In the run up to the presidential election, the former Lok Sabha speaker may have to answer questions about how she had a bungalow converted into a memorial for her father.
How does an amorous pursuit become a sacred national issue, driven by public opinion that cocks a snook at democratic institutions? Noted Hindi satirist Harishankar Parsai’s decades-old biting piece ‘The 10-day fast’ tells you how.
The cost of the decade old Gangajal project funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency to bring 140 cusecs of Ganga water to Agra, has escalated from Rs. 355.68 crores to Rs. 2888.88 crores, with no visible output on ground.
In conversation with Kallol Bhattacherjee on what distinguishes present-day Afghanistan from the 1980s, how India compares to China on engagement with the US on Afghanistan-Pakistan and more.
Modi and Trump will have one-on-one talks followed by a meeting between delegations. They will then make statements and go in for a working dinner, the first White House dinner for a foreign leader.
Stories of resilience through the heart of the country along the Indus Highway.
Bodo women in Chirang, a remote district in lower Assam, are breaking taboos, overcoming obstacles and handling their own finances – all thanks to the simple cycle.
At a time when political actors are seeking to replace Ambedkarite ethics with the Hindutva doctrine, it is pertinent that Dalits make an ethical choice between Hindutva and Ambedkarite politics.
One major accusation against Chidambaram is that he manipulated the working of the FIPB to help Dayanidhi Maran in the Aircel–Maxis case. An unpublished CAG report shows how this unusual deal was structured in a convoluted manner using preference shares.
Beyond sedition, the Indian captain is guilty of a much more indefensible crime: weakening the nation’s resolve to demonise Pakistan and dehumanise Pakistanis.
Despite his background, Kovind never raised any questions directly about attorcities against Dalits.
Kumble’s selection and departure have their roots in a sickening culture nurtured by the BCCI: it hired him in fishy circumstances and then fired him when he stood up for himself.
Narendra Modi’s focus should be on establishing good chemistry with Donald Trump, reassuring the latter that India is a reliable partner democracy for the US.
Ambedkar had argued that Dalits did not wish to be represented by others, much less nominated by them, and vehemently favoured separate electorates since it brought to the forefront of democratic practice the most oppressed.
ISRO’s PSLV-38 was launched carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite – a dedicated satellite for the defence forces – along with 30 nano satellites.
Audit report fingers two Essel-associated firms, alleging that gross irregularities took place in the Mizoram lottery tender and revenue-sharing process from 2012-2015.
As India repositions itself and adjusts to new realities, ties with the US remain key for both strategic and economic reasons, and the convergence of interest is unlikely to disappear.
The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes has submitted its interim recommendations to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with a view to address the issues plaguing the community.
Madhya Pradesh police using the sedition law to book 15 men for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the Champion’s Trophy final indicates that lessons have not been learnt from the apex court order.
Tobacco cultivation and the curing process contributes towards deforestation, soil depletion, loss of soil nutrients and pollution due to the heavy use of agrochemicals.
The Pakistani army has also released a second video in which he reiterated his ‘confession’ of being involved in fomenting terror and sectarian actvities.
Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway across various parts of the country.
Despite farmers citing demonetisation as one of the chief causes for their distress and protests, the government is still projecting it as an excellent move.
Will Kovind as president be a champion for Dalit justice? Will he uphold the values of the constitution?
The opposition missed out on a big opportunity to show its solidarity with Dalit movements across the country by not nominating a Dalit candidate of its choice before the Modi government did.
In conversation with the Gabonese foreign minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya about Gabon’s economy, its ties with India, Africa and more.
My psychiatric condition was (mis)treated as if it were independent of a malarial prophylactic called mefloquine that I had accidentally overdosed on by a single potent pill.
The government knows what it wants to achieve where the environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being.
Between 2005 and 2012, about 2,800 patients have died while participating in clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies.
Zafar Hussein’s family and neighbours say he had stood up to the nagar parishad’s plan to get rid of the settlement where he lived and develop it into a posh colony.
With cyber interference in elections going beyond hijacking the ballot box, the Election Commission must prepare to address all potential threats – both domestic and international.
On Thursday, telecom minister Manoj Sinha will meet with various industry players to discuss their demands. Most banks and telecom operators (barring Reliance Jio) want a number of sops to prevent industry loans from turning into NPAs.
Getting home at late hours is often made out to be an issue only for women working the night shift in the IT sector – but it affects many others as well.
Mohammed bin Salman, 31, the prince behind Saudi Arabia’s disastrous war in Yemen and boycott of Qatar, has replaced 57-year-old Mohammed bin Naif as crown prince.
Like Jeremy Corbyn, the party and its leader must stick by their principles no matter what the situation, only then will it eventually pay off.
Scientists recently discovered an ‘underwater rainforest’ off the coast of Brazil, near where the Amazon enters the Atlantic, and its existence has already started facing threats.
While the lack of safety is often cited as the reason for taking young girls out of school, questioning what that ‘safety’ means reveals patriarchal prejudices.
Until the new notification making Aadhaar compulsory under the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, healthcare workers say did not even know cash benefits were available.
In 2016, the Indian Supreme Court asked the Centre to formulate a policy on yoga instruction in state schools. Here we take a look at a similar case in the US, a case regularly cited in Indian discussions.
Ambedkar says the opposition parties can still make a real contest out of the presidential elections if they put forward the right candidate.