Assembly Elections in Maharashtra & Haryana

The recently concluded state elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were the first major elections since the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament,

India’s New Sanitation Initiative

On October 2, Prime Minister Modi announced the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India, Mission – an undertaking to ensure that India is litter free and that every house has access to a toilet by 2019. The Swachh Bharat Miss

RBI’s Monetary Policy: A Review

On September 30, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept key rates (Repo Rate, Cash Reserve Ratio, Statutory Liquidity Ratio, and Reverse Repo Rate) unchanged in its fourth bi-monthly review of monetary policy.

News wrap: India proposes labor reforms

At a Labour Ministry event on October 16, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a range of initiatives, titled ‘Shramev Jayate,’ to overhaul India’s labor sector.

News wrap: India proposes labor reforms

At a Labour Ministry event on October 16, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a range of initiatives, titled ‘Shramev Jayate,’ to overhaul India’s labor sector.

BJP’s Recent and Upcoming Electoral Fortunes

Almost five months have passed since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s resounding victory in the Indian general elections, and the atmosphere has largely been positive and full of possibility.

Narendra Modi's First 100 Days - July 7

The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has now been in power for more than 40 days. Expectations of reform remain high and to a large extent the new government has begun to deliver.

Differing views on liberalizing FDI

In the days following the general election, there has been much speculation about whether the new government is likely to loosen the restrictions on foreign direct investment in India.

The BJP’s Rajya Sabha Riddle

The BJP’s sweep in the general elections has led to India’s first majority government in three decades. In the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, the BJP has a clear mandate with 282 seats.

Modi's style of governance: Faster, leaner and smarter?

With Narendra Modi’s ascension to the Prime Minister’s office, a new phrase has entered the political lexicon: “minimum government, maximum governance,” the idea of a leaner, smarter government focused on faster execution.