India is a multi-lingual, multi-religion, multi-caste country with several special needs. Elections is the time when leaders make the need for new policies an election issue. Policy debate is required for the right development and growth of India. This section aims to cover issues that debate on new or obsolete policies and clarify India's poll agenda.

Cong did not do justice to Ambedkar: Advani

Referring to the Bharat Ratna, awarded to Ambedkar in 1990, Advani said, at that time, it was not the Congress government in the Centre

India Votes 09  BJP  Narendra Modi  Gujarat

The BJP in its election manifesto has said that unaccounted money in overseas banks amount to Rs25-75 lakh crore, an amount large enough to allocate Rs4 crore for development of each village in the country

Combative PM takes on Advani, slams NDA on terror

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says LK Advani’s economics is wishful thinking and bankrupt

Fixing India’s fractured polity

Public funding of elections has the potential to curb the distortions and excesses in our political system

For a new Dailt social contract

Creating economic and social conditions that empower deprived castes should be a priority for the next government. It’s time to move beyond reservations

An Unreal Infrastructure Policy

Infrastructure must be expanded to foster growth. But, till date, few effective steps have been taken

India in a Changing World

Managing volatile neighbours and the fallout of emerging US-China ties are challenges for the country

Hindi heartland rejects SP’s ‘English hatao’ call

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has championed the cause of rural India since he was 15. And it has paid him rich dividends too. But he seems to have failed to grasp the changes in the recent times while drafting the party’s latest manifesto.

BJP launches 'referendum' on black money in Gujarat

The BJP on Saturday launched a two-day "referendum" in Gujarat, soliciting voters' views on bringing back the black money of Indians stashed in tax havens abroad.

Religious places cannot be used to set up campaign offices: EC

Religious places or their compounds cannot be used to set up local campaign offices of candidates contesting elections, the Election Commission has said.

Eng medium schools which charge high fee to be closed: SP

The Samajwadi Party manifesto for Lok Sabha polls promises closure of English medium schools which charge "high" fee, curbs on high salaries and perks, end to mechanization to facilitate more employment and seizure of assets of people having excess wealth to end corruption.

Sena tries to woo women voters

As campaign for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra gathers momentum, Shiv Sena is trying to woo women voters, starting with a Mahila Melawa programme in Aurangabad constituency.

SAD is a Pvt Ltd company: Cong

The Congress on Sunday termed the ruling SAD as a "private limited company" owned by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and said "jungle raj" has been prevailing in the state in the last two years.

Ex-soldiers to support BJP

Anger among retired soldiers over their unfulfilled longstanding demand for one rank, one pension once again took palpable form on Sunday with ex-servicemen from across the nation returning 2,000 medals at a rally held at Jantar Mantar.

Chidambaram outlines Congress' plan to tackle terror

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday announced a "comprehensive action plan" by the Congress party to tackle terrorism and said only the Congress could effectively deal with the scourge.
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