Agricultural growth in Uttar Pradesh can be achieved by putting dairy in the lead role. State’s new chief minister has his task cut out for him
Rural India is woefully under-informed of how it can both transform sanitation and earn money
Adityanath’s long opposition to the ‘red revolution’ has many takers in Nepal
New NITI Aayog recruitment rules should trigger a revamp of the Indian state’s human capital
Past efforts at out-of-court resolution of Ayodhya dispute have been non-starters
In Pakistan, judges are a part of the problem of religious conservatism trumping justice
Congress needs to rework its pact with its first family. The party needs to stand up and begin asking questions
A ‘rate hike in time is just fine’ is a wise RBI saying. With CPI inflation at near-historic lows, this must mean, according to the RBI law of mean reversion, that the future will bring high inflation. Hence, the urgent need for intervention
Political parties question the EVM. But when they win with the same machines, they don’t eat their words.
Amending the Motor Vehicles Act is the first step towards reducing accidents.
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Pakistan’s sixth census is little more than a headcount, but it could still have important political consequences.
Vandals target a film — and are rewarded by the state. Rajasthan CM Raje is answerable.
BJP expands its footprint in the Northeast, shoring up its status as the polity’s dominant pole.
The triumphant narratives call for disciplining of Muslims, and for Hindu assertion.
In the recent polls, PM Modi used social media in ways that flattened out the political terrain
India, and the world, are changing. Our collective responsibility — to make politics and policy more creative — grows more urgent
Punjab was one of the rare cases where BJP was dealt bitter defeat in polls and that means that the Captain can’t afford to ignore the whole array of problems accumulated during the past five years.
Looking at the way the swearing in ceremonies have proceeded in states like Goa and Manipur and now the one scheduled for Uttarakhand, it gives an indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to be done with the states with a tricky mandate first and then approach the states with absolute majority.
Why are the bullying vandals who destroy heritage sites and attempt to burn another’s property not condemned but treated with respect and justified?
Like her, Modi has established his dominance. But can he move beyond her legacy, to rule by persuasion?
Democracy is about numbers. Yet a democratic government must address each citizen
The people want development. And corruption-free governance. That’s the message from Uttar Pradesh
BJP needs to address the alienation, fear and silence of the minority community
Indian news TV is doing a terrific job. The coverage to India’s PM? Tremendous
It may not be too late for the party to do course correction but that would take much more time to get noticed. Banking on the pro-poor card is the Congress’ play at the moment and this budget, in that respect, seems to be just right for the party.
Starting April 1, pay up to Rs 5 and use any restaurant/hotel washroom in South Delhi.
EVMs have become the centre of political drama in the country over the past month and the controversies seem to continue unabated.
In an industry rife with misuse of power and harassment stories and adept at covering it up, denials of even such a possibility without investigation understandably irked a lot of people who expected The Viral Fever to embody progressive values which are a selling point of much of their content.
Despite not commanding a strong vote base, a veteran Krishna, who has been away from active politics for several years, still enjoys a good standing in his own Vokkaliga community which populates the southern region of Karnataka
Jayaprakash Narayan congratulated the people for having dispelled in just two months the fear that had gripped the country and exhorted them to vote for the Janata and “make India free”.
President Erdogan describing Holland as ‘Nazi’ draws attention to new, and old, political spectres.
In Goa and Manipur, after fractured verdicts, Raj Bhawans invite charges of partisanship.
In France, the possibility of a far right president makes the drama more riveting.
Mandate from UP adds to political capital of government at the Centre. It should use it wisely.
The rise of BJP, the decline of Congress, demand fresh ways of seeing.
PM Modi’s charisma, Amit Shah’s organisational flair, local party structure, overarching vision, aspirational voters
Government must give a level playing field by removing restrictions on markets and exports
“As far as the Congress party is concerned, we do need to make structural and organisational changes. That is a fact,” Rahul Gandhi said
The report said that Air India underreported its operational losses and that may force the government to reassess the financial support to Air India and that may require more taxpayers’ money.
UP election confirms that caste-centric strategies of parties have been rendered less effective.