Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: NDA

Villagers of Lar Sauryana in Madhya Pradesh show their job cards with no entries under MNREGA | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Govt still can’t manage MGNREGA promises, even with ‘highest ever’ fund allocation

The average number of days of employment so far this fiscal has been 43 while MGNREGA promises 100. 
1,000 rupee notes that were banned due to demonetisation

41 years ago, Morarji Desai’s govt also demonetised high value banknotes

On 16 January 1978, the Janata Party-led government demonetised Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 banknotes to weed out black money.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Disinvestment target met only once in last 10yrs: No takers or was Modi govt too ambitious?

Experts weigh in on the government’s disinvestment exercise and how it has failed to meet targets year after year.
A farmer in Sirsa, Haryana | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Farm income in India hasn’t been this bad in almost 20 years, and it may be too late for Modi to fix

WPI sub-component for primary food articles has been negative for six consecutive months beginning July 2018.
LIC building in New Delhi | Commons

India has met its disinvestment target only once in the last 10 years

What will worry the NDA govt amid a tight fiscal situation in an election year is that till December 2018, it accrued less than half its Rs 80,000-crore target.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

Not just CBI, Modi government does not want any institution to be autonomous

In the past four years, nobody in the ruling NDA has even raised the topic of an independent CBI
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

We must question our MPs when Lok Sabha session works for less than 50% of total time

The current Lok Sabha has sent far fewer bills to parliamentary committees than the previous two houses.
Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari at the BJP National convention in New Delhi

After losing 3 states, BJP seeks to re-establish pro-farmer and pro-poor credentials

On the first day of its national convention, the BJP passed resolutions on agriculture and welfare of the poor, claiming it had done better than the UPA.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/The Print

Since Modi became PM, 16 parties have quit the NDA and 5 more are threatening to leave

From bigwigs like Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP to much smaller allies, the list of parties willing to stand with the BJP is getting shorter every day.
A view of the Rajya Sabha

Parliament clears new quota bill but parties set for bitter battle over it before polls

Modi government’s gambit puts opposition parties in a bind, but upper caste quota bill clears Rajya Sabha test with a 165-7 margin. New Delhi: The ...
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...