Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicFederalism

Topic: federalism

AIS cadre rules issue is neither complex nor controversial. Here’s what you are missing

Time has perhaps come to amend All India Services Cadre Rules, and make central posting mandatory for a specified period. But only through spirit of federalism.

Bail to Aryan Khan welcome but 20,000 NDPS undertrials still in jails. Courts must introspect

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Centre’s order to expand BSF’s jurisdiction in border states strains fragile federal set-up

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Assam, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu, sub-nationalism in India is a menace and needs urgent tackling

In ‘India – A Federal Union of States’, former Union home secretary Madhav Godbole writes sub-nationalism is becoming increasingly intolerant everywhere.

YourTurn/SubscriberWrites: Union of India or United States of India? A Tamil word used by DMK sparks a debate

India has a federal set up, not a unitary one, and that allows states a degree of autonomy from the central government that should be respected, writes Balaji Alagurajan.

Why India needs Modi to work with his rivals

Modi's personal popularity may keep in him power but it will never completely overcome India’s federal pressures. Regionalism and sub-nationalism need to be accommodated, not denied.

India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern

While centralising elements are necessary at times, the problem is that India’s institutions have not evolved along with the country’s growth.

Saving India needs saving Indian federalism

A lot of India’s problems today stem from over-centralisation.

Why the US is a model of how not to be a democracy

Thanks to Trump, the whole world woke up to one of the poorly kept secrets of American politics.

India wants US-style govt system, but forgets America doesn’t have ‘one nation, one election’

US conducts its presidential election with 50 different rules for 50 states. As C. Rajagopalachari had said, uniformity is not unity.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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