Though Sangh leaders justify the mass killing of Muslims in private, this is perhaps the first time someone from the RSS has openly boasted about the massacre and held it out as something “Hindu society” should take “pride” in.
The Wire Staff
After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh.
‘The jurors were impressed with the amount of work put into her stories through travelling, collecting documentary evidence and cross-checking facts to give authenticity and a humane touch to them.”
In the tenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the racial attack on two Indians in Kansas and Shobhaa De’s tweet about a policeman.
Emails sent by the faculty council reveal that the resignations of those who signed the petition may not be independent decisions, as the administration has claimed.
The CID arrested BJP women’s wing leader Juhi Chowdhury from the Batasia area close to the Indo-Nepal border in North Bengal for her alleged involvement in the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case.
The visit will mark 25 years of diplomatic relations with Israel and will be the first time an Indian leader will skip visiting neighbouring Palestine.
A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
The activist who has fought long and hard for justice for the survivors of Gujarat 2002 speaks to Sidharth Bhatia, founding editor of The Wire, about her newly published memoir.
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has withdrawn from a protest march against campus violence and has decided to leave Delhi.
The incident occurred after the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed the bus into a road divider.
Bastar-based Santosh Yadav had been jailed in September 2015 by the Chhattisgarh police who accused him of having links with Naxals and of involvement in operations against the security forces.
In the ninth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about those trolling Gurmeher Kaur and Arun Jaitley’s speech on the limits to freedom of expression.
Host Jimmy Kimmel did not hesitate in mocking Donald Trump throughout the show, and was joined by several others who made political statements against the US president.
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.
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.
In the eight episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the violence in Ramjas College and the material losses created by demonetisation.
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.
In the seventh episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about nepotism in politics and the cases of Vijay Mallya and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari absconding abroad.
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.
In the sixth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about how stent equipment got cheaper and the Lal Shahbaz mosque in Pakistan.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
In the fifth episode of Jan Ki Baat, talk about the prime minister’s recent remarks and the incident at Jodhpur university.
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.
In the fourth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about media’s India, the BJP IT cell and ISI’s spying racket.
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.