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Lingayats: a religious minority? Analyses & Assessments

Lingayats: a religious minority?

This week, the Karnataka government granted Lingayats religious minority status. Lingayats have considered themselves a distinct religion from...

Rajya Sabha elections 2018 underway Analyses & Assessments

Rajya Sabha elections 2018 underway

Voting has commenced for the Rajya Sabha elections 2018 in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. The Rajya...

 The fate of 39 Indians Analyses & Assessments

The fate of 39 Indians

Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs of India has confirmed that the 39 Indians who had been abducted by ISIS in 2014 are dead. The...

No confidence? Analyses & Assessments

No confidence?

Efforts to initiate a No Confidence Motion against the ruling party in India have stalled due to noisy protests taking place in the Lok Sabha....

Maharashtra farmers emerge victorious Analyses & Assessments

Maharashtra farmers emerge victorious

Over 30,000 farmers marched into Mumbai on Sunday, protesting for land rights and monetary assistance. On Monday evening, the government acquiesced...

Maharashtra’s farmers protest Analyses & Assessments

Maharashtra’s farmers protest

A protest march of 30,000 farmers reached India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Sunday. The farmers are protesting for land rights and monetary...

Freedom of press threatened Analyses & Assessments

Freedom of press threatened

According to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), India ranks 136 and has become the third most dangerous...

Is it India Vs China? Analyses & Assessments

Is it India Vs China?

Former Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon has predicted that there are likely to be more stand-offs between India and China. However, he noted that...

The jeweler’s heist Analyses & Assessments

The jeweler’s heist

The Punjab National Bank has uncovered a fraud amounting to nearly $1.8 billion fraud. The bank has noted that it was defrauded by jeweler Nirav Modi...

RBI’s new bad loans framework Analyses & Assessments

RBI’s new bad loans framework

In a move to address India’s growing problem regarding bad loans, the Reserve Bank of India has tightened its rules regarding bank loan defaults....

PM Modi’s visits Palestine Analyses & Assessments

PM Modi’s visits Palestine

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the first PM from the nation to visit Palestine while still in office. The hugely symbolic visit comes...

Anti-Corruption Mechanism in India Analyses & Assessments

Anti-Corruption Mechanism in India

In July 2017, the Synergia Forum hosted a talk on the 'Anti corruption mechanism in India' featuring speaker Shri. Rupak Kumar Dutta, an IPS Officer...

Highlights of the Indian budget Analyses & Assessments

Highlights of the Indian budget

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the government’s budget for the fiscal year 2018/2019. The budget has allocated billions of dollars...

India’s engagement with ASEAN nations Analyses & Assessments

India’s engagement with ASEAN nations

As part of India “Act East” policy, India rolled out a red-carpet welcome to leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to mark...

The Act East policy Analyses & Assessments

The Act East policy

The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be attending the India-ASEAN summit in New Delhi. In an unprecedented move, all 10...

Fodder scam: Game over for Lalu Yadav? Analyses & Assessments

Fodder scam: Game over for Lalu Yadav?

On 24 January 2018, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court sentenced former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra to...

The crisis in Indian judiciary Analyses & Assessments

The crisis in Indian judiciary

The Supreme Court has announced that it will be examining the circumstances around the mysterious death of CBI Judge BH Loya. Judge Loya’s death and...

Judiciary crisis not resolved Analyses & Assessments

Judiciary crisis not resolved

The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has met with the four dissenting judges who had openly and publicly criticized the Indian judiciary and...

The state of Indian democracy Analyses & Assessments

The state of Indian democracy

For the first time in history, four sitting Supreme Court judges in India have openly spoken against the administration of the nation’s highest court...

India-Israel to solidify ties Analyses & Assessments

India-Israel to solidify ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to arrive in India next week for a four-day visit. This is only the second time since 1992 when an...