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Indian Chief Investigator Dismissed Analyses & Assessments

Indian Chief Investigator Dismissed

The head of India’s premier investigation agency has been removed from his position by the government. This contravenes Indian law that protects the...

Posters ask PM Modi asked to leave UP Analyses & Assessments

Posters ask PM Modi asked to leave UP

With hundreds of migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar fleeing Gujarat over the past few days, members of the UP-Bihar Ekta Manch released posters...

Eurozone budget idea cools Analyses & Assessments

Eurozone budget idea cools

Berlin is no longer enthusiastic about President Macron’s suggested EU policy to formulate a single budget for the Union. The Eurozone (officially...

India’s defence splurge Analyses & Assessments

India’s defence splurge

New Delhi approves $6bn military spend as Asian arms race escalates. Over the past three years, India has been named as one of the world’s top arms...

Indian Truckers End Strike Analyses & Assessments

Indian Truckers End Strike

Indian truckers have called off their strike after eight days as the government agreed to consider their demands to cut levies on diesel fuel. The...

Assam Braces for NRC Analyses & Assessments

Assam Braces for NRC

The Indian government has stated that citizens whose names are missing from the NRC to be issued by Assam later this month will not be detained. The...

No Confidence in Indian Governance Analyses & Assessments

No Confidence in Indian Governance

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), ruling power in Andhra Pradesh, introduced a motion of no-confidence against the BJP-led NDA coalition in the Lok Sabha...

CBI Charged Chidambaram Analyses & Assessments

CBI Charged Chidambaram

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has charged the former Finance Minister of India Palaniappan Chidamabaram with abuse of power and criminal...

Rupee weakens to its lowest Analyses & Assessments

Rupee weakens to its lowest

India’s rupee has touched its weakest point on record against the dollar. For the first time ever, the value of the rupee has fallen past 69 against...

India Joins Retaliation Against Trump Tariffs Analyses & Assessments

India Joins Retaliation Against Trump Tariffs

India has retaliated to US President Trump’s tariffs on steel with duty hikes on agricultural and steel products imported from US. Last month, India...

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Resigns Analyses & Assessments

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Resigns

Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) has decided to sever the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the State Assembly of Jammu & Kashmir...

PM Modi’s visit to Indonesia Analyses & Assessments

PM Modi’s visit to Indonesia

On May 29th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three nation trip. The first stop is Indonesia, which marks the first time Prime Minister...

India affected by oil price Analyses & Assessments

India affected by oil price

As the price of oil continues to increase, in part due to geopolitical disruptions in Iran, India’s economy could be further disrupted. The price of...

BJP avoids Karnataka floor test Analyses & Assessments

BJP avoids Karnataka floor test

Minutes before the floor test to prove his party’s majority in the state of Karnataka, BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned as Chief Minister. The...

Karnataka in chaos? Analyses & Assessments

Karnataka in chaos?

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has until 4pm on May 19th, 2018, to prove his majority, according to the Supreme Court. A trust vote will be...

RBI’s ban on cryptocurrencies Analyses & Assessments

RBI’s ban on cryptocurrencies

Trading volumes of cryptocurrencies have significantly risen in India despite a ban by the Reserve Bank of India.The ban was initiated a month ago..

The Cauvery dispute Analyses & Assessments

The Cauvery dispute

The Cauvery river has been at the heart of a contentious dispute between the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for decades. However, the dispute...

Minority groups protest ruling Analyses & Assessments

Minority groups protest ruling

India saw nation-wide protests on Monday after the Supreme Court stated that the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,...

Kerala protests contract labour Analyses & Assessments

Kerala protests contract labour

Sixteen trade unions are on strike in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Employees are protesting the government’s intention to amend the...

Violence in Kashmir Analyses & Assessments

Violence in Kashmir

Violent clashes erupted between Indian government forces and militants resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people and left 200 in Kashmir. India...