Pakistan has virtually committed genocide in Gilgit and Baltistan and changed the demography. Why then do we not hear New Delhi raising the issue of human rights violations in PoK and Xinxiang just as Islamabad and Beijing ha
The Narendra Modi government on Monday revoked Article 370 that gave special state to Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two Union Territories — Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. By doing this, the Centre has effectivel
The Speaker has some constitutional powers — he can reject or accept or disqualify — that he can exercise while considering the resignations. But what will he do? Here are some options and their implications.
There has been an immense buzz over the possibility of the Centre moving to abrogate this provision but Shah stopped short of making any such statement, leaving it to anybody's guess on if, how and when the government will mo
While the Shiv Sena has been going great lengths to assert its identity as the big brother in the alliance, the BJP under Modi-Shah is stronger than ever and is unlikely to be deterred by such pressure tactics.
The government on Monday invoked clause J of rule 56 of the fundamental rules to dismiss all the 12 IRS officers. According to an office memorandum issued by DoPT in March 2014, instructions exist on the need for periodical r
A no-nonsense man, Shah's views on the special provisions are well known and is expected to act on his promise to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A. Yet, a look back at the government's actions in the last five years that it
Political parties have often questioned EVMs and have alleged they can be tampered with — a charge that has been vehemently denied multiple times by the Election Commission. Do these allegations have any statistical basis?
The development is being seen as a huge victory for India which through its mature diplomacy persuaded Pakistan's all-weather friend China to lift the 'technical hold' on a proposal seeking the global terrorist tag for Azhar.
Moments after the news broke, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory for India and mentioned this in his political speech at Jaipur, Rajasthan. Fearing that Modi could leverage the momentum, opposition leaders tried to
The seat-sharing in Bihar has created discontent among key alliance partners and their candidates as well as the parties. The first casualties of this seat sharing are those who had won their seats before but won't get to con
Reservation for general category: The upper caste reservation was hailed as a masterstroke by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to arrest the disgruntlement of many upper caste voters, but the move has ended up disappointing many.
There is no mention of relaxation in the upper age limit for those falling under EWS. When quota for the economically weaker section was announced, it was expected that job aspirants from the general category would get all th
Ever since he left the BJD, the buzz around the national capital was that Panda would join the BJP. However, it's been seven months and the parliamentarian is yet to take his next call. In an exclusive interview to Financial
Former CJI K G Balakrishnan believes that the constitutional amendment, creating a new class of economically weaker sections under Article 15(5), will hold water if the matter goes through judicial scrutiny. The bigger challe
The Accidental Prime Minister trailer suggests that the then Congress president was not in favour of the deal, leaving Singh to battle the opposition onslaught on his own. Is this an incorrect portrayal of what really transpi
In 2003, the ASI in a report submitted before the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court had said that it found evidence of a pre-existing large structure similar to a Hindu temple beneath the Babri Masjid — which was de
Maharashtra Youth Congress President Satyajeet Tambe Patil had demanded a special screening of the movie for party office bearers. He had alleged that some scenes with regards to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congr
From declaring war against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the special status demand to eventually leaving it, and from aligning with the Congress to suffering a defeat in Telangana, there were many moments that changed the e
Speaking to The Financial Express Online, TRS spokesperson and former Minorities Commission Chairman Abid Rasool Khan described the year as "remarkable". TRD retained power in the state in the just held assembly polls.
The Social Justice Committee in its report has recommended that the government divide OBC reservation into three categories — backward class (7 per cent), more backward class (11 per cent) and most backward class (9 per cen