Under fire from some of its members, the chartered accountant organisation has deleted its earlier ‘don’t question the government’ fatwa.
The court also clarified that the doors of the theatres need not be bolted when the national anthem is played.
Invoking people’s power as a force higher than state power, as the prime minister appears to be doing, is highly dangerous.
A look back at how demonetisation has affected everyday lives and the country’s economy since it was enforced.
While Aditya Chopra is laudably trying to move away from mainstream Bollywood conceptions of love, his success is only partial.
In the India-Switzerland agreement, there is no sense of urgency to bring back the kind of black money that will increase tax revenues without burdening the common person.
While the farmers have been unable to sell their crops, casual workers have been denied work and wages and the wood carving industry has been thrown into turmoil.
What do Dalits get out of their togetherness? Affirmation, strength, and a sense of solidarity.
Demonetisation has hit every sector of the economy from construction to automobile at the same time and its ripple effects are likely to be felt for months to come.
Not only does signal piracy lead to loss of revenue streams for Indian broadcasters, it is also known to have other unintended consequences such as money laundering and violation of foreign exchange regulations.
In 2001, economists pegged the costs of damages caused by invasive species to agriculture and forestry at about $91 billion a year in India alone.
Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was recently found guilty of defaming two BJP members and believes that her publication was targeted because of her politics.
As Kyrgyzstan prepares for another referendum for constitutional reforms on December 11, The Wire analyses what lies ahead for the former Soviet republic six years after its revolution.
The celebrated social theorist and political psychologist spoke to The Wire about Modi, demonetisation and the state of Indian democracy.
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated.
A fortnightly column from the Wire’s Public Editor
A new art exhibition in Yangon shows the strange beauty of mangrove forests and the important role they play in the wider ecosystem.
Two biologists witnessed a critical period when the fish larvae forsake their nomadic open-water existence for life in the undersea garden of corals, in Lakshadweep.
The attacks come as the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces an insurgency waged by Islamist groups.
A report by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy found that on an average, a law took 261 days to come into force and 14% of laws took up to 1000 days to become implementable.
The Nyishi community — who traditionally wore the magnificent hornbill beaks as part of their traditional headgear — are now actively protecting the birds in Arunachal Pradesh
The Syrian government now appears closer to victory than at any point in the five years since protests against Assad evolved into an armed rebellion.
Never the prototype politician, Cho was an actor who thought and wrote on public affairs, built on his political relationships, and used his kalam and awaaz to create or even force change.
Arjun Raj Gaind has skilfully combined historical and detective fiction in his A Very Pukka Murder.
As demonetisation woes deepen, an Osmanabad bank does little to recover Rs 352 crores owed by two sugar factories, but threatens 20,000 farmers who owe it Rs 180 crores with public humiliation.
Everyone knows why the previous governor of RBI had to leave. Urjit Patel understands the circumstances under which he assumed charge but has still risen to the occasion.
Only two of the 13 people trapped under the debris of the under-construction building were rescued alive.
The review of the cyber attacks and its timeline are a signal that Obama wants the issue addressed before he hands power to President-elect Donald Trump.
By embodying killers, we risk making violence more tantalising, training ourselves in cruelty and normalising aggression.
He had conceded defeat on state TV last week, but has now rejected the outcome and called for fresh elections, throwing the future of the country into doubt.
Intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails to WikiLeaks, the Post reports.
In her reelection bid, Merkel is not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she will defend them, too.
A peaceful transition in the Gambia, taken together with hints of change in Angola and Zimbabwe, will portend hope that Africa’s democratic renewal is still alive
The court also asked why senior officer R K Dutta, who was supervising the 2G and coal scam cases, was shifted out.
During initial investigations, most attention was centred on Tyagi whose cousins allegedly received kick-backs through various north Indian shell companies.
“What is shocking about the order served on the Lawyers Collective is the statement that they have done nothing for women’s development and empowerment,” said activist Anjali Gopalan.
Gambia’s newly elected President Adama Barrow told various media outlets that there is no need for Gambia to leave the International Criminal Court.
An extract from Anuj Bhuwania’s book, Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India, which examines how the PIL has become an instrument for the judiciary to micromanage governance.
S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty50 lost nearly 3.5% each. Only Mexico, Brazil and Philippines did worse at the global level, data show.
Five officials at the bank were guilty of negligence and carelessness in a cyber-heist of $81 million that happened earlier this year, in February.