India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: From counter-insurgency ties to big investments, New Delhi must keep Sri Lanka warm to keep China at bay
India’s strategic autonomy in Sri Lanka will seriously be tested by the United States and – to a lesser extent – Japan.
Former CECs laud campaigning ban on politicians violating MCC, suggest stricter action for repeat offenders
Strongly objecting to the violation of the Model Code of Conduct during their Lok Sabha campaign speeches, the Election Commission of India on Monday barred four prominent politicians
Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in India
International Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation: In India, FGM in the form of 'khatna' is strongly associated with the Dawoodi Bohra community.
World Cancer Day: Early diagnosis is key to survival, say doctors but point out lack of consolidated effort to cure disease
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second-biggest cause of death after cardiovascular diseases, amounting to over 9.6 million deaths in 2018 worldwide
VS Sampath says first prove that EVMs can be manipulated; on National Voters Day, ex-CEC supports empowering NOTA
With the Opposition raising concerns over alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission is facing one of the toughest challenges in the last seven decades.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019: Govt wants 31 million-strong Indian diaspora to make 'desi' drive with flagship programme
The Government of India will mark the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi between 21 and 23 January. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will preside over the three-day convention, where the theme this year is 'Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India'.
Narendra Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 today: Meets can help states play role in economic diplomacy
As a quintessential business hub, aided no doubt by sustained publicity efforts, Gujarat has been able to promote its biennial Global Investor Meet (GIM) on a grand scale.
Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny
As per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: 'Bhishma Pitamah' of politics was known for zeal for reforms, moderate outlook
When he sat in the Opposition for many years, Vajpayee was called the “right man in the wrong party”. However, during his premiership, he began to be called “Vikas Purush”.
National Mathematics Day: On Srinivasa Ramanujan's 131st birth anniversary, a look at his unique legacy
At an age when students struggle with algebra, trigonometry and arithmetic problems, Ramanujan not only mastered them but also found theorems to solve many trigonometric problems.
Human Rights Day on 10 December: 70 years since UN adopted resolution, violations still not thing of past
As the world marks 70 years of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marked as International Human Rights Day, the UN's year-long campaign #Standup4HumanRights draws to a close.
BR Ambedkar's 62nd Death Anniversary: For the Dalit leader, accepting Buddhism was rediscovering his roots
Ambedkar saw conversion to Buddhism as the means to break age-old caste barriers, repudiate oppressive Hindu dogmas and reignite self-esteem among the untouchables in India.
How India Became Democratic book review: Ornit Shani unravels how the first electoral rolls were made
How India Became Democratic reflects the socio-cultural peculiarities of pre-Independent India, a time when the idea of ‘one nation, one vote’ was path breaking | #FirstCulture
Ex-CECs bat for simultaneous elections in India, but say 2019 time frame for implementation looks unachievable
Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call for simultaneous elections in India, two former Chief Election Commissioners, N Gopalaswami and SY Quereshi, told Firstpost on Wednesday that such an idea will be cost and time effective for the country.
Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?
Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion at the recently-concluded Raisina Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi. And rightfully so.
Gujarat Election Results 2017: Congress-BJP contest, NOTA debut relegated ‘others’ to insignificance
One factor, completely absent in the 2012 elections, but had a significant impact in several seats was NOTA (None of the Above)
Nepal polls 2017: As Communists rise to power, India's 'big brother' attitude only alienated the Nepalis
Three and a half years later, the "neighbourhood first" is now under scrutiny. Courtesy: Nepal.
By moving US embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump is acting on long-pending law on Israel's disputed capital
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is just a confirmation of the ground reality. The fact of the matter is that no Arab country can start a war with the militarily superior Israel to snatch Jerusalem
Ahead of RBI policy, Surjit Bhalla wants MPC to cut rate by 200 bps, says central bank shouldn't be carried away by 6.3% GDP
The RBI MPC’s reluctance to cut rate means that no businesses can survive as the cost of working capital is high and no entrepreneur will be willing to hire new people, Surjit Bhalla said.