The First Information Report lodged by the Delhi police at Maurice Nagar PS on the Ramjas violence bears little resemblance to the written complaints the victims filed.
The Wire Staff
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
The man behind the shooting, Adam W. Purinton, apparently claimed that he thought the two men were Middle Eastern and has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Amid debates about higher education, The Wire republishes a letter written in solidarity for JNU with over 400 signatories from across India and the world.
The BJP, which frequently speaks out against opponents fielding candidates accused of sexual assault, is facing yet another crisis in its own ranks.
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
A day after Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were not allowed to speak at Ramjas college, clashes between protesting students from opposing sides continued.
During 2016, ISRO signed cooperative agreements with the French, Emirati, Japanese, American, Vietnamese, Afghan and Russian space agencies, and the US Geological Survey.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
India’s response came after the 28/11 mastermind was added to the fourth schedule of Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act, placing limits on his movement.
Patanjali Yogpeeth, Baba Ramdev’s flagship project, is one of India’s largest yoga institutes. Its purpose is to practise, research and develop yoga and ayurveda, as well as manufacture ayurvedic medicines.
The cuts made by the Indian Censor Board amount to 53 seconds in total and excise crucial elements of the film – including two sex scenes.
The state government, however, termed the allegations of corruption against senior leaders and politicians made by the former chief minister in his suicide note as “totally baseless, false and without any evidence.”
Several outlets have been critcised for revealing the name of the actor and ‘misreporting and sensationalising’ the incident.
Abid Hussain Khan and Tanvir Hussain had first been denied visas on January 30 and told that the reason behind the rejection was “current policies.”
As TN assembly speaker P. Dhanapal was pushed and shoved in the commotion created by DMK MLAs, assembly marshals stepped in and safely escorted him out.
Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of The Wire, and Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, discuss the controversy over army chief Bipin Rawat’s comments on Kashmir.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
NASA Dawn data has revealed the presence of substances on Ceres’s surface containing the methyl and methylene functional groups. This is an important find.
At the six-party talks hosted by Russia, New Delhi also asserted that it is was to the government of Afghanistan to decide with whom to engage in direct talks.
A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted Mohammed Hussain Fazili and Mohammed Rafiq Shah of all charges while the third accused, Tariq Ahmed Dar, was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail.
FTII says that Gurvinder Singh violated the shooting norms given to him, while Singh says this comes in the wake of his support of a suspended student.
Ending the 10-day impasse in Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami has been invited by the governor to form the government and seek a vote of confidence as soon as possible.
The nation’s foreign currency reserves were depleted after it bought a $140 million bond to pay the GMR group $240 million as compensation for cancelling a contract.
The court was responding to a petition from a Channapatna-based tailor who had raised concerns over the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for PDS.
The external affairs ministry said there was nothing new or unusual about such visits and hence political meanings should not be read into them.
The documentary, Killing for Conservation, shows the consequences of Kaziranga’s conservation success and the impunity enjoyed by the forest guards.
In Madhya Pradesh, a farmer committed suicide when he could not repay loans after his crop failed and he did not receive the insurance that he was entitled to.
The Wire takes you through the history of elections, party politics and power shifts in Uttarakhand.
The Supreme Court has directed Sasikala and two others to surrender to the trial court in Bengaluru and serve the remaining part of their four-year jail term.
The PSLV C37 mission, scheduled for February 15, will deploy 104 satellites into a polar Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth.
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, discusses Sasikala’s conviction and what it means for the state’s politics in a Facebook Live chat.
British band Wild Beasts’ newest video for their song, ‘Alpha Female’ turns the spotlight on Bengaluru’s women skateboarding community.
Sevanti Ninan, Vipul Mudgal and M.K. Venu on what lies behind recent spate of media sackings.
The cases will be registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code along with section 126A and B of the Representation of the People Act.
The stakes in the Mumbai municipal corporation elections are very high for the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
While O. Panneerselvan says V.K. Sasikala is keeping MLAs ‘hostage’, reports say she may go on hunger strike if the governor does not invite her to take the oath of office soon.
Opposition parties are likely to see the Jagran report as not just deliberate defiance of the EC but also an attempt to try and influence UP voters in favour of the BJP even as six phases of the election still remain.
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