Success of coronavirus lockdown hinges on clarity and credibility; State could do better on the former
India's high-stakes gamble of enforcing a severe, nationwide lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic is a week old now
Thaw in Mamata Banerjee's relations with Centre likely linked to 2021 Bengal polls, fate of ex-Kolkata Police chief
Mamata Banerjee seems to have taken a leaf out of the book of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was the first of Modi's fierce opponents in power in any state to embark on a course correction of his relationship with the Centre
Mamata Banerjee should learn from Naveen Patnaik on how to fulfil constitutional duties, avoid pettiness in political rivalry
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's work and gesture are a reminder to Mamata Banerjee that one doesn’t need to be petty and irresponsible in executing one’s duties as the CM and meeting the challenge posed by a rival political party
Kerala floods: What state is demanding is official transfer of money assigned for relief, and not charity
Kerala received only 1.62 percent of the total money allocated by the Centre for the year 2018-19 at the national level
Shishir Tripathi spoke to Madhav Godbole, who has served as Union Home Secretary and has authored a widely acclaimed book on governance and civil services titled Good Governance: Never on India's Radar
For 15th Finance Commission, GST will usher in higher tax buoyancy by bringing in a large number of new tax payers into the net.
Urjit Patel and N K Singh discussed technical as well as other assistance which Reserve Bank of India could provide for tax revenue sharing
15th Finance Commission to assess GST impact on tax revenues, allocate more resources to states, says Arun Jaitley
Recommendations of 15th Finance Commission will have to be in place by April 1, 2020
In the absence of any strong local leader, the BJP seems to be banking on the charisma of the late MGR to explore the uncharted Dravidian heartland.
The result of the Supreme Court-mandated floor test for ousted Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat should decide the political battle between the warring Congress and the BJP, but not the legal row over the constitutional validity of imposition of President’s Rule in the state by the Centre
The Commission headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor, YV Reddy, has gone a step further beyond the resource sharing recommendations all Finance Commissions do and outlined a new paradigm of Centre-state relations.
Bihar has exhausted its growth potential, and hasn't invested in creating human capital. From here on, its growth story impinges on perpetual fund infusion from the Centre.
Nitish Kumar's approach is based not on promotion of the legitimate demand for States' rights and fiscal autonomy, but is premised on perpetuating the 'benevolent' Centre model of top-down financial flow as the reward for offering political patronage.
In India, federalism is happening by stealth, and so is centralisation in some areas. This is not good for we are becoming federal in the wrong areas.