Talmiz Ahmad speaks to The Wire about the background and the fallout of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt snapping diplomatic and transportation links with Qatar.
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The TISS administration had issued a circular on May 26 making it mandatory for all students to submit Aadhaar cards to continue their courses.
Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel prize for Literature but only delivered his Nobel lecture on June 5, 2017.
Relations between India and the US continue to prosper, no matter the differences over the Paris agreement, says the minister of external affairs.
Protests have intensified after the Commonwealth Bank decided to fund Adani’s Carmichael mining project.
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces,” the channel said.
Class 12 toppers from last year and this year show similarities that point to a disturbing pattern in Bihar’s education system.
The veteran journalist has been recognised for his immense contribution to journalism.
The CBFC had refused to grant the film a U/UA certificate and cancelled its scheduled telecast, terming the content controversial and unsuitable for children.
A hunt has been undertaken to capture the militants behind the attack.
Vinod Dua talks about the Q4 slowdown in India’s GDP and how Susmit Bose’s rendition of the iconic ‘We Shall Overcome’ came to be.
Modi refrained from answering a question on Russian interference in American elections, saying that the issue didn’t need the perspective of “a lawyer” like him.
As the Supreme Court hears Rajamarthandan’s plea for bail, it may turn out to be a test case for deciding whether an officer could proactively disclose information without violating the requirements of confidentiality.
Last week, Dalit villagers in Uttar Pradesh were given soap, detergent and shampoo to ‘clean’ themselves before chief minister Adityanath came to their village. Poet Asang Wankhede responds to the government’s ‘gifts’.
In his resignation letter, the historian cites instances of conflict of interest.
Goan artist Subodh Kerkar is trying to highlight Gandhi’s contemporary relevance through art, including an app that can create a 3D image of Gandhi on your phone.
The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal has advised the CBFC to reconsider certifying movies that were willing to accept cuts and additions.
Donald Trump said the global accord was “partial” to India and China.
People at the protest apparently mistook the student for a journalist and were angered when he refused to take pictures of the ‘gau rakshaks’ handing out pamphlets.
Global leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to mitigating emissions in light of the US’s volte face, while France, Italy and Germany have said Trump won’t be allowed to renegotiate on the deal’s terms.
Russian president tells reporters India and Russia do not have an exclusive relationship, they can have good ties with the US and Pakistan too.
In the 62nd episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua tracks L. K. Advani’s role in the Babri mosque demolition and Modi’s flagship Digital India programme.
The National People’s Party, the BJP’s ally in the Northeast, has written to Narendra Modi asking that he de-notify the recent directive banning cattle trade for slaughter.
Vinod Dua talks about the recent update in the Babri Masjid demolition case and the status of higher education in India.
Though the text of his judgment drew largely on legal and religious arguments, the judge, while speaking to reporters outside court, cited the supposed celibacy of peacocks as another reason for declaring the cow a national animal.
Disha, whose posters were used as visuals in a Republic TV news piece covering pro-ISIS slogans in DU has demanded an apology for the defamation.
While GDP growth was 6.1%, belying market expectations, gross value added (GVA) growth slowed even more sharply in the fourth quarter to 5.6%. Sectors such as manufacturing and construction also took a sharp hit.
At a recent media briefing, a top State Department official fumbled awkwardly so as not to offend his bosses or a US ally.
Police said several people have been killed by the huge car bomb blast in Kabul in an area close to many foreign embassies and government offices.
R. Sooraj was beaten up brutally by a group in the IIT-M campus after some students held a programme to discuss the Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter.
In the 60th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter and Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign.
Days after media reports indicated that the telecom operator was having trouble with its loan servicing obligations, bank facilities worth Rs 17,356 crore and debt facilities worth Rs 3,630 crore have now been assigned the lowest available rating for corporate debt.
The former finance minister on Monday strongly rejected the allegations made by the CBI in its case against Karti Chidambaram.
The state BJP leader Bernard Marak said that the party would instead regulate the price of beef and other meats to make it more affordable for the poor.
The company’s shares plunged as much as 20% on Monday on the back of a $150-million fourth-quarter loss and after a media report said that at least 10 lenders had classified its loans as SMA1 or SMA2.
Humans either accidentally imported the ladybird from different locations or deliberately introduced it into certain ecosystems so the bug could invade them and displace other nuisance-bugs.
“The hut leaks when it rains, and we have to seek shelter in the corners of the hut all night. We don’t have any money to buy a tarpaulin,” said Keshri Devi, adding, “the two bars of soap are not going to last forever.”
On narrow nationalism, why minorities, especially Muslims, must be made to feel safe in India, and the need to replace the short ‘jhadoo’ with a long-handled broom.
While experts have raised doubts over the legality of such a demand, film-makers Khusboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla are determined to fight against the CBFC’s request to get permission from Modi and other senior politicians.
Political leaders in Kerala and industry associations for buffalo meat exporters have slammed the move, saying that the move will destroy a sector that employs thousands of people.