Chetan Chauhan is National Affairs Editor. A journalist for over two decades, he has written extensively on social sector and politics with special focus on environment and political economy.
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The RLD has sensed a shift of Jat voters over to the BJP, and the saffron party would like Jayant to campaign in Jat-dominated areas. Both hope it’s a win-win
As farmers head towards Delhi to demand an MSP law for all crops, their 2020-'21 Delhi Chalo protests should remind us that their demand isn't new after all
Before Bharat Ratna, Swaminathan had received India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, and the World Food Prize
Hemant Soren says the BJP used agencies to topple his government as he is a tribal. The BJP, in turn, knows it needs a tribal leader for a headway in Jharkhand.
250 million houses with solar rooftops can deploy 637 GW — even a third of this is enough to meet India’s electricity demand from the residential sector
Warm winters are known to favour rain over snow, increase snowmelt and reduce snow cover, which can have implications for water security and wider ecosystems
The mechanism will revive emissions certificates, placing a burden on developing nations – India’s position is clear, it plans to oppose it
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai was no different and finally presented as a face-saver the deadline of 2050 for net-zero and emissions equal to Earth’s sequestration capability
In total, 65,983 cybercrime cases were registered in 2022, up from 52,974 in 2021.
When in power, both BJP and Congress have attempted to expand their reservations since 2007, when 72 people died across the state in quota protests.
A senior Congress functionary said that the party’s internal surveys highlighted anger against some sitting MLAs and that the response was denial of tickets
Illegal mining in the Aravalli range has caused environmental degradation, health issues, and social unrest.
According to the ground water board, 90% of the blocks in Karauli district were overexploited in 2022 with average water available at 550 feet below the surface
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday attacked its INDIA ally Congress over its demand for a caste census, and asked why the party did not conduct such an exercise when it was in power at the Centre.
The BJP has not declared a chief ministerial candidate in MP, a departure for a party that usually projects the incumbent in states where it is in power
Construction is on for a temple for 13th century mystic poet Sant Ravidas, who has a huge following among Dalits in election-bound Madhya Pradesh.
Due to the development work of the BJP for 18 years, MP is heading towards hitting the highest points on social welfare indicators, Jyotiraditya Scindia said
The Central government, along with the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments, is implementing the ₹44,605 crore Ken-Betwa project.
This is not a one-day phenomenon, as air pollution levels in these locations have been worrisome for the last one week
The doles are being seen as a test for parties on their pro-farmer politics before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls
Cong state unit chief Dotasra dismissed talks of party fissures ahead of Rajasthan polls and said that they would go into the contest as a united front.
High-concern plant invasions were recorded in 22% natural areas and modelled to potentially threaten 66% natural areas
All projects in Sikkim are run of the river projects, in which a channel is created off the river to direct water to run the turbine, with the water then flowing back into the river
Biological invasions threaten biodiversity and human well-being, with developing tropical countries such as India being more vulnerable, according to the study done by two Wildlife Institute scientists
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said the state will open new areas for tourism with a target to bring 15 million tourists every year
Madhya Pradesh was able to surge ahead of Karnataka in the race between the two states to be on top of the tiger numbers
The increase shows the success of the country’s 20-year-old science- based tiger conservation programme, experts said.
Gaps in pre-project planning, different climate and politics between states hamper India’s biggest big cat translocation project
Telugu Desam Party, YSR Congress, Janata Dal (Secular) and RLJD are among the parties whose names don't figure in the list of parties in attendance
Home ministry data revealed that in the 2023 south-west monsoon season since June, 624 people have died in India due to rain- related incidents, almost 32% less than last year for the same period, primarily because of lower rainfall in eastern and central India