Harsh Mander’s ‘Where Are India’s Dissenting Hindus?’
As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
New Delhi hopes that the new line of credit for $500 million for defence procurement will wean Dhaka off Chinese military purchases.
Local prices for oilseeds have plunged around 40% in the last six months, while pulses have dropped by nearly a third.
Extracts from C. Rammanohar Reddy’s Demonetisation and Black Money that explore whether the note ban had any impact on the rich, how Digital India entered the narrative and the impact of the move on the poor.
Mayawati rejected the results and asked the Election Commission to hold fresh elections in the state.
They said the BJP’s parliamentary board and state party legislature will decide on the next chief minister for UP soon.
A wave of resentment rocked the BJP’s confidence after it denied popular MLA Shyamdev Roy Chaudhury, or Dada, a ticket, prompting a visit from Modi himself.
Proposed amendments to the IT Act and the RBI Act will exempt political parties from keeping records of donations made through electoral bonds.
The draft National Litigation Policy aims to make government an efficient litigant, however, the law ministry is yet to provided a timeline for its implementation.
The move by the CIC can likely revive the BJP-AAP spat over the prime minister’s educational qualifications.
The employees of Khadi Village Industries Commission plan to stage “a silent, soul-cleansing” protest wearing black bands on their mouths against the use of the prime minister’s image.
The PMO responded to all demonetisation related queries saying they don’t come under the definition of ‘information’ under the RTI Act.
There are concerns among the Christian community in the region about the gazetted holiday being diluted on account of government functions in celebration of Good Governance Day.
Many of Varanasi’s famous looms have stopped running due to the cash shortage and the city’s small vendors are also struggling with falling sales.
Over the past two years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has pushed banks to recognise non-performing assets, make adequate provisions for them and try to raise capital from outside to bolster their balance sheets.
While the army was able to conduct surgical strikes across the border and undertake relief operations during the Chennai floods, India’s bankers have been unable to rise to the battle cry in the aftermath of demonetisation.
The recent demonetisation has penalised virtually the entire informal sector, which accounts for about 45% of the GDP and nearly 80% of employment, while doing nothing to curb either corruption or tax evasion.
Narendra Modi, during the SAARC summit in Nepal in November 2014, had announced launching of a SAARC satellite as a gift for the benefit of members of the regional grouping in various fields, including telecommunication and telemedicine.
The Delhi Chief minister’s allegations that there is a “widespread fear” that the phones of judges are being tapped, drew ire from the law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who denied the charges.
The Confluence Festival of India has managed to stand apart through collaborations between Australian and Indian artists, hosting events at iconic venues and bringing in a professional production company.
The Indian Army stopped two infiltration attempts from across the border in Kashmir on Tuesday with security personnel killing ten terrorists.
He is said to have been placed under preventative detention ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Gujarat.
Addressing a class of government-run school students on Teacher’s Day, Pranab Mukherjee supported the idea of holding all elections together and talked about secularism and evolution of the democratic process in India post independence.
Many former and serving bureaucrats have said Kumar was trying to build an unsustainable case against the accused, perhaps on the insistence of the BJP-led government, thereby shielding the actual culprits.