articles by Akshita Jain

India

China hardens stance against India over Indo-Pacific strategy, warns New Delhi may lose opportunities by following US

China has always been wary of the "free and open Indo-Pacific" strategy that Donald Trump has been attempting to push.

India

With an assertive China and change in global power axis to Indo-Pacific, can India remain a 'mere spectator'?

With the adoption of the term by United States president Donald Trump, the idea of Indo-Pacific has started gaining ground.

India

Raisina Dialogue 2018: How internalised gender bias makes women undermine themselves

Internalised gender stereotypes don’t just prevent women from moving up the work ladder but also pull them back and gives them a disconcerting feeling of being inept.

India

India facing undernutrition and obesity: Nutrition expert says country needs to look within for answers

The 'Global Nutrition Report 2017' said that 51 percent women in India are are underweight, while 22 percent are overweight.

India

Delhi: Is burning Bhalaswa a Ghazipur in the making? Resident complaints get lost in blame game

Delhi seems to be drowning in its own waste, with all three major landfill sites operating way after their shelf life.

Politics

In Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav's spectre looms large over Nitish Kumar's attempt to end jungle raj

Neither RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav nor his family members are novice to corruption. The recent reports of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad facing an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for amassing Benami properties did not come as a shock to many.

Politics

Darjeeling unrest: At Jantar Mantar, activists vow to fight Mamata Banerjee until their demand for Gorkhaland is met

Hundreds of Gorkha activists chanting 'Jai Gorkha' and 'Mamata Banerjee murdabad' gathered at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Sunday in solidarity with their people in Darjeeling.

India

New report questions China's commitment to NSG, lays bare Pakistan dubious ways to nuke tech

Competing with India, Pakistan also applied for the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) with the implicit backing of China. Apart from its attempt to compete with India, it was also successfully lobbying against New Delhi’s membership and ensuring at least a delay in the decision.

India

INS Arihant 'quietly' commissioned into service: Is India sending out a subtle message?

India's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant was quietly commissioned into service in August and it has been operational since then.

World

Uri terror attack: Has PM Nawaz Sharif surrendered before Pakistan army?

It’s been barely eight months and India was attacked by terrorists yet again on 18 September at a battalion headquarters of the Army in north Kashmir's Uri town.

Politics

PM Narendra Modi exclusive interview: 'There is nothing like real or fake Modi'

In an exclusive 75-minute interview with CNN-News18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Rahul Joshi, group editor of Network 18, on a number of issues including the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, black money, repeated attacks on the Dalit community and on the economy.

India

From courtesans to prostitutes: Tracing the devolution of the profession

The nonchalance with which the word ‘prostitute’ is used by our politicians arouses a sense of discomfort at the ignorance pervading our political system.

Politics

Smriti Irani's 'demotion' to Ministry of Textiles may be a covert promotion

It may just be a clever decision to still keep Smriti Irani as one of the most important ministers and yet quell controversies which have surrounded her.

Mumbai

Another taxi strike in Mumbai: Who will win this latest transport tussle?

The struggle to bring app-based cabs and government regularised autorickshaws and taxis at par has begun in some states, including Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka.