General secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury discusses various aspects of current national politics with Siddharth Varadarajan and M.K. Venu, founding editors of The Wire.
Make in India, Digital India, Startup India and the Smart Cities project were all aimed at creating jobs for the country’s youth, but the government has failed to deliver on that promise.
Announcing the visit from June 25, the external affairs ministry today said the Modi-Trump discussions will provide a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement.
The Emergency, imposed 42 years ago this month, holds lessons for the Indian media.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
With none of the issues which have kept them apart for two years resolved, and the Jadhav case now casting its shadow, the outlook for progress is not good.
Senior journalists and other eminent citizens have unequivocally viewed the targeting of NDTV as Modi government’s attack against critical media.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
Rahul Gandhi blamed both Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Chouhan for the deaths of five farmers in Mandsaur on Tuesday.
The rise of centralising authoritarians has accentuated the fragmentation and regionalisation of world politics, diminished the capacity for compromise and made relations between competitive powers much more fraught than in the past.
Abattoirs and meat sellers in UP, the country’s top buffalo meat exporting state, went on strike in March after a crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs.
India’s remaining competent in both domestic and global markets is hinged on building a society upon the four pillars of technology, institutions, infrastructure and incentives.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
The bus was carrying 41 passengers from Delhi to Gonda in eastern Uttar Pradesh when the accident took place near Bada bypass.
As Trump knocks down the Paris pact, the Modi government should push India’s BASIC strategy again.
While civil society activists say journalistic malpractice fuelled the recent mob lynching, the media has blamed the police’s lack of timely intervention.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a political and security group, presently comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Farmers are once again wondering which crop will fetch them guaranteed good returns.
Unemployment has risen and the corporate sector has taken a hit, but the Modi government is relying on statistics to create an illusion of economic growth.
While the motorable road connecting Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan remains incomplete, the age-old foot route continues to ferry locals across the border.
In the 60th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter and Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign.
German businessmen also told the Indian prime minister that the lack of a bilateral investment protection agreement was hampering their investment plans in India.
India, along with the US under the Donald Trump administration, is hesitant about the proposed investment facilitation up for discussion at the upcoming G20 Summit in Germany.
Though India seems all set to sign a free-trade agreement with the EU, the details will require time and effort to work out.
The overall strategy underlying Modi’s foreign policy is sound. The challenge going forward must take into account the changed global geopolitical terrain.
Not only did Savarkar pledge his allegiance to the British in return for being released from prison, his propagation of Hindutva hurt the freedom movement by dividing society along sectarian lines.
While experts have raised doubts over the legality of such a demand, film-makers Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla are determined to fight against the CBFC’s request to get permission from Modi and other senior politicians.
Agricultural policy continues to focus on production and not the living condition of farmers – which is what got us to this miserable position in the first place.
As human rights take a backseat in US foreign policy, a coalition of Indian Americans released a comprehensive report on human rights abuses in India on Capitol Hill.
A report prepared by a group of civil society organisations has painted a bleak picture of governance and social justice in the country.
Even though the Lokpal Act was passed in 2014, the government has delayed the appointment of a Lokpal for three years by initiating an amendment that is still waiting to be passed by the parliament.
The media has been seduced to redefine its role: run the Opposition out of town. No other government since Independence has had the media so eagerly eating out of its hand, not even during the infamous Emergency.
The bridge, inaugurated by the prime minister on May 26, is the country’s longest, connecting the remotest parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
History is jeopardised as priceless documents are ill-treated and defaced on a regular basis by both staff and scholars.
Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
The pitch comes close on the heels of China’s OBOR initiative, which aims to connect the Eurasian landmass and Indo-Pacific maritime routes.
Instead of dismantling the regulated APMC mandis, the government needs to make them stronger and build supporting infrastructure like warehouses.
The former Assam chief minister was blocked from going to the site of the bridge because of “security concerns” ahead of Modi’s visit to inaugurate it.
Foreign firms are the growth engine for Vietnam’s high-technology exports, which reached 27% as a percentage of its total manufactured exports in 2014.