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Coronavirus updates: In a silver lining, former COVID-19 hotspots now show improvement

INDIA

Coronavirus updates: In a silver lining, former COVID-19 hotspots now show improvement

Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said this turnaround in the national capital is being "discussed and lauded across India and abroad"

In-Depth | The magician, the rebel and the revolt: How the Rajasthan political crisis played out, and what comes next

POLITICS

In-Depth | The magician, the rebel and the revolt: How the Rajasthan political crisis played out, and what comes next

The power tussle between Pilot and Gehlot has been on for a long time, but it became increasingly visible before the 2018 Assembly polls, and continued after Congress clenched a victory

Monsoon session looming, Maharashtra legislature increases attendance of staff to 50%

INDIA

Monsoon session looming, Maharashtra legislature increases attendance of staff to 50%

Sources, however, said that the increase in staff strength at a time when COVID-19 cases in the state are rapidly rising is a risky move.

Who is Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and why is his resignation from Hurriyat Conference significant?

INDIA

Who is Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and why is his resignation from Hurriyat Conference significant?

Geelani has been known to be one of the most prominent separatist leaders in the Valley

Coronavirus pandemic | How Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, went from COVID-19 hotspot to potential success story

INDIA

Coronavirus pandemic | How Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, went from COVID-19 hotspot to potential success story

The fight, officials stress, is not over, but there certainly seems to be improvement

In-Depth | This is America: The murder of George Floyd and how it sparked debate on racial identity in the US, again

WORLD

In-Depth | This is America: The murder of George Floyd and how it sparked debate on racial identity in the US, again

George Floyd's death in police custody has sparked nation-wide protests, with questions being raised on racial justice and identity in American society

Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai Police's social media directives spark row, BJP claims 'gag order' in Maharashtra

POLITICS

Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai Police's social media directives spark row, BJP claims 'gag order' in Maharashtra

A leader from the ruling MVA in Maharashtra said this is simply the BJP's "tactic to continue their efforts in trying to trouble the government"

Coronavirus pandemic | As COVID-19 cases rise, iconic spots turn into quarantine facilities in Mumbai

INDIA

Coronavirus pandemic | As COVID-19 cases rise, iconic spots turn into quarantine facilities in Mumbai

With over 1,185 cases reported in Mumbai on May 18, the total number of coronavirus cases in the city reached over 21,000. The financial capital has registered 757 virus-related deaths

Explained | What is 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme? Here's all you need to know

INDIA

Explained | What is 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme? Here's all you need to know

The announcement was made by FM Sitharaman in her second address describing the contours of the Centre's stimulus measures.

In Depth | Pandemic, people and power — how the coronavirus crisis is reshaping strongman politics across the world

WORLD

In Depth | Pandemic, people and power — how the coronavirus crisis is reshaping strongman politics across the world

In these circumstances, governments across the world, especially those governed by autocrats, have a clear advantage— and some of them have been able to work on it during the time of the pandemic

In Depth | Trace, test, seal, repeat: As cases rise, here's how India is dealing with coronavirus hotspots

INDIA

In Depth | Trace, test, seal, repeat: As cases rise, here's how India is dealing with coronavirus hotspots

Most of these cases in India have cropped up in what the government has tended to call hotspots, or places— entire districts, cities, wards or even lanes— which have reported a large number of affected patients

Delhi Election | Subhash Chopra: The veteran Congressman and old guard loyalist facing an uphill task

POLITICS

Delhi Election | Subhash Chopra: The veteran Congressman and old guard loyalist facing an uphill task

Chopra is a three-time legislator from Kalkaji, and has also served as Delhi assembly Speaker

Delhi election | Do protests matter? Delhi immediate test for BJP, AAP after CAA, NRC stir

POLITICS

Delhi election | Do protests matter? Delhi immediate test for BJP, AAP after CAA, NRC stir

A month before the polls, internal surveys painted a rosy picture for AAP, with the BJP losing "even its core base". However, within a month, things have changed

In Depth | Coronavirus: The spread, the danger, the symptoms — and the social cost

WORLD

In Depth | Coronavirus: The spread, the danger, the symptoms — and the social cost

As the World Health Organisation declares coronavirus a 'global health emergency', here's what we know about the disease so far, and what can be done to protect against it

BMC schools to start teaching ICSE, CBSE Boards; 'huge win' for education system, says Aaditya Thackeray

INDIA

BMC schools to start teaching ICSE, CBSE Boards; 'huge win' for education system, says Aaditya Thackeray

"This is also an alternative to the private schools with ICSE and CBSE boards, which are charging hefty fees," Shiv Sena leader Sainath Durge said

In Depth | 'Strongmen' of international politics who will define 2020, and the decade thereafter

WORLD

In Depth | 'Strongmen' of international politics who will define 2020, and the decade thereafter

2019 was the year of change— for better or for worse — in the politics of a number of nations

Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ajit Pawar included, Prithviraj Chavan excluded — Here's all the hits and misses

POLITICS

Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ajit Pawar included, Prithviraj Chavan excluded — Here's all the hits and misses

Leaders and legislators particularly from the Congress and Shiv Sena, sources said, are feeling slighted for various reasons

Lok Sabha polls, Article 370, CAA protests and new alliances: Here's how 2019 unfolded, politically

POLITICS

Lok Sabha polls, Article 370, CAA protests and new alliances: Here's how 2019 unfolded, politically

2019 was a year of some major political decisions, unexpected and unusual alliances, political crises and significant Supreme Court judgements -- take a look at the events that defined 2019 in politics

Maharashtra: Discontent in Maha Vikas Aghadi over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

POLITICS

Maharashtra: Discontent in Maha Vikas Aghadi over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Shiv Sena, which supported the bill in Lok Sabha, has left the government guessing over its stance, and might even oppose it in Rajya Sabha

Karnataka bypolls: What BJP's big win means for the party and CM Yediyurappa

POLITICS

Karnataka bypolls: What BJP's big win means for the party and CM Yediyurappa

With the conclusion of the bypolls to 15 seats, the strength of the Karnataka Assembly has now gone up to 223 from 208, in which the BJP has 117 MLAs— four more than the halfway mark.

Explained | A week after coming to power, new government puts old projects on radar in Maharashtra

POLITICS

Explained | A week after coming to power, new government puts old projects on radar in Maharashtra

BJP leaders in the state have said that it did not come as a surprise to the party that the first thing the new government decided to look into was the slew of projects undertaken by the previous government

Maharashtra government formation: What Sharad Pawar's comments on meeting PM Modi may mean

POLITICS

Maharashtra government formation: What Sharad Pawar's comments on meeting PM Modi may mean

The meet, coming as it did during high political drama in Maharashtra over government formation, sparked speculations of Pawar joining forces with the BJP

Jharkhand Assembly Election: The challenges facing chief minister Raghubar Das

POLITICS

Jharkhand Assembly Election: The challenges facing chief minister Raghubar Das

While union minister and senior BJP leader, Rajnath Singh, has said that the BJP will form a majority government in Jharkhand, observers have cast doubts over that possibility

Maharashtra government formation: Under clouds of defection, Maha Vikas Aghadi puts up united front

POLITICS

Maharashtra government formation: Under clouds of defection, Maha Vikas Aghadi puts up united front

Senior leaders from every party told their MLAs that the alliance is together and every leader from every party is united

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