Speaking to The Wire, the former chief justice of the Delhi high court feels it is ‘absolutely necessary’ to order an enquiry as the allegations can ‘stigmatise’ the judiciary.
Nationalist chest-thumping is for lightweights and losers. India is neither.
Bhowmick was shot dead on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles trooper during an altercation.
For the Srebrenica investigations, between 1996 and 2001, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia conducted exhumations at 23 sites, while a further 20 mass graves were probed to confirm that they contained human remains.
With a likely erosion of BJP votes due to anti-incumbency effect and a fraction of Patel vote going to the Congress, both parties appear to be neck and neck at the current stage.
Viacom 18, the makers of the film, had earlier said that they have deferred the movie’s release which was originally scheduled on December 1.
E. Palaniswami described the development as a “welcome step” and the happiest day for the party.
In an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, former finance minister P. Chidambaram talks about the Padmavati controversy, Rahul Gandhi’s leadership and the upcoming Gujarat elections.
A plant-breeder painstakingly selected plants for resowing their seeds, a common good, to arrive at a distinct and stable variety – only to see it wind its way into the hands of a private agent.
The federal finance ministry in August renewed the National Health Mission with $20 billion of funding between 2017-20, against the health ministry’s estimated requirement of $25 billion.
Will Emmerson Mnangagwa, a ruthless leader who carried out Mugabe’s policies for nearly four decades, turn out to be a better leader than his predecessor?
While the BJP has rarely talked about the community in a positive light, the Congress too is ignoring Muslims this time as it tries to build a soft Hindutva image in the state.
Himanta Biswa Sarma defended his comment saying he was citing “Hindu philosophy”.
Despite sanitation experts and studies pointing out that a majority of these toilets are ineffective or ill maintained, an approximate Rs 1,200 crore has been allocated for fitting additional coaches with bio-toilets.
In conversation with political analyst Achyut Yagnik on what to expect from the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections, the rise of the BJP and more.
“Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding democracy.”
Since September, approximately 174,500 people in the town of Douma in the besieged zone have been forced to adopt emergency “coping strategies”.
About 380 asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Manus Island centre for more than three weeks, defying attempts by Australia and PNG to close it, in a standoff the UN described as a “looming humanitarian crisis”.
“The United States will also pursue accountability through US law, including possible targeted sanctions” against those responsible for the alleged abuses, Rex Tillerson said.
Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in October in Cairo-backed talks after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war.
Dar has an arrest warrant issued against him after he missed multiple court appearances on charges that he had amassed wealth beyond his known sources of income.
Since the loss of the Falklands War to Britain in 1982 and the fall of the dictatorship the following year, military spending in Argentina has fallen from 2.16% of gross domestic product (GDP) to a low of 0.87% in 2011.
While India’s coal imports have dropped 12% over the last three years, as the Modi government pursues a domestic strategy, they have picked up in recent times and are likely to continue to rise.
Dalit villagers in Shabbirpur are still hoping that the members of their community – as well as Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar – charged under the NSA will be released.
The annual 16 Days of Activism campaign will begin on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and go on until December 10, Human Rights Day.
In the numerous camps that have popped up and public buildings commandeered to absorb the displaced, Oromo and Somali tell equally convincing stories of ethnic violence, primarily carried out, they claim, by each region’s special police.
It is not as though people don’t know that septic tanks and manholes are deathtraps, yet manual scavenging continues.
Members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement claimed the Indian defence ministry’s move was a “huge blow” to the Israeli military industry.
Vinod Dua discusses the Modi meme posted by the youth wing of the Congress and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Contrary to popular sentiment that the coup would usher in a new era of democracy, the military intervention is much more about a succession crisis in the ruling Zanu-PF.
The significance of a new finding is that it is compelling evidence of life elsewhere, even if it doesn’t prove life on Earth originated elsewhere.
The move, which is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order on 2G and auctioning spectrum, could result in potential revenue loss of up to Rs 4 lakh crore.
Hariri said he hoped this move would open “a new gateway for a responsible dialogue…that deals with divisive issues and their repercussions on Lebanon’s relations with Arab brothers.”
Political compulsions and legislative demands have time and again resulted in deviations from the conventional three-session calendar.
In their quest to shape the post-war order, Indira Gandhi and her advisors sought to reorient Pakistan’s domestic politics and insulate the subcontinent from the next phase of the Cold War. Indira Gandhi’s reputation for shrewd statecraft is widely acclaimed, even by her fiercest detractors. Her quest for […]
The UN Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found Ratko Mladic guilty of 10 of 11 charges, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
The Patidar leader said the Congress had agreed to include reservations for the community in their manifesto.
Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in its fraying relationship with the US.
Defying the administration, school teachers have refused to implement administration’s order to photograph people defecating in the open.
Patrick Modiano’s recently translated Sundays in August and Such Fine Boys are poles apart in their themes, but are shrouded in mystery and manage to successfully build a sense of place.