Modi government

Digital India’s dichotomy: Denying digital dissent

Digital India’s dichotomy: Denying digital dissent

June 9, 2021

In the pre-colonial era, British introduced section 124 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) covering sedition to curb the freedom movement and to suppress dissent. The first person to be tried under this law was Jogendra Chandra Bose, editor of a newspaper called Bangobasi, in 1...

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From Howdy Modi to how dare Modi, asks Indian diaspora

From Howdy Modi to how dare Modi, asks Indian diaspora

December 11, 2020

“As the Punjab-born descendant of farmers, my heart breaks to see Punjabi farmers assaulted for protesting Indian govt’s pro-big-corporation farm bill that will destroy their farms, way of life, and culture. Hear them, meet with them, & compromise, PM Modi,” tweeted...

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International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

September 15, 2020

“I was supposed to receive an award from the state government for one the best professors but suddenly after a Facebook post, my name was withdrawn from the list of nominees,” says an assistant professor at Lucknow University. “All I did was to put up a Facebook post about ...

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No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

August 21, 2020

Despite various measures announced by the government, there is no sign of any revival in the Indian economy which has continued its sharp decline since March. Inflation continues to rise, job losses spread across sectors and the economy continues to contract.

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Facial recognition raising hackles

Facial recognition raising hackles

February 11, 2020

Facial recognition is being touted as a major technological breakthrough. Easy to abuse, its adoption needs to be strictly controlled.

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Govt tells Air India: Be privatised or perish

Govt tells Air India: Be privatised or perish

November 28, 2019

Privatise or else perish, is the new mantra from the Modi government in its renewed attempt to sell the debt-laden national airline - Air India.

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Disinvestment overdrive

Disinvestment overdrive

November 23, 2019

The Modi government is on a mission mode to disinvest its stakes in profitable state-run enterprises in strategic sector. Will it just bridge the fiscal gap? Or will it also revive Indian economy is a million-dollar question?

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Kashmir: Indian MPs barred, red carpet for European lawmakers

Kashmir: Indian MPs barred, red carpet for European lawmakers

October 29, 2019

Even as the three former chief ministers continue to be incarcerated and thousand others jailed for more than 80 days, Modi government has rolled out a red carpet welcome to the European lawmakers to mobilise global opinion on Kashmir.

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A final solution for Kashmir conundrum

A final solution for Kashmir conundrum

August 6, 2019

India has scrapped the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Obvious question that emerges is does this decision have any internal, financial and external fallout?

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Selfless social workers of the country honoured with Padma Shri

Selfless social workers of the country honoured with Padma Shri

February 1, 2019

Many unsung heroes of the country who have dedicated their lives to serve the poor, worked for the protection of environment, spread education, and others, have been honoured with Padma Shri this year.

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Reboot, Not Replace OS Modi 1.0

Reboot, Not Replace OS Modi 1.0

January 21, 2019

A few months before the general elections, the report card of the Modi government reads rather well, even if there is need for the government and Modi to do some retuning and adjustments.

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Instant triple talaq a criminal offence in India

Instant triple talaq a criminal offence in India

September 21, 2018

Facing stiff opposition from political rivals in the Parliament, the Modi government opted for the ordinance route on 'Triple Talaq' in the name of gender justice, gender equality and gender dignity. Will the gamble pay off even as the move comes ahead of the assembly elections i...

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