Politics

Will Rajasthan help Congress reboot?

Will Rajasthan help Congress reboot?

October 12, 2018

Of the five poll-bound states going to elections in November and December this year, Rajasthan in western India seems to be most promising for the Congress, which has been decimated from power in most states.

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Semi-finals ahead of general elections 2019

Semi-finals ahead of general elections 2019

October 8, 2018

India will witness five crucial assembly elections in November and December this year, before the mother of all electoral battles — the general elections 2019.

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Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

Supreme Court gives its verdict on Aadhaar Card

September 27, 2018

The Supreme Court of India declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but declared some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions, as unnecessary.

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Everybody loves cows in India!

Everybody loves cows in India!

September 6, 2018

Revered in India for millennia, ruling the roads and traffic, killed on railway tracks with alarming regularity, the four- legged-animal cow has emerged as the latest fad in competitive politics aimed at forthcoming Assembly polls in several states, which are being touted as the ...

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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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