Indian politics

Modi wave wanes

Modi wave wanes

December 12, 2018

Distressed farmers, disillusioned youth, scared minorities, neglected tribals; alienated middle class have trounced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in three states of north India by voting Congress back to power. Is it end of the Modi wave? Or is it beginning of an end? Interest...

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By poll defeats: A wake-up call for BJP

By poll defeats: A wake-up call for BJP

March 17, 2018

India’s politicalscape is witnessing hectic political activity to stitch an anti-BJP alliance, as the ruling front is losing the people’s confidence and votes in North India, ahead of the General Elections in 2019.

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Reshuffling right: It’s merit all the way

Reshuffling right: It’s merit all the way

September 5, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest cabinet reshuffle gives a clear message — 'performance' aimed at last-mile delivery, with a new team for Operation 2019.

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Maximum Politics, Maximum Governance

Maximum Politics, Maximum Governance

September 1, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to rejig his Cabinet any day now, to infuse new blood, ahead of 2019 General Elections.

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Supreme Court of India’s ruling on privacy

Supreme Court of India’s ruling on privacy

August 24, 2017

In a historic ruling, perhaps the most significant and far reaching one in decades, the Indian Supreme Court has held that privacy is a fundamental right, delivering a big jolt to the Indian government and its pet scheme of generating biometric ID for all citizens.

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Trump’s Afghanistan-Pakistan policy

Trump’s Afghanistan-Pakistan policy

August 22, 2017

United States’ President Donald Trump finally spelt out his Afghanistan policy and to little surprise he has made a U-turn from his campaign promise to withdraw from the quagmire. His pronunciations have a mixed message for India.

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Can the tiger tame the dragon?

Can the tiger tame the dragon?

August 18, 2017

Can India afford an economic boycott of China in view of the current stalemate in Doklam?

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An Aadhaar for everything

An Aadhaar for everything

August 7, 2017

In a statement published on Friday, the Home Ministry of India mandated the possession of an Aadhaar card for registration of death. The move requires quoting the individual’s Aadhaar number for death registration with effect from October 1.

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V for Vice-President, V for Venkaiah

V for Vice-President, V for Venkaiah

August 1, 2017

Coming Saturday, August 5, India will have a new vice-president. Veteran BJP leader and former Union Cabinet minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu— the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) nominee for vice-presidential election— is seen as the frontrunner to succeed Mo...

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A political somersault in the state of Bihar

A political somersault in the state of Bihar

July 28, 2017

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined hands with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he jilted an uncomfortable ally, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and became the chief minister for the sixth time. What are the political ramifications for Indian politics?

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Sheikh Hasina in India for crucial Teesta pact

Sheikh Hasina in India for crucial Teesta pact

April 7, 2017

Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina’s four-day visit to India, holds the key to a number of mutually beneficial decisions that both countries intend to reach.

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