India and the US, who prided themselves on the strong democratic values enshrined in their constitutions, appear to be facing a ‘crisis of governability’.
The protests at Marina beach over Jallikattu is more of an expression of Tamil solidarity rather than being about any particular grievance.
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
The state government is seeking to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Alok Kumar Verma was selected by a three member panel comprising the prime minister, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
Two RSS ideologues, who have no works of literature to their name, are set to take the stage at the Jaipur Literature Festival. But why is no one speaking up against it?
There appears to no visible leadership guiding the agitators in Tamil Nadu demanding that Jallikattu be allowed to take place
Membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group not for the US to gift, says China as India insists it has earned its place.
Activists have urged the chief information commissioner to reveal the reasons behind Acharyulu losing charge of the HRD ministry and have demanded that in the absence of valid grounds, the charge be restored.
The cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a feasibility study on the proposed deal, clearing the way for the start of formal talks.
Under Donald Trump, relations between India and the US are going to soar because he will see India as a natural ally, the Indian-American told The Wire.
“Deaf and dumb parrots have been installed in the council of ministers and a similar RBI governor has been appointed, who have let the nation’s economy shake in its roots,” an editorial in the Sena’s mouthpiece said.
In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
A former transport secretary L.K. Joshi-led committee had termed the cancellation of 26 allotments as unjustified and had recommended the urban development ministry to withdraw the cancellation.
Rao also doesn’t make much of the charges of plagiarism levelled against him and thinks they were the result of undeserving hype.
Proponents of demonetisation say it was required for market correction. However, given the magnitude of government interference involved, it is likely to disrupt markets rather than correct them.
Demonetisation has crushed all the government’s previous pet projects, from the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to Make in India, while still using patriotic emotions to advertise their importance.
In an explosive interview, the former BJP leader Arun Shourie hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The charkha in Gandhi’s hands stands for a lot more than the act of spinning. Featuring Narendra Modi on the 2017 khadi calendar is a dangerous misappropriation.
The case pertaining to the expenditure incurred by Modi during his foreign travels had come into the limelight when it was revealed that he owed Rs 134 crore to cash-strapped Air India.
To tackle black money that originates in the process of electing MPs and MLAs, the legal provision that freezes the number of Lok Sabha and state assembly states must be revisited.
While Kenyatta focused on his pet project of increasing investment in the health sector, Modi pushed for a faster process to draw up an action plan on security collaboration.
The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
The Modi government’s claim that the public supports demonetisation ignores the localised agitations and dissenting voices from across the country.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
In response to an RTI application, the air force could not sufficiently account for the expenditure incurred during these trips.
Contesting elections in India is a costly affair, forcing honest persons to avoid it as they risk losing their hard-earned money. State funding on a per vote basis is a simple solution to encourage more competent people to join politics.
The Citizens Whistleblower Forum has demanded that the IT department’s records on the Sahara and Birla groups be forwarded to the CBI for a “thorough criminal investigation”
DU’s Central Public Information Officer Meenkshi Sahay said that there was no malice in rejecting the RTI application and that she had to follow the policies laid down by the university.
The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration over Maharaj’s comments that Muslims are responsible for the population-related problems in India.
The latest rules create a window for NRIs and Indians who travel abroad to change their last 500 and 1000 notes, but what about everyone else?
Institutional feebleness and political imperfections have given the prime minister the upper hand.
Rapid deforestation and soil erosion in Attapadi Forest Reserve has led to a crippling water shortage in Kerala’s Kulappadi village and the Irula forest tribe has suffered the most.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries case, the fallout of the Income Tax Settlement Commission’s decision to absolve Sahara and what measures he will take in the Supreme Court as the counsel of Common Cause – the petitioner in the case.
Advancing the Budget presentation could give the BJP an unfair advantage in the upcoming state elections. By failing to defer it until after the polls, the party is unwilling to follow the high principles expected in a bipartisan polity.
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
Populist announcements during the budget this year could influence the elections which have been scheduled soon after, in five states, including Uttar Pradesh.
Despite the uncertainty about the political impact of note ban, the party holds an advantage for several reasons, including its strong track record of capitalising on crises within regional parties.
As assembly elections approach and the prime minister spends his energies on proving demonetisation was a good idea, a Modi-led propaganda blitz is coming our way.