May 24, 2016 11:53 pm

Officials at the ministry of Urban Development concede that despite the stated objectivity of the mission selection process, geopolitics cannot be wished away.

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May 24, 2016 9:01 pm

The people's verdict has been decisive but what remain uncertain is the state's financial status—it’s economy has seen the steepest rise in debt, about 92 per cent, according to various reports, in the last five years.

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May 24, 2016 9:18 pm

Lucknow district magistrate Raj Shekhar credits the achievement to the infrastructure development undertaken in the city during the past few months.

May 24, 2016 6:33 pm

Though Sonowal is still to spell out his top priorities, he has been saying that the BJP was committed to fulfilling the promises that comprised the BJP’s Vision Document for Assam issued instead of a traditional manifesto.

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May 23, 2016 5:06 pm

After three years of relative peace in Srinagar, suspected militants shot at and killed three policemen in two separate attacks in the city on Monday.

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May 23, 2016 6:08 am

Lokniti’s pre-poll survey very clearly suggests that the electorate in Kerala does not subscribe to dominant pro- or anti-liberalisation rhetoric.

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May 23, 2016 5:04 am

In Kerala’s familiar trend of alternating govts, what stands out is BJP’s emergence and scale of Left victory; Lokniti CSDS pre-poll survey examines why.

May 22, 2016 4:21 am

A possible explanation for why corruption did not become an issue lies in the fact that only those voters who were highly exposed to the media considered the TMC corrupt.

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May 22, 2016 4:14 am

Some unhappiness, but no real anti-incumbency; TMC scores high on delivery of social goods

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May 22, 2016 3:35 pm

Trinamool Congress chief most popular among CM aspirants, more popular than her government; women her stronger supporters than men

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May 20, 2016 7:09 pm

The UN and other diplomatic missions and donor agencies have at times played the role of activista or catalyst role in Nepal politics, but whether the government is justified in the delay in welcoming the new resident commissioner is something that the government has not addressed publicly.

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May 20, 2016 1:35 pm

While Nitish Kumar needed either BJP or RJD to gain power in Bihar, his friend Mamata has done so on her own.

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July 21, 2016 7:01 pm

Gogoi may have put up a brave face on the eve of the results but Congress sympathisers and many within the party had been staring at a debacle even before voting had commenced.

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May 19, 2016 4:30 pm

The BJP will thank Rajagopal for opening its account in the state assembly where bipolar politics have so far kept the party out of the reckoning.

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May 19, 2016 5:06 pm

Those who persisted in believing that the AIADMK would prevail were the people who live in the villages, the auto drivers and tea makers who have no access to Twitter or Whatsapp or any forms of social media.

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May 19, 2016 10:17 pm

Thus, the vote transfer from the Congress to the CPM may not have taken place as expected and the TMC might have been the beneficiary of unexpected Congress ballots.

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May 19, 2016 12:43 pm

In the case of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, it appears that both the ruling dispensations managed to overcome negative feeling towards their governments by focussing their government’s policies on the rural population.

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May 19, 2016 1:41 am

Four days after international sanctions on Iran were lifted on January 16, Tehran’s envoy in New Delhi spoke his mind at Delhi’s India International Centre. “In my three years as the Ambassador of Iran, I have often been advised to be patient on big India-Iran projects. Does India want to wait for centuries before capturing […]

May 19, 2016 1:30 am

The white dust is free crystalline silica, the “powder of death” — lethal byproduct of quartz crushing that causes the incurable and irreversible respiratory disease, silicosis.

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May 19, 2016 1:34 am

Union Minister V K Singh wants New Delhi’s Akbar Road renamed. But there are at least 704 towns and villages named after the famous Mughals all over India. The share of Akbar is the largest — 251.