Demonstrators burn copies of Citizenship Amendment Bill during a protest in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Adnan Abidi/ Reuters
When Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to power in 2014, India was ranked 27th in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index. In the 2020 index, released last week, it is at the 53rd place in the list
The boat was believed to have left Bangladesh two weeks ago and then broken down at sea. The UN and rights groups have reported that many of the about 90 refugees on board were suffering acute dehydration and their families back in refugee camps are worried
Two Indian coast guard ships were sent to help the refugees, 23 of whom were children, and the Indian government is in discussions with Bangladesh to ensure their safe return, he said.
India’s ruling Hindu nationalists pushed for final parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution by granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries.
We used to be told in our moral science classes in school and college that they who give never fall short. And prosperity greets them at every step by way of divine payback. That’s so true. The journey, our mortal journey, indeed becomes a rare pleasure and much more
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Almost 70 years ago, President Dwight Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United States.
Boris Johnson has shelved plans to travel to India for his first major overseas visit since entering Downing Street. India’s devastating COVID crisis rendered a prime ministerial visit aimed at boosting trade both unfeasible and unsuitable. But the prime minister should