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.
In the ‘Delhi Declaration’, the 11 leaders confirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability, maritime safety, freedom of navigation and overflight, and other lawful uses of the seas in the region.
CIC RK Mathur told the PMO to “be careful and give inputs for reply within the timeline prescribed by the RTI Act”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asserted that a person earning Rs 200 a day by selling pakodas is also employed.
A narrow bilateral approach to foreign policy can stall India’s aspirations in becoming a global leader.
Vinod Dua discusses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Davos summit and wealth inequality in India.
According to PM Narendra Modi, India must show the way by referring frequently to ancient Indian thought and scriptures that call for harmony between humans and nature.
Petrol price rose to Rs 72.38 per litre in Delhi, highest since March 2014, according to the daily fuel price list of state-owned oil firms. In Mumbai, prices have crossed Rs 80-mark – costliest in the country.
The country’s national interest would be better served if analysts think of their vocation more broadly than merely paying attention to the nuances of diplomatic ties.
It should not be a source of pride that millions are managing to eke out a meagre income. Instead it should be seen for what it is – a sign of under-employment.
“This (Hegde’s comments) shows the brahmanical and evil mindset of the Sangh parivar and its functionaries from top to bottom, which has no place for Dalits.”
“When dogs bark on the road, we don’t care.”
No prosecution or ‘serious effort’ seen to prevent attacks by vigilante groups claiming to be BJP supporters.
The fire, which started at the storage unit on the ground floor of a two-story building ripped through the structure; ten women and seven men were killed.
If an incurable, contagious epidemic like E. coli were to hit Indian shores, who will decide on the course of action? The government? Cow owners? Or vigilantes?
Jagdamba Mall, a known face of the RSS in the Northeast, who has also been instrumental in BJP’s electoral inroads into the region, said the Accord is his “personal effort” coming from his “study of the Naga issue for over 45 years”.
In Karnataka and beyond, the BJP’s reliance on communal spite runs great risks.
A minor change in the secretariat manual means that only ‘VIPs’ have access to communication within a stipulated timeline.
Indian state-owned SAIL was reportedly overlooked by Japanese companies due to quality concerns.
Is it not more urgent to investigate the four Supreme Court judges’ disquiet than to make noises of disapproval about their alleged breach of conduct?
At a public meeting, Gaware said many of Loya’s friends, including judges, had had their suspicions when the CBI judge died of a sudden heart attack.
Deals signed included subject areas like homeopathic research, film production and cyber security. Defence cooperation remained under wraps.
Sushma Swaraj won peoples’ hearts with her open access policy on Twitter. Which is why her brittle response to an op-ed criticising her performance as foreign minister has surprised so many.
We have an obligation to those whose valour and heroism deserves recognition even if they fought and died as part of a war that was not India’s.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu rechristened the Chowk as ‘Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk’ in a ceremony today.
Diplomats reported as confirming purchase of $500m of anti-tank weapons, days before Israeli PM arrives in Delhi.
The assurance was given by Maldivian foreign minister Mohamed Asim during talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
Modi made a series of claims throughout 2017, many of which turned out to be either untrue or partially true. Here is a list of ten such claims.
The inability of the economy to generate employment opportunities for millions of Indians is developing into a serious social, economic and political issue.
Vinod Dua discusses the case of Indian journalists stealing silver cutlery during an official dinner in London and the latest available data on the ambitious smart cities project.
As Islamophobia creeps deeper into India’s psyche, Nazia Erum’s book delves into how children are being bullied for their religious identity.