The Centre's amendments are likely to heighten tensions between two systems that need to work closely with a sense of friendship and practicality
Protesting farmers not against reforms, but western idea of top-down centralisation: Activist Kavitha Kuruganti
'The present laws are designed for the upper caste, male farmers with large land holdings with access to irrigation. Reforms must factor in the concerns of marginalised farmers,' she says
Doctors, nurses not the first to go on strike; Delhi's municipal corporations have a history of playing politics over salary dues
If one does the math, for a population of roughly 2 crore, at a rate of Rs 488 per person leading to an annual funding requirement of Rs 1,150 crore, the Delhi MCDs should be demanding at least Rs 12,000 crore from the Central Government
AAP sacks Tahir Hussain; BJP stays mum on Kapil Mishra: Political parties should ensure tainted leaders face consequences
In the aftermath of the Delhi riots, the AAP has suspended its municipal councillor Tahir Hussain from primary membership of the party.
AAP wins Delhi election: Satyendar Jain's health, power, public works departments helped Arvind Kejriwal deliver on bijli-pani promise, here's how
At the heart of the success of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government are three key departments: Health, Power and the Public Works, all led by Shakur Basti MLA Satyendar Jain who helped the party fulfil its promise of bijli and paani and more
Delhi polls about deliverability, not ideologies; polarising voters in response to AAP's development-centric pitch may not work for BJP
Brand Arvind Kejriwal has established direct and firm contact with Delhi voters' necessities and made the practice of politics a lot more ordinary; today, he appeals to even those voters who see no alternative to Narendra Modi’s prime ministership
Kerala Governor-designate Arif Mohammad Khan blames regressive identity politics, 'minority psychosis' for backwardness among Muslims
In Arif Mohammad Khan’s opinion, the ignorance of the subcontinent’s cultural history is often visible in its politics.
Trade body asks Centre to reconsider proposed e-cigarette ban, calls for regulation and standardisation
E-cigarettes are handheld battery powered electronic devices which heat a liquid formulation — often containing nicotine — to create a vapour which can be inhaled.
Article 370 scrapped: Opposition's condemnation out of sync with public demand, feeds into BJP narrative
The abrogation of Article 370 prompted a series of protests in the national capital, essentially by all Left parties and students of central universities: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Ambedkar University and Jamia Milia Islamia.
SC judgment in Amrapali Group case a welcome step, but opacity of Noida’s real estate market remains a problem
Individual cases such as the one involving Amrapali Group are reaching the Supreme Court because at the local level, the mechanism of checks and balances is not there.
Despite losing grip on minority voters, AAP fails to reach out to disillusioned Muslim leaders in Delhi Congress
from a political standpoint, the Aam Aadmi Party should have used the opportunity to reach out to those disillusioned Muslim leaders in the Delhi Congress camp ,who were sidelined
AAP's push for Bhojpuri can corner Manoj Tiwari over unfulfilled promise of bringing language into 8th Schedule
While Maithili’s rich literary past gets recognised, Bhojpuri, for the lack of a script, doesn’t get included in the 8th Schedule.
Ahead of 2020 Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections, BJP's in-house dynast Parvesh Verma uses mosque politics to stay relevant
Within the Delhi camp, Verma must worry about the steady rise of Kuljeet Singh Chahal. The Jat leader was picked by the BJP to strengthen its cadre in Delhi. He was appointed 'membership in-charge' of the party and was tasked with the responsibility of increasing the party's primary membership.
Kangana Ranaut’s hurried opinions can no longer be condoned; media mustn't create heroes irresponsibly
The media is also to be blamed for instilling in Kangana Ranaut the desire to react and find sympathy, validation and admiration for whatever she spoke.
AAP, BJP joining hands for Okhla plant a welcome step, but political enmity may continue to hamper policy work in Delhi
Recently Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal jointly laid foundation for a sewage water treatment plant in Delhi, showing once again what a Centre-state harmony can do for Delhi
Showbiz takes over Delhi BJP: Singer Sapna Chaudhry’s induction leaves RSS miffed, but won't upset party's apple cart
The rift between the party and its ideological parent is becoming clearer in the National Capital but might not influence BJP’s presence and rise in the region which is driven by celebrity faces.
Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, Hauz Qazi incident exposes AAP's poor grasp over minority votes; communal tension may damage party's chances
The incident in Delhi's Chawri area could be a political turning point. The Ballimaran constituency isn't dominated by Muslims. There's a substantial population of Hindus. In 2015, BJP's Shyam Lal Morwal got 23,241 votes from here while Hussain won 57,118.
In 2001 alone, Delhi's population increased by 215,000 due to natural growth and 285,000 through migration. This puts a strain on water supply resources.
Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha corners Congress over party's stifling of alternate leadership, sidelining of Sardar Patel
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a member of Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet, the first cabinet of Independent India.
Narendra Modi corners Congress over missed opportunities to empower Muslim women, politics of 'appeasement'
Without taking names, Modi read out a remark made by someone in the Congress: "One of the former Congress ministers (in the Rajiv Gandhi-led government) made a very shocking statement recently. He said other Congress ministers had remarked that it was not the job of the Congress to reform Muslims. 'If they want to lie in the gutter let them be,' is what the leader said."