‘Has there ever been a more dignified and lauded end to a national newspaper editing career?’ asks Dominic Ponsford at the beginning of his fascinating interview with Alan Rusbridger, the highly respected and much loved Guardian editor who stepped down on May 29 after 20 years at the helm of […]
The Wire Staff
Ten must-reads from the past week on The Wire
New Delhi: Twenty soldiers were killed and 11 others injured when their convoy was ambushed by members of an insurgent group in Chandel District in Manipur on Thursday morning. The soldiers killed were from a team of the 6 Dogra Regiment that was on a Road Opening Patrol (ROP), as part of […]
David Mumford, professor emeritus at Harvard University and a winner of the Fields Medal, has written to the Director of IIT-Madras expressing his shock at the de-recognition of APSC
Almost all the Aadhaar numbers issued till date – 99.97 per cent – have been issued to people who already had at least two existing identification documents
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan has removed eggs from mid-day meals served to tribal children in three anganwadi centres in the state
From the earliest known textile fragments to contemporary fashion, from ceremonial banner to contemporary saris, from sacred temple hangings to a spectacular tent used by Tipu Sultan, the Fabric of India will showcase approximately 200 objects made by hand
Earlier in the day, a smaller quake measuring 3.8 had struck near Sakai, on the island of Honshu, followed by a 4.7 quake that struck 135 km southeast of Itoman
Local authorities discovered they had never given permission for the Gandhi statue, while the bar had a proper license.
One of the country’s leading academic institutions has ‘derecognised’ a student group that had been organising discussions on campus that took a critical view of the Modi government’s policies
A few weeks ago, the Bangladeshi Cabinet approved a proposal to lower the minimum age of marriage for girls to 16, raising concerns from civil society organisations in the country.
Swedish newspaper editor says the Indian ambassador asked him to excise all references to Bofors before publishing the interview
Film maker Kombai Anwar’s search for the roots of his community of Tamil Muslims led to the making of Yaathum, which just won an award at the Houston Film Festival.
‘It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country,’ Sartaj Aziz said.
High Courts are stepping in to re-examine death sentences by invoking grounds recently suggested by the Supreme Court.
A copy of the legal opinion given by Gopal Subramanium, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, about the legal status of the NCT of Delhi under the Constitution of India and the Government of NCT of Delhi Act, 1991
The move adds some crucial credibility to bitcoin, whose value briefly breached the $1,000-mark in late-2013 before sagging into the $200s by 2015 thanks to flagging interest and initial overestimates of its adoption
In which the former ASG answers inter alia whether the LG has the power to directly appoint a Chief Secretary, and bypass the CM and ministers and give direct instructions to Secretaries.
Parties like the DMDK and PMK increasingly feel they have no option but to play second fiddle to the DMK and even perhaps ally with it.
Tweet by former Afghan intelligence chief sees “massive symbolism” in transplant surgery that a disabled Afghan soldier just underwent in Kochi
The message of Piku This refers to Samina Motlekar’s piece on Piku. I am one of those common people who go to find entertainment in a cinema. Samina’s social analysis may be spot on, but if I were to look for such deep meaning in everything I […]
The widening of a massive crack running across Larsen B will cause it to break apart a few years from now – into hundreds of icebergs that will float off into the sea
The photos provide a fascinating glimpse into the quotidian lives of the Chinese people, a far cry from the shining glass towers of the cities that have come up in the last few decades
The Congress apparently does not intend to be saddled with the reputation of being the party that let Jayalalithaa off the hook in a corruption matter
Asked by The Wire whether there would a response from Rashtrapati Bhavan to the CPIL’s charge that the President had lobbied for a job on behalf of Santosh Reddy, a presidential official said, ‘No’.
Questions Indian diplomats are asking include how did the terrorists enter the guesthouse? Did they receive help in scaling the walls? And how was the guest list for the concert compromised?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held summit-level talks in Xi’an on Thursday — their second such interaction in around nine months — and discussed ways to strengthen “trust” and maintain peace on border between the two countries, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told reporters. He said […]
Indian industry has complained about market access and non-tariff barriers before all bilateral summits in recent years without the situation in China changing
Rating of Indian shares cut to “underweight” from “overweight”, as markets are “over-owned at a time when earnings are expected to slow”
Thanks to the reprieve, Hindi films can still show a postman cycling up to someone’s home in a village and saying, ‘Aapke liye Bambai se money order aaya hai’…
Within over a year of appointing committees to study Uttarakhand’s hydroelectric projects and then getting their recommendations further reviewed by other committees, the Union Environment Ministry has, yet again, retracted from its earlier stand
A second major quake struck Nepal at 7 am on Tuesday morning – forcing the country, and the global community, to reckon with the possibility that the worst is not over.
In UN debate, India also expresses concern over disproportionate use of force by law enforcement agencies in US
Proposed changes violate right to equality, and will make it harder for young offenders to be rehabilitated, child rights activists say
Auditor pulls up Department of Telecom for causing loss of thousands of crores by favouring, failing to impose fines on private operators
In a decision of enormous significance for Tamil Nadu and indeed for politics in the rest of India, the Karnataka High Court has acquitted J. Jayalalithaa, former Chief Minister of the state, of all charges in the disproportionate assets case against her.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for the central and state governments to work together as “Team India” in order to solve national problems.
Construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya was among the promises made by BJP in its election manifesto which it had released in the run up to last year’s General elections.
Samajwadi leader Ram Gopal Yadav has said no merger would be possible before the Bihar Assembly polls but the President of the Janata Dal (U) Sharad Yadav immediately contradicted him.
The RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’, in its editorial titled “The un-civil intervention’, questioned whether the United States would allow violations by so-called non-profit and non-political NGOs in their own country.