Given the massive hit taken by informal workers after demonetisation, the Budget’s provisions for them are quite inadequate and will be seen as such.
Dealing with demonetisation aftereffects requires a fiscal and monetary boost, but the government appears to be in no mood to deliver it, for obvious reasons – the fiscal cushion that Narendra Modi’s brainwave was supposed to provide never materialised.
Rs 119.70 crore was owed to Air India by the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of chartered flights by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is also making discrimination against Muslims a key ingredient of its refugee and immigration policy.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.
Expectations for higher taxes for investors have increased since Modi said that market participants needed to make a “fair contribution” to nation-building.
We will have to implement truth and nonviolence in vastly different ways than how Gandhians did a century ago.
Dalits have been subjected to vicious caste violence for years in Gujarat.
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
Unless leaders from both parties come out in full support of the alliance, they may not be able to convert popular support into votes.
Both the SP-Congress alliance and the BJP are strongly placed but the BSP is a contender too
Government initiatives to clean up the Ganga have failed to stop the dumping of toxic effluents and untreated sewage into the river at the industrial hub of Kanpur.
The countries signed 14 pacts in key areas like defence and security, however, an agreement to facilitate investments in infrastructure projects in India could not be finalised in time.
The new US president has also invited the prime minister to visit the White House later this year.
The dilly-dallying by ministries over their financial commitments is a sign that they are still wary of making the leap from academic research to product development.
Comments by Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah have fired up speculation on the BJP’s choice for the chief ministerial candidate for Goa.
Paid news in the service of the nation.
Growing animosity against the Centre in Tamil Nadu has taken the form of anger against the prime minister, which many allege has not received its due share of media coverage.
Professor Arun Kumar, who has researched extensively on the black economy in India, discusses demonetisation and the upcoming Union Budget.
There is no justification for the Ministry of AYUSH’s reliance on an invalidated practice, which could lure patients of diabetes into a false sense of security.
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.