A not-so-important political figure in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu has tried every trick in the book in the last few months.
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The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
The Citizens Whistleblower Forum has demanded that the IT department’s records on the Sahara and Birla groups be forwarded to the CBI for a “thorough criminal investigation”
The commission held the government “vicariously responsible” for 16 counts of sexual assault, ranging from rape to physical violence, allegedly committed by police personnel.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the Sahara-Birla diaries case, the fallout of the Income Tax Settlement Commission’s decision to absolve Sahara and what measures he will take in the Supreme Court as the counsel of Common Cause – the petitioner in the case.
Income tax investigators also comprehensively refuted the company’s theory that a ‘disgruntled employee’ was behind incriminating diary entries recording payments to politicians.
The state elections in 2017 will indicate which way the winds are blowing and will also chart Modi’s rise or fall.
2016 will be remembered in history as a year of unprecedented student uprisings across universities – asking uncomfortable questions and challenging the establishment.
All eyes will now be on which Yadav faction comes out on top – the ‘clean politics’ of Akhilesh or the ‘status-quo’ politics of Shivpal.
Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group’s Shalini Gera has been charged with being a Maoist cash conduit despite the police having little evidence to back the claim.
There are suspicions that these activists were arrested in Telangana by the state police first, but were surreptitiously handed over to the Chhattisgarh police later.
While those in the villages cannot afford the bus trip that takes in the city, people who had migrated earlier are coming back to the village after being unable to work.
In the region marked by class and caste inequalities, where a cashless economy is a distant dream, there is some doubtful support for Modi’s move, but mostly concrete hostility.
Prominent lawyer Prashant Bhushan discusses the recent Sahara-Birla diaries, over-invoicing of coal imports by Reliance and Adani groups, and the Essar tapes.
The results of the November 19 by-polls to 10 assembly and four parliamentary constituencies shows that people have generally voted for the ruling parties in their respective states.
The Confederation of All India Traders said small and medium businesses were severely impacted, and appealed that they be authorised to accept at least one higher denomination note from consumers with KYC details.
FIR Against Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad a Clear Case of Vendetta Politics, Say Civil Society Members
Eminent citizens have unequivocally condemned the Bastar police’s efforts to frame academics and political activists in the murder of a tribal villager.
The government’s changing stance on some of the concerns of the military, like the implementation of OROP, has fuelled opposition against the saffron party.
The meeting, called ‘The idea of a university’, was hosted by the left-wing student group All India Students Association (AISA) at the arts faculty at Delhi University’s north campus.
Attacks by state-sponsored vigilante groups have increased in the last week after the CBI reported to the Supreme Court about police excesses in Chhattisgarh.
The organisers claim that they were instructed to either cancel the event or disinvite Ayyub, who was meant to be the chief guest.
The alliance could disrupt the existing political equations and force the BJP and BSP to draw alternative strategies.
An insignificant leader even among the Brahmins and with hardly any mass support, Bahuguna might end up being the biggest loser in the game of political soccer ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election early next year.
Mamata Banerjee’s high handedness and the Sangh parivar’s amplified efforts to encourage communalism may soon take over the historically harmonious state.
While the Centre has praised Chhattisgarh for its implementation of MGNREGS, Khushwaha has exposed how the state government glosses over evident failures.
As the BJP’s attempts to forge caste coalitions in poll-bound states seem to be failing, it has gone back to its age-old Hindutva campaign by whipping up a military frenzy.
“What RSS promotes is fantasy not history….There is nothing common between history and such mythology.”
In conversation with The Wire, Majhi talks about his life, his village economy and how none of the government relief schemes reach his village.
As attacks and arrests increase in the name of gau raksha, this Muslim community in Rajasthan is on the run.
As the recent controversy at Jhajjar shows us, university management often gloss over the obvious prejudices against Kashmiri students.
The right-wing student group has demanded that students and teachers who staged Draupadi at the Central University of Haryana be arrested.
The BJP government in Chhattisgarh, led by chief minister Raman Singh, allegedly purchased an AgustaWestland helicopter at an escalated price.
In conversation with Asaduddin Owaisi on his experiences in the recent all-party delegation to Kashmir and how he thinks peace could be restored in the Valley.
Prakash Karat calling the BJP ‘authoritarian’ and not ‘fascist’ is an attempt to assert himself and his group within the party, now considered to be firmly under the control of Sitaram Yechury
The ABVP finished with its worst-ever performance in recent history at JNU, having struggled to retain its traditional voters. Meanwhile, AISA has emerged as a formidable party at DU.
A glaring disconnect with students and issues of education has forced NSUI and ABVP to turn DUSU polls into a game of money and muscle-flexing.
Academics are worried that NBT’s decision to discontinue printing Chandra’s book, Communalism- A Primer, signals an authoritarian regime settling in.
Testimonies provided by Christians to a fact-finding team show a surge of communal attacks – threats, violence and persecution – against the community.
The Supreme Court’s order returning land to the farmers comes at a time when the Trinamool Congress needed a political boost.
Congress and the Left Front fear that helping the US military, even logistically, would draw India into wars that the US is fighting in Asia Pacific and West Asia.