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Delhi elections: accounting for intangibles away from banal nationalism and hyper nationalism

The party that came into existence on the intangible timeworn issue of corruption, transparency and increasing public investment through public savings is going on winning elections in Delhi with huge margins, consistently rowing the boat

How Divyang-friendly and inclusive is Mumbai? Experts discuss

Mumbai, the second largest city in the country, is not very inclusive when it comes to the easy access to the disabled, but it is learning and is in the process of making the life of Divyangs easier. Also, it aims to rehabilitate all slums in five

AAP to contest all Maharashtra local elections

Bolstered by Tuesday’s stupendous victory once again in Delhi assembly elections, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to contest all local elections in Maharashtra. “Aam Aadmi Party Maharashtra has

Trump’s visit may spur two-way trade, defence ties further

Preparation is in full swing for US president Donald Trump’s India visit on February 24-25. This will be his maiden India visit as president. As per the ministry of external affairs press release: “During the visit, President Trump and

Kejriwal’s AAP creates history in capital – again

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal rewrote the political playbook of the country, by repeating the stunning performance of 2015, as it won 62 of the 70 seats in Delhi assembly, leaving the mighty BJP in single digits again in spite o

Making sense of the nation

Reading India: Selections from The Economic Weekly, Volumes 1/2/3 Edited by Pranab Bardhan, Sudipto Mundle, Rohini Somanathan (Vol 1), Gurpreet Mahajan, Surinder S. Jodhka and Ila Patnaik (Vol 2), and Pulapre Balakrish

Delhi votes in a crucial election

Delhi is voting today in a high-stakes assembly elections that have virtually been projected as a referendum on the CAA-NRC debate, which from the BJP dominated the high-decibel campaign. The ruling AAP, which created history of sorts in 2015 by w

The Future of the Islamic State

An excerpt from The ISIS Peril: The World’s Most Feared Terror Group and Its Shadow on South Asia By Kabi

Trust set up to build Ram temple in Ayodhya

Prime minister Narendra Modi has announced in parliament the cabinet decision to form a trust to oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, as ordered by the supreme court. “On the basis of the SC direction, my gover

Mumbai civic body presents Rs 33,441.02 crore budget

With a Shiv Sena chief minister in Maharashtra after almost 20 years, Asia’s largest and civic body, ruled by the same party, has presented a budget of Rs 33,441.02 crore for 2020-21, with an increase of 8.95 percent against Rs 30,692.59 cro

Novel Coronavirus: PM constitutes GoM

A third positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been reported from Kerala, even as the Indian authorities stepped up their efforts to meet the challenge of the virus outbreak from China. On the directions of the prime minister, a high-level Group o

Let us recall the makers of a nation

The targeted attacks in recent times, both verbal and physical, against selected groups of people have become the subject of worry for all right-thinking citizens. The attacks emanate from strident, espousal of identity-based hegemony or subjugati

Union Budget 2020-21: Central tenet is Ease of Living

“Our prime minister has laid before us ‘Ease of Living’ as a goal to be achieved on behalf of all citizens,” said minister for finance Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the union budget 2020-21 in parliament Saturday. Wit

Union budget 2020-21: Significant relief to middle class taxpayers

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the union budget for 2020-21 on Friday, providing significant relief in particular to middle-class taxpayers. Here are the main proposals related to taxation: Direct Tax

Union budget 2020-21: key highlights

Presenting the first union budget of the third decade of the century, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday unveiled a series of far-reaching reforms, aimed at energizing the Indian economy through a combination of short-term, medium-ter

Thalinomics of Economic Survey: Daily bread is more affordable now

The Economic Survey, tabled in parliament Friday by minister for finance and corporate affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, devotes a section on what it calls Thalinomics – an attempt to quantify what a common person pays for a Thali across India.

Key theme of Economic Survey: Wealth creation and policy that enables it

For more than three-fourths of known economic history, India has been the dominant financial power globally. During much of this dominance, the economy relied on the invisible hand of the market for wealth creation with the support of the hand of

In Delhi, 672 candidates, chasing 1.47 crore votes

The national capital territory of Delhi (NCTD) is going to assembly elections on February 8, and the results will be out on February 11. Now that the candidates have filed their nominations, here is an overview of electors and contenders.

Coronavirus outbreak: India steps up vigil

As the coronavirus outbreak in China continues to claim lives, India has stepped up its precautionary measures. The cabinet secretary on Monday reviewed the situation along with the secretaries in the ministries of health, external

Violence never resolves any issue: Modi

Urging all who have taken the path of violence for their political campaigns to shun it and return to the mainstream, prime minister Narendra Modi has said that weapons cannot achieve lasting peace. “On the solemn occasion of



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