This is the first time in the last 20 years, probably more, that the number of two-thirds electoral majorities has exceeded smaller majorities and hung verdicts among the larger Assemblies.
The rights-based approach departs from the ‘assurance-based approach’ of the new National Health Policy, which essentially perpetuates the status quo, explains The Indian Express.
A map of the NSCN(IM)’s Greater Nagalim includes large portions of the three states — Assam, Manipur and Arunachal — that share a boundary with Nagaland.
Friday’s crash involving an Uber driverless car in Arizona — in which the other car was at fault, but which still led to Uber suspending the testing of its driverless cars — has shown, the ride is likely to be bumpy.
NGT has slowed down the hunt for one of the universe’s fundamental particles in a giant cavern deep inside the Earth. What are neutrinos, why is the search for them so exciting, why does the observatory — India’s most ambitious scientific research facility yet — appear jinxed?
Back in 1995, the RSS and its affiliated organisations had about 650 such units in the Northeast; today there are over 6,000.
Carrying out structural changes in law that do not strictly relate to ‘Money’, through the Finance Bill can undermine the system of institutional checks and balances and potentially create conflicts of interest.
Numbers don’t back claims of UP’s declining livestock wealth, crackdown on meat processing plants raises questions.
The long-running story of the English jihad, however, also suggests another narrative that needs careful examination
The BJP first decided to include the issue of “love jihad” in its agenda at the state executive meeting in Mathura in August 2014.
Restaurant managements have been given the discretion to charge up to Rs 5 per use of their toilets. SDMC claims that as a result of the initiative, effective April 1, an additional 3,500 toilets will be accessible to the public.
Indian Express recaps the background and charges, and the list of accused in the major cases related to the Ayodhya dispute and Babri Masjid demolition
"The work addresses some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of matter."
Adityanath is heir to the history and legacy of the Gorakhnath Peeth that has long believed in militant involvement in politics as a means to achieving its religious and ideological ends.
The return to power of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh has led to a resurgence in the representation of the upper castes. The new Assembly consists of 44.3% upper caste MLAs, 12 percentage points more than in 2012, and the highest share in UP Assemblies since 1980.
Aggressive Hindutva is likely to trigger aggressive opposition as well.
How Hollywood anticipated the diverse kinds of aggression that are currently playing out in the United States
Coming after 15 years, policy repeats several old ideas, dodges 2015 promise of a Right to Health.
The Defence of India Acts were temporary laws that ceased to operate after the wars ended.
Aides of the US President have alleged that the “Deep State” is out to target his administration. To Indians, the expression is familiar in the context of Pakistan — but what does the Deep State really mean?
The new law allows maternity leave up to 12 weeks for women who adopt a child below the age of 3 months, and for commissioning mothers (in cases of surrogacy)
One of the key issues that any incoming government in Punjab has to immediately grapple with is high state debt estimated at Rs 1.25 lakh crore in the last year’s budget.
The level of urbanisation in the state stands at a low of 30.2% and if the state has to grow faster, it will have to increase the level of urbanisation.
Manipur suffered a setback to its finances when the state lost the special status owing to the Fourteenth Finance Commission recommendations.
Panaji is among the 98 cities recently selected for the Smart Cities project by the urban development ministry.
Measures such as single-window clearances, certain key judicial reforms along with growth in social spending could be areas of focus for the coming dispensation.
In the panchayat elections that year, out of 24 seats, the BJP won 6 seats with a clear majority and received support from other parties in 4 others.
The MGP, Goa’s first ruling party after the Portuguese left, has gained from ending its alliance with the BJP.
The BJP’s massive four-fifths majority (57 seats) has cut out the leverage that the Congress rebels who have won on the party’s ticket might have hoped to have.
Rahul Gandhi resisted naming him the Chief Minister candidate until days before the vote, and there were efforts until the end to undermine his leadership.
Two, Muslim votes have stayed with the Samajwadi Party-Congress — 17 of the SP’s 47 winners, and 2 of the Congress’s 7, are Muslim.
Over the last 25 years, a fractured verdict has been typical of India’s biggest, most important, and most complex political battleground.
Times Higher Education ranks IISc among the world’s top 10 small universities, institute director credits a century of hard work and the independence given to researchers
SUSHANT SINGH explains the history, background and controversy over the colonial era practice that many find abhorrent, but which the Army is unwilling to junk
UGC says system of many colleges being affiliated to a university is unwieldy; teachers and students see this as a step towards privatising education
Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. The Indian Express explains details of the move, and recap the pending legal challenges to Aadhaar