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Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister during the cabinet reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government on 3 September, 2017

With women, gen-next leaders and new entrants, the cabinet reshuffle eyes 2019 and beyond

With less than two years to general elections, the BJP is rewarding performance, fine tuning social equations, and making course corrections.
Piyush Goyal being sworn in as India's new railways minister

Piyush Goyal will need to improve image of railways, push reforms

The challenge for Goyal would be to manage the unions who put obstacles in bringing in big-bang reforms.
The newly sworn in ministers of the government stand with the Prime Minister, President and Vice President

Cabinet reshuffle marks the rise of new generation within BJP

Nirmala Sitharaman is defence minister, Piyush Goyal has been moved from power to railways and Nitin Gadkari gets to handle water resources and Ganga ministry.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.