Lok Sabha Election Highlights: 62.1% Voter Turnout Recorded Across 11 States, Union Territories

Lok Sabha Election Highlights: 62.1% Voter Turnout Recorded Across 11 States, Union Territories

Tuesday May 07, 2024

The third phase of voting for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections took place today in 93 constituencies spread over 11 states and Union Territories.

Opinion | Lok Sabha Polls: Congress Faces A Massive BJP Wall In Phase 3

Opinion | Lok Sabha Polls: Congress Faces A Massive BJP Wall In Phase 3

Amitabh Tiwari | Monday May 06, 2024

In 2019, the BJP had won 71 of the 93 Lok Sabha seats going to the polls in Phase 3 this time, while the Congress got only four.

Opinion | Voluntary Carbon Credits: What India Can Do To Lead The Market

Opinion | Voluntary Carbon Credits: What India Can Do To Lead The Market

Hisham Mundol | Monday May 06, 2024

While hard numbers are difficult to come by, a conservative estimate is that India accounts for at least 25% of the credits issued to date.

Opinion | Why Did Rahul Choose Raebareli Over Amethi?

Opinion | Why Did Rahul Choose Raebareli Over Amethi?

Amitabh Tiwari | Sunday May 05, 2024

Politically, the Congres's move has provided ammunition to the BJP to target the Gandhi family and the Congress.

Opinion: Rahul Gandhi's '<i>Shatranj</i>' Move In Raebareli - Masterstroke Or Blunder?

Opinion: Rahul Gandhi's 'Shatranj' Move In Raebareli - Masterstroke Or Blunder?

Shubhabrata Bhattacharya | Saturday May 04, 2024

Congress spokesperson Jairam Ramesh has described Rahul Gandhi as a 'shatir' (expert) 'shatranj ke khiladi' (chess player) while announcing the party's decision to field him from Raebareli.

Opinion | Biden And His Awkward Jugglery With Domestic Politics, Foreign Goals

Opinion | Biden And His Awkward Jugglery With Domestic Politics, Foreign Goals

Arun K. Singh | Saturday May 04, 2024

Student protests have been galvanised by perceptions that the US is not doing enough to end Israel's action in Gaza. The US, on the other hand, has reiterated its "ironclad" guarantee for Israel's security and has not conditioned any of its continued

Opinion | After The Heat And The Poll Fever Subside - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion | After The Heat And The Poll Fever Subside - By Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi | Friday May 03, 2024

If India were to reject democracy, all of humanity would experience a bitter setback.

Blog | A Year On, It Is Schrodinger's Manipur

Blog | A Year On, It Is Schrodinger's Manipur

Debanish Achom | Friday May 03, 2024

The Manipur ethnic violence began a year ago. To say "a year ago" is the strangest thing about the situation for a state that borders the troubled, junta-ruled Myanmar.

Opinion | Prajwal Revanna Sex Scandal Is Shameful - So Is The Politics Over It

Opinion | Prajwal Revanna Sex Scandal Is Shameful - So Is The Politics Over It

Bharti Mishra Nath | Friday May 03, 2024

The Prajwal case is yet another example of the moral bankruptcy of politicians and the abuse of their positions.

Opinion | Women And Politics: Prajwal Revanna Case Raises Uneasy Questions

Opinion | Women And Politics: Prajwal Revanna Case Raises Uneasy Questions

Amitabh Tiwari | Thursday May 02, 2024

Parties need to prioritise genuine concerns and respect for women's welfare over political gains and superficial gestures.

Opinion | China Is Revamping Its Military, And India Must Not Take It Lightly

Opinion | China Is Revamping Its Military, And India Must Not Take It Lightly

Harsh V. Pant | Thursday May 02, 2024

China's growing military prowess has implications for India's defence planning and security posture. Making Indian armed forces fit to fight 21st-century wars should be the topmost priority for any government that takes office in June.

Opinion | Why Wealth Redistribution Is No Panacea For Inequality

Opinion | Why Wealth Redistribution Is No Panacea For Inequality

Bibek Debroy, Aditya Sinha | Thursday May 02, 2024

Such simplistic proposals appeal to populist sentiments without addressing the root causes of inequality.

Opinion | Beauty Pageants Must Do Away With Regressive Ideas

Opinion | Beauty Pageants Must Do Away With Regressive Ideas

Bharti Mishra Nath | Wednesday May 01, 2024

The crowning of 60-year-old Alejandra Marisa Rodriguez as Miss Universe Buenos Aires recently has the potential to redefine beauty standards.

Blog | Gandhis And Raebareli: Old Loyalties, New Fault Lines

Blog | Gandhis And Raebareli: Old Loyalties, New Fault Lines

Smita Gupta | Wednesday May 01, 2024

Though neither the Congress nor the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have announced their candidates for Raebareli, people here are making their own assumptions, based on their preferences.

Opinion | Labour Day Special Toast to Wine and Work - Real And Pretentious

Opinion | Labour Day Special Toast to Wine and Work - Real And Pretentious

Nishtha Gautam | Wednesday May 01, 2024

In many countries, May Day is celebrated by raising a wine glass to toast the fruit of human labour that makes the world go round. It is ironic, therefore, to learn that, globally, almost half of the wine sector is facing a labour shortage.

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