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.
CEC A.K. Joti Didn’t Vacate Official Ahmedabad Bungalow, Made ‘Representation’ to Gujarat Government
A person occupying constitutional position requiring independence is expected to have no encumbrances that would require him to seek favours from any government, Central or state.
An ordinance last month makes government permission mandatory before the police can even investigate – and the media can report – allegations against a public servant.
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.
Maitreyee Saha Sarkar deals with work on nuclear structure to understand why various types of nuclei behave in different ways.
Successive governments have for decades discriminated against and neglected the handloom sector to favour mills and mechanised powerlooms.
The BCCI’s ban, which virtually shuts Sreesanth from any sort of engagement with cricket, could be the end of the road for the 34-year-old capricious pace bowler.
A strange, last-minute circular that invalidates many business proposals will almost certainly impact private investment and job creation.
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.
Matsyagandha, published in 1987, is celebrated for Borgohain’s ability to depict untouchability and the vicious grip of kani or opium.
A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
A large part of the journey of over 100 years of Indian cinema boasts of the footprints of B.R. Chopra and Yash Chopra.
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.
Amid an emerging crisis triggered by a fall in hydel and nuclear power generation, the coal ministry is continuing to discourage imports in an effort to defend its narrative of surplus coal availability.
A laad (string of crackers), burnt for 48 seconds, produced high PM 2.5 levels of 38,540 µg/m³, equivalent to particulate matter emitted by 277 cigarettes.
Saunders’ experimental novel winning the prize opens up many new possibilities. Now, Indian Anglophone authors might finally think of adapting concepts from the vast philosophical traditions of the East.
Pellet guns have become the first line of attack for security forces against protestors in Kashmir, its unabated use blinding hundreds in the Valley.
It appears that one set of senior railway officials had Suresh Prabhu’s ear and another now has Goyal’s ear. Has the existing bureaucracy merely gained an upper hand again or has the bureaucratic animal been transformed?
The film is a subtle reminder to India and other “recipients” of technology that its uses are determined as much by Hollywood as they are by Silicon Valley.
Colombians tested a new approach to ending violence: fight terror as if there are no negotiations, negotiate as if there is no terror.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The government must address the issues of occupational safety and health being faced by the over 37.4 million home-based workers in the country.
Considering his predecessors’ political ideas were merely mentioned as “theories” and that, too, without their name, this is a major signal of Xi’s authority over the party and China.
Rex Tillerson’s speech is the latest indication that the Trump administration, despite its many domestic distractions, is clear-eyed on India.
Traditional birth attendants play a central role during pregnancies, childbirth in remote areas. But due to the government’s push towards institutional deliveries, younger women have stopped taking up the profession.
Donald Trump’s recent moves on Iran signals the start of a more assertive phase of US power.
Akbar, and the later Mughals, celebrated a variety of festivals. This was one way of seeking political validation as well as constructing kingship over different ethnicities.
The leadership deficit blighting our criminal justice system is too urgent an issue – its redressal should not be postponed and it cannot be left to the investigating agencies.
Between 2003 and 2007, Modi, as Gujarat CM, took about 100 chartered flights worth Rs 16 crore. But Congress leaders have not been transparent about their use of charters either.
Thirty years after his allegations first hit the headlines, US investigator Michael Hershman is back in the news. Neither the V.P. Singh nor Vajpayee governments were able to act on them but the CBI now says it will “look into the facts” he has raised.
A new report has revealed that every third Indian household in the UK falls into the wealthiest bracket, earning over £1,000 GBP each week.
While the cost of hospitalisation has gone up more than 10% between 2004 and 2014, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana’s insurance coverage has remained unchanged.
An attempt is being made to change the narrative so that the proposal is seen as something the Election Commission wants rather than an agenda the Modi government is actively pursuing.
In the last five years, Xi has established unprecedented control over the party and the government. But this also means his mistakes and missteps have been magnified.
While the cash crunch and increased prices due to GST have led to a sharp decline in demand, repeated appeals of traders to the Centre have failed to evoke a response.
Two ‘private citizens’ are now in the eye of a political tug-of-war for their business dealings, one the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the other the son of BJP president Amit Shah.
Instead of emphasising the Hindu origins of Muslim monuments and staking a claim over them, the new RSS strategy is to belittle their importance and denounce them so as to denigrate Muslims by suspecting their ‘Indian-ness’.
Privacy is a space for art, for creativity in dignity; a space where every aspect of being – physical, intellectual, emotional and sexual – is liberated.
With low sales, labourers in small-scale manufacturing units are facing an employment crisis, while those who have somehow managed to retain their jobs are earning very little.
A massive $16.4 billion proposed coal mine has sparked protests and a heated debate. As the Adani project becomes a symbol of Australia’s future, The Wire examines the issues at stake.