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
The people have rejected negative politics. BJP triumph in UP is the victory of hope and aspiration.
In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies.
In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies
There is no mistaking the strength of popular feeling against the Congress Party, but it usually stops short of wishing Mrs Gandhi defeat.
With 39.7 per cent of the votes and 75.7 per cent of the seats, the BJP scores the best performance recorded by any party in Uttar Pradesh since the Janata Party victory in 1977.
A lesson from Punjab: High-command politics is past its sell-by date.
The Congress held sway over the state for many decades; the BJP too, for a few years, but for nearly two decades, the two regional parties, the SP and BSP, were dominant players.
BJP’s dominance could turn into hubris. But what if opposition’s despair turns into more timidity?
Mayawati attempts to turn away from message on the poll wall: She needs to step up to change, re-invent her politics.
His is a great achievement and a generous mandate. The burden of expectations is also on him.
His failure to strike a chord with the voters have seen the Congress decimated once again in the heartland state of Uttar Pradesh.
The size of the BJP’s victory exceeded all expectations and takes us back to the great days of Congress dominance in UP.
Amit Shah runs a one-man show in which there is little room for debate or consensus.
In Gujarat in 2002, both Hindus and Muslims died, but we called it a pogrom and the demonisation of Narendra Modi began.
After slipping badly in Bihar, Modi has regained his prime position as a master of communication.
Manipur Elections Result 2017: The Iron Lady could only secure 90 votes.
Over the past few years Manipur has been riddled with conflict, protests, curfews, communal tension and economic blockade.
A few leaders in these parties feel that despite the work hard to consolidate the minority votes in their favour, the BJP also attracted votes of Muslim women on the issue of triple talaq.
AAP’s most popular leader MP Bhagwant Mann, who was otherwise pulling huge crowds in his rallies, ended up as a runner up to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and lost by a margin of 18,616 votes.
Badal’s son Sukhbir Badal had taken over as SAD president in 2008 as he was believed to have played a key role in steering SAD to victory in 2007
The BJP parliamentary board will meet on Sunday and is expected to discuss the issue. Going by past experience, Modi could pick a rank outsider for the position.
Indeed, there’s a larger story behind the dynamic of how left politics has operated for more than 50 years now. Paranjape seems to get entangled within the web of the conspiracy.
In dysfunctional states as Pakistan, political polarisation is complicated by the difficulties of publicising facts because of a fear of being killed by terrorists or being “disappeared” by the deep state.
Farmers’ deaths have been reported from the drought-hit Cauvery delta. Loan waivers, soft loans and compensation for ‘proven’ suicides are insufficient as state response.
At AIIMS, the issue is much more complicated.
Government resolve to continue to use pellet guns against protesters in Kashmir is deeply troubling.
Mrs Gandhi pleaded with the people not to be led into believing what her opponents said.
Because when Barcelona play, it’s never over till it’s over.
AIIMS does well to revoke its insensitive decision on special counters for VIP referrals.
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is welcome. More needs to be done.
While India may be ahead of the United States (which gives its women employees 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave), our Maternity Bill leaves out a large section of women in the unorganized sector — and that’s a colossal setback.
An Indian Ambassador wields considerable clout in Nepal but of late that has visibly cost India the trust and respect of its neighbour.
The countdown to the poll results continues to be an excruciatingly long wait for Kejriwal.
The murder of two Indians and serious injuries to two others in a span of 10 days is a clear proof of the existing environment.
The responses to Gurmehar’s fearless speech come at a time when the monstrous rage against the intellectual has been growing, both in India and beyond.
Crisis of Haryana’s dominant castes mirrors India’s challenge: Lack of good jobs.