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.
“We don’t know who has killed them (the slain journalists) but we do know who is celebrating…I am pained, I am taken aback by the celebrations of an inhuman killing.”
The number of civilian casualties from terrorist-related violence increased almost five times to 52 in 2016-17 from ten in 2015-16.
Shatrughan Sinha, a BJP MP, came out in support of his party colleague after Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister, critcised Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for their handling of the economy.
India this month blindsided the auto industry by almost doubling the maximum levy on luxury cars and sport-utility vehicles – just weeks after first setting the rate as part of a major tax change.
Exposé raises questions about whether the sustained abuse and threats the senior journalist is being subjected to has official sanction.
The group, led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, noted that the recent statements issued by government functionaries “hold promise for the Kashmiris”.
Terms of reference of the EAC would be to “analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the prime minister and advising him thereon,” an official statement said.
The students said the police lathi-charged without provocation and that they even tried to enter the women’s hostel.
The big-ticket project is expected to be showcased by the BJP during campaigning for the upcoming Gujarat election and the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
The apex body of Roman Catholic Christians today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of hatred by Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das.
The RSS chief also said that his organisation does not support trolling on social media as it amounts to “hitting below the belt”.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of causing “tremendous damage” to India’s economy.
There is an all-out effort by the Right to change the nature of higher education institutions because universities like JNU do not follow their ideologies of sectarianism, violence and intolerance.
Unlike the Modi government, coalition cabinets from 1977 to 2014 have been based on a quota system in which no prime minister has had the privilege of choice, perhaps not even within his own party.
Under the premiership of Narendra Modi, India’s culture of one-party dominance is violating both standard operating procedures and dharma to get the better of its political rivals.
In his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said everybody will have to bow before the law.
Two factors now seem to guide the nation – vigilante groups working to ensure the supremacy of a ‘Hindu’ way of life and a stony silence from the political leadership. Bihar has now achieved both.
NE Dispatch: Rally Against BJP Policies in Assam; Nagaland Village Chiefs Meet Modi Over Naga Accord
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Kovind is India’s second Dalit president, after K.R. Narayanan.
Although they discussed a “range of issues”, it remains unclear if the current stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region was discussed.
People of Indian origin in Israel will get Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards even if they underwent compulsory army service, Prime Minister Modi said.
In the seventy-third episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses PM Modi’s US visit and how we are living in an “undeclared emergency”.