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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...

India’s solar ambitions Analyses & Assessments

India’s solar ambitions

In what’s likely to be a major boost to India’s solar ambitions, China’s GCL System Integration Technology Co Ltd and SoftBank have agreed to invest...

Refugee crisis in Assam Analyses & Assessments

Refugee crisis in Assam

Around 4.8 million people are at risk of being deported from the state of Assam in India. The government has asked applicants to provide...

Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections 2018 Analyses & Assessments

Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections 2018

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly election will be held on May 12 in 224 constituencies to elect their respective members. The results will be...