Asked why he had referred to Vijay’s rarely used Christian name in his tweet, BJP leader H. Raja said the Tamil actor was a practicing Christian, which was reflected in his “hate campaign”.
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Janata Dal (United) spokesman-turned-dissident takes on the Election Commission, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath.
The government’s attempts to reduce the CIC-GDP ratio by merely reducing currency in circulation without the necessary structural reforms are likely to have deleterious consequences.
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An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
Investigations into accusations of public officials’ corruption need to be sanctioned by the government before they begin, a new state ordinance says.
By raising funds from the Green Climate Fund board, the government can help farmers meet partially or fully the cost of clearing their farms of crop residue by means other than burning it.
As much as 90% of increases in per capita income come from technological innovation. The Economic Advisory Council should look for a strategy that will make technology inclusive.
The court order arbitrarily deprives students as a class the fundamental right to hold peaceful forms of protest.
Australia refuses to allow asylum seekers arriving by boat to reach its shores, detaining them in offshore centres on Manus and the South Pacific island nation of Nauru instead.
While the party has been relentlessly campaigning for simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies, it has not expressed unhappiness with the decision not to align Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
The Supreme Court also said that Bilkis Bano can seek higher compensation from the state government by filing a special leave petition in a lower court.
Three people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights cancelled, and train services disrupted in the wake of Typhoon Lan.
The party fielded Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya Singh from Shimla Rural constituency and state minister Kaul Singh Thakur’s daughter Champa Thakur from Mandi.
This win strengthens President Mauricio Macri’s position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez.
An individual scorpion can change its internal physiology in response to what it is experiencing in its environment – and concoct a deadlier sting.
Dapu, a living heritage, is the only singer who has been singing from within the bustling fort premises for the last 25 years.
A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
From environmentalists to politicians to indigenous groups, there is strong local opposition to the Adani project in Queensland. The Wire examines the factors at play and how the Adani Group is responding.
What’s going on in Venezuela is the unintended consequence of Saudi Arabia’s policy of keeping oil prices deliberately low for political reasons.
The 2013 deluge came as a windfall for him. The media was too ready to build and hand over to the country, a strong man, a Rambo, a rescuer. We clung to him. From the heights of Kedarnath thus began the fall of this nation.
Comments range from seeing it as an attack on media freedom to an attempt to keep information hidden from the public.
On the afternoon of October 22, 1993, jawans from the Border Security Force opened fire in Bijbehara town, killing 43 civilians. No one was ever punished for the crime.
Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
Maya Mirchandani discusses the claim of some BJP leaders that the Taj Mahal is not representative of Indian cultural heritage. With historians Sunil Kumar and Sohail Hashmi.
Over 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s sprawling camps constantly struggle to meet basic needs of food, water and sanitation.
The Centre’s interlocutor, R. N. Ravi, is to reach Dimapur in Nagaland on October 23 to have the first detailed meeting with six Naga political groups to help reach an accord.
Adhia said GST, which amalgamates more than a dozen central and state levies like excise duty, service tax and VAT, will take about a year to stabilise.
The first Islamist attack carried out by Mozambicans in the country is particularly surprising given the pride the country takes in its sound and relaxed inter-religious relations.
Donald Trump’s bellicose long-term Iran strategy would certainly create a rift between the US and European powers. Even more perhaps than the one that followed George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
A hefty victory would raise the likelihood that Abe will win a third term as LDP leader next September and go on to become Japan’s longest-serving premier.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced earlier on Saturday he would invoke special constitutional powers to fire the regional government and force a new election to counter the region’s move towards independence.
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An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
Judicial ordeals were administrated and adjudged by priests in medieval Europe and they requested God to reveal to the court the defendant’s guilt or innocence through the ordeal.
If we change while our self-image remains the same, then there will be a deep abyss between who we are and who we think we are. And this leads to conflict.
The end of the caliphate has opened fresh sectarian, ethnic and political fault lines that will suffuse the region in harsh competitions and conflicts for years to come.
China considers the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, to be a dangerous separatist.
Revolving around the difficulty of art’s inclusivity, the Ruben Östlund-directed film is not just hard-hitting and profound but also funny and topical.
The central bank thus dismissed reports claiming it was not necessary to link national identity card numbers to bank accounts.
The BJP leader has also written to the chief secretary and the Uttara Kannada deputy commissioner asking them to direct the state government not to include his name in the programme invitations.