Concern about the disruption caused by China’s assumption that it can unilaterally claim authority over Asia’s sea lanes dominated talks at the recent Raisina Dialogue.
The World Bank’s chief economist said he would recalculate national rankings of business competitiveness going back at least four years.
While it is not known what transpired in the conversation between prime minister Modi and the then health minister Harsh Vardhan, the RTI replies reveal a level of inertia in governance.
Contrary to what the prime minister said, women from India have long been going to Haj without a male guardian.
Is the Hindu nationalist party foregrounding the more inhumane sides of the Hindu majority?
‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 171: Modi’s ‘New India’ Dream and Allegations of Fraud Against ICICI Bank
Vinod Dua discusses Modi’s ‘New India by 2022’ claim and Rajasthan police’s special operations group’s investigation against multiple ICICI bank officials for misleading customers and violating IRDAI norms.
For comedians, 2017 has been a breakthrough year, when they didn’t shy away from taking down the rich, the famous and the powerful.
The Dam Safety Bill was ready in June 2017, but it is yet to be sent to the cabinet for approval.
The saffron party’s Hindutva campaign managed to consolidate Hindus in urban areas, but that such a campaign had limited success in rural parts cannot be ignored.
By extending the epidemic of political correctness to words and their usage, the BJP is emptying politics of its meaning.
Even as the Centre is quiet on the policy and the Assam Accord suggests disenfranchisement of ‘foreigners’ for ten years, experts offer solutions like work permits and protective legislation.
Vinod Dua discusses the alleged ‘inaction’ of the Election Commission in Gujarat, and details of polling in the two phases of the election.
The run up to polls saw a stiff contest as a resurgent Congress picked holes in the Gujarat model and the BJP, which started on the vikas plank, went back to its Hindu nationalist campaign.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
Vinod Dua discusses how PM Modi has brought down the level of political discourse during his Gujarat election campaign and the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017.
A worsening agrarian crisis and rising unemployment has morphed into concrete political anger against the BJP – a matter that the party hasn’t addressed in its election campaign.
The party feels the first phase of voting did not go well and is looking to its rhetoric on Pakistan for a decisive edge in the second.
Can you really fool all the people all the time? The Gujarat model is being shown up as fake.
The Varachha road constituency which is the centre of Surat’s diamond trade has been slipping out of the BJP’s hands since the area saw massive violence and arson in 2015.
To neutralise hostility against it, the BJP machinery has pushed aside its slogan of vikas and is focussing on polarisation tactics. But will this be enough?
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
An examination of complaints received by the telecom department shows how thousands of Indians struggle with basic connectivity, especially while making digital transactions, due to poor network quality.
The prime minister also backed a rules-based regional security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region, sending a subtle message to China against its military assertiveness in the area.
“Such attempts are part of a larger design of the BJP government to glorify some Hindu rulers and promote its Hindutva ideology.”
The World Bank report ranked India top among the South Asian nations.
The current climate of violence in the country remains eerily similar to what it was in the late 1980s and 1990s after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Only the target is different.
“BJP leaders have time and again celebrated the victory of the judgement on triple talaq and the leadership have often claimed the victory to itself”.
Despite authenticating Modi’s degree, Delhi University continues to stonewall attempts by RTI activists to gather information about his records.
Former finance minister P. Chidambaram talks about the Modi government’s handling of the GST, Robert Vadra, Karti Chidambaram, attacks on the opposition, Gujarat elections and more in an interview with journalist Swati Chaturvedi.
He said the weak response from the government raises serious doubts about the scheme.
Instead of emphasising the Hindu origins of Muslim monuments and staking a claim over them, the new RSS strategy is to belittle their importance and denounce them so as to denigrate Muslims by suspecting their ‘Indian-ness’.
Pankaj Mishra had been warned by the CRPF against posting videos and comments on social media after his video castigating the Union home minister had gone viral in April.
Had Mukherjee been elevated as prime minister rather than president, his political adroitness would have prevented the virtual walkover that Narendra Modi secured in 2014.
West Bengal has resisted the central government’s decision to withdraw troops from Darjeeling and has declined to be a part of Modi’s project on promoting cultural diversity.
With the date of the Gujarat assembly poll yet to be announced, the model code of conduct has not kicked in.
The total stressed loans of the banks – including non-performing and restructured or rolled over loans – rose 4.5% in the six months to end-June.
The government’s re-launched universal immunisation programme had a target of achieving full immunisation by 2020. It has now decided to advance it to 2018.
Vinod Dua discusses Narendra Modi’s speech on Indian economy and continued attacks on journalists in India.
The drop in exports of leather products comes as a setback for PM Modi who has sought to create millions of jobs by more than doubling the leather industry’s revenues.
The Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) scheme, recently approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, has no mention of the men and women who form the police force.