- Mar 05, 2015 01:02 IST
If Parliament continues to keep judicial salaries artificially suppressed, it might eventually lead to a major crisis
- Mar 05, 2015 00:56 IST
In AAP, there are no crises but continuing debates because its plans have little similarity to conventional politics, writes Kamal Mitra Chenoy.
- Mar 04, 2015 18:04 IST
The film does once again turn the spotlight on how little attitudes have really changed since the Dehi rape which evoked an outpouring of anger and grief.
- Mar 04, 2015 10:50 IST
The infighting within the party came out in the public after letters from one camp questioned Kejriwal's style of functioning and the absence of an internal ethics committee.
- Mar 03, 2015 22:42 IST
Whether in Greece, Spain or India, the vocabulary and visuals are strong factors in delivering the political message.
- Mar 03, 2015 22:31 IST
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley began his budget speech with an optimistic statement “that all eyes are on India”.
- Mar 03, 2015 21:58 IST
Mufti Sayeed represents a rare opportunity to pacify Kashmir which the Centre should not squander, writes Sushil Aaron.
- Mar 03, 2015 17:13 IST
The year 2015 could be crucial for the two parties, who ended their two-decade alliance only to reunite after the Maharashtra assembly polls.
- Mar 02, 2015 22:49 IST
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley presented a budget that is pro-growth and inclusive. It has laid down the roadmap for the next few years, which is directed towards the vision of a prosperous India by 2022.
- Mar 02, 2015 20:13 IST
After successfully helping lay the ground for big Prime Ministerial visits to US and Australia, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav flew to Colombo on Monday, ten days before PM Narendra Modi is set to make his maiden visit there. His departure happened a few hours after he met visiting Nepali former Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai.
- Mar 02, 2015 18:36 IST
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s take on the smooth conduct of elections in Jammu and Kashmir isn’t a mistake. It is spin, delivered with deliberation, to rationalise his post-poll coalition with the BJP.
- Mar 02, 2015 08:02 IST
For one thing, with his identity known, and the global distribution of pictures of him looking slightly goofy in an ill-fitting Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, Emwazi may become less sinister to viewers, less able to send chills up the spines of people who abhor Islamic State's claim to be killing civilians in the name of Islam.
- Mar 01, 2015 23:14 IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s claims of already having achieved an economic turnaround, made in his budget speech, evoke suspicion. Inflation is certainly down and so is the current account deficit, but that has almost entirely to do with the crash in international crude oil prices, which have fallen from $110 per barrel in June 2014 to around $57 per barrel currently. In fact, rather than passing on the full benefits of the oil price decline to the domestic consumers, the BJP government has hiked excise duties on petrol and diesel by Rs 7.75 and Rs 6.50 per litre respectively since November 2014, thereby mopping up thousands of crore of additional revenues.
- Mar 01, 2015 22:59 IST
That the budget has not disappointed despite the sky high expectations is in itself creditable. More creditable is that it has not succumbed to populism despite the BJP’s loss in the Delhi elections and the forthcoming Bihar elections. The Narendra Modi-Arun Jaitley team has done well to make this a growth and investment oriented budget while at the same time retaining and indeed increasing outlays on social welfare measures as reflected in the highest ever allocation of Rs 34,699 crore for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Therefore, the budget’s biggest achievement is to counter the widespread perception of an irresolvable trade-off between promoting growth and enhancing public welfare.
- Mar 01, 2015 20:49 IST
Forty years after he was set to become Jammu and Kashmir’s youngest chief minister, Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday became the oldest person to occupy the top position. And with the elevation, the political journey of a man who describes himself as an “Indian by conviction” has come full circle.