Express Economic history series: Pranab Mukherjee, who was Finance Minister then, was opposed to the proposal, prompting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a former RBI Governor himself in the mid-80s.
The verdict in the Gulberg case is far different from the Naroda Patiya killings, where 97 persons were killed and the court had named a sitting BJP MLA and former minister in the then Modi government.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav's dilemma is it wants to enjoy the fruits of power at both the Centres and the state, and also play opposition role hoping to consolidate the electoral base in 2017 BMC polls and 2019 assembly polls.
Between 2005 and 2012, structural changes drove poverty reduction — non-agricultural incomes rose the fastest, and the largest shifts from farm to salaried non-farm employment were seen among the poorest.
What was Kamal Nath's utility? Congress sources point to his close links with Captain Amarinder Singh
Through responses to information sought under the RTI Act, Indian Express traces the history of Indian governments’ approach to the Sangh.
Arvind Kejriwal says that despite several states having Parliamentary Secretaries — some of which also give them salaries and perks — Delhi’s 21 MLAs are being specifically targeted. How does the situation in Delhi differ from that in other states?
MPs and MLAs hold the government accountable for its work, and if they held an “Office of Profit” under the government, they might be susceptible to government influence and might not discharge their constitutional mandate fully.
This round of confrontation has the potential to become the most bitter of all. 21 AAP MLAs may be disqualified, leading to elections. Indian Express explains how things came to this pass, and the legal and constitutional issues in the conflict.
With food inflation rising again, the possibility of further rate cuts – since January 2015, the RBI’s key short-term lending or repo rate has been reduced from 8 per cent to 6.5 per cent – is effectively ruled out.
Raising the threat of anti-Sanskrit agitation, Karunanidhi invokes memories of anti-Hindi agitation that shaped his political career.
The legal and relevant definition of ‘office of profit’ and interpretation of ‘pecuniary benefit’ now remains at the core of the debate over the disqualification of the 21 parliamentary secretaries.
According to media reports, more than 250 soldiers of the Chinese army intruded into the Indian territory in Arunachal Pradesh on June 9
Study shows largely consistent impact on traffic congestion over two rounds of Odd-Even in Delhi — suggesting it can be a short-term or emergency measure in the future too.
As the rally started peacefully from the dusty stadium corner, people from various sections marched on foot along with hundreds of motorcycles.
Nath, facing allegations of leading a mob near Gurdwara Rakabganj in Delhi during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984, is a controversial face in Punjab.
Sub-divisional magistrate, Kairana, Ram Avtar Gupta said, prior to creation of Shamli district, Kairana was tehsil of Muzaffarnagar district.
Before the meeting began on Sunday in Allahabad, a party general secretary said the meeting would be "Modimay". He has been proved correct, literally.
The final merger of FMC and SEBI came when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced it in his 2015 Budget.
Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar faced off last week over the culling of wild animals. JAY MAZOOMDAAR explains the key issues.