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Electricity pylons | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

How India’s impressive electrification compares with South Asian nations

Modi’s flagship Saubhagya scheme is completing a decade of intense efforts started with Manmohan Singh’s aggressive policies.
People gather outside a dairy shop in Fateh Nagla, Uttar Pradesh | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Power distribution companies are slowing down Narendra Modi’s Saubhagya scheme

The Saubhagya scheme is crawling as distribution companies lack both capacity and incentive to supply to poor households.

Is Modi’s new scheme Saubhagya a realistic goal given the health of state power utilities?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme called Saubhagya to ensure electrification of all willing households by 2019.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.