The battle for a strong Lokpal
As the showdown between Anna Hazare and the Centre begins what implications does it have for the relationship between the government and non-…
As the showdown between Anna Hazare and Centre begins what implications does it have for the relationship between the government and non-…
Environmental issues figured nowhere in Uttarakhand elections
Around 170 hydropower and a number of sand mining projects in the pipeline or underway
Pre-election freebie distribution needs regulation: Supreme Court
Party leaders see red; claim intervention is unnecessary
BJP's promise of energy from waste heats up Delhi civic polls
Okhla residents accuse BJP and Congress of trying to poison people by promoting waste incineration to generate electricity
We’ll prepare manifesto after studying other parties’ agenda: BJP
Citizens’ manifesto unveiled by civil society groups ignored by most political parties
Centre clears ordinance on food security
The ordinance, if signed by the President, will come into immediate effect
Power of the local
Panchayat elections almost contested with the Bihar poll. Is this desirable?
Sit up India, start worrying
Start Up India is a niche project that is unlikely to create the kind of job opportunities we need
Is the JNU row a product of cacophony and misplaced nationalism?
Down To Earth Graphic Editor Sorit Gupto's take on the goings on of the past week—dissent, debate and polarisation over the concept of …
Centre rolls out Agriculture Land Leasing Act, 2016
NITI Aayog's Panagariya wishes to extend the Act to non-agricultural uses as well, which farmer leaders oppose
The rise of the rurals
The Bharatiya Janata Party's famed "Gujarat Model" gets a rude jolt in the state's recent polls, especially from rural communities in the …
Rajasthan faces farmers' ire for arresting their leaders ahead of indefinite protest
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee says that the state government arrested farmer leaders on Tuesday to preempt an …
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Jharkhand bandh: opposition protests against land acquisition amendments
Protests are against the amendments in the land acquisition act, which dilute social impact assessments and consent of the landowners
Environmentally conscious former PM Vajpayee no more
Two old timers recall the contributions that Vajpayee made to the field of environmental governance in India
MP elections: Half glass empty for children in manifestos
Here’s an analysis on how inclusive BJP and Congress are about matters concerning citizens who are supposed to be mature voters once they …
Political parties try to bank on women’s electoral strength
Political parties try to woo women voters by making a range of promises
Universal Basic Income explained in less than two minutes
With an eye on the 2019 elections, the BJP-led government may announce a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme. Under UBI, every citizen, …
No Water, No Votes
Citizens globally and in India are demanding clean and safe drinking water in return for their votes
PEETHA: Will Naveen Patnaik’s deliciously named pre-poll sop work?
Also the name of a traditional Odia sweet, the ‘Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability’ scheme was …
Interim Budget 2019: Board for marginal communities, but where’s the welfare?
Government announces setting up of a welfare development board for de-notified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes
Interim Budget 2019: 'For the BJP it’s the cow versus working people'
Worker union lashes out against Interim Budget 2019 for being pro cows and rich, with only piecemeal for poor
वनाधिकार 133 निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों में निर्णायक भूमिका निभाएगा
भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने 2014 के लोकसभा चुनावों में इन 133 निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों में से 79 में जीत हासिल की और कांग्रेस के खाते ...
Andaman & Nicobar wants to take a reverse gear on oil palm
Sixteen years after the Supreme Court banned monoculture plantations in the islands' fragile ecosystem, the administration wants it revoked