Vinod Dua talks about Nitish Kumar’s alliance with the BJP and RSS pracharak and national executive member Indresh Kumar’s plan to defeat China.
The Wire Staff
Same-sex relations carries the death penalty in 12 states, and in dozens more, homosexual acts can result in a prison sentence up to life.
The Maharashtra government’s lawyer added that privacy wasn’t an exact concept, so couldn’t be treated as a fundamental right yet.
The shortlist will be announced on September 13 and the winner on October 17.
In less than 24 hours, Nitish has returned as Bihar’s chief minister, rekindling an old alliance with the BJP.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Indian Railways, and how little has been done for farmers even as big corporations and insurance companies benefit from relief measures meant for them.
Labour ministry data shows that the national average of placements by employment exchanges in 2015 stood at a mere 0.57%.
A nine-judge constitution bench is hearing arguments in the case on whether right to privacy is a fundamental right.
Modi asked all MPs to hold events similar to last year’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to celebrate Independence Day and the anniversary of the Quit India movement.
Vinod Dua talks about the JNU VC’s request to install a military tank on campus and how funds meant to fight climate change have now been diverted to the GST regime.
The CPI(M)’s central committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is currently discussing if it should elect Sitaram Yechury for a third Rajya Sabha term.
Soneswar Narah alleged that Numaligarh Refinery Limited manipulated the project’s environment impact assessment report, which failed to mention the presence of a proposed reserved forest in the vicinity.
Rescue operations are currently underway.
Kovind is India’s second Dalit president, after K.R. Narayanan.
Ibrahim Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaafari said that there was also no evidence to show that the missing had ever been in Badush jail near Mosul, as Sushma Swaraj has claimed.
On Monday, a no-confidence vote against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed had been previously scheduled, but cancelled last week.
Former Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to M.K. Venu about his meeting with the board of the Sameeksha Trust (which runs the journal) about the Adani article that led to his resignation.
The MP government had been forced to order a judicial probe into the killing of eight suspected SIMI members following their escape from Bhopal Central Jail.
Blocking of military reimbursement to Pakistan for its failure to act against the Haqqani network is in line with trend of the Obama administration to gradually scale down funds to the South Asian country.
In a five-page list of recommendations, the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, headed by Batra, has demanded a host of changes.
The Congress has claimed Sushma Swaraj has misled the families of the missing labourers by saying they were in a jail in Iraq, although the jail appears to have been destroyed three months ago.
“We will create a situation where people will love the nation. And if they don’t, we will force them to love it,” the head of Veterans India has said.
More than 150 academics have questioned the decisions to remove an article on the Adani Group from the EPW website and impose restrictions on the editor.
A combined effort by both the Centre and the states is necessary to implement Acts, especially welfare schemes like the Food Security Act, to ensure people have a better quality of life.
Humans have created eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s. The discarded mass now floods landfills, pollutes oceans and threatens ecosystems, according to a new global analysis.
The incident occurred after the army personnel, who were dressed in civilian clothing, were denied to pass a barricade point set up by the police.
While the NHAI officials have denied any knowledge of the money found in media kits, the incident is being viewed as BJP’s attempt to unethically influence the political narrative in the state.
Vinod Dua discusses the adverse effect of demonetisation on India’s GDP and the labour market, and how public spending on education has been steadily declining.
On Thursday, Swaraj had told Rajya Sabha that India’s position to end the stand-off at Doklam was for both the countries to withdraw their troops.
In today’s edition of #TheWireExplains, Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty and Jahnavi Sen discuss the swearing in of T. R. Zeliang as Nagaland CM and the lifting of blockade in Tripura.
‘India needs clean water, where will I get it? Ramallah? No’, the Indian prime minister reportedly told his Israeli counterpart.
The elements of military school training the PMO wants introduced in regular schools include discipline, physical training and ‘patriotic sentiments’.
In its weekly press briefing the MEA was reluctant to answer whether Bhutan “formally” asked for India’s intervention before Indian soldiers crossed the border.
In the eighty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses Karnataka flag issue and growing instances of silencing dissenting public servants.
Trustees say he acted unilaterally in replying to Adani legal notice; Guha Thakurta says they are not giving the ‘full picture’.
Indian doctors criticise a promising new rotavirus vaccine after inspection of the trial data reveals that although the vaccine reduces diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, it increases diarrhoea of other causes.
The social media post by 59-year-old Manzoor Ahmad allegedly praised the Pakistan army.
Fakhri Hassan Al Issa, however, said that he could not confirm the presence of 39 Indian hostages in Iraq or if they were even alive.
Vinod Dua discusses the stepping down of Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the editor of Economic and Political Weekly and the ongoing discussion on the right to privacy in the SC.
Twenty-nine of the 30 nanosatellites on the PSLV C38 mission belonged to clients from 14 different nations.