Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

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Union Cabinet Clears Rs 26,000 Crore Scheme To Amplify Automobile Production, Increased Focus On Electric Vehicles

Sep 15, 2021 Kamalika Ghosh

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said the Production-linked Incentive scheme would provide employment to over 7.6 lakh people

What Connects Mao, Modi And Burke?

Apr 19, 2021 Dr Ajoy Kumar

Did the Modi government suppress facts leading to the second wave just as officials did during Mao’s regime and police did in the case of the Willam Burke murders?

Occupational Code Ignores Plight Of Migrant Women

Laws exist to protect women from sexual harassment at the workplace. However, no laws make the process of migration to the workplace safer for women leading to physical and sexual violence

‘India Can’t Be Refugee Capital Of World’: Centre Asks SC To Extend Assam Citizens List Deadline

Jul 19, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The Centre on Friday asked the Supreme Court to extend the July 31st deadline for Assam draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying there have been wrongful inclusions in areas bordering Bangladesh.

OPINION | Budget Arithmetic For 2019-20 Reveals The Potential Concerns On Fiscal Federalism

Some of the important figures in Union Budget for 2019-20 would seem a little too ambitious if one takes a close look at two sets of budgetary figures available at present for Union Government’s finances for the year 2018-19, which ended on 31st of March this year.

18 June, 2019

Govt Sacks 15 Senior Customs, Central Excise Officers Over Corruption, Bribery Charges

Outlook Web Bureau

Invoking rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government has sacked Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs officers, some of whom were already under suspension, according to a Finance Ministry order.

07 June, 2019

Rajnath Singh Added To 4 More Committees, Govt Rebalances Composition Of Key Panels

Outlook Web Bureau

Defence Ministre Rajnath Singh will also chair the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and be a part of the all-important panel on political affairs, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

30 May, 2019

Team Modi 2.0: Full List Of PM's Council Of Ministers

Outlook Web Bureau

There are 24 cabinet ministers In Narendra Modi's new government and as many Ministers of State (MoS) while nine others have been given MoS with independent charge rank.

11 May, 2019

'Modicare' A Significant Step Towards Universal Health Coverage In India: US Think Tank

Outlook Web Bureau

Based on the analysis of the first year of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), popularly known as “Modicare”, researchers at the Washington DC-based Centre for Global Development (CGD), said the overall effort has been positive, but have also highlighted challenges and several potential pitfalls related to cost and quality, that could derail the scheme's progress.

26 April, 2019

To Check ‘Deadwood’, Govt. Reviews Service Records Of Over 1,100 IAS Officers

Outlook Web Bureau

The review was done by the central government following strict criteria, with respect to officers, who had completed 25 years of service, or attained 50 years of age.

19 March, 2019

BJP's Pramod Sawant Takes Oath As Goa CM, Credits Parrikar For Bringing Him Into Politics

Outlook Web Bureau

After multiple postponements of the oath ceremony on Monday, the day when his predecessor Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours, Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the CM by Goa governor Mridula Sinha.

27 January, 2019

Elderly Couple Resorts To Begging To Raise Money For 'Bribe' In Telangana

Outlook Web Bureau

Frustrated at being made to run from pillar to post, the couple started begging to collect money to be given as bribe to the Tehsildhar.

22 December, 2018

Kerala Government's Flagship Housing Project Hits HUDCO Hurdle

Outlook Web Bureau

The LIFE (Livelihood Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) scheme aims to provide safe housing to nearly 4.30 lakh homeless people within a period of five years.

22 December, 2018

US Govt Shuts Down After Trump Fail To Reach Consensus On Border Wall

Outlook Web Bureau

Trump has dug in on his demand for USD 5 billion for construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico.

30 November, 2018

Kerala Govt Issues Guideline On Media Interaction, Sparks Controversy

Outlook Web Bureau

Attacking the Left government, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the guidelines would amount to restrictions on the fourth estate.

29 November, 2018

Demonetisation A 'Massive, Draconian, Monetary Shock': Ex-CEA Arvind Subramanian

Outlook Web Bureau

However, Subramanian, who quit the post earlier this year after a four-year tenure, has kept to himself on whether he was consulted in the decision-making process of demonetisation.

27 November, 2018

AAP Passes Resolution To Bring Delhi Police Under Elected Government

Outlook Web Bureau

The demands came after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was attacked with chilli powder in the Delhi Secretariat last week.

21 November, 2018

Trump 'Stands With' Saudi Arabia, Defends Crown Prince Over Khashoggi's Death

Outlook Web Bureau

The president issued an extraordinary statement of support and repeated what Saudi had claimed earlier---- "the murdered journalist was enemy of the state'.

Photo Gallery

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Photo by AP/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

PTI Photo

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Eduardo Munoz /Pool Photo via AP

Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in Chandigarh

PTI Photo

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?


A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World


Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu