Narendra Modi

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

September 7, 2021

The massive gathering of farmers organised in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, that drew over 500,000 persons as well as leaders of 300 farmer unions from 15 states across India not only sent a clear message to the Uttar Pradesh government but the entire leadership of the Bharatiya Janat...

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Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Poor report card likely by India at IUCN World Conservation Congress

August 28, 2021

When the Indian delegation reaches the historical port city of Marseille on the famed French riviera next week to participate in the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it would have little to be proud of and a lot to hide due to poor performance in conservation of the immense natu...

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National Monetisation Pipeline: Backdoor privatisation

National Monetisation Pipeline: Backdoor privatisation

August 27, 2021

Unveiling the NMP on Monday, Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was at pains to say that the monetisation plan was not akin to privatisation but “it aims to unlock value in brownfield projects by engaging the private sector, transferring to them revenue rights and not o...

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The age of illustrative digital dissent

The age of illustrative digital dissent

August 7, 2021

It is April 2021, the second wave of Covid-19 has hit India like a tonne of bricks, shattering the entire healthcare system. People are dying left and right, the politicians who are supposed to lead the country away from this catastrophe are missing. Hundreds of thousands lose th...

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United by country, divided by ideology

United by country, divided by ideology

July 31, 2021

It is often said that it is the environment that you are in those shapes you, it moulds your perspectives, your opinions, and your view of the world, from your favourite ice cream flavour to your political leanings. For Indian Americans, that comes as a mixed bag because they gro...

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Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

July 27, 2021

As the economic and social cost of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes clearer, worrying reports of hundreds of thousands of students from various states either dropping out, giving up education entirely, or move from the more expensive private schools to government-run schools that ar...

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Upcoming festive season: A trigger for third wave?

Upcoming festive season: A trigger for third wave?

July 22, 2021

Ever since the pandemic hit India, different state governments as well as the Centre officially promoted social distancing and banned large gatherings. However, the reality as seen in pictures and various events was something else. According to a study by Indian Council of Medica...

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Gurgaon court ruling may curb flagrant use of hate speech

Gurgaon court ruling may curb flagrant use of hate speech

July 20, 2021

“Hate speech based on religion or caste has become fashionable nowadays,” Judicial Magistrate First Class Mohammad Sageer said recently while denying bail application of 19-year-old Ram Bhakt Gopal Sharma who had been arrested a week earlier for allegedly making hate speeches...

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Need actions rather than words, says Kashmir Valley to Delhi

Need actions rather than words, says Kashmir Valley to Delhi

June 29, 2021

The Indian government tried to put all the right optics at the first all-party meet organised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost two years after the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gives limited autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, was revoked in August 2019. At the m...

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Amidst pandemic mishandling, BJP faces internecine warfare

Amidst pandemic mishandling, BJP faces internecine warfare

June 8, 2021

Though a humble pie is not his favourite dish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be feeling a bit relieved the day after he made his nth, and by far the most sensible, U-turn in the vaccination policy when he said that government would provide free vaccination for all Indians. Ce...

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Under Modi’s watch, India’s vaccine diplomacy turns into vaccine disaster

Under Modi’s watch, India’s vaccine diplomacy turns into vaccine disaster

April 15, 2021

With India’s daily case count rising to a new high every day for about a month, the country has once again displaced Brazil from the slot of the country with the second highest incidence of Covid-19 cases. On Tuesday, India registered over 185,000 cases, a jump of 1582 pc from ...

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Water, Water Everywhere. But where exactly? Treasure hunt for water begins

Water, Water Everywhere. But where exactly? Treasure hunt for water begins

March 22, 2021

Yes, there is water everywhere. We all know that 70 pc of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. But for a glass of water, every second a woman in rural India walks an average of 173 kilometres – the distance between New Delhi and Kurukshetra– to fetch potable water in ...

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