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The maiden visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to poll bound Nagaland on February 22, has generated palpable excitement among the Nagas as they expect to hear something concrete on the peace `framework agreement’ signed between the Centre and insurgent outfit NSCN (IM) as a solution to the vexed Naga problem.

Faced with challenges, pressures and expectations the last NDA budget before 2019 is in line with its modus operandi: much gloss and fanfare, but if you read the fine print it shows a different picture
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The fact that Dalits are now talking back, refusing to buy the Hindutva agenda is threatening the upper caste that would rather have the status quo continue than deal with politically influential Dalits.

In the Maldives, the shelf life of Vice Presidents is very limited. Muhammad Jameel Ahmed was President Abdulla Yameen’s running mate and later Vice President. He was impeached in absentia on charges of terrorism. Hardnews spoke with him as he emerged from a gym in London, where he has been living in exile since 2015. Jameel was scathing in his criticism of President Yameen and how he had subverted democratic institutions to facilitate mass corruption. The former Vice President also said that Yameen was closer to China as they collaborated in his moneymaking enterprise and did not exert any moral pressure on him. These activities were difficult with a democratic India.

Long-term capital gains are those applied to investments held for at least a year and a day. Short-term capital gains, by contrast, are applied to investments held for one year or less.

There have been more than 1100 encounters in Uttar Pradesh since Yogi Adityanath took office in Lucknow.  Hardnews studied hundreds of FIRs of these dodgy encounters and found the same story of bad guys carrying the same guns getting killed again and again

Flailing in the face of pressures from his political opponents, President Yameen has often turned to the religious Right-wing for support.

Big stars and blockbusters may not have fared too well in 2017, but the fresh appeal of emerging talent and small town ethos certainly found their place in the sun

Keeping in view the 2019 elections, the budget tries to walk the fine line between populism and development

 Rawat’s will be the Chief Election Commissioner till December this year. He was appointed as Election Commissioner in August 2015.

In the backdrop of an escalating political crisis and a purge initiated by Maldives’ President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Former Speaker of the People’s Majlis, Abdulla Shahid, speaks to Hardnews about the island nation’s growing proximity to China and the plight of its democratic system.

Qureshi, a prime accused in the 2008 Gujarat serial bomb blast, was held after a brief exchange of fire from the Ghazipur area on January 20

According to the findings of a fact-finding team, the violence was perpetrated by fringe elements in collusion with the police and the administration played a partisan role, allowing the mob to run amok

Manish Sisodia said that the legislators were not given an opportunity to present their case before the EC

After he was elected, Modi had a long meeting with the founder of the biometric scheme, Nandan Nilekani, who managed to convince and convert him.

The ordnance factory at Bhandara has been waiting for new equipment that will enable it to arm the Indian troops better, but the Ministry of Defence has chosen short-term measures that has grave consequences for India’s national security.

Authorities have seized samples of the food consumed by the children from the school and have sent them for examination

Agarwal contended that in the entire media interaction, the four judges did not say a word on the judge Loya death case

Should a small saver bear the burden of a bank’s mistakes?

By laying emphasis on sharing of food in fellowship, Arab and Iranian influences revolutionised simple Indian food. The influence is palpable in much of what India eats today