Politics

Census operation 2021 to collect OBC data

Census operation 2021 to collect OBC data

September 1, 2018

India decides to count Other Backward Classes (OBC) for the first time in the Census to be held in 2021. Data will alter caste calculation and political programmes in Indian politics. Consequently, it will lead to a policy framework to suit the OBCs’ demand.

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Turn welfare scheme beneficiaries into voters

Turn welfare scheme beneficiaries into voters

August 29, 2018

With an eye on the general elections next year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to convert millions of beneficiaries of anti-poverty schemes into voters.

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India’s caste equations

India’s caste equations

August 27, 2018

Over 70 years after independence, there is a strange race amongst India’s multitude of castes and sub-castes to be declared a backward community, in order to gain preference in jobs and education. In the world’s fastest growing economy, this is a troubling sign of the ground ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The man who legitimised the BJP, is no more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The man who legitimised the ...

August 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, who breathed his last on August 16, served twice as India's prime minister. He not only founded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but also helped it gain wider political legitimacy.

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Towards election mode

Towards election mode

July 17, 2018

With over ten months to go, India is furiously marching towards the general elections. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, has begun to reach out to the world's populous democracy. Can he repeat the success of the 2014 general elections or will he pave the w...

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Indo-French ties driven by Modi-Macron chemistry: Swaraj

Indo-French ties driven by Modi-Macron chemistry: ...

June 20, 2018

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left Paris on Tuesday afternoon after a successful completion to her maiden visit to France in her current role.

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A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

May 31, 2018

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), an international partnership for promotion of solar power in the world, is essentially an Indo-French initiative and its first summit was held in New Delhi in March 2018 on the occasion of the state visit by the French President, reinforcin...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

November 16, 2015

  The reason behind sweeping victory of Modi is voters’ belief in him to replicate his success in Gujarat on a national level and change the way the country has been governed, especially in the last 10 years. In its first few weeks, the Modi government has set the tone. No...

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