Thrift is a virtue, and the present Indian government is nothing if not virtuous. The main reason the prime minister gave for his desire that elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies be held simultaneously was that it would save money.
Is the Narendra Modi government, which has been spectacularly successful in keeping a tight leash on information flows, slowly losing its ability to control the contours of the national narrative, three and a half years after it came to power?
Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.