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PM Narendra Modi

Two pension schemes, one problem: What Modi govt didn’t learn

India's old-age group remain without a secured pension policy. Those that came their way have either become fiscally unmanageable or soon will.

Sensex drops 150 points ahead of RBI board meet

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will address the RBI board to highlight the key points of the interim budget, including the fiscal consolidation roadmap.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal

Winners and Losers: Piyush Goyal’s 2019 interim budget

The Modi administration unveiled an interim budget full of populist goodies for farmers, the middle class and small-and-medium-sized businesses.
Commuters and pedestrians walk past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai (Representational image)

Economy has done much better during PM Modi’s term but not many have gained from it

The nature of higher growth under PM Modi has been such that it hasn’t helped the most employment-intensive sectors or created jobs.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.