Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences visiting the ‘Digi Dhan Mela – an awareness camp’ in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Watal Committee Decodes Digital Payments

Cash is expensive, argues the Committee set up on September 1, 2016 By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The Modi government was giving serious thought to move...
Ritabrata Banerjee

In expelling its bright, young MP Ritabrata, the CPI (M) in...

Above: Ritabrata Banerjee A failing party with a regressive attitude cannot expect to face the might of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool ~By Sujit Bhar As it finally turned...
(L-R) With Narendra Modi as PM, ABVP is feeling empowered; FM Arun Jaitley’s recent comments on campus protests show that the government is supporting ABVP

Regaining Lost Ground

With the BJP’s massive victory in the 2014 general elections, right-wing forces have emerged stronger than ever before and are pushing contrarian views ~By...
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Network Issues

Idea-Vodafone merger has created India’s largest telecom entity, leaving just 3-4 players in the fray. Will it lead to a duopolistic or oligopolistic market...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

GST So Far: Has It Worked?

Both the GST Council and taxpayers will have to look at this new tax regime as “work in progress” for at least one more...

Case withdrawals by UP government: Hall of Infamy

Above: Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati/Photo: UNI The UP government’s attempt to withdraw criminal cases against its politicians has revealed the moral vacuum and lawlessness prevalent in...
(L-R) Hansmukh Adhia, Union Revenue Secretary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS (Finance) Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and others attending the 22nd meeting of the Goods and Service Tax Council in New Delhi on October 6.Photo: UNI

Relief on the GST front, but this will hardly let the...

Above: (L-R) Hansmukh Adhia, Union Revenue Secretary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS (Finance) Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and others...
Akhilesh Singh Yadav supporters celebrating in front of Akhilesh Singh Yadav residence in Lucknow after cycle symbol was allotted to Akhilesh Singh Yadav by Election Commission

Akhilesh Group Gets Thumbs-Up; Rides Bicycle 

Akhilesh group submitted affidavits of all its supporters to the Election Commission while Mulayam group submitted none By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Why did Akhilesh Singh...
Electronic Voting Machines being commissioned by officials of the Electronics Corporation of India in Agartala. Photo: UNI

The Ghost in the Machine

Can EVMs be manipulated? That’s the question Mayawati and the BSP posed, post-UP assembly elections, though the govt maintains that is not so   ~By Parsa Venkateshwar...
The Bt Cotton plant

Sowing Seeds of Doubt

The Additional Solicitor-General intervened between Monsanto and Nuziveedu Seeds, giving the impression that the ministry is playing favourites. But this may not be the...

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