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  • Explained: Why is a transfer to Ladakh or Arunachal Pradesh considered a ‘punishment’ posting for a bureaucrat? May 27, 2022 02:58 PM IST

    Explained: Why is a transfer to Ladakh or Arunachal Pradesh considered a ‘punishment’ posting for a bureaucrat?

    The transfer order, issued by Union Minister of Home Affairs, was perceived as ‘punishment’ for the IAS officer Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife, yet many wondered why a posting to a place like Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh is called a ‘punishment posting’

  • Modi Govt @ 8 | The Unfinished Agenda May 27, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    Modi Govt @ 8 | The Unfinished Agenda

    The world’s second-most populous country faces key challenges on budget, infrastructure and quality of life.

  • We are making technology available to masses, says PM Modi at country's biggest drone festival May 27, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    We are making technology available to masses, says PM Modi at country's biggest drone festival

    As many as 1600 delegates comprising government officials, diplomats, armed forces, central armed police forces, PSUs, private companies and drone startups are expected to participate in the two-day event

  • Modi Govt @ 8 | Religious revivalism, caste mobilisation or both? May 27, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    Modi Govt @ 8 | Religious revivalism, caste mobilisation or both?

    The caste matrix, which determines society and electoral politics of India of 2022 is vastly different from what it was before 2014 and there remains intense speculation about its trajectory

  • Karti Chidambaram writes to Lok Sabha Speaker over 'breach of parliamentary privilege' May 27, 2022 12:01 PM IST

    Karti Chidambaram writes to Lok Sabha Speaker over 'breach of parliamentary privilege'

    New Delhi, May 27 Congress MP Karti Chidamabaram on Friday wrote to Lok Speaker Speaker Om Birla alleging that during a raid CBI officers seized "hi..

  • How far can India rely on a US-led Quad to checkmate China?  May 26, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    How far can India rely on a US-led Quad to checkmate China? 

    For the US, the Quad summit was another forum to hit out at Russia on Ukraine. Painting Russia and China with the same brush serves the strategic and political objective of the US — however, it’s a position that India is naturally uncomfortable with 

  • Champawat bypoll: Congress will give tough fight to Pushkar Singh Dhami, says Harish Rawat May 26, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Champawat bypoll: Congress will give tough fight to Pushkar Singh Dhami, says Harish Rawat

    Camping in Champawat for the past several days, Rawat has been galvanising senior party leaders and party workers at Champawat Bazar, Tanakpur, Banbasa, Amodi, Sukhidhang and other places, besides appealing to the people through public meetings and padyatras to vote for Gehtori.

  • OBC quota row: Maharashtra BJP chief tells Supriya Sule to go home and cook; draws NCP's ire May 26, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    OBC quota row: Maharashtra BJP chief tells Supriya Sule to go home and cook; draws NCP's ire

    Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil made the remarks on Wednesday during a protest by the state BJP unit in Mumbai for seeking reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elections.

  • FTX CEO could donate up to $1 billion for US elections in 2024 May 26, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    FTX CEO could donate up to $1 billion for US elections in 2024

    $1 billion would be what Sam Bankman-Fried called a ‘soft ceiling’

  • ED files chargesheet against Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar May 26, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    ED files chargesheet against Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar

    The prosecution complaint has been filed under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) before a Delhi court, they said.

  • Vinai Kumar Saxena takes oath as Lt Governor of Delhi May 26, 2022 12:09 PM IST

    Vinai Kumar Saxena takes oath as Lt Governor of Delhi

    Vinai Kumar Saxena (64), was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi.

  • Jayant Chaudhary to be joint candidate of SP-RLD for Rajya Sabha elections May 26, 2022 11:33 AM IST

    Jayant Chaudhary to be joint candidate of SP-RLD for Rajya Sabha elections

    Congress veteran Kapil Sibal had on Wednesday filed his nomination as an SP-backed Independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls.

  • Rajya Sabha Polls: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, Sanjay Pawar to file nomination on May 26 May 25, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha Polls: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, Sanjay Pawar to file nomination on May 26

    Shiv Sena’s Kolhapur district president Sanjay Pawar will be the party’s second candidate for the June 10 Rajya Sabha polls, Sanjay Raut had said on Tuesday, in a clear snub to former MP Sambhaji Chhatrpati who was seeking support for his candidature.

  • Modi Govt @ 8 : How the BJP’s dominance changed the political landscape of India May 25, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Modi Govt @ 8 : How the BJP’s dominance changed the political landscape of India

    Today, the BJP and its NDA allies govern 17 states, covering an estimated 44 per cent of the country's territory and 49.6 percent of its population

  • Kapil Sibal says he has quit Congress, files Rajya Sabha papers with Samajwadi Party support May 25, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Kapil Sibal says he has quit Congress, files Rajya Sabha papers with Samajwadi Party support

    Sibal, a member of Congress' dissenting 'G-23 group', represented senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in the Supreme Court. Sibal said he quit the Congress on May 16

  • ‘It’s almost like an instant replay.’ Newtown parents grapple with another school shooting May 25, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    ‘It’s almost like an instant replay.’ Newtown parents grapple with another school shooting

    Nearly a decade later, while watching the death toll rise after Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Neil Heslin, father of a Sandy Hook victim felt defeated

  • Democrats moved quickly to clear the way for votes on legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchasers May 25, 2022 11:49 AM IST

    Democrats moved quickly to clear the way for votes on legislation to strengthen background checks for gun purchasers

    The pair of bills would expand criminal background checks to would-be gun buyers on the internet and at gun shows and lengthen the waiting period for gun buyers flagged by the instant background check system to allow more time for the FBI to investigate

  • The paradox of the Russia sanctions May 25, 2022 09:19 AM IST

    The paradox of the Russia sanctions

    The sanctions were intended to hurt Russia, but it is the world’s developing nations that have been the worst hit 

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi forms 3 groups to chart road ahead for party May 24, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi forms 3 groups to chart road ahead for party

    While Rahul Gandhi and two prominent members of the G23 — Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma — are part of the political affairs group, senior leaders P Chidambaram and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are members of the Task Force-2024.

  • Punjab health minister Vijay Singla arrested after being dismissed by CM Bhagwant Mann over graft charges May 24, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    Punjab health minister Vijay Singla arrested after being dismissed by CM Bhagwant Mann over graft charges

    Singla, AAP MLA representing the Mansa assembly seat, was allegedly taking 1 per cent commission on all tenders floated by Health and Family Welfare department of Punjab government

  • There is 'systematic attack' on institutions that allow India to speak, alleges Rahul Gandhi May 24, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    There is 'systematic attack' on institutions that allow India to speak, alleges Rahul Gandhi

    In conversation with Indian-origin academic from the university Dr Shruti Kapila, Gandhi reiterated some of the points he made during last week’s conference, including the impact of the “deep state” on Indian politics.

  • PM Modi creating vision of India that leaves out huge chunks of population: Rahul Gandhi May 24, 2022 06:20 AM IST

    PM Modi creating vision of India that leaves out huge chunks of population: Rahul Gandhi

    During the event entitled India at 75' at Corpus Christi College, Gandhi covered a broad range of subjects from Hindu nationalism, the Gandhi family's role within the Congress Party and efforts to mobilise the people of the country as he fielded questions from a largely Indian student base.

  • Telangana | Will BJP’s anti-minority stand help its electoral prospects? May 23, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    Telangana | Will BJP’s anti-minority stand help its electoral prospects?

    The BJP has been focusing on Telangana ever since it posted an impressive victory in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections in late 2020 when it won 47 of the 150 seats, emerging a close second to the TRS 

  • Why illegal construction across India’s cities is a complex issue to address May 23, 2022 04:26 PM IST

    Why illegal construction across India’s cities is a complex issue to address

    The local politician is the shield that blunts the bureaucratic sword for the slum dwellers and the street vendors. They in turn pour votes into the local politician’s jar and guarantee their electoral victory 

  • Presidential Polls or 2024 general elections? What is behind KCR’s meetings with Opposition leaders May 23, 2022 11:58 AM IST

    Presidential Polls or 2024 general elections? What is behind KCR’s meetings with Opposition leaders

    K Chandrashekar Rao, popularly known as KCR, is on a national tour in which he is meeting like-minded regional political leaders ahead of presidential polls scheduled in July and general elections in 2024

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