“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.”
The Wire Staff
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.
In the fifty-ninth episode of Jan Gan Man ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about how the government and TV anchors are making a spectacle of the military and the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
In episode 58 of ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Vinod Dua talks about the increasing prevalence of fake news and the government’s promise of building 109 smart cities by 2022.
In a major speech on the challenges facing the Indian media today, President Pranab Mukherjee highlights the importance of journalists asking questions of those in power.
Publishers in India have written repeatedly to the International ISBN Agency to complain about the many problems they have been facing in obtaining ISBN numbers.
In the fifty-seventh episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the long wait for justice for the victims of Hashimpura massacre of 1987 and reviews the current status of Modi government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Activists allege Metro authorities are trying to save time and costs and hacking down trees all over the city
The report, written by an inspector general, substantiates doubts that several locals and student bodies had held over encounter killings in Assam.
The actor Paresh Rawal and his supporters in the BJP and on social media say he was reacting to Arundhati Roy’s recent comments on Kashmir. But she never even made them in the first place.
A collection of poems written about cities under attack, about loss, hope and resilience.
Two senior police officers have been suspended and 30 have been arrested in connection with the violence.
In the fifty-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in support of Bhim Army, and takes stock of the status of public healthcare in India.
Anoo Bhuyan from The Wire speaks to the CEO of BBC Global News Jim Egan on why fake news is on the rise and how to counter it.
An NIA special court found the 14 guilty of diverting government funds to buy arms to carry out attacks on security forces between 2006 and 2009.
While Nandan Nilekani praised Sharma for his apology, others thought it was far from enough after he had abused those raising serious concerns about Aadhaar.
While Podiyam Panda told the high court he would like to stay with the police and not with his family, activists allege he has been tortured by the police to give false statements.
The activists have alleged that “the concerned investigating officer of the said case has gone missing after the submission of the final report.”
Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani contended that he had acted with his client’s consent, prompting the finance minister to file a separate defamation case.
While a BJP spokesperson distanced himself from Rawal’s comments, activists and opposition politicians have condemned his statements.
A Delhi-based group of ‘concerned citizens’ calls for a peaceful Ramzan and a non-violent, dialogic solution to the prolonged Kashmir conflict.
Two people have been arrested so far after mobs turned violent on believing rumours about child lifters.
In episode 55 of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the practice of triple talaq and job losses in Narendra Modi’s term as prime minister.
Disappointed With ‘Weak’ Arguments, Ruling: How Pakistan Reacted to ICJ Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
“We based our case on jurisdiction and it proved weak.”
In the fifty-fourth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the recent IT raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s associates and CBI raids on the homes and premises of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram. He also discusses how small and medium enterprises are suffering because of bad debts by big defaulters.
“Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings.”
“The acts alleged by India are culpable of falling under the Vienna Convention guaranteeing the right to communicate and have access to consular access rights,” the ICJ said.
The International Court of Justice on Thursday stayed Pakistan’s execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Siddharth Varadarajan explains why.
Pudiyam Panda will be free to go home with his family if he wants, the high court in Bilaspur said in its habeas corpus order on Thursday.
Company says that no payment or credit card data has been stolen or leaked.
In the 53rd episode of Jan Gan Man ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the successes and failures of the BJP-led government and the predicted major layoffs in the IT sector.
In conversation with Jayant Krishna, COO of the National Skill Development Corporation, on the effects of Narendra Modi’s Skill India mission.
The stylish politician will have to fight a formidable array of opponents who have entrenched support bases
In the 52nd episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about why India should have joined the One Belt One Road, and the political dishonesty in all Indian parties.
The police has faced the wrath of the court several times in this case for the manner in which it has been carrying out the probe and the slow progress.
Special teams also raided the premises of Chidambaram and INX’s Indrani and Peter Mukherjea over irregularities in manner in which FDI approval was granted.
A total of at least 14 locations in Chidambaram’s home city of Chennai were searched by the CBI.
Arguments centred on question of urgency, and the status of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations