Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested a day after ‘stalking’ a woman, but were released on bail within hours.
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In a Facebook post, that has now been deleted, a member of the Barala family shared a photo of DJ Varnika Kundu with two men and implied that she was drunk at the time of the incident.
The stalker was a BJP leader’s son, his victim the daughter of an IAS officer. But the incident which played out in Chandigarh on Friday happens whenever men think they have the right to do as they please with women.
The 1947 Partition Archive’s collection, comprising over 30,000 digital documents and photographs collected from 12 countries in 22 languages, will be released beginning August 10.
Lafiqul Islam Ahmed, president of a minority students’ body and a critic of the state’s BJP-led government, was shot dead on August 1.
The People’s Democratic Party, the BJP’s ally in the state, and the National Conference have spoken out strongly against the Centre’s call for ‘larger debate’ on the future of Article 35A.
The role of emperor Akbar in revised history textbooks has been reduced to just three lines, with all focus now on Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha empire.
The HRD ministry will file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error.
Australian lawmakers born in another country have to ensure that they were not dual nationals at the time of their election.
Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago.
BJP’s state executive committee Bhuwar Ojha said they were not going to hold protests now as they should not be protesting against their “own government now”.
The Registrar General has directed all states and Union Territories to ensure compliance by the registration authorities concerned and send a confirmation on or before September 1.
The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led UP government’s proposal to rename the station after the Jan Sangh leader in a bid to revive his legacy.
They had been convicted in the case last month, in what RTI activists saw as the backlash of their social justice-related efforts.
The amount is to be deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within two weeks.
On February 22, violent clashes broke out between the ABVP and AISA, who were protesting the cancellation of a seminar where JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were expected to speak.
The Sameeksha Trust responds to criticism that it compromised the editorial independence of the magazine in the face of corporate pressure.
Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government’s changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare.
His sustained emphasis on the methods of science and his trenchant and sustained criticism of Satya Sai Baba, among others, won him many admirers but few co-travellers.
After many questions and differing answers, ‘virgin’ has been replaced with ‘unmarried’ on the IGIMS form.
An Adivasi group in Jharkhand is planning to burn the author’s effigy tomorrow for his ‘negative’ portrayal of Santhal culture.
The meat is believed to have been obtained from an illegal slaughterhouse and has been sent for testing.
Both the Congress and the BJP had opposed the Election Commission’s decision to introduce the NOTA option, saying it went against the constitution.
The dilution of the clause will allow states the right to hold back students in classes V-VIII if they fail in their year-end exam.
While acknowledging that India has reduced troops at Doklam, China has released a 15-page document on the current stand off.
Decision on whether privacy can be considered a fundamental right is likely to come out by end of August.
Vinod Dua talks about the Rajya Sabha, and the possibility of a war with China and its implications for India.
The BJP has also opposed the use of the NOTA option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.
The former editor of EPW has been accused of undermining the review process at the journal, promising higher payments to his close associates, and making inappropriate and sexist comments at the workplace.
India is a Hindu Rashtra, according to the ‘syllabus’ for an exam that 9000 schools will administer, and Vivekananda spoke in Chicago as a representative of ‘Hindutva’, not Hinduism.
Vishal Rana is the 14th person to be given bail among the 18 accused of killing Mohammad Akhlaq.
Vinod Dua discusses how Indians named in Panama Papers have faced little scrutiny even as Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has been forced to resign for the same, and reads out an open letter that 114 veterans of the Indian armed forces have written to Modi.
The committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, will also suggest a draft data protection bill.
At the event, also attended by Bhutan’s ambassador to India, a senior Chinese military officer said there were “new complexities” in China’s ties with India.
The state human rights commission had on July 10 directed Jammu and Kashmir to pay Dar Rs 10 lakh as compensation.
In a statement, the party has clarified that the sudden increase in Amit Shah’s assets is due to the properties he inherited after his mother’s death in 2013.
The clause to granting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes had to be dropped after nearly 30 government MPs were missing from the upper house during the vote.
The Bihar chief minister also said that the opposition had no real agenda and that he had no option but to break his alliance with Lalu because of the corruption charges.
A copy of the letter Mitra has sent to Deepak Nayar and D.N. Ghosh, head trustee and managing trustee respectively, of the Sameeksha Trust (which publishes EPW) about the recent resignation of its editor, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.