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Passengers wait to board a train at Mantri Sampige Square Metro station, operated by Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. (BMRCL) | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

As Budget nears, it’s time to ask if taxpayers need more shiny Metros

India needs a public transport revolution, not just kilometres of Metro lines.
Representational image | Prakash Singh/AFP/GettyImages

From 1 Jan, all new public transport to have vehicle tracking systems, emergency buttons

For existing public buses and taxis, no deadline has been set to comply with the order. Autos and e-rickshaws are exempt from the rule.
Commuters boarding a bus outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian women confined to the home, in cities designed for men

There are nearly five men to every one woman who commutes to work in India.

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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.

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.


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.