The life and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay has been celebrated since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, and gained momentum after the party’s triumph in the UP Assembly elections earlier this year.
Heat-related deaths have fallen from 2,000 in 2015 to just 222 this summer. Simple, determined steps, costing virtually nothing, by NDMA, states achieved remarkable success. The Indian Express tells the story
The Central Board of Secondary Education, Manipal University, Rajasthan Administrative Services and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bengaluru are some of the institutes that use this method of assessment, apart from Mumbai University.
The Indian Express explains The Hague Convention and why India has been reluctant to ratify it despite repeated recommendations from courts and Law Commission
Nearly 60,000 farmer suicides in the last 30 years in India can be linked to warming, says a new study
Two iconic tech entrepreneurs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla’s Elon Musk, hold diametrically opposite views on the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity. AI’s potential is revolutionary, it’s already a part of our lives in many ways. What lies ahead? The Indian Express sums up the issues in the debate.
The general finding that temperature appears more significant than rainfall in determining suicide rates, is consistent with work from other parts of the world, where agricultural yields are shown to be more affected by temperature than they are by rainfall.
As a new academic season opens across India, a committee of mental health and public health professionals, revisit their Psychosocial Study of Ragging in Selected Educational Institutions in India.
The 2015 draft DNA Fingerprinting Bill is back in a new version, and includes some important additions and deletions. What are they? What is the need for such a law in the first place, and what are the problems with having one?
V K Krishnan is answering questions on GST from the readers of The Indian Express. A selection of questions and answers will be published in these columns.
The hijackers were arrested on September 30, 1981 after Pakistani commandos entered the plane. There were no deaths or injuries. The men spent three years in a military prison, and were put on trial for the hijack in 1984. They were sentenced to life imprisonment on January 20, 1986.
On Tuesday, the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe finalised an agreement to sell an 80% stake of the Hambantota Port's operations for $1.1 billion to China Merchant Ports Holding Company Ltd, which also has the contract for the Colombo Port.
In just over a month, retail prices of tomato have gone from about Rs 20 per kg to Rs 70 per kg (all-India modal average as per Department of Consumer Affairs data), after staying at Rs 10-12/kg through May and early June. Why has this happened?
The question civil society activists have been asking since the Tailin Lyngdoh incident is: given that DGC cannot probably survive without government benevolence, does this not make it a ‘public authority’? And, if that is the case, how can it have rules that are essentially unconstitutional?
The design of the GST will itself ensure compliance through a self-policing mechanism. Because of the integration of the value chain from raw material to retail under the GST, buyers of goods and services will only procure this from compliant suppliers who issue a tax invoice — for, otherwise, the buyer cannot avail of input tax credit.
The most expensive commodity that the Golden Temple kitchen purchases is desi ghee — around Rs 4 lakh worth of desi ghee is used in the kitchen every day. At the rate of 12%, the GST on ghee alone will work out to Rs 1.75 crore, the SGPC has calculated.
One is a veteran journalist who has watched the India-China engagement for six decades, and disagrees strongly with the official Indian narrative. The other was India’s Ambassador to China until 2016, and has been one of New Delhi’s key negotiators with Beijing. The Indian Express put the same set of questions to both.
PDP is talking up ‘riders’ in the extension of GST to J&K, but it seems clear that the state’s special status has been encroached upon. Meanwhile a Presidential Order from 1954, which also forms the basis of the GST Order, faces a legal challenge. Jammu & Kashmir and India are at a constitutional crossroads of critical importance.
From 2014-16, number of emigrating Indian workers fell 35%. Govt blamed lack of demand — actually, nature of South Asian Gulf labour pool is changing.
The smallest country in South Asia has a population of barely 400,000 people. But its atolls and islands straddle the strategic navigation and communication sea lanes over 800 km north to south in the Indian Ocean, making it a crucial for countries with global ambitions.
Six years on, India would find itself fighting an ultimately disastrous war with China in which no clear objective was served, but which continues to cast a long shadow over bilateral relations.
Indian and Chinese troops are arrayed face-to-face on the Dolam plateau, close to the Indian Army post of Doka La, located between Batang La to the north and Gymochen to the south.
After being elected as President of India, Kovind said, "I never aspired to be the President. My win is a message to those discharging their duties with integrity. My election as the President is an evidence of the greatness of Indian democracy.”
“Kovindji has got 116 votes more than the votes of NDA, which means many voters went by their conscience and voted for Kovindji. He got votes from all states, and the entire electoral college voted for him in Andhra Pradesh.
Technically, Parliament comprises the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The President nominates 12 members to Rajya Sabha from amongst people having a special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art, cinema and social service.
About 20 km away in Om Nagar locality of Jhinjhak town, in a congested lane in which four of Kovind’s brothers have homes next to each other, a temporary tent had been erected and a big screen TV and music system rented, so that live updates from Delhi could be heard by the community
4.7 billion people — almost two-thirds of the world’s population — are now protected by at least one WHO prescribed best-practice measure on curbing tobacco use. 11 Indian cities are in the list of 100 best performers globally. Indian Express unpacks a significant new report
Indian Express explains the context of the first law that treats social boycott as a serious crime
The death toll in Maharashtra so far this year is higher than the number of deaths from H1N1 in the whole country in 2016 — 265
For over a month, Surat, the hub of India’s synthetic sari business, lay shut and silent. On Tuesday, textile traders decided to re-open businesses, but said their protest will continue. Why are they angry? Is it just the GST that they are upset with? Why don’t textile manufactures and mill owners share the textile traders’ anger? Indian Express explains
A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether privacy is a fundamental right. Indian Express summarises the view the Supreme Court has taken on this issue earlier
Is the setting up of a panel to study the demand for an official state flag ‘against the nation’? Indian Express sums up the arguments and the background
There are two things that Tesla has done differently in the run-up to the launch of the $ 35,000 Model 3, the first “mass market” product from the electric car company, which signals the entry of the luxury vehicle maker into the mainstream car market.
According to the Press Council’s report, paid news is “any news or analysis appearing in any media (print & electronic) for a price in cash or kind as consideration”.
The IPFT’s talks with Tripura’s Left government ended inconclusively on Sunday, with the outfit demanding a “concrete assurance” from the Centre on its demand before lifting the blockade.
Why did the EC bar a Madhya Pradesh Minister from voting in the presidential poll, and from contesting elections himself? What is the law on ads pretending to be news? The Indian Express tells the story
13 'The Nightingale' quotes every woman would relate to