Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.
At the outset, the study had a lot going for it: Harvard scientists, paper published in a fancy journal, etc. But most coverage ignored two key issues with it.
Students may graduate with worthless degrees because the administration misrepresented its accreditation status. But the university is far from sympathetic about its students’ plight.
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
The government’s impressive claims of saving electricity by switching to LED bulbs are based on overly optimistic assumptions made in a 2015 report, not actual usage.
If the rioting by ruling party affiliates had occurred in the earlier regime, the BJP would have charged “goonda raj”. Now the boot is on the other leg.
With the US strikes on Syria and Afghanistan, coming in quick succession and without the much-anticipated reset of relations with Russia, the world suddenly looks more dangerous.
With candidates from the extreme right and the socialist left in the fray, there are no clear indications who has the edge
The Supreme Court order that the status quo be maintained was violated when the administration allowed a trishul-bearing sadhu to enter the Ram shrine.
Techniques such as the Fischer Tropsch Synthesis can be used to turn garbage into biogas and other fuels which also reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
The fall in prices of agricultural commodities is always seen as nothing more than a game of numbers that is played routinely, year after year.
One of the infamous lions of Tsavo suffered from a debilitating abscess that may have been the cause of its macabre diet.
As the MCD goes to the polls, The Wire explains what these bodies do and why the elections are important.
The central and state governments need to engage with the youth in Kashmir, channelising their energies into vocational training, employment opportunities and engagement with the rest of India.
Europe has had a number of important elections over the past year, but for the EU none is as significant – or as potentially grave – as France’s upcoming presidential election.
F.W. Stevens designed Victoria Terminus, now CST, and many iconic structures of Victorian-era Mumbai.
Over the course of a judicial inquiry into a 2012 incident that left 17 people dead, villagers in Bastar have come together to question the role security forces’ played.
The tradition in Bengal was to not bring out weapons to intimidate others, for none will believe that Bhagawan Ramachandra ever did so.
As mining makes a comeback in Goa, people’s protests against environmental pollution and destruction of livelihoods have resurfaced in the state.
The factors the finance commission takes into account when deciding the state share of central taxes appear to be awfully simplistic, even regressive.
With fake news proliferating on social media, journalists and news organisations in the US and Europe are collaborating to come up with a counter-strategy.
Once confined to specific corners of the world and largely ignored, the 21st century has seen a revival of populism in politics. But where is it headed?
In light of the recent developments, The Wire brings you a timeline of events of the 1992 incident and its immediate aftermath.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
The lack of any law to protect groundwater levels is actively hampering any efforts to enable and encourage the natural replenishment of the NCT’s water table.
At stake: can freedom of speech and expression be restricted on grounds other than those explicitly identified in Article 19(2) of the constitution?
C-sections were developed to deal with life threatening medical conditions during delivery, but is being practiced irrationally for profit and convenience.
A small but persistent discrepancy between the rates at which particles called B mesons decay into different pairs of leptons has physicists intrigued.
Urumin has been found to be effective against influenza strains that have developed resistance to commonly used drugs.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
“Our right to free speech and expression is not a gift or a privilege that the government bestows on us; it is our right.”
Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges.
More than one year since the Kolkata flyover collapse that killed 26, the criminal trial has not begun. The police are not speaking on the record. And the government is silent.
So far, erratic and anecdotal research has informed the Aadhar debate. As a result, a number of concerns have remained insufficiently analysed.
An unbanked population of an estimated 140 million, rising cyber security threats, and a cash-dependent informal economy pose challenges to Narendra Modi’s Cashless India.
What began under Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan in 1977 is being repeated in India.
Retired Air Marshal Anil Chopra is not like garden-variety trolls; he sits in judgment over others at the Armed Forces Tribunal.
A sudden change in the currency with which old debts to the colonies had to be paid helped Britain consolidate its status as a financial centre
The results are relevant for future lander-probes to Titan – and to understand the surface chemistry of the only other body in the Solar System known to have liquids on its surface.