Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4% to Rs. 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8% to Rs. 4,320 per 100 kg.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
The pace of construction of houses under the Modi government is actually five times slower than during the Manmohan Singh regime.
The government has quietly tweaked rules relating to special economic zones – and the new rules specifically favour the Adani Group.
When India needed urgent military equipment in 1971, Israeli leader Golda Meir’s foresight on the potential of diplomatic ties allowed Israel to come to India’s aid, albeit secretly.
The heft of the prime minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
From surgical strikes to demonetisation, the new textbooks mention every decision as ‘revolutionary’ and claim that the Congress wanted to prolong British rule.
In the sixty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about a growing culture of intolerance against political opposition and the status of the “Accessible India Campaign”.
Shah’s remark not only reduces Gandhi’s status by identifying him only by his caste, but is also a stunning reminder of how pervasive caste prejudices are.
For those who have fought over the years, it is not just about the dam, but about the violence and the injustice, and the development paradigm debate – development for whom and at what cost – that makes the issue valid even today.
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.