Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance
In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine appears to have succeeded, to a large extent, in getting its message across to the people in Latur, one of the few remaining Congress strongholds in the state.
Rajya Sabha passed two bills on Tuesday, one concerning the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) and another amending the Central Universities Act, 2009, while the Lok Sabha deliberated on farmers' woes
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwater
While the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
In Karnataka's Mandya, stardom may hijack campaign as Sumalatha, Nikhil Gowda seek to cash in on sympathy, family legacy
With actor-politicians Sumalatha and Nikhil Gowda, both first timers in politics, vying for Mandya seat, it's feared that important issues like agrarian crisis, water woes, etc, may get sidelined during the election campaign
Narendra Modi’s blog targets a vocal and elite English-speaking audience, challenges Congress' clout in its last bastion
Narendra Modi's blog, posted in his app, targets the English-speaking section of India, a significant portion of which includes millennials or first-time voters, who may not be aware of Congress’ checkered past
Catholic body to gauge community's view on issues faced by Christians, growing communalism ahead of LS polls
A Delhi-based Christian organisation has asked Catholic bodies across the country to organise seminars and discussions in order to gauge the community's views on growing communalism, minority rights, etc, ahead of the Lok Sabha Election
Water and hopes down to a trickle in Uttarakhand's hilly areas as residents ignored by state abandon their homes
With natural water resources gradually drying up and households still waiting for drinking water connections, Mason village in Uttarakhand's Pauri district is one of worst-hit by migration, earning the moniker of ‘ghost villages’
Budget 2019: Basic income for farmers to boost rural consumption, higher credit to help agriculture sector, say experts
The government decision to allocate Rs 75,000 crore to 12 crore farmers for a minimum assured income of Rs 6,000 per year in the interim budget will boost the rural consumption and positive for agriculture and allied sectors
Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal announces 12 crore bonanza for distressed farmers, govt to give Rs 6,000 per year to buy inputs
The Centre announced direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to farmers holding cultivable land up to two hectare, a move that would benefit 12 crore farmers and cost the exchequer Rs 75,000 crore annually
Narendra Modi govt's Budget 2019 gives away a lot without taking anything; how's the math working then?
Even if the numbers do not add up in Narendra Modi's 'no pain, all gains' budget in February 2020, the disinvestment block is always there to help meet its 3.4 percent fiscal deficit target
Congress' Mukul Wasnik says Constitution facing danger from Narendra Modi, launches Sangharsh Yatra to 'protect' it
Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik Thursday alleged that if the Indian Constitution was facing any danger or challenge from anyone, it was from Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edge
Here is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.
Harsh Goenka says he was 'misunderstood' for his tweet on farm loan waivers; 'didn't mean to take a dig' at farmers
Harsh Goenka says he is a proud Indian and is concerned how to get an immediate and sustained solution for agrarian distress in the country
Chhattisgarh Election results 2018: After 15 years of BJP rule, Congress romps to victory; focus on farmers, youth, women lead to win
Chhattisgarh voters' wish for change was evident in the vote share garnered by the Congress, which remained more than 10% higher than that of the BJP throughout the counting day
Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP will have a tough time selling its record with development, good governance to voters
While campaigning for the Lok Sabha Election 2019, the government will have to convince the population that they are doing significantly better today than they were in 2014. This is not easy to do.
After Kisan Kranti Yatra, government decides to hike MSP on six rabi crops according to farmers' demand
The proposal is set to be put forward to the Cabinet of Economic affairs later in the evening, according to News18. The move also comes before the state Assembly elections, particularly Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Kisan Kranti Yatra in Delhi: Presentations alone won't solve agrarian distress, govt must examine ground reality
The ill-conceived effort to resolve woes of farmers, who are harvesting debt every month, through official presentations is nothing more than a repetitive process irrespective of the shades of power in the Centre since independence, and the reason why farmers marched to Delhi as part of Kisan Kranti Yatra
Marathwada Diary: In Maharashtra's agri belt, uncertainty around income makes farmers unsuitable grooms
A farmer was once sought-after as a groom in Marathwada, but the growing uncertainty in agriculture has changed that. Many farm families now spend years, facing several rejections, looking for a bride for their son
KCR likely to opt for early polls; Telangana may vote with Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to go for polls along with Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh as he is not keen to get trapped in the binary and polarised narrative set by Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi
Marathwada farmers complain of low payout under PMPVY scheme; 30 lakh farmers yet to receive any money
Over 30 lakh farmers in drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra are yet to receive payout under Pradhan Mantri Pik Vima Yojana (PMPVY) crop insurance scheme