s reforms made 1991 as momentous a year as 1947 for India’s political history.
In the aftermath of Uri and the surgical strikes, atavistic calls for revenge blurred the focus on terrorism as the enemy of peace and development, as well as efforts to seek a settlement of outstanding issues with Pakistan through dialogue.
The campaign, which allows users to send Modi quotes on themes like Ayodhya and the perfidy of the Opposition, raises questions about the boundaries between government, party and personal promotion.
The Kiwi response was similar to the non-committal statement made by Brazilian President Michel Temer in Goa earlier this month.
Banning cow slaughter is a goal of the RSS and this has led to the emergence of hundreds of groups that go around attacking Dalits and Muslims.
The delay in the South Asian satellite also comes at a time when SAARC’s annual summit in Islamabad has been called off following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.
The restoration of democracy in Myanmar, the lifting of US sanctions and Narendra Modi’s hands on approach foretells New Delhi’s more active role in the country’s nation building.
Despite the fact that the Ayodhya issue no longer arouses sentiments (or votes) like it used to, it seems to be the BJP’s go-to trick.
The Centre conceded to a long standing demand of the Mizos and urged Myanmar to protect the tribe’s family tree in the Sagaing region.
“When a war is taking place, you have someone doing a drama with that country, that is not expected,” Naidu said.