In the 40th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the hype around triple talaq and Forbes magazine listing Mumbai and New Delhi in their list of 5 most polluted cities in the world.
The Wire Staff
Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi defended the Indian army’s use of Farooq Ahmed Dar as a human shield in Beerwah, Kashmir, by saying that “peculiar situations require peculiar measures”.
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
Since 2015, about 12 people have died due to cow vigilantism while the government and police remain a mute witness to such events.
The Gandhi-Luthuli Salt March commemorates the beliefs and legacies of two leaders who believed in the principles of nonviolence and peace.
In a report to the apex court on cow protection, the Centre has suggested that each cow and its progeny should get a ‘Unique Identification Number’.
Architects and museums from across the world had written to the government asking that the buildings be preserved for their architectural importance.
A group of concerned citizens have criticised the Centre’s use of excessive military power in Kashmir and urged it to initiate political dialogue to end violence in the Valley.
IAS officers of the 1968 batch have petitioned Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, demanding that the gau rakshaks responsible for Pehlu Khan’s death be arrested at once.
A senior journalist who encountered the victims at the metro station questioned why the policemen at the scene did not intervene on behalf of the victims.
Envoys of several countries including the US and UK as well as the UN have called for a thorough investigation into the murder.
Activists have said that the government’s rehabilitation efforts in Bawana are inadequate and that precautionary measures weren’t taken after a very similar fire four years ago.
Protesters demand an updated voters’ list as per the sixth schedule of the constitution before the next autonomous council polls are held.
In the thirty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the centre opposing the PIL seeking ban on convicted politicians from contesting polls, and the decision to ban the use of red beacons on cars.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, in conversation with Leena Menghaney from Doctors Without Borders India.
Various former judges believe that rejecting post-retirement appointments on the basis of Intelligence Bureau inputs is discouraging and troubling.
Previously part of Hollande’s camp, Macron has built a party machine from scratch and is a favourite to win France’s presidential election this spring.
A group of Kashmiri students in Chitorgarh’s Mewar University were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by locals.
The other winners are a Russian LGBT activist and a Turkish digital research organisation.
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh members who attacked Ratnakar Gaikwad had alleged that he was responsible for the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar, Mumbai.
The banners were put up by a little-known political group headed by Amit Jani, who had threatened to kill Kanhaiya Kumar last year.
In reversing a Himachal Pradesh high court order, the Supreme Court is saying that not only must justice be done and seen to be done but it must also be … understood.
In light of the recent developments, The Wire brings you a timeline of events of the 1992 incident and its immediate aftermath.
At stake: can freedom of speech and expression be restricted on grounds other than those explicitly identified in Article 19(2) of the constitution?
Dangwimsai Pul says she has not received any response to her request seeking an appointment with the prime minister to discuss a probe into the contents of her husband’s suicide note.
In the thirty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about President Pranab Mukherjee’s acceptance of most of the recommendations made in the ninth report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation’s Youth In India-2017 survey.
Founding editor of The Wire M.K. Venu interviews Ashish Khetan, senior spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party and chairman of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi about Vijay Mallya’s arrest and the fight against corruption in big business.
The fresh notices issued by the journal detail that N.K. Sahoo had duplicated “several figures and portions of text” from his previous works, an accusation that has been made against him repeatedly at BARC.
In a recent discussion in Washington, the chief economic adviser talked on Aadhaar failure rates, pushing Universal Basic Income forward and how demonetisation’s popular response humbled him.
Raajje TV has been charged under the Maldives’ new and tougher defamation law, which the international community has described as posing a threat to the media, opposition and freedom of speech.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
In the thirty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the current situation in Kashmir and Pew Research Center’s report on religious hostilities.
Harjit Singh Sajjan’s remarks come a week after the Punjab chief minister accused him of being a “Khalistani sympathiser”.
The extradition process of the liquor baron from the UK, who owes Indian banks over Rs 9,000 crore, will begin now that he has been produced in a UK court and granted bail.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken expressed astonishment at the development, especially since Lovely was campaigning for the party even last night.
Several civil society groups came together to demand justice for Pehlu Khan and called for the arrest of those responsible for killing him and injuring four others.
A part of the agenda for his visit will be to finalise the memorandum of understanding, which will be like a umbrella deal for a number of major infrastructure projects.
The move comes days after Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh resigned from the state government citing ‘interference’ to his authority.
Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra is a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, where courts martial are appealed. But his tweets raise questions about his impartiality.
Crucial events over the last month, which will decide the fate of the beleaguered $16-billion mining project, have sparked a surprising amount of pro-Adani tweets.